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Probir Pramanik

Articles by Probir Pramanik

Bharati Ghosh, Cop-Turned-BJP Candidate, Sheds Shades And Past To Take On “Mother” Mamata In Bengal’s Maoist Badlands

Bharati Ghosh, Cop-Turned-BJP Candidate, Sheds Shades And Past To Take On “Mother” Mamata In Bengal’s Maoist Badlands

May 11, 2019 Probir Pramanik

Ghosh, a former management student of Harvard, once called Banerjee “Ma Jangalmahal er Ma” ( mother,...

Pawan Chamling And The Sikkimese Art Of Forever And Ever

Pawan Chamling And The Sikkimese Art Of Forever And Ever

May 01, 2019 Probir Pramanik

Often called the greenest chief minister of India, Pawan Chamling is to Sikkim politics what Bhaichung Bhutia...

Red Alert: Marx, Mao, Lenin And Stalin Set To Die A Second Death In SUCI Homes

Red Alert: Marx, Mao, Lenin And Stalin Set To Die A Second Death In SUCI Homes

Apr 24, 2019 Probir Pramanik

Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) thrived when the Left Front government ruled West Bengal. They not...

Hammer And Sickle: How Communists Lost Relevance In Bengal

Hammer And Sickle: How Communists Lost Relevance In Bengal

Apr 23, 2019 Probir Pramanik

The Left’s failure to adapt to new socio-political dynamics, an utter lack of any introspection, misplaced...

Mafuja Khatun: BJP’s Muslim Face In West Bengal Eyeing Pranab Mukherjee’s Turf

Mafuja Khatun: BJP’s Muslim Face In West Bengal Eyeing Pranab Mukherjee’s Turf

Apr 22, 2019 Probir Pramanik

Mafuja Khatun is a former two-time CPI(M) legislator from Kumarganj. She switched to the BJP in 2017 and will...

Darjeeling: A Political Bargaining Chip

Darjeeling: A Political Bargaining Chip

Apr 17, 2019 Probir Pramanik

A section of the hill residents, however, feel short-changed by the BJP, which earlier showed sympathy...

Bangladeshi Actor Asked To Return Home After Allegedly Campaigning For Trinamool Congress In Raiganj

Bangladeshi Actor Asked To Return Home After Allegedly Campaigning For Trinamool Congress In Raiganj

Apr 16, 2019 Probir Pramanik

The move comes following reports that Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed, along with a few Indian actors,...

Why The North Bengal Lok Sabha Constituencies Of Cooch Behar And Alipurduar Are Crucial

Why The North Bengal Lok Sabha Constituencies Of Cooch Behar And Alipurduar Are Crucial

Apr 11, 2019 Probir Pramanik

More than 60% polling was registered until late afternoon in Cooch Behar and Alipurduar Lok Sabha...

Sonamoni Khatun: Trinamool Congress Foot Soldier In Basirhat

Sonamoni Khatun: Trinamool Congress Foot Soldier In Basirhat

Apr 04, 2019 Probir Pramanik

Sonamoni Khatun, a third-year BA student, is campaigning for Trinamool Congress' candidate Nusrat Jahan.

Sikkim Goes To Polls On April 11; Will ‘Chamling Magic’ Work For Record Sixth Term?

Sikkim Goes To Polls On April 11; Will ‘Chamling Magic’ Work For Record Sixth Term?

Apr 02, 2019 Probir Pramanik

In May 2014, Chamling was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Sikkim for a record fifth consecutive time.

Balancing Work And House Is Women’s Forte, Says Tollywood Actress Mimi Chakraborty

Balancing Work And House Is Women’s Forte, Says Tollywood Actress Mimi Chakraborty

Mar 29, 2019 Probir Pramanik

“I have got the blessings from people, my fraternity, my fans, my lovers, my role-models, idols, all...

Will Congress Spring A Surprise In Bengal?

Will Congress Spring A Surprise In Bengal?

Mar 28, 2019 Probir Pramanik

The never-say-die Congress optimism still flies high in Malda and Murshidabad. Even analysts believe the...

The Dingi’s Despair

The Dingi’s Despair

Mar 27, 2019 Probir Pramanik

Bengal’s boat-making hub waits for the tide to change, a tailwind to sail through tro ubled waters

How Raju Bista's Candidature Is Fomenting Discontent In The Darjeeling Hills

How Raju Bista's Candidature Is Fomenting Discontent In The Darjeeling Hills

Mar 25, 2019 Probir Pramanik

'How is Raju Bista?' is a question making the rounds in the politically fractured and strategically placed...

Politics Of Relevance And The Bogey Of Gorkhaland

Politics Of Relevance And The Bogey Of Gorkhaland

Mar 22, 2019 Probir Pramanik

Raising the bogey of Gorkhaland periodically, hill parties have tried to stay relevant in the hill politics,...

India's Chanakyas | A Wily Old Fox, Poetry And A Hot Cup Of Tea -- Mamata Banerjee's Heady Mix

India's Chanakyas | A Wily Old Fox, Poetry And A Hot Cup Of Tea -- Mamata Banerjee's Heady Mix

Mar 21, 2019 Probir Pramanik

Mamata Banerjee's inner circle includes 75-year-old Manik Mazumdar, the man who helped Trinamool oust the...

Call Them Calcuttales

Call Them Calcuttales

Mar 20, 2019 Probir Pramanik

Frustrated by low voter turnout in Uttar Kolkata LS constituency, the EC has decided to prod the Bengalis...

Shared Grief Unites Families Of CRPF Men Killed in Pulwama And 2010 Dantewada Attack

Shared Grief Unites Families Of CRPF Men Killed in Pulwama And 2010 Dantewada Attack

Mar 20, 2019 Salik Ahmad

The attack in Pulwama brought back to life the memories of Dantewada and those who lost their lives in the...

Ghosts Who Walk The Gag

Ghosts Who Walk The Gag

Mar 19, 2019 Probir Pramanik

A satirical film that dares to hint at Bengal’s political reality is taken off theatres at the behest of...

Lives In Rust

Lives In Rust

Mar 14, 2019 Probir Pramanik

The story of a 52-year-old who is bitter ever since Hindustan Motors, or ‘Hind Motors’, makers of the...