Articles by Aakar Patel
May 11, 2014
Why Kejriwal's decision to take on Modi in Varanasi is wrongThe Aam Admi Party’s Arvind Kejriwal was brilliant tactically in going after Narendra Modi in Varanasi. But here's why he should have picked another seat to contest from.
May 04, 2014
Tyrant or team-player? BJP numbers will define Modi as PMIf the BJP wins only 180-odd seats, Modi faces a challenge like never before. The man who has only ever worked with a two-thirds majority will have to reinvent himself as a person and leader.
Apr 27, 2014
Hatred and Hindutva: Togadia is, as Modi said, merely an irritantModi's tweet addresses how Togadia's words are a hindrance to the campaign but avoid discussing the hardliner stance created under his governance
Apr 21, 2014
For Modi, Vadodara seat is safety net for Varanasi gambleVaranasi is a very fragmented constituency and its voting patterns are not predictable.
Apr 14, 2014
BJP should think again before revising India's nuclear programmeIts manifesto says the “BJP believes that the strategic gains acquired by India during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime on the nuclear programme have been frittered away by the Congress.”
Apr 06, 2014
Cong can no longer deny it: It's drowning under the Modi waveIs there a Modi wave and is this an election different from others? Or is the imminent thrashing of the ruling party the result of an anti-Congress vote?
Mar 30, 2014
RSS view of Muslims as traitors, enemies is behind Modi's Pak agent commentModi cannot resist making this comment though he does not need to go the communal route in this election. The Congress is on the ropes beccause of its record on corruption, legislation and governance.
Mar 23, 2014
Narendra Modi or not, opportunistic politics will govern IndiaIn some ways the UPA had ceased being 'progressive', the quaint term used to allude to leftism, after the exit of the Communists.
Mar 16, 2014
Why the judicial system's fear of mobs is frighteningI do not understand what collective conscience is and how it is to be measured for extreme or moderate revulsion.
Mar 13, 2014
Modi's mentors: KK Shastri, the scholar who helped save the Gujarati languageKK Shastri was one of the greatest scholars of the Gujarati language. Shastri also led the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in Gujarat, and died in 2006 at the age of 101