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Tailspin: Praful Patel and the fall of Air India – A must read article

It is not very often that I recommend an article that appears in the print media.

The Caravan is one of the oldest publications in India, first launched in 1940.

In the December 2011 issue, Praveen Donthi has written a mammoth article going into great detail the history of Mr. Praful Patel and his recent tenure as civil aviation Minister, and the conincidental disasters suffered by the national carriers Air India and Indian Airlines.

It is one of the most comprehensive articles any serious Air India watcher or aviation analyst must read.

I must warn you though. The article is long. 12,000+ words, over 500 lines. So I suggest printing it or copying it on to an e-book reader.

Read “Tailspin: Praful Patel and the fall of Air India

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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