Articles by Aakar Patel
Feb 25, 2018
Nirav Modi scams PNB: The prime minister and his govt must put an end to this ‘Gujarat model’ of financial manipulationJeweller Nirav Modi joins a list of smart young Gujarati men — including Harshad Mehta, Hiten Dalal, Jatin Mehta and Ketan Parekh — who have in the last few years easily taken thousands of crores each from Indian banks
Feb 18, 2018
Mohan Bhagwat's idea of combat is primal: Modern warfare is about technology, not bloodshed and martyrsThe next modern war between two major nations will be as different from the Iraq war of 2003 as the Iraq war was from the Battle of Plassey in 1757.
Feb 11, 2018
Kashmir violence: Army kids needn’t worry about cases filed against parents; security forces are never prosecuted in ValleyThe army children may feel offended at the fact that FIRs are filed against soldiers, but based on Government of India data on FIRs filed and actions taken, there is no justice for Kashmiris in India
Feb 03, 2018
Union Budget 2018: Modi govt took the right decision by restricting defence spending and focusing on healthcareThe Union Budget presented on 1 February had some fascinating and unexpected aspects.
Jan 28, 2018
At a time when world is reeling under fake news, India’s pressing problem is its utter lack of interest in real newsAs media becomes more fragmented, people in India should have access to more authentication sources. However, lack of interest in real news could be our real problem.
Jan 21, 2018
Time yet for Modi to be termed revolutionary; India should take Netanyahu's comment with a pinch of saltPrime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be more of a reformist than a revolutionary, especially because his schemes be it Swachh Bharat, push for yoga or demonetisation, all seek to bring a behavioural change in India
Jan 13, 2018
India's stadiums and pitches need to be upgraded to make Test cricket interesting in the countryIn the first Test against South Africa, both sides scored about 200 in their first innings. This is something that almost never happens in India.
Jan 07, 2018
Lawmakers must take conversations to real world in order to defeat viciousness on social media, false binaries of internetThe social media is the most efficient way of reaching out to a large number of people, but it's also, as Barack Obama recently observed, polarised in an artificial way
Dec 31, 2017
Lok Sabha election 2019: Acche Din style campaign unlikely; battle will be bitter, viciousWith no economic achievement to speak of, it will be fascinating to see how the urban middle class, the most important pillar of Narendra Modi's personal support, will react in Lok Sabha election 2019
Dec 24, 2017
India has many nationalisms; BJP’s is only one of themBJP's religious nationalism is the main reason why so many people wanted the party to decline in Gujarat, no matter what their political affiliation is