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Modiji, whatever happened to competing with China?

Now we must first compete with Bangladesh.This is not what we had been promised, notes Aakar Patel. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi launches the physical distribution of property......

When will India become a rule of law nation?

The expectation is that the government will not abuse its authority and that a political party not misuse the State. What we are seeing today is the clear evidence that this is not enough, argues......

'India will take years to recover from what has been done and is being done by the government'

'Today, the State is permanently going after politicians, but also civil society, academics and all those it is threatened by or irritated with.' IMAGE: An anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protest......

Why every Indian should be worried

Even with more power against the individual than any other modern democratic nation, the Indian government seeks more.Such laws do not exist elsewhere in the civilised world, observes Aakar Patel.......

If Jaishankar's diagnosis is correct, what stops him from correcting it?

'What Jaishankar says is simplistic.''The past does not matter that much.' 'If we think that it does it is because we are not good enough at running the nation competently today and are searching......

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......

Modi and the problem of 2 minute presentations

'It won't be easy to undo the damage that has been done to the economy by the lockdown and the solution will not come from two minute presentations,' observes Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic......

Be warned! Dark economic times ahead!

'Two consecutive quarters of negative growth are the technical definition of an economic recession, and for the first time in this generation's memory, we may be staring at one,' observes Aakar......

Has Modi given up on the economy?

'The government has given up its focus on economic growth because it it not something Modi has been able to fully understand.''This explains the extraordinary focus on divisive politics by the BJP......

Make in India is not a strategy, it is a logo

'Modi's strategy to redesign India's economy was Make in India, but that has flopped,' notes Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. Make in India was launched in September 2014. On......

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......

What will we achieve by boycotting Pakistan in World Cup?

'Random displays of anger will end in punishment from the IOC and the loss of points in the World Cup, without achieving what we seek,' says Aakar Patel. IMAGE: India and Pakistan Captains Virat......
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Modiji, whatever happened to competing with China?

Now we must first compete with Bangladesh.This is not what we had been promised, notes Aakar Patel. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/modiji-whatever-happened-to-competing-with-china/20201023.htm
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... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/column/does-modi-want-to-fix-the-economy/20201015.htm
When will India become a rule of law nation?

The expectation is that the government will not abuse its authority and that a political party not misuse the State. What we are seeing today is... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/when-will-india-become-a-rule-of-law-nation/20201007.htm
'India will take years to recover from what has been done and is being done by the government'

'Today, the State is permanently going after politicians, but also civil society, academics and all those it is threatened by or irritated with.'... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/it-will-take-years-for-india-to-recover/20200928.htm
Why every Indian should be worried

Even with more power against the individual than any other modern democratic nation, the Indian government seeks more.Such laws do not exist... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/why-every-indian-should-be-worried/20200924.htm

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