Articles by Aakar Patel
Nov 30, 2016
Narendra Modi's ideas are grand break from the past, but when will we see results?Make in India, bullet train, Smart Cities, Swachch Bharat, surgical strike, demonetisation. All of these and other initiatives of Modi share a pattern. They represent a grand break from the past. They promise to rip away the old and decayed and replace it with something new and better.
Nov 20, 2016
Demonetisation: Narendra Modi governs like a general, but does he have a 'grip' on India?With the country in a crisis that directly affects not a handful of people (as terrorism does) but hundreds of millions, we will know if Modi has grip.
Nov 13, 2016
India-Japan's bullet train deal will cost more than education, health: It's more of a vanity projectIt will help to have a functional and safe airport in Surat that connects it to the rest of the world, rather than a bullet train taking one only to and from Mumbai.
Nov 06, 2016
Arnab's resignation and NDTV India ban shows we live in the age of 'selfie journalism'We will be left in a world of journalism that is entirely populated by Arnab and anchors like him, competing on the basis of passion and anger, and by people who pull out their phone and tweet a comment without first hand information. It will be a frightening world.
Oct 30, 2016
Year 2040: Technology will have changed the world in an unimaginable wayExperts are predicting the coming of something called the technological singularity. In simple terms this refers to two things. First, that artificial intelligence that is smarter than humans will be created in the future. And second that this intelligence will sort out problems at a pace that humans cannot.
Oct 23, 2016
IT sector's transformation comes when India is struggling to create jobs: Is it in a downward spiral?First, this means that even if India's IT companies are able to retain their market share of software work, it is going to be automated, meaning requiring less employees.
Oct 16, 2016
Uniform civil code: Triple talaq, polygamy might be ground on which Hindutva asserts itselfIt is felt that polygamy is the instrument through which Muslims reproduce faster than Hindus and at some point will become a majority.
Oct 09, 2016
India can become a 'great power' if it gets health, education and governance rightEven in 2016, India is distracted by things like anti-national slogans, skirmishing with neighbours and issues of culture and identity. Mob violence and lynchings are common and it doesn’t really matter which government is in power. Till we get these basics rights, our march towards becoming a great power will remain slow.
Oct 02, 2016
Headed for a war? The long term implications of India's attack on PakistanAfter Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered retaliation, the conflict seems to be contained. India used very cautious language when announcing the surgical strike. We also assured Pakistan and the world we were not planning further action.
Sep 24, 2016
PM Modi would do well to ignore media when deciding course of action towards PakistanReality is different from what is happening inside the TV sets. If he switched it off, it would go away. PM Modi should so the same thing.