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Probir Pramanik

Probir Pramanik

24 Posts

Former Indian enclave dwellers want to return to Banglades...

Cost of citizenship: Lack of street lighting means the residents of Shib Prosad Mustafir chhit have to use lamps if they want to step out of the hou...

Hilsa diplomacy is fine, what about Teesta water?

Two of the most powerful women in the Banglasphere: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (R) with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee...

Turmoil in Tagore’s ‘abode of peace’

Visva-Bharati students perform at Basanta Utsav in Santiniketan “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; “Where kn...

Modi drags his feet over Indo-Nepal report on improving ti...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba during ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi,...

Hindutva’s rise in West Bengal could threaten neighborhood

Bhaskar Choudhury ‘Arup’ from Sylhet and Md. Muzammel Hossain from Madhupur in Tangail in Bangladesh have been keenly following politica...

Proposed Indian road through wildlife sanctuary could spar...

Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary Up in the wind-swept highlands of Bhutan-Land of the Thunder Dragon-a mythological ape-like creature called Migoi (str...

A storm in a Tea cup

The conflict in the eastern Himalayas, spanning Nepal and the Darjeeling hills in India, is not over a border line but is between growers of teas. Its...

War of the waves over Himalayas

Joseph Goebbels, who masterminded Nazi propaganda, may be smiling in his grave as three Asian neighbors, caught in bitter border tussles, seem to be f...

‘Those were the days’: a music video for a cause-a million...

Kaushiki Chakraborty Those days of the past Can we ever forget? What the eyes saw, the heart felt, We cannot forget.   “Puran...

Modi loses his way in the neighborhood

Narendra Modi There is trouble for India in the Himalayas. A tense military face-off with China high up in the cold, wind-swept mountains of the...

Thirst for freedom in Sikkim

Emperor Choygal Palden Thondup Namgyal (left) of Sikkim and Queen Hope Cooke. Photo: SCMP India’s boundary dispute with Nepal came at a tim...

TANGLES AT TRI-JUNCTIONS: PART I

India build road link in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh via Lipulekh pass. Photo: Kathmandu Post In the nineteenth century, the “Great Gam...

Bangladeshi cancer patients stranded in India

Kolkata Saroj Gupta Cancer and Research Institute A number of Bangladesh cancer patients stranded in India do not want to return to their cou...

News media in South Asia in a revenue freefall due to COVI...

They say that the news media loves a crisis. The novel coronavirus pandemic or Covid-19 may well be the century’s most important crisis. Indeed,...

Beggars and jail birds join the battle against the virus

Siliguri beggars contributing to the CM's COVID-19 fund Even before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for national solidarity in t...

Covid-19 pandemic wipes off premium first flush Darjeeling...

Shelves at the gourmet tea house Mariage Freres in Paris, known for selling premium Darjeeling teas, which people fondly call ‘the Champagne of...

Is COVID-19 being 'communalised’ in Assam?

Kamal Kumar Gupta, a member of the Foreigners’ Tribunal in Assam wrote a letter to State Health Minister saying that Muslims from the State who...

Demand for anti-malaria drugs to fight Covid-19 set to rev...

As the world races to find treatments for the novel coronavirus, there is talk of using two anti-malaria drugs, chloroquine and hydroxylcholoquine. Bo...

Nepal, a Shangri-La in a perpetual state of political unce...

Prachanda with Oli On April 22, 2018, on the 148th birth anniversary of Vladimir Lenin, top Nepali Communist leaders who had over the past three...

King who became a reclusive Buddhist monk

Tobgyal Wangchuk Tenzing Namgyal, the Chogyal of Sikkm It was a cold and windy afternoon. The date was February 19, 1982. Atop a hill overlooking...