All stories by Vir Sanghvi
Weaponising Hinduism will win elections, but...Rediff.com30 Dec 2020
'...It won't help the party run a peaceful and equitable India,' warns Vir Sanghvi.
Voters approve of Modi's vision of Ram RajyaRediff.com23 Nov 2020
This is something that Modi's critics are reluctant to accept: He is the most popular leader that India has seen since Indira Gandhi, says Vir Sanghvi.
Why is Modi still so popular?Rediff.com1 Oct 2020
Will a time come when people will look beyond what they see as Modi'S strengths and begin to wonder why they have got poorer or sicker under his rule, asks Vir Sanghvi.
Kamala Harris, masala dosa, Modi and Indian DiasporaRediff.com27 Aug 2020
As far as people like Kamala Harris are concerned, it's okay to share a culture, but wrong to play domestic Indian politics during American elections,' notes Vir Sanghvi.
Even if BJP loses 2024, unlikely Congress will winRediff.com30 Jul 2020
The Congress seems to have learned nothing from its defeats. At a time when its supporters worry that the idea of India is under attack, the party is still preoccupied with its own battles, notes Vir Sanghvi.
He hasn't had a decent song in years, but Elton John now has a great bookRediff.com27 Nov 2019
'This is a book written by a man who has seen it all and done it all and can now laugh about it,' says Vir Sanghvi.
Why potato is king of vegetablesRediff.com12 Nov 2019
There is no other vegetable that can be eaten in any shape, or at any consistency than the potato, says Vir Sanghvi.
How JP helped the RSSRediff.com28 Jun 2019
'Though the RSS honours Sardar Patel, who actually banned it, the real hero in the story of its rise is Jayaprakash Narayan,' says Vir Sanghvi.
'Ramdev is a symptom of today's India'Rediff.com1 Sep 2017
Ramdev's Patanjali is a low-cost, low-margin business that gets away with pretty much what it wants because wily old Ramdev knows how to get around all politicians, says Vir Sanghvi.
Why Indian politics will not get cleaned upRediff.com19 Apr 2017
No matter how much the likes of Modi brag about cleaning up politics, the goondas and the godfathers will flourish until India can deliver justice to its poor and the system can work to the benefit of ordinary Indians, says Vir Sanghvi.
Lord of the trollsRediff.com9 Jan 2017
'If the prime minister wants to be seen as a global statesman, then is it not embarrassing to be so closely associated with a gang of foul-mouthed bullies?' asks Vir Sanghvi.
Why bhakts are thrilled about this bookRediff.com10 May 2016
Her book is less of a Hindutva-loving diatribe against the Dynasty than its detractors suggest, but it is still hard to agree with much of what she writes, says Vir Sanghvi on Tavleen Singh's latest book.