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Debarshi Dasgupta

Odd-Even Victory For Public Buses

Jan 28, 2016 Debarshi Dasgupta

Looking beyond the pollution debate, the odd-even scheme gave public bus transport the attention it deserves in Delhi…

How Bheemas Become Ashoks

Mar 19, 2015 Debarshi Dasgupta

What if "Diversity in Unity" was our defining feature instead of "Unity in Diversity"?


Language Of The Land

Rather than something mandated, learning indigenous languages has now become a matter of individual choice for sensitive bureaucrats.

FAQ: Phailin

Oct 13, 2013 Debarshi Dasgupta

A ready recknoner, and how being better prepared than we were in 1999 led to massive evacuations and saving of lives


'These Photographs Are Genuine'

The British filmmaker whose latest documentary has unearthed pictures of slain LTTE leader Prabhakaran’s 12-year-old son Balachandran, suggesting he was killed in cold blood and not in an exchange of fire

16 November, 2012

'Naveen Patnaik Is Behaving Like A Dictator'

Debarshi Dasgupta

BJD Rajya Sabha MP who was expelled from the party today had been calling on Naveen Patnaik to give up being the party’s president


05 October, 2012

Surrender To Kareena's Pout, Will You Please, Justice Katju?

Debarshi Dasgupta

A passionate counter to the Press Council Chairman's many linguistic biases


25 May, 2012

Back Pages

Debarshi Dasgupta

As a 1949 cartoon first published in Shankar's Weekly is is exorcised from our textbooks, our correspondent goes looking up its archives at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library


24 April, 2012

In The Name Of Tourism

Debarshi Dasgupta

The harm that unregulated tourism in tribal areas can do was there for everyone to see after the report early this year about a video that showed Jarawa tribals being lured to dance by tour operators


21 March, 2012

'Indian Government Does Not Want Me'

Debarshi Dasgupta

The young Japanese, whose visa was cancelled on the grounds that her application “did not match with the stated purpose of the proposed visit”, on what the government didn’t let her say


07 October, 2011

'India, Once Colonised, Has Turned Into A Coloniser'

Debarshi Dasgupta

'It’s like the British government trying to argue that colonialism in India was not its doing but that of the East India Company and a few rogue generals like Dwyer'


04 July, 2011
Somali refugees protesting recently at Jantar Mantar

Exiles In Back Streets

Debarshi Dasgupta

Being an African in India has always meant inuring oneself to daily jabs about race and colour. But being Somali in India is proving twice as difficult as India discovers and vilifies its new enemy


12 December, 2010

“Praful Patel Has Destroyed Civil Aviation. He Has Worked As A Minister For Nar

Debarshi Dasgupta

The intercepts show the corporate lobbyist deftly weaving her way through power’s corridors, and discussing the intricacies of realpolitik with the kind of candour rarely seen in the public discourse.


10 December, 2010

"It Is Better to have A. Raja In The Telecom Ministry. He Will Behave Himself. Trust Me, He Will Behave Himself"

Debarshi Dasgupta

Outlook magazine has unearthed 800 new tapped conversations involving the lobbyist Niira Radia in the 2G spectrum scam.


11 February, 2010

Q&A: Bt Brinjal

Debarshi Dasgupta

The debate around Bt Brinjal has only grown louder after Jairam Ramesh’s recent decision to hold back its commercial release. A ready reckoner.


05 November, 2009

Why Can't Kantabai Be My Child's Guru?

Debarshi Dasgupta

A recent full-page advertisement direly warned that she just might, and added: "While your child is learning your maid’s language, someone else’s child is learning a foreign language.” So?


26 March, 2009

Nature's Beauty, Man's Wrath

Debarshi Dasgupta

Debarshi Dasgupta visits Kandhamal and finds that the wounds from last year's riots are still fresh...


27 January, 2009
Indian Navy's Marine commandoes pose atop a tableaux during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

State Seduction

Debarshi Dasgupta

Republic Day parade has little to do with celebrations that reinforce our resolve to be free, democratic, socialist and secular. It is largely a realpolitik tool that allows a democracy to court leaders ranging from those who are theocratic to autocr


Photo Gallery

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during an administrative review meeting, in Murshidabad.

PTI Photo

Senior SKM leaders address a press conference on the future course of the farmers agitation, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

Senior SKM leaders address a press conference on the future course of the farmers agitation, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

In this file photo, Army Chief Bipin Rawat addresses a press conference in New Delhi. CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were killed in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter...

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

In this file photo, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat. CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were killed in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Coonoor,...

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.

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Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

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Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta