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Thursday, Feb 27, 2020
Uddalok Bhattacharya

Uddalok Bhattacharya


Uddalok Bhattacharya was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. He no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

articles by Uddalok Bhattacharya (84 results)
Dec 14, 2016 14:42
It is not as though Mr Modi has not been attacked. He has been, but many of them did not wash with the people. read more
Dec 14, 2016 11:09
Improvement in criminal justice means much more than uplifting the police system and the magistracy. It means a gamut of changes that lead to empowerment and a redistribution of assets and social power read more
Nov 03, 2016 14:05
Friendly gestures of Congress V-P Rahul Gandhi and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav towards each other offer a meeting ground. And also Congress strategist Prashant Kishor meeting SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav could be a straw in the wind read more
Nov 02, 2016 19:34
The government has decided to introduce vacuum cleaning and sprinkling of water on the roads. The question is how many vacuum cleaners and mist sprayers can be installed and how far they will be effective in places such as ITO or Anand Vihar, which are... read more
Nov 01, 2016 16:25
Asking for a stop to bursting crackers is to stop being part of a living history that goes back 150 years at least. Many accounts of old cities are full of soul-lifting discussions how Diwali or Kali Puja tugged at the heart-strings of people read more
Oct 26, 2016 20:44
That religion and politics must be kept apart is a maxim that all parties had followed until externalities such as “people’s sentiments” and “correcting the wrongs of history” entered the picture to break the fragile arrangement between the law and ... read more
Oct 20, 2016 19:27
With years of getting used to ‘no fail’ policy, students might find it difficult to let themselves be evaluated rigorously. The number of failures is likely to be more than what used to be before the new policy was introduced read more
Oct 19, 2016 22:11
The assistance of the State towards the community must continue. But the policy of reservations must be rationalised. If we have a third-generation beneficiary of reservation policy, it amounts to depriving someone whose forefathers could not avail themselves... read more
Oct 19, 2016 19:55
We should have laws for their convenience at airports in the manner the US has. Having amenities for them could be part of corporate social responsibility read more
Oct 17, 2016 17:15
The RTI has been an instrument in bringing in transparency and curbing corruption, thereby enhancing democracy at various levels. But unless there is a way to protect the activists, the purpose behind such openness will be defeated read more
Oct 08, 2016 22:02
The new Bill gives the IIMs a free hand to manage their own affairs read more
Oct 03, 2016 21:32
It should be a generally accepted rule that whenever governments go in for bans such as these, there should a reasonable timeframe, with respect to geographic locations, for those to come into effect read more
Sep 20, 2016 12:53
The Marathas want three things: The gallows for those who had raped and killed the girl in Ahmednagar, 16% reservation for the Marathas, and a modification of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act read more
Sep 19, 2016 13:08
The deportment of the police is closely wired into the social power structure in which the police operate. There is community pressure acting on the police to behave in certain ways read more
Sep 16, 2016 20:05
Over decades the arch enemy of the communists and socialists had been the Congress, which in their characterisation was a party of landlords and big industrialists, and not the BJP read more