People  /  Published 10.01.21

The long and unhappy life of Chandradhar Das

The phone call came in the early hours of December 15, 2020. It was human rights activist Kamal Chakraborty on the other end with the news of the death of Chandradhar Das, a 104-year-old resident of s...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Calcutta  /  Published 08.01.21

Unity cry marks Park Circus vigil

The rally was attended by over 100 people — men, women and members of the LGBTQ community. Though not huge in terms of size, the marchers were upbeat and vocal. “The Park Circus movement...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.12.20

Farmers’ protests unlikely to dent BJP’s appeal

In the summer of 1974, amidst a deepening economic downturn, an increasingly authoritarian Central government faced off against striking railway workers. The 20-day railway strike, led by George Ferna...
By Asim Ali in

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.20

Yellow fever: promise of 'Sonar Bangla'

Civilization has been under the spell of the yellow metal since time immemorial. The myth of the city of gold — El Dorado — refuses to fade away. Politicians — members of the Bharati...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.20

History at the gates: BJP’s economic libertarianism

The remaking of a nation is typically a process that unfolds at a glacial pace over time. A few bellwether events however stand out, both as catalysts of change as well as signs for posterity on how t...
By Arghya Sengupta in


West Bengal  /  Published 22.12.20

Didi piles CAA heat on ‘cheat’ party

Mamata Banerjee on Monday called the BJP “a cheatingbaaj party (a party of cheats)” over Amit Shah’s apparent shifting of the goalpost on the citizenship matrix and spoke against any...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya and Kousik Sen in Calcutta/Raiganj

People  /  Published 20.12.20

‘They are using Dalit votes for selfish ends’

1965: Thakur is born to Krishna Chandra and Renuka Thakur in Bagula village in Nadia district  1982: Moves to Calcutta and completes her school-leaving exams 1987: Graduates in Accountancy Hono...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

India  /  Published 19.12.20

Sharjeel, guilty as charged

A Delhi court on Saturday took cognisance of the offence of sedition against JNU student Sharjeel Imam in a case related to the violence during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Decemb...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 17.12.20

Didi renews pledge against CAA, NRC

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee repeated her pledge against the Narendra Modi government’s citizenship matrix on Wednesday to revive her support base in Cooch Behar — the district that shar...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

Calcutta  /  Published 12.12.20

A year on, anti-CAA cry unmuted

Banojyotsna Lahiri, a Presidency and JNU alumna and a friend of Khalid, walked in the rally on Friday. “In Delhi, a protest march is usually limited to the stretch between Mandi House and Janta...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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