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Aakar Patel

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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 Aakar Patel

The best thing that Modi can hope for in this visit is that he is able to mobilise Indians in America to...

'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 Aakar Patel

In the same period as Make in India, Bangladesh’s share of manufacturing has risen from 16% to 18%....

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 Aakar Patel

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

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 Aakar Patel

It appears to me that Narendra Modi's focus on trying whatever was possible to push the economy during his...

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 Aakar Patel

The protests are largely leaderless but they are comprised of millions of determined individuals who are all...

Protests Against CAA First Sustained Mass Movement To Save Constitution

Protests Against CAA First Sustained Mass Movement To Save Constitution

Jan 19, 2020 Aakar Patel

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

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 Aakar Patel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be willing to absorb some damage in India's international reputation...

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 Aakar Patel

It's clear in the minds of Muslims that this government has been planning, for some time, to introduce a...

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 Aakar Patel

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

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 Aakar Patel

The Citizenship Amendment Act will jail Muslims who are accused of being foreigners and can't prove that they...

Citizenship Law Is The Result Of BJP's Majoritarian Instinct But Has It Thought It Through?

Citizenship Law Is The Result Of BJP's Majoritarian Instinct But Has It Thought It Through?

Dec 15, 2019 Aakar Patel

India is in the middle of implementing an anti-immigration policy whose subtleties are not properly debated...

'Encounter Specialist': A Rare Breed Of Policemen Whose Criminal Act Is Celebrated As Justice

'Encounter Specialist': A Rare Breed Of Policemen Whose Criminal Act Is Celebrated As Justice

Dec 08, 2019 Aakar Patel

Executing people without a trial is not justice. And it is harmful to the cause of justice.

Opinion: Look At Kashmir, NRC & Citizenship Bill. India's Majoritarianism As Deadly As Pakistan's

Opinion: Look At Kashmir, NRC & Citizenship Bill. India's Majoritarianism As Deadly As Pakistan's

Dec 01, 2019 Aakar Patel

The damage caused by constitutional majoritarianism is dependent on the individual. A leader who is inclined...

SPG Cover To Vulnerable Gandhis Needs To Be Reinstated

SPG Cover To Vulnerable Gandhis Needs To Be Reinstated

Nov 25, 2019 Aakar Patel

'If there is a vulnerable family anywhere in the world, it is the Gandhis.'

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 Aakar Patel

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

6 Things To Know About WhatsApp Snooping Row

6 Things To Know About WhatsApp Snooping Row

Nov 03, 2019 Aakar Patel

The Modi government did not deny that it had acquired the NSO platform and did not deny that it was spying on...

'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 Aakar Patel

The facts have become unimportant and useless. What is important is the constant shouting of patriotism and...

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 Aakar Patel

The FATF had wanted Pakistan to continue 'demonstrating that authorities are identifying cash couriers and...

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 Aakar Patel

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 Aakar Patel

We think that national security is a very serious business, and we should trust the generals to do the right...