Opinion  /  Published 16.06.21

Crucial difference

In the time of Covid, we all live in a state of heightened uncertainty and anguish. There are problems relating to our health that each of us must take care of. There are fears about the health of our...
By Anup Sinha in

Opinion  /  Published 09.06.21

The Bengal model: A clash of identities

Like countless others, I, too, am utterly delighted that the West Bengal electorate has halted the fascist juggernaut of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah although, naturally, disappointed at the decline in...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 08.06.21

Mamata must dare to imagine a new Bengal

March, April and May were awful, stressful months for most of us in West Bengal. We are still not out of the woods yet with the ongoing pandemic and the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas. But the three pr...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.21

The Narendra Modi wave could be receding

In 2014, Narendra Modi resurrected a phenomenon that had been dormant in Indian politics for three decades. This was the national wave —‘Hindutva wave’ or ‘Modi wave&rsquo...
By Asim Ali in

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.21

Bengali exceptionalism stops sectarianism

There was a cartoon doing the rounds on our phones soon after the election results in West Bengal modelled on the Asterix comics. Superimposed on the original drawings of the first page of every Aster...
By Rosinka Chaudhuri in


Opinion  /  Published 22.05.21

Faith and bigotry trump reason for sangh parivar

At that time, Covid-19 was many months away from manifesting itself in the world. Now that it is here, and the Modi government continues its savage, unrelenting, war on the intellect, the gloomy futur...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 19.05.21

Loud and clear: Pray for Myanmar

Sir — The fact that the Miss Universe contestant from Myanmar, Thuzar Wint Lwin, held up a sign saying “Pray for Myanmar” during the competition is encouraging. She denounced the vio...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.21

A judiciary that supervises Centre is welcome

Friends in London warned against moving from a cooling frying pan to a raging fire. But we were tired of being kept dangling at Air India’s mercy. The national carrier resembles the national gov...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.05.21

Suvendu heads Opposition

BJP MLA from Nandigram, Suvendu Adhikari, whose poll campaign had been shrilly communal, was on Monday elected by his party as the leader of the Opposition in the Bengal Assembly. This unanimous deci...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.05.21

Can Mamata become the first Bengali PM?

Any phrase when overused becomes stale and loses its meaning. ‘A historic victory’ is one of them. If every election victory is described as ‘historic’, as is often done in con...
By Sudheendra Kulkarni in


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