Virendra Kapoor

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Call for swadeshi not a hindrance to reform process

The government should think of freeing labour and land markets.     Let us concede at the outset that all...

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One-horse race in Haryana, Maharashtra

Six months after Lok Sabha defeat, Opposition still unable to get back on its feet.     Some elections are...

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Two PMs, two UN speeches, two different themes

Having stilled global response, time now for India to win peace in Kashmir.     Two Prime Ministers, two different...

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Ministers stake claim on PoK, rub salt in Pak wounds

Global opinion battle may have been won, restoring normalcy in Kashmir remains.   Kashmir is unlikely to dominate the news...

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Trying to create own RSS will not help Congress

Revival of Congress impossible without new leadership, new blood, new direction.     Haven’t heard of a more hare-brained idea...

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On J&K, crucial weeks ahead for government

Shah faces bigger test now than in securing nod of Parliament in deleting 370.   In hindsight, junking Article 370...

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Kejriwal’s desperation for votes is showing

Spree of freebies unlikely to turn into votes because people are not foolish.   Here is an old fable appropriate...

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Stop wailing and tell us how to resolve the Kashmir issue

There is little appreciation of Indian State for showing extraordinary patience.   In all the wailing and breast-beating over the...

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Courageous of PM to talk about wealth creators

His task is to rev up spluttering economic engine through reforms and incentives.   Belatedly, the message seems to be...

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Scrapping Article 370 had become inevitable

Despite Pak disavowal of war, it cannot be trusted not to create mischief in Valley.   In the end, you...

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Economic slowdown is unmistakable

Without fresh investment in private sector 7% growth difficult.   By all accounts, the economic situation is going to get...

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When Manmohan presented Sinha’s budget

To tell the truth, the budget that Yashwant Sinha prepared but Singh actually presented was dictated by the IMF-World Bank....

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Priyanka is ready, willing to replace Rahul as party boss

Despite Rahul’s reservations, Congress has no one else to fill the vacuum at the top.   Believe me, no other...

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Politicians, media silent on Rs 4,500 cr ‘scam’ allegation

The conspiracy of silence only spotlights the double standards of the media.     The new Leader of Opposition in...

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First Modi-2.0 Budget could have broken fresh ground

Nirmala Sitharaman could have been bolder in pushing the reform agenda.     Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman got the symbolism...

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Attacking voters is no way to regain political relevance

Congress leaders need to look themselves in the mirror to find out why they were rejected.   Probably on cue...

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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...