Soumyadipta Banerjee
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VARIETY

 |  Aage Se Right  |   6-minute read

How Pakistan tortures its LGBTQs: With its brutal mix of silence and violence, Pakistan routinely targets this vulnerable group

There's no figure for crimes against transgenders in Pakistan. Because, beyond the flashy Page Three parties of Pakistan, no one cares as the LGBTs get beaten, abducted, tortured and raped.

VOICES

 |  Aage Se Right  |   7-minute read

Why silent on Bacha baazi, Pakistan? Instead of sponsoring terrorists, Pakistan should tackle this social evil instead

Pakistan fuels, trains and sponsors thousands of jihadis each year. But at the same time, it turns a blind eye towards the thousands of vulnerable young boys raped within.

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |   6-minute read

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

 |  Aage Se Right  |   6-minute read

Didi vs Perfect Storm: Why West Bengal's Trinamool Congress may soon reach a point of no return

Between charges of minority appeasement, reported admissions of the same, and a total miscalculation of the minority vote itself, can Mamata Banerjee withstand the storm she herself has unleashed?

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |   8-minute read

Motormouth Alert: Why the BJP should ask some of its leaders to zip it immediately

This is Narendra Modi 2.0. Irresponsible speakers and tweeters from the BJP must understand the mandate, and the change this now demands.

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |   6-minute read

Poetry of 'I don't agree': But why is Didi still in denial?

Mamata Banerjee channelled her inner poetess as she wrote a poem and shared it on social media. If Didi gets past denial, she will see the sea change that has taken place in West Bengal.

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |   7-minute read

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

 |  Aage Se Right  |   6-minute read

The Killing Fields of West Bengal: Once famed for paddy and mustard, rural Bengal is now overrun by murder

Bengal has always been known for terrible political violence. However, recently this has taken a horrific new form. The growing challenge to the TMC posed by the BJP is clearly unnerving many.

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |   7-minute read

'Coming Soon': The 'jihadi' threat to West Bengal is very real. We need to take it very seriously

The bloodiest terror attack in Bangladesh on July 1, 2016, was an eye-opener when the five dead terrorists were profiled. Today, their ghosts have resurfaced, and issued a warning to West Bengal.

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |   7-minute read

Not Only From Sonar Bangla: Why, for the first time in its political history, West Bengal is warming up to a non-Bengali leader

The unprecedented popularity of a non-Bengali leader is a clear indication that Bengal is rooting for change. Will it find the answer to its question now in Narendra Modi?