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Amit Mitra

Amit Mitra urges PM to call GST meet to reverse tax hike on textiles

Dec 27, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The union government had notified an increase in GST on natural fibre products from 5 per cent to 12 per cent, including apparels in the lower tax bracket with effect from January 1, 2022.

TMC Veteran Amit Mitra To Step Down As Finance Minister Of West Bengal

Jul 11, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Mitra, 73, who has been the state minister for finance from the time the TMC first came to power in 2011, is reportedly retiring from active politics due to ill-health.

Calcutta Corner

Irrational incidents of violence and counter-violence have reduced Bengal to a banana republic.

Calcutta Corner

Mar 15, 2013 Dola Mitra

Instead of dreaming about getting the Railways back, why doesn't Mamata get Bengal back on track?

Calcutta Corner

The latest Dada Saheb Phalke awardee is fighting terminal cancer but instead of lamenting the time-limit that has suddenly been imposed on his life, he has decided to live every moment of it

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Chinki Sinha
Play Us A Memory, Violin Man


It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

Rukmini S.
It’s Just Numbers, Love


The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz