Swapan Dasgupta

Swapan Dasgupta

Guild can’t tell Akbar not to move court

Guild can’t tell Akbar not to move court

Sunday, 21 October 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta

The #MeToo campaign arrived in India with a bang and left a trail of devastation. A Minister at the Centre has been compelled to resign, many editors and journalists have been asked to leave their posts, some important figures in Bollywood are under a cloud and there is pressure on...

Modi must be ready for adverse publicity

Sunday, 26 August 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta

There will always be different versions of the story behind the Rs 700-crore aid that was reportedly offered to Kerala for its post-flood relief and reconstruction by the Government of the United Arab Emirates. The story, which began with a social media communication from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, took...

BJP helped Atal become legend

Sunday, 19 August 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta

One of the great tragedies of modern India is the relative absence of a sense of a history. In television, this is often translated into a lack of footage. Consequently, when the life of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India's venerable former Prime Minister died on August 16 after a prolonged illness,...

NDA's RS Dy Chair win purely symbolic

Sunday, 12 August 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta

Much has been made, mainly in the media, at the NDA Government’s success in securing the victory of its candidate, Janata Dal (United) MP Harivansh, for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. Considering that the Government does not have a working majority in the Upper House and...

NRC aims to put Indians first

Sunday, 05 August 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta

The argument proffered by the opponents of the NRC exercise that it is impossible to push back the illegal immigrants is broadly correct. This is recognised in Assam too. But that does not mean that the integrity of Indian democracy should be compromised During various fierce discussions on the draft report...

Wild elements can upset BJP apple cart in 2019

Sunday, 29 July 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta

There are many privileges of being in Parliament. The one I cherish the most is the special access that allows me to gauge the thinking of the political class. Convivial conversations with MPs, cutting across the party divide, is invaluable in sensing the mood. In recent days, as political reporting...

No-Trust positioning exercise for Modi

Sunday, 22 July 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta

The emphatic victory of the Narendra Modi Government in the No-Confidence Motion moved by the Telugu Desam Party was creditable. But it does not detract from the fact that the trial of strength in the lok Sabha was not really about overthrowing the Government and triggering a general election some...

Trivia makes whole year silly season

Sunday, 15 July 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta

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. It is also a time, Parliament goes into recess and there is a break from politics. In official India, holidays are regarded as avoidable...

State Editions

State employees going on strike to lose salary

22 October 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

11 natives of UP among dead

22 October 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

BJP true saviour of Dalits: Yogi

22 October 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Titli-hit village G’pati still awaits relief

22 October 2018 | TARINI PRASAD PANDA | Bhubaneswar

Similipal park to reopen from Nov 1

22 October 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Woman’s semi-clad body found in Khordha

22 October 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Sri Lanka: The road to recovery

21 October 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Agenda

Lessons from Hyderabad airport

21 October 2018 | SRINATH RANGARAJAN | Agenda

The Indian Guru in Kenya

21 October 2018 | Gautam Mukherjee | Agenda

The fragility of dreams

21 October 2018 | Ronica Wahi | Agenda

Culture Lane

21 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda

OddlyEnough

21 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda