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Biswa-Bangla goes global

The fifth edition of Bengal Global Business Summit attracted business tycoons from across the country and globe, reminding audiences once again that Bengal means business

Big Brother Is Watching You

The Union government notification allowing extensive State surveillance of personal information is a black patch on the promises of equality, privacy and freedom

Right to dissent

Sedition, despite its primitivity, continues to find its place in the Indian Constitution – largely because it has been the trusted weapon of those in power to silence difficult critics

Darker stories of the fairer sex

Slogans like ‘Beti Bachao’ and ‘New India’ seem rhetorical, at least in Haryana, where gruesome sexual offences have cast a dark shadow on promises of progress and equality in society.

Reduced to ashes

Fire outbreaks in India's most-developed metropolises have claimed several lives and destroyed property worth millions – all due to inadequate urban planning

Secularism Annihilated

A classic Indian conundrum debating the binaries of religion and rationality, the Sabarimala conflict has revealed the essential bigotry pervasive across our population

Food for whom?

Though India’s mid-day meal scheme extends ambitious goals, its implementation, over the years, has been fraught with challenges in maintaining quality, hygiene and health

INDIA @ 2018 

As another year of action and inaction draws to an end, we revisit the most-gripping headlines that shaped India’s calendar year — from the emphatic strike down of Section 377 to the pitiable Kathua rape — the journey has escalated through defined contours of pride and shame

BUSTED: Uncovering illicit drug networks

Selling illicit drugs, transporting narcotics and peddling psychedelics has grown as an exciting avenue for traffickers to hoodwink enforcement agencies and make several lakhs by dragging vulnerable youth into a web of dangerous addiction

Rethinking juvenile Delinquency

Despite several theoretical modifications in law, juvenile justice in India continues to be shackled by an inadequate understanding of rehabilitation and reformation as against mere retribution

Carnival of Cinemas

In its 24th edition, the Kolkata International Film Festival witnessed a complete celebration of cinema – drawing across time, language, geography and genre.


In our race to create a glitzy society, we have ignorantly nurtured an unhappy community – with projected 26 crore silent sufferers by 2020, mental health illness today stands as the optimal threat to India’s development
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