Bangla Thursday, August 13, 2020
Probir Pramanik

Probir Pramanik

18 Posts

Proposed Indian road through wildlife sanctuary could spar...

Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary Up in the wind-swept highlands of Bhutan-Land of the Thunder Dragon-a mythological ape-like creature called Migoi (str...

A storm in a Tea cup

The conflict in the eastern Himalayas, spanning Nepal and the Darjeeling hills in India, is not over a border line but is between growers of teas. Its...

War of the waves over Himalayas

Joseph Goebbels, who masterminded Nazi propaganda, may be smiling in his grave as three Asian neighbors, caught in bitter border tussles, seem to be f...

‘Those were the days’: a music video for a cause-a million...

Kaushiki Chakraborty Those days of the past Can we ever forget? What the eyes saw, the heart felt, We cannot forget.   “Puran...

Modi loses his way in the neighborhood

Narendra Modi There is trouble for India in the Himalayas. A tense military face-off with China high up in the cold, wind-swept mountains of the...

Thirst for freedom in Sikkim

Emperor Choygal Palden Thondup Namgyal (left) of Sikkim and Queen Hope Cooke. Photo: SCMP India’s boundary dispute with Nepal came at a tim...

TANGLES AT TRI-JUNCTIONS: PART I

India build road link in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh via Lipulekh pass. Photo: Kathmandu Post In the nineteenth century, the “Great Gam...

Bangladeshi cancer patients stranded in India

Kolkata Saroj Gupta Cancer and Research Institute A number of Bangladesh cancer patients stranded in India do not want to return to their cou...

News media in South Asia in a revenue freefall due to COVI...

They say that the news media loves a crisis. The novel coronavirus pandemic or Covid-19 may well be the century’s most important crisis. Indeed,...

Beggars and jail birds join the battle against the virus

Siliguri beggars contributing to the CM's COVID-19 fund Even before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for national solidarity in t...

Covid-19 pandemic wipes off premium first flush Darjeeling...

Shelves at the gourmet tea house Mariage Freres in Paris, known for selling premium Darjeeling teas, which people fondly call ‘the Champagne of...

Is COVID-19 being 'communalised’ in Assam?

Kamal Kumar Gupta, a member of the Foreigners’ Tribunal in Assam wrote a letter to State Health Minister saying that Muslims from the State who...

Demand for anti-malaria drugs to fight Covid-19 set to rev...

As the world races to find treatments for the novel coronavirus, there is talk of using two anti-malaria drugs, chloroquine and hydroxylcholoquine. Bo...

Nepal, a Shangri-La in a perpetual state of political unce...

Prachanda with Oli On April 22, 2018, on the 148th birth anniversary of Vladimir Lenin, top Nepali Communist leaders who had over the past three...

King who became a reclusive Buddhist monk

Tobgyal Wangchuk Tenzing Namgyal, the Chogyal of Sikkm It was a cold and windy afternoon. The date was February 19, 1982. Atop a hill overlooking...

In Kolkata, its’ not “cool” to speak in Bangla any more

I often find my teenage niece, a student of a premier English school in Kolkata, chatting in fluent Hindi with her peer group which is mostly Bengali....

Old boys’ group barters piping hot meals for plastic waste

Months before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-published ‘plogging’ at a beach in Mamallapuram in the south Indian state of Tami...

AH-2 makes North Bengal a hub of South Asian trade and tou...

Kakarvitta Panitanki border post Kakarvitta is a dusty and crowded Nepal-India border post on the Nepalese side. Under a warm late-winter morning...