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Swapan Dasgupta, in his article To forget is costly (June 26), correctly highlights that today’s youth perceive the Emergency lightly precisely because of censorship imposed by Indira Gandhi in 1975. The absence of documentation between 1975-77 has ... Asian Age, 1 month ago

Why coming to terms the idea of a united Europe is still difficult for many Europeans

By Swapan Dasgupta Every great event of consequence holds out larger lessons. Arguably, the big takeaway from the Greek monetary crisis that may yet (if not today, certainly in the foreseeable future) destroy a central pillar of the European ...
 Economic Times3 weeks ago

'Swapan Dasgupta is not untouchable for me'

'I have no problem with people from the right wing who speak with a certain integrity of position,' journalist Hartosh Singh Bal tells Syed Firdaus Ashraf/ After the Narendra Modi government came to power in May 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its principal political rival, the Congress party, have jousted with even greater vigour over the Nehruvian legacy. That discord may be seeping into the world of authors and columnists as well. When journalist-author Hartosh Singh Bal was ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Why so squeamish? It's time to trumpet military success

By Swapan Dasgupta In December 1991, I wrote an article lamenting the absence of any commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Indian Army's victory in the Bangladesh liberation war. For at least a thousand years, the article ...
 South Asia Monitor1 month ago

Yoga Modified: From soft power to nationhood

By Swapan Dasgupta There is always a danger in trying to anticipate the manner in which an event that seems terribly significant today comes to be viewed by posterity . Matters are further complicated by a made-in-media society that is often ...
 Economic Times1 month ago

Closed-door diplomacy is best

Swapan Dasgupta The oft-repeated charge that Prime Minister Narendra Modi likes nothing better than a foreign jaunt, which, alas, he does not like sharing with an accompanying media contingent, may not be heard in TV discussions over the coming week. This ...
 State Times1 week ago Keep diplomacy within closed doors  The Freepress Journal2 weeks ago

The pollsters got UK result wrong

Swapan Dasgupta  British Prime Minister David Cameron defied the opinion polls and overcame widespread concerns over five years of political uncertainty to secure a conclusive re-election. The sigh of relief wasn’t merely confined to the United Kingdom ...
 State Times2 months ago

Media's visceral dislike of Modi

Swapan Dasgupta In an age where it is fashionable to be cynical or, to use its media euphemism, ‘critical’, good news is rarely headline new – unless it is a sporting triumph. In the hierarchy of values, national pride ranks pretty low among ...
 State Times2 months ago

Yakub's funeral: Did a convicted terrorist deserve a hero's farewell?

Provided by Firstpost A court had found Yakub Memon guilty of complicity in the Mumbai blasts and other courts had reaffirmed the verdict. Of that there can be no doubt. People might argue about whether he deserved the death penalty or whether ...
 MSN News US1 day ago Yakub Memon's funeral: Did the serial blasts convict deserve a hero's farewell?  Firstpost.com1 day ago

To be a right-wing intellectual in India

John Locke, the father of classical liberalism. Photo: Wikimedia Commons My friend Sagarika Ghose has written an interesting piece in The Times Of India wondering why India's right wing has failed to create intellectuals of global stature. She ...
 Livemint.com1 day ago
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