articles by Sayantan Ghosh

Politics

How history Of Hindu revivalism is helping BJP to project itself as an integral part of Bengal's culture

The "Hindutva" of the RSS is very different from the "Hindu Revivalism" movement but with time the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is considered as the political front of the RSS , has adopted various cultural icons to connect itself with the cultural Hinduism of India.

Politics

West Bengal polls: Built BJP credibility in Bengal, today people trust us, says Dilip Ghosh

Was not into electoral politics before but RSS taught me to serve nation, says Bengal BJP chief

Politics

West Bengal polls: Not much difference between TMC, BJP; Left for change, says CPM's Aishe Ghosh

"My experience of student politics is helping me to connect with the voters much better," says Jamuria Assembly Constituency CPM candidate Aishe Ghosh

Politics

West Bengal polls: Meeting people with real issues makes cinema larger than life, says Saayoni Ghosh

Only banking on Narendra Modi will not help BJP, claims the Asansol South Constituency TMC candidate

Politics

Bengal Assembly Election 2021: TMC compromised police and bureaucrats, BJP will destroy corrupt nexus, vows Rahul Sinha

The 57-year-old former Bengal BJP chief is the candidate from Habra which falls under the Barasat Lok Sabha constituency of North 24 Pargana district

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TMC rule 'devastated entire generation of Bengal'; Left will focus on job creation, says CPM's Srijan Bhattacharya

The CPM's candidate for Singur says he will focus his campaign on education, employment generation, water to all and free electricity up to 200 units

Politics

BJP trying to mislead Matua with fake and arbitrary promises, claims Dalit TMC candidate Manoranjan Byapari

The prolific Bengali Dalit writer has been influenced by the work of Left labour leader Shankar Guha Niyogi and is also a disciple of noted Bengali author Mahashweta Dev

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EC threatening police through arbitrary transfers at BJP's behest, claims TMC candidate and ex-top cop Humayun Kabir

Humayun Kabir joined the TMC in February after quitting the police. A decorated officer, Kabir was the Police Commissioner of Chandannagar and has held many senior positions within the force

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TMC never allowed celebrity MLAs to work for their constituencies, says BJP's Rudranil Ghosh

The TMC turncoat who is BJP's candidate from Mamata Banerjee's home constituency Bhabanipur also alleged that MPs and MLAs in the TMC can't even spend welfare funds for the development of their areas because of the cut-money business

Arts & Culture

Leave the World Behind: In Rumaan Alam's apocalyptic narrative, finding reflections of a personal crisis

Rumaan Alam writes of a world which one is thrown into without caution, and expected to not only coexist but also find meaning in an involuntary collective experience.

India

Centre's decision to form panel to fight Delhi pollution arbitrary; involving states must for solution

The Central government should have taken the decision to form a panel much before the pollution season started.

Lifestyle

Yoko Ogawa’s The Memory Police is a terrifying chronicle of a totalitarian regime, examining remembrance as protest

Though Ogawa’s words carry a rare gentleness with which even the toughest moments in The Memory Police are delivered, the horrors experienced by the protagonists are obstinately palpable.

Lifestyle

The Lonely City: On art and isolation in Olivia Laing’s nonfiction, and the post-coronavirus world

In The Lonely City, Olivia Laing draws unique parallels between artists, contemporaneously reflecting on her own experiences of feeling alienated in a city filled with too many people — who don’t have the luxury to take a moment to stop and correspond with another human being’s sadness.

India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Testing, containment and specificity form key pillars of Delhi government's 5T plan to tackle COVID-19

The Delhi government has ordered more than 50,000 testing kits and selected over 1,000 for random testing from the 20 sealed-off areas, which is on the lines of the South Korea model, the most effective method across the world at fighting the pandemic thus far.

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Ahead of Delhi polls, AAP government and BJP-run MCD provide contrasting case studies in governance

Delhi has two models of governance: One espoused by the Aam Aadmi Party and the other by the Bharatiya Janata Party. AAP was elected to the Delhi government based on its promises to work on education, healthcare, water, power etc and the BJP has been tasked by the people of Delhi to run the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Delhi Police and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA)