Women who remain on the island after the men migrate take shelter in a stilt house during floods. (Photo by Sayanti Sengupta)
Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters
"What is the point of having a toilet? It goes under water when we need it the most, during the monsoons!"
STR via Getty Images
The Rampal plant is part of the Power System Master Plan (PSMP) formulated by Bangladesh in 2010 to add generating capacity to the energy-starved country. The trouble with the plant, though, is that it violates almost all the objectives of the PSMP. Ironically, the Indian government is supporting the development of this coal-fired plant at a time when India itself is moving away from coal-based power.
Bangladeshi fishermen, using sponges and sacks, have begun cleaning up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins, after environmentalists warned of an ecological "catastrophe"...