Cyclone Amphan News
Rethinking risks in Covid times: How life in Sundarbans has never been so difficult and treacherous as it is now
If climate change and frequency and intensity of cyclones were not bad enough, the people of Sundarbans are today badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic
In Sundarbans' Mousuni Island, rapid land erosion leaves villagers in the lurch, as natural calamities impact their livelihoods
At the moment, 80 percent of the farmland in Mousuni is under water.
Global internal displacement touches record high at 55 mn in 2020; Cyclone Amphan led to huge evacuations in India, says report
The study claimed that 48 million people have fled conflict and violence, and 7 million disasters, but given the incomplete data the latter is likely to be a significant underestimate
Cyclone Yaas: Low-pressure area on Bay of Bengal may develop into cyclonic storm; landfall on 26 May, says IMD
Fishermen in West Bengal have been advised against venturing into the sea for a few days from 23 May. Those who are out with trawlers have been requested to return to the shore in the next two days
Amitav Ghosh on his book Jungle Nama, folk traditions: 'We have to find ways to make reading collaborative'
Through his new book Jungle Nama — written completely in verse, with artwork by Salman Toor — the writer wishes to uphold and celebrate folk traditions of storytelling by engaging with diverse mediums such as audiobooks, graphic novels and video-gaming.
Centre approves Rs 4,382 cr for six states to cover damages caused by cyclone, floods, and landslides
The calamity assistance will be granted to West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Sikkim from the National Disaster Response Fund
Udayan Mukherjee's Essential Items captures glimpses from the pandemic, unsettlingly blurring fact-fiction divide
The stories in Udayan Mukherjee's new book poignantly reflect and honour the prevailing precariousness of our lives, as they continue to unfold while we vie to reach the finishing line, much like his characters.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Mamata Banerjee allows reality TV shows to resume shooting, but with no live audience
Mamata Banerjee urged directors and producers to spread awareness about coronavirus through films and TV shows.
Submerged homes, flooded fields, derailed lives: The aftermath of Cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh, in photos
In the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, with homes and livelihoods washed away, most residents in Bangladesh try to survive, some migrate.
BJP leader Bhupender Yadav accuses Mamata Banerjee of 'depriving' people of Centre's COVID-19 relief schemes
Claiming that the Mamata Banerjee-led state is lagging behind in healthcare, education and culture, in which it once used to be a leader in the country, Yadav said that soon the BJP will get a chance to change the situation for the better.
Community-run ecotourism in and near the Sundarbans has the potential to popularise some of the existing and new tourism routes and locations. But a number of obstacles have to be overcome before it can really work.
In Cyclone Amphan-affected Sundarbans, COVID-19 lockdown adds to woes as villagers struggle to migrate to cities in search for work
Cyclone Amphan's impact was devastating for the millions who live in the Sundarbans. Mud homes were swept away, embankments were destroyed and farms were inundated by saline water that made them unfit for cultivation.
IMD says low-pressure area near western coast will develop into cyclonic storm in next two days; rainfall likely in Maharashtra, Gujarat
The IMD stated that the 'low pressure' which has formed over the Arabian Sea is likely to move towards Maharashtra and Gujarat and will cause rainfall over these states.
Shah Rukh Khan, Kolkata Knight Riders to launch mutliple relief efforts for Cyclone Amphan through Meer Foundation
Shah Rukh Khan said he is hopeful that the city of Kolkata will overcome the crisis with unity
Monsoon madness: COVID-19 is still active but India's large-scale extreme events are just around the corner
A “normal” monsoon does not guarantee there won't be floods and droughts across the country as everything about the monsoon is changing.
Cyclone Amphan: Kolkata Knight Riders commit to plant 5,000 trees, donate to West Bengal CM's Relief Fund
Two-time Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders announced their plan to plant 5,000 trees and also committed to contribute to the West Bengal Chief Minister's Relief Fund in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan.
Locusts attack, a cyclone, forest fires and heatwave add to India's miseries in the middle of COVID-19 pandemic
Locusts, a global pandemic, ravaging cyclone, a deadly heatwave and raging forest fires have all but crushed India's efforts to get back on track at a time when it is dealing with its worst economic crisis since Independence.
Concerted action in wake of Cyclone Amphan, COVID-19 should focus on building strong public infrastructure in Bengal
After Cyclone Amphan battered coastal and deltaic West Bengal on 20 May, the mammoth task of picking up the pieces can justifiably be said to have just begun. It took the Centre some time to react, but after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s aerial survey on 22 May coordination seems to have been established.
In Sundarbans, cyclones' worst impact not on natural areas and inhabitants, but on non-indigenous and exotic
Repeated storm strikes have shown that it is the human communities of the Sundarbans that suffer the most. The impact of Cyclone Amphan is no different.
Coronavirus, cyclones and locusts: In 2020, it's getting harder than ever to ignore science and our impact on the environment
It’s hard to deny it any longer: 2020 is getting seriously apocalyptic.