Articles by Aakar Patel
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
Mar 10, 2014
Reading Narendra Modi: Pity a PM candidate is so full of himselfIt is not easy to swallow the idea that someone so full of petty bombast is the prime ministerial candidate of the party most likely to win the next election.
Mar 06, 2014
Modi's Mentors: Anantrao Kale, who gifted Gujarat many a schoolNarendra Modi writes in this chapter of Juotipunj of Anantrao Kale, the educationist who set up many schools in Gujarat. Modi spent the mid-70s working with Kale to ensure the Janata Party's win after the Emergency, only to be disappointed by their subsequent attack on the RSS.
Mar 02, 2014
BJP's rise rooted in hate, why Rajnath's apology to Muslims is welcomeMuslims and other Indians wary of religious division look at the BJP with alarm. This is why is it right for the party to reach out to them and assure them that they may have done something wrong in the past.
Feb 28, 2014
Modi's Mentors: Keshavrao Deshmukh, who revamped RSS in GujaratThe RSS is an eight-decade old institution focussed on character-building. It is enough for a human to become humane, that is the mantra adopted.