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Shikha Mukerjee

Shikha Mukerjee | After Bengal win, Didi to target BJP across India

The timetable for when and how Mamata Banerjee launches the counter-offensive is unclear, but it will happen

02 May 2021 11:04 PM

Shikha Mukerjee | Revisiting the legend @100: Ray’s iconic role to endure

Ray did not start out as a filmmaker with an agenda. He was a storyteller. But he responded to the shifts and changes in the world at large

02 May 2021 12:20 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Mishandling elections in the time of a pandemic

Through super-spreader events and shoddy observance of Covid protocols, Citizens are paying twice over for the EC’s failures

26 Apr 2021 12:00 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Despite Modi’s push, BJP yet to reach tipping point

The need for a saturation campaign by Modi is one way of acknowledging that Mamata is a far stronger opponent than the BJP anticipated

12 Apr 2021 12:35 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Bengal to trigger domino effect in Indian politics?

It will not be an easy election for any of the three blocs that are competing for the voters’ hearts and minds

26 Mar 2021 4:30 AM

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Shikha Mukerjee | Mamata’s long game: Women’s status in Bengal is transformed

If Narendra Modi and his 56-inch chest is the epitome of male power, the barely 60-inch frame of Ms Banerjee is the epitome of woman power

07 Mar 2021 11:55 PM

Shikha Mukerjee | More than a state battle: BJP strategy on test too

For the BJP, the current round of elections is crucial, and every seat won or lost in West Bengal will affect its future

03 Mar 2021 7:41 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Battle for Bengal: BJP to face hidden pitfalls

Steering between the simplistic and the messy complexities of identity politics in West Bengal, the BJP is travelling over a minefield

26 Jan 2021 12:05 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Bhoomi putra for Bengal: Has BJP made a mistake?

Every chief minister of West Bengal has been a national leader first and a local leader as well and most were at loggerheads with the Centre

23 Dec 2020 6:52 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | BJP in Bengal: Bruised, battered… still upbeat?

The BJP in West Bengal needs to create a playbook that is in sync with the political culture of the state

15 Dec 2020 7:32 AM

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Shikha Mukerjee | Pivot or perish: India’s heartland sends signal

To defy the demands by farmers is as politically risky for the BJP as it would be reckless for the Modi government

05 Dec 2020 8:13 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | TMC realpolitik, BJP & future of ‘Gorkhaland’

This time the spark was lit by the October 7 invitation to talks to “discuss issues related to Gorkhaland” by the Union home ministry

02 Nov 2020 10:55 AM

Shikha Mukerjee: Amphan’s aftermath set to test Mamata & Modi

India is yet to declare devastation caused by Amphan a national disaster; its dithering is a signal of the political leadership’s inadequacy

26 May 2020 4:56 PM

Political trade grows: RS is the new market

Politicians have made enterprises of themselves and their constituents

18 Mar 2020 12:03 AM

Bengal war: Just political smarts won’t be enough

As much as other issues, parliamentary democracy in a multi-party federal State will also be on trial.

04 Mar 2020 3:00 AM

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A chance for Mamata to grab secular space?

West Bengal will be the most closely watched state in this contest.

25 Feb 2020 2:48 AM

BJP failed to gauge the anger of women, youth

The subtext of the amendment is that the Muslim is not rooted; she is not a legitimate daughter of “Bharat Mata”.

13 Feb 2020 5:40 AM

Pluralist vs polarised grassroots democracy

Citizenship as a basic identity has had the effect of bringing the politics down to earth.

21 Jan 2020 4:37 AM

Decision time for Cong: Can it lead from front?

This is not a political impasse that can be negotiated through complicated calculations of advantage and profit.

08 Jan 2020 2:16 AM

Govt’s desperate hurry on CAB seems puzzling

The protesters and the posters in the Northeast, including Assam, are angry and upset by “illegal migrants”.

09 Dec 2019 12:38 AM

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