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ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Rabindranath Tagore, Bengal politics, Sudeep Chakravarti, The Bengalis

What it was like growing up Bengali

[Book extract] It is a series of expectations, a continuous examination of beliefs in the middle of grand histories, grand tragedies and grand expectations.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Bengal politics, Communal Polarisation, Basirhat riot

Basirhat riot: What went wrong and how to set it right

It's to be remembered that forces hostile to India, especially the Pakistani ISI, are always on the lookout to capitalise on vulnerable areas.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
BJP-RSS, Hindutva, Communal Polarisation, Bengal politics

Planned Basirhat riot: Will Bengal fall to BJP-RSS' communal designs?

Without 'victory' in the state, their unconstitutional dream of Hindu Rashtra cannot be realised.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Mamata Banerjee, Ram Navami, Bengal politics

How BJP-RSS-VHP left Bengal disgusted this Ram Navami

The display of arms and sectarian sloganeering has outraged Bengalis and hardened their perception of the BJP as a 'dangai' party.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Bengal politics, Mamata

West Bengal has had a strange and eventful 2016

While 'W' of 'West' wobbling on its feet in Bengal, one alphabet that has been a clear winner is undoubtedly 'M'.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
CPI(M), Bengal politics, Sitaram Yechury

Can Sitaram Yechury save the Left – from itself?

The Left’s rhetoric fails to resonate except in pockets in Kerala, Tripura and (decreasingly) West Bengal.