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February 22, 2014

The first Biswa Bangla store opens at Kolkata Airport

The first Biswa Bangla store opens at Kolkata Airport

The first of the `Biswa Bangla` showrooms to be located at Kolkata Airport was been inaugurated today by the Chief Minister of West Bengal through remote control, at a public function in Raidighi.

It will be thrown open to the public from 26th February; anyone can visit the store and buy everything best that Bengal has to offer, all under one roof.

“The Biswa Bangla store brings to you Bengal`s heritage and products with GI. It will provide wider markets within and outside India to the State`s artisans, weavers, micro and small entrepreneurs” wrote the Chief Minister on her Facebook page.

The huge array of items available the store would include:

Food and sweets:

  • Rice – Tulai Panji, Organic Govindo Bhog, Organic Radha Tilak and more varities
  • Kasundi , Aam Satta, Goyna Bori, Nalin Gur,Patali Gur
  • Honey from Sunderban, Malda,
  • TEA – Darjeeling 1st Flush, 2nd Flush, Organic.
  • SWEETS – Rassogolla, Pantua, Shaktigarh Langcha, Joynogorer Moa, Bardhaman Sitabhog and Mihidana, Misti doi, Nalin gurer sandesh, Krishnanagorer sharbhaja&sarpuria, Naru, Pattisapta, Kalimpong Cheese
  • SAREES – Jamdani, Shantipuri, Muslin, Dhanekhali, and many more.
  • Scarves, Chunni ,Shawls, Kurta, kurtis, Shirts, Dhoti, salwars, pants, churidars, dresses – all designed at the Design Facilitation Centre of Tantuja and made of handloom and Khadi textile of the state.
  • HOME Items – Gamcha, Towels, bed-sheets in plain and Batik , bed-cover in khes, Katha & Batik, pillow cover, Cushion Covers, Napkins, mats , table cover, Katha light Blanket, Sheetal pati – all made by our traditional artisans and weavers.


  • Shola
  • Dokra
  • Conch shells
  • Ceramics
  • Terracotta
  • Paintings = Kalighat Pat, Tribal Patachitra
  • Masks = Chhau , Wooden masks
  • Leather = Santiniketan products

Movies, Music & Books

  • Satyajit Ray Omnibus
  • Mrinal Sen Omnibus
  • Ritwik Ghatak Omnibus
  • Uttam-Suchitra Omnibus
  • Special Biswa Bangla Music Pack = Mahisasur Mordini, Folk , Rabindra Sangeet Bangla & Hindi, Nazrul geeti, Atul Prasad, ,Shyama sangeet, Keertan , Adhunik ,Hindustani Classical
  • Music CDs of West Bengal Government