Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: Bengali

India is seeing crorepati cult in politics. Bengali bhadralok, Marathi manoos no bar

When did hauls of cash and gold—once seen among ‘dabang’ netas elsewhere—start to appear in Bengal of all places?

‘Kacha Badam’ singer Bhuban Badyakar sings at Kolkata pub in new rockstar avatar

Wearing a glitzy jacket, Badyakar was seen performing live in Kolkata's Someplace Else pub in Park Street last week.

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.

On Camera


(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.