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?
| 6-minute read
Permit to reside: I treasure India more than many Indians. UPA targeted me. I hope BJP empowers me to stay
It's been 25 years since Bangladesh closed its doors to me. Despite the chance of living in the West, I chose India out of sheer love. So-called secular forces targeted me. Will others help?
Aage Se Right | 6-minute read
Most non-Bengalis living and working in Bengal already know the language.
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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?
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.
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Muslim 'protests' too little, too late: What were ‘prominent’ Bengali Muslims doing before Lok Sabha polls 2019?
The letter written by ‘prominent’ Bengali Muslims to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee only highlights their silence in several earlier cases.
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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?
Below The Belt | 13-minute read
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