Romita Datta

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is Associate Editor, India Today.

POLITICS

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Mamata Banerjee’s poetic protest: The West Bengal CM has chosen rhyme over shouting

This week, she penned one on Centre’s intrusion in to private life — Unki (Peep) Online.

POLITICS

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Why Mamata Banerjee thinks she was more close to Atal Bihari Vajpayee than many in the BJP

The West Bengal CM, in her own way, is grieving the passing away of a guardian figure who gave her a long rope and even put up with her tantrums.

POLITICS

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Last 'lal salaam' to Somnath Babu, who remained a Communist all his life

I met the veteran MP for the first time in 2004, but he had been part of dinner table conversations all my life.

POLITICS

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How pitch for a Bengali Prime Minister may propel Mamata Banerjee to the top chair

It is likely that she will wait till results are out to stake claim to the prime minister's chair.

POLITICS

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How campus fire makes TMC uneasy, again

The Calcutta Medical College strike could have ended in a whimper, if Mamata Banerjee had acted promptly.

VARIETY

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How Rahul Gandhi's wink stopped a great political moment from being realised

The Congress president couldn't hide the elation over having actually left Modi dumbfounded.

POLITICS

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When Modi dared Mamata on her own turf

The PM asked the Bengal chief minister to read the writing on the wall - the BJP is headed for big electoral gains in 2019.

POLITICS

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VOICES

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POLITICS

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Why BJP in Bengal is finding it hard to woo bhadralok

The biggest problem is that these men are sticklers for ideology and they have a strong conviction in the Left beliefs.