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Hi Vir, watched yet another episode of Virtuousity!! I loved everything about it. The timeframe, the set, the content. Classic. It's really the kind of show I was looking forward quite eagerly. Good Stuff and Good Luck.

Posted By: Reshma   |  Posted On: 13 Jun 2016  |  City: London

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Pleased to say that the ratings, as unpredictable as they may be, have been excellent so far. Fingers crossed for the future!
 

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Hi Vir, I am a big fan of yours... and was an ardent viewer of all your star interviews and many others. I was really looking forward to see you back on the tele and I am so so glad to for virtusoity !! Thanks a ton for doing the program. I have only watched 2 episodes and its just fits into what was expected. Good Luck !!

Posted By: Reshma  |  Posted On: 13 Jun 2016  |  City: London

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Thanks Reshma. I hope the show will get better as time goes on.

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Who is the best possible CM candidate for the BJP in UP other then Rajnath Singh?

Posted By: Manish Sharma  |  Posted On: 13 Jun 2016  |  City: Mumbai

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How about Smriti Irani?

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It's always a pleasure reading your food and lifestyle posts. Needless to say, I'm a big fan.
Would love to see an article on different kinds of coffees and their origins.

Posted By: HungryPanda  |  Posted On: 10 Jun 2016  |  City: Bangalore

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Thanks very much. I've done a coffee piece recently, which you can find on the site. But it's a good idea to do one on the different varieties of coffee.

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there appears to be a very real possibility that Trump will be the next US prez.
which would really be the age of true uncertainity, I mean each day would depend on how he felt that morning

is there any possibility that the world would be a better place or if recovery is possible?

Posted By: Tilak  |  Posted On: 01 Jun 2016  |  City: Kolkata

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Everyone in business who has dealt with Trump says that he is not really the unstable maniac that he comes across as on the campaign trail.
 
I don't know if this is true. But if the Trump we have seen over the last few months is the real Trump, then this could be the beginning of the end for America.

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Hello Vir,
Your article discussing the recent findings on how cholesterol-is-not-a-bad-thing-anymore was very good and I enjoyed reading it. How would you compare our desi spicy dal-papads with western chips (potato or tortilla) on attributes of taste and healthiness ? Thanks !

Posted By: Gaurav  |  Posted On: 30 May 2016  |  City: Chicago

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 Our stuff is tastier and in terms of calories, there is not always a lot to choose.
 

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Vir in reference to your article about troubles ahead of congress - there is one more difference between BJP and Congress, in BJP if you have electoral debacles heads will roll at top levels, even Modi faced lots of resistance before 2014. But in case of congress one thing is constant come what may Family will not be touched -- the sycophants always come to the rescue - secondly In congress outstanding young leaders have very little chance of top job (PM or party President)which is reserved for RG. Dont you think this is also a major problem for congress ?

Posted By: Manish  |  Posted On: 25 May 2016  |  City: Mumbai   |   Comments:(1)

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 Dynasty is a problem. But as for accountability: AB Vajpayee and LK Advani led the BJP to a grand total of 2 seats in 1984.  I did not see any move to sack them. AB Vajpayee lost the election in 2004. No head rolled. LK Advani lost the next election. Nobody sacked him.
 
So, there's not much to choose.

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Vir - I liked your election coverage, the virtuosity epsiode on this and also the clarity with which you answer the questions. Frankly had to remind myself who KGujral was... !!!:-)
My question is to do with Jayalalita who clearly seemed to be in failing health as she couldnt do any rallys or even sit for a long time. she hasnt had any successor planned either (but then neither has DMK)
why do the voters chose someone in failing health? shouldnt the election commission have stringent rules on this?

Posted By: Kusum  |  Posted On: 23 May 2016  |  City: Kolkata

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 How do you define failing health? If you could, then it may be possible to frame rules. But I suspect that this is too difficult to do.
 
Besides, life and death are not easily predicted. In 1991, Narasimha Rao told Rajiv Gandhi that his health was failing and so, he would retire and move to Andhra. As it turned out, an assassin took Rajiv's life while Narasimha Rao survived to become a full-time Prime Minister.
 

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In the last election coverage I was surprised to learn the statistic that Kerala has the highest number of RSS Shakhas in India?
If true, then isnt this surprising given BJP's absence in Kerala politics. or is it because Hindus are a minority there?
Befuddling, would love your thoughts

Posted By: Fakhruddin Shah  |  Posted On: 23 May 2016  |  City: Agra

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 I think the RSS has not actively worked on behalf of the BJP in Kerala. That is changing now and we are seeing the results. 
 

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what motivates politicians to continue in the long run when it seems unlikely that they'll ever move to cabinet postings or party chiefs and higher posts? Am thinking of female politicians like Renuka, Ambika Soni, Jayaprada etc. - and also menfolk (nearly all of them)

Posted By: Srishti  |  Posted On: 23 May 2016  |  City: Surat

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 Why do doctors continue being doctors? Why do lawyers continue to practice law? It's a profession, like any other, and once you're in it, you're there for the long run.
 
Plus, politicians never give up. Morarji Desai became Prime Minister at the age of 82 after years of retirement. So, who knows?
 

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