Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: Sundarbans

India’s oldest Royal Bengal tiger in captivity leaves a legacy of fight, might and survival

While Raja’s tale of survival was 'marvelous', it stressed the role of the forest department in protecting the animals in their natural habitat.

‘Didn’t want others to know I had miscarried’—Women in Sundarbans struggle for healthcare

All of 22 and already worn down by health problems for over three to four years, as Meenu Sardar stepped out to fetch water...

Why the Mughals stayed away from the Sundarbans

In ‘Pandemic’, Sonia Shah writes that the Sundarbans remained largely untouched till the 17th century. Then the East India Company came.

Plastic tents on shaky dykes — Bengal’s Amphan-hit villages are waiting for help 60 days on

Amid corruption charges over the relief package in West Bengal after Cyclone Amphan, villagers in the Sundarbans area are still living without water and electricity.

How villagers in Sundarbans are rebuilding lives after Amphan — the ‘scariest storm’ so far

In West Bengal's South 24 Parganas, which faced maximum brunt of Cyclone Amphan, electricity poles are uprooted. Sundarbans fishermen are affected. Those into farming have lost crops.

On Camera


(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.