under West Bengal

What Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow. If this old saying retains some relevance today, it’s as a way to place the tragedy of the state’s slide in perspective.


21 Oct 2009 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

Indian citizenship for Sri Lankan refugees; handshake and a boot in West Bengal; Bihar’s bank ban; Kashmir protest; and creating second-class doctors


15 Oct 2009

Can Bengal’s poet-playwright Chief Minister pull out of his current depression in time for the looming Assembly elections?


17 Sep 2009 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

Rajarhat New Town’s ‘modernity’ is a façade for injustices that cancelling an odd infotech park cannot undo


9 Sep 2009 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

A Ramakrishna Mission school in West Bengal and its outrageous attitude towards its lady teachers


30 Jul 2009 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

Why violence maintains its currency as a political tool in West Bengal


23 Jul 2009 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

There’s something tragic about Buddhadeb having to preside over the decline of the Left in West Bengal


15 Jul 2009 | BY Sandipan Deb

Fearing a substantial decline of vote share in the Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal’s Marxists have cast off their tattered cosmopolitan-liberal veil.


26 Jun 2009 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

As the Maoists assert control in this adivasi region, the West Bengal government faces a dilemma: to storm Lalgarh or not


22 Jun 2009 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

As chief of the CPM’s central command, Prakash Karat finds himself presiding over an electoral rout and party disgruntlement


13 Jun 2009 | BY Jatin Gandhi
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