Sumit Mitra
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The writer is is a political analyst and enthusiast in colonial studies.

VARIETY

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Ministers who spew rubbish need to be criminally charged

The question that arises is whether BJP is anti-science by instinct or by design?

POLITICS

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Real reason behind why Left lost to BJP in Tripura

Marxists have little faith in the due process, as evident from the mass murders committed at the behest of Stalin, Mao Zedong or even Pol Pot.

VOICES

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VOICES

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What Raya Sarkar's list of sexual predators reveals

Beside the academic community, the media too is particularly ripe for a #MeToo outbreak.

POLITICS

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Trump as US president will be disastrous for Modi and India

A jingoist, xenophobic US under someone like him will give authoritarianism a chance to think they're right, be it anywhere.

POLITICS

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How Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls reflect Bengal politics

It is still difficult to gamble on the outcome, though the odds are stacked in Mamata Banerjee’s favour.

POLITICS

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Modi's minimum governance, maximum government

The prime minister's actions are surprisingly no different from the 'mai baap sarkar' model patented by the Congress.

POLITICS

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Bloggers' death: Butchering the idea of Bangladesh

A deep churning is going on in the country on the ideas that have shaped its history.

POLITICS

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#BeefBan: How Modi has done a disservice to the cow and economy

If RSS insists on championing more and more stringent laws against cow slaughter, the market economy will hit back by making bovine animals unwanted.

POLITICS

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Nun rape and church vandalism: Hindutva idea or land-grabbing technique?

The Ranaghat incident raises crucial questions about the saffron brotherhood's clarity of purpose in their attacks on churches.