Articles by Aakar Patel
Jun 19, 2016
Smriti Irani has her task cut out: India's never had a good record on human resource developmentEven though Smriti Irani believes new things are being done for the first time under the HRD ministry, many great people have done the job she is doing today and all have failed.
Jun 12, 2016
Not just govt, but reform of society makes nations richer with higher per capita GDPReform of society, much more than reform of government, is what has made nations rich and made their per capita GDP high.
Jun 06, 2016
Unlike her son, Sonia Gandhi has experience to nurse a wounded Congress back to healthSonia Gandhi lost the last election very badly, but she knows and has experience of what is needed to nurse a wounded Congress back to health. Does Rahul? No
Jun 02, 2016
Gulbarg massacre verdict will have no political fallout: The Aakar Patel columnWhat will be the political fallout of the Gulbarg massacre convictions? Absolutely nothing and here are the reasons why
May 29, 2016
Pay money to get rid of your sins? Religion in India has become a business: The Aakar Patel columnTill we stop seeing religion as transactional and for selfish reasons, the reformation that transformed Europe will not happen here.
May 26, 2016
#ModiNext3Years: What the PM must do to secure another term in 2019What should Narendra Modi do over the next three years? The answer to that question depends on what he has done so far, or is thought to have done.
May 22, 2016
Why Congress' 'Brahmin strategy' in UP won't work: The Aakar Patel columnThe Congress brand is severely tarnished, and associated with corruption, incompetence and dynasty. No voting block, no caste and no group sees the party as attractive. There is no chance that the Brahmin strategy will succeed.
May 20, 2016
What has gone wrong with Congress and how Hindutva is ready to take overLike BJP rigorously stands for its Hindutva and development agenda, what does the Congress stands for? Also, behind the cacophony of election results, we can perceive the drum beat of Hindutva.
May 15, 2016
The Aakar Patel column: Don't blame the Indian state for "black" economy, blame yourselfWe will continue to have a large 'black' economy, as long as other Indians don't pay tax. Our behaviour has to change if we are to make our country great.
May 09, 2016
The Aakar Patel column: On votes and crushing of Cong, Modi is a successA look at how Narendra Modi has performed in his first two years as prime minister of India.