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Aakar Patel

Aakar Patel| We can’t forget how govt failed to tackle Covid’s 2021 2nd wave

An examination of the events leading up to and during India's devastating second wave of COVID-19.

16 Apr 2024 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | Free, fair polls: How Bangladesh & Pakistan show the way not to go

Erosion of Democracy in South Asia: Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan Under Scrutiny

08 Apr 2024 11:06 PM

Aakar Patel | With CM in jail, Opposition accounts frozen, election not free and fair

Allegations of election rigging raise concerns about the integrity of India's democracy.

02 Apr 2024 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | Kejriwal’s arrest comes amidst BJP’s distrust of federal principle

Battling against authoritarianism: Understanding the BJP's assault on democracy and federalism in India's political landscape.

27 Mar 2024 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | After the CAA is implemented, will NPR & NRC be coming next?

Debunking the NPR-NRC Conundrum: A Closer Look at the Chronology

18 Mar 2024 11:58 PM


Aakar Patel | How RSS, world’s largest NGO, led to Jan Sangh/BJP, world’s top party

Hedgewar died in 1940, by when the RSS had spread beyond Nagpur and had 100,000 members

05 Mar 2024 12:37 AM

Aakar Patel | Desis in America show solidarity for secular India, Palestinian rights

Solidarity Meeting in the U.S.: Uniting Struggles for Secularism in India and Against Imperialism in Palestine

26 Feb 2024 11:17 PM

Aakar Patel | SC bonds ruling a reminder how weak India’s key institutions are

India's electoral bonds declared illegal; a rare victory against authoritarianism

20 Feb 2024 12:30 AM

Aakar Patel | India in a state of perpetual violence? Some scary pointers

Pattern of discriminatory demolitions in BJP-ruled states targeting Muslims raises concerns about human rights violations.

12 Feb 2024 11:55 PM


Aakar Patel | How the BJP has changed basics of where it stands over the decades

BJP's touted 'Integral Humanism' philosophy raises questions as manifestos reveal stark discrepancies over the years

05 Feb 2024 11:30 PM

Aakar Patel | Integral Humanism as basic philosophy of BJP: What does it mean to the Sanghis?

On the third page of its constitution, the BJP lays out its membership conditions

30 Jan 2024 12:00 AM

Aakar Patel | Gujarat lifts its alcohol ban for some: A sign of what lies ahead?

Alcohol would be allowed at hotels/restaurants/clubs offering in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (or GIFT City)

22 Jan 2024 11:58 PM

Aakar Patel | How Advani made the Ram Mandir possible… taking the BJP to the top

Unfortunately for Mr Advani but unsurprisingly for the rest of us, the architect of the party’s rise will not be able to lead the ceremony

15 Jan 2024 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | Scapegoating of Tablighi Jamaat in 2020: Lessons for today’s India

This was the first time in India that a particular religious group had been mentioned in the list of visa guidelines.

08 Jan 2024 11:09 PM


Aakar Patel | After Rajnath’s vow, will Army give ‘justice’ to all it wronged?

We should examine the past record of the Government of India when it comes to justice for those wronged by the Army.

02 Jan 2024 12:47 AM

Aakar Patel | IPC gets junked: Why do we try to ‘fix’ problems that don’t exist?

Almost all of post-1947 Pakistan’s laws have remained the same that the British had left behind and are common across the subcontinent.

25 Dec 2023 11:00 PM

Aakar Patel | Who’s a ‘terrorist’: Spraying smoke in Parliament just like Bhagat Singh?

The UAPA, under which many Indians have been charged and are in jail, does not define “terrorist” or “terrorism”

19 Dec 2023 2:26 AM

Aakar Patel | Has South Asia hobbled itself? Can we turn into Korea, Taiwan?

China is slightly ahead of the world average GDP, and Bangladesh, India and Pakistan are one-fifth.

12 Dec 2023 12:10 AM

Aakar Patel | When will India conduct its next census? And then the delimitation?

For the first time since 1880, no census was conducted as should have been the case in 2021.

27 Nov 2023 11:33 PM