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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.

Jan 5, 2014

Why is Modi dangerous for India? Mr PM, please elaborate

I think it was incumbent on Singh, who has been prime minister for a decade and finance minister for five years to elaborate. #BJP #Congress #HowThisWorks #India #Lok Sabha Election 2014 #Manmohan Singh #Narendra Modi #Politics #Prime Minister #Rahul Gandhi

Jan 2, 2014

Modi’s mentors: Kashinath Bagwade, the personal discipline guru

Narendra Modi has revealed his inspirations in a work he wrote after he became chief minister in 2001. The book, written in Gujarati, is called Jyotipunj. In this chapter from his book of short biographies, being translated for the first time, Narendra Modi profiles the man who offered him lessons in personal discipline, disaster management and administration. #BJP #Gujarat #Indian Politics #Narendra Modi #Narendra Modi's mentors #NewsTracker #RSS

Dec 29, 2013

Religion by loudspeaker: India’s great cacophony

Festivals and other religious and community occasions are increasingly imposed on all those within earshot. And more people are forced into participating in this through the loudspeaker. #Azan #Church #JustSaying #mosque #Music #Reliqion #temple

Dec 26, 2013

Modi’s mentors: Pappaji, the doctor who adopted Sangh-think, Sangh-action

In this chapter of his book Jyotipunj, Narendra Modi pays tribute to the dentist who first expanded the RSS in Gujarat, and took its cultural message to the tribals. #BJP #Congress #Gujarat #Narendra Modi #NDA #Pappaji #Pranlal Vrajlal Doshi #UPA

Dec 23, 2013

India’s disproportionate Devyani Khobragade tantrum

Angry stories, mostly made up, were then published which claimed the diplomat was arrested in front of her children and handcuffed (both false). #BJP #Devyani Khobragade #diplomacy #India #NewsTracker #Preet Bharara #United States

Dec 19, 2013

The mentors who taught Modi his management skills

According to Modi himself, his management training has come from a management school that he thinks is as good as Harvard and Stanford. #Aakar Patel #BJP #Jyotipunj #Narendra Modi #Politics #Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Dec 15, 2013

Sharad Pawar on Congress losses: Why his theories don’t hold up

Let's try and look at Pawar's view from a critical perspective. #AAP #BJP #Congress #Delhi #Indira Gandhi #Sharad Pawar

Dec 8, 2013

Election result: Opinion polls win, get it right again

To be able to get it right from this small a number is quite remarkable. It is to the credit of India's polling agencies that they are able to consistently nail the result, as they have in the last few years. #BJP #Congress #counting day #Election Commission of India #Exit polls #Opinion Polls #political funds #Political parties

Dec 1, 2013

Narendra Modi will come out stronger after state elections

Modi's rise nationally has fired-up the BJP and RSS cadre and this will help the party operationally in every state. #AAP #Ashok Gehlot #BJP #Congress #Delhi #Delhi Election 2013 #HowThisWorks #Lok Sabha elections 2013 #Madhya Pradesh #Narendra Modi #political rallies #Rajasthan

Nov 27, 2013

How the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case has affected Tehelka

Here are five things we can understand from the scandal surrounding the former editor in chief of Tehelka. #BJP #Goa #Goa Police #India #InMyOpinion #LK Advani #Media #Rape #sexual assault #Sexual harassment #Shoma Chaudhury #Tarun Tejpal #Tehelka #Twitter