News  /  Published 30.09.22

Why these schoolchildren are the real idols this Puja

The thought of reaching out to people came from what they saw in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan in May 2020 and for a large part of the pandemic. The children saw how NGOs and individuals came to hel...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 07.09.22

Decoding monsoons

Exiled to a desolate monastery, a love-sick yaksha in Kalidasa’s Meghadhuta urges a monsoon cloud to take a message to his lover. Arab sailors in the early eighth century would look up to the sk...
By Manimala Roy

Opinion  /  Published 25.08.22

Damage overstated

Within weeks of the Indian Ocean tsunami on December 26, 2004, I was watching video clips of the event at the Choto Mollakhali market in the Gosaba block of South 24 Parganas. One message that came th...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

News  /  Published 25.07.22

Bid to protect 3,500 hectares of mangroves in Sunderbans delta

More than 3,500 hectares of mangrove plantation have been done in the Sunderbans by the forest department in order to protect the delta from soil erosion as well as storms and cyclones. Large swathes...
By Snehal Sengupta in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.22

on campus to help birds survive

Teachers and students of the geography department at the Mrinalini Datta Mahavidyapith in Birati recently planted saplings of 20 fruit-bearing trees on their campus in a bid to create a food source fo...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta


News  /  Published 05.07.22

Six lakh mangrove saplings planted in Sunderbans

More than six lakh mangrove saplings have been planted in the Sunderbans over the past two years in a drive that aims to preserve the delta’s delicate ecosystem and generate income for women. T...
By Debraj Mitra

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.22

Women’s river voyage for drinking water

Homemakers from 20 families living in the remote Shibrampur village of Namkhana in South 24-Parganas are compelled to cross the Sundarika-Dewaniya river to fetch drinking water as the only tubewell in...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.06.22

CM to start projects in coastal belt

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee will visit East Midnapore in mid-July and is set to inaugurate a slew of development projects in the coastal belt of the district that had been devastated by cyclones Am...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.22

Fewer trawlers take hilsa plunge

High diesel price, coupled with low hilsa catch in the past two years, is weighing heavy on the minds of fishermen as deep marine fishing season resumes on Wednesday. Only some 4,000 of 8,000 trawler...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

News  /  Published 03.06.22

Long waiting period forces Salt Lake councillors plan tree trim

Several councillors have decided to stop waiting for the corporation’s tree-trimming hydraulic ladders and instead hire labourers themselves to climb up and do the needful before the imminent mo...
By Snehal Sengupta


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