Aakar Patel
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When in Rome, do as the non-Romans do
Sat, Nov 29 2014. 01 04 AM

When in Rome, do as the non-Romans do

Gladiators, renaissance, and the philosophy of intolerance
In Athens, sipping Ghalib’s Old Tom
Sat, Nov 22 2014. 12 18 AM

In Athens, sipping Ghalib’s Old Tom

An unexpected spiritual connection with Ghalib in Athens
How does NaMo compare with Nero?
Sat, Nov 15 2014. 12 03 AM

How does NaMo compare with Nero?

Internal rebellion against both men failed. Against NaMo it was led by his mentor Keshubhai. And Nero blamed his mentor Seneca
The world is a good place. Here’s proof
Sat, Nov 08 2014. 12 08 AM

The world is a good place. Here’s proof

The vast majority of humans are good people who mean one another no harm
Aakar Patel: The spoils of royalty
Sat, Nov 01 2014. 12 07 AM

Aakar Patel: The spoils of royalty

Why do we cling on to the idea that it is the royal that is luxurious? Real Indian luxury is not the objects, but the service
A tale of two Bookers
Sat, Oct 25 2014. 12 07 AM

A tale of two Bookers

Why V.S. Naipaul’s ‘A Bend In The River’ and Neel Mukherjee’s ‘The Lives Of Others’ were denied the Booker prize
Life stream from the North-East
Sat, Oct 11 2014. 12 06 AM

Life stream from the North-East

Tracing music from the Ziro festival of music to the monks of monasteries in Majuli
What makes us a nation based on distrust?
Sat, Oct 04 2014. 12 07 AM

What makes us a nation based on distrust?

One place we can observe this lack of trust is the relationship between the state and the citizen, which is adversarial in India
Caste and conservatism in our TV serials
Sat, Sep 27 2014. 02 20 PM

Caste and conservatism in our TV serials

Why do most of Indian serials feature basic types like Banias, Punjabi mercantile communities or Rajputs?
The insanity that fuels our news
Sat, Sep 20 2014. 12 06 PM

The insanity that fuels our news

How an English-medium Indian can look perfectly rationally at Saturn and Mars, but simultaneously fear the wrath of ‘Shani’ and ‘Mangal’

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