Articles by Garga Chatterjee
Mar 25, 2018
Mamata Banerjee, KCR's Third Front idea for 2019 Lok Sabha elections is federalists' dream and BJP's nightmareIt is in this context that the proposed Federal Front discussions in Kolkata on 19 March between Trinamool supremo and West Bengal chief Mamata Banerjee and Telangana chief minister and TRS supremo K Chandrashekhar Rao assumes immense significance
Mar 11, 2018
Karnataka flag no threat to Indian Union: Yellow, white and red symbolise different aspects of citizens' identityThe ubiquity of the yellow-red flag in Kannadiga consciousness has made the yellow and red hues the identity colours of Karnataka as a state and Kannadigas as a people.
Jan 29, 2018
Excluding West Bengal's tableau from Republic Day parade is an assault on representative democracyExcluding West Bengal's tableau from Republic Day parade is not only an assault on federal structure of Indian Union but also on representative democracy.
Dec 17, 2017
Indian Army's misleading tweet about 1971 war adds to culture of jingoistic misinformation, puts Bangladesh govt in tight spotSuch statements by the Indian Army may also have consequences. The obvious one is, of course, that Indian citizens are being fed misinformation about the past of the army they pay for by that very army.
Oct 27, 2017
'Not a single rupee': Why Narendra Modi's warning to states on barring development funds is anti-ConstitutionNarendra Modi recently termed Opposition-ruled states as anti-development and said Centre would not dole out a single penny to such states.
Oct 18, 2017
Gorkhaland protests: Centre's decision to pull troops from Darjeeling was a betrayal of people of Bengal, it must make amendsThe recent months have seen strong civic unrest, which have often turned violent. This caused the death of several Gorkhaland agitators, both unarmed and armed. Concomitantly, attacks have been carried out on Government of West Bengal offices, police stations and installations as well as the office of the Trinamool Congress.
Sep 05, 2017
Narendra Modi's 'India first' policy is mere talk, Centre overlooking West Bengal in flood relief is proofBy denying any flood relief assistance to West Bengal, the Narendra Modi government at the Centre showed that its "India-first" policy is mere talks and uses it only to serve its political interests
Jul 27, 2017
Madras HC making Vande Mataram compulsory is a misguided attempt at forced patriotismThe Madras High Court has ordered the people of Tamil Nadu, among whom Tamils are a huge majority, to compulsorily demonstrate their patriotism by singing a Bangla song Bande Mataram
Jul 05, 2017
Hindi on Bengaluru Metro signboards: It's a conflict between preserving identity and bid at homogenisationThe #NammaMetroHindiBeda movement against the imposition of Hindi in Bengaluru Metro has gathered significant political support.
Jun 20, 2017
Gorkhaland demand: West Bengal BJP plays dubious role, agenda not in sync with party national manifestoThe fact that the BJP’s national manifesto supports the Gorkhaland demand shows how irrelevant West Bengal is to BJP’s national leadership’s political calculation.