Arpita Chakrabarty
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Arpita Chakrabarty

Writer. Poet. Journalist


Being independent at an old age

The old generation is left with an empty nest and must fend for themselves independently, with not a soul to talk to, after reaching retirement age.

Contributoria, The Guardian / September 2014

A carnival called Durga Puja in city of joy

As I sip into the steaming tea, I stare at a popular Bengali actress, dressed in a red and white cotton saree, with a large red bindi on her forehead, conveying Durga Pujo greetings.

Contributoria, The Guardian / November 2014

Now, a grass that could prevent landslides

Bilayat grass, also called trap grass, could be the thing to prevent landslides. The roots of this variety of grass grows into soil and rock, and binds matter so fast that land will not slide.

The Times of India / November 2014

150 Bageshwar villages lack mobile towers

Believe it or not! Even in the age of smart phones, people walk 6 km and then take a taxi to travel another 7 kms to Garur for talking to their relatives.

The Times of India / November 2014

No electricity, computers gather dust at govt schools

Nearly four years after the state government initiated computer-aided learning programmes to integrate technology in education, computers continue to gather dust in 19 junior high schools across Champawat district due to the lack of power supply.

The Times of India / November 2014

Super specialty base hosp remains a dream

In the absence of qualified doctors, super speciality treatment facilities at Almora's Govardhan Tiwari Base Hospital remains a far-fetched dream for Kumaon residents of Uttarakhand.

The Times of India / December 2014

The pride of young Himalayan girls

Lakshmi Ashram in Kausani gives birth to free-spirited independent girls who study, cook, sow, tailor, feed cattle and look after themselves.

Contributoria, The Guardian / August 2014

The life of a hand-rickshaw puller

A tale of Bihari hand-rickshaw puller who migrated to Kolkata decades back in search of work. His assets include only one hand-pulled rickshaw that is over 100 years old. All he hopes the government doesn't take away his rickshaw from him.

Contributoria, The Guardian / October 2014

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