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India is like France in partisanship over history

By Swapan Dasgupta Last month, Royal Mail issued eight postage stamps commemorating Britain's prime ministers. Of the five more recent leaders portrayed, Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher were Conservatives, Clement Atlee and Harold Wilson ... Economic Times, 1 month ago

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The Clever Panditji and the Emotional Netaji

NEHRU ISSUE Swapan Dasgupta is India's foremost Conservative writer and columnist. He is an occasional contributor to Open Nehru bided his time and came out trumps. Bose rebelled against the mainstream and found himself as an ...
 Open1 month ago

The old order is giving way to the new

Swapan Dasgupta writing for the Telegraph, Calcutta, today, on the late  Nikhil Chakravartty, a towering journalist. "A few days before the fateful kar seva in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, I bumped into the venerable Nikhil Chakravartty at Delhi's India International Centre. When I informed him of my intention to travel to the temple town to observe the mobilization, Nikhilda was amused. "I don't know why you are going to Ayodhya', he told me, "It's all happening in Delhi."  Read ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

In new India, dissent is just a remote button away

By Swapan Dasgupta Is India becoming less welcoming of dissent? This is a question that should strike normal people as being somewhat odd, considering that the country has just witnessed two characteristically rumbustious assembly elections.
 Economic Times2 months ago

Fourth Estate

This is with reference to Modi & the networks (Oct. 3). Swapan Dasgupta is right when he points out that mediapersons are increasingly being viewed by mainstream society as “news traders” and “power brokers”. It is sad that the Fourth Estate is now ...
 Asian Age2 months ago

Whipping girl of the Right: Attack Romila Thapar's ideas not her integrity

By suggesting that Romila Thapar’s opposition stems really from pique rather than principle, Swapan Dasgupta actually cheapens his own intellectual class as a whole. The post Whipping girl of the Right: Attack Romila Thapar’s ideas not her integrity ...
 First Post.com1 month ago

AB Vajpayee enlightened conservative in love with life

First Published: 20:02 IST(24/12/2014) Last Updated: 20:48 IST(24/12/2014) In 1992, the government of PV Narasimha Rao honoured Atal Bihari Vajpayee with a Padma Vibhushan. The announcement coincided with the tense climax of the then BJP president Murli ...
 Hindustan Times1 day ago

Opinion: How Modi is Reshaping the BJP

(Swapan Dasgupta is a Delhi-based political commentator with avowedly right-wing inclinations) BJP President Amit Shah was neither being triumphalist nor delusional in claiming that 2014 has been a very good year for the party. The roll that began ...
 NDTV2 days ago How Modi is Reshaping the BJP  NDTV2 days ago BJP activist tortured, TMC etched ..  Samaylive2 weeks ago

Some in RSS Have Profound Distaste for the PM

(Swapan Dasgupta is a Delhi-based political commentator with avowedly right-wing inclinations) Since it is the obligation of the parliamentary opposition to oppose, the furore over "Hindu conversions" is understandable. Less understandable may be ...
 NDTV1 day ago

Sit in stately splendour or sit it out

12:24 am There's a curious rule that operates in Indian politics: the popularity of a regional leader in the Delhi media is inversely related to their standing in their state. So it was in the late-1980s with Ramakrishna Hegde, then chief minister ...
 The Freepress Journal3 days ago
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