Calcutta  /  Published 24.07.21

Family, fun and social call

The Blue Umbrella, Born Free and Battleship Potemkin — students of classes IX to XII got to enjoy such box office favourites at Cinema Paradiso, a virtual film festival organised by all the four...
By Chandreyee Ghose , Ayan Paul, Arundhati Bhattacharya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.21

Boats designed to be death traps

Repeated incidents of trawler mishaps in the Sunderbans has brought the design of vessels under the scanner and the state government has decided to come up with a boat model that will help in better n...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.21

Plans for Digha, Sunderbans

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her government had taken up an initiative to prepare masterplans for the Sunderbans and Digha to minimise the damage the two areas faced on a regular basis because of ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 08.07.21

Reimagining embankments

The Sunderbans delta and Bengal’s coastal districts are facing a disaster, once again. Flooding induced by the cyclone, Yaas, facilitated by numerous breaches in the embankments, has severely af...
By Nirmalya Choudhury

Calcutta  /  Published 06.07.21

Boat load of jabs at island

A boat containing Covid-19 vaccines reached remote islands of the Sunderbans on Monday where most residents are yet to be inoculated because of lack of awareness, shortage of doses and absence of Net ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Sunderbans


Calcutta  /  Published 29.06.21

Sunderbans: Covid tools for foresters

Forest guards at dozens of remote camps in the Sunderbans are now slightly better equipped to deal with Covid-related emergencies. In a month-long drive, an NGO that works to reduce human-wildlife co...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.06.21

Tightrope walk for Duare Tran teams

Bamboo bridges or boats, they are all in a day’s work for Duare Tran teams. Government officials and employees, tasked with verifying applications for the state’s Duare Tran (relief on do...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 23.06.21

A life beyond bare existence

Last year, around this time, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, I had written in this column that crises bring us to crossroads where the choice is between doing things that were not considered earli...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

Calcutta  /  Published 22.06.21

Relief plastic chokes Sunderbans

Waste collectors, including ragpickers in the city, have been engaged to weed out the plastic items and take them to recycling units. The plastic bottles are being manually sorted and their lids and l...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.06.21

Legacy that Covid could not overpower

Funds started to pour in as soon as Dasani’s younger daughter Nishita posted a message on social media. “...In these difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic when the entire nation is stru...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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