The Statesman

Interview: Sam Pitroda in conversation with The Statesman

Sam Pitroda, Chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress in conversation with Santu Das of The Statesman, about Congress prospects in the Lok Sabha elections, political situation in the country and Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, among other issues.

A New Day, A New Dawn

There is a surprise for the readers. A special Poila Boishakh gift from none other than West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Who has written a piece for this special edition.


This evening it was about honoring those who made it possible for the oldest English daily to host its most prized annual celebration of heritage, the Vintage Car Rally, which enters its 53rd year this year.

Flames for survival

Fire on the Ganges is an insightful yet compassionate book that hits hard with its bare facts by examination of the systemic gaps within a highly stratified society that systematically marginalises the specific community of the Doms, depriving them of even the basic remnants of humanity.

Best face, best dress

The goal was to commemorate the courage of reporters from the rural areas who had defied restrictions imposed on journalists to bring forth stories of the excesses that took place.