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Swapan Dasgupta
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Why the US never expected India to say No at the WTO. What does it tell us of Indo-US relations?…
Being Press Council chief is ideal job: no work, Lutyens bungalow, lots of time for unsolicited opinion. No wonder people hate to give it up
In its Delhi edition, ToI devotes nearly 500 words of gush for report on 100-strong AAP Gaza feat. Way to go as local elections approach?
Judging by number of calls yesterday, I imagine WTO is the most pressing concern in India. Maybe presence of US officials was coincidence.
The think-tank wallas seems to have told US that Modi govt lacks application & will sign on any dotted line. Hence surprise over WTO veto.
I think @taslimanasreen should be given a permanent visa to stay in India. This bi-annual controversy should be finally put to rest.
Why did @IndianExpress suddenly sensationalise force feeding issue,a story covered by the Marathi press for days?…
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Modi's 'information without the spin' approach and why the media resents it bitterly.
Modi's 'information without spin' approach and the media resents it.…
Dina Nath Batra has passionate views. But must he speak about them to every reporter who arrives at his door?
@swapan55 thanks for the clarification else arnab's circus would have modi man endorses ray's critic of ambedkar.."Is modi anti dalit"?
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The larger issue in this liberal-left spat is the question of all historical research to be done solely by committee-approved scholars.
Some 'liberals' are after Arundhati Roy for her essay on Ambedkar. They want to prosecute her 4 publishing unauthorised version! Sounds daft
Participated in a DD discussion for the first time in 10 years. Am I out of the blacklist?
@swapan55 Only rumour that remains is govt is considering redefinition of the term "Anglo-Indian" so as to nominate you to the Lok Sabha
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In past 2 months I have appointed editor of 2 national dailies, given a RS seat & now sent off to London. Must be a dearth of real news!
We chopped its head off but nepotism slithers back, calling itself talent via @thesundaytimes…
Yes, even foreign policy should be an object of political change. Particularly India's Israel policy.…
Whoever said money cannot buy happiness has never been inside a bookshop. Leakey’s Second Hand Bookshop, Scotland*
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Heady Summer, Fateful Fall for Dinesh D’Souza, a Conservative Firebrand, via @nytimes
As Sri Lanka readies for its presidential election early next year, it is a field day for conspiracy theories.
As Lanka readies for the presidential election, conspiracy theories abound.…
@swapan55:#India 2affirm #SriLanka’s growing impatience w/NGOs/multilaterals using HR cover 2address political agenda…
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General complaint. MT "@Namrata_Joshi: @Airtel_Presence despite a good signal on my IPad, the 3G cellular data network not working”
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Sri Lanka & India bullying England with the short ball. Almost amusing.
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Pleased to welcome to Temple Trees this evening @BJP4India members @swapan55 @Swamy39 @MD_Nalapat @seshadrichari and Dr. Suresh Prabhu.- MR
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The debate in Parliament on Gaza is an opportunity for MPs to finally put an end to the sectarian veto on India's...
. @swapan55 excellent article. Might not be a bad idea for BJP MPs to speak unequivocally in favor of Israel & its right to finish Hamas.1/2
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Gaza debate in India Parliament is about internal politics. It is an attempt to re-establish a sectarian veto.…
The ICHR chairman isn't India's chief ( or even its most distinguished) historian. He is merely the head of a...
The debate isn't about who should be India's chief historian. It's about depoliticising the ICHR as a first step.…
Only advantage of a debate in Parl on Gaza will be to demonstrate that there is no national consensus on backing Palestine cause blindly.
From the Cabinet grapevine I understand that @jayantsinha speech in LS on the Budget was very well appreciated. Great work.
Why the 1st term of Modi will be all about fixing mess, securing efficiency & govt delivery. Big changes for 2nd term…
.@prasannavishy @swapan55 "Studio Pundits"(A Jaitley) will soon have to compete with "Blogger Brahmins": :-)
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Why it was a bad speech but a good Jaitley Budget…
Can anyone tell what this article means? Why was it written?…
Why the mandate must shape Jaitley's Budget.…
Snooping on BJP meant US intel agencies could snoop on anyone they held 2 b BJP. This meant a lot of people. Were their customers In India?
2/2 This is the type of puerile junk that BBC is broadcasting 2 explain 'right wing' agenda of Modi. Pathetic & mischeavous.
One Nitin Srivastava of BBC in Delhi claims on World Service that some civil servants havent slept 4 past 15 days 'cos of Hindi circular 1/2
Great meeting @priti4witham at Westminster. Tory MP who speaks her mind bluntly & shares admiration of Thatcher. Good friend of India.
I'll be speaking in Oxford today at 2pm on Modi's Mandate ( Politics dept, Manor Road). Do come if you are doing nothing better.
Why the White House visit of Modi may just be a photo-op.…
Time has come to take tough decisions in the interest of the nation. Whatever decisions we take will be solely guided by national interest.
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Why I support Javdekar's belief in the redundancy of the I&B ministry.…
Some Europeans convey impression that u r a lesser being unless u make a spirited denunciation of Putin. I think this is a passing fad.