Pallab Bhattacharya | The Daily Star
  • Pallab Bhattacharya

    Pallab Bhattacharya is a special correspondent for The Daily Star.

  • Bengali (sub) nationalism trumps Hindu nationalism

    Bangla nijer meyer kachei thaaklo (Bengal has stayed with its own daughter). When Trinamool Congress (TMC) came out with the slogan “Bangla nijer meyekay chai” in February, it could not have been more prophetic.
  • Mamata relegates Left to footnote

    The landslide victory of Mamata Banerjee has not only thwarted the Modi wave that has swept over India but also relegated the Left and Congress to a footnote in West Bengal polls.
  • Bittersweet win for Mamata

    Mamata Banerjee lost her seat in the high-stakes Nandigram assembly, but the charismatic Trinamool Congress supremo brought her party to power in West Bengal for the third time in a row.
  • India caught off guard by Covid’s second surge

    In a televised address to the nation on April 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the gigantic second wave of the coronavirus in India as a “toofan.”
  • ‘Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cinema’ introduced

    India has instituted the ‘Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cinema’ to be given at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) every year, starting from this year, to mark Ray’s birth centenary celebrations.