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By Abhismita Sen: Life in West Bengal keeps getting interesting with each passing day, making the news channels no less entertaining than the daily soaps. As the tensions with the centre ensue, the state government, desperate to undo the ills ...
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By Nishant Chhinkwani: The Jadavpur University protests that gained steam by the continuous stonewalling of the authorities to downplay an investigation of molestation and gained national attention when as many as 40 peacefully protesting students were brutalized by police action ...
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By Ayushi Vig: The summer of 2011 is not often remembered for being particularly eventful. The events of that summer, however, were politically crucial to India’s Left front, serving it a final blow that it has yet to recover from. ...
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By Mayank Jain: I write this letter as an agonized citizen who has lost all faith in the future of this country as we find ourselves governed by ministers like you who go around making shocking comments on something as ...
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By Amrita Mukherjee: The white starched kurta, the self-righteous air of intellect, the bold rimmed spectacles, the extensive collection of any book remotely communist. As I walked into the humble abode of one of the oldest leaders of the Communist ...
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By Dipanjan Das: It’s time for the good old elections again, and this time the stage is set for a showdown between the forces of fundamentalism (as some claim) and the champions of corruption (as others assert) with the adherents ...
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By Ankita Ranjan: Education is the stepping stone to development. Educate the children and improve the society. However, in today’s declining economy, education is meant only for those who can easily afford two square meals a day. It is an ...
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By Amrita Roy: It hadn’t even been a week since Arvind Kejriwal had resigned from the CM’s post in Delhi, when Mamata Banerjee held a joint press conference with Anna Hazare. While the relationship was absurd to say the least, ...
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By Rovel Sequeira: The run-up to any election in India is filled not only with exaggerated promises made by politicians from all parties and by utopian manifestoes promising to cure the ills of the country and the world in the ...
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By Anwesha Dhar:  When I was very young, my mother often used to tell me that you don’t need to do something great to usher in change. It can be a small step, but no matter how trivial it may ...
West Bengal Rape

By Sukriti Roy: “20 year old woman gang raped as per the orders of a Kangaroo Court in West Bengal.” Disgusted? Appalled? Horrified? Probably no words to describe the reaction this news creates! As always, it is the rape victim’s ...
Madhyamagram

By Kiran Mary George: ‘I will not protect you in this place,’ Said an IPS officer to the father of a sixteen year old young girl, after she was gang-raped twice and murdered at her village in Madhyamagram by a ...
middle class

By Sayendri Panchadhyayi: Globalization has liberated the values, attitudes and aspirations of the Indian middle-class that has embraced the dogma of liberalization, envisioning its potential of guaranteeing a better life. This new middle-class comprises of the educated and qualified, professional ...
Kolkata Traffic

By Shibayan Raha: While people in Poschimbongo were getting ready for the panchayat elections last week, the Kolkata Police was busy in implementing a repressive measure which is hurting the very people which keeps the city of Kolkata moving. In ...
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By Venkatesan Parthasarathy: If I say there isn’t a dull moment in Indian politics, I am quite sure my statement wouldn’t be disputed and if I say a certain lady from the state of West Bengal is the prime actor ...
Ganges

By Priyanka Chakraborty: Location: Princep Ghat, Kolkata, West Bengal. The Ganges with the Howrah Bridge on one side and Vidyasagar Setu, towering over it on another, was a breathtaking sight. But one could not possibly ignore the filth which surrounded ...
waterlogged Kolkata

Our caller, Spandan from Kolkata talks about how water-logging has come up as a massive issue in Kolkata and all that the Government bodies do is play the blame game to get away from the situation. Is a better-off Kolkata ...
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By Rhea Kumar: All through history, students have played a major role in the socio-political transformation of a nation. The formation of the Hindu Socialist Republican Organization by the revolutionary freedom fighters Chandrashekhar Azad and Bhagat Singh arose out of ...
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By Joanna Shruti Sundharam: From appearing on the ‘TIME 2012: List of 100 Most Influential People in the World’ to being called a “dangerous, populist demagogue”; no one can surprise us like Mamata Didi. Currently serving as the Chief Minister ...
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By Sumedha Bharpilania: Dear Mamata In this age of critical open letters, which have become rather hackneyed in my arrogant opinion, I decided to not conform to societal norms and openly state the kind of reverence I have for the ...
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By Kartik Bansal: We all should be very happy that we are living in a democratic country where words speak louder than actions. Our wonderful politicians seem to have come up with some brilliant ideas and made us proud in ...
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By Komal Rajput: Durga Puja, known colloquially as Durga Pujo essentially entails worshipping the Hindu Goddess Durga. Durga is a Sanskrit word which means ‘she who protects from misfortune‘. Durga Puja is a typically Bengali-Hindu religious festival, the most popular ...

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