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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Lord Rama’s Temple: Modi’s Milky Cow in 2020-24 polls!

Rama, the mythological god-king will continue to be the savior for ruling Hindu nationalist BJP in forthcoming Indian Elections in 2020-24, at least its realpolitik mascot and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes so. To...

Erdogan’s Hagia Sophia Move is Part of Resource Wars and Geo-political Ambitions

The recent reconversion of Hagia Sophia, the UNESCO world Heritage Site in Turkey’s Istanbul into a mosque is the shocking reminder of the vicious cycle of bigoted nationalist politics, now sweeping through the postcolonial world....

Hagia Sofia and Babri Mosque: Majority appeasement towards one-party rule of theocracy

The historic Hagia Sophia in Turkey’s Istanbul has been reconverted from a museum to mosque by the country’s Islamist-nationalist president and ruling AKP leader Recep Tiyyip Erdogan early this month. It has hit the headlines...

Epilogue: A Requiem for the Dreams of Lost Generations and Hope for a New Dawn

I had begun the overview of the history of Indo-China conflict with the question: Can a student of history afford a sense of sadness over the missed historical opportunities for making another world possible? I...

India-China conflict: A Renegade’s Reading

Mao’s conquest of Tibet and Xinjiang happened during the high days of Sino-Soviet camaraderie. But the relation between communist giants nosedived after the Indo-China border war in 1962 as Soviets blamed Chinese leadership for it....

Indo-China Conflict: A Renegade’s Reading

More romantic than Mao Zedong but much less strong-willed, Jawaharlal Nehru was a democratic socialist. He was inspired by egalitarian ideas of Marx- Lenin since his youth and Soviet brand of socialism, particularly its role...

Indo-China conflict: A Renegade’s Reading

The world’s longest territorial dispute on the Himalayas could have been nipped in the bud if Mao Zedong and Jawaharlal Nehru, the helmsmen of post-independence China and India had managed to swallow their national and...

Indo-China conflict: A Renegade’s Reading

Can a student of history afford a sense of sadness, a subjective feeling over the past and its present spillovers? Knowing very well that counterfactual history hardly helps in understanding realpolitik at home as well...

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...

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The last sunset and sunrise of 2018

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