Jawhar Sircar

has been an IAS for 41 years, served as Secretary in Central Govt & CEO, Prasar Bharati. Now Rajya Sabha MP

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One Sankranti So Many Celebrations

Lohri is here. If one were to understand India’s diversity, one may study the so many names and rituals with which this Sankranti is celebrated all over India in mid January. Yet none can miss...

In New EC’s Appointment, Paperwork Can’t Paper Over Surgical Strike on Due Process

They are caught playing around with the time-tested established principles and procedures of good and fair governance. In a democracy, public affairs are no one’s personal fiefdom, though those in power often get their way in,...

The Essence of Baqri-Id

Most of us are aware that Eid ul Zoha or Eid-ul-Adha — also known as Baqri-Id — celebrates the unflinching faith of Prophet Abraham or Ibrahim to God. The Creator had asked him to sacrifice...

Who Benefitted After Modi’s Demonetisation?

It is usually believed that Narendra Modi’s surgical attack on the economy that he declared through the demonetisation of thousand rupee and five hundred rupee notes, exactly five years ago, was a disaster. Well, it...

Politics over pandemic in Bengal

It is a pity that after managing to control the rates of infection, recovery and mortality from the coronavirus reasonably better than five other comparable metropolises, Calcutta now appears determined to tease its fate during...

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Abused and tortured, women send out SOS during lockdown

Help me please,Who Mujhe Maar Dalega (He will kill me), Can’t take this anymore. This was a WhatsApp message which landed on my mobile...

Sikhs United donates six Oxygen Concentrators to Jharkhand in fight against Covid-19

Ranchi: Professor Arun Roy from Mumbai, with the help of his students and friends, has managed to arrange six Oxygen concentrators, each of seven...

Political parties take donations from MNCs, hence Bhopal Gas Tragedy could never become a political issue—Jabbar

Bhopal/Kolkata: Abdul Jabbar needs no introduction when it comes to the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The survivor and activist of world’s worst industrial disaster has...

India is using the economy as a weapon against China, but how far can it go?

Delhi/Kolkata: If you think India and China having a stand-off at the borders is the only issue that they are dealing with or have...

Poor Indians flee to villages as coronavirus measures take heavy toll

Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Prashant Waydande MUMBAI (Reuters) - Thousands of poor city migrants whose livelihoods have collapsed due to India’s coronavirus measures headed back to their...