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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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

Mamata uses police and party to deny space to anti-CAA rivals and civil society

Bengal’s big sis was at the receiving end of police brutalities as I had witnessed it closely as a journalist covering her at many places during her Opposition years. I still recall her writhing in...

Delhi mayhem pointed to the absence of ideo-political initiatives for unity among Hindu and Muslim toilers

In this second part of Biswajit Roy’s article — "Celebration Of Separate Identities In A Pluralist Movement: Is It An Oxymoron?" Roy continues with his quest to understand the complexities of different identities in a...

Celebration of separate identities in a pluralist movement: Is it an Oxymoron?

The ongoing people’s movement against BJP government’s RSS-inspired citizenship matrix has rekindled many old ideas of our freedom struggle, reclaimed many of its pluralist legacies and churned up new creative slogans, idioms and images connecting...

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Farmer’s ‘half-buried’ protest: A month on, but Vasundhara Raje yet to listen

Jaipur / Kolkata : Situated at the outskirt of Jaipur, Nindar village has become the hub of an ongoing movement. Around 1350 farmers and...

आर्थिक रुप से फ़ेल सरकार अपनी राजनीतिक सफ़लताओं में मस्त है

भारत के निर्यात सेक्टर में पिछले चार साल(2014-18) में औसत वृद्धि दर कितनी रही है? 0.2 प्रतिशत। 2010 से 2014 के बीच विश्व निर्यात...

Gauri Vrat, a festival in which even 3-year-old girl fast for good future husband, activists raise concern

Baroda: Seven-years-old Khushi Dholakia, dressed in her fineries is patiently waiting for her friends at a Shiva Temple, in their neighbourhood. Both she and...

Kolkata Boy Scores 78 percent in WBHSE despite rare lung disorder

Kolkata: Toppers are not always those who score the highest marks. Sometimes even those who score a little less than 80 per cent can...

Lynching and thrashing people in the name of Ram is not Hinduism: Swami Agnivesh

Ranchi: In his first post-assault press conference at Pakur, Jharkhand, social activist Swami Agnivesh claimed that the assaulter beating him while chanting Jai Shri Ram...