Profile of Aakar Patel
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.
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.
Do the Muslims of India think that they are receiving justice from their nation and particularly from the Supreme Court?
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.
The protests are largely leaderless but they are comprised of millions of determined individuals who are all standing up for the same thing.
Many of the protestors are indeed Muslims, but they are not asking for anything more than what they already have.
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.
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.
We have learned no lessons from our history even when its teaching has been so clear and precise, writes author-columnist Aakar Patel.
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.
What the long term repercussions of the Ayodhya judgment are will unfold in time. But there will be repercussions of course.
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.
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.
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.'
Ray Kurzweil was able to predict that a computer would defeat the world champion of chess by 1998.
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.
If the world has not reached a consensus on defining terrorism and a terrorist, then India has also contributed to this confusion.
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.
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.
Space is dangerous and there will be many failed attempts as we try to use mankind’s ingenuity to take the next evolutionary step.
Like his coruscatingly brilliant stories, Manto was quirky, unpredictable, made of hard and soft edges. These essays, by his literary friends, confirm his genius.
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.
There is something secret about the visit that Narendra Modi has made to China
We have a majoritarian instinct that is powerful and that is today asserting itself against the minority.