Articles by Atonu Choudhurri
Apr 29, 2019
Jute industry in West Bengal faces crisis: Low wages, exploitation leave mill workers facing uncertain futureBritish jute businesses exited India and the jute mills were soon taken over by Indian traders, motivated to earn short-term profits.
Apr 11, 2019
Residents of former enclaves in West Bengal irked by lack of access to government schemes and jobs crunchResidents of former enclaves in West Bengal are still fighting for land allotment, basic infrastructure, and access to benefits from government schemes like Kanyashree Prakalpa.
Mar 28, 2019
Silent killer arsenic slowly poisoning crores of people in West Bengal as successive govts fail to address issueWest Bengal accounts for 1.04 crore out of India’s 1.48 crore population harmed by arsenic.
Jan 12, 2019
BJP launches operation to poach TMC MPs in Bengal; dissidents find refuge from Mamata's iron fist in 'democratic' saffron partyThe BJP has targeted constituencies where TMC's base has weakened due to non-performance of sitting MPs and where it has a divided house due to internal squabbles
Aug 10, 2018
Tiger prawns collected by women of the Sundarbans are a global delicacy, but collectors remain a neglected lotThe women who collect tiger prawn seedlings in the Sundarbans risk health hazards as well as their lives because of the threat of crocodiles and tigers.
Jul 25, 2018
India's water crisis: West Bengal on the brink of becoming a parched state in absence of preservation measuresWhile tankers supply drinking water to the urban areas, rural areas face an acute water crisis.
Jul 23, 2018
Anatomy of lynching: Toll climbs, but BJP dilly-dallies with MaSuKa even as India lacks specific law to deal such crimesAlthough the proposed law against lynching is supported by 11 political parties, the BJP is reportedly not in favour of passing it in Parliament.
Jul 16, 2018
Mamata Banerjee directs West Bengal districts to prevent entry of people excluded from NRC, sets up showdown with AssamWest Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has put herself in the forefront of yet another another possible “flare up” with Assam government.
Jul 10, 2018
BJP, TMC take path of hate speech in West Bengal ahead of 2019 polls, unveil 'us vs them' narrativeWith the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) trying to leave the Communist Party of India (CPM) and Congress in its dust and emerge as the main rival to the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), a new political narrative of “us vs them” is being put forth before voters ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.