News  /  Published 09.02.22

Bravery awards for rescuing tigers in Sunderbans

A dozen people got ‘bravery awards’ on Monday for their role in rescuing tigers that had strayed into villages in the Sunderbans in recent times. At Aranya Bhavan, the ceremony broug...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 03.02.22

Mangrove awareness camps in Sunderbans for teachers, pupils

Saviour from storms, home to a variety of flora and fauna, provider of livelihood and massive carbon sink. Foresters and environment activists explained the many virtues of the mangrove wetlands to s...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 25.01.22

Sunderbans green shield against big cats

A community initiative led by 200-odd residents, mostly women, of Sunderbans’ Kumirmari island, have since January 12 planted more than 10,000 mangrove saplings along their riverbank habitation....
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.22

Green start in Sunderbans

Saplings of mangrove species were planted along the bank of the Raimangal river at Khulna village in Sunderbans on Wednesday. The weeklong plantation drive has been organised by Linde India, a leadin...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri

Travel  /  Published 12.12.21

The other side of Abu Dhabi

Always wanted to visit Louvre in Paris, but haven’t been able to yet, with Covid-19 putting paid to all your plans? Well, there is a Louvre in Abu Dhabi too! The art museum located in Saadiyat ...
By Priyanka Roy 


Books  /  Published 10.12.21

The green roots of civilization

Book: The Heartbeat of Trees Author: Peter Wohlleben, Publisher: Viking Price: Rs 499   Our first introduction to nature is usually through trees. A single tree is impressive, but a forest even ...
By Neha Sinha

West Bengal  /  Published 29.11.21

Mangrove planting brings award to teacher

Umashankar Mondal, 40, had earned the moniker of “mangrove man” among residents of the Sunderbans a long time ago for his unrelenting seedling planting work towards the sustenance and reju...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 11.10.21

IIT students in Sunderbans to plant mangroves

A group of students from IIT-Kharagpur planted 10,000 saplings of mangroves at a village in Satjelia island of the Sunderbans, which had suffered damage during Cyclone Yaas this year in May. For this...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 08.10.21

Street theatre speaks for the mangroves

A theatre troupe from Nadia’s Krishnagar has enlisted the help of local theatre groups for to create awareness among residents of the Sunderbans delta on the need to stop illegal felling of tree...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

Calcutta  /  Published 23.08.21

Women tie rakhis on mangroves

A group of women in the Sunderbans on Sunday tied rakhis on mangrove trees vowing to protect them in the hope that they would in turn get protected from the vagaries of nature such as cyclones. ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta


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