Vir Sanghvi | Counterpoint

  • Jun 14, 2009 23:49 IST

    BJP’s war within has just begun

    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.

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    Jul 26, 2008 21:55 ISTCounterpoint

    Bonfire of Morality

    Now that Prime Minister is seen as a manically aggressive and arrogantly inaccessible politician, he can no longer distance himself from the deals struck in his name or the bribes paid to save his office, writes Vir Sanghvi.

  • Jul 12, 2008 21:07 ISTCounterpoint

    Emotion Over Substance

    The trouble with the nuclear deal is that it has zero emotional power. Nobody cares enough to vote for the Congress because it supports it, writes Vir Sanghvi.

  • Jun 22, 2008 01:09 ISTCounterpoint

    Deal or No Deal?

    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.

  • Jun 14, 2008 22:34 IST

    Counterpoint: All in the Family

    Now that Hillary has failed to get the nomination, why are so few analysts celebrating the end of dynasty? Vir Sanghvi examines...

  • Jun 07, 2008 21:36 ISTCounterpoint

    Punks and Publicity

    We must hunt down and arrest anybody who engages in publicity-seeking violence, writes Vir Sanghvi.

  • May 31, 2008 23:25 IST

    The Second Murder

    Sometimes, a single event can tell us more about the times we live in than an entire library full of sociological treatises. The Aarushi murder case is one such event, writes Vir Sanghvi.

  • May 24, 2008 21:30 ISTCounterpoint

    Football, Cricket & Money

    Thanks to the IPL, cricket is about to undergo a globalised blurring of loyalties in the same way that football has, writes Vir Sanghvi.

  • May 17, 2008 22:17 IST

    Counterpoint | Thakre & Thackeray

    This new-found Bombay-Mumbai zeal sits uneasily with Bal Thackeray’s own record, writes Vir Sanghvi.

  • May 10, 2008 23:48 IST

    Counterpoint: The American President

    There’s much to celebrate about Indian democracy, but when I look at the current US election process, I recognise that we still have a long way to go, writes Vir Sanghvi.

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    Apr 26, 2008 22:51 ISTCounterpoint

    Mood of Middle India

    The first episode of Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain was telecast on Star Plus on Friday. Vir Sanghvi gives some of the things he learnt about the mood of middle India while participating in the process.

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    Apr 19, 2008 20:48 ISTCounterpoint

    India, China and Tibet

    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.

  • Apr 12, 2008 22:32 IST

    Counterpoint: Pity The Poor Drivers

    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.

  • Apr 05, 2008 22:42 IST Counterpoint

    Sensible, yes; Trendy, no

    Any sports boycott should be linked either to India’s interests or to a campaign against some immoral policy, writes Vir Sanghvi.

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    Mar 08, 2008 22:24 IST

    Counterpoint: The Budget the Farmer

    There are times - in a complex economy like India - when the market fails to equitably distribute the wealth generated by the boom, writes Vir Sanghvi