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Aakar Patel

Aakar Patel is a writer and columnist. He is a former newspaper editor, having worked with the Bhaskar Group and Mid Day Multimedia Ltd.

Aug 21, 2016

True nationalism: Ten ways in which you can show your love for India

It is time to remind ourselves what true nationalism actually means. This is how you can show your love for your country. #Constitution #CriticalPoint #food #fundamental rights #Human Rights #India #Life #Music #Nationalism #passport #Shareworthy #Tolerance

Aug 14, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016: It’s not the external world that is stopping Indians from winning medals, it is our culture

Reading the reports of our flop performance at the Olympics, one might think it has come as a surprise that we are so poor at sports. #Gymnastics #India #InMyOpinion. MM Pallam Raju #Medal #Olympics #Olympics 2016 #Rio 2016 #Rio Olympics 2016 #TeamIndia

Aug 2, 2016

Anandiben Patel’s resignation: Is the Bharatiya Janata Party in trouble in Gujarat?

The Gandhis seem happy with permanently coming second in Gujarat (though Arvind Kejriwal might have a thing or two to say about that soon). If they remain second and pick up an extra seat here or there because of the BJP's current woes, their chamchas will declare victory on the channels. #Anandiben Patel #Anandiben Patel resignation #BJP #Congress in Gujarat #Gujarat #Keshubhai Patel rebellion #Narendra Modi #Patel agitation #Patidar Agitation #PoliticsDecoder #Vallabhbhai

Jul 31, 2016

Arnab Goswami is overly powerful? Blame highly subsidised news and power imbalance in India

I would say yes, especially English anchors like Times Now's Arnab Goswami. By powerful I mean that they can influence what should be debated daily and what is important. #Arnab Goswami #Digital Media #Fox News #India #Indian journalism #InMyOpinion #Times Now #TV

Jul 23, 2016

Sachin Tendulkar, Lata Mangeshkar didn’t deserve their Bharat Ratnas

Is this how a Bharat Ratna is supposed to behave? To put their individual need and selfishness above the needs of the many? #Asha Bhosle #InMyOpinion #Lata Mangeshkar #Muhammad Ali #Rajya Sabha #Sachin Tendulkar

Jul 17, 2016

Jammu and Kashmir, Adivasi belt and North East; why the middle class ignores India’s conflict areas

The Indian middle class has ignored the three conflicts areas - Jammu and Kashmir, the Adivasi belt of central India and the tribal belt of North East. #Adivasi #Central India #conflict areas #Indian Middle Class #InMyOpinion #Jammu and Kashmir #Kashmir unrest #North East

Jul 10, 2016

Cabinet reshuffle: How PM Modi is practicing the Gujarat model of governance at the Centre

Four ministers who consistently get ranked highly are Piyush Goel (power, coal, new and renewable energy), Nirmala Sitharaman (commerce and industry), Dharmendra Pradhan (petroleum and natural gas) and Prakash Javadekar (environment). #Cabinet #Dharmendra Pradhan #Gujarat Model #Javadekar #Modi #Nirmala Sitharaman #PoliticsDecoder

Jul 3, 2016

The curious case of soaring real estate and property prices in Indian cities

It is a very strange thing, the price of real estate in India, and I wish someone would explain to me why this mismatch of value in this one area exists. #Bengaluru #Delhi #Indian rupee value #InMyOpinion #Lutyens Delhi #Mumbai #Real estate #South Mumbai

Jun 26, 2016

Brexit: A look at the long history of the struggle for unification of Europe

The project to make a European Union is the oldest in the world. The British exit from the union is the latest episode in this project. #Alexander #Brexit #Britain #Crusades #didyouknow #Europe #France #Germany #history #Hitler #Istanbul #Julius Caesar #Napoléon #Rome #UK #United Kingdom #World