News  /  Published 10.08.22

Farmers in West Bengal turn their homes into homestays

Prankrishna Maity and his wife from Ramnagarabadh village in Patharpratima in the Sunderbans, South 24-Parganas, have raised a brick and mortar two-storey house. In the surrounding space, they grow bo...
By Anasuya Basu in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.22

Sunday classroom in paddy field

Sunday lessons for a group of school students in Cooch Behar, some 700km away from Calcutta, were all about dragging their feet along the soggy fields, getting their hands muddy to sow paddy and learn...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

News  /  Published 05.08.22

Crocodile rescued from lake in Nadia, freed at Farakka barrage

A group of farmers in a pocket of Nadia, who went to a lake for retting jute, stumbled upon a crocodile a few days ago. The crocodile, suspected to have come from the Hooghly which is less than 200m ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Career  /  Published 29.07.22

World Tiger Day, wildlife photography tips for beginners by Rathika Ramasamy

Rathika Ramasamy is the first Indian woman to strike an international reputation as a wildlife photographer...
By Nancy Jaiswal

West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.22

Speeding wheels crush leopard cat

A wild adult leopard cat, an endangered species, was mowed down by a mini truck in Hasimara of Alipurduar district on Tuesday morning. Sources said that the mini truck was headed towards Assam along ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar


Entertainment  /  Published 25.06.22

Life in Color with David Attenborough

The Blue Planet (2001)   Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, this BBC mini-series delves deep into the Earth’s marine ecology. Despite the fact that water covers two-third of the Earth&rs...
By Saikat Chakraborty in Calcutta

India  /  Published 25.06.22

Monkeypox virus shows accelerated evolution

The monkeypox virus responsible for outbreaks in multiple countries over the past two months shows an excessive number of genetic mutations, indicating “accelerated evolution” and possible...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.22

Trek to Lady of Keylong

A 10-member team of the Nature and Trekkers’ Club of Jalpaiguri (NTCJ) will head for a mountain expedition in the Himalayas on next month to scale a peak that is at a height of 20,050 feet and i...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

News  /  Published 06.06.22

The force that drives the flower

Arun Ganguly has been photographing his garden for some time. These are lush images of plants and flowers, captioned meticulously, sent to his friends and acquantances. Ganguly, 83, has been well-kno...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Kolkata

News  /  Published 06.06.22

Fishermen foil plan to kill turtle for meat

Four fishermen spotted a Peacock Softshell Turtle, an endangered and protected species, in a water body near Sector V and saved it from being killed by villagers, resulting in its rescue by the forest...
By Snehal Sengupta in Chingrighata


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