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  • Is the Indian middle class becoming an active agent of change?

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    The recent outcry of middle-class men and women, many of whom not associated with any political party or developmental organisation, is an important phenomenon that...

  • Revisiting Calcutta - Part 1

    Heat beat |  Oindrila Mukherjee
    Last night I came back from a breathless visit to Calcutta, the city where I spent 17 years, including my most formative ones. Middle school,...

  • India bashing in the western media: is India in need of a major public relations exercise?

    Beasts in my Belfry |  Bahar Dutt
    It's that time of the year again. Yes, the end of the year, but the start of a another summit on climate change. This is...

  • Bonded for life and for the better

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Recently, I was reading 10 important statements of wisdom from a well known ex-cop. And one of the pearls of wisdom was: "Do not have...

  • Paschim Banga: Alphabet, history and lost chance

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    The baptism of West Bengal was extraordinary in its plainness. From a popular standpoint, the growing clamour for a new name for the state had...