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Ruben Banerjee

Sex, Sleaze And Pori Moni: Rhea Chakraborty-Type Media Trial Rocks Bangladesh

Aug 10, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

The Bangladeshi media, as in India, has unfortunately taken the role of accuser, jury, and judge – all rolled into one.

Naveen Patnaik, The School Goalkeeper Defending Indian Hockey Like No One Else

Aug 02, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

Since 2018 when Odisha hosted the hockey World Cup, the state has taken the role of being the sport's official sponsor. Courtesy CM Patnaik, hockey in India can again hope for better days.


Blinken Tour: Should US Lecture India On Human Rights, Democracy?

For all its grandstanding and attempt to occupy a high moral ground, the US as we all know is not exactly a paragon of virtue. But is there a need for India to do some soul-searching?

Oxygen Deaths: Reality Is The Biggest Casualty In Govt Denial

Jul 21, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

No matter what the govt says, the oxygen crisis claimed lives. Denying it means we have not learnt lessons.


One Question: Did We Buy Or Not Buy Pegasus?

Simple government denials will not be sufficient in laying this scandal to rest.

15 July, 2021

Prashant Kishor: How Much Is Hype And How Much Is Substance?

Ruben Banerjee

The commonest but unproven theory doing the rounds is that Prashant Kishor is out to cement a Federal Front by stitching together an alliance of disparate opposition group.


12 July, 2021

Defending Stan Swamy’s Death: Abuses And Absurd Arguments

Ruben Banerjee

The responses to an editorial I wrote earlier highlighted how divided the country has become, and possibly how devoid of compassion many of our citizens are.


07 July, 2021

Cabinet Expansion: Why I’m Least Excited, Unlike Most Of The Media

Ruben Banerjee

Ministers certainly can make or break businesses, but I doubt whether they can change our otherwise mundane lives.


05 July, 2021

Who Killed Stan Swamy?

Ruben Banerjee

Any post-mortem of how state and courts failed Swamy will be a case of too little, too late.


03 July, 2021

How Can Opposition Close Ranks Against Modi? By Stitching State-By-State ‘Mahagathbandhans’

Ruben Banerjee

The Tamil Nadu model where bigger national parties like Congress and BJP play second fiddle to the DMK or AIADMK is an option for the opposition to consolidate non-BJP votes


22 June, 2021

Consultation Better Than Coercion: Kashmir Talks In Delhi Welcome

Ruben Banerjee

If changed strategy marks the beginning of a course correction, that’s not a bad start after all


13 June, 2021

What To Mourn More: Sushant’s Death or Media’s Depravity?

Ruben Banerjee

Rhea Chakraborty became the victim of a media trial soon after Sushant’s death last year. The lack of options for reining in a reckless media is the reason why she won’t be the last.


10 June, 2021

Twitter Refused Me The Blue Tick, But I Am Trending Now!

Ruben Banerjee

Twitter occupies a public space and owes us some transparency, writes Outlook Editor-in-Chief Ruben Banerjee


02 June, 2021

Misuse Of Sedition Law: Prosecute Officials Responsible; Accountability A Must

Ruben Banerjee

For the last few years, Wangkhem has been in and out of jails, labeled as someone very dangerous for the nation by influential persons who have slapped him with sections of the draconian sedition law.


29 May, 2021

Modi’s Pinpricks, BJP’s Barbs: Why It’s Wrong To Compare Naveen’s Calm With Mamata Volatility In Cyclone Politics

Ruben Banerjee

The question is why did the chief ministers of two neighbouring states hit by the same cyclone react differently to the PM’s visit for the purpose of determining damages and extending help in rebuilding?


25 May, 2021

Cyclones Like Yaas Can Become Mass Killers When They Bring The Sea Inland

Ruben Banerjee

IMD: Severe cyclonic storm to make landfall near Dhamra Port in Odisha early on Wednesday morning


21 May, 2021

Ceasefire Changes Nothing; Palestinian Leadership Vacuum Gives Bully Israel A Free Hand

Ruben Banerjee

Though the myriad groups claim to speak for their people, the Palestinians have not really found their voice. Nor is anyone actually willing to listen to them.


17 May, 2021

Bengal Drama: Suvendu’s Rs 5 Lakh Worth Less Than Firhad Hakim’s Rs 5 Lakh?

Ruben Banerjee

The selective arrests have political vendetta written all over them, and the BJP - squarely defeated in the state elections - is coming across as a sore loser.


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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during an administrative review meeting, in Murshidabad.

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Senior SKM leaders address a press conference on the future course of the farmers agitation, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

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Senior SKM leaders address a press conference on the future course of the farmers agitation, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

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In this file photo, Army Chief Bipin Rawat addresses a press conference in New Delhi. CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were killed in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter...

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In this file photo, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat. CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were killed in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Coonoor,...

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.

Opinion

Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

Aamir Shaikh
Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

Ashutosh Sharma
Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Opinion

Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta