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 |  Below The Belt  |  13-minute read
Language imposition, Bengali culture, Unemployment, Doctors Strike

'Bengal only for Bengalis': Who is Mamata Banerjee kidding? That Bengal is long gone

The CM is acting as the political, moral and cultural ambassador of a ghost community that has been forced out of its crumbling state long ago. The Bengalis who are everywhere but in Bengal.


 |  8-minute read
Doctors, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, Assault on doctors

Here’s what happens at a casualty ward. Read this before you justify your anger against doctors

Never, in the 365 days of my internship, was my safety my focus. It was always about the patient, and the patient only.


 |  3-minute read
Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal, Kolkata, Doctors Strike

Doctors' protest in Kolkata: How Mamata Banerjee made sure things go and remain out of control

Issuing an ultimatum to aggrieved doctors, she skirted the core issue of security and indirectly instigated emotions against doctors.


 |  11-minute read
Left parties, CPM, Mamata Banerjee, West bengal politics

The Battle for Bengal: Why Mamata Banerjee is Kolkata's only hope against BJP

Mocked once as 'lower class' compared to the suave Buddhadev and the urbane Jyoti babu, Mamata is now the only hope of the same bhodrolok against the surge of the Sangh Parivar.


 |  4-minute read
Trinamool, NITI Aayog, Narendra Modi, Prashant Kishor

Is Mamata Banerjee inspired by the Modi wave to sign up Prashant Kishor?

The move by the West Bengal Chief Minister and the TMC to curb the saffron tide is indicative of a few things — the result was unexpected, one cannot bank on personal popularity alone and time-tested strategies may not be effective anymore.


 |  2-minute read
Jai shri ram, Lok Sabha elections 2019, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee

Reach out to Ma Kali: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee needs a powerful narrative to counter the chants of 'Jai Shri Ram'

Mamata Banerjee is finding herself cornered by BJP voices mocking her with a religious slogan, at which she sees red. But Banerjee should instead respond with the most Bengali of religious chants.


 |  3-minute read
BJP, Mamata Banerjee, Lok Sabha elections 2019, West Bengal

Reinventing Mamata Banerjee: What's next for Bengal's Didi?

Once, Mamata, like Modi, had a dynasty-free, pro-people image. To retain her grip on a rapidly saffronising Bengal, she must reinvent her current form. This is how she can go about it.


 |  Aage Se Right  |  6-minute read
Mamata banerjee poem, Trinamool Congress, Bengal elections 2019, Mamata Banerjee

Poetry of 'I don't agree': But why is Didi still in denial?

Mamata Banerjee channelled her inner poetess as she wrote a poem and shared it on social media. If Didi gets past denial, she will see the sea change that has taken place in West Bengal.


 |  3-minute read
Mamata Banerjee, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, West Bengal

West Bengal Election Results Live: How the BJP is getting two-digit figures in Sonar Bangla!

The shift from 'China's chairman' to 'BJP's chairman' came with warning signs!


 |  1-minute read
Mamata Banerjee, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Exit poll 2019, West bengal exit poll 2019

West Bengal Exit Poll 2019 Live: How BJP looks set to get 19-24 seats

BJP president Amit Shah had been working extra hard to take the party’s tally to double digits in the state. If the exit polls hold, his strategy could have paid off.