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I have never understood why garlic and onion are not vegetarian? Will you consider doing a piece on them?

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

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 They are vegetarian. 

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Please consider doing a piece on the cooking oil used in Indian households e.g. coconut oil, mustard oil etc.

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

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 That's a good idea. Thank you. 

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Hello Vir,
Great article on Idli Sambar tradition.. I have been a fan from Rude Food days. I request you to do an exclusive article on the great Bengali Cuisine. There have been sporadic references. But there has not been any exclusive one as far as my memory goes..

Posted By: Sandeep  |  Posted On: 02 Dec 2018  |  City: Delhi

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 I don't think I know enough to do anything of quality on this subject. 

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Hi Vir,
I remember you had mentioned that a piece on semi dry mutton dishes would be done in the article where you had declared Rogan Josh the greatest curry. That never happened.. A polite reminder..
Also we would love your take on Kashmiri dishes. Especially the confluence of Pandit and Muslim traditions..
Thanks

Posted By: Sandeep  |  Posted On: 25 Nov 2018  |  City: Delhi

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 Thank you so much for remembering and, of course, for reminding me. Will do it this year. 

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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   |   Comments:(1)

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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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