West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.20

From job woes to tiger's jaws

The unemployment caused by months of lockdown, compounded by en masse return of thousands of migrant labourers, in South 24-Parganas has made a large number of people enter restricted tiger reserves t...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Opinion  /  Published 01.07.20

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

People  /  Published 16.05.20

Sheikh’s sphere

I, too, like all migrants, am a fantasist. I build imaginary countries and try to impose them on the ones that exist.— From Shame by Salman RushdieSheikh Alauddin — Ala to friends and family — i...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

North East  /  Published 21.02.19

Cruise connect along Brahmaputra & Padma

Care for a restful cruise spanning two countries through the Amazon of the East, the Sunderbans?A new vessel is expected to start plying from March 31 in a trial run between Calcutta and Guwahati via ...
By Avishek Sengupta in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.19

Bangladesh river border on customs radar

The customs authorities are increasing vigil on rivers routes to Bangladesh in and around the Sunderbans to prevent smuggling, officials said on Tuesday.The marine vessels and the crew, which were ear...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 20.05.20

Dum Dum: cyclone clocks 133kmph

Winds howling in at over 180km an hour slammed the Bengal coast as Cyclone Amphan made landfall as a 'very severe cyclonic storm'.At 5.52pm, the Alipore weather office recorded a wind speed of 112km a...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.20

Sunderbans hunger spectre

A third of 15,000 families associated with a Sunderbans-based non-profit organisation are staring at starvation because of the ongoing lockdown, the founder of the NGO said.“Our reach is limited to ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.19

Marks suggest big cat attack on Tiger Day

Pugmarks of an adult male tiger and several patches of scuffed-up clay suggested a tiger attack was behind the disappearance of a man from the bank of a creek in the heart of the Sunderbans on Interna...
By Kinsuk Basu in Sunderbans

West Bengal  /  Published 06.05.20

Tiger count up in Sunderbans

The big cat count in the Sunderbans is nearing hundred, the latest census conducted by the forest department has revealed.The findings of the 2019-20 census shared by the state administration on Wedne...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.06.19

Sunderbans to Venice, saga of a sinking world

 A riveting discussion on a novel dealing with displacement, forced upon individuals and even entire communities by a degenerating biosphere, culminated in a general sense of gloom among speakers...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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