There are many questions about Modi’s future. In no mood to wait for answers, he’s ready with his battleplan to first conquer the BJP and then India, writes Vir Sanghvi
Even as his peers lost relevance over 4 decades, Bal Thackeray continued to be the uncrowned king of Mumbai, Vir Sanghvi
If the PM and the Congress move quickly and recalibrate their attitude to the allies and bow to the public mood by reinforcing a zero-tolerance attitude to corruption, this crisis will pass. Vir Sanghvi
I don't know if you are fully aware of the remarks made by K Sudarshan, the former chief of the RSS and the organisation's father figure. The English TV channels and newspapers more or less blacked them out on the grounds of taste, writes Vir Sanghvi
It's easy to be down on the Obama visit. After all, the Republicans have just seized control of the House of Representatives after an electoral upheaval of mammoth proportions. Vir Sanghvi
How should the government respond to the remarks made by Arundhati Roy about Kashmir and about the behaviour of our armed forces in that state? So far, public opinion has been largely guided by two factors. Vir Sanghvi writes.
The David Headley case gets curiouser and curiouser. As each new twist is revealed, I sometimes feel as though we are watching one of those American TV shows where every episode brings with it some increasingly far-fetched plot complication, writes Vir Sanghvi.
Now that the Commonwealth Games have passed off without any major hitches we can all breathe sighs of relief. But the big question remains: was it all worth it? Did the Games justify the heartache, the humiliation, the moments of panic, and the vast expense? Vir Sanghvi
Every time we suggest that Pakistan is offering safe haven to terrorists or sending militants across the border to India, its leaders react with anger and outrage. This is a lie, they insist. Vir Sanghvi
Now that the Ayodhya verdict is in — though, of course, there will be an appeal and another judgement in the months to come — three things are worth noting, writes Vir Sanghvi
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The unprecedented level of public anger over the screw-ups in the preparations of the Commonwealth Games can be best understood if we see it as a clash between two Indias. Vir Sanghvi
So much was read into the announcement by Pastor Terry Jones that he would burn the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11 that this formerly obscure preacher must be delighted. His Koran-burning announcement set off a global debate about Islamophobia. Vir Sanghvi writes.
I am always hesitant about making predictions regarding the public mood but I am going to stick my neck out and say that we may be witnessing some seismic activity in the attitudes of the Indian middle class. Vir Sanghvi writes.
Here's my suggestion. Let a handful of ministers keep their homes (in Britain, it is the PM, Finance Minister and a few others) for official purposes but take away all the other accommodation. Rent it out to the general public. It will generate hundreds of crores every month. Vir Sanghvi
If you get a nuisance SMS, you should contact Trai. After the regulator has satisfied itself that the complaint is genuine, it should fine the offending telecom company R50,000 for every nuisance SMS received by every phone user. Vir Sanghvi