Nabamita Mitra

is a freelance journalist and is associated with The Shillong Times

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Garos in West Bengal village losing matrilineal identity

Kolkata: Gabrielle Bertrand in her book ‘Secret Lands Where Women Reign’, wrote, “Recalling my first contacts with that Garo community which has preserved its way of life and remained loyal to its traditions, I remember...

All hands on deck: Congress in West Bengal hopes for turnaround before 2021

Kolkata: The hand that once rocked the cradle of Indian politics has weakened over the years. The name that roused respect and confidence in people now evokes pity. From one election to the other it...

Plastic pollution chokes Shillong’s life

Shillong: Shillong is a favourite destination for Bengali tourists for more than one reason. It is the place whose beauty had once mesmerised Rabindranath Tagore, who immortalised Shillong in his novel Shesher Kobita. But that...

Kolkata Junior doctors live a nightmare

Kolkata: A gigantic gate in blue and white, laced with colours of poriborton in Bengal, welcomes you at the entrance of Calcutta Medical College (CMC) at Chittaranjan Avenue. This may seem welcoming, at least to...

Left with great expectations, in West Bengal

Kolkata: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) that ruled West Bengal for 34 years lost not only the seat of power but also its pride in the state in 2011 when Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress...

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Farmers of Bengal colour Kolkata red

Kolkata: On the lines of farmers' protest in Maharashtra and ongoing All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS)'s Kisan Long March in New Delhi, the farmers...

Lok Sabha polls will be like that of 1977 – India voting against the dictatorship of Indira Gandhi, says Dipankar Bhattacharya

Bagodar/Giridih: The All India General Secretary of Communist Party of India- Marxist Leninist (CPI-ML), Dipankar Bhattacharya, while addressing the humongous crowd assembled at Bagodar...

JNU Alumni protest fees hike in Kolkata, gets support from several Universities

Kolkata: Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have been quite vocal and determined about the fee hike proposed by the University management. Students enrolled...

Saroj Khan: A trailblazer who helped the stars to dance their way into the hearts of millions passes away

The image of Sridevi drenched in an almost-blue saree crooning to the voice of Alisha Chinai as a now-here and now-nowhere Anil Kapoor wooed...

For Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, opposition leaders are Jackals, Foxes and Wolves

Giridih/Ranchi: It seems like there is a competition going on in the 17th Lok Sabha campaign between political leaders as to who will stoop...