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I want to know how can a layman differentiate between ice cream and frozen dessert apart from looking at the labeling. Also which is better? Thanks.

Posted By: Laveena Francis   |  Posted On: 19 May 2017  |  City: Mumbai

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  You should be able to taste the difference. If you can't, then you should buy frozen dessert because it's cheaper.

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I support peace between India and Pakistan but sort of had my faith shaken when all these Pakistani trolls started targeting Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif over his simple, non-provocative statement congratulating Indians for the ICJ Jadhav order. They're basically saying he has no right to call himself a Muslim if he sides with India. Why is there such narrow-mindedness in our part of the world, Vir?

Posted By: Moushimi  |  Posted On: 18 May 2017  |  City: Kolkata

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  I think the Pakistani trolls misunderstand the secular nature of India. Pakistan is a Muslim country but India is not a Hindu country. Nationalism is not defined by religion. 
 
Unfortunately, there are many Hindus who make the same mistake. 
 

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Kejriwal succeeded in the 2011-2015 period because Indians at the time believed that financial integrity and being on the warpath against "the corrupt" was more important than anything else. As confidence in Modi vis-a-vis corruption has grown from 2016 on, (demonetization, the raids on Lalu, etc.) Kejriwal's USP has lost its power, assisted by his own arrogant silence on very substantial corruption allegations pertaining to his brother-in-law and the PWD. What is his USP today? Anti-Modi?

Posted By: Rakesh Jamkhandikar  |  Posted On: 16 May 2017  |  City: Mumbai

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 I am not sure he has a USP. And that is the problem. 
 

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Regarding your interview with Yogendra Yadav I must ask the fundamental question Vir. All politicians lie and hoodwink people. Why is Arvind being singled out? Because takes on issues that the corporate media won't touch, like EVMs?

Posted By: Mohit  |  Posted On: 16 May 2017  |  City: Berlin

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 No, because he told us he was different. If your position is that it's okay for him to be a liar because all the others are, then what can I say?
 

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Question: Have voters (forget individuals) not been conned when a politician who is fine with lying about concocted opinion polls, saying "To Waise Hi Likh Diya" and urging his associate to join him in the lying is still able to successfully project himself as "honest" and a scourge of the "dishonest"?

Posted By: Gurpreet  |  Posted On: 16 May 2017  |  City: London

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 I don't know. You tell me. Sounds like a rhetorical question to me.

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Raghav Chadha who used to be an AAP spokesman is today probably the third most powerful person in AAP. He's often the only other person in the room at Kejriwal's meetings with the Kerala or West Bengal CMs. Why? Because he's a pure Kejriwal loyalist, like Ashutosh. That tells you all you need to know about the culture of AAP today, doesn't it? A supremo-and-his-sidekicks setup just like that of any other party, far removed from any notions of "inner-party democracy"?

Posted By: Aniket  |  Posted On: 15 May 2017  |  City: Dubai

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 To be fair, I know Raghav Chadha a little. I have always found him to be decent, honorable, well-spoken and extremely intelligent. 

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Sir, I am a big fan of yours. I read your articles in news papers, brunch and follow your website. I also watch TV shows. Just one suggestion. Rather than watching you interview other people, would love to watch stalwarts like you, Pranab Roy, Raajdeep Sardesai, Burkha Dutt debating or discussing issues.

Posted By: Prashant  |  Posted On: 14 May 2017  |  City: Thane

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 Thank you very much. But I fear I would be rather boring to watch.
 

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In your interview with Yadav he said that he actually stopped Bhushan going public with his pre-election grievances with the party (criminal candidates, etc.) After Kejriwal's 67/70 victory, what would a minimally decent and ethical leader have done? He'd have thanked them both for their diplomatic silence and addressed their concerns which he could so easily afford to do then, post-victory. Instead he abusively and viciously demonized, attacked and threw them out. Insane paranoia?

Posted By: Venkat  |  Posted On: 14 May 2017  |  City: Boston

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 I don't think he likes opposing points of view. In his party, the leader is supreme.
 

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When you recently said that Indian TV news had descended to the level of American talk radio, I was reminded of this: that BJP supporters like me loved Kejriwal as long as he was throwing unsubstantiated allegations at people in the UPA. We started hating him when he started his equally baseless nonsense about Modi's degrees, etc. So we were hypocrites. We loved the show and its lies and muck despite how corrosive and destructive it was to our politics. Aren't we to blame in the end?

Posted By: rajat  |  Posted On: 14 May 2017  |  City: Philly

Answer

 We all get the governments we deserve. And the BJP has much to thank Kejriwal for. It was India Against Corruption that began the process of destroying the UPA.

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Given the developments in the last few days,
do you foresee Trump getting impeached?

Posted By: Ursula  |  Posted On: 10 May 2017  |  City: Brisbane

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