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Deep Halder

Deep Halder

Executive Editor, India Today Group Digitaldeepnow@gmail.com
Executive Editor, India Today Group Digital

By Deep Halder

[Book Excerpt] Exploring the Muslim factor in the battle for Bengal 2021

In his latest book, Bengal 2021: An Election Diary, journalist and author Deep Halder explores the factor of religious identity and gauges the mood of the people across Bengal ahead of the electrifying Assembly elections of 2021.

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There is Saffron in your Coffee (House)

A saffron wave crashed on the Coffee House and washed away the last remaining doubt that Bengal has changed.

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Feluda is dead. A new one is born. Long live Feluda

When acting legend Soumitra Chatterjee died on November 15 last year, my Feluda died with him.

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Why BJP does not need Sourav Ganguly for Bengal 2021

The induction of cricket legend Sourav Ganguly may not necessarily be the answer for the BJP in Bengal for 2021.

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A train cut through 16 migrants while you were sleeping. How’s your Dalgona coffee?

What is one small train accident? Just another piece of news. Just another day in the life of India. Those poor sods are already becoming a distant memory.

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Forever in shadows, can Uddhav Thackeray ever be his own man?

Being in bed with Sharad Pawar and the Congress is a difficult threesome even for a deft political acrobat. And Uddhav has no administrative experience.

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Can spiritual love save ageing playboys like Imran Khan and Brad Pitt?

Post MeToo, the rules have changed and a philanderer is no more a charmer even when he is Brad Pitt.

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Assam NRC: Identity politics can put Mamata Banerjee and Bengal’s Right on the same boat

Could Prashant Kishor’s advice to the West Bengal chief minister reverse BJP’s recent gains in the state?

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Chaos in Kolkata: The Bengali is not Hindustani. And therein lies the problem

Communism, the legendary Bangla defence mechanism or the gutkhakhor non-Bengali; who is to blame for Kolkata's rot?

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Angry Hanuman or Hungry Kisan? Who will decide 2019?

The 'angry Hanuman' raging against liberal voices, or the distraught and economically backward farmer with a blistered foot — your vote on one of these two images will decide who will rule India for the next five years.

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'Bhobishyoter Bhoot': Liberal hypocrisy is West Bengal’s living ghost from the past

Has Mamata Banerjee inherited this fine tradition from the Left Front government before her? It has certainly served political dispensations in Bengal very well.

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Why there are two Shah Rukh Khans today

Will Fan redeem the Baadshah of Bollywood?

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The free speech hypocrisy in JNU debate

Like in Mamata's West Bengal, this argument is conveniently forgotten when it comes to hearing out the other side.

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A dirty older man's handbook to seek younger women

Rosalyn D'Mello's first book, 'A Handbook for My Lover', brought great relief to me.

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How the Indian Left failed Rohith Vemulas

Any observer of caste and the political Left’s disturbing ambiguity towards it will tell you the Dalit scholar was right.

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Shah Rukh's bittersweet Eidi to Bajrangi Salman: I'm back

A Gujarati-Muslim bootlegger openly flaunting his religion and his disregard for the law in Modi land - King Khan proves he can be politically incorrect.

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Why Superman is Dead, Hindu culture are at home in Bali

While good citizens of Bombay have bowed down to fate, a punk rock band in the Indonesian city has picked up the big fight against reclamation.

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Mohan Bhagwat has no right to speak against Mother Teresa

If the Hindu right wants to keep its flock together, it needs to address its problems rather than blame the likes of Teresa.

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Why AAP's Delhi win is a Bong wet dream

Remembering Nabarunda on this fateful day.

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Why Mohammad Manan Mandal wants to be a Brahmin today

The real Ghar Wapsi desires of a fictional school headmaster in West Bengal.

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Spurned by the State, how Dalits turn scoundrels into Sant Rampals

Godmen like Rampal feed on followers’ miseries as Shining India looks the other way.

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Why Mamata needs Shah Rukh’s dimples

One can only hope when the party’s over, Bengal will hold up better than IIPM.

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