All stories by VIRENDRA KAPOOR
Time for Modi to win over the farmersRediff.com5 days ago
Statesmanship requires that the prime minister himself reaches out to those amassed at the Singhu and Ghazipur borders. Modi should be able to win over this domestic front with sheer compassion, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Rahul's 'Hum Do Hamare Do' won't hurt ModiRediff.com16 Feb 2021
It's time Rahul Gandhi became attuned to the reality of the 21st century instead of recycling failed political jargon of the 20th century,' argues Virendra Kapoor.
Biden will keep the pressure on XiRediff.com8 Feb 2021
Neither Biden nor his successors can any longer ignore the threat China has come to pose to the US in both economic and military fields, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Farmers' Protest: Govt is paying for its arroganceRediff.com6 Jan 2021
Regardless of how the stalemate ends, the government needs to learn that regardless of its parliamentary strength it cannot take people for granted. A little bit of humility would do it a lot of good, recommends Virendra Kapoor.
Competing farmers unions prolong stirRediff.com29 Dec 2020
Let the implementation of reforms be left to the discretion of individual states and ensure an end to the illogical stir, argues Virendra Kapoor.
View: Why farmers should end protestRediff.com24 Dec 2020
>The protesters should entrust the final judgement on the farm reform laws to the Supreme Court-mandated committee of experts and return to their villages, argues Virendra Kapoor.
How Govt can win over farmersRediff.com18 Dec 2020
'As of now, it is hard to see how the stalemate can be broken.' 'For the Sikh Jat farmers who constitute the core of the protest are a simple-minded but stubborn lot. 'They are unlikely to call off the stir unless provided a sense of 'victory'.' 'Give them a reason to boast that they brought the government to its knees and they will start singing hallelujahs to the Modi government,' argues Virendra Kapoor.
Give farmers a face-saver to end the siege of DelhiRediff.com6 Dec 2020
Finding itself trapped in a cul de sac, all things considered, a negotiated climbdown at this juncture seems the only sensible course available for the Centre, suggests Virendra Kapoor.
Why Owaisi's rise in Bihar is cause for concernRediff.com19 Nov 2020
Owaisi's five seats in Bihar's Muslim-majority Seemanchal region ought to ring alarm bells, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Biden: No cause to worry for IndiaRediff.com12 Nov 2020
Washington might occasionally make some noises about alleged human rights violations and related issues but commonality of interests will only see the Indo-US ties grow stronger, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Europe and the problem of Islamic radicalsRediff.com3 Nov 2020
Europeans believe that what is under attack is their way of life, their secular faith, the long-fought right to keep religion out of the public sphere, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Will Nitish jump NDA ship post poll?Rediff.com29 Oct 2020
Given Nitish's track record as an accomplished trapeze artist who can dump the BJP overnight and embrace the RJD, he can leave the saffron party stranded should he fail to get the chief ministerial crown for the fourth time, notes Virendra Kapoor.
A Dalit leader who did much for himselfRediff.com12 Oct 2020
Paswan was a minister under six different prime ministers, hardly out of government since he was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1977, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Time to move on from mandir-masjid sagaRediff.com8 Oct 2020
Applying balm on the wounds of the two religious groups is a better course of action for the rulers. Common sense dictates the verdict be accepted in good grace by all sides, suggests Virendra Kapoor.
Why India LOVES ModiRediff.com24 Sep 2020
We love a leader who oozes authority and firmness, notes Virendra Kapoor.
Going to war will cost China and Xi dearRediff.com17 Sep 2020
'How Xi Jinping will withdraw the aggression and justify it to his Communist party in case of a negotiated settlement might be his biggest headache.' 'Unless he is ready to gamble on an armed conflict, whose outcome given India's battle-readiness and determination is always uncertain,' observes Virendra Kapoor.
Will Bihar be a cakewalk for Nitish-NDA?Rediff.com10 Sep 2020
The Opposition grand alliance is proving to be a non-starter, with senior RJD leaders reluctant to be ordered about by an immature and entitled Tejashswi, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Mummy and son hasten Congress's race to extinctionRediff.com3 Sep 2020
Congress members don't want Rahul Gandhi back as party chief. But the problem is that Sonia Gandhi won't have anyone other than her son to take over the Family Firm, notes Virendra Kapoor.
Opinion: SC will score self-goal if Bhushan goes freeRediff.com24 Aug 2020
If Prashant Bhushan were to be allowed to go scot-free, it would open the floodgates for abuse of the courts, argues Virendra Kapoor.
Did Rajasthan tussle scuttle Rahul's return?Rediff.com19 Aug 2020
'Play safe and persist with an ailing Sonia Gandhi as interim chief and wait for an opportune moment to foist the crown prince yet again,' predicts Virendra Kapoor.