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Aakar Patel

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Confusion Over Terrorism And Terrorist Leads To Low Conviction Rates

Confusion Over Terrorism And Terrorist Leads To Low Conviction Rates

Sep 30, 2019 Aakar Patel

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

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 Aakar Patel

The economy can grow if there are lots of Indians saving and investing money, and if there are individuals...

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 Aakar Patel

A demand slowdown in India can be corrected by giving our manufacturers easier access to the markets of...

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 Aakar Patel

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

Hall Of Refracted Truths

Hall Of Refracted Truths

Dec 19, 2018 Aakar Patel

Like his coruscatingly brilliant stories, Manto was quirky, unpredictable, made of hard and soft edges. These...

The Man Who Came To Raid My Office

The Man Who Came To Raid My Office

Oct 28, 2018 Aakar Patel

Almost exclusively, their interest was in the work that we were doing that they thought of as being...

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 Aakar Patel

Till we are able to understand and appreciate this reality of what is happening to our fellow citizens today...

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 Aakar Patel

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 Aakar Patel

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

Would The BJP Nudge The RSS To Appoint A Dalit Or Adivasi As Sarsanghachalak?

Would The BJP Nudge The RSS To Appoint A Dalit Or Adivasi As Sarsanghachalak?

Apr 08, 2018 Aakar Patel

If the government actually sides with the Dalits, they are smart enough to know this. Spending two nights in...

High GDP Growth, Biggest Economic Reforms Prove Hung Parliament, Not Majority Government, Is Best For India

High GDP Growth, Biggest Economic Reforms Prove Hung Parliament, Not Majority Government, Is Best For India

Apr 02, 2018 Aakar Patel

The weakest period of economic growth in the last 15 years has in fact come in a time when we have had a...

Achche Din Has Expired, So If Ayodhya Verdict Becomes 2019 Election Issue, What’ll The Campaign Message Be?

Achche Din Has Expired, So If Ayodhya Verdict Becomes 2019 Election Issue, What’ll The Campaign Message Be?

Mar 21, 2018 Aakar Patel

The lessons learned from 2014, like the reward of large investments in social media and technology, will be...

Has CBI Failed The Nation?

Has CBI Failed The Nation?

Mar 10, 2018 Aakar Patel

The premier investigation agency’s conviction rate of 67% is an eyewash because on major crimes its strike...

With Almost No Local Power, Can Rahul Gandhi Become A National Contender In 2019?

With Almost No Local Power, Can Rahul Gandhi Become A National Contender In 2019?

Mar 03, 2018 Aakar Patel

To gain control over messaging, among others things like funding, it is vital for Congress to perform well in...

Dear RSS, Burning With Patriotism Does Not Win Wars

Dear RSS, Burning With Patriotism Does Not Win Wars

Feb 21, 2018 Aakar Patel

What does Bhagwat think his militia will do once it is at the border? Does he think that the Chinese will...

Modi Wisely Adopts <em>Chowkidar</em> Strategy In Defence Spending: Carry Small Stick But Shout Loudly

Modi Wisely Adopts Chowkidar Strategy In Defence Spending: Carry Small Stick But Shout Loudly

Feb 03, 2018 Aakar Patel

India's annual defence spending has been more or less flat as annual 6% increase manages to cover only...

In India, Our Larger Problem Is Not So Much Fake News But Lack Of Interest In Real News

In India, Our Larger Problem Is Not So Much Fake News But Lack Of Interest In Real News

Jan 27, 2018 Aakar Patel

Fake news can get you killed in India. However we should accept that even in the total absence of fake news...

Who Are The People Attracted To Narendra Modi And His Style? His Followers Show A Clear Pattern

Who Are The People Attracted To Narendra Modi And His Style? His Followers Show A Clear Pattern

Dec 30, 2017 Aakar Patel

His performance if analysed through corporate criteria of quarterly results, Modi would have been fired. But...