SHUBHABRATA BHATTACHARYA

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Mamata’s war cry against bohiragoto alien to Bengal’s heritage, history

Babasaheb Ambedkar was sent to Constituent Assembly by Bengal legislature in 1946 after Bombay turned its back.     Is...

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Mallikarjun Kharge speaks during the Budget Session

Exit Ghulam Nabi, enter Kharge: The Empire strikes back

G23 embers glow; demand for full time and effective leadership retains currency. Congress letter warriors, who have earned the epithet...

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Yellow line between governorship and active politics yet to be drawn

Jagdeep Dhankar sets a precedent by appearing on TV debate to underscore his position.   West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar...

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Farmers snook framers of Constitution on Republic Day

Unlike Go Rakshak mayhem of 1966, State shows restraint; but was tractor rally permission prudent? Irony was writ large. Three...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence

Modi earned and achieved the prime ministership: Pranab book

The 2014 verdict was not a turning point, but historic, says Pranab Mukherjee in his memoirs chronicling the change of...

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Rahul Gandhi’s phantasm on democracy divorced from reality

India’s vibrant system is in sharp relief to the nihilism in Washington. Rahul Gandhi’s sophomoric statement “there is no democracy...

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It’s ‘never a full stop’ for Sharad Pawar

Advertising blitz by NCP on his birthday suggests an agenda.   Amidst continuing uncertainty in Congress on the leadership question...

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Congress unable to distinguish between image and mirage

Despondency and uncertainty engulf the party as Rahul keeps options open on leadership.   Pointsman Ahmed Patel’s death and the...

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As BJP plateaus in Bihar, Congress withers into a fringe outfit

Narendra Modi emphasises supremacy of party worker and organisation, sans family dominance, in his hour of triumph.   Addressing a...

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From dark Diwali to a lamp to fete jawans: 2020 different from 1962

Modi’s China policy and Pakistan’s admission of Pulwama devilment change the paradigm.   Fifty-eight years ago, India observed a Dark...

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Infantile disorder in ‘House of Elders’ takes sheen off well organised session

Bills passed, but Parliament fails to send out a message of unity in times of external, internal peril.   The...

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Hopefully all will be well as there will be no ‘well’ in this session

Written Answers to MPs will provide scope for future discussion; the heat of Question Hour shall be missed.    ...

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Sulk swells to growl and dissipates in a whimper

Palace revolt doesn’t scrape the Nehru-Gandhis.   The strategy to isolate the G-23 mutineers had been put in place a...

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Was Ayodhya unlocking a ‘balancing act’ for Shah Bano reversal?

Former Rajiv Gandhi aide Wajahat Habibullah’s book suggests Arun Nehru acted sans the then PM’s nod.   Was Prime Minister...

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Journey began in Meenakshipuram, Shah Bano sharpened the sensibility

Liberation from cultural subjugation hallmark of 5 August bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sashtaang dandavat pranam...

Jaipur: Congress leader Ashok Gehlot addresses a press conference in Jaipur on Dec 11, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Congress tiffs in Rajasthan: A peek into history

The putsch in Jaipur has laid bare the absence of a central authority in Congress.   While in his mid-30s,...

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Atmanirbhar weapons production plan put on anvil

PM Narendra Modi’s 28 June Mann Ki Baat sets the tone for corporatisation of ordnance factories.   New Delhi: A...

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Of sprawling Lutyens bungalows and the Family

The rent assigned for the bungalow is said to be Rs 37,000 per month, a rent at which apartments are...

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Sanjay Gandhi: The leader Sonia Congress chooses to forget

Looking back, the programmes of Sanjay Gandhi were not unreasonable.   New Delhi: Forty summers ago, on 23 June, an...

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Massive database on migrant labour will help bring reforms

At present only 15 urban centres account for 80% of the GDP. If employment is available in more urban centres...

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Vocal for local, with global reach

Paradigm shifting reform rolled out with an omnibus relief package; implementation is key. Appropriating catastrophe into probability, the Narendra Modi...

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Are we the people capable of fighting the corona pandemic?  

The impatience displayed in defying the lockdown is an ominous pointer.   The unruly scenes outside liquor shops across the...

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Vertical mobility of BJP

‘Who says there is no alternative to Congress? I see the alternative in the form of BJP,’ Chagla had said....

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Positivity in the time of tragedy

A leader’s prime task during crisis is to keep the peoples’ spirit high: Friday’s appeal, unleashing the power of positivity,...