West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.21

Tiger makes off with fisherman

A 50-year-old fisherman, Niranjan Kayal, went missing after he was dragged off by a tiger while catching crabs in the restricted zone of the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve at Gosaba’s Satjelia in Sout...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Calcutta  /  Published 23.08.21

Jharkhali women nurture nature

“The project, if successful, will be scaled up in the coming days,” said Milan Mandal, the divisional forest officer of South 24-Parganas.  This newspaper had reported that more than...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.08.21

Women tie rakhis on mangroves

A group of women in the Sunderbans on Sunday tied rakhis on mangrove trees vowing to protect them in the hope that they would in turn get protected from the vagaries of nature such as cyclones. ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.21

Tiger kills fisherman in Sunderbans

A fisherman was killed by a royal Bengal tiger in the Jhila 1 area of the Sunderbans when he was rowing home around dawn on Friday. Police and local residents said an adult tiger had swam around 200m...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat

Calcutta  /  Published 11.08.21

Photographer help for NGOs

“I could have given a cheque but that the book is able to generate good things for other people is giving me a sense of satisfaction,” he said. One of the organisations that has benefited...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


Culture  /  Published 08.08.21

The Gods Must Be Angry

Hindus and Muslims working as farmhands, fisherfolk and foragers in the mangrove forests, all worship Alida Bibi Mata. These people live in constant fear of the elements and the wild — tidal wav...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Culture  /  Published 03.08.21

All about big cats

The online illustrated talk organised by Victoria Memorial Hall on the occasion of International Tiger Day on July 29, was a ‘roaring’ success. Biswajit Roy Chowdhury, founder secretary, N...
By Aniruddha Biswas

West Bengal  /  Published 01.08.21

Cheque for a ‘real-life magician’

A PhD scholar of Assam University and his family and friends teamed up to help a Sunderbans resident repay Rs 40,000 she had raised by mortgaging her land to treat her husband wounded by a tiger this ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 30.07.21

Metrical dissonance

Ghosh’s treatment of the allegory makes interesting choices. He chooses an episode from a folk myth, reworks it in English, in metre mimicking “the rhythms of Bengali speech” (75, wh...
By Debapriya Basu 

Opinion  /  Published 30.07.21

Future tense: Resurrecting Sunderbans

Standing amidst the 360-degree devastation wrought by Cyclone Yaas, Bankim Mondal, from Kumirmari in the Sunderbans, echoed what Barack Obama, the former US president, said years back: “[w]hen d...
By Jayanta Basu


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