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POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
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

 |  6-minute read
Visa extension, Narendra modi pm, West Bengal, Taslima Nasreen

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?

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

 |  5-minute read
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

 |  3-minute read
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

 |  4-minute read
TMC, Muslim appeasement, West bengal doctors, West Bengal

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.

LIFE

 |  2-minute read
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?

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.