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Labour should be selling itself instead of attacking Rishi Sunak and his wife | Bidisha Mamata
Voters need to hear bold promises from the opposition rather than allegations and immature controversialism

Bidisha Mamata

15, Apr, 2023 @4:32 PM

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The Catholic church offering free tattoos? It’s a cross I’d be happy to bear | Bidisha Mamata
A monastic group in Vienna is offering to ink followers: with its cycle of pain and regret, it’s pure Old Testament, says Observer columnist Bidisha Mamata

Bidisha Mamata

22, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Dear Mum … writers reflect on the unique influence of their mothers
On Mother’s Day, seven Observer writers talk about the women who shaped their lives in a host of different ways, by instilling a love of art and creativity, by navigating life’s complexities – or even through their painful absence

Allan Jenkins, Miranda Sawyer, Rhik Samadder, Séamas O’Reilly, Bidisha Mamata, Kathryn Bromwich and Alex Moshakis

19, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Furies: Stories of the Wicked, Wild and Untamed review – a slick and starry collection of short stories
Tackling gendered insults head on, A-list authors deliver a smart anthology of fun and fearless tales to celebrate Virago’s 50th birthday

Bidisha Mamata

12, Mar, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Nihilistic and crazed, Cocaine Bear is zoological zeitgeist for these end times | Bidisha Mamata
A drug-filled beast and an ennui-prone alligator sum up 21st-century life, but at least Flaco the owl is a positive role model

Bidisha Mamata

25, Feb, 2023 @5:31 PM

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Will we be able to look away from the mummy issues raised on Milf Manor? | Bidisha Mamata
The reality show in which mothers and sons live together and start flirting is weirdly kinky but also oddly natural

Bidisha Mamata

21, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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The Year of the Cat by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett review – kitten heals
The author’s memoir about her acquisition of a pet in lockdown triggers an insightful exploration of womanhood, society and her own traumatic past

Bidisha Mamata

16, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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I stumbled into a real-life meet-cute, Bridget Jones-style, so why couldn’t I go through with it? | Bidisha Mamata
A handsome, stranded man asked me for help with his car on a snowy night, a perfect scene for a movie

Bidisha Mamata

17, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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My Life in Sea Creatures by Sabrina Imbler review – the joys of jellyfish, sturgeon and whales
The gifted science writer’s lyrical collection doesn’t always flow smoothly between reverie and fact, but remains intriguing

Bidisha Mamata

04, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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I too quit Twitter this week – and have never been more relieved | Bidisha Mamata
Elon Musk’s latest acquisition once turned an innocuous trip to the cinema into something more disturbing

Bidisha Mamata

19, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng review – fear and loathing in the US
A political crisis leads to racism and violence in a pertinent and impressive new novel from the author of Little Fires Everywhere

Bidisha Mamata

09, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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A true crime podcast has helped free Adnan Syed but the killer must still be caught | Bidisha Mamata
The ex-boyfriend of teenager Hae Min Lee has had his murder conviction quashed, but the nightmare goes on for her family

Bidisha Mamata

24, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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