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