VIRENDRA KAPOOR

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India must prepare for the Taliban threat

India must prepare for the Taliban threat

Rediff.com4 days ago

The Taliban will view India through the eyes of the ISI and can be relied upon to undertake hostile actions against this country, warns Virendra Kapoor.

Modi's Surgical Strike

Modi's Surgical Strike

Rediff.com12 Jul 2021

Modi seems to have an innate faith in his capabilities to handle the myriad challenges confronting the nation and would rather manage the affairs of the nation as a CEO would of a large industrial-business empire, observes Virendra Kapoor.

Why Modi is unperturbed by Pawar's meeting

Why Modi is unperturbed by Pawar's meeting

Rediff.com28 Jun 2021

Pawar and his Manch can deliberate to their hearts' content, but so long as the Congress does not play ball the BJP has little to worry, asserts Virendra Kapoor.

Ideal moment for Opposition to strike against Modi

Ideal moment for Opposition to strike against Modi

Rediff.com26 Jun 2021

For the first time in seven years the prime minister finds himself at his most vulnerable, observes Virendra Kapoor.

What Modi must do in the next 3 years

What Modi must do in the next 3 years

Rediff.com1 Jun 2021

As and when the pandemic recedes from these shores, rebuilding the economy will be the biggest challenge for Modi in the remaining three years of his term, observes Virendra Kapoor.

2024: Modi is going nowhere

2024: Modi is going nowhere

Rediff.com24 May 2021

It is too early to write Narendra Modi's political obituary, asserts Virendra Kapoor.

UP outcome will impact national politics

UP outcome will impact national politics

Rediff.com12 May 2021

The Bengal outcome can have a marginal impact on national politics. Whereas elections in UP next year might still change the course ahead of the parliamentary poll in 2024, observes Virendra Kapoor.

Will Pawar ditch Uddhav after May 2?

Will Pawar ditch Uddhav after May 2?

Rediff.com16 Apr 2021

There is growing talk of a realignment of forces in Maharashtra after May 2 when the results of West Bengal and other four states would be in, notes Virendra Kapoor.

Nothing can break police-politician nexus

Nothing can break police-politician nexus

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

The police in every state teems with officers like Sachin Vaze, observes Virendra Kapoor.

Modi and his ministers need a thick skin

Modi and his ministers need a thick skin

Rediff.com26 Mar 2021

A wise politician would disarm his critics, try to take them along, co-opt them, or, at least, take the criticism in his stride. Developing a thick skin ought to be an essential part of any politician's toolkit, notes Virendra Kapoor.

Long live vote-bank politics!

Long live vote-bank politics!

Rediff.com12 Mar 2021

Upholding principles was a luxury when there were charismatic leaders capable of winning elections without stooping low to indulge in identity politics, observes Virendra Kapoor.

Bengal outcome will have national repercussions

Bengal outcome will have national repercussions

Rediff.com4 Mar 2021

Never before in the history of the Republic has an election in the state mattered so much as it does now, observes Virendra Kapoor.

Time for Modi to win over the farmers

Time for Modi to win over the farmers

Rediff.com23 Feb 2021

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 Modi

Rahul's 'Hum Do Hamare Do' won't hurt Modi

Rediff.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 Xi

Biden will keep the pressure on Xi

Rediff.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 arrogance

Farmers' Protest: Govt is paying for its arrogance

Rediff.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 stir

Competing farmers unions prolong stir

Rediff.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 protest

View: Why farmers should end protest

Rediff.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 farmers

How Govt can win over farmers

Rediff.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 Delhi

Give farmers a face-saver to end the siege of Delhi

Rediff.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.

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