monsoon

June 18, 2020
June 18, 2020

A Life Spent on Rooftops

This place of whatever square metres is a cure to everything, a sanctuary whenever one needs it; for privacy or some fresh air the balcony can't compensate.

July 15, 2019
July 15, 2019

Death toll in Nepal floods rises to 55

The death toll in Nepal from flash floods and landslides in the past three days rises to 55, with dozens missing and injured, the government says.

May 5, 2018
May 5, 2018

Monsoon Worry: UN gears up aid efforts in refugee camps

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has said it is rushing additional aid to Bangladesh where the first monsoon rains in Cox's Bazar district affected hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees there.

August 23, 2017
August 23, 2017

Now, Dhaka is flooding every time it rains

This monsoon season turns to a nightmare for Dhaka city dwellers. Now, Dhaka goes down under knee-deep every time it rains and whenever it rains.

June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017

Heavy rains throw city life out of gear

Yesterday, it was the same old story of inexpressible misery that the city dwellers endure when city traffic system collapses after rain.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

Nature Quest: The eye-catching foxtail orchid

Have you ever spotted this orchid in our evergreen rainforests? If not, keep a close watch on the branches and the trunks of the

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

Cyclone Roanu heads towards Bangladesh

After battering the Indian coast for last two days, the first cyclone of the monsoon is heading north to Bangladesh.

April 22, 2016
April 22, 2016

Nature Quest: Our last Great Hornbills

If you have been to Bandarban town, you have probably seen a sculpture of a massive bird with a large bill sitting proudly in

April 9, 2016
April 9, 2016

‘Will not have Hilsa on Pahela Baishakh’

Hilsa, our national fish, has become an inseparable part of Pahela Baishakh (Bangla New Year) celebrations, but experts say the practice has no roots in a thousand years of Bengali tradition.

January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

Nature Quest: Courtship pageant in Tangua

Tangua haor is a mini ocean during monsoon. But in winter much of the water is gone and the haor turns into a maze of interconnected wetlands called beels. Once away from the muddy shores overgrown with reeds, one can see through the clear beel water a magnificent green carpet of plants at the bottom. This garden, hidden underneath the water, is visited by thousands of ducks during the winter months every year.