Pallab Bhattacharya

Pallab Bhattacharya is a special correspondent for The Daily Star.

July 5, 2022
July 5, 2022

"West Bengal should learn from Bangladesh how to conserve hilsa, meet demands"

Shankar Dey, a mid-ranking government officer in south Kolkata’s Deshopriya Park locality, makes it a point to browse the nearby Lake Market early every morning in search of quality fish.

June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022

Can the ‘fringe’ make the BJP cringe?

India is in hot water both home and abroad since two leaders of BJP, the ruling party, publicly said derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammad.

June 15, 2022
June 15, 2022

India get go ahead for 5G spectrum auction

India today gave the green signal to conduct 5G spectrum auction for telecom services by July-end and abolish the need for upfront payment for purchasing airwaves.

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

Who is afraid of EVMs and why?

CEC Kazi Habibul Awal recently said there was no scope for showing muscle power during voting if the electronic voting machines (EVMs) are used during the 2023 general election in Bangladesh.

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

A new great game begins. Will Bangladesh be in it?

It is too early to conclude if the IPEF is a prelude to Donald Trump's Trans-Pacific Trade agreement in a different cloak.

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

When KK was a patch of bright sunshine to me

Whether in a crowd or left alone, KK perfectly reflected that unmistakable sense of yearning and pain for a phase of life which is gone forever.  

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Geetanjali Shree's Partition novel 'Tomb of Sand' wins International Booker Prize 2022

Indian writer Geetanjali Shree became the first author from the country to win the International Booker Prize for her Hindi novel set in the aftermath of the 1947 Partition of the Indian subcontinent.

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

India’s Sri Lanka policy faces challenge

India’s Neighbourhood First Policy once again faces a challenge in view of the economic meltdown and consequent political turmoil in Sri Lanka. India’s approach in dealing with the crisis in the island nation has been calibrated and cautious.

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

Local polls behind India’s wheat, sugar export curbs

Electoral calculations appear to be one of the key factors behind India’s decision to curb sugar and wheat export, according to industry analysts.

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

Feed home or the world? India’s wheat dilemma

In September last year, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Joe Biden in Washington on the margins of the first in-person summit of the Quad group of countries, he had conveyed to him that India was ready to supply food grains to the world if the World Trade Organisation agrees.