The "this" is communal polarisation that has spiked from an undertow at the start of this year's Nandigram campaign to complete dominance by the end.
It is not exactly imitation but poll strategist Prashant Kishor can feel flattered. His mass contact campaign for Mamata Banerjee called Didi Ke Bolo or Tell Didi has prompted BJP Bengal to launch a counter campaign for its chief Dilip Ghosh.
No victory celebrations: That is an order from the Awami League to its supporters across the country and that, in a way, tells the story of the elections in Bangladesh this time.
What is India's interest in the Bangladesh elections? Given India was an active player in the birth of this 47-year-old nation, Delhi has always looked out for Dhaka. But there is more.
The discovery of 14 bulging plastic bags tied tightly at the mouth in an empty, overgrown plot of land in south Kolkata caused a flutter on Sunday. But when the city's Mayor, Sovan Chatterjee, arrived and authoritatively declared that inside them were dead newborns wrapped in chemicals so they did not smell, Kolkata gasped.
If you thought the Communist Party of India Marxist was a musty geriatrics club, only good for some theoretical intra party pedantry, think again. The three-day meet of the Central Committee in Kolkata that ended on Sunday in a devastating blow to party general secretary Sitaram Yechury was a cloak and dagger delight a la 007.
Trouble had erupted in Baduria, just three days before July 4, after a blasphemous social media post about the Prophet by a 17-year-old. The road from Kolkata leading up to Deganga was deserted, shops shuttered, unease in the air.
You men on the show kept talking about the Bengal tiger. I wanted to say, you are in the land of the Royal Bengal Tigress, so beware.
The Jamaat-e-Islami party has called a 24-hour 'hartal' in Bangladesh today to demand the release of Ali Ahsan Mohammed Mojaheed, sentenced to death by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) for war crimes against Bangladeshis during the 1971 war.
When I first saw Suzette Katrina Jordan, she was a silhouette. The back-lights were strong, highlighting her cloud of curly her. Her face, in shadows.
Monideepa Banerjie accompanies the activist on her first day of freedom.