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Society / Personality

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

By TTW

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

By TTW

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

By TTW

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

By TTW

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 12 2022

Daughter of Tagore family who controlled estate on horseback with a gun and...

She was the first Indian lady exempted from the operation of the Arms Act

By Information Desk

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

By TTW

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

By TTW

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 26 2021

The Indian tricolour, and the myths behind it

The most widely circulated myth about our flag is that it is based on an idea put forth by Pingali Venkayya

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 15 2021

Are Bengalis 'Army Shy?'

Army veterans give their views on the perception

By TTW

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

By TTW

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

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