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Enduring images

Five images have remained with me from the five years I spent in West Bengal — 2004 to 2009. ‘Inde...

Regional pride could be a strategy against the BJP

Over the last few years, a lot of media commentary has diagnosed the main political battle raging across India...
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India and Pakistan’s trade agenda

In so adversarial a relationship, there is no sphere of activity left untouched by the impact of India-Pakista...

But are masks not a bad thing?

That’s what they would say in olden times. Be who you are, don’t wear a mask. Masked folks are tri...

We are who we vote for

While most of the world continues to grapple with yesterday’s problem — Covid-19 — New Zeala...

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Opinion  /  Published 13.04.21

Pitching for Ahmedabad

On December 10, 2020, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s media release announced the itinerary of England’s tour to India which featured a total of 12 matches. Seven were to be he...
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Opinion  /  Published 13.04.21

Bengal has the ability to turn into a black hole

The British film director, David Lean, liked to repeat a vaudeville entertainer’s precept he had internalized in his youth: never pop out of the same hole twice. While this might be sound advice...
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Opinion  /  Published 12.04.21

Head first: Mental healthcare in India

The health of human beings is influenced by both mental and physiological well-being. And yet, this crucial tenet is often ignored in the larger public discourse. The weightage accorded to treating ph...
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Opinion  /  Published 12.04.21

Romeo at risk: Yogi in Bengal

The message conveyed by electoral campaigns in India has undergone a sea change. Yogi Adityanath’s election speeches in West Bengal illustrate this best. As it is, campaign speeches, especially ...
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Opinion  /  Published 12.04.21

Faith breached: Love jihad laws

A lot has been written about the impact of the anti-conversion ordinances — the love jihad laws in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. This analysis focuses on the right to choose, the r...
By Prannv Dhawan in

Opinion  /  Published 12.04.21

Bengal: Elections through young eyes

‘This is your first time. There’s still a lot to know.’ As a first-time voter, about to experience the reality of the electoral set-up, this sentiment questions every bit of knowledg...
By Agnideb Bandyopadhyay in

Opinion  /  Published 12.04.21

Familiar template: The BJP’s blueprint for Bengal

Against the backdrop of the Ganges in high tide at a riverside dhaba in Diamond Harbour, three Muslim residents were taking in the cool, strong wind and chatting about politics. I butted in ...
By Saba Naqvi in

Opinion  /  Published 11.04.21

Why give Romeo a bad name?

We in India have loved Romeo for the longest time, though in our interpretation, he will always be less than Devdas. In the 1987 film Dance Dance, Cobra…sorry, Mithunda rolls his bedroom eyes a...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 11.04.21

I am the bear and I am Polar

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Opinion  /  Published 11.04.21

Catfights over crowns

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