Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

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

Ayodhya verdict: Not another Babri mosque but peace is what we want, say India's Muslim youth

Although the scars of the violence the demolition unleashed are still healing for some, the Muslim youth we reached out to only wished for peace and justice.

09 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

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

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

In 2018, gender-fluid fashion dominated Indian runways and how!

Queer style is all about nonconformity which aims to break the gender binary rules of the society through clothing and stage a silent protest.

24 Dec 2018

Fading misogyny in Rajinikanth blockbusters, one movie at a time

Barring the 'female-oriented' films, women who play the superstar's love interest are stereotyped into singing and looking pretty.

07 Jun 2018