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There are very few times when I have not been able to agree to your views on comics and movies. In all your pieces on Batman, you have treated Nolan and his Trilogy with just passing mentions. For most of us (age 20-30), the Nolan movies have been timeless masterpieces. Couldnt understand why you dont rate them enough or as high?

Posted By: Mohit Kabra  |  Posted On: 17 May 2016  |  City: Mumbai

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 I rate them very highly. You should google the pieces I have done on them.

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I find your articles on politics quite fascinating. what do you think can be the logic behind attacking PM on his degrees, right when the LS and RS were discussing Augusta Westland Scam? It exposes AAP as somehow supporting Cong by deflecting attention (which I doubt it wants to as it directly fights for Cong voterbank)

Posted By: Mohit Kabra  |  Posted On: 17 May 2016  |  City: Mumbai

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 I don't understand the logic either. It's a pointless controversy. Who cares whether he failed his exams the first time and had to retake them. He is Prime Minister of India, not professor of something or the other.

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Hi Vir - I had asked this question on this forum 4 years back and i ask it again. Media keeps trumping up Nitish as PM candidate but how would a man with 20-25 LS seats ever become PM? Would Mamta with say 35+, DMK/AIADMK with 35+, possibly one of Mulayam/Bhenji in 20s or 30s will ever agree for Nitish to be PM and why? Forget ething, will Lalu or Kejriwal let him become PM if they get around same number of seats? I find it very intriguing that how media don't realize this and start this debate often? I wud say that Sharad Pawar has a better chance of becoming PM with 15 LS seats than Nitish with 25.

Posted By: Rohank  |  Posted On: 16 May 2016  |  City: Mumbai

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  In coalition situations, it is not the number of seats that matters but acceptability. Remember IK Gujral?
 

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Hi Vir,
Like his first term, isn't Arvind Kejeiwal again not focussing on issues that Delhi elected him for and instead is wasting so aggressively his energies against National politician (read PM)?

Posted By: Mohit  |  Posted On: 12 May 2016  |  City: Toronro

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 No, I don't think he cares about middle class Delhi. But he is looking after his core constituency: the urban poor.
 

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Hey Vir,

Came across this article on how breakfast has been promoted as the most important meal of the day by ad gurus.
http://priceonomics.com/how-breakfast-became-a-thing/

I was reminded of your article about breakfasts and how you have switched to steamed rice cakes. What are some other easy-to-make breakfast items that you might suggest?

Posted By: Gaurav  |  Posted On: 12 May 2016  |  City: Chicago

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 Congee is perfect. And you can make it as bland or spicy, as vegetarian or non-vegetarian, as you like.

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Hi Vir, I read your article "This could well be Narendra Modi’s Ayodhya moment", There were many similarities between the Ayodhya movement and the JNU movement as you had pointed out but I'm skeptical about how badly the JNU incident might affect Modi, because people will forget about it soon (and there is a lot of time for the next election) and although the way the BJP handled the JNU was horrible and shocking, vast majority of the people didn't seem to worry too much about it. it seems to me that in the current situation our people are ready to accept a little bit of fascism in exchange for promise of economic development

Posted By: Tom  |  Posted On: 10 May 2016  |  City: Bangalore

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You may well be right. Though, frankly, 'a little bit of fascism' is a bit like 'being slightly pregnant'!

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Really loved Custom made, You presented it so well, those bespoke experiences.... It's been a while.... any chances of another season coming back on air ? Would love to see you back.

Posted By: Benson Abraham  |  Posted On: 07 May 2016  |  City: Trivandrum

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 Not on NDTV, I am afraid. I am under contract to TV 18.

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Your writings , views and shows are brilliant ! But, whatever happened to a Draw my Life series...have you discontinued or is there some other place where one can find them,please?

Posted By: Ashok  |  Posted On: 07 May 2016  |  City: Mumbai

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 Will resume once I have a little more time.

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more topics for the future spice 'em up with ur media spin
* how did Renuka Chowdhary n Ambika Soni came to where they are now (a la smriti) - we know the 'why should it matter to you' will be a challenge
* Can the election comm ban prediction polls?
* Does Raghuram Rajan's outspokenness demonstrate the FoE being allowed by current govt (or why was he silent in UPA sarkaar?)
* Elections - who ate dirt and how and why?
* shuld Kangana do an award wapsi after her tiff with Hrithik
etc etc. etc. anything but virtuous

Posted By: Umukt sheth  |  Posted On: 01 May 2016  |  City: Gurgram

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 Good ideas. Thank you. 

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Hi Vir,
What is your take on the appointment of Salman Khan as the Goodwill Ambassador by IOA for the Rio Olympics ?
Seems akin to appointing, say, PT Usha or Milkha Singh, as goodwill ambassadors to represent the Indian film industry at the Cannes Film Festival, Golden Globes or the Oscars, on the basis that they are avid-watchers of Indian films. Wonder want Salim Khan or the film industry would say then ?
Your views please…

Posted By: Seth  |  Posted On: 26 Apr 2016  |  City: Cleveland Ohio

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 Bollywood attracts attention. Commercial enterprises recognise this. Amitabh Bachchan is not the face of a cement brand because he is a bricklayer. They pay him crores because he draws attention to the enterprise. 
 
If Salman can draw attention to the cause of Indian sport, then what's wrong? He is doing it for free. He doesn't need the publicity. And it's time we paid attention to other sports and not just cricket.

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