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Sumit Mitra

Sumit Mitra

Political analystsumit.mitra@gmail.com
The writer is is a political analyst and enthusiast in colonial studies.

By Sumit Mitra

Ministers who spew rubbish need to be criminally charged

The question that arises is whether BJP is anti-science by instinct or by design?

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Real reason behind why Left lost to BJP in Tripura

Marxists have little faith in the due process, as evident from the mass murders committed at the behest of Stalin, Mao Zedong or even Pol Pot.

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Why a lack of response from Raya Sarkar on sexual predator list is troubling

The onslaught is problematic at several levels.

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What Raya Sarkar's list of sexual predators reveals

Beside the academic community, the media too is particularly ripe for a #MeToo outbreak.

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Trump as US president will be disastrous for Modi and India

A jingoist, xenophobic US under someone like him will give authoritarianism a chance to think they're right, be it anywhere.

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Bloggers' death: Butchering the idea of Bangladesh

A deep churning is going on in the country on the ideas that have shaped its history.

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How Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls reflect Bengal politics

It is still difficult to gamble on the outcome, though the odds are stacked in Mamata Banerjee’s favour.

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Modi's minimum governance, maximum government

The prime minister's actions are surprisingly no different from the 'mai baap sarkar' model patented by the Congress.

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#BeefBan: How Modi has done a disservice to the cow and economy

If RSS insists on championing more and more stringent laws against cow slaughter, the market economy will hit back by making bovine animals unwanted.

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Nun rape and church vandalism: Hindutva idea or land-grabbing technique?

The Ranaghat incident raises crucial questions about the saffron brotherhood's clarity of purpose in their attacks on churches.

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Congress is nothing but a Maharajas' party

Being from a political family is a sure way to rise in the Grand Old Party.

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India's Daughter: Why many of us aren't very different from Mukesh Singh

In Delhi, I have heard even educated ladies argue like the December 16 rapist that today's girls are wearing "too tight" skirts and are out in the evening "too often".

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Why Jaitley's Budget seems a big surprise to come from BJP

Far from being anti-poor, it is the path-breaker for initiating a social welfare system in India.

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The week that would haunt Modi

It is possible that BJP's defeat in Delhi polls, within months of his thundering success in the Lok Sabha poll, has made him introspect.

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How AAP can and can't change the future of Indian politics

The party's future, like the trajectory of a spaceship, is marked by innumerable uncertainties and there can be many pitfalls.

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