Romita Datta

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is Associate Editor, India Today.

POLITICS

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Why BJP needs disgruntled elements like Mukul Roy to beat Mamata

'Compelled' to quit the Trinamool, he can help the saffron party disintegrate the enemy from within.

POLITICS

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Pandal politics takes centre stage this Durga Puja in Mamata's Bengal

The chief minister used the platform to target 'a political party' for playing with Hindu sentiments and emotions.

VARIETY

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You know it's time for Durga Pujo in Kolkata when...

As the city sweats, pants and trundles on, the spirits run high.

POLITICS

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It's a pity Mamata is cracking down on universities that would help boost her popularity

The Trinamool Congress threw a wet blanket on Calcutta University students’ plans to host actor Dev to promote his film, ‘Cockpit’.

POLITICS

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Why Mamata Banerjee, ahead of Durga Puja, released her own music album

Bengal chief minister recently launched an album titled after a popular radio programme, Anurodher Ashor, penned and composed by her.

POLITICS

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Untying West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee's new rakhi politics

Getting a rakhi from Mamata is an assurance that the brother is still in her good books.

POLITICS

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Supply of Ilish or Hilsa, Kolkata’s staple fish, is at an all time low

Catching juvenile fish means wiping out a generation and this has been going on for the last six-seven years.

POLITICS

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BJP's Roopa Ganguly is doing more harm than good for Bengal

The former actress courted arrest and ended up spending a night at the Lalbazaar lock-up recently.

POLITICS

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GST: The reason behind Mamata’s turnabout

Why did Bengal CM choose to invoke her conscience and oppose Goods and Service Tax, even though it featured in her election manifesto?

POLITICS

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Munnabhais of Bengal: A massive fake doctors' racket has exposed the sick state of healthcare

The state medical council has identified 500 fake doctors and seven to eight fake medical institutes, which are giving fake medical degrees.