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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Modi-Mamata face off in Kolkata, as both resort to personal attacks

Kolkata: After almost three months of having hastily calling off Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brigade rally which was slotted immediately after Chief Minister Mamata...

Post DBT implementation at Nagri many beneficiaries spend two working days time to get rice from PDS shop

Nagri/Ranchi: Aychi Nagduwar, is a 85-year-old widow with a 40-year-old son mentally challenged son. They are beneficiaries of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), residing...

Will BJP’s poor bypoll performances impact on 2019 Lok Sabha Elections?

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah might have often said that losing Lok Sabha bypolls was not bigger than winning state elections but available...

JDA backtracks on promise, beats Nindar farmers to take possession of land

Jaipur: On Saturday farmers of Nindar village, Rajasthan, woke up to see a large number of police present in their village along with officials...