Sanjukta Basu

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

Freelance writer, photographer and women studies scholar, and a part of the Karwan E Mohabbat group. She writes on social marginalisation, minority rights and women issues.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Statue of (Dis)Unity: Why Modi should have built Gandhi’s image, not Sardar Patel's

BJP is desperate to appropriate the legacy of leaders like Subhash Chandra Bose and Sardar Patel by pitting them against Nehru. That's how low its politics has gone.

POLITICS

 |   11-minute read

Why Rafale isn’t flying: For BJP, Raj Dharma should be answering charges on deal with gravity

The government's response to allegations of a Rafale scam is making it look flighty.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Falling rupee and rising fuel prices: How Rahul Gandhi caught Modi govt off-guard with Bharat Bandh

As things stand today, BJP's ‘Congress-mukt bharat’ mission is far from being over.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why the case against Robert Vadra will boomerang on the BJP

Corruption is a cancer in the nation's body, hard to diagnose, harder to treat and it eats away the nation's wealth.

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

Why he hugged PM Modi, to the dangers of exclusion: What Rahul Gandhi said in Germany

The Congress president spoke of how the current government’s policies were fuelling violence and hampering India’s growth.

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Narendra Modi is no Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Comparisons are made of the oratorical skills of both. But Vajpayee valued truth, dissent, inclusion. Modi is the opposite, not the inheritor, of such talents.

VARIETY

 |   7-minute read

BJP's Dalit love - Why the party is feverishly indulging in 'appeasement' now

Dalits are a mere vote bank for the party and the cynical politics of rejection and persuasion around them shows this.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Modi government has failed on all fronts, it has no option but play the communal card

PM's Azamgarh speech is proof the BJP has dropped the last curtain on the show of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas and is only aiming at polarising voters.

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

BJP's failed Assam experiment shows it's a good thing Rahul Gandhi doesn’t have any 'agenda'

The Hindutva agenda has backfired in Assam as Assamese are united as a linguistic nationality, not Hindu nationality.