Virendra Kapoor

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State polls a litmus test for Rahul, not Modi

Whatever the outcome on 11 December, it is no predictor of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.   Those hoping that the...

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Chidambaram should accept Rajiv Kumar’s challenge

If earlier CSO revision was ok, why fault this one?   Let us be clear. The GDP numbers don’t mean...

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Desperate Congress trying to out-Hindu the BJP

Rahul offering voters cow, cow urine, cow dung and cowsheds.   They say imitation is the best form of flattery....

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Forget mountain, even the molehill missing in Rafale

Modi’s impatience to cut out clutter and get things done forces him on back foot.   The Supreme Court is...

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Statue honours a man abandoned by Dynasty

Petty arguments do not detract from Sardar’s stellar role in the making of India.   Of all the arguments against...

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CBI not the only institution to have fissures at the top

Institutional integrity of the caged parrot was destroyed a long time ago.   And you thought that the Supreme Court...

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MeToo privileges accusers as prosecutor and judge

The Indian variety of the campaign seems to be nixing justice and fairness.   MeToo has notched up a high-profile...

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Copycat #MeToo must take care of concerns for truth, reputation

It would have been difficult even for the Mahatma to survive these times.   #MeToo was rather late in coming....

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Unpredictable Maya plays by her own rules

A grand alliance which doesn’t have her at its head will prove a non-starter.   In the end, Mayawati acted...

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Pawar’s clean chit to Modi knocks out Rahul campaign

Talking of 126, UPA didn’t buy even one, Modi armed the IAF at least with 36.   Sharad Pawar is...

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RSS makeover: Bhagwat readies it for 21st century

No organisation held captive by its past can hope to grow.   Damned if you do, damned if you don’t....

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Shourie-Sinha-Bhushan axis fails just as Rahul did

Trio’s public credibility eroded further for lack of proof of any wrongdoing.   Rahul Gandhi seems to have new allies...

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Demonetisation was not an entirely wasted effort

Shock therapy pushed millions to pay taxes for fear of forfeiting cash hordes.   For someone who had minced no...

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Rafale will not deliver electoral nirvana to Rahul

Instead target vigilante groups, arrests of rights activists, rising petrol prices.   Rafale, Rafale, Rafale. Like a broken record, Rahul...

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Opinion polls, common sense suggest status quo after 2019

A challenger with a national profile to take on Prime Minister Modi is not in sight.   The election season...

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They don’t make politicians like Vajpayee any longer

His government fell by one vote but he refused to bargain with Jaya or buy MPs.   The last journey...

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Mahagathbandhan shown up as non-starter, once again

In the Rajya Sabha, the defeat of the Congress nominee was wholly unexpected.   Quite clearly, the so-called Mahagathbandhan is...

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NRC all set to be 2019 election platform

Except for BJP and Mamata, all other parties are stranded in the middle.   You can already see the wide...

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Anyone-but-Modi campaign negative, bound to be rejected

Key to success lies in presenting one challenger on a united platform.   Okay, granted that Rahul Gandhi has gained...

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Debate showed fissures in anti-Modi camp

For cheap publicity, Rahul winked at everything good in parliamentary practice.   The bar is set so low for Rahul...

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A new government should not be foisted on J&K

Long spell of Governor’s Rule the least worst solution for the troubled state.   The seeds of the current phase...

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No winners in Supreme Court verdict on Delhi

Regardless, the fight will go on as no one ready to bury the hatchet.   A social media cartoon soon after...

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Comparisons of Emergency with Modi regime odious

Yet another 26 June: BJP belligerent, Congress unrepentant but embarrassed.   Forty-three years on, the Emergency still continues to evoke...

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Restoring order top priority in Kashmir

2019 outcome unrelated to events in valley, though Pak can ratchet up trouble.   So we are back to square...