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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

Vir Sanghvi

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.

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.

Counterpoint: The Surrender of IC-814

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.

Counterpoint: The Impossible Dream

I am filled with admiration for Prakash Karat. How can you not admire a man who dares dream the impossible? asks Vir Sanghvi.

Counterpoint: The Gujarat paradoxes

Modi’s brand of Hindutva has more in common with classic fascist demagogues than with the Sangh Parivar tradition, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Hair Apparent

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.

Counterpoint: Age of Intolerance

Even if a film is historically inaccurate and portrays a dead person critically, do we have the right to ban it? Vir Sanghvi examines...

Counterpoint: Two nations, two choices

The main reason why India and Pakistan have followed such divergent paths is because of the choices made by them after Independence, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Counterpoint: A Gujarati Perspective

The mistake many of us make in reading the Gujarat victory is that we see Modi through the prism of a single issue, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Two cases, four thoughts

Rather than be concerned about a couple of failed car bombs in a faraway country, let’s think about our own blasts and our system of justice, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Counterpoint: Soft Power Vs Hard Facts

We have never been a nation of hamburger-heads, a people who allow our appreciation of soft power to cloud our rational judgment, writes Vir Sanghvi.

The Bhaiyya Effect

The roots of Raj Thackeray's attack on Bhaiyyas lie in the country's transformation economically. Vir Sanghvi elaborates further...
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