Soumyadipta Banerjee

OPEN TO OPINION

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VOICES

 |  Paradigm shift  |   8-minute read

How the Uri attack and my article on Fawad Khan changed my life forever

Outraged by the brutal assault on our army jawans, I had said that Pakistani actors working in Bollywood should condemn such terrorism. I ended up receiving condemnation, from both sides of the border.

VARIETY

 |  Paradigm shift  |   5-minute read

Why India should shake off a caste-based reservation system entirely

For one, Dr B R Ambedkar would want it that way. Secondly, caste-based reservation has not accomplished social justice but in fact, the opposite.

POLITICS

 |  Paradigm shift  |   7-minute read

Why I think the BJP is right in backing Anupam Kher and 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

It is perfectly logical for the BJP to endorse a film that agrees with its narrative. The movie will also reportedly showcase Dr Manmohan Singh's achievements, and the constant challenges to his authority from his own party.

VOICES

 |  Paradigm shift  |   6-minute read

Why I differ with Naseeruddin Shah

Making Bulandshahr about ‘intolerance’ only broad-brushes a great number of people as driven by ‘hate’. The truth is different.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Paradigm shift  |   6-minute read

Sonu Nigam says Pakistani singers get paid more in India than Indians do. This is discrimination. Why are liberals silent?

Had this discriminatory treatment taken place with a Pakistani singer, the intelligentsia would have flooded the opinion space with their caustic comments.

POLITICS

 |  Paradigm shift  |   5-minute read

Tilt of Twitter? Right wingers’ tweets are being hidden from their followers. Here’s why I think so

Jack Dorsey needs to answer if some users are at a disadvantage because of their political beliefs.

VOICES

 |  Paradigm shift  |   6-minute read

Killing of US missionary John Chau: How the US media missed the most crucial point

The Sentinelese didn't want John Chau on their island. It's strange that the US media, such an advocate of civil rights, is not harping on that issue at all.

POLITICS

 |  Paradigm shift  |   4-minute read

How Sitaram Kesri’s humiliation drew me away from the Congress forever

The party has systematically denied all its senior leaders outside the Nehru-Gandhi family their due.

VOICES

 |  Paradigm shift  |   6-minute read

Perception polls about India under Modi: Whose perception is it anyway?

Recently, The Washington Post and the BBC published two articles about India. What is their research methodology and sample size?

ART & CULTURE

 |  Paradigm shift  |   4-minute read

How Thugs Of Hindostan will bring down Bollywood's star ecosystem

The multiplex audience doesn't care about star power. All they want is a good story.