Articles by Aakar Patel
Jan 13, 2018
India's stadiums and pitches need to be upgraded to make Test cricket interesting in the countryIn the first Test against South Africa, both sides scored about 200 in their first innings. This is something that almost never happens in India.
Jan 07, 2018
Lawmakers must take conversations to real world in order to defeat viciousness on social media, false binaries of internetThe social media is the most efficient way of reaching out to a large number of people, but it's also, as Barack Obama recently observed, polarised in an artificial way
Dec 31, 2017
Lok Sabha election 2019: Acche Din style campaign unlikely; battle will be bitter, viciousWith no economic achievement to speak of, it will be fascinating to see how the urban middle class, the most important pillar of Narendra Modi's personal support, will react in Lok Sabha election 2019
Dec 24, 2017
India has many nationalisms; BJP’s is only one of themBJP's religious nationalism is the main reason why so many people wanted the party to decline in Gujarat, no matter what their political affiliation is
Dec 16, 2017
Rahul takes over from Sonia Gandhi: Recalling the legacy of a strong-willed woman who transformed CongressThe 20 years of Sonia Gandhi as Congress party president saw one of the most interesting periods in India's history
Dec 11, 2017
Gujarat Election: As BJP latches on to Mani Shankar Aiyar slur, Congress should focus on weighty issuesThe Gujarat election has made it clear that BJP has no desire to fight a positive campaign as it did in 2014, on the issue of governance and achhe din
Dec 03, 2017
Gujarat elections: BJP ahead on core issues, development but outcome hinges on voter turnoutGujarat elections: BJP ahead on core issues, development but outcome hinges on voter turnout
Nov 26, 2017
Taner Kilic 'terrorism' trial: Indian government must help tackle Turkey's suppression of human rights activistsThe Government of Turkey claims that the Bylock app was used by supporters to communicate secretly before a coup attempt last year
Nov 19, 2017
Post-Harvey Weinstein revelations, Indian women too need to speak out against sexual violenceIf Indian women feel encouraged by the climate, they can choose to go public and bring about the same sort of focus on the sexual crimes as the victims in the United States have managed to do.
Nov 12, 2017
GST rates appear arbitrary and illogical, State seems to be taking citizens for grantedThe Goods and Services Tax (GST) has 7 slabs: 0 percent, .25 percent, 3 percent, 5 percent, 12 percent, 18 percent and 28 percent. The rate at which things are taxed is decided by the GST Council, which has representation from the Union government and the states.