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Kumar Gandharva is a companion for all time

'I doubt very much if I will ever move on from his music, as I have from so much else through the years,' says Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com In 1980 or so, when I was around......

Why we need to discover the world

Aakar Patel tell us why we must travel with open eyes and discover ourselves.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There is a little jewel of a quote that appears on ads for channels like......

Will hanging rapists stop rape?

'The death penalty exists in India for murderers. Is it a deterrent and does it stop murders?' asks Aakar Patel. A child at a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old child in Kathua, Jammu......

What does the nation get out of the CBI?

'What does the nation get out of the CBI's fabulous infrastructure? Very little that is useful,' says Aakar Patel. Photograph: Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters The Central Bureau of Investigation is our......

Modi's health plan should be applauded

'The health scheme has changed the national conversation. For that reason it must be supported,' says Aakar Patel. IMAGE: People wait outside a government hospital in Bihar. Photograph: Archana......

Why do fire extinguishers attract 28% GST?!

'In a nation where safety standards are the lowest in the world, why make compliance expensive?' asks Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Once again, indirect taxes were lowered on......

Why note ban failure won't affect Modi

'You can accuse him of many things, but one thing you cannot accuse him of is being bad at politics,' says Aakar Patel. Last week, I spoke to a group of students, about 1,000 in a large hall, in a......

5 reasons why Modi is India's most successful CEO

'A CEO is successful if he is able to retain the confidence of his shareholders. And the shareholders of India Inc have backed their prime minister-CEO to the hilt,' says Sudhir Bisht.  IMAGE:......

Bullet train costs 3 times more than India's health budget

The vanity project, of absolutely no use to most Indians, will suck money that could be used for health and education, says Aakar Patel. (This column is being repromoted as Prime Minister Narendra......

Was Sachin a genius?

Was Tendulkar just a great player, asks Aakar Patel. IMAGE: Sachin Tendulkar walks back after his final innings in Test cricket. The Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, November 15, 2013. Photograph: BCCI......

Why India is doing badly at the Olympics

'It is not the external world that is stopping Indians from winning medals. It is our culture,' says Aakar Patel. IMAGE: And there goes another Indian medal :((( Uzbekistan's Bektemir Melikuziev......

Will India feature in the 2022 World Cup?

'Many of us hope that India will soon play well enough to be part of truly global sporting tournaments like the football World Cup and the Olympics,' says Aakar Patel. IMAGE: Never before seen......

Why India's cricket teams struggle abroad

'Do we want batsmen that can destroy records in Wankhede and Eden Gardens but cannot last a couple of overs against an average South African attack?' asks Aakar Patel. IMAGE: Hardik Pandya and......

Why can't Sreesanth play for another country?

'None of us has the right to tell Sreesanth what to do with his career and it is childish to expect him to hold the torch of our bogus cricket patriotism,' says Aakar Patel. IMAGE: S Sreesanth......
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Why the NRC is cruel

'I don't think that we are showing Hindu humanity and humaneness in the process of the National Register of Citizens,' says Aakar Patel, winner of... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/why-the-nrc-is-cruel/20180807.htm
Kumar Gandharva is a companion for all time

'I doubt very much if I will ever move on from his music, as I have from so much else through the years,' says Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/kumar-gandharva-is-a-companion-for-all-time/20180803.htm
We will still hate each other

'Many fresh faces have come before him on both sides, and every sort of individual -- liberal, conservative, hardliner, dictator -- has come and... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/nothing-will-change-under-imran-we-will-still-hate-each-other/20180801.htm
Is vada-pao India's best dish?

Anthony Bourdain thought vada-pao was so good that all other Indian food could be dismissed. He was not wrong, says Aakar Patel. Photograph: Kind... ...

http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/is-vada-pao-indias-best-dish/20180728.htm
The unquestioning Indian reverence for Sanskriti

'What does our conservatism seek to conserve?''Of course its values, which are akin to religion and accepted unquestioningly.''Such things as... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/the-unquestioning-indian-reverence-for-sanskriti/20180726.htm

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