Aakar Patel
Aakar Patel is a writer and a columnist.
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Chicken ‘khausa’ and Sosyo at Rander
Sat, Jul 19 2014. 12 04 AM

Chicken ‘khausa’ and Sosyo at Rander

Nothing like the overrated, garam masala suffused with north Indian Muslim fare which the Chagatai Turk would have totally rejected as being Mughlai
What makes and unmakes our gods?
Sat, Jul 12 2014. 12 03 AM

What makes and unmakes our gods?

It is our belief that makes and unmakes the gods, not our texts
The fault (not) in our stars
Sat, Jul 05 2014. 12 04 AM

The fault (not) in our stars

So far as sucking at football goes, it’s not the government or lack of school playgrounds that are responsible for our rank of 154
Why did they fight the war?
Sat, Jun 28 2014. 12 02 AM

Why did they fight the war?

In its mindlessness, World War I resembled the line of control conflict between India and Pakistan—two nations stupidly pummelling one another across a line for years without reason and without result.
Terror talk and clinking glasses
Sat, Jun 21 2014. 12 35 AM

Terror talk and clinking glasses

A trip to Pakistan
When did you last watch a Pakistani movie?
Sat, Jun 14 2014. 12 11 PM

When did you last watch a Pakistani movie?

The mindless insulation of Indians from all things from Pakistan hints at a superiority complex
Urdu and my Manto moment
Sat, Jun 07 2014. 12 02 AM

Urdu and my Manto moment

What it required to learn Urdu was some curiosity and a lot of time
What’s behind Narendra Modi’s ‘governance’ slogan?
Sat, May 31 2014. 12 08 AM

What’s behind Narendra Modi’s ‘governance’ slogan?

Who can argue against a lean and compact state punching efficiently with maximum force?
Remembering the first PM in the age of Narendra Modi
Sat, May 24 2014. 12 12 AM

Remembering the first PM in the age of Narendra Modi

Jawaharlal Nehru is seen with warmth despite his many failures. While Narendra Modi—a popular hero today—is seen with suspicion despite his many successes
An election in verse
Sat, May 17 2014. 05 00 PM

An election in verse

The poll drama of the past few months is finally over, inspiring Aakar Patel’s limerick-themed quiz. Guess who’s who?

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