Sumit Bhattacharya

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10 things we know from 'ArnabGate'

10 things we know from 'ArnabGate'

Rediff.com6 days ago

Sumit Bhattacharya lists what the leaked WhatsApp conversations reveal about the man named Arnab Goswami, and a certain PDG.

Tigers in high mountains, tanks in snow

Tigers in high mountains, tanks in snow

Rediff.com15 Jan 2021

Like millions of people across the world, the year 2020 had dealt me irreplaceable losses and the lowest of blows. Like I have always done at such junctures, I had sought the refuge of the mountains. I wanted to end the year on a high, to show the finger to life, says Sumit Bhattacharya after a memorable journey to North Sikkim.

What India loses when journalists lose jobs

What India loses when journalists lose jobs

Rediff.com9 Dec 2020

When journalism is destroyed, what is destroyed is a common man's weapon against the might of the establishment, notes Sumit Bhattacharya.

Soumitra Chatterjee and the inheritance of loss

Soumitra Chatterjee and the inheritance of loss

Rediff.com17 Nov 2020

The passing of Satyajit Ray's renaissance man feels like the snapping of the last connection with a generation that built a nation and defined grace while facing everything life had to throw at them, says Sumit Bhattacharya.

Rhea Chakraborty and India's drug of choice

Rhea Chakraborty and India's drug of choice

Rediff.com9 Sep 2020

The hounding of Rhea Chakraborty in the Sushant Singh Rajput case is a drug that is being carefully pumped into India's veins to make it comfortably numb as it is wracked by economic ruin and disease, notes Sumit Bhattacharya.

An Indian legend you probably don't know about

An Indian legend you probably don't know about

Rediff.com6 Sep 2020

In a corner of Kolkata lived a man who made Latin American music cool before urban India became hip to salsa. Sumit Bhattacharya remembers Monojit Datta, ace percussionist, guru and unknown legend

GDP shrinks, pandemic 'act of god' saves Modi govt

GDP shrinks, pandemic 'act of god' saves Modi govt

Rediff.com1 Sep 2020

Even in this darkest hour of a crumbling economy and raging disease, there is hardly a murmur of protest against the government, observes Sumit Bhattacharya.

Modi, mines, viprit buddhi

Modi, mines, viprit buddhi

Rediff.com29 Jun 2020

Yes, India needs desperate measures to kick-start growth. But selling off its lungs to the highest bidder to hack away cannot be the way out, says Sumit Bhattacharya.

Lockdown lessons: How to be atmanirbhar with nishtha

Lockdown lessons: How to be atmanirbhar with nishtha

Rediff.com12 Jun 2020

One India is doing great against the coronavirus, lauding the gains of the lockdown and thanking the government, and the other lacks commitment, says Sumit Bhattacharya.

The tragedy of being Irom Sharmila

The tragedy of being Irom Sharmila

Rediff.com9 Aug 2016

On the occasion of her breaking the world's longest hunger strike, Rediff.com reproduces this 2011 feature on the activist and her life.

From Rediff archives: Netaji did not die in air crash, says web site

From Rediff archives: Netaji did not die in air crash, says web site

Rediff.com10 Apr 2015

As two recently declassified Intelligence Bureau reveal that the Jawaharlal Nehru government had spied on the family of Subhas Chandra Bose for nearly two decades, one of India's political mysteries takes centrestage. Rediff.com reproduces this 2006 report in which Sumit Bhattacharya reported that a website claims that Netaji, in fact, did not die in an air crash, as was being believed, and that Netaji had escaped to Russia.

Kolkata horror: Students protesting sexual assault beaten up, arrested

Kolkata horror: Students protesting sexual assault beaten up, arrested

Rediff.com17 Sep 2014

Jadavpur University students, who were beaten up and arrested for protesting against the university's apathy over a sexual assault on campus, talk to Sumit Bhattacharya about a night of horrors.