Mamata Banerjee

  • Predicting the election results from the body language of the leaders

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    Predicting the election results by opinion surveys and exit polls have given way in the western world to much sophisticated analytical methods and tools. Old...

  • Modi, Mamata and Migration

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    At the peak of his campaign in West Bengal, Narendra Modi, in a series of attacks on Mamata Banerjee, tweeted: "People from Bihar, Odisha &...

  • The politics of women's empowerment

    Women at work |  Nirupama Subramanian
    The greatest exercise of adult franchise in the world is currently underway in our country. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections have eclipsed cricket results and...

  • What we are not likely to achieve at Bengal Leads: a response to Trinamool MP Derek O'Brien's post

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    Being termed as West Bengal's Gujarat Summit, which wrapped up after a successful show on Saturday last week, the Trinamool government's 'Bengal Leads' conclave has...

  • Will Arvind Kejriwal succeed where TN Seshan failed?

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the early 1990s, when TN Seshan as Chief Election Commissioner was the flavour of the season, a packed Rotary Club meeting in South Mumbai...

  • An open letter to Mamata Banerjee

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Dear Mamata-Di, Let me at the very outset express a sneaking admiration for the manner in which you have proved your critics wrong yet ...

  • Where is my freedom?

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    No it's not the usual self-gratifying introspection about where my country is headed, not a futile fury over my prime minister's I- day speech which...

  • Mamata Banerjee on Facebook: 'Like', 'share' or 'hide from Timeline'?

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    The needle on my irony meter is quivering at 'maximum' as I write this post. A month ago Mamata Banerjee was upset about a cartoon...

  • After Tagore, who?

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The closing of the Bengali mind I returned to north Bengal last week for a short holiday in the Darjeeling hills. I spent my ...

  • Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo!

    For crying out loud |  Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    The whole of last week I was angry, but not in a belligerent kind of way. Even now something in me is simmering ...

  • Mamata opens her heart to KKR, forgets Soumitra

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's unbridled joy at the Kolkata Knight Riders winning the fifth season of the Indian Premier League was...

  • KKR Roadshow: Who's funding Mamata's comedy of errors?

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    No one manages a party quite like West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She proved that again on Tuesday at the Eden Gardens. The city...

  • An angry Mamata is squandering her opportunities

    Voice Over |  Rajen Garabadu
    As part of covering one year of the Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Government in West Bengal, we at CNN-IBN thought it a good idea to...

  • One year of Poriborton: the importance of being Mamata

    Fresh air |  Vivek Sengupta
    It is exactly a year since Mamata Banerjee created history in Bengal by dislodging the Left Front from power, after 34 long years of uninterrupted...

  • A disease lurks Byangoland

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    It's a terrible disease and it's spreading very fast. The symptoms are pronounced. It is known to make humans contort their faces, sometimes even expose...

  • Making illustrations and not getting arrested...

    Chanakya's Chant |  Ashwin Sanghi
    Panditji is back this week with a new chant. Even though it has the word "Mamata" inside it, we've been extra-cautious not to include her...

  • Professor arrest: Mamata, the Nero of Bengal

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    The path of self-destruction, that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has embarked on since May, 2011, has been concrete-reinforced by her government's actions over...

  • When the tigress left the jungle...

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    She called her a 'tigress'. The 37-year-old Park street rape victim was grateful to one woman who believed in her and her account when no...

  • How dictators run the government in a democracy

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    If you think a week is a long time in politics, just forget it. In India, it can take just a few hours for a...

  • Comment: when ministerial whim passes off as policy

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Mukul Roy, the new railway minister, is a very quick learner. Within a day of taking over, he has decided that the Railways do not...

  • Politics of shakti

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Decoding amma, didi, behnji and madam. Respect the Trinamool Congress, or else, warns the Ma Durga of West Bengal. Accept that Tamil Nadu operates ...

  • AMRI fire: That Friday morning

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    It was a little before 6 am. I got a call. There was a fire at AMRI. My mother woke up next to me asking...

  • Mamata can't run a state like a youth club

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    October is a month of festivities. There is Durga Puja and there is Diwali. But for more than 6000 retired employees of the Calcutta State...

  • Will the change be enough to 'change' Bengal?

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    New Delhi: With only two phases left in the West Bengal Assembly elections and the judgment day round the corner, the people of Bengal are...

  • Whoosh! The simple man

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Travelling with Mamata Banerjee in North Bengal, in the first phase of polling in early April, reaping an unusual break and a whirlwind. A ...

  • Rail Budget: neither sugar-free nor Rasagulla. It is Mamata's Fudge!

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said the Railways were passing through "difficult" and "testing" times. How come? The Indian economy is growing at 8.6 percent a...

  • Manmohan's indecisiveness costing India dear

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    A few years ago, when Greg Chappell was Big Boss, I asked Saurav Ganguly on how he felt losing the Indian captaincy. Ganguly, candid as...

  • The crumpled sari

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Mamata triumphs at a time when mass leaders are becoming extinct. The crumpled sari is decidedly unaesthetic. So is the untidy hair and rough ...