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Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb’s Sudden Resignation Triggers Many Speculations

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb’s Sudden Resignation Triggers Many Speculations

May 14, 2022

It is being perceived as BJP’s ploy to defuse anti-incumbency and internal rivalry ahead of 2023 assembly election.

Waterworld! Rising Seas Pose A Threat To Millions Living Along India’s Coastline

Waterworld! Rising Seas Pose A Threat To Millions Living Along India’s Coastline

May 12, 2022

India has no policy for rehabilitating climate refugees even as the people living along coastal West Bengal and Odisha are exposed to greater vulnerability

SC Stay On Sedition Law: Not Much Respite For Naxalite Activists

SC Stay On Sedition Law: Not Much Respite For Naxalite Activists

May 12, 2022

In most cases, people accused of having Maoist links are slapped with too many sections for any leniency on sedition to allow them any relief.

How Grouping Of Languages Inflated Number Of Hindi Speakers

How Grouping Of Languages Inflated Number Of Hindi Speakers

May 09, 2022

Of the 53 crore purported Hindi-speakers in India, according to the 2011 census, 12 crore actually spoke languages that are awaiting their own recognition.

Five Decades Of Invisiblisation Of India’s Minor Languages 

Five Decades Of Invisiblisation Of India’s Minor Languages 

May 03, 2022

How the 1971 decision to exclude minor languages from Census report is killing India’s linguistic diversity 

The Bengali Language Tale: From Dominant To Persecuted

The Bengali Language Tale: From Dominant To Persecuted

Apr 27, 2022

In India’s East and Northeast, the fear of losing linguistic identity has often led to prolonged agitations and violence among communities which share many social and cultural affinities

How Vegetarian, Non-Vegetarian Food Curiously Co-Exist In West Bengal

How Vegetarian, Non-Vegetarian Food Curiously Co-Exist In West Bengal

Apr 25, 2022

During the 16th and 17th century, 'Mahaprabhu' Chaitanya's followers tried to replace fish in their diet with daal, a vegetarian source of protein. Eventually, lentil soup with fish heads became one of Bengal's most popular dishes

TMC Supremacy To Continue As Bengal Re-enters A Phase Of Divided Opposition

TMC Supremacy To Continue As Bengal Re-enters A Phase Of Divided Opposition

Apr 18, 2022

An analysis of the bypoll and civic poll results reveal the TMC’s principal rival changes from area to area.

Unfailing Commitment Of CPI(M) Red Brigades

Unfailing Commitment Of CPI(M) Red Brigades

Apr 13, 2022

A deep dive into the lives of three cadres from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) with an unending passion for the party, and the risks they undertake at the cost of personal safety.

Why Did Babul Supriyo Cite His 2004 Show In Pakistan Ahead Of His Bengal Bypoll Test?

Why Did Babul Supriyo Cite His 2004 Show In Pakistan Ahead Of His Bengal Bypoll Test?

Apr 11, 2022

Babul Supriyo, now a TMC candidate. is facing a strong campaign dubbing him as 'communal' for his past remarks when he was with the BJP.

The Ghost As A Metaphor In Bengali Cinema

The Ghost As A Metaphor In Bengali Cinema

Apr 06, 2022

Bengali cinema has a rich tradition of ghosts and spirits, though, unlike in Bengali literature, most of these are benevolent or funny and rarely scary

Why Birbhum Massacre Is Different From Other Instances Of Political Violence In Bengal 

Why Birbhum Massacre Is Different From Other Instances Of Political Violence In Bengal 

Mar 24, 2022

In Birbhum district itself, Soochpur in Nanoor stood witness to the spine chilling incident of the lynching of 11 agricultural labourers, all of them TMC supporters, in July 2000. But this time was different.

Media And Manipur: Courage Under Fire

Media And Manipur: Courage Under Fire

Mar 11, 2022

Independent journalists are always in the government’s line of fire in the Northeast state

Manipur Election Results: BJP Emerges As Single Largest Party

Manipur Election Results: BJP Emerges As Single Largest Party

Mar 10, 2022

BJP looked set to emerge as the single largest party in the Manipur assembly elections by 11 am, leading in 17 of the 40 seats.

Can Kuki Rebels Play The Kingmaker In Manipur Elections?

Can Kuki Rebels Play The Kingmaker In Manipur Elections?

Mar 09, 2022

The powerplay of Kuki rebel groups in favour of the BJP has become one of the biggest talking points in Manipur this election

Insurgency, Drugs And The Real Issues: All About Manipur Election 2022

Insurgency, Drugs And The Real Issues: All About Manipur Election 2022

Mar 03, 2022

Travels in Manipur’s valleys and hills reveal what are the issues and how political parties have responded to them

Manipur Maelstrom: Why Is The Northeast State Witnessing Poll Violence?

Manipur Maelstrom: Why Is The Northeast State Witnessing Poll Violence?

Mar 03, 2022

If the last five years witnessed a visible reduction in alleged ‘excesses’ committed by armed forces, the 2022 assembly polls recorded unprecedented pre-poll violence

Manipur: In These Tribal Constituencies, Insurgents Bat For BJP

Manipur: In These Tribal Constituencies, Insurgents Bat For BJP

Feb 28, 2022

Behind Kuki rebels’ support for the BJP in Manipur lies equations of the drug economy, allege locals.

The Curious Case Of Women In Manipur Politics 

The Curious Case Of Women In Manipur Politics 

Feb 26, 2022

At the fore on social and economic fronts, women are in the backseat when it comes to political representation 

Who Killed West Bengal Student Activist Anish Khan?

Who Killed West Bengal Student Activist Anish Khan?

Feb 20, 2022

Student leader Anish Khan's death has triggered a row in West Bengal with Khan's family alleging that a few people, donning police uniform, entered their home at Amta in Howrah on Friday night, and forcibly took him to the terrace only to push him down to die.

TMC’s New Committee – Didi’s Great Balancing Act

TMC’s New Committee – Didi’s Great Balancing Act

Feb 19, 2022

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek has retained his post of general secretary but with seemingly lesser freedom

How Mamata Banerjee Dealt With Rebellions Since Forming Her Own Party

How Mamata Banerjee Dealt With Rebellions Since Forming Her Own Party

Feb 13, 2022

Mamata Banerjee's Saturday move reconstituting the party’s leadership structure is being seen as preempting of another rebellion, this time closer home.

What Mamata’s Jibe At Rahul In Uttar Pradesh Tells Us About TMC’s Gameplan On Congress

What Mamata’s Jibe At Rahul In Uttar Pradesh Tells Us About TMC’s Gameplan On Congress

Feb 10, 2022

TMC insiders and political observers say the TMC’s mission to weaken Congress is more Mamata Banerjee’s idea than Prashant Kishore’s.

The Bengali Baul Band That Enthralled Psychedelic Audiences Of ‘60s US

The Bengali Baul Band That Enthralled Psychedelic Audiences Of ‘60s US

Feb 08, 2022

The group of five bauls had three records released in the US, from Elektra, Buddah and Nonesuch Records between 1967 and 1971.

Mamata-Prashant Kishore Rift: Real Or Rumour?

Mamata-Prashant Kishore Rift: Real Or Rumour?

Feb 08, 2022

On February 7, after the state’s leading Bengali newspaper reported a possible abrupt end to the TMC’s agreement with the I-PAC and a direct confrontation between Banerjee and Kishor, the TMC leadership only gave evasive replies.

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