Star Weekend

When teens of the world unite for Planet Earth

Just a day after teenagers around the world skipped classes and gathered on the streets of Dhaka, Warwick, Hamburg, London, and

Was that you Akela?

In Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, a series of short fables published in 1894, Akela and Raksha were the wolf parents of Mowgli,

Can our mangroves survive the impulse to industrialise?

On August 24, 2017, the High Court directed the Bangladesh government not to approve any industry activity within 10 kilometres of the Sundarbans area.

Stuck in-between a “Corridor and a Camp”

It is the Bangladesh-Myanmar border; the calm of the forest is broken by piercing sounds of gunfire and screams. Everywhere, people are on the run and she too trudges on, heavy, weary steps one at...

CAN WE DEFEAT THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION?

Over the last two centuries, humans have caused irreparable damage to the environment. Forests, rivers, hills, and seas have turned upside down and species displaced for food and shelter.

Productivity before People?

Without effectual resistance, Bangladesh is poised to join the ranks of 31 other nuclear nations of the world with the construction of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. The Government of Bangladesh...

September 27, 2019
September 27, 2019

When teens of the world unite for Planet Earth

Just a day after teenagers around the world skipped classes and gathered on the streets of Dhaka, Warwick, Hamburg, London, and

September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019

Was that you Akela?

In Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, a series of short fables published in 1894, Akela and Raksha were the wolf parents of Mowgli,

September 6, 2019
September 6, 2019

Can our mangroves survive the impulse to industrialise?

On August 24, 2017, the High Court directed the Bangladesh government not to approve any industry activity within 10 kilometres of the Sundarbans area.

April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019

The dust-laden air of Dhaka

We all know Dhaka's air is bad. Yet it is never more visible than now, in the drier months of the year. This is only compounded by the constant construction that unfolds across the city, not...

April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019

The Vanishing Fishermen of Teesta

“In the last 15 years, I had to change homes 11 times. During every monsoon, Teesta swallows my residence and most of my belongings.

March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019

Technology at Tanguar Haor

It took three separate modes of transportation, a major fight between a bus driver and his helper, and a sleepless night before I managed to reach the foothills of Meghalaya to witness conservation...

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

The water business in the south west of Bangladesh

There is a district in the south-west of Bangladesh which is at the epicentre of a drinking water crisis. A crisis that is being exacerbated everyday owing to the realities of climate change.

January 18, 2019
January 18, 2019

Putting a price tag on climate change

The reality of climate change and energy policy are at odds in Bangladesh. The delta resides on low, arable land and is accordingly, highly susceptible to climate change.

December 21, 2018
December 21, 2018

The water benders of Satkhira

The first time I visited Satkhira, the tide country, was as a student of Environmental Science. And I remember returning with pages upon pages of focus group discussions with villagers who were...

December 14, 2018
December 14, 2018

Let the rivers run wild

To this day, there is that one Bangla poem that I cannot but help start reciting in my head if I find anyone saying the words Choto Nodi.