Kolkata

  1. Episode 1

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    Video caption: Rick Stein savours the British-influenced dishes in Kolkata and Chennai.

    Rick Stein explores the different cuisines around India. He starts his journey in Bengal and Tamil Nadu, savouring heavily British-influenced dishes in Kolkata and Chennai.

  2. India

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    Video caption: In India, Simon's journey takes him from the coast of Gujarat to Kolkata.

    Simon Reeve continues his epic journey. In India, Simon travels from the coast of Gujarat in the west to Kolkata in the east, via Bhopal and Gandhi's home town of Ahmedabad.

  3. Mystic River

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    Video caption: Sanjeev Bhaskar finds out how the country's ancient traditions still shape life today.

    Sanjeev Bhaskar finds out how India's ancient traditions shape life today. Starting in Calcutta during the Hindu New Year celebrations, he takes a trip on the Ganges.

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    Video caption: Sundarbans: why the world’s largest mangrove forest is sinking

    The low-lying islands are being battered by violent storms, rising sea levels, and melting ice from the Himalayas.

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    Video caption: Covid crisis grips crowded Kolkata

    Kolkata, one of the most densely-populated cities in India, hasn't escaped the Covid-19 surge.

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    Video caption: India coronavirus: Cartooning life amid the pandemic

    Cartoonist Priya Kurien has drawn a series of pictures showing how masks became the new normal across India.

  7. Pandemic controls hamper Cyclone Amphan response

    Members of National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) remove a branch of an uprooted tree after Cyclone Amphan made its landfall, in Digha, near the border between the eastern states of West Bengal and Odisha, India, May 20, 2020
    Image caption: Indian emergency workers in masks cleared fallen trees in Digha

    Coronavirus restrictions have been hampering emergency and relief efforts in eastern India and Bangladesh where a super cyclone has made violent landfall, killing at least 15 people as it lashed coastal communities with ferocious wind and rain.

    Cyclone Amphan uprooted trees and toppled homes in both countries, including in the Indian city of Kolkata in West Bengal.

    Nearly 3m people were evacuated - most of them in Bangladesh - before the storm hit.

    Covid-19 and social-distancing measures have made mass evacuations more difficult for authorities, with shelters unable to be used to full capacity.

    The storm is expected to have caused deadly storm surges although its winds have now weakened.

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    Video caption: Kolkata battered by Cyclone Amphan

    Cyclone Amphan has smashed into the Indian city of Kolkata, with strong winds causing destruction.

  9. Coronavirus: 'Miracle Man' survives 38 days on a ventilator

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    Video caption: Indian Covid-19 survivor, Netai Das Mukherjee, left hospital after 38 days on a ventilator

    Indian Covid-19 survivor, Netai Das Mukherjee, left hospital after 38 days on a ventilator.

  10. India's Rohit Sharma and South Africa keeper Quinton de Kock

    Results and scorecards from South Africa's brief tour of India, featuring three ODIs, which was halted after the first game because of coronavirus concerns.

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    Video caption: From life on the streets to Lord's cricket ground

    From life on the streets to the world's most famous cricket ground

  12. India’s Street Cricketers: Crossing Boundaries

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    Video caption: How street children from Kolkata got to play cricket at Lord's

    How street children from Kolkata got to play at the world's most famous cricket ground - Lord's in London.