The post contains this patently illogical statement:
In 1950, the city had a population of over 4.5 million. Bombay’s population stood at 2.6 million and Delhi’s at 1.4 million. Bangalore had just 0.8 million people. By 2007, Bombay’s population was nearly 19 million, Delhi and Bangalore had 16.7 million and 7 million people respectively, while Calcutta’s population was 14.8 million. While other cities have successfully projected themselves as offering economic opportunity and upward social mobility, Calcutta is a shadow of its former self and wouldn’t even be counted among the top four cities in India. It has long been surpassed not just by Bombay and Delhi, but arguably even Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad.
IMHO the author (Rajiv Mantri) needs to rush to a hospital to get his head examined.
Exhibit (2) -- This article in the Financial Times, which seems to want to give the communists the benefit of the doubt.
Certainly both can't be right, unless this is Schrodinger's politics.
Needs some investigation.