West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.22

Water project main theme of Siliguri polls

The comprehensive drinking water project for the residents of the Siliguri Municipal Corporation area has emerged as the principal issue for almost all prominent political parties which have fielded c...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

Culture  /  Published 09.01.22

Calcutta: The story of an ageing city

When a city grows, its denizens seldom have reason to cheer. Because cities seldom grow. Leaning on actual and amplified demand, cheered on by corporators, administrators and ambassadors, cities overv...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Books  /  Published 03.01.22

Mridula Ramesh gets candid about her book

Mridula Ramesh ran out of water in her home in Madurai and that singular incident gave rise to a chain of actions that has now led us to a definitive book on the water crisis in India –– W...
By Shrestha Saha

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.21

Sumptuary allowance for Bengal officers. But now?

Philology can be a fascinating pastime. When one refers to the roots of words like ‘sumptuary’, it throws up veritable legacy data like: “1600, from Latin sumptuarius (rela...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.12.21

Jharia: Water crisis affects 5 lakh

The woes of more than five lakh Jharia residents who are already leading precarious life since December 6 due to more than 10 hours of load shedding  being carried out by DVC on account of pendin...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


Lifestyle  /  Published 21.12.21

From bubblies to bitters: How to stock a booze-free home bar

Energy drinks work as a quick fix, so consider stocking them in your home along with flavoured, herbaceous mineral waters by brands like Beyond Water or Aquatwist that also work at dinner tables. ...
By Ujjainee Roy

News  /  Published 18.12.21

Water Impact Summit at IIT Kanpur to help explore measures for Ganga restoration

The summit was organised in collaboration with the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga) ...
By Our Correspondent

News  /  Published 18.12.21

Kolkata reflects water wastage and deficit, call for water meters ignored

Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharyya of the CPM, who was mayor from 2005 to 2010, did not go ahead with the proposal either. KMC engineers said that since the civic boards were not in favour of imposing water...
By Subhajoy Roy

News  /  Published 15.12.21

Kolkatans express woes they want the municipal corporation to address

Elections come and go. Little changes in between.  Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is tasked with maintaining roads and street lights, supplying drinking water and providing drainage and hea...
By Subhajoy Roy, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 12.12.21

Siliguri: Phone-in with Deb for residents

Gautam Deb, who chairs the board of administrators (BoA) of the Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC), launched a facility for 10-lakh-odd residents of the city that will enable them to interact with h...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


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