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

Places  /  Published 14.04.22

Jatar Deul horse race: Inexperienced riders, uneven tracks and unbridled fun

Getting there Train: Sealdah (South) – Mathurapur Road (Time: 90 minutes) Auto: Mathurapur Road – Raidighi (Time: 45 mins) Motor van: Raidighi – Kankandighi (Time: 30 mins) Pl...
By Rangan Datta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.09.21

Rain and tides flood Mousuni island

A spring tide, coupled with incessant rain, caused breaches to numerous earthen dykes and contributed to widespread flooding for the second consecutive day on Wednesday in and around Mousuni Island. ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

Calcutta  /  Published 26.05.21

Yaas: Sunderban rivers swell, people shifted

By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.05.20

100km on cycle to Namkhana

A man cycled close to 100km from Behala to Namkhana, near the spot where Cyclone Amphan had made landfall, because he could not contact his children back home after the storm.Gopal Bhuniya, a cook at ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.05.19

HS exam results: Engineering dream uncertain in funds want

His father drives a mechanised van to ferry paddy to the market. His home in Gosaba village did not have electricity till a few months ago and Animesh Bhunia had to study in candlelight whenever he we...
By Subhankar Chowdhury


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