Articles by Aakar Patel
Oct 20, 2019
Pakistan stays on FATF grey list: Imposing sanctions on under pressure Islamabad may not curb terror, here's whyThe demands made by the FATF are principally about Pakistan's ability to implement an action plan it itself put together
Oct 13, 2019
How Ray Kurzweil predicted the birth of Google, Deep Blue, and the rise of AI decades in advanceKurzweil predicts that most if not all disease will be curable easily in the next decade.
Oct 06, 2019
IAF demand for 200 more planes rendered redundant by fall in conventional war, rise of cyberspace conflictThe fighter plane is a 100-year-old technology, having been first used in World War I in 1914.
Sep 29, 2019
Narendra Modi calls for consensus on terrorism: Differing definitions make it difficult to distinguish radicals from revolutionariesOn Friday, India’s prime minister made a short address before the United Nations General Assembly
Sep 24, 2019
Budget rollbacks by Nirmala Sitharaman show decisiveness, but also highlight pitfalls of 'strong leadership'India’s GDP growth has fallen to below 6 percent in the first quarter and expected to fall further in the second.
Sep 23, 2019
India's $5 trillion economy: Lure of white-collar jobs, poor law implementation, lack of entrepreneurial spirit major bottlenecksThe state that is efficient can devise and implement policies that it believes can boost growth.
Sep 14, 2019
EU-like arrangement within SAARC could halt economic slowdown, but only if trade stops playing second fiddle to nationalismThe South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) contains Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives and India
Sep 08, 2019
Chandrayaan 2 landing: A failed attempt is a failure and a loss only if we learn nothing from it'Space is dangerous and there will be many failed attempts as we try to use mankind’s ingenuity to take the next evolutionary step'.
Sep 01, 2019
GDP falls to 5%: Urgent economic reforms needed, but Centre's attention fixed on Ayodhya, Assam and KashmirUnless very high growth is revived, India’s journey towards eliminating poverty and dependence will halt.
Aug 25, 2019
'Strong, decisive' leadership seen as desirable, but Sitharaman's reversals to boost economy display its limitationsA few things happened this week that may have surprised those who were under the impression that India was doing very well economically.