Articles by Aakar Patel
Aug 14, 2016
Rio Olympics 2016: It's not the external world that is stopping Indians from winning medals, it is our cultureReading the reports of our flop performance at the Olympics, one might think it has come as a surprise that we are so poor at sports.
Aug 07, 2016
GST legislation is fine, but the absence of other major reforms will harm Indian economyWhat exactly are the big bang reforms left to be legislated in a country which is no longer socialist?
Aug 02, 2016
Anandiben Patel's resignation: Is the Bharatiya Janata Party in trouble in Gujarat?The Gandhis seem happy with permanently coming second in Gujarat (though Arvind Kejriwal might have a thing or two to say about that soon). If they remain second and pick up an extra seat here or there because of the BJP's current woes, their chamchas will declare victory on the channels.
Jul 31, 2016
Arnab Goswami is overly powerful? Blame highly subsidised news and power imbalance in IndiaI would say yes, especially English anchors like Times Now's Arnab Goswami. By powerful I mean that they can influence what should be debated daily and what is important.
Jul 23, 2016
Sachin Tendulkar, Lata Mangeshkar didn't deserve their Bharat RatnasIs this how a Bharat Ratna is supposed to behave? To put their individual need and selfishness above the needs of the many?
Jul 17, 2016
Jammu and Kashmir, Adivasi belt and North East; why the middle class ignores India's conflict areasThe Indian middle class has ignored the three conflicts areas - Jammu and Kashmir, the Adivasi belt of central India and the tribal belt of North East.
Jul 10, 2016
Cabinet reshuffle: How PM Modi is practicing the Gujarat model of governance at the CentreFour ministers who consistently get ranked highly are Piyush Goel (power, coal, new and renewable energy), Nirmala Sitharaman (commerce and industry), Dharmendra Pradhan (petroleum and natural gas) and Prakash Javadekar (environment).
Jul 03, 2016
The curious case of soaring real estate and property prices in Indian citiesIt is a very strange thing, the price of real estate in India, and I wish someone would explain to me why this mismatch of value in this one area exists.
Jun 26, 2016
Brexit: A look at the long history of the struggle for unification of EuropeThe project to make a European Union is the oldest in the world. The British exit from the union is the latest episode in this project.
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.