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Joyeeta Basu is the Editor of The Sunday Guardian.

A France Diary
1st May 2011
A France Diary

The Iranian café owner selling paninis near the Pompidou Centre, Paris' modern art museum, had a simple take on the "law prohibiting the concealing of the face in public space". It's about politics,

Bengal Diary: Buddholand awaits MamataDi
21st Mar 2011
Bengal Diary: Buddholand awaits MamataDi

Political, and non-political, circles in Kolkata are abuzz with rumours that Mamata Banerjee has started finalising her Cabinet, keen as she is to get cracking from the first day after coming to power

Two feet in Bengal, thumbprint in Delhi
23rd Nov 2010

No one can say that Mamata Banerjee does not care for Bengalis. The lady who not too long had declared herself to be a citizen, and not resident, of West Bengal, was at the building collapse site in D

Reality in the time of collective swoon
15th Nov 2010

At a time when the Indian media is in a state of collective swoon, also known as the Obama effect, a note of reality. A permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council is anything but certain. I

The unending wait for Bihar results
7th Nov 2010

Even as we wait endlessly for the results of the Bihar Assembly elections, Barack Obama gets a swift hammering in the US mid-term elections, where votes were cast, counted and the President’s fat

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BJP rising in Kashmir, will take time to peak
29th Nov 2014
BJP rising in Kashmir, will take time to peak

There was a time, not too long ago, when Altaf Thakur, a Kashmiri Muslim, was denied treatment for his child by a doctor at a Srinagar hospital because he belonged to the Bharatiya Janata Party. From

Rural Kashmir upbeat, will keep thronging booths
29th Nov 2014
Rural Kashmir upbeat, will keep thronging booths

READY TO VOTE Rural, and some parts of urban Kashmir will vote, and vote with a gusto. Last Tuesday's record turnout of 71% in the first phase was just the curtain-raiser. Far off in Kupwara district

My meeting with PM has united PDP, NC: Sajjad Lone
22nd Nov 2014

People's Conference leader Sajjad Gani Lone's recent meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi "has united" Omar Abdullah's National Conference and Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party against h

Mufti Saab will be CM, I’m happy as MP: Mehbooba
22nd Nov 2014
Mufti Saab will be CM, I’m happy as MP: Mehbooba

Mehbooba Mufti, a Member of Parliament, does not want to be Chief Minister if her People's Democratic Party comes to power in Jammu and Kashmir. The CM will be her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the P

‘Discourse has changed in Kashmir’
22nd Nov 2014
‘Discourse has changed in Kashmir’

Separatist leader Sajjad Gani Lone's political party, People's Conference, is fighting the Assembly elections in Jammu & Kashmir after 27 years. Lone, the son of the slain Abdul Gani Lone, is a ca

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