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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......

Our defence expenditure would be a scandal in another democracy

'Where is the analysis that we need to spend at least Rs 4 trillion to keep India safe?' asks Aakar Patel. IMAGE: The BSF Camel Contingent at the Republic Day parade, January 26, 2018.The......

Temples must be open to all, not for 'only Hindus'

'Why exclude those who are curious about our faith but not born into it, to experience the temple?' asks Aakar Patel. Duryodhan is a common name among Oriyas and so is Dushashan. I did not know......

Why the Congress is in panic

'The Congress has forgotten how to mobilise people on political issues,' says Aakar Patel. As the BJP swiftly picks up state after state, the Congress response has been fear and panic. Bihar......

'We are in a dark and dangerous period'

'Those of us who care for the Indian Constitution worry,' says Aakar Patel.     The attorney general of India, Mukul Rohatgi, who is the government's chief legal advisor, has asked why......

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......

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......

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......

Reservations in cricket: Not a bad idea

'We should be open to looking at Ramdas Athavale's suggestion of reservations in the cricket team.''India will not be unique if it chooses to do this,' says Aakar Patel. Two recent events have......

The good of the IPL

'Many of the players in IPL are the sons of men and women who are in ordinary jobs and not well off.''These players are the first in their family ever to move into another social class.''I think it......
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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... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/modis-health-plan-should-be-applauded/20180207.htm
Our defence expenditure would be a scandal in another democracy

'Where is the analysis that we need to spend at least Rs 4 trillion to keep India safe?' asks Aakar Patel. IMAGE: The BSF Camel Contingent at the... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/our-defence-expenditure-would-be-a-scandal-in-another-democracy/20180201.htm
Voices of dissent are only heard at lit fests these days

'Many of the biggest events at such lit fests have nothing to do with books or authors, but about current events and the changing nature of... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/voices-of-dissent-are-only-heard-at-lit-fests/20180131.htm
Modi has become a father figure

Modi wants a 'change in the Indian citizen's character.''An internal transformation.''This is reformation of the sort that is usually done by... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/modi-has-become-a-father-figure/20180123.htm
What is Veganuary, the movement that chef Jamie Oliver endorses?

The celebrity chef has been inspiring people to go vegan. Here's why! ALSO READ: Why Aakar Patel became a vegan Chef Jamie Oliver has been... ...

http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/food-what-is-veganuary-the-movement-that-chef-jamie-oliver-endorses/20180122.htm

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