Opinion  /  Published 18.08.19

Birdie, birdie, kee gall hai?

Or, translated from Punglish, whatever’s the matter, birds? The answer, traditionally, in Engjabi, used to be: Sirdie,Sirdie,SeagullHai.But never mind, those were the days. Days when we used to...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Books  /  Published 02.08.19

The sense of horrified familiarity

In a room of antiseptic white, six women file in to sit symmetrically around a cot. On this lies another woman, face down, motionless, a towel draped over her middle. An assistant with a notepad hands...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Opinion  /  Published 23.02.20

Birds are dying, and dying fast

The skies are falling silent. The State of India’s Birds 2020 — a study jointly produced by 10 organizations with the help of citizen bird-watchers — has revealed that over a fifth of India’s ...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.19

Tiger den in Bengal earns bird stripes

Avian aficionados came out with flying colours at a bird festival in the Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) last week, spotting over 200 species.The count at Buxa — known as a “paradise” for ornithologist...
By Our Correspondent in

West Bengal  /  Published 25.12.18

Winged guests bring cheer

It was a chirpy Christmas morning at Santragachhi Jheel as around 3,000 birds, many of them from across the Himalayas, flew down to the just-cleaned water body, much to the delight of birdwatchers.No...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.18

Alipore bird deaths are shameful

Sir — It is clear that negligence, incompetence and lack of proper infrastructure are the reasons behind the death of 53 exotic wild birds in quarantine who were confiscated from smugglers (“Saved...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 24.11.18

Lal pads up for birds’ haven

Cricketer Arun Lal, who is among the nature lovers who have pooled funds to clean up Santragachhi Jheel, lent a hand on Saturday morning in removing water hyacinths from the sprawling lake in Howrah d...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.20

Crucial test

Sir — The hearing of the case regarding Julian Assange’s extradition from the United Kingdom to the United States of America on charges of spying has thrust the controversial whistle-blower into t...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 18.02.20

‘Rapid urbanisation’ hits bird numbers

Some of the birds labelled as “high concern” in a report released at a UN conference in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on Monday could be seen in Calcutta even a few years ago, birdwatches have said.The Fi...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 28.01.20

Wing-command cheer at dam

A joint survey by Deoghar forest wing and Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) on January 15 has recorded over 7,000 migratory birds from central Asia at the scenic Sikatiya dam in Deoghar. The exer...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur


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