Category: Opinion

K.R. Gouri: Pathbreaking Marxist and Feminist K R Gowri Amma, Kerala’s veteran politician and member of the first Communist government headed by E M S Namboodiripad in 1957, died in Thiruvananthapuram, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. She was 102. (PTI Photo)
India, Kerala, Opinion

K.R. Gouri: Pathbreaking Marxist and Feminist

Gouri’s contribution to Kerala’s history as a politician and feminist was stupendous and inspired many generations of women.

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Mamata’s Victory Is A Wake Up Call For Modi Mamata Banerjee (File Photo) Source- PTI (3)
Opinion

Mamata’s Victory Is A Wake Up Call For Modi

In leading her party to a massive victory, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may have finally delivered to the opposition the secret potion required to defeat the BJP‘s well oiled machinery at the hustings. Her own defeat at the hands of her confidante-turned-BJP nominee Suvendu Adhikari by a small margin does little to off-set […]

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The Main Bhi Modi Syndrome In West Bengal BJP supporters during Union Home Minister Amit Shah's roadshow in support of BJP candidates ahead of the 5th phase of West Bengal Assembly polls in Santipur, Nadia.Source: PTI
Opinion

The Main Bhi Modi Syndrome In West Bengal

It is obvious that the difference is Modi being on the ticket, and that is a cause for concern, the PM has a country to run and party leaders rather than styling themselves in his image and doing personal brand building need to be the foot soldiers of his effective and inclusive policies, this will deliver more seats than tweets and headlines.

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How Didi Done It Mamata Banerjee (File Photo) Source_ PTI (1)
Lok Saba, Opinion

How Didi Done It

Mamata Banerjee, foot in plaster, managed to kick out the BJP quite thoroughly and substantially, in West Bengal. Off went the mighty men of the BJP like a punctured football. How did she do it? First and foremost, it must be mentioned that Mamata Banerjee was standing from each and every seat in Bengal. TMC […]

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Not Focusing On The Election Results Is the Right Decision Polling officials board a bus with their Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and other election materials on the eve of 7th phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls, in Kolkata, Sunday, April 25, 2021. (PTI Photo/Ashok Bhaumik)
Opinion, To The Point

Not Focusing On The Election Results Is the Right Decision

Somewhere in the middle of 2017 India was to take on arch rivals Pakistan in the Champions trophy. A day before the match, we received an email from Mumbai, the headquarters of the flailing Zee Group, headed by Subhash Chandra, informing us that the Chairperson had decided that no Zee group media company would carry […]

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Amid An Unprecedented Human Crisis, This Election Result Means Nothing Large number of polling officials, not adhering to social distancing norms, at an election material distribution centre counter, amid countrywide spike in Covid-19 cases on the eve of 8th phase of West Bengal Assembly Elections in Kolkata, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
Opinion

Amid An Unprecedented Human Crisis, This Election Result Means Nothing

All in all, May 2 would have been a blockbuster edition. However so overwhelming is the present Coronavirus situation in India, that this election doesn’t seem important enough, even to discuss.

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Election Results Cannot Be Ignored, But Can Be Muted A voter shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the 7th phase of West Bengal State Assembly polls at a polling station in Kolkata, Monday, April 26, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
Lok Saba, Opinion

Election Results Cannot Be Ignored, But Can Be Muted

COVID, yes is top of the mind, but the election mandate will be woven into the larger churning in our Covid Tsunami impacted country.

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