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  • Why hide the papers? Why keep the conspiracy theories related to Netaji Subhas Bose’s death alive? And why deny India the truth about the death of one of its great freedom fighters?
  • Kejriwal
    Feb 10, 2015 19:56 IST

    With Kejriwal's Delhi comeback, honeymoon is over for Modi

    Despite the landslide win, Kejriwal is not yet the national alternative. He may get there, but it will take time and hard work, writes Vir Sanghvi.

  • Man pays tribute to victims of Charlie Hebdo attack
    Jan 16, 2015 22:31 IST

    The power of One: Speak up for individual freedoms

    It is time for citizens to speak up for individual freedoms rather than advocate group rights, writes Vir Sanghvi.

  • Protest against PK
    Jan 05, 2015 23:34 IST

    Rise of Hindutva lobby poses a tough question to PM

    Narendra Modi will either have to throw in his lot with the Hindutva lobby or he will have to rein in the crazies. It's a difficult choice, writes Vir Sanghvi.

  • Netaji
    Dec 08, 2014 23:15 IST

    Not for your eyes: Govt holds on to Netaji death documents

    Why hide the papers? Why keep the conspiracy theories related to Netaji Subhas Bose’s death alive? And why deny India the truth about the death of one of its great freedom fighters?

  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    Nov 19, 2014 22:05 IST

    A view of India based on hatred

    Why should a generation that had no real experience of Nehru’s style of governance feel anger and bitterness towards a man whom most independent historians regard as one of the great figures of the 20th century? Asks Vir Sanghvi.

  • Indian flag
    Oct 05, 2014 22:22 ISTHT COLUMN

    We need to rethink our 21st century idea of India

    We need to rethink our idea of India. As the diaspora spreads and grows in influence, it will become a more important contributor to Indian political discourse (and abuse), writes Vir Sanghvi.

  • Yogi Adityanath
    Sep 19, 2014 22:56 IST

    No low tide for Modi, bypolls mark defeat of BJP's hardcore wing

    Every time the BJP comes to power, there is a battle for the heart and soul of the party. The best way to understand the by-election results is to view them from the perspective of this battle, writes Vir Sanghvi.

  • Imran Khan
    Sep 03, 2014 22:35 IST

    Forget sentiment, India shouldn't meddle in Pak’s internal squabbles

    Pakistan is a separate, distinct, independent country. How it organises its internal affairs is no business of ours. We must deal with whoever comes to power in Pakistan, no matter how they got there, writes Vir Sanghvi.

  • Air India
    Aug 15, 2014 21:14 IST

    No scoop lost in missing this flight

    It's nobody’s loss if the media do not travel on the PM’s plane: not the PM’s, and not the media’s. And it certainly makes no difference to the Indian reader or viewer, writes Vir Sanghvi.

  • 83rd Plenary Session of the Indian National Congress 8
    May 06, 2014 22:37 IST

    Congress would damage its own future if it supports Third Front

    If the BJP gets at least 50 seats more than the Congress, which now seems certain, then the Congress should accept defeat with grace and dignity, writes Vir Sanghvi.

  • Manmohan Singh
    Apr 14, 2014 21:02 ISTmedium term

    Manmohan had become a one-issue prime minister

    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.

  • Handtool industry
    Mar 31, 2014 21:57 ISTmedium term

    Economy as an issue takes front seat this election

    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.

  • 5
    Mar 03, 2014 23:41 IST

    This vote bank is gone: how Congress lost the middle class

    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.

  • Kejriwal in Delhi assembly
    Feb 16, 2014 23:35 IST

    Arvind Kejriwal makes Narendra Modi his rival No 1

    In recent weeks, Kejriwal seems to have written off the Congress. His resignation is part of AAP’s plan to oppose Narendra Modi and occupy the space vacated by the Congress, writes Vir Sanghvi. In first LS list, AAP takes on Cong's big guns, mum on Modi opponent

  • Aam Aadmi Party
    Jan 28, 2014 21:01 IST

    Arvind Kejriwal, no more than a vote-bank politician?

    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.