Swapan Dasgupta

Swapan Dasgupta

Modi paying China in its enigmatic coin

Modi paying China in its enigmatic coin

Sunday, 05 July 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

Beijing’s quick response to Modi’s ‘the age of expansionism is over’ is a clear indication that China has received the message loud and clear. This is why it makes sense to proceed with exceptional care and speak in riddles — just as China has been accustomed to doing Among the...

No foolproof way to keep Covid at bay

Sunday, 10 May 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

As a rule, most people are loath to admit that they are whistling in the dark. The tendency to comment with an air of certitude is irresistible in democratic societies. In the past, being opinionated was largely confined to people with a passion for films and cricket. Everyone had a...

India not China, life is first priority here

Sunday, 03 May 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

Even in times of conventional war, the GDP would have been subsumed by the integrity of the nation and the safety of the people. It would have been a different matter if India had the same political system as China In early-1972, me and another school-friend decided — on a total...

Able leadership, silent Opposition

Sunday, 26 April 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

The Congress is waiting for either Modi to make a big miscalculation or for the public mood to shift from restlessness to anger at the naturally slow pace of the war against a pandemic. For the moment India should thank its stars that in the midst of a fierce global...

Communal strains in  Covid war a concern

Sunday, 19 April 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

Hopefully, the global concern over coronavirus will recede by the second half of 2020 and the focus will shift to repairing the devastated economies. However, the task of reconstruction is certain to get vitiated if the communal strains aren’t immediately attended A monumental and unprecedented exercise such as the national lockdown...

India rose to corona challenge rather well

Sunday, 12 April 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

Every Indian — including those who complained bitterly on social media and argued that we had exercised the wrong options — contributed to this war effort and made sacrifices in some way or another. However, this was possible because we had the necessary leadership In this time of enforced leisure and...

Lockdown saboteurs lack common sense

Sunday, 05 April 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

Everyone is going through such an enormous amount of personal inconvenience? Why is the world order being turned upside down? It is because we are confronted with a dreaded disease with no cure in sight… Now people are angry because what is clear a public health issue have been projected...

India has not lost its head in corona crisis

Sunday, 29 March 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

A national lockdown has been successfully undertaken in a country of India’s size and diversity. I don’t know if the lockdown will achieve its objectives. I pray it does. But regardless of the outcome, how we have conducted ourselves makes me proud to be an Indian. It also makes me proud...

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India, China’s quest for influence in S Asia

05 July 2020 | Amit Kumar | Smita Tiwary | Agenda

A mission towards Atmanirbhar Bharat

05 July 2020 | Renu Swarup | Agenda

On shaky ground

05 July 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime : ‘Doing scary things challenges me’

05 July 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer


05 July 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

‘May direct more animation projects’

05 July 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer