West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.19

Tiger widows seek damages

If a fisherman in the Sunderbans is killed by a tiger, the family not only has to deal with his death but faces intense harassment from the authorities, in case he was fishing in unlawful territory.In...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.03.20

Sunderbans hotels shut down

Hotels, resorts, and guest houses across parts of Gosaba, Sajnekhali and Dhanekhali in the Sunderbans have been shut down till March 31 as part of the efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavir...
By Kinsuk Basu in Sunderbans

India  /  Published 01.12.19

Why no one cares even if it’s ‘Aila plus Bulbul’

On Mousuni island, devastated by Cyclone Bulbul, a group of women gathers around this team of reporters. “We will take you where no one goes,” one of them says.We get off the raised mud road that ...
By Jayanta Basu

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


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