Swapan Dasgupta

Swapan Dasgupta is India's foremost conservative columnist. He is the author of Awakening Bharat Mata

Arun Jaitley and Narendra Modi
The End of Ideology

The Arun Jaitley Budget, which also marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark Manmohan Singh Budget of 1991, envisions an India sustained by an enlightened state and a less skewed market

07 March 2016
Being a Conservative

Reconciling the eternal India with the changing India

24 December 2015
Open Essay
Will You Come Home?

Subhas Chandra Bose: Legend, legacy, folklore, conspiracy and the politics of hidden files

01 October 2015
A Loss of Character

The wild onrush of individualism and the vanishing sense of national purpose. Can India avert a moral decline?

12 August 2015
Shaming the Empire

There is more to the history of the Indo-British encounter than Shashi Tharoor’s polished rhetoric

30 July 2015
Arun Jaitley: The Renovator

The Race for Happiness in the Age of Irrational Exuberance

04 March 2015
The Clever Panditji and the Emotional Netaji

Nehru bided his time and came out trumps. Bose rebelled against the mainstream and found himself as an unsuccessful De Gaulle

13 November 2014
Stones of Empire

Tristram Hunt’s portraits of cities such as Calcutta, Delhi and Bombay bring to life the imperial mission

30 July 2014
An Indian Revolutionary

What is it about the Modi mandate that provokes such fear of fundamental change?

22 May 2014


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is the author of, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.


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