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Sumantra Bose

Opinion

Indian politics: A landscape as colourful and varied as its festivals

India's next poll may see the rise of many political parties rendering obsolete the notion of a single national leader.

Politics

The evolution of Kashmiri resistance

From pro-Independence to pro-Pakistani militia, the new generation of Kashmiri youth abandoned Kalashnikovs for stones.

Bosnia

The devolution of Ratko Mladic

After rejecting ethnic division and asserting "brotherhood and unity", how did Mladic become an accused war criminal?

Politics

The end of an era in West Bengal and India

The three-decade rule of the communist party in West Bengal has tasted the bitterness of defeat for the first time.