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Ed Hoc

Executive Editor, India Today Group Digital

POLITICS

 |  Ed Hoc  |   14-minute read

[Book Excerpt] Exploring the Muslim factor in the battle for Bengal 2021

In his latest book, Bengal 2021: An Election Diary, journalist and author Deep Halder explores the factor of religious identity and gauges the mood of the people across Bengal ahead of the electrifying Assembly elections of 2021.

POLITICS

 |  Ed Hoc  |   4-minute read

There is Saffron in your Coffee (House)

A saffron wave crashed on the Coffee House and washed away the last remaining doubt that Bengal has changed.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Ed Hoc  |   4-minute read

Feluda is dead. A new one is born. Long live Feluda

When acting legend Soumitra Chatterjee died on November 15 last year, my Feluda died with him.

POLITICS

 |  Ed Hoc  |   5-minute read

Why BJP does not need Sourav Ganguly for Bengal 2021

The induction of cricket legend Sourav Ganguly may not necessarily be the answer for the BJP in Bengal for 2021.

POLITICS

 |  Ed Hoc  |   3-minute read

A train cut through 16 migrants while you were sleeping. How’s your Dalgona coffee?

What is one small train accident? Just another piece of news. Just another day in the life of India. Those poor sods are already becoming a distant memory.

POLITICS

 |  Ed Hoc  |   3-minute read

Forever in shadows, can Uddhav Thackeray ever be his own man?

Being in bed with Sharad Pawar and the Congress is a difficult threesome even for a deft political acrobat. And Uddhav has no administrative experience.

VARIETY

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Can spiritual love save ageing playboys like Imran Khan and Brad Pitt?

Post MeToo, the rules have changed and a philanderer is no more a charmer even when he is Brad Pitt.

POLITICS

 |  Ed Hoc  |   4-minute read

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

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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.