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Why Modi's Gujarat model has failed

As India suffers and the ruling party is on the defensive, the truth is that the only way that this wave will pass is if exponential growth of the virus stops on its own, asserts Aakar Patel.......

Mr Modi: How will the poor pay for the vaccine?

We are today carrying out the reconstruction of New Delhi which will cost us Rs 20,000 crore and give the prime minister a new house while crores of people have no means and no money to buy......

What do Indians Vote For?

'Many Indians are not voting mostly on the basis of issues like the economy and their own well-being as measured by data provided by the government.''They seem to be as concerned and perhaps more......

Why India needs an independent media

The government is attempting everything it can to make sure that this does not happen, observes Aakar Patel. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   I finished writing a book called the Price......

Is this how India is fighting COVID-19?

Why did we go into nationwide lockdown when we were adding 100 cases a day and why are we not going into lockdown but allowing cricket stadiums, political rallies and Kumbh Melas when we are adding......

When will Modi cut high taxes on fuels?

The logic of deregulation was that the consumer was protected no matter what the price of crude.But now the reverse has happened. The government is protected no matter what the price of crude,......

India's growth story is over

You can make all the speeches you want, you cannot argue against 39 straight months of slowing, observes Aakar Patel. IMAGE: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a post Budget press......

Will this Budget be a 'Game Changer'?

That is what you will hear again after Nirmala Sitharaman presents a speech that will prove to be meaningless and numbers that will show themselves to be wildly off the mark, observes Aakar Patel.......

Does Modi want small companies to fail?

India has too many small companies and this is inefficient.It should instead have only a handful of very large players running its economy and these giants can then compete with the world, observes......

Does Modi want to FIX the Economy?

The problem is major, and the problem affects hundreds of millions of people. Ignoring it must have a sound reason.Ignoring it must in some way be more important than addressing it, notes Aakar......

What's the big deal about Parasite?

'Are we too close as well-off Indians, all with servants and drivers and tuition teachers ourselves, to be able to understand why it is all so awful?', asks Aakar Patel. I saw the movie Parasite......

How boringly good our team has become!

What has changed to make our team so much more lethal, asks Aakar Patel. Photographs: BCCI I was watching bits of the match that India is playing against Bangladesh in Indore. At some point I......

Is he the greatest Marathoner of all time?

Eliud Kipchoge's story is unusual because when he came into competitive running it was not in the marathon.Fortunately for himself and the rest of us, he then turned to the marathon.Aakar Patel......
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Why Modi's Gujarat model has failed

As India suffers and the ruling party is on the defensive, the truth is that the only way that this wave will pass is if exponential growth of the... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/aakar-patel-why-modis-gujarat-model-has-failed/20210509.htm
How will the poor pay for the vaccine?

We are today carrying out the reconstruction of New Delhi which will cost us Rs 20,000 crore and give the prime minister a new house while crores... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/aakar-patel-mr-modi-how-will-the-poor-pay-for-the-vaccine/20210508.htm
Why India needs an independent media

The government is attempting everything it can to make sure that this does not happen, observes Aakar Patel. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/aakar-patel-why-india-needs-an-independent-media/20210410.htm
Is this how India is fighting COVID-19?

Why did we go into nationwide lockdown when we were adding 100 cases a day and why are we not going into lockdown but allowing cricket stadiums,... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/is-this-how-india-is-fighting-covid-19/20210326.htm
What parivartan does Modi want?

The prime minister says he will bring real change to Bengal.Perhaps he will.The interesting thing is that his party has never defined what this... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/what-parivartan-does-modi-want-bengal/20210318.htm

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