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should we be concerned about the increasing no. of date rapes being called out on Social Media where the accused &victim are named & shamed?
While apps like Tinder have their own risks it is still used with mainly difficult results at least for the girls. The complaints usually lie in the nebulous line between date rape & a bad date (like in Aziz Ansari's case).
how do you think this is gonna pan out? Should there be an open discussion? should complaints about dating entail exposure of this kind

Posted By: Ira Shah  |  Posted On: 25 Jul 2018  |  City: Bengaluru

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 I certainly think we should have a debate about privacy and social media. Things have gone too far now.
 

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Do an interview with Nana Patekar. Will be great . Beside the obvious movies and current affairs , you can easily talk about as he is a good cook too .

Posted By: Abhishek Kumar Gupta  |  Posted On: 24 Jul 2018  |  City: Noida

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 Okay. Will ask him.

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Hi Mr.Vir Sanghvi.
I was reading your article on Sausages today and was happy to note that one of your food speciality was Sausages. You also mentioned that today you do not get good Sausages in India. Have you ever tried our Bon Appetit sausages?? You must !! Next time you are in Bangalore, drop in to www.arthursfood.com or ask any Chef about us. I am sure you will have a thought change on SAUSAGES in India.

Posted By: Zubin Poonawala  |  Posted On: 24 Jul 2018  |  City: Bangalore

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 Thanks Zubin. Will certainly do that.

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Virji, Could you please do a piece on dal-dishes, since it is such a staple of pretty much every region on India (i am not sure if this can be said for any other main Indian dish). What is difference b/w pulses, legumes and lentils? how many types are there? Are they all of Indian-origin? Given the variety/nutrition why is it not popular in any other parts of the world? How true is the link of its popularity with us being mainly "vegetarian-need protein"?
Thanks

Posted By: cheetos  |  Posted On: 14 Jul 2018  |  City: DC

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 I have done a piece on dal. I think it was 2010. It should be in the archives. 
 

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what did you think of Reham Khan's book

My question is basically how does one treat such books - how would we know if its true or there are overclaims or malicious accusations (revenge porn)

Posted By: Hrishita  |  Posted On: 13 Jul 2018  |  City: Howrah

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 I haven't read the book but it doesn't sound like any kind of porn to me, let alone revenge porn, unless you are turned on by intimate contact between Imran Khan and black dal.
 

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A question about blogging
there is no doubt blogs help travelers decide in making choices & contribute as much as advertising does
the discomfort however is when you realise that most bloggers today only travel if someone else is footing the bill, and that gets murky as some recent episodes revealed
the industry too is pushing back & being selective of course
food reviewers usually pay their own way, no?

so when it comes to travel blogging, Is there a middle ground? what should be the right way

Posted By: Hormuz Doctor  |  Posted On: 08 Jul 2018  |  City: Mumbai

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 I question your basic assumption. I don't think bloggers really influence travel decisions. 
 

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Loved the piece by Seema Goswami about the dinner you had with a Bigoted couple & you seemed to have it in your stride (perhaps being open minded is your strength & I hope others learn from it)
On that note I was surprised to note that Sub Swamy had protested against an incident of killing of Muslims
& he's a wellwisher of the BJP though a lot of liberals would lump him with RW loonies

keeping an open mind seems to be more required than ever,
on both sides

Posted By: Darius Dinshaw  |  Posted On: 07 Jul 2018  |  City: Surat

Answer

 Sadly, so few of us keep an open mind these days. Have been planning to do a piece called The Closing Of The Indian Mind.

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loved the piece on Spain
& found it interesting that there is so much of an Arab influence there
just realised then that the word Alcohol originates from Arab as they were expert distillers (Kohl was the soot formed on the pots of alcohol)
My question or rather request is to do a piece on this. till wahaabism/ salafism made this illegal, there must have been a fabulous legacy from the Middle east of 'contraband' like alcohol, possiby even pork & other foods & drinks?

Posted By: Indra Singh  |  Posted On: 04 Jul 2018  |  City: Indore

Answer

 Interesting idea. Will think about it. Thank you. 

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Hi sir,

I am a foodie and a vivid follower of your blogs in sunday brunch and your website. Just wanted to know that you have not come up with the list of best resturants in delhi since long. When can we expect that. Also chef vikramjit roy is not with tian anymore, so where can we find his amazing food. Wanted to go tian but saw there ratings dipped and with no news from your side for best modern oriental resturant in delhi, it really very confusing.

Always always loved your articles

Posted By: Nitin goyal  |  Posted On: 04 Jul 2018  |  City: Chandigarh

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 Thank you. We shall do the Eazydiner Awards in Delhi in a few months' time so you will know which restaurants I like. Vikram is cooking at Poh, in Mumbai, to great acclaim though, from all accounts, Tian also continues to excel. 

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Hi, please get some Indian industrialists such as Anand Mahindra on Virtuosity to get an unbiased view on present economic situation. It will be a good change from hearing mostly political views. Also listening to Ajit Doval would be awesome, he has not given any interviews of late.

Posted By: Akarsh Mathur  |  Posted On: 25 Jun 2018  |  City: Daman

Answer

 Those are good ideas. Thank you so much. 

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