04 March, 2021

A Cracked Mirror Talks

A cornered and blinkered Mamata and TMC cry foul over adverse media reportage

A Cracked Mirror Talks

A Bamboo’s Sharp End

Is Mamata out to get Media?

  • In 2012, Mamata bans papers critical of her from public libraries, including Anandabazar Patrika and Bartaman
  • TMC leaders publicly denounce ABP Ananda’s programme Proti-Pokkho as a pack of lies. At election rally in Jangalmahal Mamata asks people not to tune into ABP Ananda.
  • Photographer of news channel thrashed allegedly by TMC goons
  • Professor who circulated e-mail caricature of Mamata, Mukul Roy beaten up by TMC goons and jailed. Mamata cartoons go off news pages.
  • Journalists in the Bengal secretariat told by security to restrict themselves to the press corner or face arrest


In May 2012, in response to a letter of request to Mamata Banerjee for an interview for Outlook on the completion of a year in office as chief minister of West Bengal, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from her finance...

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