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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 hope is running out for the Congress

'The Congress in 2017 stands for nothing positive, not even secularism,' says Aakar Patel. What exactly is the problem in the Congress? India's oldest party is in its worst position in history and......

Modi, master of his craft, is on top of his game

'We are in the presence of a truly great politician,' says Aakar Patel. IMAGE: BJP workers and supporters celebrate the party's victory in the assembly elections at the BJP headquarters in New......

By 2020, there will be no newspapers

The end of newspaper reporting will produce a landscape so barren that it will be terrifying, says Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   I will write in this column, as often......

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.   There are over 200 trains going from Ahmedabad to......

Mass unemployment and social unrest are looming ahead

The more one thinks about it, the more difficult it is to see how India will be able to reap the benefits of a demographic dividend, says Aakar Patel.   In four years, India will have the......

Be warned! Bad times ahead for the Indian economy

'We have a very difficult period ahead of us.''Fortunately we have a popular government and a popular leader who is ideally placed to take us into confidence,' says Aakar Patel. India has begun......

Why Bollywood is not growing

'Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan now act in only about one film each year, and made money through advertisements and television.''This meant that many people, even if they had the money......

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......

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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Is boarding an airline first the right way of honouring the soldier?

'The Indian soldier will fight where he is asked to, and he always has.''It is up to us as a democratic society to see that his service and... ...

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Modi's remarks reduced Hamid Ansari to his Muslim identity

He was deliberately reducing Ansari to his Muslim identity by linking his career as a diplomat in the Arab world and educationist and his... ...

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My country - India, Bharat or Hindustan?

Shops across the country are laden with flags and other festive paraphernalia as India prepares to celebrate its Independence Day on August 15.... ...

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SCARY! India is not producing good students

'We are not producing good students who are examining issues independently of what they are being fed either by the media or their educators,' says... ...

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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... ...

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