Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

'This is the idea of India': Kolkata's unlikely women anti-CAA protesters vow to carry on

The majority of them are homemakers who have never stepped out of their houses to participate in rallies. They are now singing Iqbal's Sare jahaan se acha and  Faiz's Hum dekhenge.

13 Jan 2020

CM Deb not even ready to talk to us, charges Opposition as Citizenship Act stir in Tripura enters eighth day

Tripura, which is home to 31 per cent tribals, has been up in arms against the Act given that the state shares one of the longest borders with Bangladesh.

18 Dec 2019

How much burden can we take, asks Tripura royal scion Pradyot Deb Barman after challenging Citizenship Act

Barman earlier moved the Supreme Court challenging the new controversial law. Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal is likely to appear on his behalf.

16 Dec 2019

Explained: What is the Inner Line Permit and why is the Northeast clamouring for it?

The Inner Line Permit is issued by the concerned state government and can be availed both by applying online or in person. The permits issued are mostly of different kinds...

14 Dec 2019

Three out of three: How BJP helped Mamata stage a triumphant recovery in Bengal

These setbacks are a slap in the face for the saffron party, which after unprecedented gains in the Lok Sabha elections in the state had expected the bypolls to cement their rise.  

28 Nov 2019

Why Owaisi's plan to enter Bengal has rattled Mamata Banerjee

Mamata, who is already fighting a buoyant BJP, is suddenly staring at double trouble with AIMIM trying to make its way into Muslim households.

23 Nov 2019

#MeToo: Bengaluru-based artist accuses Kerala rapper of sexual harassment

Raman was also kicked out of the hip-hop band after she raised the issue with other members.

20 Nov 2019

The Abhijit Banerjee I know: Innovative, enlightening and a great believer in the poor

One of the many people who has played a part in the Nobel laureate couple's pioneering work to make the world a better place for the under-privileged is Jyoti Prasad Mukhopadhyay.

16 Oct 2019

Not Durga Puja! It's Mahishasura's martyrdom that these tribals observe

During Durga Puja, the ten-day annual festival in Bengal, the city comes together in celebrating the divine feminity.

08 Oct 2019

Gay cruising at a Kolkata cinema hall in digital dating era

Located in the heart of central Kolkata, this popular theatre of yesteryears - now an unkempt single-screen – plays B-grade movies and soft porn these days.

24 Aug 2019

Day after Article 370's axing, Kashmiris outside Valley yet to hear from home

What is worrying many of them is that no one, not even the media, knows anything about the situation on the ground.

06 Aug 2019

Scrapping of Article 35A: A Pandit, Buddhist and Sikh from J&K on what it means to them

The Supreme Court is finally hearing the petition challenging Article 35(A) - which guarantees special rights to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir - from February 26-28. 

05 Aug 2019

As the threat of NRC looms, fear and loathing in Mamata's Bengal

Miles of unmanned borders in the districts of Malda, Murshidabad and Uttar Dinajpur has meant that the NRC card isn't just empty rhetoric, but in fact a nerve-jangling prospect for many. 

23 Jul 2019

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

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

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