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Rethinking risks in Covid times: How life in Sundarbans has never been so difficult and treacherous as it is now
Lifestyle

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

Global internal displacement touches record high at 55 mn in 2020; Cyclone Amphan led to huge evacuations in India, says report
World

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
India

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'
Arts & Culture

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
India

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
Arts & Culture

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
Entertainment

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
World

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
India

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.

How community-run tourism can help Sundarbans recover from Cylone Amphan's devastating effects
long-reads

How community-run tourism can help Sundarbans recover from Cylone Amphan's devastating effects

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
World

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
India

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
Entertainment

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
science

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
First Cricket News

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
India

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
India

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
India

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.