Ire against folk singer's win in Bengali reality show is reminder that folk music is still viewed as 'poor country cousin'
Folk music carries within it a cultural context that makes it an uneasy fit in a talent show format, where versatility across genres is key.
The fight on oratory skills have assumed a regressive form in West Bengal and unless such outbursts are reined in, they are likely to escalate to a dangerous level
As a chief minister Mamata Banerjee should watch what she says in public. She should set an example in some kind of political decorum. But her bamboo comments are hardly the nadir of political speech.