Opinion  /  Published 02.07.20

Shifting lives in the mangroves

Since 2007, the Bay of Bengal basin has seen at least 15 major cyclones, including Sidr in 2007, Aila in 2009, Phailin in 2013, Hudhud in 2014, Bulbul in 2019 and Amphan this year. Amphan made landfal...
By Megnaa Mehtta & Debjani Bhattacharyya in

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.20

Double whammy: A pandemic and a cyclone

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the position of women in the workforce influences their position at home and vice versa. While interviewing fishermen and farmers, we understood that the co...
By Trinayana Panda in

Calcutta  /  Published 16.06.20

Plastic peril in Sunderbans

Plastic left behind by relief workers in the Sunderbans in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan has left environmentalists worried about the fragile ecosystem of the deltaic region.Empty plastic bottles, p...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.06.20

Student on scholarship remembers to help others

An undergraduate student who is able to pursue math honours because of a scholarship is going around homes at his village in South 24-Parganas providing relief to families left homeless by Cyclone Amp...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.06.20

Catholic centre helps Sunderbans storm-hit

More than 100 families in the Sunderbans whose houses were damaged by Cyclone Amphan and who hardly have anything to eat got essential items from members of the Kerala Catholic Social Service Centre o...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.06.20

New Town help for Sunderbans

A group of residents of a New Town complex made a two-day trip to the Sunderbans to provide over 200 families with food.The group from PS Arham reached Raidighi last Saturday afternoon. But a low tide...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.06.20

Fresh tidal wave of woes for cyclone-hit

Large parts of the riverine belt of the Sunderbans in the North 24-Parganas as well as parts of South 24-Parganas were inundated by a heavy spring tide that started on Saturday morning and continued w...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat

Calcutta  /  Published 06.06.20

5 crore trees for Sundarbans

The state government will plant “five crore” trees in the Sunderbans to make up for the loss of mangroves because of Cyclone Amphan, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.Mamata said 1,600...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.06.20

Sundarbans: a first-hand account

The daughter of a revered social and environment activist who had worked for decades for welfare of the Sunderbans’ residents recently visited several villages there to gain first-hand knowledge of ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 01.06.20

Amitav Ghosh on the effects of cyclone Amphan

Don’t think of a storm as doom. Environment isn’t malign nor benign, the environment is supremely indifferent to us. It does what it does and a storm ends many things but it is also a force of reg...
By Malavika Banerjee in


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