Dipankar Roy

January 4, 2022
January 4, 2022

Gadkhali: flower hub reemerging from pandemic woes

As the dawn breaks, agricultural fields in Gadkhali, a remote village in the southwest district Jashore, unfold themselves with abundance of colours, calling upon nature lovers to come inside and...

January 3, 2022
January 3, 2022

Rising onwards and upwards

Right on the bank of the Kapotakkha stands a quintessential fishermen village named Hitampur. Poverty is quite rampant. As Manik Bandyopadhyay once wrote, “God does not come to Jelepara (fishermen...

December 27, 2021
December 27, 2021

Slow but not even steady

The cost for an important road project in Khulna city is likely to see a hefty Tk 160 crore increase, after the project was delayed due to land acquisition issues.

November 30, 2021
November 30, 2021

Khulna Newsprint Mills: Shut 20 years ago, yet spent Tk 33cr

For many in their 30s and above, the word newsprint occupies a good part of memories of their schooldays.

November 16, 2021
November 16, 2021

Khulna’s mosquito problem refuses to go away

The mosquito problem of Khulna city is becoming more and more menacing by the day. Right after sunset, the insects start swarming the city’s ponds, bushes, water bodies, and drains. Soon enough...

November 4, 2021
November 4, 2021

Bhairab in peril

Rampant river-grabbing by influential persons mixed with reluctance on the authorities’ side to take steps against them, squeezed into a corner, the Bhairab river stands as a major waterbody being...

October 31, 2021
October 31, 2021

Coastal People: Not merely at mercy of nature

“Many are leaving this area and going someplace else to live. Their homes are submerged and they have no means of livelihood here. It is hard even to get drinking water sometimes.”

October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021

Action borne out of frustration: Locals repair Khulna road

For 10 years, the MA Bari Link Road, adjacent to Sonadanga bus stand in Khulna city, has remained completely unnavigable.

September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021

Rain disrupts life in Khulna city

After yesterday noon’s rainfall, two-thirds of Khulna city had to deal with severe waterlogging. The rain inundated the city and made residents suffer immensely.

September 28, 2021
September 28, 2021

Waterlogged for 70 days

It started around 70 days ago. Due to heavy rainfall, almost a third of Khulna city went underwater, including the low-lying Bastuhara colony area. But while the rest of the city has since...