Authors Posts by Sutirtha Gupta, Kolkata

Sutirtha Gupta, Kolkata

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China-funded lone Chinese school in India reopens

The government of China has stepped up investment and trade in India’s eastern state of West Bengal. A Chinese consulate has recently been opened...

Darjeeling on the brink of ethnic violence?

The Indian government is holding the Tiranga Yatra from 9-15 August, commemorating 75th anniversary of the anti-British ‘leave India’ movement. But in the hills...

Will Pranab Mukherjee form a think-tank?

Pranab Mukherjee has retired. His long political life has drawn to a close. He bid farewell to the parliament on Sunday, saying, “I am...

Can India’s two major communist parties merge?

Will India’s communists merge? This question has been mulled over innumerably over the past decade or so, but there has been little or no progress...

West Bengal riot: WB’s constitutional head of state and administrative chief...

Serious conflict has emerged between the constitutional head of India’s West Bengal state, Governor Kesharinath Tripathi, and its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The governor...

Indian Presidential Election: Dalit vs Dalit

Ever since the BJP named Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit, as the National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for president, the Congress and other opposition political...

BJP’s surprise presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind

Bharatiya Janata Party has come up with a surprise candidate for India’s next presidential election, Bihar’s Governor. While many names had been mulled over...

Invisible tussle over India’s presidential polls

The schedule for India’s presidential polls has not been announced as yet, but an invisible tussle has already ensued between the ruling party and...

Bi-polar politics enters the West Bengal scene

West Bengal politics at present is rife with threats and counter threats between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress. Trinamool Congress leader Mamata...

Why does Modi want to meet Trump so soon?

Within six days of Donald Trump becoming US president, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi phoned him to say that India was America’s true friend. Later...

India’s space diplomacy and the South Asian satellite

Even since coming to power, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has placed importance on relations with the neighbours. In 2014 he called upon the...

Will Modi spurn Mamata for the Teesta deal?

A Congress leader in West Bengal, in a private conversation, remarked that there was no one to actually explain things to the state’s chief...

Hasina-Mamata talks may see positive turn to Teesta

Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, will be in Delhi during the visit of Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. She will also attend...

Mamata agrees to discuss Teesta

West Bengal’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee has finally agreed to discuss the Teesta issue. In an exclusive interview on Thursday with ABP Ananda, she...

Who Will Be The Next President of India?

  Scoring the strongest victory in the recent state assembly elections, the BJP will have the choice of their own candidate in the next presidential...

Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley to visit Dhaka

Preparations have been on for quite some time now regarding Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s impending visit to India. Ministers and government officials have...

Kolkata’s other side of midnight

With sundown, Kolkata and its suburbs undergo a radical change. While peace and tranquility prevails as most of Kolkata prepares to doze off, a...

West Bengal objects to BD’s Ganges Barrage too

West Bengal has been a major obstacle to the Teesta water agreement between Bangladesh and India. They are now objecting to the Ganges Barrage...

5 State Election: Litmus Test For BJP And Modi

On the heels of demonetisation, the election of five states of India --Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Manipur-- kicked off in seven phases starting...

Indian FM’s cautious budget

To ease the demonetisation angst, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Union Budget has sought to lift growth and allocate more funds to...

Free thinking in Indian universities now under threat: Dr. Manmohan Singh

  The prestigious Presidency University, steeped in history and heritage, launched into its bicentennial celebrations on its foundation day, 20 January 2017. The Indian President...