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Rochona Majumdar

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A Different Bengali Cinema

Dec 30, 2013 Rochona Majumdar

The year saw cinema that portends something novel for Bengal. It portends something new and at the same time recalls a bygone era of Bengali cinema.

Wanted: A New Vote Bank

Sep 02, 2013 Rochona Majumdar

It is time for “Indian” women to step out as a bloc that demands certain rights for the entirety of the female population in the country. Failure to deliver should hold the threat of being toppled at the polls.


Where Will It End?

So the ruling CPI(M) government and party have unleashed a reign of terror in Nandigram. But what about the opposition that seeks to initiate another round of political discomfiture and fear elsewhere? Is that what the state's people want, a choice b

In Good Faith

Aug 17, 2005 Rochona Majumdar

The rapes of Imrana in India, Dr. Shazia Khalid in Pakistan, and most recently a television program called Corridors in Afghanistan.embody the possibility of a serious debate in the global public sphere about the status of Muslim women


A Deathly Business

Many had argued that Dhananjoy's death would set an example to future offenders, but the little factoids that appear in the city's dailies seem to suggest a rather seamy and sordid reality in its wake.

08 July, 2004

Thou Shalt Not See

Rochona Majumdar

How are we to understand the ethos of censorship in Bengal? Do the Bengalis shrink away from filmic or other depictions and discussions of sexuality? Or is it just a case of control-freaks deciding how you dress, what you read and see?


01 July, 2004

Give Them Death ... Or Life?

Rochona Majumdar

There isn't a shred of doubt in my mind about the dreadful and ghastly nature of both the crimes that have been grabbing headlines in Kolkata recently. But is retributive justice in the form of death penalty the best form that justice can take?


27 March, 2004

Theft Of The Nation

Rochona Majumdar

Theft does not have politics. It screams the poverty of politics. It announces to the world that we are so bereft as a people, so denuded of any sense of the past, any pride in our cultural accomplishments, that we now strip our museums.


05 September, 2003

What's In A Name?

Rochona Majumdar

Recently the 'Women's Studies Center' at the University of Pune was renamed as the 'Women's and Family Studies Center'. So what's the big deal about it all? A critical look.


29 August, 2003

Empowerment Or Insult?

Rochona Majumdar

A man promises to marry a woman. Consequently, they have sex. The man does not marry the woman. The woman sues for rape. The courts agree. What do you think?


Photo Gallery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a function to commemorate the ‘Samvidhan Divas’, at Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla addresses a function to commemorate ‘Samvidhan Divas’, at Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

President Ram Nath Kovind addresses a function to commemorate the ‘Samvidhan Divas’, at Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and other leaders take a pledge on the 72nd National Law Day during the state BJP working committee meeting in Bhopal.

PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a function to commemorate ‘Samvidhan Divas’, at Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
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