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The Singur Land Saga Reaches a Historic Point
September 23, 2016
The Singur Land Saga Reaches a Historic Point
The Singur land verdict sets an interest example.
The Singur Land Saga Reaches a Historic Point
Indian State Elections in West Bengal, Assam: What Are the Stakes?
April 12, 2016
Indian State Elections in West Bengal, Assam: What Are the Stakes?
India's ruling party will need a strong showing in upcoming state elections for its national reform agenda to succeed.
Indian State Elections in West Bengal, Assam: What Are the Stakes?
Interview: Sugata Bose
May 08, 2014
Interview: Sugata Bose
The Diplomat speaks with the Harvard historian and first-time politician about the Indian elections.
Interview: Sugata Bose
Bihar's Chhath Festival Enjoys National Prominence in India
November 12, 2013
Bihar's Chhath Festival Enjoys National Prominence in India
The celebration of Bihar’s Chhath festival signals the rise of Bihari customs in Indian society.
Bihar's Chhath Festival Enjoys National Prominence in India
April 13, 2013
West Bengal: A State in Need of Redemption
Under Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal continues to struggle politically and economically.
West Bengal: A State in Need of Redemption
October 02, 2012
Mamata and Congress at Each Other’s Throats
A thorn in the government’s side, the chief minister of W. Bengal is courting the Congress party’s regional allies.
Mamata and Congress at Each Other’s Throats
Anna Hazare Eyes New Push
May 13, 2012
Anna Hazare Eyes New Push
Activist Anna Hazare, armed with the results of a new survey, is planning a new nationwide agitation.
Anna Hazare Eyes New Push
Clinton Covers India Bases
May 09, 2012
Clinton Covers India Bases
Hillary Clinton has made what is likely her last visit to India as secretary of state. There were no big hiccups.
Clinton Covers India Bases
Will Banerjee Derail UPA?
March 16, 2012
Will Banerjee Derail UPA?
Plans for a hike in rail fares by Dinesh Trivedi have angered West Bengal’s chief minister. Congress is in trouble.
Will Banerjee Derail UPA?
Getting Past Federalism Politics
March 13, 2012
Getting Past Federalism Politics
The results of state assembly elections underscored the rise of regional parties. The center should take note.
Getting Past Federalism Politics
India to Nix Terror Center Plan
February 19, 2012
India to Nix Terror Center Plan
India’s government looks set to drop plans for a new counter-terrorism center after opposition from the states.
India to Nix Terror Center Plan
Kolkata Hospital Fire Kills 89
December 09, 2011
Kolkata Hospital Fire Kills 89
A deadly fire at a hospital in Kolkata has raised more questions about safety at private-run facilities.
Kolkata Hospital Fire Kills 89
Populism and Paschimbanga
August 22, 2011
Populism and Paschimbanga
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has chosen to rename the state Paschimbanga. Does it matter?
Populism and Paschimbanga
Manmohan Singh Shuffles Deck
July 12, 2011
Manmohan Singh Shuffles Deck
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announces a cabinet reshuffle, with eight new faces brought in.
Manmohan Singh Shuffles Deck
India’s Communists Facing Oblivion?
January 12, 2011
India’s Communists Facing Oblivion?
Not necessarily, say Shibashis Chatterjee and Sumit Ganguly. But a big Left Front defeat in West Bengal will still have national implications.
India’s Communists Facing Oblivion?
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