Malini Banerjee

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is a special correspondent with India Today, Kolkata.

VARIETY

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What is it with Bengalis and their names?

A large, hulk of a man I know has an unlikely feminine nickname - Pam.

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POLITICS

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What I want Mamata to get right for West Bengal this time

From jobs to security, here’s our wishlist for Didi 2.0.

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LIFE

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Facebook banned ad showing a 'fat' girl: Women must get over body image issues

Let’s all reclaim our 'muchness' and cut ourselves a little slack.

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POLITICS

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West Bengal is asking, whose Didi is she?

With the state voting Mamata Banerjee again, it's time to realise that her majority lies with the grassroots.

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ART & CULTURE

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When Big B was a comic book hero and the world was a safer place

I couldn’t help but feel a pang of nostalgia for the innocence of those times.

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LIFE

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Ode to Boroline, or how to make a Bengali’s head explode?

What really gets our goat is the way the rest of India pronounces 'Kolkata'.

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POLITICS

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It takes a flyover to fall to know lives are cheap in Kolkata

At least 17 people are feared to be dead with more than 150 injured.

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POLITICS

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When Kolkata Police surprised me by actually coming to help

I couldn’t help but look at them with a sense of renewed respect.

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HUMOUR

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Prince and I: When Mamata Banerjee visited Buckingham Palace

Excerpts from the film reimagined and reinterpreted with real pictures from Didi's tea.

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LIFE

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There's something fishy about hilsa

The smelly and bony fish is an acquired taste for many. Quite like Kolkata, the city that seems to revere it.

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