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Trump's India Visit Will Be Historically Insignificant And Mere Entertainment For Many

Trump's India Visit Will Be Historically Insignificant And Mere Entertainment For Many

Feb 23, 2020

The best thing that Modi can hope for in this visit is that he is able to mobilise Indians in America to vote Republican and try and help Trump return to power, writes author-columnist Aakar Patel.

'Make In India', PM Modi's Flagship Programme, Has Failed To Deliver And Numbers Show

'Make In India', PM Modi's Flagship Programme, Has Failed To Deliver And Numbers Show

Feb 16, 2020

In the same period as Make in India, Bangladesh’s share of manufacturing has risen from 16% to 18%. Bangladesh’s overall GDP is growing at 8% per year, much faster than India, writes author-columnist Aakar Patel.

What Supreme Court Chooses To Hear, What It Doesn't And Why

What Supreme Court Chooses To Hear, What It Doesn't And Why

Feb 09, 2020

Do the Muslims of India think that they are receiving justice from their nation and particularly from the Supreme Court?

Budget Did Little For India Waiting To See Govt  Shift Focus From Ideology To Economy

Budget Did Little For India Waiting To See Govt Shift Focus From Ideology To Economy

Feb 03, 2020

It appears to me that Narendra Modi's focus on trying whatever was possible to push the economy during his days as Gujarat CM has gone missing from the PM's outlook, writes Aakar Patel.

Absence Of Political Parties Has Lent Enormous Credibility To Anti-CAA Protests

Absence Of Political Parties Has Lent Enormous Credibility To Anti-CAA Protests

Jan 26, 2020

The protests are largely leaderless but they are comprised of millions of determined individuals who are all standing up for the same thing.

Protests Against CAA First Sustained Mass Movement To Save Constitution

Protests Against CAA First Sustained Mass Movement To Save Constitution

Jan 19, 2020

Many of the protestors are indeed Muslims, but they are not asking for anything more than what they already have.

As Govt Pushes Its Ideological Agenda, India Should Brace Itself For Rough And Brutal 2020

As Govt Pushes Its Ideological Agenda, India Should Brace Itself For Rough And Brutal 2020

Jan 12, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be willing to absorb some damage in India's international reputation to further the ideology, writes author-columnist Aakar Patel.

Following Crackdown On Anti-CAA Protests, World Is Looking At India With Distaste And Dismay

Following Crackdown On Anti-CAA Protests, World Is Looking At India With Distaste And Dismay

Jan 05, 2020

It's clear in the minds of Muslims that this government has been planning, for some time, to introduce a process which will weed them out of India, writes author-columnist Aakar Patel.

India Of 2019 Would Have Shocked Nehru And Gandhi. Not So Much Jinnah

India Of 2019 Would Have Shocked Nehru And Gandhi. Not So Much Jinnah

Dec 29, 2019

We have learned no lessons from our history even when its teaching has been so clear and precise, writes author-columnist Aakar Patel.

Only Muslims Have To Prove Their Credentials For NRC, Others Exempt Under CAA

Only Muslims Have To Prove Their Credentials For NRC, Others Exempt Under CAA

Dec 22, 2019

The Citizenship Amendment Act will jail Muslims who are accused of being foreigners and can't prove that they are Indians to the satisfaction of the BJP government.

Ayodhya Verdict Invokes Doctrine Of Necessity; The Judicial Precedent May Have Repercussions

Ayodhya Verdict Invokes Doctrine Of Necessity; The Judicial Precedent May Have Repercussions

Nov 10, 2019

What the long term repercussions of the Ayodhya judgment are will unfold in time. But there will be repercussions of course.

6 Things To Know About WhatsApp Snooping Row

6 Things To Know About WhatsApp Snooping Row

Nov 03, 2019

The Modi government did not deny that it had acquired the NSO platform and did not deny that it was spying on its citizens by hacking into their phones.

'Patriotism Is Last Refuge Of Scoundrel.' Just Look At United States And India

'Patriotism Is Last Refuge Of Scoundrel.' Just Look At United States And India

Oct 27, 2019

The facts have become unimportant and useless. What is important is the constant shouting of patriotism and the abusing of rivals as traitors, even as it undermines the interests of the people.

Why Pakistan Continues To Struggle To Get Its Name Off Grey List

Why Pakistan Continues To Struggle To Get Its Name Off Grey List

Oct 21, 2019

The FATF had wanted Pakistan to continue 'demonstrating that authorities are identifying cash couriers and enforcing controls on illicit movement of currency and understanding the risk of cash couriers being used for terror financing.'

How Modern-Day Nostradamus, Ray Kurzweil, Predicted Biggest Feats In Technology Decades Ago

How Modern-Day Nostradamus, Ray Kurzweil, Predicted Biggest Feats In Technology Decades Ago

Oct 13, 2019

Ray Kurzweil was able to predict that a computer would defeat the world champion of chess by 1998.

India Wants Another 200 Fighter Planes, But Do They Really Win Wars These Days?

India Wants Another 200 Fighter Planes, But Do They Really Win Wars These Days?

Oct 06, 2019

We think that national security is a very serious business, and we should trust the generals to do the right thing for all of us, but as Guderian knew, this is not always wise, writes author-columnist Aakar Patel.

Confusion Over Terrorism And Terrorist Leads To Low Conviction Rates

Confusion Over Terrorism And Terrorist Leads To Low Conviction Rates

Sep 30, 2019

If the world has not reached a consensus on defining terrorism and a terrorist, then India has also contributed to this confusion.

To Become $5-Trillion Economy, India Needs To Grow at 9%. It's Not Impossible

To Become $5-Trillion Economy, India Needs To Grow at 9%. It's Not Impossible

Sep 22, 2019

The economy can grow if there are lots of Indians saving and investing money, and if there are individuals and corporations using the available resources to produce goods and services.

An EU-Like Arrangement With SAARC Nations Could Reinvigorate India's Economic Prospects

An EU-Like Arrangement With SAARC Nations Could Reinvigorate India's Economic Prospects

Sep 15, 2019

A demand slowdown in India can be corrected by giving our manufacturers easier access to the markets of Pakistan and Bangladesh. The quality and pricing of Indian goods will make them very attractive to consumers in both nations.

Opinion: Exploration Of Universe Only Way For Humans To Survive. ISRO, NASA Doing Exactly That

Opinion: Exploration Of Universe Only Way For Humans To Survive. ISRO, NASA Doing Exactly That

Sep 08, 2019

Space is dangerous and there will be many failed attempts as we try to use mankind’s ingenuity to take the next evolutionary step.

Hall Of Refracted Truths

Hall Of Refracted Truths

Dec 19, 2018

Like his coruscatingly brilliant stories, Manto was quirky, unpredictable, made of hard and soft edges. These essays, by his literary friends, confirm his genius.

How's Rowlatt Act That Led To Jallianwala Different From NSA That Holds Dalit Leader Azad In Jail Sans Trial?

How's Rowlatt Act That Led To Jallianwala Different From NSA That Holds Dalit Leader Azad In Jail Sans Trial?

May 05, 2018

Till we are able to understand and appreciate this reality of what is happening to our fellow citizens today in 2018, it would be hypocrisy to continue to teach in our textbooks about the great atrocity of 1919.

Dear Prime Minister, Nation Wants To Know The Agenda Of Your China Visit

Dear Prime Minister, Nation Wants To Know The Agenda Of Your China Visit

Apr 30, 2018

There is something secret about the visit that Narendra Modi has made to China

Congress Rule Hid It For Some Time: We Indians Are Like Our Brothers In Pakistan, Sri Lanka And Bangladesh

Congress Rule Hid It For Some Time: We Indians Are Like Our Brothers In Pakistan, Sri Lanka And Bangladesh

Apr 24, 2018

We have a majoritarian instinct that is powerful and that is today asserting itself against the minority.

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