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Nandita Sengupta

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You want me to choose between Nazrul & Tagore?

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Nandita Sengupta Is the Bengali identity under attack? ​​Ne​tas cry hoarse that we the people ‘misunderstand’ their intentions. We, made of very many people across the country including students and nervous parents, know that any legislation pushed through to ... More »

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There’s a man at my temple, says Nandi

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Nandita Sengupta I was about to tell Parvati that I’ll be hopping across for Buddha’s do: he turns 2,500 or thereabouts. Nandi tells me it’s a big thing if he is not b**********g me that is. I will never understand this new-fangled birthday celebration… When d... More »

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The election heat starts here

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Nandita Sengupta Expect crackle, fire and spit the remaining stretch of elections till May 19. The real election fight may only just have begun: the four phases starting today are where BJP struck gold in 2014. Of the 72 seats across nine states voting on Mond... More »

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Where will the women come from?

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Nandita Sengupta For all those ardent supporters of more women in politics, but who despair about “where will these women come from”, two events last week should have settled the question once and for all. The women will come from exactly where the men come fr... More »

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The A-Z of vote 2019

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Nandita Sengupta My vote this time will remember…Akhlaq: The killing of a Muslim The 52-year-old resident of Dadri barely 60km from Delhi, who was lynched in 2015 by a saffron mob guided by lies. The killers, out on bail, were front-row participants at Yogi Ad... More »

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Of Sadhvi Pragya & BJP’s Sant Horrors

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Nandita Sengupta The Modi-led BJP has dared the democracy by fielding a high-profile Hindu terror-accused from Bhopal, pretty much the centre of  the country. The increasingly hardlined party reiterates its rhetoric, and delusion, that there is no such thing a... More »

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‘This is not us’

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Nandita Sengupta I know everyone is writing about it but it truly deserves as many accolades as it gets. Performance of the powerful Maori ritual of haka after the terror strike on worshippers in New Zealand’s mosques… via TOI Blog More »