Derek O’Brien presented Hamid Ansari, former two-time Vice President of India with a copy of his new book Who Cares About Parliament

Derek O’Brien’s purposive meeting with Lifeline Foundation on mental health and suicide prevention

Derek O’Brien’s purposive meeting with Ahmed Hassan (former MP) & newly appointed Chairman, West Bengal Minorities Commission & Cyrus Madan, Member where they discussed ways to reach successful schemes in Bengal to even more people- Aikyashree & Medhashree scholarships, microfinance, loans and more

Derek O’Brien’s purposive interaction with the Mary Ward Social Centre-Loreto team in Kolkata who are working on outreach programmes in education, skill development & capacity building for all communities across Bengal. Touching the lives of children, women and the marginalised.

Derek O’Brien’s address to the first session of the 13th Batch of Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship 2023-24

75 years ago, St Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) stepped out of Loreto School in 1948 and began her work at the Motijheel slum. THIS IS WHERE IT ALL STARTED. The Missionaries of Charity now work for ‘the poorest of the poor’ in 138 countries. 23 April was a joyous day. The Mamata Banerjee government has regularized paperwork for this historic and sentimental plot of land. Sister Mary Joseph, current worldwide head of the Missionaries of Charity, who herself lived and worked in this Motijheel facility from 2016-20, led the celebrations.

Derek O’Brien addressed bureaucrats, MLAs, government officials & professionals from the private sector at the Indian School of Business (Bharti Institute of Public Policy) in Delhi. The discussion included a range of topics from public policy, Parliament, legislation, elections & more.

Derek O’Brien addressed 300 principals representing 800 schools in Kolkata from an Association of 54,000 Christian education institutions teaching 60 lakh students annually from all communities, on the tenets of national education policy, its impact on States & Article 30 of the Indian Constitution, which grants rights to administer education institutions

Derek O’Brien’s interactive session with students of the Indian School of Business (ISB) at Hyderabad

Derek O’Brien’s address to educationists & principals of 250 schools and colleges from Telangana on the dangers of the proposed National Education Policy, its impact on States, Article 25 and Article 30 of the Indian Constitution that grants rights to administer education institutions

Derek O’Brien’s address to principals from All India Association of Catholic Schools at its 53rd national convention

Meeting protesting farmers at Singhu, Haryana-Delhi border

At the United Nations



August 21, 2023

Derek O’Brien takes oath as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha for the third term

June 30, 2023

Derek O’Brien’s Tribute to Sister Cyril the Irish-born nun who made Kolkata her home, pioneered Loreto Rainbow Homes

March 14, 2023

Lokmat Parliamentary Awards 2022 | Derek O’Brien receives ‘Best Parliamentarian of the Year’ (Rajya Sabha) Award 

Zero Hour | Indian Express

December 9, 2023

Let’s bring humour back to Parliament

November 24, 2023

Beating air pollution is an investment, not an expenditure

November 10, 2023

Less Welfare, More PR

#CallingAttention | NDTV

December 1, 2023

Gujarat Model Is Glasshouse Model

November 3, 2023

What Happened To PM’s ‘People In Chappals In Hawai Jahaz’ Dream

October 23, 2023

20 Questions: Play The World Cup Cricket Quiz

#Whataboutery | Price rise debate in Parliament

August 5, 2022

#Whataboutery Episode 1

August 5, 2022

#Whataboutery Episode 2

August 5, 2022

#Whataboutery Episode 3

Shoja Banglay Bolchi

November 5, 2020

Shoja Banglay Bolchi | Episodes 31, 32 and 33

November 4, 2020

Shoja Banglay Bolchi | Episodes 28, 29 and 30

November 4, 2020

Shoja Banglay Bolchi – Episodes 25, 26 and 27

Inside Parliament

September 16, 2020

Inside Parliament | Episode 5

September 16, 2020

Inside Parliament | Episode 4

September 15, 2020

Inside Parliament | Episode 3

Outside Parliament

May 14, 2019

Outside Parliament Episode 31. Opinion Poll of Polls & Hit Rates.

May 13, 2019

Outside Parliament Episode 30. 420 is his fave number!

May 12, 2019

Outside Parliament Episode 29. “Ethnic Abuse of Bengalis by BJP”.