Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

Bengali singer Nachiketa mocks Mamata, TMC with viral satirical song on 'cut money'  

Nachiketa was once close to Banerjee and was seen performing at several TMC events in 2011.

23 Jun 2019

Mamata is trying to counter BJP with Bangla nationalism but are people buying it?

Mamata's new brand of parochial politics has not gone down well with both Bengali and non-Bengali community in the state. Why is she doing it and will she persist with it?

23 Jun 2019

'India Misinformed': Fighting gullibility in the WhatsApp fake news era

Through several examples of previously debunked information, the authors attempt to educate and sensitise the layman to henceforth take every 'WhatsApp forward' with a pinch of cynicism. 

01 Jun 2019

Hijab-clad student in Bengal college 'harassed' by Jai Shri Ram chanting men

The student maintained that she had never seen the accused in the college campus earlier. The local police have filed the FIR.

28 May 2019

On the campaign trail: Kamal Haasan, 200-250 people and that silent candidate!

The MNM is hampered by the absence of recognisable faces among its candidates. The party also lacks the support of grassroots workers. Can Kamal alone save it?

13 Apr 2019

Interview | We are very straightforward, we don’t employ tricks: BK Hariprasad

Hariprasad has been pitted against BJP's last-minute pick Tejasvi Surya in Bangalore south.

11 Apr 2019

Interview | Enough of the tamasha! We need new leaders, says Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj is in the fray this year from the Bangalore Central constituency as an Independent and he tells us in an exclusive chat why people will think it through and help him make history.

08 Apr 2019

Interview|  Vivek Agnihotri on Urban Naxals, JNU, Fake news and Twitter trolls

During a conversation with Express, he reiterated the Maoist have been running this proxy war for the last 50 years.

03 Apr 2019

Unmissable exhibit: The sexist Indian male politician

From Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Mamata Banerjee to Vasundhara Raje, women in public discourse are unabatedly belittled, dismissed as "pretty face", "demoness", "nachnewali".

30 Mar 2019

‘The Transformative Constitution’ review: A radical outlook, precisely how it should be

Seventy years after India became a republican state, the courts seem to have failed the Constitution, preventing it from turning into an evolving document, writes author Gautam Bhatia.

26 Mar 2019

Interview: Gautam Bhatia on how we can keep our Constitution in pace with the times

In an exclusive interview, advocate and author Gautam Bhatia speaks about Aadhaar, Supreme Court, sedition and women's participation in the legal system.

23 Mar 2019

Inside the working of BJP's IT Cell in Karnataka with Tejasvi Surya

We spoke to Karnataka BJP IT Cell Chief Tejasvi Surya about how key an IT Cell is to a party during election season and the importance of job creation

23 Mar 2019

Green or saffron? In poll-bound Bengal, Holi sees war of colours

The politicisation of colours has been rather profitable for several vendors in Kolkata, especially those who received bulk orders for Holi parties. 

22 Mar 2019

Lives of Freda Bedi: An ode to a remarkable woman

The biography of Freda Bedi narrates her story of being the English woman who came to India because of love but later played a part in shaping Kashmir's political course.

19 Mar 2019

All eyes on Mamata as 13 years later she returns to her favourite dharna spot

Thirteen years ago Bengal's "Didi" had at the same spot, the Metro Channel in Kolkata’s Esplanade area, protested against the Left government. The difference this year?

07 Mar 2019