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‘Fear Of Becoming Unpopular Among Farmers Kept The Movement Leadership United’: Hannan Mollah

‘Fear Of Becoming Unpopular Among Farmers Kept The Movement Leadership United’: Hannan Mollah

Nov 20, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

There had been countless efforts on the part of the government and the ruling party to vilify the leadership...

Farm Laws Repealed: The Biggest Victory Of Farmers' Movement In Recent Decades

Farm Laws Repealed: The Biggest Victory Of Farmers' Movement In Recent Decades

Nov 19, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Observers consider it even bigger than the anti-displacement land movement of 2006-08 in...

Remembering Sukumar Ray: The Children’s Favourite Whom Grown-Ups Discover Differently

Remembering Sukumar Ray: The Children’s Favourite Whom Grown-Ups Discover Differently

Nov 14, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The nonsensical world of Ray looks closer to an Orwelian or Kafkaesque one as one reads him as a grown-up

West Bengal Set To Get New Finance Minister, Amit Mitra Likely To Bag New Role

West Bengal Set To Get New Finance Minister, Amit Mitra Likely To Bag New Role

Nov 08, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Veteran TMC leader Amit Mitra, who has been handling the state exchequer since 2011, will have to step down...

Obituary | On Subrata Mukherjee, Mamata’s Political Guru-Turned-Follower

Obituary | On Subrata Mukherjee, Mamata’s Political Guru-Turned-Follower

Nov 05, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

A 10-time MLA, Mukherjee was the only one who served in the pre-Left Front era Congress government of...

Fish Eye View: Hilsa Is Diplomacy Dipped In Mustard Sauce

Fish Eye View: Hilsa Is Diplomacy Dipped In Mustard Sauce

Oct 28, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Intertwined with West Bengal’s craze over the Padma Hilsa is the history and future of human migration into...

After Durga Puja, West Bengal Witnesses Covid-19 Spike

After Durga Puja, West Bengal Witnesses Covid-19 Spike

Oct 28, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The state has witnessed a Covid-19 spike, when school reopening preparations are underway in the state.

Bangladesh To See ‘Dark Kali Puja’ As Hindus All Set To Protest Communal Violence

Bangladesh To See ‘Dark Kali Puja’ As Hindus All Set To Protest Communal Violence

Oct 23, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

This year, the country’s flagship puja organising forum has decided to not observe 'deepavali' (festival of...

Bangladesh Should Formally Announce They Want Hindus Out: Dhaka ISKCON Spokesperson

Bangladesh Should Formally Announce They Want Hindus Out: Dhaka ISKCON Spokesperson

Oct 22, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

In a telephonic interview with Outlook, an ISKCON spokesperson from Dhaka said Bangladesh should formally...

Durga Pujo Over, <em>Khela Shuru</em>: All Eyes On October 30 By-polls In Bengal

Durga Pujo Over, Khela Shuru: All Eyes On October 30 By-polls In Bengal

Oct 18, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

As TMC goes for the kill, BJP faces tough challenge in retaining two seats vacated by sitting Lok Sabha MPs

Nostalgia: From Lord Clive To Swadeshi Thakur, How Bengal’s Durga Puja Transformed

Nostalgia: From Lord Clive To Swadeshi Thakur, How Bengal’s Durga Puja Transformed

Oct 13, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

During the 1920 and 1930s, the emergence of community puja transformed Durga puja from a rich men's puja to a...

Feat Of Clay: Bengal’s Idol-makers Are Pushing Boundaries Of Creativity This Durga Puja Season

Feat Of Clay: Bengal’s Idol-makers Are Pushing Boundaries Of Creativity This Durga Puja Season

Oct 13, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

From NRC to detention camps to farmers’ protests, Calcutta artisans are showcasing contemporary...

The Tradition Of Making Durga Idol With Soil From Sex Worker’s House

The Tradition Of Making Durga Idol With Soil From Sex Worker’s House

Oct 07, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

No festival is complete without its own set of myths. Traditions invented for the relatively new Durga Puja...

The Sound Of Magic: For The Love Of Long Playing Records

The Sound Of Magic: For The Love Of Long Playing Records

Oct 07, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Not only do they have indubitably unique sound, old vinyl records effortlessly summon up the past in a whirl...

Didigiri: Mamata Banerjee Wins Bhawanipur Bypoll With Record Margin Of 58,000 Votes

Didigiri: Mamata Banerjee Wins Bhawanipur Bypoll With Record Margin Of 58,000 Votes

Oct 03, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The West Bengal CM beat the BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal after 21 rounds of counting on Sunday. Her winning margin...

Puja, Politics And Pandemic: Bengal Lifts Night Curfew For Durga Puja After Targeting Tripura Over Curfew

Puja, Politics And Pandemic: Bengal Lifts Night Curfew For Durga Puja After Targeting Tripura Over Curfew

Oct 01, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

This decision to lift the night curfew is not merely to address West Bengal’s pandal-hoppers but also...

Bengal By-poll: 53% Voter Turnout As Mamata Fights For Bhawanipur

Bengal By-poll: 53% Voter Turnout As Mamata Fights For Bhawanipur

Sep 30, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

According to the last tally at 5 pm, 53.32 per cent of voters in the Bhawanipur Assembly segment cast their...

State Terror, Armed Forces And The Story Behind Removal Of 'Draupadi' From DU Syllabus

State Terror, Armed Forces And The Story Behind Removal Of 'Draupadi' From DU Syllabus

Sep 30, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Dopdi Mejhen’s cry of dissent against state power fortified by patriarchy has unsettled many in the last 44...

Bidding To Become ‘The Real Congress’ TMC Escalate Drive To Weaken Congress Nationally

Bidding To Become ‘The Real Congress’ TMC Escalate Drive To Weaken Congress Nationally

Sep 29, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Along with former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro, Goa Congress general secretaries Yatish Naik and Vijay...

Song Sung Blue: Why Babul Supriyo Came Out Of Retirement To Join Mamata’s Trinamool

Song Sung Blue: Why Babul Supriyo Came Out Of Retirement To Join Mamata’s Trinamool

Sep 22, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo further dents BJP in West Bengal after the humbling assembly polls...