All stories by 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.
India faces no threat from the Ram templeRediff.com12 Aug 2020
'Now that the Ram mandir is done, we need to move on. And grapple with COVID-19, a sputtering economy, a belligerent China...' 'The temple may win a few more elections for the BJP, but by itself it won't solve the nation's growing problems of economic and social distress,' notes Virendra Kapoor.
Why is the CBI still pursuing Advani and Joshi?Rediff.com8 Aug 2020
It cannot be that only in this case the CBI has developed a spine, refusing to heed the advice of its political masters.' 'There is something that does not meet the eye here,' notes Virendra Kapoor.
We can't depend on the US to fight ChinaRediff.com31 Jul 2020
India must be aware that there is no question of the US fighting the Chinese on land. We have to fight our own battles, points out Virendra Kapoor.
Why gangsters like Vikas Dubey become formidableRediff.com17 Jul 2020
'Not unlike politicians who gravitate towards whoever is in power, mafia dons too have a great survival streak, switching loyalty to the party in power,' observes Virendra Kapoor a week after gangster Vikas Dubey was slain in an alleged encounter.
Why the Congress is on the back footRediff.com8 Jul 2020
'Given that the RGF is a family-controlled trust, why would the Congress defend it every time someone accuses it of wrong-doing?' asks 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.