Virendra Kapoor

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Needed, pragmatism in land and labour laws

Vital structural reforms find no mention in the agenda of Modi 2.0.     Economic reforms did not find much...

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Rahul absent, Congress thrown into confusion

A federal party with Congress as pivot way out of current crisis of credibility.   At one level, it is...

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Rahul resignation not enough to revive Congress

Gandhis should cede total control of the party for it to grow and prosper.   Rahul Gandhi’s presence at the...

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After big win, Modi must take everyone along

Addressing economic slowdown and social unrests main challenges.   India is assured of another five years of a Mazboot Sarkar....

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Mamata continues Marxist tradition of misrule by cadre

Delivering elections earns TMC lumpens right to play bully for five years.   With each phase of polling, there has...

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Defeated Opposition wants to deny BJP a clear majority

Even if reliant on allies, not in Modi’s nature to run an indecisive government.   Having seen the writing on...

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Manmohan Singh launches surgical strike against truth

Fearing complete rout, Congress invents mythical strikes to erode Modi magic.   Rahul Gandhi and the Chinese ambassador are good...

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Modi towers like Colossus, rivals get little traction

Divided Opposition fails to zero in on one big issue to pin down the Modi Sarkar.   They had pinned...

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Opposition blames EVMs for failure to win voters’ trust

Apex Court must reject out of hand periodic anti-EVM petitions to bolster EC.   The Supreme Court reminding the Election...

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Leaderless NCP, Congress rely on Raj Thackeray

Raj Thackeray bolsters secular-liberal image of the Rahul Congress.   Only last week media pundits went gaga over all the...

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Congress manifesto promises moon without homework

Congress’ past and fiscal numbers make it a work of fiction to be binned after poll.     The pseudo-liberal...

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Grand Alliance in tatters as Modi storms campaign trail

Opposition leaders unwilling to forgo a few seats for the larger objective.   In less than a fortnight, polling for...

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Rahul’s mentor Sam puts foot in own mouth

IT honcho absolves Pakistan, while holding ‘eight people’ responsible for 26/11.   Shyam-turned-Sam Pitroda seems to have taken upon himself...

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China backs ‘iron friend’ on Azhar, gets isolated globally

Yet Rahul Gandhi shows poor understanding, calling it a diplomatic disaster.   Even if the objective behind Rahul Gandhi’s cheap...

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Opposition and its media proxies nitpick on Balakot

Pulwama has changed narrative, nationalism set to dominate Lok Sabha poll.   The story is apocryphal but it still speaks...

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Post-Pulwama, Pak stands isolated and penniless

Modi shows leadership, forcing Pak and domestic opposition on back foot.   The war-like situation is over. For now. Even...

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Pulwama: India still paying price of Nehru’s blunders

Hard to fight the fifth column and Pak-inspired jihad with hands tied behind back.   Partisan politics has come back...

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CAG nails campaign of calumny on Rafale deal

Ambani can buy peace if he withdraws in favour of Vadra’s partner Bhandari.   Anil Ambani has apparently offered to...

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Mamata’s defiance makes her Mahagathbandhan’s face

As Chief Minister she is expected to conduct herself responsibly.   Who gained from Mamata Banerjee’s theatrics in defence of...

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The budget is Modi’s ticket to re-election

Interim budget: Modi’s ‘bribes to voters’ better than his critics pocketing money.   One of the more silly comments on...

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Politician Priyanka: Desperate face-lift for Rahul Congress

So-called charisma is yesterday’s story, what matters is good governance.   Priyanka Vadra’s long expected plunge into politics is set...

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Karnataka poor advertisement for a nationwide coalition

How many fronts would it take to challenge Modi in 2019? More the merrier.   Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy...

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Modi stuns Opposition with poll-eve measures

Despite calling it a jumla, Congress and others voted for upper caste reservations.   Only a couple of months separate...

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Encounter killings an old tool in arsenal of all states

Trouble begins when these are exploited for partisan ends.   Let us not pretend. Encounter killings have been an integral...