Saturday, 29 January, 2022

Topic: Bengali

Translate ‘Gaay hamari mata hai’. That’s the secularism gap between English, Indian languages

The English intellectual can't ignore Indian languages anymore or will end up legitimising the flawed Hindutva argument about the revenge of the subaltern.

How Babri Masjid demolition was rehearsed and executed in 1992 — rare photos tell the story

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

If your Bengali girlfriend knew ‘black magic’, she would erase misogyny, not waste it on you

The tragic death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput is now being used to target Bengali women.

Shashi Tharoor: New Bangladesh holds on to Tagore’s memory, even if it’s a century-old visit

I attended Dhaka Lit Fest this month. The reality is unmissable that Bangladesh, and not India, is South Asia’s fastest-growing economy.

Mamata plays Bengali card to push back a surging BJP and its ‘divisive politics’

Facing a tough contest against BJP in 2021, Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress appear to be fuelling an outsider-vs-local divide in Bengal.

Bengaluru police crackdown on illegal Bangladeshis is creating job problems for Bengalis

Bengaluru police has arrested 60 undocumented Bangladeshi immigrants, but many residents have now started suspecting any Bengali-speaker of being illegal.

Amartya Sen has a message for Mamata: Don’t define Bengalis narrowly like BJP does

Bengali identity politics must not devolve into a hate campaign against non-Bengali speaking people. Remember what Shiv Sena did to Maharashtra?

Bengali Hindus in Assam look at Citizenship Bill to get out of NRC mess

If Citizenship Bill is brought in, Hindus left out in Assam’s NRC can become legitimate citizens, leaving only Muslims as ‘foreigners’ in the state.

Mamata Banerjee’s only Bangla in Bengal won’t get her votes. Left did same & failed

Bengalis have rejected forced supremacy of one language – Bangla – in the state and will do so again.

In West Bengal, being Bengali was the only religion, but then BJP entered

Mamata Banerjee wants to give money to Durga Puja pandals but oppose the Centre on sending back Muslim Rohingya refugees.

On Camera


When a write-off is a triumph: Why Air India sale has both Tata & govt in buoyant mood

Govt could see deal as win considering airline’s dire debt spiral. Meanwhile, Tata should see scale of losses reducing quickly, & no more political attacks from ministers.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Why Yogi formula for lack of jobs, income, self-esteem is a big risk

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.