The timetable for when and how Mamata Banerjee launches the counter-offensive is unclear, but it will happen
02 May 2021 11:04 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Politicians have made enterprises of themselves and their constituents
18 Mar 2020 12:03 AM
As much as other issues, parliamentary democracy in a multi-party federal State will also be on trial.
04 Mar 2020 3:00 AM
West Bengal will be the most closely watched state in this contest.
25 Feb 2020 2:48 AM
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
Citizenship as a basic identity has had the effect of bringing the politics down to earth.
21 Jan 2020 4:37 AM
This is not a political impasse that can be negotiated through complicated calculations of advantage and profit.
08 Jan 2020 2:16 AM
The protesters and the posters in the Northeast, including Assam, are angry and upset by “illegal migrants”.
09 Dec 2019 12:38 AM