Abhjit Roy

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A Tango To Watch – The Red Dragon and The Taliban Fox

In the last few weeks, after the Taliban takeover of most of Afghanistan, headlines have screamed about the country's trillion-dollar mineral wealth, especially its fabled lithium deposits. Lithium will power the next-generation batteries for electric...

My friends the Kabuliwala and the Kashmiri Shawlwallah

When I was a kid, I was told to be afraid of the tall, burly, bearded, turbaned man in loose trousers, who came to our neighborhood every week to sell Hing, Surma, Kaju (Cashew), Akhrot...

Modi Vs Big Tech, No Bets On Who’ll Lose This War

A few years ago Narendra Modi's supporters were bragging about his Twitter followers (which critics of course say is bloated by 60% fake profiles) being more than the head of the Roman Catholic church. Early...

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Jharkhand Government is treating poor people like guinea pigs—Jean Dreze

Kolkata: Developmental economist Jean Dreze, who is presently leading a campaign - Ration Bachao in Jharkhand, was in Kolkata to release the Bengali translation of...

I Am Here To End Politics Of Hatred: Saira, CPM candidate

Kolkata: CPM has fielded Saira Shah Halim, wife of Dr Fuad Halim for the Ballygunge bypoll. The niece of veteran actor Nasiruddin Shah, Saira...

How NPR got stalled in Bengal? A step, activists believe non-BJP states should follow too

Kolkata: Bengal-based activists working for mass mobilisation for the anti-National Register for Citizenship (NRC) and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in West Bengal have heaved...

Amid protests in Bangladesh against PM Modi’s visit, activist writes to EC not to allow PM’s Bangladesh visit to be telecast on Bengal’s voting...

Kolkata: Transparency activist Saket Gokhale has filed a representation affidavit with the Election Commission of India regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Orakandi...

Muezza and Babyjaan: ABC of love, peace and tolerance

Kolkata: It’s not everyday that an author chooses to narrate stories from the Quran to children. But then, that is exactly what Anita Nair’s...