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Is India becoming a flawed democracy?

For those who think India's democracy is just fine and there has been no change in the last few years, perhaps it would be instructive to see what has happened on a few issues, observes Aakar......

Is Republic Day truly worth a celebration?

Our pledge on this Republic Day must be to use those parts of the Constitution that are still on our side and take back our rights and liberties lawfully from the State, which has usurped them,......

Is India becoming a failed State?

'It is difficult to see how we will be able to get out of the hole that we have dug ourselves into and are digging deeper into,' notes Aakar Patel. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi......

Why Modi is not good at implementation

He is not good at thinking through laws and policies. His lockdown produced chaos and misery and didn't stop Covid. His GST finished off thousands of companies and reduced the amount of tax......

The ticking time bombs in the Constitution

The Constitution is a terrific document, but it is also one that has suppressed Hindu majoritarian sentiment.We are living through times when this suppression is being popularly rejected, notes......

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......

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......

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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Is India becoming a flawed democracy?

For those who think India's democracy is just fine and there has been no change in the last few years, perhaps it would be instructive to see what... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/is-india-becoming-a-flawed-democracy/20210209.htm
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... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/column/aakar-patel-indias-growth-story-is-over/20210202.htm
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... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/column/aakar-patel-will-this-budget-be-a-game-changer/20210131.htm
Is Republic Day truly worth a celebration?

Our pledge on this Republic Day must be to use those parts of the Constitution that are still on our side and take back our rights and liberties... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/aakar-patel-is-republic-day-truly-worth-a-celebration/20210119.htm
In new book, Aakar Patel charts India's descent into a majoritarian nation

Our Hindu Rashtra review: In new book, Aakar Patel charts India's descent into a majoritarian nation ...

https://www.firstpost.com/india/our-hindu-rashtra-review-in-new-book-aakar-patel-charts-indias-descent-into-a-majoritarian-nation-9193101.html

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