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.
April 13, 2013
West Bengal: A State in Need of Redemption
Under Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal continues to struggle politically and economically.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 13, 2012
Getting Past Federalism Politics
The results of state assembly elections underscored the rise of regional parties. The center should take note.
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.
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.
August 22, 2011
Populism and Paschimbanga
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has chosen to rename the state Paschimbanga. Does it matter?
July 12, 2011
Manmohan Singh Shuffles Deck
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announces a cabinet reshuffle, with eight new faces brought in.
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.