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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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...

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...

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“We Stand with Stan,” say more than two thousand concerned citizens of India

Ranchi: More than two thousands concerned citizens from across India jointly issued an statement in solidarity with 84-year-old human rights activist Stan Swamy, who...

NPP to take tough decision in Manipur, impact likely in Meghalaya

Shillong: The National People’s Party (NPP), which is an ally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre, is walking a tightrope over the...

बिहार: एक पैराग्राफ की कहानी का राज्य

साधारण कथाओं का यह असाधारण दौर है। बिहार उन्हीं साधारण कथाओं के फ्रेम में फंसा एक जहाज़ है। बिहार की राजनीति में जाति के...

The Unbelievable Nail Houses In China

Kolkata: Do you know about the ‘Nail Houses’ of China or ever heard about a nail house? What it is? Well, nail houses or dingzihu,...

Ramgarh lynching victim family alleges police role in the murder

Ranchi: The day Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told that in the country of Gandhi, voilence in the name of cow worshiping is not...