People  /  Published 27.05.22

Director’s Cut: Through the camera lens of a filmmaker

And here are a few… ...
By Pooja Mitra

News  /  Published 25.05.22

Olive Ridley turtle found caught in net on Sunderbans border

A team of forest guards checking on the nylon net bordering a forest in the Sunderbans on Tuesday morning found a turtle. The reptile, spotted in the Bidya river opposite Jharkhali in South 24-Pargan...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 24.05.22

Languid days and panoramic waterfronts at Henry’s Island

Travel details: The drive to Henry’s Island from Kolkata is about five-hours long, through Diamond Harbour, Kakdwip and Namkhana. A ferry at Hatania-Doania creek takes visitors to Bakkhali an...
By Saurav Roy

West Bengal  /  Published 22.05.22

Duare boats for remote areas

The Mamata Banerjee government has introduced “mobile camps” in the fourth edition of the Duare Sarkar programme so that welfare services can be delivered to people in remote areas using v...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

News  /  Published 20.05.22

Initiative to exchange plastic for sanitary pads

Women from marginalised families in Kolkata and parts of the Sunderbans in the South 24-Parganas district are being provided sanitary pads in exchange of plastics. The idea is to cater to the menstru...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata


News  /  Published 12.05.22

Crocodile captured, sent back to forest

A saltwater crocodile spotted inside a canal in a village in South 24-Parganas was captured and released into the wild on Tuesday. The 8ft crocodile, identified by foresters as an adult female, was f...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 09.05.22

Dyke delay sparks flood fear

Last week, the irrigation authorities began repairing precarious stretches of dykes at Mahishamari, Silpara, Muriganga and Ghoramara in South 24-Parganas. But residents feel such temporary and hurried...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

News  /  Published 06.05.22

Two sets of clouds behind scattered rain

Two sets of clouds brought thunderstorms to south Bengal on Thursday evening. Clouds from Bangladesh that came via the Sunderbans triggered winds, lightning and rain in parts of Kolkata and some of t...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 29.04.22

Canning House: A witness to a historical colonial blunder

The two-storied crumbling brick building has an arched porch and 22 rooms. It is presently under the protection of the West Bengal Heritage Commission, and boards in English and Bengali put up outside...
By Rangan Datta

Opinion  /  Published 28.04.22

Intrinsic value

Neighbourhoods in Calcutta with names like Kadapara, Garanhatta, Bagmari, Entally (Hentally), Halsibagan, Keoratala and Nonapukur tell us that these were all part of the mangrove ecosystem — the...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda


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