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Lotus pond is shrinking: Regional parties must rework 2019 strategy

Miscalculating the power of parochial sentiments, couched in the idiom of Telangana nationalism, has cost the Congress.

12 Dec 2018 1:53 AM

As ‘new aliens’ emerge in Assam, Mamata vs BJP tussle expands

The Supreme Court has asked for a revision and the politics around this has grown heated.

07 Nov 2018 12:49 AM

Is ‘benevolent mother’ Mamata’s new avatar?

Identity politics, of legitimising the assertion of the majority in terms of its religion, is the BJP’s most effective incursion.

25 Oct 2018 12:34 AM

‘Bengal NRC’ gives Didi a new front to fight BJP

By contesting the basis of identity and citizenship, Banerjee is tapping into a deep pool of Bengali sentiment as well as anxiety.

21 Aug 2018 12:46 AM

Why Mamata has a new strategy to take on BJP

The confrontation between Mr Modi and Ms Banerjee is one of hope versus positive and purposeful action.

26 Jul 2018 6:02 AM


Modi, Hasina & Didi: Teesta on their mind

It is significant that Sheikh Hasina made the time to meet Mamata Banerjee separately and alone.

29 May 2018 2:55 AM

Marx still relevant, but India’s Left flounders

The CPI(M)’s problem is that it’s stuck over the ethics of political economy that “is acquisition, work, thrift, sobriety”.

07 May 2018 1:13 AM

CPM’s dilemma: How it should remake itself

In claiming that it is the only party that can offer an “alternative policy” agenda, the CPI(M) has to fully and finally resolve the crisis within.

23 Apr 2018 12:12 AM

Igniting polarities: Didi needs to guard her turf

Till the Ram Navami riots Mamata Banerjee was being equivocal in dealing with communally-polarising politics.

31 Mar 2018 12:19 AM

A summary of ruptures

In its materiality it asserts the power of the printed word and the reaction it triggers in those who fear the word.

25 Mar 2018 12:44 AM


After Tripura, BJP to target CPM in Kerala

Tripura was an open invitation to the BJP to offer an alternative as the CPI(M) had become a complacent and arrogant occupant.

04 Mar 2018 1:53 AM

‘Biz-friendly’ Bengal: Is Didi coming of age?

Stripped of the hype, the Bengal Global Business Summit was not a failure.

20 Jan 2018 12:09 AM

To protect Bengal turf, Mamata takes on Modi

Through 2017, uneasiness and uncertainty, with the possibility of chaos hovering in the background, has stalked West Bengal.

26 Dec 2017 1:37 AM

Distinctively different: The challenge for CPM

The CPI(M) is a hindrance to the BJP-RSS’ ambitions in West Bengal, but not a formidable obstruction.

01 Dec 2017 3:08 AM

The perils of Aadhaar: Modi & Didi eye 2019

Mamata Banerjee has inserted herself into the political space that Mr Modi created by his digitally created visions of a virtual reality.

01 Nov 2017 2:58 AM


Defeating demons in the battle for Bengal

The State’s function is to maintain peace, law and order and enable worshippers to do what they do as part of their religion.

26 Sep 2017 1:46 AM

Will RSS outsmart Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal?

The BJP and the Sangh Parivar are casting themselves as the antidote to Trinamul.

09 Sep 2017 12:14 AM

Confused CPM heads for another blunder?

It is remarkable the Congress and CPI(M) continue to be partners even after rejection of support.

21 Aug 2017 12:17 AM

Clash of ideas: States say ‘no trespassing’

In weaponising food and language, the BJP has stirred up one kind of sentiment.

31 May 2017 2:35 AM

Some good deeds for good neighbours

There are some issues that seem to have moved to an unnamed list of items that are currently non-negotiable for India.

08 Apr 2017 12:54 AM