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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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...

Mamata returns Shah’s volley: ‘Apologize for Delhi Genocide’

Kolkata: "Delhi has suffered a planned genocide which was later camouflaged as a communal riot,” Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said today while hitting back at Union Home Minister and BJP...

Small lives Matter over Big Politics amid Delhi Cinders

Delhi/Kolkata: Even if Prime Minister Narendra Modi has broken his silence by asking for ‘peace and harmony’ after four days of communal frenzy that broke over the divisive Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in north-east Delhi...

Delhi riots: India at crossroads of communal civil war and pluralist protests against CAA

Parts of our National Capital Region (NCR) now resembles a war zone, albeit a civil war as many sane Indians have been apprehensive about the festering communal polarization over the divisive Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)...

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‘The ruling class has always manipulated law and jurisprudence to criminalise the subaltern people’

‘Author’ Lalu Prasad Yadav — currently languishing in the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi — considers himself in the league of Nelson Mandela,...

Tribal Law student gangraped by 12 in poll-bound Jharkhand

Ranchi: The rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad has already shock the nation, now a news of a 25-year-old tribal Law...

वंचित समूहों को कब मिलेगी घुटन से मुक्ति

अमेरिका के मिनियापोलिस शहर में जॉर्ज फ्लॉयड नामक एक अश्वेत नागरिक की श्वेत पुलिसकर्मी डेरेक चौविन ने हत्या कर दी। चौविन ने अपना घुटना...

Delhi riots: India at crossroads of communal civil war and pluralist protests against CAA

Parts of our National Capital Region (NCR) now resembles a war zone, albeit a civil war as many sane Indians have been apprehensive about...

Saif Ali Khan and my jodi has been under-used in Bollywood: Ajay Devgn

Kolkata: Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn who has been in Kolkata for almost a fortnight, shooting for his next biopic – Maidaan, made it to...