Jagadish Chandra Bose
Calcutta  /  Published 31.12.20

Rose garden at Botanic in full bloom

By Anasuya Basu in Shibpur

Calcutta  /  Published 30.12.20

Murder near Indian Botanic Garden gate

A 40-year-old real estate businessman and local Trinamul Congress leader was shot dead near gate number 3 of the Indian Botanic Garden on Tuesday, triggering violence. Police deployed Rapid Action For...
By Our Special Correspondent in Howrah

Calcutta  /  Published 03.11.20

Kite strings hurting trees

“These weeds grow very quickly and send shoots down. In no time they cover the entire bark and branches of the tree and cover the canopy. If they continue to cover the canopy, the tree will die ...
By Anasuya Basu in Howrah

Calcutta  /  Published 29.07.20

Giant grandpa back on feet

The “wish tree” is back on its feet in the Indian Botanic Garden. The over 100-year-old Baobab tree, also known as Kalpavriksha, that was uprooted by Cyclone Amphan on May 20 was replante...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.07.20

Indian Botanic Garden plants mangroves

The Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, is planting 1,000 mangrove saplings along the Hooghly to protect the riverbank lining the 234-year-old garden premises. It is a continuation of last year’s pl...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 28.06.20

Calcutta’s ageing gentlemen

Last month’s super cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction that is not likely to be forgotten in a long time. Nature’s fury went wreaking wrath everywhere, slamming, strangling, decimat...
By Paromita Kar in Una

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.18

When love of nation and science thrived together

One of the problems with history is not how it is written but how it is perceived. Time adds a certain sense of melodrama and stereotype to events. History then acquires a grandeur, a stark monumental...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

Culture  /  Published 24.11.18

Tribute to Bose, who proved plants have life

It all began when Peter V. Minorsky, a botanist and professor at Mercy College in the US, got in touch with Das earlier this year. Minorsky wanted to know about the groundwater composition in the Coll...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Storm strikes 270-year-old

Cyclone Amphan did not spare the 270-year-old Great Banyan Tree in the Indian Botanic Garden in Shibpur, Howrah.Wednesday’s cyclone ravaged its old prop roots leaving a gaping hole in the northwest ...
By Anasuya Basu in Howrah

West Bengal  /  Published 30.11.19

AI and India’s scientific tradition

On the 161st birthday of Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose, a memorial lecture in his name paid tribute to the lesser known history of the computational aspects of Indian scientific tradition. Subhash Kak...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta


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