Jai Shri Ram
Opinion  /  Published 07.04.21

Bengal is in the throes of unalloyed bigotry

One afternoon three or so years ago, I stepped out of our Calcutta offices for a smoke and a shot of bhaanr (earthen cup) coffee. Within earshot from where I stood is a small shrine to Hanum...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

West Bengal  /  Published 02.04.21

Mamata holed up in Nandi booth

By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya, Anshuman Phadikar in Nandigram(Bengal)

Opinion  /  Published 18.02.21

Political connotations of symbols

There are many controversies that have a habit of periodically resurfacing. One of the more interminable disputes from history that acquire contemporary political connotations is the one centred on Ba...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.02.21

Ram slogans in Bengal Assembly

Chaotic scenes dubbed “unprecedented” by some veterans in the treasury benches unfolded in the Assembly on Friday as chief minister Mamata Banerjee tried placing the vote-on-account for po...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya and Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.01.21

Calcuttans recount Netaji event

Two professionals, leading figures in their respective fields who have spent long years in Calcutta, were at Saturday’s event at Victoria Memorial to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Net...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 26.01.21

Mamata Banerjee flays hecklers

Mamata on Monday said the hecklers did what they did because they didn’t know her well enough. “If some mothers and sisters ask me to come and do their dishes, I would gladly do so&hellip...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 09.09.20

Murder: 'Jai Shri Ram' charge

A cab driver from Delhi was murdered in his taxi on a Greater Noida highway on Sunday night, his family alleging his passengers had asked him to chant “Jai Shri Ram” but the police had kep...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 18.07.20

UP: ‘Shri Ram’ on tonsured scalp to warn Oli

A little-known Hindutva outfit allegedly tonsured a Nepali youth and wrote “Jai Shri Ram” on his scalp in Varanasi, prompting a call from the Nepal ambassador to chief minister Adityanath ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 10.10.19

Turning prejudice into a matter of pride

The principle of accountability is, supposedly, the beating heart of a healthy democracy. It is meant to uphold the liability of the elected representatives to the people who elect them to positions o...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.19

Why do some people not criticize hate crimes vocally?

Sir — It is amusing that only three days after some 50 eminent citizens came together to write an open letter to the prime minister, requesting action against ‘Jai Shri Ram’ being used as a war ...
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