Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: bengalis

How BJP is using Mamata’s ‘outsider’ jibe to pit Bengali vs non-Bengali & pull the votes

The BJP is banking on non-Bengali votes in more than 30 constituencies across Asansol, Durgapur, North 24 Parganas, Kharagpur, Howrah and some parts surrounding Kolkata.

Fish fries, Honey Singh at pandals, sound of dhaak — Durga Pujo in 2020 is a silent aching

We will meet again among friends and relatives, and the smell of dhunuchi in the air of CR Park, Kolkata, Murshidabad, and Dhaka alike. But not in 2020.

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb apologises for remark on Jats, Punjabis

Biplab Kumar Deb stirred up controversy Sunday when he said Punjabis and Jats are physically strong but less brainy while Bengalis are known to be very intelligent.

Boroline — the cure-all that is stuck in time but still brings joy, especially to Bengalis

The humble antiseptic cream was a by-product of the Swadeshi movement, but continues to be vouched for — even by the millennials.

No, thank you, Bengalis in Assam tell Mamata as she raises pitch against NRC

The TMC chief’s vocal criticism of the process has only generated displeasure among the Bengali-origin community in Assam.

‘The Bengalis’ does a thing that books of its kind rarely do: criticise the Bengalis

Sudeep Chakravarti's mammoth undertaking to trace the Bengalis from its genesis to now results in a detailed, intriguing, and confounding book.

On Camera


A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.