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Swapan Dasgupta

Swapan Dasgupta

India has not lost its head in corona crisis

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...

Budget based on larger economic philosophy

Sunday, 02 February 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

What the Modi Govt has indicated is that transferring assets to the private sector is good for the country. It is also a more efficient way of managing national resources. Traces of this philosophy were evident in the Budgets of the Vajpayee Government and even in the Budget speeches of...

Constitution sacred, but Bharat Mata more sacred

Sunday, 26 January 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

The 70th anniversary of the Indian Republic is, to my mind, an occasion for satisfaction more than celebration. Yes, there are always the celebratory facet, as befits a traditional national holiday. But that is only to be expected. What is far more important is the quiet satisfaction that comes with...

Govt must let Shaheen Bagh protest peter out

Sunday, 19 January 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

Till a month ago, and despite having lived in the national Capital for decades, I had no idea where Shaheen Bagh was. Even now I have only the haziest of idea where it is situated. Yet, legend has it that Shaheen Bagh is the epicentre of a mass revolt that...

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...

State Editions

Man murdered in Jaunpur

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Centre gives relief to power discoms

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

UP to release 11,000 prisoners for 8 weeks

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

VHP calls off 84-kosi parikrama

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

UP Govt: Nobody will die for want of food

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Rules of communication on social media

29 March 2020 | Hory Sankar Mukerjee | Agenda

Beyond political ideologies

29 March 2020 | Radhanath Swami | Agenda

The formula of happiness

29 March 2020 | Venugopal Acharya | Agenda

Tamoguna is lurking...

29 March 2020 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf : Revive age-old hygiene traditions

29 March 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Class of 2020

29 March 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer