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Swapan Dasgupta

The Jaipur Literature Festival, historian David Cannadine and Budget relief for the media

India’s Missing Tryst With History

And Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the victim of it

Battling the Gods

In Indian cinema, atheists become believers by the end of the film

The Good Bribe

The case for freebies in Indian elections


The importance of Ahmed Patel, the need to be Twitotallers, and the uses of gifts

Animal Instincts Go National

The many dimensions of the taming of bulls

The Triumph and Tragedy of Obama

It was Obama's Lax Americana at play

Open Diary

On Donald Trump, Tristram Hunt and visiting White Desert

In the Garden of Earthly Delights

In pursuit of the perfect body and mind, we forget to feed the soul

Shah Rukh Khan: The Image Trap

The message that Raees’ fate at the box office will send Shah Rukh Khan


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