West Bengal  /  Published 12.12.19

A day in the sun

The mercury is hovering below 25ºC for most of the day. The sun has mellowed. It is time to pack picnic baskets and set out for a fun-filled day with family and friends. Eco Urban VillageManaged by:...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.19

Picnics that are bad for the planet

Sir — Winter is synonymous with picnics. Unfortunately, even today, picnickers use plates and cups made of plastic or styrofoam to serve food, water, tea and so on. These products pollute the enviro...
By The Telegraph in

North East  /  Published 01.01.19

When traffic stood still on Bogibeel bridge

An unprecedented rush of picnickers at Bogibeel bridge on New Year’s Day resulted in traffic congestion on both sides of the approach road to the bridge. Every year, large crowds gather near Bogibee...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.01.19

Over 1,00,000 out for picnics in Ranchi

What day is it? Picnic day, silly. So, what if you’ve partied all night to usher in the New Year. Grab your picnic basket already and go have some amazing fun in the winter sun.Now, that is some fri...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

Culture  /  Published 12.01.19

A picnic with fish fingers and a DJ, anyone?

The Bengali word for picnic is choruibhaati. Chorui means open space and bhaati, feasting. In my mind, somehow, the term had come to be punched with a passage from Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay’s Pat...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.01.19

Memories in Dhanbad's reclaimed mine park

Naya Bazaar resident Salman was a tad sceptical when his family planned the New Year’s picnic at a reclaimed coal mine here on Tuesday.“At the end of the day, I couldn’t help but thank my phupha...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.19

Man & wife killed in Narendrapur, bodies stuffed in bags

A couple who were caretakers of a farmhouse in Narendrapur, on the southern fringe, were found murdered and their bodies stuffed inside two trolley bags in a room on Tuesday.Family members failed to r...
By Our Special Correspondent in Narendrapur

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.01.20

Picnic over, face the filth

New Year, age-old littering on a picnic spot. Scenic Domuhani in Sonari, also known as Rivers’ Meet, was found littered with rotting food, thermocol plates, plastic waste and other garbage on Monday...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

North East  /  Published 29.12.19

Protests affect tourist footfall

The fall in the number of picnickers at Kaziranga National Park and its adjacent picnic spots has affected small traders of the area.December is generally a peak time for picnickers and local tourists...
By Sanjoy Hazarika in Bokakhat

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.01.20

Dimna bears picnic brunt

Dimna Lake, a picnic hotspot, has turned into a dumping ground for thermocol plates, rotten food and plastic bags, with Jusco finding it difficult to keep the place clean with fewer number of workers....
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


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