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  • Pallab Bhattacharya

    Pallab Bhattacharya is a special correspondent for The Daily Star.

  • PM Hasina’s letters to Mamata, Sarma: Beyond niceties

    Seldom does an assembly or Lok Sabha election in any Indian state arouse as much interest among the people across the country’s border as in Bangladesh. The results of the recent assembly polls in West Bengal and Assam were keenly watched in India’s eastern neighbour. The interest in West Bengal was, understandably, much greater given the powerful linguistic and cultural connections between the state and Bangladesh.
  • The future of Covid-19 vaccines: Will there be a patent waiver?

    As much of the world continues to reel under the coronavirus crisis, there is an increasingly frantic scramble for more and more vaccines in countries seeking to protect their people against the disease.
  • Ray and His Political Films

    “Films cannot change society. They never have. Show me a film that changed society or brought about any change,” said master director Satyajit Ray in an interview for the American magazine Cineaste more than three decades ago.
  • How BJP ducked CAA and retained Assam

    Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party created history in the north eastern Indian state of Assam by becoming the first non-Congress party to win two successive terms in the state assembly elections there.
  • Mamata takes centre stage

    It may be too early to tell, but the signs seem promising for Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.