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What is Modi government hiding and why at all?

Choli ke peeche kya hai Choli ke peeche? Chunri ke neeche kya hai Chunri ke neeche? We were adolescents when this song from Khal Nayak started titillating us week after week on a show called ‘Superhit Muqabla’ on Doordarshan. Those were...

Meet the Pakistani director, who used a Rabindrasangeet in her TV serial

Kolkata: About a week back, Bengalis on social media were pleasantly surprised by the emergence of a video clip where a beautiful girl is seen singing “amaro porano jaha chay”, one of Rabindranath Tagore’s most...

36-9: Depressing present, ominous future

“Bhakti in religion may be a road to the salvation of the soul. But in politics, Bhakti or hero-worship is a sure road to degradation and to eventual dictatorship,” said BR Ambedkar. As we reel...

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From labours constructing detention centers to Army man serving at border all face the wrath of NRC Assam process

Delhi: Forty-nine-year-old Pradip Kumar Saha, from Assam's Ranopatti, cast his vote in the 1989 General Elections, but in 2002 he got listed as a...

When Irrfan Khan was approached by AAP to fight 2014 Lok Sabha election

As far as Indian politics is concerned, 2014 remained a significant year. It was a time when Congress' prospects were not looking bright and...

Akhilesh Yadav on Jinnah: Communal Signaling in Contemporary Politics

As the intensity of communalism is on the rise the use of communal symbols, icons for present political goals are on the rise. Icons...

Chandigarh stalking: Making police citizen-friendly! Who is interested?

The Chandigarh stalking incident has once again focussed attention on the working of the police which is still governed by a law enacted by...

Inspiring tales of a bus driver’s daughter, panwala’s son and gatekeeper’s grandson becoming doctors

Kolkata: Gosiya Azad stays in a small house on College Street. During the lockdowns, she found it difficult to study at her home, so...