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Hi Vir,
Awesome article on cow, milk and ghee. It is unfortunate that we in India do not market scientifically the benefits of some of our anciently and ancessterally used products - be it turmeric, basil (tulsi), many spices etc.
Any thoughts about coconut oil for cooking? Is it comparable to ghee?

Posted By: Mohit  |  Posted On: 17 Nov 2018  |  City: Toronto

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 There is a piece on coconut oil on the site. Do look for it.

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do you think the BJP & its parents are misreading the mood of the nation wrt. Ram Janmabhoomi? Its almost like they've gone a light year behind after any gains they made, no?
After 25 years of that demolition (which most owuldnt know or remember positively) - is the temple issue still relevant for most Indians?
It seems like a badly miscalculated move, perhaps the mishap that might undo them.

My question is perhaps the opposition should just let BJP roll with this & let them do this unto them

Posted By: Ashmit Sen  |  Posted On: 04 Nov 2018  |  City: Boston

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 Yes, I think that the over-reliance on the Mandir may turn out to be a mistake. You raise the Mandir issue when you are in opposition and accuse the government of not having done enough to build a Mandir. There is no logic in raising it when you have been in government for four years.

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any chance of you inviting Arvind Kejriwal to virtuosity?
that would be some conversation.... :-)))

Posted By: Hetal  |  Posted On: 31 Oct 2018  |  City: Howrah

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 I have asked him many times. He has always said no.

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Capt Amarinder was outlining some initiatives to farmers to minimise stubble burning for some channel
but he actually winced when the channel commented that Kejriwal'd be mighty grateful during winter for Capt's initiatives. Almost had the impression that these would be rolled back immediately.

So how's the smog in Delhi, has the ban on crackers also helped?
(what will Kejriwal find to whine about now?)

Posted By: Yash Ahuja  |  Posted On: 26 Oct 2018  |  City: ncr

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 I suffer from the consequences of Delhi pollution every single day. But I still haven't found an effective counter to Amarinder's claim that pollution in Chandigarh is lower than Delhi. Why should that be so, he asks, if Punjab farmers are responsible for all the pollution. 

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Hi Vir. Someone gifted us petha today and I got thinking about it. Agra, Panchhi Petha and debate around the original shop etc. I don't remember reading a piece from you on this. Would you like to do one? If not, could you recommend something to read on petha?

Posted By: Ajay  |  Posted On: 22 Oct 2018  |  City: Moga

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 There is a simple reason why I have never written about petha: I HATE it. Always have, ever since I was a child. Loath the texture. Hate the over-sweet taste. 
 
I know you are a fan. So, my apologies. 

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Vistara on board service better then Jet Airways. Is Jet Airways gound handling better then Vistara? Is it just a matter of time Vistara becomes India's No. 1 full service Airline? Your thoughts.

Posted By: Manish Sharma  |  Posted On: 19 Oct 2018  |  City: NEW DELHI

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 Hard to say. I can't judge anything other than the Premiere service where Vistara is far ahead of Jet once the plane takes off. On the ground, however, it is not in the same league. 
 

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Please consider doing a piece on Pastas. I am not sure in which Olive oil / oil it is most likely to test the best.

Posted By: Manish Sharma  |  Posted On: 19 Oct 2018  |  City: NEW DELHI

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 I did one years ago. But I don't eat much pasta these days so I am not sure I am fully qualified to do a new piece. 
 

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Were you surprised to hear about Jaswant Singh & family moving to Congress. this was unimaginable a decade back.
Its obvious that Jaswant Singh contributed strongly to both the BJP & the Govt in the roles he had
and its very unfair the way he was treated
Why do you think this transpired the way it did?

Posted By: Biren  |  Posted On: 18 Oct 2018  |  City: Boston

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 I think he had two problems. Firstly, he was a misfit in Modi's BJP, anyway. And secondly, his son, who has joined the Congress, has always had a liberal outlook that is more in tune with the Congress'. 

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have you watched any Indian food programs of late? Why are they so subpar compared to their western programming. It cant be just the budgets alone no?

Posted By: Huma  |  Posted On: 14 Oct 2018  |  City: Kuala Lumpur

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  I suspect that the budgets are crucial though, to be honest, I haven't watched much Indian food programming recently. Netflix has taken over all my food show watching. 

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Hi Vir, I read your fantastic article on DC vs Marvel. I thought you might be interested to know that in the video game space also Marvel has defeated DC with its Spider-Man game. Couple of years ago, DC dominated in the video game space with its batman games

Posted By: Jefferson  |  Posted On: 10 Oct 2018  |  City: Wolfsburg , Germany

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 Thank you. That's really interesting. 

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