West Bengal  /  Published 23.06.20

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

India  /  Published 31.05.19

India, Bangla talk tigers

A team of forest officials from Bangladesh met their Indian counterparts and wildlife researchers in Delhi on Monday.The meeting, convened by the National Tiger Conservation Authority that functions u...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 12.03.20

Cat out of water in Sunderbans

It is likely that a new Indian law is scaring foreigners off from entering India illegally. But we are so anthropocentric. What about the tigers from Bangladesh crossing over into our territory throug...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

West Bengal  /  Published 25.05.19

The river gives, the river takes

In tide country — the Sunderbans — the line separating land from water can blur, much like the border between fact and fiction. Nirmal, the idealist schoolteacher in The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

World  /  Published 03.12.19

Getting worse with each decade

The current decade, 2010-2019, has been the warmest ever recorded and Earth is headed for a 3 to 5°C temperature rise unless countries rapidly cut greenhouse gas emissions, the World Meteorological O...
By Jayanta Basu in Madrid


West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.20

The saheb of Gosaba

You know, Hamilton Sahib used to say that mahajans are like ‘hookworms’,” he says, leaning in conspiratorially. Then adds, “Hamilton Sahib was against jotdars or mahajans, basically middlemen....
By Moumita Chaudhuri

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 13.06.20

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 29.07.19

Sunderbans tiger count up by 12 in four years

The 2018 tiger census pegs the number of big cats in the Sunderbans at 88, a dozen more than the last national count in 2014. The count stood at 70 in 2010.The census, whose findings were released on ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.19

How climate change is impacting the Sunderbans

This is a story of how data can bring to you a significant trend and yet tempt you into erroneous conclusions. Boys are dropping out of schools in the Sunderbans in distinct numbers. Girls are staying...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya


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