Opinion: No PM Modi Hugs For Justin Trudeau. This Is Why

Opinion: No PM Modi Hugs For Justin Trudeau. This Is Why

Shivam Vij, The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi routinely lands up at the airport to receive world dignitaries. From the moment a world leader sets foot on Indian soil, Modi's photo ops begin. Who can forget the famous Modi hug reserved for world leaders?

Blog: Kejriwal Is Wrong To Stop Surge Pricing By Ola, Uber

Blog: Kejriwal Is Wrong To Stop Surge Pricing By Ola, Uber

Shivam Vij | Tuesday April 19, 2016

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal doesn't seem to understand demand-supply economics.

Opinion: 4 Lessons In Beating The Trolls From Virat Kohli And Anushka

Opinion: 4 Lessons In Beating The Trolls From Virat Kohli And Anushka

Shivam Vij | Wednesday March 30, 2016

Very few people can win the war of wits with internet trolls. (Amongst the people who possess this charm are Rishi Kapoor and Pakistan's Nadeem F Paracha.) If you ignore the trolls, you just watch in despair as they grow bigger, their discourse gains more traction, their spin-doctoring is received as wisdom. If you respond, you achieve the same effect.

Opinion: So This Is What We Gained From Afzal Guru's Hanging

Opinion: So This Is What We Gained From Afzal Guru's Hanging

Shivam Vij | Tuesday January 12, 2016

We think emotionally, and bloodthirsty calls for hanging terrorists take over the better part of our brains.

Opinion: Despite Everything, Delhi Is Our City Of Dreams

Opinion: Despite Everything, Delhi Is Our City Of Dreams

Shivam Vij | Wednesday December 30, 2015

It was bad enough that Delhi had earned the reputation of being one of the world's most dangerous cities for women; now, we are told it's the world's most polluted city. The haters have never had it so good, and defending Delhi has rarely been so difficult.

Opinion: Why Pakistan Won't Burst Crackers if BJP Loses Bihar

Opinion: Why Pakistan Won't Burst Crackers if BJP Loses Bihar

Shivam Vij | Saturday October 31, 2015

I don't know what the BJP is seeking votes in Bihar for: for the Ganga of development to flow in the state, to ban cow slaughter which has already been banned here since 1955, to save or disturb affirmative action for the lower castes, or to prevent fireworks in Pakistan.

Opinion: Dear Liberals, Hold Onto Those Awards

Opinion: Dear Liberals, Hold Onto Those Awards

Shivam Vij | Wednesday October 21, 2015

The writers and artists who have returned their awards to protest a few murders allegedly by the Hindu right: what will they do when things get much worse?

Opinion: Why Indrani Mukerjea Case Has Us Transfixed

Opinion: Why Indrani Mukerjea Case Has Us Transfixed

Shivam Vij | Thursday August 27, 2015

It will be easy to blame the media, but the media is only giving us what we want.

Opinion: Dear Government, Social Media Needs No New Laws

Opinion: Dear Government, Social Media Needs No New Laws

Shivam Vij | Tuesday August 18, 2015

Why do we need any new law for social media when we already have a defamation law? What we need is speedier justice.