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Mamata Banerjee

What’s At Stake?

MJ Akbar

If the script runs along BJP’s expectations, then the party will have taken a tremendous stride towards its objective of an all-India footprint, in addition to governing a state widely considered beyond its reach. Any number in three figures for the party will be a massive advance

The Name of the Storm

Along the unquiet Hooghly

Divided Rebels

Getting increasingly restless over the likely outcome of state Assembly elections on May 2nd

Among the Believers

The rise of grassroots Hindutva and anti-incumbency add to the BJP momentum in West Bengal

Danger From Praise

When Pakistan’s former High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit lauded Mamata Banerjee for her political acumen

The Other Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha has been singing praises of TMC leader Mamata Banerjee of late

Mithun Chakraborty: A Hero’s Welcome

Former Naxalite, king of B-grade films and hotel magnate Mithun Chakraborty has traversed the political spectrum to finally land a breakout role

PM’s Bengal Advisors

Debashree Mukherjee, joint secretary in the PMO, is one of those people who inform Modi on issues central to the states

An East Bengal In West Bengal

The 2021 struggle for power is shaped by history, geography, demography—and a miracle by the mahatma, argues MJ Akbar

Demography Is Destiny

Identity still holds the key to West Bengal despite the pronounced economic disparities

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