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Swapan Dasgupta
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@swapan55 while child labour is a good stick for the west to beat us, it equally true that devlpd India has no place for child labour.
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Nobel for whom? My take on the agenda behind the Peace Prize…
Usual Suspects: MODI AND MUCK - By far the most ambitious of the prime minister’s schemes…
What my friend @MalikAshok brought back for me from Australia!
In which, @swapan55 writes about "Modi and Muck" - the challenge to make Indians believe change is indeed possible…
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My new blog: Kolkata diaspora and its delusions #Kolkata #Bengal Feedback welcome
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A silly controversy over Mohan Bhagwat's speech
Usual Suspects: A silly controversy over Mohan Bhagwat's speech…
Usual Suspects: Modi and the networks. My take on why the Editor's Guild doth complain too much.…
A beautiful @swapan55 piece which starts with Mao, Sinologist Han Suyin and ends with Modi's stance vis-a-vis China…
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Visited @arunjaitley today. Cheerful & recovering well. Has also been clearing files & meeting a few officials.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is well on his way to recovery so please stop spreading rumours.
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The supposedly liberal, progressive @nytimes gets away depicting India. Imagine the NYT uproar if this was Fox news.
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@swapan55 Trolls are literate people who suffer from a lamentable lack of vocabulary & feel that their voice has been supressed. #BlrLitFest
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#Jayaverdict TV anchors/@Experts so confused how Amma will run TNadu via surrogate. Wake up guys, have u forgotten 10yrs of UPA ?
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The unending journey from the airport to anywhere in Bangalore...
US Admin has 2 sort out gratuitous summons 2 PM. It's not Ind's problem but US provocation. If needed, Modi shld return after UNGA, skip DC
Mamata rules but her halo is gone. My rticle in today's HT…
How the dynasty turned large chunks of Lutyens' Delhi into private property…
How the dynasty turned large chunks of Lutyens' Delhi into private property.
Doing my level best to prevent Scotland's residents pressing the self-destruct button next week:… via @hsnewsbreak
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Ian Paisley, proud Irish Briton, died today in a still-United Kingdom. At least he didn't have to witness any further truncation post 18/9.
How a contrived history created a separatist groundswell in Scotland.…
"We should see the expanding welfare state not as the cure to our social disease, but as a symptom of it" Communitarian Dreams
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Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks, via @nytimes…
The Guru Diwas speech points to a refreshingly fresh approach to political leadership
Global Strategist Sanjeev Sanyal predicts a shift in India's growth model to an East Asian model on @cnbctv18:
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Stomach churning pix of ISIS brutalities. These are just monsters, not human beings--deformities of what's happened in that region.
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100 days in office: a preliminary assessment.…
And one of @swapan55's fave movies "North West Frontier", starring Kenneth Moore and Lauren Bacall, is on BBC2 this afternoon. Huzzah!
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Why it would be a folly for Pak to read too much into the editorials of India's MSM…
Time to shed some conventional theories about Pakistan.
#ISIS are decapitating ancient communities as well as individuals. Me in @spectator on a crime against civilisation:…
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I didn't know that belief in Pakistan as a stakeholder in J&K had so much backing among editorial classes. What an 'idea of India' sirjee!
India needs proper archival policy. Let most documents be archived in 30 years, sensitive ones after 50 years & in exceptional cases 99 yrs
RSS wants all post-1947 secret files made public. Can't agree more..
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@bibekdebroy @swapan55 Birds of a feather flocked Hours in Planning commission clocked Supply and Demand be damned Diktats shall be rammed
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@swapan55 Robin Williams is the man who after visiting Lord's said, 'Cricket is baseball on Valium'. Not a man for your tastes...
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@pbmehta sees Modi as de Gaulle, and lauds a remarkable speech that dared to raise uncomfortable social truth…
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Surprised at the hate That Planning Commission can generate. And it doesn't abate. Must have a lot to do with the recent most prelate.
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My article in HT on why the nation is more important than invocations to the Republic. Also at…
A 'secular' friend asked me why there wasn't anything 'bout religious hatred in Modi's speech. I said yes there was no condemnation of ISIS
So heartening to hear Vande Mataram at an official event
Times Now: TIMES NOW IMPACT: Modi replaces Planning Commission with Super Think Thank #EndOfAnEra
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Farewell to Central planning. Command economy RIP