West Bengal

The Loneliness of Buddhadeb

Jaideep Mazumdar

Can Bengal’s poet-playwright Chief Minister pull out of his current depression in time for the looming Assembly elections?

India’s Worst Land Grab

Rajarhat New Town is billed as the face of modern Bengal. But it’s a façade for injustices that cancelling an odd infotech park cannot undo

Talibanesque Code

A Ramakrishna Mission school in West Bengal and its outrageous attitude towards its lady teachers

Bloodied Bengal and Its Bhadralok

Why violence maintains its currency as a political tool in West Bengal

The Next Gorbachev?

There’s something tragic about Buddhadeb having to preside over the decline of the Left in West Bengal

Red Zone

As the Maoists assert control in this adivasi region, the West Bengal government faces a dilemma: to storm Lalgarh or not

Honey, I Shrunk the Left!

As chief of the CPM’s central command, Prakash Karat finds himself presiding over an electoral rout and party disgruntlement

Spare Us Crocodile Tears

Angry comrades, embittered by the violence wraught by industrial displacement, will now vote against communist parties


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