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POLITICS

 |  Ed Hoc  |  3-minute read
অনীক দত্ত, Bhooter bhabishyat, Leftist liberal, Bhobishyoter bhoot

'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.

POLITICS

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Dharna, Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal, V narayanaswamy

Kejriwal, Mamata, Narayanaswamy: Many CMs went on strike, but only one got it right

When a CM strikes, there has to be a cause. A cast. And a carefully managed plot.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Special category status, Mamata Banerjee, Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi

Special Category Status for Chandrababu Naidu: How the Andhra leader is stamping his presence on national politics.

Articulate, shrewd and ambitious, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh will have to justify his politics at home, make his moves carefully in the region and keep his eye on national-level gathbandhan gains.

POLITICS

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Mamata Banerjee, Mamata banerjee dharna, Congress, BJP

Mahatma Gandhi 3-ways: Just which political party did Mahatma Gandhi belong to anyway?

Every party, from the BJP to the Congress to the TMC, is fighting to capture a piece of Mahatma Gandhi's legacy. Which Mahatma are they after, and how would the real Mahatma have felt?

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |  6-minute read
Congress, BJP, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee

The penalty of being a discordant note in Rahul Gandhi's echo chamber

PM Modi is accused of being autocratic and preferring only those who agree with him. Is Rahul Gandhi really very different? The evidence suggests, no.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Development, United india rally, Opposition unity, Mamata Banerjee

‘Vikas’ take a backseat as the Prime Minister sharpens his attack on the Opposition

An analysis of the Prime Minister's speeches reveals a change in the narrative from development to scathing verbal attacks on the Opposition.

POLITICS

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

Baying for Bengal: How the BJP is closing in on Mamata Banerjee

Mamata is finding it hard to rely on others, especially when the BJP is aiming slingshots at her and her much-touted claims of honesty.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Yogi Adityanath, Mayawati, Rahul Gandhi

From Narendra Modi to Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee to Mayawati, what is the secret to ultimate political success?

What if we tell you there is but one thing common between Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Mayawati and Yogi Adityanath? And what if we tell you THAT is the secret to success?

HUMOUR

 |  2-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, Yogi Adityanath

Swami Ramakrishna: Yogi Adityanath introduces Mamata Banerjee’s Bengal to an icon they never knew they had

Who says only Donald Trump can do it? Clearly, our very own Yogiji can make a covefe of another level!

VARIETY

 |  8-minute read
CBI, Amit Shah, Hindutva, Mamata Banerjee

The BJP is trying the Hindutva card fervently in Bengal. It has stoked tension but not yet outright hate

Over the last two years, the RSS and BJP have made many attempts to demonise Mamata Banerjee as 'pro-Muslim' and themselves as 'emancipators' of upper-caste Bengalis. The result? So far, no good.