Swapan Dasgupta

Swapan Dasgupta

Need for a measure of juridical predictability

Need for a measure of juridical predictability

Sunday, 17 January 2021 | Swapan Dasgupta

Despite the Government’s unwillingness to take a public stand on the Supreme Court’s stay on the implementation of the farm laws, there is a sense of outrage among the supporters of the reforms. This stems from a belief that the court has clearly exceeded its constitutional mandate governing judicial review......

Govt needs to nail CAA lies, silence won’t work

Sunday, 12 January 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

It is still too early to be certain as to whether the furore over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will be a short-term blast or will have a lasting effect on the politics of the country. The trends as yet are contradictory but the patterns are worth exploring. First, it is clear...

Anti-CAA protests aim to influence SC verdict

Sunday, 05 January 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

In the eyes of some people, particularly the paid-up members of India’s small Left-liberal community, the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the yet-to-be-designed National Register of Citizens have acquired mythical status. On the evening of the last day of 2019, social media was witness to many activists in...

CAA stir unlikely to be larger satyagraha

Sunday, 29 December 2019 | Swapan Dasgupta

Now that the Congress party and its ex-president Rahul Gandhi have decided that the furore over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act is too delicious an opportunity to miss, the country can look forward to the second round of the battle. The Congress decision to jump into battle was only to be expected....

Bottled up feeling triggered CAA stir

Sunday, 22 December 2019 | Swapan Dasgupta

Triple talaq, Article 370, apex court verdict for construction of Ram temple among other issues have triggered this explosion The term ‘tyranny of distance’ has come to define what is peddled as news, what is regarded as important and what is relegated to a footnote. In simple terms, it means that...

Citizenship Act is not discriminatory

Sunday, 15 December 2019 | Swapan Dasgupta

For the past three years, various British friends have insisted that the pro-Brexit outcome of the referendum in 2016 was a freaky aberration and born out of voter ignorance. The professional middle class consensus, particularly in London, was that once the full implications of the decision of the United Kingdom...

CAB not regressive, it’ll heal Partition wounds

Sunday, 08 December 2019 | Swapan Dasgupta

One of the more interesting features of modern society —at least since the advent of instant, global communications — is the fleeting collective attention span of people. The tendency to jump from subject to subject or, rather, controversy to controversy, has distorted public discourse immeasurably and made it extremely difficult...

Aghadi a Band-Aid solution for Maha

Sunday, 01 December 2019 | Swapan Dasgupta

A few years ago, and certainly a decade or so ago, it would have been unimaginable for the swearing-in of a Shiv Sena Chief Minister at Shivaji Park, Mumbai, to have passed off without even a hint of controversy. Never mind controversy, the installation of Uddhav Thackeray as the leader...

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Grand musical journey

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Talktime : ‘I want to reach out to more people with better stories’

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