Biswajit Roy

is Consultant Editor with eNewsroom India. He reports on major news developments as well as writes political pieces on national and Bengal politics and social-cultural issues.

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The Hindutva fake-news factories spreading hate-virus at the time of Corona

The first casualty of war is truth, goes the saying. However, the current war against corona pandemic was supposed to be an exception since it involves us and our mortal enemy altogether. It is true...

Modi extends Lockdown but offers no food to confined and stranded

The extension of the Corona- Lockdown for another 18 days till 3 May on the morning of Baisakhi/Bihu/Poila Baisakh festival would have made us less gloomy had the Prime Minister Narendra Modi cared to assure...

Tablighi Jamaat messed up corona containment but ‘Godi’ media stoking fire for riots

Choosing between the devil and deep blue sea is itself a devilish business that we can hardly afford in the current situation. Therefore, I refuse to take side on the controversy over the irresponsible stupidities...

Will Modi’s ‘diya’ light up the poor neighborhoods and riot-hit homes during lockdown?

As most Indians are undergoing a difficult three weeks-long total lockdown in the wake of the corona pandemic, our prime minister is increasingly preaching like a TV Messiah, far removed from our mundane but real...

Modi’s Man Ki Baat on migrants and poor a pure Jumla, GoI orders reveal

Corona virus apparently has globally punctured the inflated egos of many megalomaniacs. Otherwise, did we ever expect that our Prime Minister to seek kshama (pardon), particularly, from the poor for imposing 21-day-long Lockdown, which has...

Lakhsman Rekha is no substitute for targeted public health initiative, says WHO

This is a queer time when both doomsday alarmists and apologists for control-freaks are making hay. They are exploiting our dread of an invisible mass killer to manufacture public consent for coercive measures by gods...

India fights Corona: Who bothers for WHO?

World Health Organization (WHO), the UN agency for global monitoring and supervision for diseases control, particularly, pandemics like current Coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak is not exactly impressed with India’s total lockdown for 21 days as...

How pathogens help the powerful

Kolkata: Pandemics and politics have been shaping each other since the times of Moses to the Modi regime. The Hebrew God helped the Messiah on Sinai with plagues to tame Pharaoh Ramses II. A cosmopolitan...

Love In the Time of Corona and Hate Virus

At least, for a brief period, the global pandemic would force them to believe that ‘we the people’ breathe same air irrespective of our mortal identity markers and will die the same death if the viruses, ‘natural’ and man-made are allowed to spread more

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