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Hello Vir,

Finally Virtuosity is available to watch in the US and I binge watched several episodes. Great work and I loved the nuanced discussions and balanced analyses. I have been following your work since my high school days and Counterpoint used to be my favorite column then. I want to say Thank You and hope new journalists learn from you.

Posted By: Gaurav  |  Posted On: 23 Jul 2017  |  City: Chicago

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 Thanks Gaurav. But how are you watching it? I keep getting complaints from people in the US who say that they cannot access Virtuosity. 

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Sir isn't it a contradiction when Ramachandra Guha advocates so strongly for personal liberties, the constitution, etc. and then says Nitish Kumar is his "fantasy" candidate to lead the Congress to victory. Isn't it a sad commentary on how limited the choices of opposition leaders are? Where is a strong centrist-liberal leader? I only see a collection of dynasts like Rahul and regional egomaniacs like Mamata and Kejriwal. Where's the credible alternative to Modi?

Posted By: Sunil  |  Posted On: 22 Jul 2017  |  City: Atlanta

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 Ram Guha is a brilliant man. But he is completely wrong about Nitish. I have no patience with the view that a beef ban is unreasonable while the imposition of prohibition can be overlooked. 
 
So yes, there is a problem when it comes to finding a credible alternative to Modi.
 

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You seem to constantly diss the Congress and its prospects these days, the only party that actually has a chance of defeating Modi in 2019 with its all-India presence. Have you considered alternative employment as a Gaurakshak?

Posted By: Lucinda  |  Posted On: 22 Jul 2017  |  City: Gloucester

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 Not yet. Do you have a job to offer me?
 

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I cant believe you got the retcent Sridevi to be guest on your show..she hardly gives any full fledged interviews...she has been ion the wish list for Karan Johar, Simi Garewal for their shows years..how did it happen...thanks..

Posted By: Neerav  |  Posted On: 20 Jul 2017  |  City: Delhi

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 We asked her. She said yes. I was surprised. But it seems to have worked out. The interview was a hit and she seems to have liked it enough to tweet the link. 

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Is mahagathbandhan the right way to go for Congress? Seeing Gandhis in the esteemed companies of Lalu, Mayawati and Mulayam will not help Congress' image, would it? A lot of these politicians have lost credibility. How is Congress expected to regain its credibility if it is seen hobnobbing with these politicians?

Posted By: Munir  |  Posted On: 20 Jul 2017  |  City: Seattle

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 Has the Congress regained its credibility by steering clear of these people? Not sure that there is an easy answer to your question. 

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Dear vir, as you are widely traveled and keep on doing it regularly, so must have tasted different airlines food options, i have found food in domestic airlines and economy class very pathetic and tasteless, at exorbitant prices, Can't they provide good quality food? Though they people present mouth watering inflight gourmet food. Pls enlighten us what's wrong.

Posted By: Dr Rajeev Garg   |  Posted On: 17 Jul 2017  |  City: Ludhiana

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 Airline catering is difficult to do because the food is made in bulk in large industrial kitchens and then reheated several hours later. 
 
Some airlines take a little trouble with the business and first class food but most could not be bothered. Of the Indian domestic airlines, only Vistara spends a reasonable amount on inflight meals. 
 
If I can help it, I never eat on planes. Often, I carry my own food.
 

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Hi Vir,
Can you please do a piece on the food truck scene in Mumbai or India overall and why such a common food establishment type in the West is illegal as per our Municipal Corporation?

Posted By: Ayesha  |  Posted On: 16 Jul 2017  |  City: Mumbai

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 Can't do a piece because there isn't really a scene. Indian bureaucracy is the worst. So what do you expect?

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What do you think of the Congress rep's request to review the movie Indusarkaar before its released? Am wondering if the authors of the recent books on Indira had to do the same?

Posted By: Hrishita  |  Posted On: 08 Jul 2017  |  City: Gurgaon

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It's absurd. Madhur should ask them to take a flying jump.

 

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I have never paid attention to the way cocktails are served and think they must be using dry ice or other fancy gimmicks but its at a party or you are with your friends, and everyone just dives in.

should we be worried? is liquid nitrogen commonly used?

Posted By: Yashika  |  Posted On: 08 Jul 2017  |  City: London

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 Liquid nitrogen is not usually used for cocktails. There are a few trendy bars that use such ingredients without fully understanding the techniques. Steer clear of them.
 

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How about doing a piece on the... roshogolla?

:-)))

Posted By: Yashika  |  Posted On: 07 Jul 2017  |  City: London

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 I am planning one. 
 

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