West Bengal  /  Published 18.08.19

August rain quota fulfilled in Calcutta

An almost clear sky and a drizzle or two await the city on Monday as the low-pressure belt made its way towards Jharkhand.The city’s rain count for August had touched 420mm by Sunday morning, around...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 18.08.19

GPRs being used to locate bodies in Kerala

Ground Penetrating Radars were put into use on Sunday to locate bodies at Kavalappara in Malappuram and Puthumala in Wayanad, where massive landslides had wiped out two villages, even as the toll in r...
By PTI in Thiruvananthapuram

West Bengal  /  Published 17.08.19

Met spies heavy rain till evening

Several parts of Calcutta were flooded as it rained through the night on Friday and on the first half of Saturday.The city had received almost 100mm of rain in just three hours on Friday afternoon. Me...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 10.08.19

A vacation in Wayanad without RaGa

Off to Wayanad, I announced. Wayal Nadu in Malayalam means the land of paddy fields. “A very traditional town; carry a couple of saris,” advised a friend. “And get yourself a pair of gumboots, t...
By Swachchhasila Basu in

Travel  /  Published 10.08.19

Monsoon trekking in Maharashtra

If you love the rains and adventure is your middle name, then these monsoon treks are just what you need! Recently, The Telegraph was invited by Countryside Adventure Holidays on a trek with a moderat...
By Ushnota Paul in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.07.19

Calcutta experiences hottest July in 5 years as rain skips

The Celsius clocked 35 degrees on 10 days this month, making it the hottest July in Calcutta in at least five years.The average maximum July temperature in Calcutta is 32.4 degrees, a Met official sai...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 07.07.19

Kharif sowing hit by deficit rains

Area sown under kharif crops was down by 27 per cent at 234.33 lakh hectare amid deficient monsoon rainfall last month, according to the latest government data.However, the sowing operation is expecte...
By PTI in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 17.05.20

A village used to annual lockdowns

“Lockdown” is not a new word for them. For the last 18 years, the residents of border village Tengapani in Tinsukia district of Upper Assam have to go through lockdown from June to September every...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

Food  /  Published 14.09.19

Palmyra fritters during the monsoon

The monsoon may have come late to Calcutta but when it did hit, it made up for lost time with a vengeance. Especially around the Janmashtami weekend; it was raining just like it was supposed to have d...
By Paromita Sen in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.19

Buckets of fun, some learning and a message for all

By Arundhati Bhattacharya in Calcutta


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