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Hi Vir ,
Should there be any performance appraisal each year for our ministers too ,where they would be asked in front of live camera about the progress of the manifesto and there response to be verified by select journalists on spot?Please let me know what is wrong with this idea.I work in IT company and on some occasion i did get no hike at all.

Posted By: siddhartha suripunj  |  Posted On: 19 Mar 2019  |  City: Greater Noida

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  It's a good idea in principle. But have you watched television lately? Where would you find these brave, unbiased journalists who would do objective assessments?

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2 misconceptions that you could help clear up

* breakfast is the most important meal - every model, actor I know skips this but look great & are pretty healthy
* Rice: Everyone skips this bIG time, yet many that eat rice as a staple seem to be fairly healthy with weight under control
perhaps do a piece on each

Posted By: Huma  |  Posted On: 03 Mar 2019  |  City: Hyderabad

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 I have done both pieces. You can google them. 

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Please consider doing a piece on cloud kitchens and food delivery apps in India

Posted By: Universe Boss  |  Posted On: 25 Feb 2019  |  City: Noida

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 One day perhaps. 
 

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Whats your view on Article 370? Should it go or stay. Wouldn't things be easier in Kashmir if people from the mainland are assimilated with Kashmiris?

Posted By: Vikram  |  Posted On: 23 Feb 2019  |  City: Nagpur

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 It should stay. I don't see any rush to go to Kashmir on the part of people from other parts of India. So I don't see what benefit there is in removing the article. 
 
 
It's just an emotive issue used to whip up Hindu sentiment. 

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I think beer is not your thing, but would you still consider doing a piece on microbreweries? I am from Bangalore and see a new brewery popping up every other day. I'm sure Delhi has its fair share of breweries too and now I have seen quite a few in Chandigarh as well.

Posted By: MAROMI PANDA  |  Posted On: 13 Feb 2019  |  City: BANGALORE

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 Good idea but sadly, I have zero interest in the subject. 

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BJP with 210-215 seats on it's own should be in a position of form the government, since attracting allies then would become bit easier. Reading your recent article I got the feeling that the BJP might get there. Is my perception correct or misplaced?

Posted By: Manish Sharma  |  Posted On: 05 Feb 2019  |  City: NEW DELHI

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 Yes, I think the BJP will form the next government.

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Your thoughts and predictions on the elections, particularly UP, with Priyanka Gandhi joining the fray?

Posted By: Akshay  |  Posted On: 27 Jan 2019  |  City: Mumbai

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 My general prediction is that Mr Modi will form the next government as the leader of a coalition. His government will not be as strong and stable as it was in his first term. Public disillusionment and incumbency fatigue will set in after two years unless he manages to be more successful with the economy than he was during his first term.



Too early to make predictions about specific states. 

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Hey Vir, have you considered discussing getting your own YouTube channel as opposed to the one associated with the larger CNN-News18 (which I have subscribed to) for Virtuosity? I've been a huge fan of yours for years, and follow your site and, recently, the news show episodes on YouTube. I would readily want to get notified for each new additions to YouTube (something I can't do today for CNN-News18 in fear of getting flooded by generic news notifications that I don't care about).

Posted By: Vinit Vyas  |  Posted On: 09 Jan 2019  |  City: Folsom

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 I did have one four years ago but I found that the pressure of work was so enormous that I couldn't really devote enough time to it. So, let's wait till after the election and I will re-examine the idea.
 

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Hi Vir,
Huge fan of Rude food! I have ben trying to understand how soups entered the Indian Household since it was an extremely British / colonial trend. Could you share your understanding or hypothesis on the same . Thanks!

Posted By: Paridhi  |  Posted On: 09 Jan 2019  |  City: mumbai

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 As far as I know, soups came with the Europeans. There are people who claim that shorbas came with the Mughals who were used to colder climates but I have not seen enough evidence to confirm this. 
It's interesting that one major difference between the food of South Asia and east Asia (starting with as near as Thailand) is that Indians don't like soup. In the east, clear soups, often with noodles or fish balls are a staple.
One theory is that dal was so popular that we felt no need for any other liquid dish. 

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Disappointed further from Arvind Kejriwal as person for his refusal to face virtuosity ,let me ask one thing that if Peson like him -how different he seemed during Anna campaign -become like most of other politicians ,does it not mean that survival in politics is possibly this way only that is never feel obliged to be cross examined for high electoral claim they has before coming to power?

Posted By: siddhartha suripunj  |  Posted On: 24 Dec 2018  |  City: Delhi

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 I don't know him very well so it is hard to make a judgement but as far as I can tell, he is a politician: no better and no worse than most other politicians. 

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