under West Bengal

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

The story of how Mamata Banerjee became the new Left in West Bengal.


15 May 2011 | BY Rahul Pandita

Expect the CPM to flex its strong arm with impunity in the run-up to the Assembly polls in West Bengal, and political thuggery at its crassest


13 Jan 2011 | BY Sudeep Chakravarti

The story of a murderer on the run


13 Jan 2011 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

Thirty-three years of uninterrupted Left rule in Bengal has left the state’s finances in a mess.


9 Dec 2010 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

The state wants contraceptives to contain a pachydermous population explosion


9 Dec 2010 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

Senior bureaucrats in Bengal want to move out before Mamata Banerjee moves in.


30 Sep 2010 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

In retaliation for a calf’s death, an angry elephant in Bengal attacks trains that dare move.


9 Sep 2010 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar
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