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November 27 2021

Why Bengali sportswomen are indebted to these men

The names of Nilmoni Das and Janki Das may be forgotten today, yet they played a critical role in drawing Bengali women to the sporting arena

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 19 2021

'Golondaaj' is a new film based on the life of the 'Rockstar of Football’...

Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari's inspiring life story hits the silver screens

By Saheli Mitra

September 20 2021

Daily wage earner’s son from Bongaon becomes ‘Scorer’ at IPL: Meet Ta...

Tanay Panti is a professional electronic scoreboard monitor


September 07 2021

Olympia Sporting House -- Oldest Javelin shop of India still runs at Bowbaz...

This heritage sporting equipment shop has been manufacturing javelins for more than a century now.


September 06 2021

Lozenge Mashi of Maidan – Jamuna Das and her love for soccer

A GB exclusive with Jamuna Das, a household name in the city’s footballing circles


August 26 2021

Two boys from Darjeeling put Bengal on the Racing Map of India

They are all set to represent Bengal at the upcoming Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship in Chennai


August 05 2021

Gifted Athlete Ila Mitra was tortured in jail instead of sprinting at 1940 ...

The story of missed Olympian Ila Mitra’s struggle is one for the books indeed


July 29 2021

Celebrating Coochbehar on Mohun Bagan Day! Why, though?

Mohun Bagan Day is celebrated on July 29

By Suman Sadhu

July 29 2021

Bengal’s ‘Arjun’ Atanu Das defeats 4-time Olympic medalist at Tokyo O...

Today, Das defeats 4-time Olympic medalist, Korea’s Jinhyek OH in a shoot-off


July 24 2021

A spectacular comeback for Bengal's Sutirtha Mukherjee

Sutirtha Mukherjee won her debut match at the Tokyo Olympics, beating Sweden's Linda Bergström

By Information Desk

July 08 2021

The ‘Maharaja’ of Indian cricket – Sourav Ganguly

Dada’s Dadagiri on and off field has always attracted all

By Information Desk

July 07 2021

The quiet passing of Bengal’s double Olympic gold medallist

Keshav Chandra Dutt has left us far more quietly than he should have

By Information Desk

July 02 2021

From Jhargram to Tokyo Olympics! Pranati Nayak, India’s lone gymnast from...

Pranati Nayak is the only other female gymnast from India to qualify for the Olympics after Dipa Karmakar

By Information Desk

June 18 2021

Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting, joint creators of Durand history

Kolkata’s Durand connection began with Mohun Bagan 1oo years ago

By Information Desk

June 12 2021

Soccer sensation Subho Pal from Salkia signed by FC Bayern Munich U-19 team...

Seventeen-year-old Subho Pal is all set to fulfill his dream


May 17 2021

Sangay Sherpa puts Darjeeling’s adventure sports on global map

Thrill seekers have always made Darjeeling their stomping ground

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 24 2021

Far away from the Maidan, the ‘IFA Shield’ comes alive in Harrow

Captaining the two sides will be Chima Okorie and Dipendu Biswas

By Information Desk

March 17 2021

Manohar Aich, the man who hit the gym even at 100!

He took elephants on his chest

By Information Desk

February 19 2021

Isa Guha: First Asian in the England cricket team

A three-time Ashes Winner, Isa Guha is a real inspiration to young female cricketers across the globe


January 15 2021

Remembering Chuni Goswami on his birthday

Way back in 1962, an Indian team led by a young Bengali pulled off a miracle

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 01 2021

Will the new year revive Kolkata’s beloved Cricket League?

Bengal has already hosted a successful T20 challenge earlier in 2020

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 26 2020

Manoj Guha, the man who put Bengal on the world badminton map

As India prepares to join the Olympic badminton qualifiers race, we look back to a forgotten era

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 14 2020

Maradona of Kolkata Maidan

Krishanu Dey’s left foot magic

By Information Desk

November 27 2020

I have never seen anyone like Maradona in my lifetime

Veteran football star Gautam Sarkar on what made Maradona exceptional

By Goutam Sarkar

November 26 2020

My encounter with Diego, the divine

An account of the time I watched, and filmed, Diego Maradona at Italia 90

By Indrajit Sen

November 25 2020

First Indian footballer to play in Europe

Md. Salim from Kolkata proved to be an Asian sensation in Britain

By Shuvra Dey

November 20 2020

He held three automobiles with his bare hands

"Bheem-Bhavani" -- Bengal's Hercules

By Information Desk

October 17 2020

The boy from Kutch who hated working indoors

Veteran journalist Aditi Roy Ghatak remembers her former colleague, the late Kishore Bhimani

By Aditi Roy Ghatak

October 01 2020

Wrestler Gobor Goho defeated world champions but British refused him ‘Joh...

In 1913 he defeated world champ Jimmy Campbell in 1913

By Information Desk

September 23 2020

Sarada Ranjan Ray was called W.G. Grace of India for popularizing Cricket

He was elder brother of Upendra Kishore Roychowdhury

By Information Desk

September 04 2020

India’s badminton stars are awarded, but Jadurberia’s famous shuttlecoc...

The best hand-made shuttlecocks of India come from Howrah

By Shuvra Dey

August 30 2020

Paresh Lal Roy - Father of Indian Boxing, was 1914 Bantamweight champion of...

Trained by famous English coach Billy Childs since age of 10!

By Information Desk

August 25 2020

Wooden polo balls of Deulpur were once exported to UK, US and Australia

What happened to the Polo Ball Makers of Bengal?

By Information Desk

August 15 2020

How a rugby trophy was named after the City of Joy

Rugby may not be a sport familiar to Indians, but one of its most venerable trophies ought to be

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 15 2020

Trailblazer Nilima Ghosh was first female Indian athlete to compete at Olym...

Ghosh- a part of the annals of sports history

By Information Desk

August 15 2020

Rupa Banerjee, the exceptional Table Tennis player of India who none rememb...

She later was the National Champion of Canada

By Saumitra Bose

August 09 2020

Premjit Lall – the star who ruled India’s tennis circuit in the ’70s,...

Saumitra Bose remembers his childhood hero

By Saumitra Bose

August 02 2020

‘Lota’ and ‘Macha’: Bengal’s football legacy

As East Bengal football club celebrates its centenary, a look at how the famed East-Mohan rivalry has evolved

By Information Desk

July 09 2020

Saurav Ganguly-The undisputed leader of Indian Cricket

Maharaja poised to take cricket to its highest level

By Korak Sen

May 09 2020

Bengal’s ‘Shatraj Ke Khiladi’ – Chess Master Moheschunder Bannerjee...

The man who checkmated European masters in the 19th century

By Information Desk

May 01 2020

Soccer king of Maidan --- Chuni Goswami no more

The glamorous player of dribbles

By Information Desk

April 21 2020

Tribute to Abhay Mitra, the master juggler of Joy Baba Felunath

Did you know he was the one who threw the daggers?

By Information Desk

March 25 2020

Eden Gardens offered as a quarantine centre by Sourav Ganguly

Indoor facility and players’ dormitory offered

By Information Desk

March 21 2020

India’s super soccer star, our favourite PK Banerjee is no more!

The soccer player who got the highest FIFA honour!

By Information Desk

March 12 2020

I-League for the green and maroon brigade

Mohun Bagan wins the I-League title

By Information Desk

February 12 2020

Sukanya Run--- A first of its kind marathon in Kolkata

Bidhannagar Police to host a marathon on 16th of February in Kolkata with the aim of creating awareness on the growing need of making this city safe for women

By Information Desk

February 03 2020

Dada’s Dadagiri as ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Sourav Ganguly is the 2nd ambassador in India’s Olympic history

By Information Desk

January 16 2020

Happy Birthday – Legendary soccer player Chuni Goswami

He will be honoured with release of his postal stamp

By Information Desk

November 29 2019

CONGRATS! Suman Das from Siliguri wins prestigious World Title in Bodybuild...

Wins gold at International Federation of Body Building competition

By Information Desk

November 26 2019

Did you know 150 years ago, Kolkata hosted Royal Polo Matches?

From colonial Kolkata, polo passed on to Australia

By Indranil Halder

October 13 2019

Paramita of Birbhum fought poverty to win gold at World Karate Champs.

Paramita Bhattacharya’s parents took loans to send her to Moscow!

By Information Desk

August 28 2019

Going back to the days of Chor Police and Gilli Danda!

Rural games of Bengal had their own charm and fun

By Information Desk

August 26 2019

Remembering ’60s Badminton Sensation from Bengal -- Dipu Ghosh

He was the 4th Badminton Player of India to receive Arjuna Awards!

By Information Desk

August 19 2019

CONGRATULATIONS! Arjuna Award for Swapna Barman! 

Bengal’s athlete Swapna gets one of the highest sports honour of India

By Information Desk

July 14 2019

While India watched World Cup Cricket, Hima Das again made us proud

Invincible Hima Das claims second international gold within a week

By Information Desk

April 09 2019

In this IPL season, hear the tale of a kabaddi captain living in poverty

Sangita was a national player, yet she makes thongas for a living

By Information Desk

November 08 2018

Biggest chess tournament of India starts today in Kolkata

Top world-ranking grandmasters descend on the City of Joy

By Debanjana Saha

January 04 2020

Will Kolkata be soccer star Ronaldinho’s next port of call in 2020? ...

Maidan’s love for football to get a bigger show this year

By Information Desk

November 09 2019

Eden Gardens Buffet with 50 dishes from Ilish to Posto for Bangladesh PM Sh...

Indo-Bangladesh Cricket Match at Eden will be a gourmet delight!

By Information Desk

November 09 2019

Longest serving Mohun Bagan Secretary Anjan Mitra dead

Renowned CA and a Mohun Bagan man at heart and work

By Information Desk

November 01 2019

‘Bharat’ Salman Khan might come to Maidan for East Bengal&rsquo...

What value will the Dabaang star add to Maidan soccer?

By Information Desk

August 04 2019

Kolkata will host India’s Qualifier FIFA Matches in 2022

Good News for the soccer capital of India

By Information Desk

August 03 2019

Gear up for century old Durand Cup, starting today and Bengal plays host! ...

The Soccer cup started by the British to entertain their troops

By Information Desk

July 30 2019

Today in 1911, Mohun Bagan first lifted IFA shield from hands of British

First Indian football club to get status of premier club under British Raj

By Information Desk

July 17 2019

East Bengal Club flags to fly in 100 cities across the globe

Proud moment for the Kolkata soccer club on its centenary year!

By Information Desk

July 11 2019

East Bengal and Mohun Bagan unitedly write a letter to PM

Ghotis and Bangaals join hands to make ISL a happening premier league 

By Information Desk

April 29 2019

Asia’s Pele : footballer Kannan no more

Star player of Maidan who lived in poverty

By Information Desk

April 20 2019

Remembering Krishanu Dey – Maradona of Bengal

Master of magic dribbles and goals

By Information Desk

February 23 2019

Nachiketa coins new song for Mohun Bagan

Tracing the journey of the team’s success

By Information Desk

January 31 2019

Fight of immortal 11 of ‘1911’ Mohun Bagan on celluloid

John Abraham brings legendary film on Mohun Bagan

By Information Desk

January 04 2019

Celebrating 100 years of East Bengal Club

Renowned director Goutam Ghosh makes an in-depth documentary 

By Information Desk

July 28 2018

Mini World Cup of Kolkata starts with city’s top schools

The Debanjan Cup: Keeping the memory of their son alive

By Rohit Sen

July 15 2018

From War to the story of a footballing success

Can India learn from their grit and determination? 

By Rohit Sen

July 06 2018

How was it like to watch Maradona on the field?

Indrajit Sen remembers his tryst with the football legend in 1990

By Indrajit Sen

July 05 2018

Messi is out, but Bengal’s football craze is still on!

World Cup fever and Bengal’s Football Mania in movies

By Information Desk

June 26 2018

Not all fans have written off Messi

Specially-abled artist of Bengal paints Messi portraits with his feet

By Information Desk

June 19 2018

Kolkata once witnessed Peruvian coach Gareca’s skills

Gareca played against the Indian team at Salt Lake Stadium

By Information Desk

November 23 2019

Sharadendu Mukherjee, ex-Indian team cricketer speaks to GB on today’...

When two Bengals will come together and create history

By Information Desk

November 04 2019

First ever day and night test match with pink ball

Bengal to give pink ball experience to cricket fans

By Rohit Sen

October 25 2019

Trio at Eden Gardens next month? Mamata, Modi and Hasina!

The three might grace Indo-Bangladesh cricket match at the Eden Gardens

By Information Desk

October 23 2019

Tracing the rise of Dada’s Dadagiri!

Watch out Sourav Ganguly’s rise to fame

By Information Desk

October 14 2019

BREAKING! Sourav Ganguly to be BCCI president after midnight drama

Kolkata’s Prince of Cricket to get the highest post of Indian Cricket

By Information Desk

August 28 2019

GB Exclusive -- Bengal’s cricketer Rituparna Roy appointed Vidarbha w...

Meet the woman cricketer and coach who led her team to many int’l titles

By Saheli Mitra

August 22 2019

Salute! Bengal cricketer helps India win Disability Cricket T20 Cup!

If Virat Kohli’s team failed, cricketers on prosthetic legs made us proud

By Information Desk

August 08 2019

How good will our Dada Saurav Ganguly fare as Indian cricket coach?

Will Saurav Ganguly be coaching Team India soon?

By Information Desk

July 08 2019

Happy Birthday ‘Dada’ Sourav Ganguly

The Prince of the Lord’s Cricket Ground

By Rohit Sen

February 01 2019

Bengal Cricket Team make great comeback!

Enter final of Nayudu Trophy

By Information Desk

January 30 2019

Jhulan Goswami and Indian team create history in New Zealand

India’s women cricket team has won today!

By Information Desk

August 29 2018

Cricketer Gopal Bose is no more, but his teachings are still alive

Rohit Sen remembers his coach and mentor Gopal Bose

By Rohit Sen

July 22 2018

Why Bengal could not produce many international cricket players?

Steps that can be taken to better cricket facilities of the state

By Korak Sen