Articles by Aakar Patel
Dec 11, 2017
Gujarat Election: As BJP latches on to Mani Shankar Aiyar slur, Congress should focus on weighty issuesThe Gujarat election has made it clear that BJP has no desire to fight a positive campaign as it did in 2014, on the issue of governance and achhe din
Dec 03, 2017
Gujarat elections: BJP ahead on core issues, development but outcome hinges on voter turnoutGujarat elections: BJP ahead on core issues, development but outcome hinges on voter turnout
Nov 26, 2017
Taner Kilic 'terrorism' trial: Indian government must help tackle Turkey's suppression of human rights activistsThe Government of Turkey claims that the Bylock app was used by supporters to communicate secretly before a coup attempt last year
Nov 19, 2017
Post-Harvey Weinstein revelations, Indian women too need to speak out against sexual violenceIf Indian women feel encouraged by the climate, they can choose to go public and bring about the same sort of focus on the sexual crimes as the victims in the United States have managed to do.
Nov 12, 2017
GST rates appear arbitrary and illogical, State seems to be taking citizens for grantedThe Goods and Services Tax (GST) has 7 slabs: 0 percent, .25 percent, 3 percent, 5 percent, 12 percent, 18 percent and 28 percent. The rate at which things are taxed is decided by the GST Council, which has representation from the Union government and the states.
Nov 05, 2017
Narendra Modi, NDA must answer P Chidambaram's criticism; riding solely on Hindutva spells troubleIf the Narendra Modi-led NDA's 'ideology' is just Hindutva with random acts on economics and foreign policy then we are in deeper trouble than we think
Oct 29, 2017
Sushma Swaraj's reliance on Twitter encourages 'bogus' durbari culture; grievances should be redressed without intervention of ministersWhy do visas require the intervention of a Union minister of India? Does any civilised nation assure visas like Sushma Swaraj does over Twitter?
Oct 22, 2017
S Sreesanth doesn't need to prove his loyalty, has every right to practice trade elsewhereNone of us has the right to tell S Sreesanth what to do with his career and talent and it is cowardly and childish to expect him to hold the torch of our bogus cricket patriotism.
Oct 15, 2017
Supreme Court's decision banning sale of fire crackers a knee-jerk reaction to a serious problemHow will one day's crackers change pollution levels? And why limit such genius solutions to just the capital when it is demonstrably true that the issue of air pollution and pollution in general is one that affects all of India?
Oct 08, 2017
Las Vegas shooting was not an act of terror, say police: Is 'terrorist' label selectively applied to Indian Muslims?A few days ago, an American in Las Vegas killed 58 strangers at a concert. He shot into the crowd for over an hour and wounded over 500 people.