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Ed Hoc

Executive Editor, India Today Group Digital

POLITICS

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Assam NRC: Identity politics can put Mamata Banerjee and Bengal’s Right on the same boat

Could Prashant Kishor’s advice to the West Bengal chief minister reverse BJP’s recent gains in the state?

POLITICS

 |  Ed Hoc  |   3-minute read

Chaos in Kolkata: The Bengali is not Hindustani. And therein lies the problem

Communism, the legendary Bangla defence mechanism or the gutkhakhor non-Bengali; who is to blame for Kolkata's rot?

POLITICS

 |  Ed Hoc  |   3-minute read

Angry Hanuman or Hungry Kisan? Who will decide 2019?

The 'angry Hanuman' raging against liberal voices, or the distraught and economically backward farmer with a blistered foot — your vote on one of these two images will decide who will rule India for the next five years.

POLITICS

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'Bhobishyoter Bhoot': Liberal hypocrisy is West Bengal’s living ghost from the past

Has Mamata Banerjee inherited this fine tradition from the Left Front government before her? It has certainly served political dispensations in Bengal very well.

ART & CULTURE

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POLITICS

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The free speech hypocrisy in JNU debate

Like in Mamata's West Bengal, this argument is conveniently forgotten when it comes to hearing out the other side.

LIFE

 |  Ed Hoc  |   5-minute read

A dirty older man's handbook to seek younger women

Rosalyn D'Mello's first book, 'A Handbook for My Lover', brought great relief to me.

POLITICS

 |  Ed Hoc  |   5-minute read

How the Indian Left failed Rohith Vemulas

Any observer of caste and the political Left’s disturbing ambiguity towards it will tell you the Dalit scholar was right.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Ed Hoc  |   3-minute read

Shah Rukh's bittersweet Eidi to Bajrangi Salman: I'm back

A Gujarati-Muslim bootlegger openly flaunting his religion and his disregard for the law in Modi land - King Khan proves he can be politically incorrect.

LIFE

 |  Ed Hoc  |   4-minute read

Why Superman is Dead, Hindu culture are at home in Bali

While good citizens of Bombay have bowed down to fate, a punk rock band in the Indonesian city has picked up the big fight against reclamation.