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Aakar Patel

Aakar Patel | Amrit Mahotsav: Do we celebrate past, or what we’ll achieve by 2047?

Have we done enough economically to pass on something meaningful to the next generation?

16 Aug 2022 12:18 AM

Aakar Patel | Will India get left behind as world speeds up space race?

It is hoped India’s first uncrewed mission will be launch by 2023’s end, as part of a Rs. 9,023- crore project

09 Aug 2022 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | Despite harsh laws, India can’t become a police state

Real question is whether the impulse of State is to move towards greater liberty for individuals or greater restrictions and a police state

02 Aug 2022 7:20 AM

Aakar Patel | Why is nation’s highest court failing to act on pressing issues?

It has been over two years since the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed and challenged in the SC as being in violation of the Constitution

25 Jul 2022 11:55 PM

Aakar Patel | A benign mask for whole world; fangs bared to citizens at home

India’s government does not want to be recognised abroad for what it is — a majoritarian, authoritarian State

19 Jul 2022 12:07 AM


Aakar Patel | India must work hard to catch up; world is changing faster than ever…

The International Monetary Fund says that for the foreseeable future Bangladesh is expected to be ahead of India

11 Jul 2022 11:59 PM

Aakar Patel | State’s targeting of Zubair, others will make India’s rise even harder

It is the Union govt’s agencies under home minister Amit Shah that have been misusing their vast powers to destroy the lives of citizens

04 Jul 2022 11:51 PM

Aakar Patel | Courts, even SC, shouldn’t be the only place to go to secure rights

The courts are important, but they are not the only place where citizens’ rights can be defended or claimed

27 Jun 2022 11:50 PM

Aakar Patel | Anger on streets over Agnipath reflects how New India has no jobs

There are no jobs in New India and the anger over the changes in the Army recruitment system is emblematic of a much larger problem

20 Jun 2022 11:29 PM

Aakar Patel | What govt, BJP must do so that India doesn’t get pressured

BJP must not do things that give the outside world a chance to lecture us

14 Jun 2022 6:53 AM


Aakar Patel | From secular to communal: The changing story of India & Pakistan

Today, there is no Muslim chief minister in India for the first time since 1947

07 Jun 2022 12:44 AM

Aakar Patel | Failure of India’s bureaucrats to stand up for what’s right is troubling

It means that the entire bureaucracy is fine with the violence against minorities catalysed by the State

31 May 2022 12:31 AM

Aakar Patel | Like Ayodhya, Gyanvapi issue will live with us for decades

Parliament has the right to repeal the Places of Worship Act, and indeed some people in the BJP have been asking for this to happen

24 May 2022 7:14 AM

Aakar Patel | Sedition not the only law that should go. There are many more…

Once it dawns on the judiciary that some laws are out of place in a 21st century democracy, then problematic laws will fall

17 May 2022 1:52 AM

Aakar Patel | Fixing issues, not PR alone, may improve India’s image

To correct a problem, one has to first acknowledge a problem

10 May 2022 12:51 AM


Aakar Patel | Where the BJP has succeeded, over its 2 terms from 2014, and where it failed

It appears to be the case that the BJP has shifted its focus from the economy to its primary social agenda

03 May 2022 12:06 AM

Aakar Patel | If India turns into a Hindu Rashtra, what will it mean…

o understand what changes can come here, we must first try to understand what the term Hindu Rashtra means

26 Apr 2022 1:41 AM

Aakar Patel | India likely to stay on US list of ‘concern’ on human rights

The world is not blind to what is happening in India today and it is uncomfortable with it

18 Apr 2022 11:55 PM

Aakar Patel | Venal officers target citizens, keeping India as ‘partly free’

On civil liberties India has only scored 33 out of 60, while the United States has scored 51

12 Apr 2022 1:31 AM

Aakar Patel | Why divisive issues hold sway as ‘real’ ones ignored

The mass media in India is largely owned by corporate bodies

05 Apr 2022 12:41 AM