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Why India should be indebted to Prakash Karat


13 Jun 2014 | BY Ullekh NP

As Mamata Banerjee rides a wave of triumphalism, Sohini Chattopadhyay in West Bengal says all is not as funny as the Trinamool leader’s limericks


24 Apr 2014 | BY Sohini Chattopadhyay

Mamata Banerjee has pushed West Bengal to a new low


11 Jan 2014 | BY Rahul Pandita

Kanailal Saha, who sells snacks to train passengers, is also principal of a primary school


16 Sep 2013 | BY Anirban Bandopadhyay

India now has special courts trying cases of crimes against women. Is this a sound strategy to rid the system of judicial sexism?


25 Jul 2013 | BY Divya Guha

A village crawling with snakes that are revered by humans


7 Sep 2012 | BY Nidhi Dugar Kundalia

In the last three years, an unnatural number of bank branches have opened in former Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s constituency in West Bengal


8 Jul 2012 | BY Dhirendra K Jha

The outcome of Prakash Karat’s casting vote in favour of Pranab Mukherjee


28 Jun 2012 | BY Dhirendra K Jha

Durga puja pandals have clay figurines of Tagore. As do Saraswati puja ceremonies. Parents buy their kids Tagore dolls. In a state where the Left dismissed him as too elitist, Sumana Roy observes the canonisation of the poet-educationist


16 Mar 2012 | BY Sumana Roy

A desperate Bengal ousted the Left, seeking ‘poribarton’.  Six months on, Mamata Banerjee is as vocal as she was while lavishing poll promises, yet ‘change’ looks elusive as ever. So, what’s holding back poribarton?


18 Nov 2011 | BY Jay Mazoomdaar
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