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Why is the Virtuosity not continued? I used to enjoy the wide variety of interviews.

Posted By: krishna  |  Posted On: 01 Sep 2019  |  City: bangalore

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  The season is over, I am afraid. Will update you on future TV shows. 

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Your Q&A section is updated very infrequently, about once in 2-3 months.

Why so occasionally? Is it because are asked less questions, or you dislike this section or you have less time for this, or something else?

Posted By: Soe Rae Win  |  Posted On: 03 Aug 2019  |  City: Bagan

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 I apologize. It is entirely my fault.

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Hi vir,
Looks like for lack of a better word you’ve gone lazy answering questions on ask vir , the section is one of the highlights of the website, it’s conversational , less preachy or one sided and just real pleasurable to read. Trust you to take this in the sprit it was written :)
Cheers

Posted By: Ashvin  |  Posted On: 27 Jul 2019  |  City: Sydney

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 My sincere apologies. 

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Hi Vir,
There has been no update on "Ask Vir' section and have been curiously waiting for new questions.
My question is- Post India's recent lok sabha elections, what is your take on India's relationship equation with Pakistan, given it also, like India, has a strong leader with decent mandate in Imran Khan? This could possibly be a topic for your next article :) !!

Posted By: Mohit  |  Posted On: 24 Jul 2019  |  City: Toronto

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 There is no comparison between Imran Khan and Narendra Modi. Without the support of the army, Imran is not particularly strong. 
 
Narendra Modi, on the other hand, is the most powerful leader India has seen since the days of Indira Gandhi. Imran aims to run Pakistan well. Modi aims to destroy the prevailing consensus in Indians politics and to take the country in a new direction.
 
Their strengths and their ambitions are entirely different. 

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Virji, I am still waiting for your piece demystifying Kashmiri cuisine for us.

Also, have you ever had the legendary Wazwan?

Posted By: Gautam  |  Posted On: 08 Jul 2019  |  City: Mumbai

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  I have had the wazwan many times. But there are many people who are more qualified than I am to demystify Kashmiri cuisine. 

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You say "..When Sanjay was elected in 1980.. something changed forever.. you no longer had to work at grassroots to be recognized.. broke the tradition of Congress respecting those who had come up through the ranks.." But way back in 1959 Indira was parachuted into the Congress President's post with no prior qualifications or experience at all. Wasn't that too a shameless act of nepotism, from Nehru?

Posted By: Dhruv  |  Posted On: 26 Jun 2019  |  City: Singapore

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 I don't think so. There were many other senior leaders in the party and she was not the number two in the government the way that Sanjay later became. 

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Would you consider doing a piece on the food scene in Kolkata? And if not, which are your top 10 restaurants in the city?

Posted By: Swarup Gupta  |  Posted On: 18 Jun 2019  |  City: Kolkata

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 Don't know enough, I am afraid.

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It now appears that Nitish Kumar could clearly see that the BJP coming to power and seems to have made the right political move in 2017. Do you agree with me that NDA will sweep Bihar 2020 assembly polls and Nitish Kumar will remain as CM till 2025?

Posted By: Manish Sharma  |  Posted On: 22 May 2019  |  City: Delhi

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 Am not an expert on Bihar politics. But Nitish Kumar is a survivor with no principles to hold him back. Let's watch Laloo's health and the relationships within his family closely as well. 

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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

Answer

 I have done both pieces. You can google them. 

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