articles by Sayantan Ghosh

Politics

Sangrur defeat has a message for AAP's Bhagwant Mann: Smell the coffee and come out of Delhi shadow

There is a growing belief in Punjab that chief minister Bhagwant Mann is following Arvind Kejriwal’s instructions

Politics

Urban voters to Delhi model: How Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP is prepping up for Gujarat

Kejriwal is aiming to woo the traditional Congress supporters by focusing on the urban voter base and promising to implement the Delhi model of governance, which is centred on a number of freebie schemes

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How AIMIM and AAP’s Rajasthan venture is bad news for Congress

The minorities in Rajasthan have been the key voter base for the Congress, but with Asaduddin Owaisi and Arvind Kejriwal eyeing an electoral presence in this state, the ruling party finds itself in an uneasy situation

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How Arjun Singh’s ‘ghar wapsi’ to TMC is going to impact BJP in Bengal panchayat polls

Arjun Singh’s high-profile ‘ghar wapsi’ will get media attention and motivate the TMC workers with a message that whatever happens in Bengal, Mamata Banerjee will be unbeatable

India

How building collapse fear due to Metro construction makes hundreds homeless in Kolkata’s Bowbazar

More than 20 families had to be evacuated as cracks appeared in around nine buildings. So, over a hundred people, including children, women, the elderly, and others, were shifted to nearby hotels

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Why Arvind Kejriwal thinks being part of Opposition grand alliance will not help AAP

Arvind Kejriwal understands that forming an alliance with the Opposition will stymie the spread of his governance philosophy

India

Delhi landfills are ticking time bombs waiting to explode and it needs a political solution

The landfill problem in Delhi is not new, but it is high time for the political parties to come together and settle this issue

India

Why Calcutta HC appointment of IPS officer Damayanti Sen to oversee four rape cases politically significant

In the last month, the Calcutta High Court transferred at least seven cases to the Central Bureau of Investigation. This clearly shows the lack of trust of the state judiciary in the police

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Why AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is again taking on BJP and Narendra Modi

Arvind Kejriwal’s attack on the BJP inside the Delhi Assembly was measured and well strategised. This was done keeping in mind his future political endeavours

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How recent civic poll results caused organisational crisis in Bengal BJP ahead of crucial bypolls

Ballygunge Vidhan Sabha and Asansol Lok Sabha constituencies will go for by-elections on 12 April

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Opinion: Road for Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP won't be easy beyond Punjab

In Punjab, the BJP was technically a non-existent political force. Venturing into other states will not be as easy because apart from Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, the Congress is not in power in any other state

Arts & Culture

Book Review | Jayanta Ghoshal provides detailed coverage of West Bengal Assembly Election in Mamata Beyond 2021

Jayanta Ghosal’s vivid understanding of India, its cultural diversity, and the knowledge of the RSS ideology as a journalist are visible from the way he has differentiated between Bengal’s faith in Hindu religion and RSS' idea of Hindutva.

Politics

How Punjab poll results will redefine Arvind Kejriwal’s political future

The 2022 Punjab Assembly election will be a personal battle for Arvind Kejriwal. And irrespective of the outcomes, this election will redefine his political future

Politics

Why Matuas, BJP's most important voter base in Bengal, are scared with delay in implementing CAA

The Matua community which is considered the Dalits of Bengal mostly reside on the Bangladesh border in the districts including Nadia and North 24 Parganas

Arts & Culture

Book review: Akshay Manwani's The Tiger, The Bear and the Battle of Mahovann is a contemporary fable for all

Despite making the characters contemporary, Akshay Manwani has maintained the simplicity of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, the drama of Ruskin Bond's writings, and the morals of Ishop's fables.

Politics

AAP ready to consider any post-poll arrangement in case of hung Assembly, says AAP Goa chief Rahul Mhambre

According to opinion polls, Goa might witness a hung Assembly with BJP having a majority of the seats followed by the AAP and Congress.

India

How Anglo-Indian community in Kolkata comes together on Christmas despite NRC scare, broken family ties

Apart from the Bow Barracks, there are several other ghettos of the Anglo-Indians in Kolkata. Ripon Street, Elliot Road and Park Street are among other prominent neighbourhoods, however there are hardly 4-5 Anglo Indian families present in these areas

Politics

Nationalism to Delhi model: How Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP is eyeing 2022 Uttar Pradesh election

Political observers believe that in the caste and religious dynamics of Uttar Pradesh, fighting an election only based on a governance model could be a tough call

India

Without Centre’s help, Arvind Kejriwal’s winter action plan to combat air pollution will come a cropper

The Delhi chief minister had announced a similar kind of winter action plan to combat air pollution last year too, but to no avail

Politics

In replacing Dilip Ghosh with Sukanta Majumdar as Bengal chief, the BJP has reached out to RSS and 'Bhadralok' in one move

Like many BJP office bearers, Dilip Ghosh too was an RSS man. However, his relationship with the RSS deteriorated over time