May 25, 2019

Mandasaru: Biodiversity takes centre stage in Odisha’s silent valley

Photograph: VillageSquare/ Basudev Mahapatra
Forest communities of Mandasaru hills are taking steps to conserve biodiversity in Odisha’s silent valley, even as the world celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22.

May 12, 2019

Post Fani, Bhubaneswar Continues To Fight For Electricity & Water

Photograph: The Quint/ Basudev Mahapatra
With thousands of trees uprooted, property damaged, Cyclone Fani has left a trail of destruction in its wake. Life after Fani continues to remain nightmarish for the people of Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar, with basic amenities like clean water, electricity and mobile connectivity still not available. A week since the cyclone, residents of Bhubaneswar's Nayapali area are barely managing without these basics.