Meet Nandini Mukherjee, 54-year-old veteran politician, computer scientist and professor, contesting the Kolkata South constituency as a candidate of the CPM. A party that governed Bengal for 34 years. A party whose election campaigns used to be a sight to behold. And a party that has almost zero presence in Bengal’s electoral map today. Do they really hope to win the city seat?
Kolkata based entrepreneur Niraj Agarwal is contesting the large urban constituency of Kolkata South with a single agenda: To make people more aware of the need for policies to effectively tackle pollution and climate change. True to his mission, he wants to get as close as possible to a ‘zero-emissions’ campaign trail.
You may not have had a mental health issue ever. Nor are you a caregiver. Yet, your decisions could play a key role in determining the response to mental health challenges that are so rampant in the country today. Manoj Chandran, CEO of White Swan Foundation, explains why and how to make those informed decisions.
What do the commonest among the common men in our country really want? And what kind of space and acceptance do they find in the cities to which they migrate? A chance conversation with a young director of a National Award-winning film, who has filmed such people extensively, reveals stark urban realities that we often overlook.