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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

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 Those are good ideas. Thank you so much. 

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what do you think is the protocol that restaurants should follow when families come in with servants for their kids and make them sit on different tables, and that table is wasted as sometimes they dont order anything or much for the servants?
I've seen this only in India, I wish the restaurants could enforce something or put in recommendations and bring some sensitivity to their patrons to treat their servants better

Posted By: Chaitra Lakshmi  |  Posted On: 16 Jun 2018  |  City: Bangalore

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 Either the servants sit on the table with the family and order along with everyone else or the restaurant stops them from coming in with the families. I find it deeply offensive that so many families bring maids to restaurants and then demand that they are treated like third class citizens, not allowed to sit on the same table or to order with the rest of the party. 
 
 
   If you want to bring servants you should treat them as part of the party.

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can you figure out whats happening in Delhi & if the CM & team are protesting as thats the last and only resort?
Surely the harassment of local govts by the centre & bureaucracy is a long held sacred tradition - wonder how others coped with this. and if a protest is the only way out?

Posted By: Girish  |  Posted On: 14 Jun 2018  |  City: Gurgaon

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 I don't doubt that Arvind Kejriwal is milking the situation. But equally, there is no getting around the fact that the centre seems needlessly obsessed with his government and is doing everything possible to harass him and his ministers.
 

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would atul kochar have been affected as much and shunned if he was in the west or in India?
In a liberal society where historic wrong are openly discussed (Dalits, slavery, british col rule etc.) his was a viewpoint hower misinformed, but relatively tame on the hatred scale
do you think social media uproar lead to an over-reaction from the hotels Kochar was associated with

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

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 My views on this issue are explained at length in an article on the site. You can look it up. 
 

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the interview with Swara Bhaskar seemed more revelatory about you than her
you seemed to have a better handle on her character than her & she seemed to learn a few things for the first time
Also I liked that you dont shy from asking some tough questions unlike other interviewers
of course it'd been nice to ask if she plans to be a full time activist & not just before the impending release of a movie & where she'd like to draw the line preferably not push her movie on the carcass of a rape victim

Posted By: Indra Singh  |  Posted On: 11 Jun 2018  |  City: Indore

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 Thanks so much. Will ask those questions next time. 

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Who is most likely to head the opposition coalition against the NDA?

Posted By: Manish Sharma  |  Posted On: 24 May 2018  |  City: NEW DELHI

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 I don't think they will appoint a leader before the election. If they do have an opportunity to form a post-election coalition, then the choice of leader will depend on numbers and overall acceptability. 

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Lot has been made of the Index of opposition unity. It hardly works in a post poll government formation. Even if the government is formed it never completes one third of it's term. For this to succeed one of the alliance partner needs 150 seats. You see the Congress getting anywhere close? And if it doesn't happen, then would won't it make the electorate think and eventually back the BJP?

Posted By: Manish Sharma  |  Posted On: 24 May 2018  |  City: NEW DELHI

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 It is hard to say for sure. But the latest CSDS poll gives the Congress 160 seats. 

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Shouldn't critics stop writing off Modi-Shah after Karnataka? They have shown in past they can pull a rabbitt out of the hat when facing a lot of opposition. In '19 can they win without allies or get close? That hasn't happened since '84 election.

Posted By: Shahid Azad   |  Posted On: 20 May 2018  |  City: Kremlin

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 It is so hard to say. You would have to be clairvoyant to be able to tell.
 

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You really must come out with a sequel to Mandate, perhaps one on interesting state elections. I am sure there is so much rich material that it would be a surefire potboiler.

do think about it, and I hope you undertake this soon :-))

Posted By: Yashica  |  Posted On: 19 May 2018  |  City: London

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 We will have to wait till the next election is over. 

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