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  • Descent into kitsch~II

    Descent into kitsch~II

    The way we love to engross ourselves in the popular parlour debates on television, splitting hairs on bytes that range from the inane, the exotic, the histrionic to the crude and the vulgar, we have lost ourselves to what Jean Baudrillard calls ‘the ecstasy of communication‘. And when this obsession is supplemented by social media, our virtual walls and posts become a kind of anonymous monitoring screen of the hyperreal expressed through the scenic repetition of disembodied sounds and images, an addictive process of acting out that is located neither in the actor nor on some remote stage

    April 19, 2021
  • Mamata urges remaining phases held in one go

    Mamata urges remaining phases held in one go

    The EC has ruled out the possibility of either curtailing or clubbing the remaining poll phases in Bengal, citing logistical problems

    April 16, 2021
  • Spotlight on Bengal

    Spotlight on Bengal

    It is highly likely that a bhadralok-promoted Bengali exceptionalism grew in direct proportion to the decline of West Bengal, but such exceptionalism never became a mass phenomenon, not even in the heyday of ‘progressive‘ Left rule

    April 15, 2021
  • Campaigning ends for 5th phase of Bengal polls

    Campaigning ends for 5th phase of Bengal polls

    A total of 1.13 crore voters are eligible to cast their votes to decide the fate of 342 candidates, including Siliguri Mayor and Left Front leader Ashok Bhattacharya, state minister Bratya Basu and BJP's Samik Bhattacharya.

    April 15, 2021
  • ‘Mamata eyes only throne, not progress’’

    ‘Mamata eyes only throne, not progress’’

    Addressing a rally at Swarupnagar in North 24-Parganas, Singh said that providing good governance is a tough job for the TMC supremo, who ruled Bengal for 10 years and ruined the state with syndicate raj, extortion racket and cut money culture.

    April 14, 2021
  • Mamata banned from campaigning for 24 hours

    Mamata banned from campaigning for 24 hours

    Mamata Banerjee announced a sit-in protest against the ban.

    April 13, 2021
  • High-octane campaigning ends for fourth phase polling in Bengal

    High-octane campaigning ends for fourth phase polling in Bengal

    A total 1,15,81,022 voters including 58,82,514 men, 56,98,218 women and 290 members of the third gender, will decide the fate of 373 candidates in Friday’s polling in constituencies spread over Howrah (Part II), South 24 Parganas (Part III), Hooghly (Part II) in south Bengal and in north Bengal’s Alipurduar and Coochbehar.

    April 9, 2021
  • WB govt saved jobless Jessop, Dunlop workers: Mamata

    WB govt saved jobless Jessop, Dunlop workers: Mamata

    She said the Jessop and the Dunlop factories, the two giant industries, are not functioning rendering thousands of workers jobless who are passing days in great distress with their families.

    April 6, 2021
  • Mamata lashes out at BJP govt

    Mamata lashes out at BJP govt

    Miss Banerjee, while addressing the rally at both these assembly seats assured the huge gatherings that steps have already been taken to control the recurring flood situation while some more projects are on the verge of completion that will seek to completely remedy the flood situation in Khanakul, Pursurah, parts of Midnapore, and Burdwan which otherwise causes massive loss of life, property, and livestock.

    April 5, 2021
  • Campaign ends for phase three of Bengal polls: Mamata, Yogi face off

    Campaign ends for phase three of Bengal polls: Mamata, Yogi face off

    The third phase of elections will be held for 31 seats in parts of rural Howrah, the Sunderban region, the Diamond Harbour and Baruipur belts in the South 24 Parganas, and parts of the Hooghly district

    April 5, 2021
  • ‘Mamata used Singur for political gains’: Didi hits back with ‘outsider’ barb

    ‘Mamata used Singur for political gains’: Didi hits back with ‘outsider’ barb

    The Prime Minister also mocked Banerjee for her frequent criticism of the Electronic Voting Machines and the Election Commission.

    April 4, 2021
  • Bengal phase 2: Temperatures run high

    Bengal phase 2: Temperatures run high

    Overall voter turnout at 80.43 p.c till 5 p.m.; sporadic incidents of violence as TMC accuses BJP, Central forces of voter intimidation

    April 2, 2021
  • West Bengal Elections: TMC alleges disruptions, stones thrown at BJP candidate

    West Bengal Elections: TMC alleges disruptions, stones thrown at BJP candidate

    TMC leader and MP Derek O'Brien has written to the Election Commission (EC) alleging booth capture by BJP workers in Nandigram.

    April 1, 2021
  • Campaign ends for high-voltage ‘khela’

    Campaign ends for high-voltage ‘khela’

    All eyes set on Nandigram where Mamata Banerjee takes on her protege-turned-rival Suvendu Adhikari

    March 31, 2021
  • Campaigning ends in WB for 1st phase

    Campaigning ends in WB for 1st phase

    Stage set for high-octane battle as 30 seats go to polls tomorrow

    March 26, 2021
  • Nandigram demands ‘change’ once again

    Nandigram demands ‘change’ once again

    Meanwhile, the mercury soared high in Satengabari in the far end of Nandigram II where CPI-M candidate Minakshi Mukherjee reminded people how Trinamul and BJP are deluding them and turning the knife inside as Nandigram bleeds from a thousand cuts.

    March 25, 2021
  • Mamata holds firm as Shah goes full throttle

    Mamata holds firm as Shah goes full throttle

    Bengal's political temperature rises as CM and Shah up the ante

    March 16, 2021