Articles by Aakar Patel
Jun 18, 2017
India vs Pakistan Final 2017: Has hatred between two nations made cricketing rivalry less enjoyable?Do India and Pakistan enjoy cricket matches against each other? I am convinced that we don't like the experience any longer. This may have been the case once, but not in the last 25 years or so. The levels of hatred and dislike are high because of events, and kept at boiling point because of the media.
Jun 11, 2017
Three years of Narendra Modi govt: India hasn't turned intolerant, we've always been this wayOne of the things the Narendra Modi government is wrongly accused of is turning India into a sort of illiberal nation.
Jun 04, 2017
Climate change is a real and present danger; India must ensure commitment to go green isn't dilutedOver 12 lakh Indians die of pollution every year, but the danger of climate change is not the focus of our media, and because of this, there is not enough pressure on government and industry to change
May 28, 2017
China's growing influence is a problem of India's making; it's time to treat all neighbours as equalsIndia's isolation at the China-led One Belt One Road forum shows that India has failed to help her neighbours overcome their fear and distrust, and build relationships that are meaningful and based on respect and mutual interest
May 21, 2017
Donald Trump's hysterics work against him, Narendra Modi's caution insulates him from criticismModi on the other hand has also made mistakes and promised more than he could deliver. However, his cautious and careful approach have insulated him from criticism.
May 07, 2017
Nepal and Sri Lanka are better than India: It would serve us well to introspectI was in Nepal a few days ago and noticed an interesting thing. Kathmandu is a city much like any other on our subcontinent.
Apr 30, 2017
Artificial intelligence: United States is at the forefront of this revolution, India can't afford to ignore itIn the United States, the world's most advanced nation, there is been a strange issue that is being discussed. It is being written about in books, and there are talks on it (which one can access on YouTube), but there is yet no action on it, though this is expected soon. The issue is that of artificial intelligence becoming smarter than man.
Apr 16, 2017
IPL 2017: Cash-rich league an apt platform for young Indians to make money and display their talentHaving eight IPL teams each restricted to four foreign players in the playing XI means that there are at least 56 Indians who get a change to show their ability in each match. This sort of opportunity was not available to young Indian cricketers before.
Apr 10, 2017
The Aakar Patel column: Kulbhushan Jadhav couldn't possibly have been an Indian spy operating in PakistanKulbhushan Jadhav was carrying his Indian passport; RAW agents, just like CIA, Mossad and ISI agents, are posted in embassies, with diplomatic passports.
Apr 09, 2017
Tarun Vijay's remark: We should focus on Africans in India, not politicians talking about racismIf I were an African in Delhi or Bengaluru, I would be able to make a conclusion on whether many Indians are racist.