Swapan Dasgupta


Swapan Dasgupta is a senior journalist

India’s Rewari moment

Within the media, there is always a fierce debate on what constitutes “news”. More to the point, the discussions invariably centre on the hierarchy of news.

Vanzara: A victim of bleeding hearts

The long letter of resignation from the Indian Police Service written by D.G.

Rs 45-lakh robbery in C.R. Park

In a daring daylight robbery, unidentified bike-borne assailants struck at the residence of a jeweller in Chittaranjan Park area and decamped after robbing cash and jewellery worth around `45 lakhs at gunpoint.
A police source said the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon.

SP will back food bill if ‘farmers are protected’

A dithering Samajwadi Party on Monday indicated it was ready to support the UPA’s ambitious Food Security Bill if the government promised to protect the interests of farmers and ensured they get profitable returns on their produce.

Coastal shipping set to bring down cargo cost

Sriperumbudur, TN: Soon a car manufactured at a Sriperumbudur plant near Chennai would be able to reach Mithapur in Guj­arat within five days, thanks to development of coastal shipping in India.

Inspiring journeys of young changemakers

For those who swear by the power of the youth, here come the inspiring stories of those who with their out-of-the-box initiatives are doing their bit for the society.

Congress, BJP in Twitter war over Uttarakhand rescue ops

Bengaluru: The ruling Congress and main opposition party BJP have locked horns on Twitter, the micro-blogging site, on Monday over the rescue operations and efforts taking place in the flood-ravaged

Blood ties

It is ironic that the only memorial to the 1,100 or so soldiers of the Indian Peace-Keeping Force (IPKF) who fell in battle against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is located in Colombo.

Fashion divas forever

They have increased the heartbeats, ruled the industry and defined fashion for women. At the peak of their careers, they have sold the films with giant posters.

Morality of terror? There isn’t any

The lazy journalist, it is often said, invariably equates his taxi driver with the aam aadmi. I must confess to falling back on the oldest shortcut in the trade on my journey from Central London to Heathrow airport on the day after two fanatics decapitated a British soldier in mufti on a busy street in Woolwich.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.