Articles by Aakar Patel
Sep 17, 2017
India's policy towards Rohingya refugees is disappointing and unbecoming of a great democracyThe coldness with which the Indian government has responded to the brutality against the Rohingya population is disappointing to me.
Sep 10, 2017
Gauri Lankesh's assassins will likely never be caught because India's police hasn't kept up with the timesBut the police is still operating in a system that was instituted by the British to manage neighbourhood 'law and order' rather than solving crime through detection.
Sep 06, 2017
Gauri Lankesh, champion of dissent, was fearless even in death; journalist's killing tests India's valuesGauri Lankesh, who was shot in Bengaluru on Tuesday night, did not suffer from a lack of clarity.
Sep 03, 2017
Demonetisation: Opposition shouldn't count on facts to stem BJP tide, Narendra Modi has won perception gameThe defence minister (who is also finance minister, and therefore should have data on both terrorism and demonetisation) has claimed that notebandi has curbed the violence in Kashmir. Has it? No.
Aug 27, 2017
After SC verdict on Right to Privacy, Narendra Modi must explain why he wants to foist Aadhaar on publicAfter SC verdict on Right to Privacy, Narendra Modi must explain why he wants to foist Aadhaar on public
Aug 20, 2017
Air India gives boarding priority to soldiers: Empty gesture plays to nationalist gallery and dodges society's responsibility to servicemenOur national carrier has decided to honour our soldiers through a gesture: Armed forces personnel will now be allowed to board Air India's planes before other passengers.
Aug 13, 2017
Hamid Ansari spoke truth to power, attempts at reducing him to his Muslim identity are despicableHamid Ansari replied: "Yes, it is a correct assessment, from all I hear from different quarters, the country; I hear the same thing in Bengaluru that I have heard from other parts of the country, I hear more about in North India, there is a feeling of unease, a sense of insecurity is creeping in."
Aug 07, 2017
Indian students will never excel unless they question authority, try to understand need for social justiceIt is clear to me, based on the large sample size that I have encountered, that Indian children are not rebellious. They are conventional.
Jul 31, 2017
BJP juggernaut rolls on but events in Karnataka and Gujarat show they are not invincibleAs the BJP swiftly picks up state after state, the Congress response has been fear and panic.
Jul 23, 2017
Karnataka flag row: Every state is allowed to have its own identity, won't hurt national unityI am a Gujarati who lives in Karnataka. Both states have individual identities. Surat, where my parents live, was an international port town till about 1700. It has a mix of people, all sorts of castes and communities, who have visited and stayed over centuries.