Columns by Aakar Patel
When will Modi cut high taxes on fuels?
Is India becoming a flawed democracy?
India's growth story is over
Will this Budget be a 'Game Changer'?
Is Republic Day truly worth a celebration?
Is India becoming a failed State?
Why Modi is not good at implementation
The ticking time bombs in the Constitution
Does Modi want small companies to fail?
Govt has used all its tricks on the farmers
Why a sense of dread and fear prevails in India
Is India taking COVID-19 seriously?
Why does Modi want more power?
Will Kamala Harris spell trouble for India?
Can we believe Modi on Covid or economy?
What Election Commission can learn from US
Modiji, whatever happened to competing with China?
Does Modi want to FIX the Economy?
When will India become a rule of law nation?
Why every Indian should be worried
If Jaishankar is correct, why doesn't he fix it?
Ladakh crisis: Why doesn't Modi speak to Xi?
Why the lockdown has failed in India
Is Sushant's death more important than India's crises?
I-Day Speech: Why was Modi silent about China?
Why the Indian media has got a Hindutva edge
Modi and the art of event management
Modi and the problem of 2 minute presentations
Has India ever seen multiple crises like these?
When will Modi use force to kick Chinese out?
From BJS to BJP: The Road Travelled
How will Modi resolve the Chinese problem?
Modi must give Indians the capacity to reach 2021
How will we remember these days and weeks?
Why the poor won't trust this government anymore
After the lockdown: How will govt treat us?
Crores of Indians have no income today
Be warned! Dark economic times ahead!
COVID-19: Modi govt's flip flop way of working
What India will we wake up to on May 4?
Was India underprepared for a lockdown?
Can economy recover after COVID-19, lockdown?
Why is India in lockdown?
India has no defence against coronavirus
India learns the hard way
What has Modi's ultra-nationalism given India?
Has Modi given up on the economy?
Make in India is not a strategy, it is a logo
Should the Opposition make Kejriwal its leader?
Trump has no real affection for India
What the Supreme Court chooses to hear and not hear
When, o, when will PM shift from ideology to economy?
Why politicians are keeping away from CAA protests
Why these anti-CAA protests are historic
2020: Tough year ahead for India
Boris Johnson is not the real villain of Brexit
We have learned no lessons from our history
Do you know why India is protesting against CAA/NRC?
CAA: A message to the Indian Muslim
CAA is a self-inflicted problem
Are we really different from Pakistan?
How far will the Cybertruck go?
Does India need 'encounter specialists'?
Removing Gandhi's SPG cover is a dangerous game
Why Congress-NCP must be wary of the Sena
Nehru's vision for India was unique
Ayodhya verdict: Doctrine of Necessity
Why the WhatsApp hack must scare all of us
No defence against false patriot who peddles slogans
How our lives will change in 10 years
Why is the IAF still buying fighter jets?
Who is a terrorist?
Is 9% growth possible? The answer is yes
Let us have a trade Akhand Bharat
ISRO's attempt is the attempt of all mankind
Mammoth challenges India faces
What is a decisive and strong leadership?
What the Kashmir masterstroke will mean for soldiers
Kashmir: Has Delhi thought through the consequences?
'Made on Earth by humans'
What Chandrayaan-2 will do for India
How Congress can redefine party politics
Why India has not made a world-beating global product
Why an Indian hero's statue was unveiled in Pakistan
A Kashmir diary
Why America hates Iran
What I learnt in Srinagar
Why I salute Azim Premji
Modi prefers total control in his hands
Can the Opposition pick itself up?
Abusive election season ends: What next?
Why I Voted
Will India turn into a Hindu Rashtra?
UP will decide if Modi will remain PM
What BJP has and Congress doesn't
Why Pulwama won't get Modi more votes
How educated does an MP have to be?
Why we vote the way we do
How Modi taught Advani a lesson
Why I want a coalition government
What every Lok Sabha candidate must know
When will this climate of hate end?
What the first Indians tell us about ourselves
As long as we fix Pakistan we are happy
What will we achieve by boycotting Pakistan in World Cup?
How many more suicide bombers are there?
Sword of State Tyranny is Upon Us
Why all parties want to give out money in cash
Jaitley should practise what he preaches
Why dance bar judgment is absolutely right
What are Modi-Shah's plans for Lok Sabha polls?
Ultimate victory in Sabrimala will be of women
What India can learn from South Korea, Japan
What each passing year teaches us
If Rahul was really the Congress boss...
Of all assembly polls since 2014, these are most important
Why India fails to extradite Mallya, Modi, Choksi...
Ayodhya must inspire faith, not hate
Brexit: Nations shouldn't take decisions in a fit of passion
What Rahul needs to do NOW!
What we need for India to become truly great
What the hounding of Ram Guha tells us about India
What I learnt when the government raided my office
Can the Opposition take on BJP's incompetence?
I hope M J Akbar is fired
We now think of our own people as enemies
Why BJP can't turn India into a Hindu rashtra
The Swaraj and Sitharaman example
Indian politics needs to watch out for Ravan
Only two MPs stood up for India's gays
The Indian State is always up to mischief against citizens
Kerala should not be denied foreign aid
What Naipaul understood and Vajpayee didn't
Why the NRC is cruel
Kumar Gandharva is a companion for all time
Nothing will change under Imran: We will still hate each other
The unquestioning Indian reverence for Sanskriti
Imran Khan won't save Pakistan
Why the Opposition failed on Friday
Why the Opposition wants to remove Modi
Why is there no Mann Ki Baat to stop lynchings?
The BJP is not Right
Why we need to discover the world
Japan is the most advanced society in the world
What happens if the BJP wins only 210 seats in 2019...
It's time to look at the anti-defection law
Do the Gandhis have the maturity to forge alliances?
6 questions on the 1998 nuclear tests
The government, like the British, sees Indians as a nuisance
What did Modi want from the Chinese?
From a Surat factory to Amnesty: An unusual journey
Will hanging rapists stop rape?
Why Dalits feel left out from Modi's 'sabka saath'
A hung Parliament in 2019 won't be a bad thing
SC verdict is a blow to Dalit, Adivasi rights
Where does Creativity come from?
What's next after 'Acche Din' in 2019?
What does the nation get out of the CBI?
If Rahul wants Delhi, he has to first win in the states
Was Nirav Modi tipped off?
RSS could not have fought a war even 100 years ago
Modi's health plan should be applauded
Our defence expenditure would be a scandal in another democracy
Voices of dissent are only heard at lit fests
Modi has become a father figure
Why are Indians so nasty online?
Had Modi been a CEO, he would be fired
BJP's nationalism is not for all Indians
History will view Sonia Gandhi positively
Acche Din? Not for BJP's Gujarat campaign
We must fight for those fighting for human rights
If Modi wants to win Gujarat, this is what he must do
When will India's Weinsteins be exposed?
Why do fire extinguishers attract 28% GST?!
What does Modi really believe in?
Sushma Swaraj's Twitter durbar
Shah Jahan built the Taj in gratitude
Why most don't see communal riots as terrorism
Why Yashwant Sinha criticised Jaitley and not Modi
Temples must be open to all, not for 'only Hindus'
Why is India rejecting the Rohingyas?
Bullet train costs 3 times more than India's health budget
I won't be surprised if Gauri's killers are not caught
Why note ban failure won't affect Modi
Why I have not got an Aadhar card
Is boarding an airline first the right way to honour a soldier?
Modi's remarks reduced Hamid Ansari to his Muslim identity
Why the Congress is in panic
Nothing wrong in celebrating our city, our state
Lalu, Tejashwi and the Crisis of Opposition Credibility
Why Aakar Patel became a vegan
When will the lynchings end?
Is The Economist right about Modi and the Economy?
A Different Kind of War
Why blame Modi alone? Congress was as intolerant
If Modi can pull this off, he'll be a true world leader
Why do our neighbours dislike or suspect us?
What Trump can learn from Modi
For those who look for Gujarati martyrs
What we need to learn from Nepal and Sri Lanka
Soon computers will overtake our ability to think
'We are in a dark and dangerous period'
What does being pro-India mean?
The good of the IPL
Why did the govt act like Tarun Vijay?
Why hope is running out for the Congress
What does 2019 hold for Narendra Modi?
Time to fight Trump's war on human rights
Modi, master of his craft, is on top of his game
Only students can oppose, resist and dissent today
The Congress party is comatose if not dead
Demonetisation has failed to curb militancy in Kashmir
Did Uma Bharti violate her oath of office?
Lessons India can take from America
Will the 1984 victims ever get justice?
Donald Trump and the lessons for India
By 2020, there will be no newspapers
Stop this showy nationalism!
What I learnt after fracturing my foot in the UK
BJP will continue its successes in 2017
No leader could have achieved what Modi has
How Rahul messed up the chance to corner Modi
Who will be proved right? NaMo or Manmohan?
Easier to travel Bangalore-London than Bangalore-Surat
Why Modi continues to enjoy wide popular support
Having shown decisiveness, Modi needs to show governance
Welcome To A Terrifying World
Uniform Civil Code: The need to proceed with caution
The problem with war
The social media nationalists
Why we don't read about dowry deaths any more
Should mother tongue replace English in our schools?
Mass unemployment and social unrest are looming ahead
10 ways of loving India
Be warned! Bad times ahead for the Indian economy
The English news anchor has become overly powerful
Lata and Sachin didn't deserve the Bharat Ratna
We seem to be unable to treat Kashmiris as Indians
Modi is following the Gujarat model of governance
Why buying a house is outrageously expensive
The oldest project in the world comes apart yet again
How does Smriti Irani plan to fix this problem?
What will it take for India to be rich?
Like Queen Elizabeth, Sonia Gandhi should continue
Why the rich give gold to temples
Focusing on Brahmins won't work for Congress in UP
Why don't we want to pay taxes?
Why Modi has been a success so far
Why our institutions are producing unemployable Indians
Congress-mukht Bharat is a question of when, not if
Why this renaming fever continues to burn
Prohibition will fail in Bihar as it has in Gujarat
Why Kulbhushan Jadhav couldn't be a R&AW spy
Why sting operations have failed in India
Our 'nationalism' is against other Indians
If this is not anti-nationalism, what is?
On this Women's Day, let us Indians learn to respect women!
The fires have been lit, and the mobs are standing ready
Our nationalism is only in sentiment, not in behaviour
The JNU protest is linked to caste and prejudice
How the government steals tribal land
2016 will be a good year for Amit Shah and the BJP
Why Dalits have no presence in white collar jobs
Is India in for hard times this year?
Not talking to Pakistan will not stop terrorism
Is it Modi's job to get Indians to be clean?
From beef to James Bond's kiss, 2015 was the year of bans
It's time to correct a depressing national failing
Why the Congress is a private limited company
Why terrorism can't be delinked from religion
The Indian braveheart
What will it take for India to be a superpower
Why do we honour Ashoka and not Tipu?
Something that all Indians can be proud of
Myth of the tolerant, peaceful, Hindu
BJP playing with fire on cow slaughter law
The Corrupt Indian
Modi and the videshi desis
Why the idea of Hindu Rashtra has not caught on in India
Good politics is not necessarily good governance
Why things have remained the same for the Patels in Gujarat
The problem I have with English news television
Nationalism in India is being anti-Pakistan and anti-China
No place in India for Muslims fleeing religious persecution?
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