All stories by PAYAL SINGH MOHANKA
Will Prashant Kishor fail Didi?Rediff.com3 days ago
If the BJP wins Bengal, would Kishor's indiscretions have played a significant role in that victory? Victory for the TMC would be another badge of honour in his CV, but defeat would raise an unsavoury question: Which party was Kishor actually working for? asks Payal Singh Mohanka.
'Mamata knows her defeat is certain'Rediff.com7 days ago
'If the chief minister says there are areas in her home state where she cannot enter, where has she driven the state to!'
Will Swapan Dasgupta be Bengal's BJP CM?Rediff.com19 Mar 2021
'I am as Bengali as they come in my cultural and personal orientation and I think probably all the BJP candidates who are contesting are pretty non-vegetarian in their food and as Bengali in their cultural orientation.'
Will Bengal give Didi a third term?Rediff.com10 Mar 2021
Will appeasement, rising unemployment and her dictatorial style become major obstacles in her path? asks Payal Singh Mohanka.
'Modi has been a friend since the nineties'Rediff.com6 Mar 2021
'I could have joined the BJP in 2014, the doors were open.' 'I stayed on with the TMC, a party I was involved with since its very inception.' 'But today enough is enough.'
'Modi and Shah are gluttons'Rediff.com2 Mar 2021
'They have a voracious appetite.' 'But there are many places where they go and they lose.'
'If BJP comes to power, Muslims will be in trouble'Rediff.com3 Feb 2021
'I have interacted with Muslim women in rural Bengal, they are scared of the BJP.'
New York Gurdwaras's HEARTENING Langar StoryRediff.com30 Nov 2020
It was truly heartening to see how the Sikh community had risen to the occasion during the Black Lives Matter peaceful protests and the coronavirus pandemic and selflessly served those looking for nourishment.
'Biden will play it safe'Rediff.com8 Nov 2020
'It will be normal, regular, everyday politics whether you like it or not.' That's what this country needs,' a New Yorker tells Payal Singh Mohanka.
Trump-Biden tear desi families apartRediff.com4 Nov 2020
What startles a visitor like me from India is how the 2020 US presidential election has divided families, husband and wife, parents and children, observes Payal Mohanka.
Will Modi help the light-makers of Chandernagor?Rediff.com20 Oct 2020
2020 has dimmed the animated bulbs that create magical images and transform Kolkata into a mesmerising fairyland during Durga Puja.
'Mother was above religion'Rediff.com24 Feb 2015
The constitution of the Missionaries of Charity that declares, 'We shall not impose our Catholic faith on anyone, but have profound respect for all religions.'
How a Sikh family survived a massacre 30 years agoRediff.com31 Oct 2014
'Koi Sardar hai? Goli se maar dalenge...' 'The only sardars who were spared in the train were the six with us. And the credit goes to the innate goodness of the passengers in our coach.' Payal Singh Mohanka remembers that horrifying train journey in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi's assassination.