Virendra Kapoor

Virendra Kapoor, a freelance columnist and commentator on current affairs, is a former editor of Free Press Journal, Mumbai. He was also a senior editor of Indian Express, Delhi.

BJP leadership must learn from the by-elections that showcasing its atavistic underbelly in this day and age will, and must, prove counter-productive. (File Photo: PTI)

Sep 22, 2014

Backwoodsmen fronting for the BJP should be sent b...


Sep 15, 2014

Modi would undertake the exercise since the new M...

There is no hope in hell of Sinha quitting even a day before his two-year fixed tenure as CBI chief is due to end on December 2.

Sep 08, 2014

The CBI Director was given a two-year fixed tenure...

Do not use journalists to settle your own grievances against perceived or real rivals in the party.

Sep 01, 2014

Do not use journalists to settle your own grievanc...

Narendra Modi enforces tough discipline among Ministers

Aug 25, 2014

People hunger for a strong leader, a hard taskmast...

Stories about our wondrous past, even if true, cannot imbue the living with a sense of purpose, a sense of  true citizenship.

Aug 20, 2014

Cultural Nationalism

Making model citizens of Hindus will not only impr...

Desperate Congress looks to Priyanka Gandhi for relevance

Aug 09, 2014

If I were a Congressman I would be worried. For, i...

Shiv Sena's Chapatigate controversy sends out wrong message

Jul 28, 2014


Since the 'inedible and insipid’ food was being su...

Opposing for the sake of opposing will boomerang on the Congress party.

Jul 21, 2014

Incompetence still rules the Congress Party. Despi...

Arun Jaitley’s Budget made the best of bad circumstances

Jul 14, 2014

There is much in the fine print and the painfully ...

Narendra Modi and the task of cleaning up after UPA

Jun 30, 2014

When Modi tried to pull the Railways from the bri...

The first big challenge for the Modi Sarkar is the food price-line in particular and the economy in general.

Jun 23, 2014

The absence of any showy, big-ticket decision in t...