One tweet that had many cracking up was: 'Dear Mamata, normally the cartoonist tries to capture the subject. Not vice versa.'¯
MADABHUSHI SRIDHAR on the mirth and anxiety that Mamata has provided.
Pic: The arrested professor
The impunity with which journalists were attacked by CPM cadre in Lalgarh, West Bengal, on September 3, and the state government in denial mode – is a good indicator to the value attached to freedom of speech and expression – or the lack of it,
as these graphic reports from ‘The Telegraph’ correspondent, PRONAB MONDAL, reveal.
Infringing the media's 'right to question' is a common phenomenon in a politically divided West Bengal. But without that right, objectivity and truth are seriously compromised.
SAADIA AZIM reports on a disturbing trend.
On one hand, the Constitution enables all citizens with a Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression. On the other hand, there is a political system aimed at disciplining all the constituents of a single organization and putting forward a unified viewpoint.
SHAMEEK SEN explores the controversy surrounding him and his latest album ‘Chhatradharer Gaan’ and its linkages to the nature of Indian parliamentary democracy.