How Shoojit Sircar's Piku, Satyajit Ray's Aranyer Din Ratri transport me back to dining table, food escapades of my Bengali home
"Interestingly, Piku is obsessed with food in a way that's familiar to all upper-class Bengalis, but the obsession manifests through the constant talk of shit and diseases, which also, very honestly, is quite familiar to this group of people."
In Tilottoma Misra’s High Wind, inter-community relations in North East are explored through intimacy of fiction
In an interview with Firstpost, High Wind author Tilottoma Misra and translator Udayon Misra talk about the shrinking space for inclusive politics in the North East and the role of books such as this one in challenging those beliefs.
Fear over NRC grips West Bengal; two more commit suicide, hundreds queue up outside govt offices for documents
Amidst fears that NRC could be implemented in West Bengal hundreds of people on Tuesday queued up at government and municipal offices in West Bengal.
The conditions for the Rohingya inside the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar are far from acceptable. Refugees live in emergency conditions, but still they choose to remain rather to return under a repatriation deal without guarantees of justice.
As such, ULFA would always be able to attract new cadres which has been evidenced from time to time in the past couple of decades. But the situation could be very different this time around with the odds stacked heavily against all the separatist outfits based in Myanmar
Citizenship Amendment Bill: ULFA came into being as Assam was never treated at par with other states
The Indian establishment has not accorded due respect and honour to the Assamese.
Assam NRC final draft released: Centre deliberately trying to target Bengalis and Biharis, says Mamata Banerjee
Addressing the media after the Assam NRC final draft was released on Monday, Mamata Banerjee claimed that Bengalis living in Assam were being targeted
Tribals and other indigenous communities have never been given any significant electoral weightage, even though they make up 30 percent of Tripura's population
More Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar streamed toward the border on Friday, despite government assurances that it was stopping the massive exodus of refugees to Bangladesh
Rohingya crisis: Ethnic cleansing of Myanmar's Muslims a culmination of two centuries of sectarian violence
The Rohingya persecution is now a clear, concentrated effort aimed at an ethic minority. Such efforts rarely take place without a history.
While the popular call of 'Jago Bangali' may stir some Bengali blood to regain its lost glory, particularly among those staying outside West Bengal, the state per se is only conveniently bothered about the dwindling Bengali ego when it has a bonanza attached to it like an election.
India discard Manoj Tiwary, who was involved in an ugly on-field altercation with Gautam Gambhir in a Ranji Trophy match, on Sunday claimed that the Delhi skipper had made racist remarks about former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and Bengalis.
Right when Bengalis are getting over their Durga Puja hangovers arrives Diwali and Kali Puja. And keeping up with the old saying 'Baaro maashe tero parbon' (thirteen festivals in twelve months), Bengalis not only celebrate Kali Puja, but Diwali as well. Though the festivities aren't as big as that of Durga Puja, the enthusiasm is no less.