under West Bengal

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

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
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