All stories by VIRENDRA KAPOOR
Modi will inflict pain on China sooner than laterRediff.com26 Jun 2020
'Anyone familiar with Modi's track record will know he never forgets a slight, a betrayal,' notes Virendra Kapoor.
Ladakh standoff unlikely to end soonRediff.com16 Jun 2020
Narrowing of differences on competing territorial claims along the un-demarcated LAC might take weeks, if not months, of hard-nosed negotiations. Without some give and take on both sides, the impasse will be hard to resolve, observes Virendra Kapoor.
COVID-19: Riddle wrapped in enigma inside a mysteryRediff.com11 Jun 2020
'What accounts for the huge difference in death tolls between the most advanced countries and the relatively poorer countries?' mulls Virendra Kapoor.
We need more Rajiv Bajajs in our boardroomsRediff.com8 Jun 2020
'Businessmen like Rajiv render public service when they speak truth to power,' observes Virendra Kapoor.
Border skirmishes: China's strategy to unsettle IndiaRediff.com25 May 2020
'Post the pandemic, when India is turning a new leaf in its economic policy with an eye on foreign capital and global supply chains that are likely to leave China, heightened tensions on the India-China border creates an atmosphere of uncertainty,' observes Virendra Kapoor.
Modi has become a great reformerRediff.com18 May 2020
Whether it took the corona crisis to bring about the transformation, or otherwise, the change ought to be welcome, notes Virendra Kapoor.
Does Modi lack courage about the economy?Rediff.com12 May 2020
'Modi has not lacked courage in the political sphere. It is time he showed it in the economic sphere as well.' 'To do this, he needs to shed the simple-minded nostrums about economic growth and swadeshi that he learnt in the Sangh Parivar,' suggests Virendra Kapoor.
Coming Soon: A Naya Rahul!Rediff.com3 May 2020
'A concerted attempt is afoot to try and create a new image of an intelligent man who knows what he is talking about and is far from the person that his critics in the media and Opposition have often portrayed him to be,' says Virendra Kapoor.
COVID-19: Major decision awaits Modi on May 4Rediff.com27 Apr 2020
Even though he consults chief ministers at regular intervals, the ultimate decision is still his own. He will be blamed, nobody else, if, god forbid, there is a huge spurt in fatalities after the reopening, notes Virendra Kapoor.
India is doing a good job fighting COVID-19Rediff.com19 Apr 2020
'All anecdotal evidence confirms that there has been no noticeable rise in deaths across the country for want of coronavirus tests,' notes Virendra Kapoor.
Congress can't win the people's trust by disrupting ParliamentRediff.com23 Jul 2015
'The Congress has no moral right to throw mud at others. The Gandhis talking of corruption sounds worse than the devil quoting scripture.'
The prima donnas face off in DelhiRediff.com21 Jan 2015
'There is more that is common between Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi than what might separate them. In fact, what divides them can be spelt out in just two words: Clashing ambitions.'
Nehru's legacy holds no electoral dividend for CongressRediff.com18 Nov 2014
The argument that a Bharatiya Janata Party government has no business marking the 125th birth anniversary of Panditji makes little sense, says Virendra Kapoor
Why the NDA government cannot be a one-man showRediff.com14 Oct 2014
A government for 1.25 billion people cannot be a one-man show. Collective decision-making must for good governance, says Virendra Kapoor.
There is no need for meaningless talks with PakRediff.com21 Aug 2014
All those peaceniks and bleeding-heart liberals spewing nonsense about 'uninterrupted and uninterruptible' dialogue with Pakistan should pause to ponder the futility of talking to someone who is unwilling and unready to resile an inch from its unacceptable and unreasonable stand, says Virendra Kapoor.
Narendra Modi ko gussa kyon aata haiRediff.com28 Jul 2014
'It is heartening to know that from Narendra Modi downwards every significant leader in the BJP is angry with the gushers of that nonsense about a 'Hindu Rashtra' or the questioning of Sania Mirza's credentials,' reveals Virendra Kapoor.
How confused Congress leaders are not helping the partyRediff.com1 Jul 2014
Digvijay Singh's questions on Rahul's leadership, Antony's on Congress's secularism are all red herrings, says Virendra Kapoor.
Why the Congress can't survive without the GandhisRediff.com27 May 2014
Reduced to a mere shell of its former glorious self, it now mechanically sticks to the form while substance was frittered away a long time ago, says Virendra Kapoor.
The true importance of Mandate 2014Rediff.com17 May 2014
Let national interest alone be Narendra Modi's guiding principle, says Virendra Kapoor. No personal agendas, no divisive ideas and ideologies, no crony capitalist interests.
We have learnt no lessons from the 1962 defeatRediff.com21 Mar 2014
More than half-a-century after humiliation in the 1962 war, India is still not prepared to take on the Chinese dragon. Every now and then, that dragon flexes its muscles, reminding India the threat persists, says Virendra Kapoor.
Why Chidambaram is a disaster as finance ministerRediff.com5 Feb 2014
'Chidambaram, lots of people argue not without justification, is all about bluff and bluster without any concrete achievement on the ground. His record in the finance ministry fully endorses that view,' argues Virendra Kapoor.
Why Rahul Gandhi got a thumbs-down for his TV interviewRediff.com29 Jan 2014
When you completely lack leadership qualities and have a problem facing the media, it isn't hard to see why Rahul Gandhi gets the bad press he does. In sum, he doesn't have it in him what it takes to be a great leader. Period, says Virendra Kapoor.