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POLITICS

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West Bengal, Trinamool Congress, Mamata Banerjee, Identity Politics

Didi Ke Bolo vs Dada Ke Bolo: Who is winning the battle for Bengal?

Trinamool’s Mamata Banerjee and BJP’s Dilip Ghosh are reaching out to people. But who exactly are the people listening to?

POLITICS

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Trinamool, Sovan Chatterjee, Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal

You can't be the new TMC, BJP: A line of Trinamool leaders joining the saffron party is not good news

That Trinamool is in shambles is clear. But how is an exodus of its controversial leaders going to help the BJP? Specially when none of them claims to follow BJP's ideology?

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |  6-minute read
West Bengal, Bengali, Language, Mamata Banerjee

Why Mamata Banerjee's politics over Bengali language is a self goal

Most non-Bengalis living and working in Bengal already know the language.

POLITICS

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Bengal tmc violence, Bengal cut money, Mamata banerjee cut money, Mamata Banerjee

Party Hopping Season in Bengal: Councillors in Bengal are switching sides faster than the speed of light, leading to political unrest

First, the party hopping, then the ‘cut money’ debacle — Bengal has never witnessed a state of lawlessness quite like this one, since the naxal period.

POLITICS

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Mamata Banerjee, Mamata banerjee tmc, Mamata banerjee doctors strike, Mamata banerjee fight

Is Mamata losing the plot? From doctors' strike to ‘cut money’ debacle, Didi is plunging into crisis

The TMC supremo seems absolutely unable to handle either provocations from the BJP or pressures within her own party. Will Mamata Banerjee push the TMC to breaking point?

VARIETY

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Social Media, Trolling, Mamata Banerjee, Parliament

Nusrat-Mimi versus Trolls: Who’s winning this fiery match?

Clearly, the winner is Mamata Banerjee. Here's why.

POLITICS

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Trinamool, West Bengal, Doctors Strike, Amit Shah

From Chits to Doctors' Prescriptions: Saving Bengal from Mamata Banerjee, a note at a time

The recent doctors' strike signals danger for Mamata Banerjee. In her tenure, Bengal saw fervent minority appeasement, harsh political violence and deep corruption. Can it be cured?

POLITICS

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Bjp in bengal, সিন্ডিকেট, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee

A Very Deep Cut: Why Mamata Banerjee asking TMC party men to stop taking 'cut money' is just too little, too late

As reports emerge of Didi apparently telling party workers to return money taken from hapless people, will anyone listen? This only opens a Pandora's Box, one the Opposition will exploit.

POLITICS

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Mamata Banerjee, Open letter to muslims, Muslim league, Indian Muslims

Open Letter to my fellow Muslims: Please step out of the ‘we are oppressed’ narrative. Fix what you can!

As a Muslim, I know we face blatant, rampant discrimination. But complaining about it, and writing posts, won't help. Improving our own lot, one step at a time, will.

LIFE

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West Bengal, Muslims, Mamata Banerjee, Aparna Sen

Beyond 36 Chowringee Lane: How once-diverse Calcutta shrunk to Kolkata where secularism now means putting on a veil

The Calcutta I grew up in was truly diverse, home to Parsis, Jews, Armenians, Anglo-Indians and many other communities. Somehow, 'minority' came to be thought of as only one community. Why?