Somnath Chatterjee is no longer a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Nonetheless, the former Lok Sabha Speaker, who was expelled in 2008 for refusing to toe the party line, is concerned about the flagging fortunes of his old party. He recently said that the CPI(M) would have to change its “captain” to reverse its slump. “I have seen several times a coach or a...
The United Kingdom may be facing partition later this year, when the people of Scotland vote on whether or not to become independent. As so often in history, the larger power, in this case England, is not taking ... »
The BJP has informally told Raj Thackeray that his Maharashtra Navnirman Sena should not contest the Lok Sabha elections as the MNS has terribly harmed the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in elections after Raj parted ways ... »
Diplomats are social butterflies by birth and do not take to cold shoulders kindly.That apart, they are finding the election campaign starring stereotypes of blood-thirsty Italian marines, adrenaline-pumping African ... »
If you have to chase ghosts, it is best to start with the famous ones. And who bigger than John Keats. Growing up in Calcutta—it was called that before the K decided to make its presence felt—there was ... »