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The Fashionably Late Party Starters

The Fashionably Late Party Starters

Jul 14, 2017 Dola Mitra

Women in Calcutta are leaving behind age-related bias by discovering the art of partying post-60

Prophecy Of Blood

Prophecy Of Blood

Jul 07, 2017 Dola Mitra

Another riot in Bengal. Mamata is back to the wall, as the BJP cries appeasement.

The Autumn Of Thunder

The Autumn Of Thunder

Jun 22, 2017 Dola Mitra

In these parts, revolution is local lore, a remembered epic in which everyone had a part—and all lives were...

‘Mao Said If We Seized Power, There Would Be No Borders Between India, China’

‘Mao Said If We Seized Power, There Would Be No Borders Between India, China’

Jun 15, 2017 Dola Mitra INTERVIEWS Khudan Mullick

After 1967's farmers' uprising in Naxalbari, Khundan Mullick fled to China to escape arrest. He recounts his...

Suspending Ritabrata Banerjee For Using High-End Gadgets A Throw-Back To Anti-Computer Era Of CPI(M)?

Suspending Ritabrata Banerjee For Using High-End Gadgets A Throw-Back To Anti-Computer Era Of CPI(M)?

Jun 07, 2017 Dola Mitra

One of the main charges against Ritabrata was his obsessive interest in using high-tech and expensive...

Told In Stage Whispers

Told In Stage Whispers

May 25, 2017 Dola Mitra

Some artiste-politicians in Bengal balance work and career masterfully. Others are devoted to their offices.

Her Dream Sojourn In Manderley

Her Dream Sojourn In Manderley

May 24, 2017 Dola Mitra

Sixty years ago, Sheuli Majumdar put up a fight to become one of India’s first professional woman...

By Breaking-Up Left Rally,  Mamata's Trinamool Government Is Falling Into The Opposition's Trap

By Breaking-Up Left Rally, Mamata's Trinamool Government Is Falling Into The Opposition's Trap

May 22, 2017 Dola Mitra

The police brutailty at today's Left rally can give rise to crisis with the state elections just two years...

Mirror, Mirror, Who’s Worse?

Mirror, Mirror, Who’s Worse?

May 12, 2017 Dola Mitra

BJP’s strategies for capturing Bengal—development and communalism—are in Mamata’s playbook too

Cures That Make A Big Killing

Cures That Make A Big Killing

Apr 27, 2017 Dola Mitra

People exploded in anger at Bengal’s notoriously coercive hospitals. Now, a new law will take them on.

‘New Maoist Revolts Didn’t Identify  Enemy, Have Plan For Land Capture’

‘New Maoist Revolts Didn’t Identify Enemy, Have Plan For Land Capture’

Apr 14, 2017 Dola Mitra INTERVIEWS Santosh Rana

On Naxalbari movement's 50th anniversary, Presidency college's former student recalls those tumultuous days...

All Red In The Rear View Mirror

All Red In The Rear View Mirror

Apr 14, 2017 Dola Mitra

Former Naxalite Ashim Chatterjee looks back at the rebellion that made him

Red Hand That Led Mamata

Red Hand That Led Mamata

Apr 14, 2017 Dola Mitra

Fighting ‘pro-capitalist’ Marxists on the political turf, the CM knows she can’t displease the...

What’s With The Bongs And Hilsa?

What’s With The Bongs And Hilsa?

Apr 10, 2017 Dola Mitra

The question has become more relevant with the two Bengals – West Bengal and Bangladesh -- fighting over...

Sting Against Trinamool MLAs Was Done With Rs 80 Lakh Given By Party’s K.D. Singh, Says Mathew Samuel

Sting Against Trinamool MLAs Was Done With Rs 80 Lakh Given By Party’s K.D. Singh, Says Mathew Samuel

Mar 24, 2017 Dola Mitra

A former Tehelka editor and founder-CEO of Narada.com Mathew Samuel, who conducted the sting operation,...

How Far Will The Narada Scam Affect Trinamool Congress?

How Far Will The Narada Scam Affect Trinamool Congress?

Mar 21, 2017 Dola Mitra

That the corruption issue has not impacted the government’s electoral results adversely has been proven...

The Darkness Of The Womb

The Darkness Of The Womb

Mar 17, 2017 Dola Mitra

A hitherto unheard narrative over motherhood is beginning to be voiced—notes of regret, confusion

Did Muslim Clerics Back-Track After Issuing Fatwa To Teenage Singer?

Did Muslim Clerics Back-Track After Issuing Fatwa To Teenage Singer?

Mar 15, 2017 Dola Mitra

Assam’s media is unwilling to accept that the clergy did not issue the fatwa

House Of  Flying Cots

House Of Flying Cots

Mar 10, 2017 Dola Mitra

The sordid child trafficking racket uncovered in north Bengal has a political overtone. More ghastly are...