Browsing: Swapan Dasgupta

session work, parliament, editorial, freedom
More the merrier in silly season

In many countries of the West, there exists a ‘silly season’, the time most natives pack their bags and go off on their sacrosanct summer holidays.…

India is no longer on UK fast track

Last week, there was a strong undercurrent of indignation in middle class India over the exclusion of India from the list of countries approved by the…

Provoking others to achieve fame

Public discourse in a large and diverse country in India invariably tends to be episodic. What grabs the headlines for a day or even a week…

A nationalist spoke out loud and clear

India is never lacking in seasonal entertainment that often passes off as public controversy. The frenzy — both among the editorial and political classes — over…

Narendra Modi interview
On the cusp of a great transformation

Apart from that brief moment in 2015 when a combination of the Delhi and Bihar Assembly elections and the award wapasi stir galvanised them into frenzy,…

Commonwealth: A last throw of the dice

London this week was preoccupied with the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. It is an event made particularly special because this is probably the last occasion…

Secular media ignores Hindu disquiet

It is extremely unlikely that the average reader of newspapers—whether in English, Bengali or Hindi—would have anticipated the violence that broke out in Asansol and Raniganj…

BJP favoured by lower echelons?

IF we assume that a section of the BJP’s traditional supporters in the places municipal polls were held, shied away from supporting the party, it implies…

It’s time dissident media came clean

What appears to have vitiated the media environment is not divisions on professional considerations. There may be odd disagreements over according the oxygen of publicity to…

Preserving the spirit of Diwali

The report that the body of an Indian soldier was decapitated by Pakistani soldiers that had crossed the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir is…

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