The Indo-US nuclear deal is the event that transformed the PM, fooling him into believing he was invincible. Without the changes that followed the deal, UPA 2 might have gone very differently, writes Vir Sanghvi.
People are finally arguing about merits of a particular model of development rather than about identity and sentiment. That's the interesting thing about these elections, writes Vir Sanghvi.
One thing seems certain: the Congress has lost the educated middle class. Every single poll shows this and all of us in the middle class have heard our friends and neighbours talk, writes Vir Sanghvi.
Two separate polls conducted by respected agencies suggest that AAP is no more than a Delhi regional party. Outside the Capital it will win hardly three or four seats (if that) and even in large metros it will not repeat its Delhi performance.
Narendra Modi does make a difference but it is still not clear just how great his impact is. The Aam Aadmi Party represents a greater threat to the Congress than any Modi effect with its stunning showing in this election. Vir Sanghvi writes. No Modi waves, only ripples | Delhi stares at election replay
The rebels are united by their conviction that Advani, having run the party like an extension of his family, is now trying to ensure that his cronies continue to run the party in perpetuity. Vir Sanghvi writes.
For Dr Manmohan Singh, the deal is not about America or about military might. It is about energy for India's development needs, writes Vir Sanghvi.
Our response to the Beijing Olympics is far too complex to be caricatured as support or opposition. Nearly all of us empathise with the Tibetans, writes Vir Sanghvi
If you are a poor man, struggling to make a living in the big city, worst of all, a driver, expect no respect at all, writes Vir Sanghvi.
It is shameful that the BJP should use ‘tough on terror’ as a campaigning slogan when actually the opposite was true of the party’s time in office, writes Vir Sanghvi.
I am filled with admiration for Prakash Karat. How can you not admire a man who dares dream the impossible? asks Vir Sanghvi.
Modi’s brand of Hindutva has more in common with classic fascist demagogues than with the Sangh Parivar tradition, writes Vir Sanghvi.
The new improved and hairy Nawaz Sharif got me thinking: could it happen here? Can we think of a single Indian PM who would consider a hair transplant? Vir Sanghvi examines in Counterpoint.
Even if a film is historically inaccurate and portrays a dead person critically, do we have the right to ban it? Vir Sanghvi examines...