Angshukanta Chakraborty

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Angiography

Opinionator at DailyO. Because criticism is the opium of the classes.

POLITICS

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Tax-exempting Patanjali Yogpeeth is achhe din for Hindutva capitalism

The ‘medical relief’ and ‘yoga’ clauses cited by the I-T Appellate Tribunal are bogus since there’s nothing free in Baba Ramdev’s aggressive swadeshi marketing.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   5-minute read

Army chief saying stone-pelters are jihadi aides bodes ill for Kashmir

General Bipin Rawat's unusually harsh tone towards denizens of the conflict state indicates the summer of 2017 could be as bloody as the last one.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   3-minute read

Rohith Vemula's caste, meat in Akhlaq's fridge and shame made in India

The obsession with certifying the dead man's social bracket has eerie parallels with the way 'beef' rumours killed a man in Dadri.

POLITICS

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BJP disowning ‘ISI spy’ Dhruv Saxena is Hindutva hypocrisy at its worst

But the deafening silence in mainstream media over the BJYM IT coordinator’s involvement in recently busted MP espionage ring is simply unbelievable.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Angiography  |   8-minute read

Can Rushdie and Roy save the novel in the age of Trump and Modi?

The two have a stake in renewing the fountains of both language and history, while once again reminding us that borders are meant to be crossed.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   9-minute read

Modi is the prime troll of India, his ‘raincoat’ jibe at Manmohan proves it

PM’s brand of cultish and churlish politics needs constant dose of shock and awe, not civilised legislative deliberation inside Parliament.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   7-minute read

Was Jayalalithaa murdered? Shakespeare in Tamil Nadu

Sasikala’s 'ascension' as the chief of AIADMK legislature party is being airbrushed with conspiracies.

POLITICS

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Arun Jaitley’s #UnionBudget2017 does little to clean up political funding

Whether the cap in undeclared and unaccountable cash to parties is Rs 20,000 or Rs 2,000, it is immaterial if the donor remains anonymous.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   9-minute read

When Uber in US did a Paytm and failed to resist Trump’s #MuslimBan

Not long before Silicon Valley acquiesces en bloc and its techno-utopia becomes a handy tool for the fascists.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   7-minute read

Trump’s #MuslimBan and Modi’s #NoteBan are fascist policies hiding as national interest

The reckless executive orders are not about national security or curbing corruption, but lab experiments in fear-mongering.