Monday, 27 June, 2022

Sreyashi Dey


On Camera


The great paradox of Indian democracy: citizen uprisings but no opposition

India is a site of both institutional decay and civic reclamation. What is missing is an outfit that can sublimate the dispersed fury into disciplined political agitation.
File image of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (centre) and Finance Minister Amit Mitra (right) with global industrialists including Mukesh Ambani at the Bengal Global Business Summit in February 2019 | Photo: ANI

Bengal is first off the block, to woo investors today as pandemic makes way for business

Gautam Adani, K.M. Birla & businesspersons from 14 countries set to attend. Summit was annual event before Covid, but questions were raised about its true impact on investment.


Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.