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'Only one leader in TMC, no one else matters'

Against the backdrop of the Lok Sabha results, a much larger scale of desertion was anticipated from the TMC.'It seems, people don't believe that the ship is sinking.'Ishita Ayan Dutt reports.......

The Fault in Mamata Banerjee's Stars

'Bengal will win Bollywood one day and the world of entertainment will come over here,' Mamata Banerjee declared in Kolkata on Tuesday, July 24.'Mamata's fascination with stars is so deep-rooted......

Give me hope!

'Indian democracy has become an oxymoron.' 'I am hopeful that more people will boycott this politics of perversion and hatred and realise that this isn’t sustainable for our great nation to......

How the BJP is quietly penetrating Bengal

The BJP doesn't want to focus entirely on an anti-Mamata campaign.Ishita Ayan Dutt reports. IMAGE: BJP supporters in Kolkata. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters   Bengal woke up to shock......

The A to Z of 2016

It was the year 'anti-national' became the 'it' gaali, and our humble haldi-doodh became the toast of the West's wellness brigade as 'Tumeric Latte.' It was the year 'cash' became unholy and 'fake......

Why are More Women Jobless?

Indian women have education, inspiration and perspiration -- but not enough employment, points out Mahesh Vyas. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The world celebrated International......

Sex workers lose savings in Ponzi schemes

Dreams of a better life turned into a nightmare for several sex workers in Kolkata's largest red light district Sonagachi, who lost their lifelong savings in Ponzi schemes which promised to double......

Bengal unclear on people displaced by projects

The West Bengal government has earmarked 30,000 acres for industrial projects (around 7,000 acres has been allocated, the rest is at different stages of acquisition), but even as it faces one of......

The GOOD, BAD and UGLY DOLLS of Bollywood

Dolls epitomise cuteness and childhood. Children seek them for comfort and play. Grownups collect them as work of art. In movies, they characterise both innocence and immaturity and, sometimes, a......

When Caste surfaced in Bollywood movies

Two Dalit girls are raped and hung from a tree, prompting a police procedural and soul searching in the hard-hitting promo of Anubhav Sinha's Article 15. The Ayushmann Khurrana starrer, which......

What Pataakha has in common with Paheli, Lootere

It goes way beyond a fantastic team! Brevity is the soul of wit. As one of William Shakespeare's greatest admirers, Vishal Bhardwaj knows it only too well. The director's crackling new offering......

Dilip Kumar's Top 25 Films

Dilip Kumar has received the Padma Vibhushan award, the second highest civilian award of the country. We celebrate the icon by re-visiting his best movies. Dilip Kumar. The name evokes a myriad of......

'Soumitra Chatterjee was an extraordinary editor'

Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award, and praise has been coming in from all quarters. Social activist and writer Mahasweta Devi has......
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