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POLITICS

 |  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.

VOICES

 |  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.

POLITICS

 |  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.

POLITICS

 |  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.

POLITICS

 |  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.

POLITICS

 |  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!

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |  7-minute read
West Bengal violence, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal

Chora Shrot: The strong undercurrent for the BJP in Bengal which the TMC has sensed and is so fearful of

Many BJP supporters are silent, fearing TMC violence. Their votes could speak in favour of the BJP and surprise many watching.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Mamata Banerjee, Vidyasagar statue, West Bengal

Why Didi should go: Delhi's Bengali migrants say BJP has made strong inroads into Bengal, Mamata Banerjee's rule will be shaken

West Bengal is seeing a close fight between the TMC and BJP. Migrant workers from Bengal, driven to Delhi in desperate need of jobs, want to see the BJP win.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Trinamool, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, Poriborton

Poribortan Full Circle: Mamata Banerjee once called for 'change' in West Bengal. Is that rebounding on her today?

Mamata must pause and ponder over what brought down the 34-year rule of the Left in Bengal. She shouldn't repeat the same mistakes.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Vandalism, West Bengal, Vidyasagar’s statue

Vidyasagar's Statue Vandalised: But do people really care about statues?

Why do we care about a statue only when we hear it's been destroyed? What does this tell us about our attitude towards those now cast in stone?