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May 29 2023

Septuagenarian curd seller Sameer Bhattacharjee is an inspiration for all: ...

Sameer Bhattacharjee is in full control of his life’s steering

By Shuvra Dey

April 21 2023

Dolly Roy, the first woman tea taster of India, has breathed her last

Dolly’s – The Tea Shop in a corner of South Kolkata’s Dakshinapan Shopping Centre

By Information Desk

April 20 2023

Centurion statistician who worked from Calcutta gets highest International ...

The award, worth $80,000, will be handed over to C.R. Rao at the World Statistical Congress

By Information Desk

March 14 2023

Parimal Ray, the one-man institution linking Kolkata and Calcutta

The octogenarian sees himself as a preservationist rather than a collector

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 28 2023

Rabindranath Tagore's niece controlled their estate on horseback with a gun...

Accomplished women of the Tagore household played important role in the land’s history culture

By Information Desk

January 26 2023

Think you know all about our tricolour? Think again!

Pingali Venkayya is just one of the myths associated with India’s flag

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 21 2023

Kunsang Chhopel: The Man who trains indigenous dogs in the Dooars

Dogs are usually intelligent creatures and can be trained for various purposes

By Information Desk

January 11 2023

A martyr at 19, the man who almost killed Charles Tegart

Gopimohan single-handedly attempted to assassinate Charles Tegart 

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 15 2022

Remembering on her birth anniversary, Ma Sarada – goddess or a mere mothe...

Ma Sarada’s life story remained practically unknown

By Suranjana Mitra

December 03 2022

Khudiram’s love for revolvers as depicted by close aide Hemchandra Kanung...

Kanungo first met Khudiram on one of Medinipur’s quiet roads


November 28 2022

The Bengali scientist whose efforts pioneered India’s midday meal scheme

The genesis of his research lay in the Bengal famine

By Information Desk

November 19 2022

Back when Rev. Lal Behari Dey’s novel won Darwin’s heart

Biologist Charles Darwin reached out to Lal Behari Dey after reading his novel


September 08 2022

The Flag Man of Howrah

The Flagman wishes to build a shrine for Mother India one day

By Information Desk

September 05 2022

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. A tribute to Moth...

Loving and caring soul that is still alive

By Information Desk

August 15 2022

Letters to Remember: Celebrating Rishi Aurobindo’s 150th anniversary thro...

Rishi Aurobindo was one of the first Indians who received education in England

By Information Desk

July 28 2022

Captain Suresh Biswas, the Bengali who became a Brazilian

The legendary Bengali is all but forgotten in the land of his birth

By Information Desk

July 26 2022

Dr Sushovan Banerjee who treated the poor for Re 1 is no more

He was a general physician who had been treating patients for the past 57 years for just Re 1

By Information Desk

July 20 2022

Desmond Doig, the man captivated by Calcutta

Last year marked Doig’s birth centenary

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 22 2022

Bengal's Gita Chandra, India’s first female paratrooper

Gita had para-trooped seven times as part of the training


June 09 2022

Nilima Ibrahim, a pioneer in women emancipation

‘Ami Birangana Bolchhi’ recounts the struggle and survival of the seven rape victims

By Shuvra Dey

May 26 2022

Have we forgotten the legacy of Girindrasekhar Bose?

Regarded as the Father of Asian Psychology, Dr Bose was an institution himself


May 25 2022

Bose of Nakamuraya: How Japan adopted Rashbehari Bose

Bose was born on this day in 1886

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 12 2022

Upendrakishore Raychaudhuri, the boy who refused a zamindari

A tribute on the pioneering polymath’s 160th birthday

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 12 2022

Documenting Bengal’s water craft – exclusive interview with the 'Boatma...

Swarup Bhattacharya has been researching boats for 25 years

By Shuvra Dey

April 11 2022

Nundlal Guin, the architect who built some of Kolkata’s most famous landm...

A look back at one of Bengal’s preeminent architects

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 07 2022

Sukumar Sen, unsung hero of Indian democracy

Next year marks the 6oth anniversary of India’s first CEC

By Information Desk

March 31 2022

Sushil Sen, the teenager who sparked a plot to kill a magistrate

This year marks the 130th birth anniversary of Sushil Sen

By Information Desk

March 25 2022

Saumyendranath Tagore, the Communist of the Tagore household

He is considered one of the pioneers of the communist movement in India

By Information Desk

March 22 2022

Ramnath Biswas, the man with a gypsy soul

The first Bengali Globetrotter who circumnavigated the globe on his bicycle


March 16 2022

Asia’s first human dissection was by a Bengali doctor in colonial Calcutt...

His path-breaking work has opened up a new vista in modern medical studies


March 11 2022

World’s first female language martyr: Kamala Bhattacharya

Remembering the language martyrs of February 21, 1952 and the fight for their mother language

By Simon Roy

March 09 2022

Kamala Bhattacharya: World’s first female language martyr

Remembering the language martyrs of February 21, 1952 and the fight for their mother language

By Simon Roy

March 08 2022

Six Bengali women, and the mountain they named Lalana

In 1970, three women from Kolkata scaled an unknown peak in Himachal

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

February 02 2022

Meet the man who made Alipore Zoo famous worldwide

Ram Brahma Sanyal was the first Indian superintendent of the Zoo

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 07 2022

‘Sarkarism’ – Neo-Socialism introduced by Benoy Sarkar during World W...

Sarkarism was an attempt to endow Indian Social Science with a new method and content


September 27 2021

Rammohan Roy, a feminist ahead of his time

On his death anniversary

By Information Desk

September 11 2021

Theatre Man Kedarnath Dasgupta bridged India & UK through Oriental producti...

A ‘dreamer of peace’, he believed that art and literature could unify all humans

By Shuvra Dey

August 27 2021

Sib Chandra Nundy: The Telegraph Man of India

In 1883, Nundy was awarded with the title of Rai Bahadur

By Shuvra Dey

August 17 2021

Why could Bagha Jatin not be the father of our nation?

How Bagha Jatin almost pulled off an 1857 repeat

By Prithwindra Mukherjee

August 16 2021

Ramakrishna Paramhansa – Man beyond Religion

A beacon of hope for contemporary world

By Anita Bose

August 15 2021

The Prophet of Indian Nationalism

Shri Aurobindo Ghosh’s 149th birth anniversary

By Information Desk

August 15 2021

Bagha Jatin, the freedom fighter who sought to capture Fort William

Thinking of the underrated revolutionary on Independence Day

By Prithwindra Mukherjee

August 07 2021

Kolkata gives Zoological Survey its first woman director

Dr Dhriti Banerjee is a Presidency alumnus

By Information Desk

July 14 2021

Environmental award for Kolkata CP Soumen Mitra

The commissioner is also a heritage conservationist

By Information Desk

July 12 2021

Tagore too had a biographer- Prabhatkumar Mukhopadhyay

Prabhatkumar founded the Rabindra Parichay Sabha

By Mahua Dasgupta

June 24 2021

Kakali Ghosh, the messiah policewoman from Baruipur

Ghosh looks after Anti-Human Trafficking Unit in her sub-division

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

June 08 2021

The man who gave India its first map, and named Meghalaya

In memory of pioneering Bengali geographer S.P. Chatterjee

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 22 2021

Masterda- Remembering him on his birthday

Chittagong Armoury Raid and India's Freedom Movement

By Information Desk

March 15 2021

Jogesh Dutta and his silent, universal art

A profile of India’s foremost mime artist

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 11 2021

Sonamukhi’s Sohini in US-Biden administration

The US President Joe Biden appointed Bengal’s Sohini Chatterjee

By Information Desk

February 12 2021

‘To reach a port we must set sail,’ Sonali Banerjee

Story of India’s first female marine engineer


January 27 2021

Economist Jayati Ghosh appointed by the United Nations to a high-level advi...

Bengali scientist help fight economic challenges in a post-Covid world

By Information Desk

January 15 2021

Are Bengalis 'Army Shy?'

Army veterans give their views on the perception


January 14 2021

Decorated war hero of the Indo-China War 1962

Maj Gen Bejoy Mohan Bhattacharjea who led the force

By Information Desk

January 05 2021

Deviprasad Roychowdhury: The Maverick Sculptor of the Twentieth century

An artist immortalized through Gandhiji’s “Dandi March” sculpture


December 03 2020

Khudiram Bose, a name that still defines martyrdom

On his 132nd birthday, a tribute to the boy who fired a nation’s imagination

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 03 2020

Kolkata’s teacher puts Bengal on international beauty pageant map as Mrs ...

Suparna Mukherjee is the beauty with brains

By Information Desk

September 04 2020

Birbhum’s Mirati will no more have Pranab Mukherjee during Durga Puja thi...

He who believed Bengal is an assimilation of cultures

By Information Desk

September 01 2020

Pranab Mukherjee is no more

The son of Bengal who held India's highest office

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 11 2020

On Mother’s Day, freedom fighter Dinesh Gupta’s last letter to his moth...

What did he write and why did he write a letter to his mother?

By Information Desk

February 23 2020

Krishna Bose is no more! Bengal loses an erudite academician and ex-parliam...

Married to Sisir Bose, she kept Netaji’s legacy alive

By Information Desk