Modi, media and the feel-good effect

India’s recently concluded general election revealed the power of corporate advertising and PR in determining the tone and content of the media discourse.

| Jun 30, 2014

Rapprochement express

The cultural and economic synergies between West Bengal and Bangladesh can usher in a new chapter in relations between the latter and all of India.

| Jul 27, 2011

Between song and death

A trip to an ancient capital of Bengal.

| Jul 27, 2011

Beyond the debacle

From the ashes of the CPI (M)'s electoral defeat in West Bengal, a 'New Indian Left' can be born.

| Jul 27, 2011

Among the bidwadjan

The intelligentsia and political change in West Bengal

| Jul 27, 2011

Bimal Gurung sells out

The agreement between the Trinamool and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on a new administrative set-up for the Darjeeling Hills seems to be the prelude to the replay of a drama that will once again cheat …

| Jul 27, 2011

Defining paribartan

Mamata Banerjee claims she's the leader for change. Now is her opportunity to prove the point.

| Jul 27, 2011

Herey chhe! 

In the weeks after Mamata Banerjee's resounding victory over the Left Front, a roving writer finds a state reeling from the effects of three decades of left rule.

| Jul 01, 2011

Mission accomplished?

The death of bin Laden had little impact in Afghanistan, though many worry it will hasten the departure of the international security forces.

| Jun 27, 2011

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