Dipankar Roy

April 16, 2022
April 16, 2022

Nana Halim, a 30-yr-old Khulna delicacy

Around 3:00pm, South Central Road of Khulna city  remains almost empty due to the scorching heat. However, an opposite scenario can be noticed on the footpath in front of Government Pioneer Women’s College. With a canopy overhead, vendors have set up iftar stalls. Of these stalls, “Nana Special Halim” continues to gather a large crowd.

March 31, 2022
March 31, 2022

Local seeds for local needs

Seeds of local varieties -- preserved by families for generations -- have been the most adaptive way of cultivation for the distinct climatic conditions of the country’s coastal areas.

March 27, 2022
March 27, 2022

Never forget

A microphone used in Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech, indigenous weapons used in the resistance war, clothes and telephone sets used by freedom fighters, transmitters used in refugee camps, letter from then Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmed to his wife on the white part of an empty cigarette box, which says, “Johra, if you can, join the seven and a half crore Bangalees.”

March 22, 2022
March 22, 2022

Water Crisis in the Southwest: ‘Paani Apa’ to the rescue

Mitu Sana, a homemaker from Gunari village at Khulna’s Dakop upazila, has to go to the Union Parishad pond -- far from her home -- to fetch drinking water.

March 22, 2022
March 22, 2022

Water Crisis in the Southwest: ‘Paani Apa’ to the rescue

Mitu Sana, a homemaker from Gunari village at Khulna’s Dakop upazila, has to go to the Union Parishad pond -- far from her home -- to fetch drinking water.

March 12, 2022
March 12, 2022

Illegal housing galore in Khulna

As many as 108 illegal housing projects have allegedly emerged in Khulna and adjacent areas -- on arable land, water bodies and tidal floodplain -- without any approval from Khulna Development Authority (KDA) and Department of Environment (DoE).

March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022

Climate change harsher on women in coastal areas

In May last year, 40-year-old Sunita Das, from Gatirgheri village of Khulna’s Koyra, lost her home to cyclone Yaas. More than 50 villages in Koyra were submerged, and around 45 metres of the flood control dam of Shakbaria river in Gatirgheri were washed away at the time.

March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022

Karuna, a pioneer in seed preservation

Sitting in her narrow yard, Karuna Mandal was sorting watermelon seeds. Nearly a hundred plastic and earthen pots, wrapped in polyethene and full of different kinds of seeds, lay in front of her.

March 6, 2022
March 6, 2022

Nat’l Jute Day: Not for workers

Nilufa Akhter is a 36-year-old single mother of two who lost her husband six years ago.

March 3, 2022
March 3, 2022

Despite ban, crab hunting goes unabated

Unauthorised fishing of mother crabs, especially during the ongoing breeding season in different rivers and canals in the coastal areas adjacent to the Sundarbans has been going on unabated.