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POLITICS

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TMC, Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal, Durga puja 2018

Why all Durga pandals in West Bengal are playing the same music

Was it also a puja gift from the CM, apart from Rs 10,000 that every puja committee received?

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
West Bengal, Murmura, Maharashtrian cuisine, Bengali food

How the love for puffed rice brings Maharashtra and West Bengal together

The ‘bhel’ of west is similar to ‘jhaal muri’ of east, with almost similar ingredients and a slight twist as a stamp of regional difference.

POLITICS

 |  Right foot forward  |  6-minute read
West Bengal, BJP, Mamata Banerjee, Bengal bandh

BJP's Bengal Bandh was bound to be insignificant. Here's why

Mamata Banerjee is very firmly in control of the state and the BJP knows this.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
West Bengal, Jyoti Basu, Urban naxal, Mithun chakraborty

Was actor Mithun Chakraborty one of the original 'urban naxals'?

[Book extract] Like thousands of impressionable Bengali youth in late 1960s, the actor too was swayed by the extremist ideology.

VARIETY

 |  Paradigm shift  |  10-minute read
Dev, Twitter, Freedom of Speech, West Bengal

A scary story about being harassed by cops over a tweet in West Bengal

Indranil Roy, a veteran film journalist, apparently offended film star and TMC MP Dev with one simple tweet.

POLITICS

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Bjp it cell, West Bengal, Durga Puja, Mamata Banerjee

Didi's Durga Puja diplomacy: Mamata Banerjee is scaling up her Hindu reach-out

With her Muslim vote bank intact, Mamata is focused on not losing out on the goodwill of her Hindu voters.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Syndicate raj, Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal, Trinamool Congress

India Today's exposé of 'Syndicate Raj' in West Bengal has left TMC leadership red-faced

So long as such corrupt and coercive systems are in place, development in the state will continue to hit the wall.

POLITICS

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West Bengal, Amit Shah, BJP, TMC

Hindutva vs Hilsa in West Bengal: How Mamata Banerjee will counter Amit Shah's saffron surge

The TMC leader is using her Bengali connect against BJP's weapon of religious nationalism.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Illegal Immigrants, West Bengal, Assam nrc list, Mamata Banerjee

NRC: Why Mamata Banerjee's stand on illegal immigrants has changed with changing political season

Back in 2005, the West Bengal CM, as an MP in Lok Sabha, had raised the issue of illegal immigrants in her state.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Lok Sabha election 2019, Trinamool Congress, BJP, West Bengal

Lok Sabha 2019: Why the road leading to lotus bloom in West Bengal looks muddy

Voters are caught between TMC's 'BJP Hatao' and BJP’s 'Ebar Bangla' campaigns.