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West Bengal

A flawed effort

Author(s): Anurag Danda
Issue Date: May 31, 2012
Conservation By Murder is unlike any other book on Indian Sundarbans I have come across. It is a brilliant piece of research marred by appalling production quality.

Fancy wall for Sundarbans

Issue Date: May 31, 2012

Big size, bigger benefits

Author(s): Biplab Das
Issue Date: Apr 30, 2012
BROWN rice is considered healthy because it is rich in micronutrients. But this nutritious grain is under threat from arsenic. The plum brown rice accumulates more arsenic than the longer rice varieties like Basmati. Intake of arsenic could increase the risk of lung and bladder cancers.

Letters - April 30, 2012

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2012
Give coffee a chance

Kolkata evicts ecological refugees

Issue Date: Apr 11, 2012
Mahadev Mandal came with his family to Kolkata after the Aila super-cyclone hit Sundarbans in 2009. He works as a rickshaw-puller and is one among the 200 families in the squatter colony

Letters - March 31, 2012

Issue Date: Mar 31, 2012
Science restricted

See it’s easy

Author(s): Biplab Das
Issue Date: Mar 15, 2012
THERE is a ray of hope for millions of people in the country who are forced to drink water contaminated with high levels of arsenic and fluoride. Scientists in two different experiments have devised effective screening techniques to identify arsenic and fluoride in groundwater.

Burdened with bumper crop

Issue Date: Feb 29, 2012
document.write('Uttam Majumdar is unable to sell his 330,000 kg of paddy. He is under pressure from moneylenders from whom he had borrowed over `1 lakh at an interest rate of 60% a year (Photo: Sayantan Bera)'); LONG known as farmer friendly, West Bengal is now making headlines for farmers’ suicides. Reportedly 31 farmers, including landless farm labourers and small traders of agriculture produce, in the state took their lives between October last year and January.

Letters - February 29, 2012

Issue Date: Feb 29, 2012
Road to Hell
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