May 18, 2019

Poll bugle 10

PM Modi and CM Mamata having been hitting each other below the belt during the last days of the electioneering. The PM’s party, BJP chose to […]
May 16, 2019

The last 48 hours!

By 10 pm today the public election campaigns in West Bengal will have to end, which is 24 hours ahead of the usual stipulated period. The […]
May 12, 2019

Poll bugle 9

I wrote that a clearer picture of the pattern of voting could emerge after the 5th phase of polling. I was a day long in touch […]
May 12, 2019

Will Modi return?

Modi’s 5-year-term 2014-19 followed two 5-year terms of UPA rule under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Therefore, it becomes imperative to ascertain the reasons for UPA’s defeat […]
May 10, 2019

Bengal, the past and the future!

My post is Bengal specific as the news of confiscation of a substantial sum allegedly from the car of Bharati Ghosh IPS (Retd.), and a BJP […]
May 8, 2019

Poll bugle 8

It is difficult to say what is scorching more, the unrelenting summer or the vitriolic poll campaigns. Never have I seen from the days of Jawaharlal […]
May 7, 2019

An opportunity lost!

Judiciary in India can be divided into two, the lower and the higher, the former slow and corrupt, perhaps beyond any early redemption. The higher judiciary, […]
May 4, 2019

Poll bugle 7!

The fifth phase of the poll is a day away. A pattern seems to be falling in shape, on which I shall come a bit later. […]
May 3, 2019

Cyclone Fani!

Even as I am writing this post, the skies have darkened, and the rain has started, characteristic of the outer peripheral disc of the cyclone edging […]