West Bengal

Rule of Right? Daal-chawal only ideology that matters

Assembly Election Counting

By now, enough has been said about how the state assembly elections have been a booster shot for BJP, how they have moved India closer to a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ and how the results have been another kick in the guts for Rahul Gandhi. With over 35% of Indians now under the rule of BJP state […..]

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Lessons in self-destruction

Mamata Bannerjee’s official biography on the West Bengal government’s website describes her as the author of no fewer than thirty books, one of which is called ‘Slaughter of Democracy’. No prizes for guessing who the ‘slaughterer’ was in this 2006 polemic against the Left Front. Now, less than a year into a government that was […..]


Back when she was Railways Minister under Prime Minister Vajpayee, Mamata Banerjee used to insist on driving into Parliament every day in a battered, old Fiat. The paraphernalia of ministerhood in Lutyen’s Delhi, with its bulletproof cars and gun-toting securitymen, was always an anathema for a politician whose entire imagery has been built on the […..]