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Aakar Patel

Aakar Patel | The middle class is not growing… What does future hold for India?

The government is run like a kingdom and the elected leader does not need to respond to questions or hold press conferences

27 Jul 2021 2:28 AM

Aakar Patel | To widen ease of biz in India, lift draconian curbs on NGOs

NGOs, or non-governmental organisations, are the third largest workforce in the United States

20 Jul 2021 10:15 PM

Aakar Patel | The weak case that kept Stan Swamy in jail, where he died

He was imprisoned denied bail in the Bhima Koregaon case

13 Jul 2021 9:07 AM

Aakar Patel | As world changes rapidly, Indians stuck in the past, not eyeing future

Newspaper column writers are not experts in any particular subject or field

06 Jul 2021 7:04 AM

Aakar Patel | As world keeps growing, India’s sinking, going back to the past

According to the government data, our economic growth began braking sharply before January 2018

29 Jun 2021 7:28 AM

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Aakar Patel | No good news: It’s difficult to be an optimist in India today

India’s economic growth has been falling for 42 months now, but the government has not spoken about why that is so and what went wrong

22 Jun 2021 7:17 AM

Aakar Patel | Civil society & NGOs: Why they matter in run-up to 2024

Adivasi resistance to the Indian State is not understood and it is not very widely covered in the media

15 Jun 2021 7:19 AM

Aakar Patel | Modi’s 15-point Vikas Yatra: How far has his govt really delivered?

The Vikas Yatra document does not refer to what the result of India climbing on the index was

08 Jun 2021 7:21 AM

Aakar Patel | How Jaishankar put on mat in US over Hindutva and other issues

India under Narendra Modi has spent a lot of energy in drafting laws that go after minorities

02 Jun 2021 7:20 AM

Aakar Patel | Why Twitter’s action on BJP ‘manipulation’ is rattling govt

India is going the way of China, where the social media has to be in full compliance with the government’s desire to control the messaging

25 May 2021 7:34 AM

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Aakar Patel | Govt needed to have ‘grip’ over Covid: That is what PM lacks

The reason we don’t have enough vaccines is that we did not order them at the right time because we didn’t think we needed them

18 May 2021 7:14 AM

Aakar Patel | Don’t fudge Covid data, that’ll make crisis worse

The first reason why the government should come clean and say that its numbers are an undercount is public safety

11 May 2021 12:00 AM

Aakar Patel | Constitution is just forgotten: No ‘fraternity’ exists in India!

We have lost our empathy for those who are unlike us and we do not even recognise that we have lost it

04 May 2021 12:00 AM

Aakar Patel | India’s health calamity has exposed flaws in Gujarat Model

There is no example of a developed nation that had a Third World education and healthcare system

27 Apr 2021 12:00 AM

Aakar Patel | How the world sees India is changing… not for the better

India’s urban unemployment is at a historic high and, more important, the participation rate of India’s labour force is at a historic low

20 Apr 2021 12:00 AM

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Aakar Patel | It’s wrong to say Indians have right to choose faith

In 2003, under Narendra Modi, Gujarat passed a law that essentially removed all freedom of religion for Gujaratis

13 Apr 2021 1:21 AM

Aakar Patel | India headed in wrong direction: Is it too late to correct course?

We have become as much of a religious state as Pakistan and this is a fact

30 Mar 2021 1:16 AM

Aakar Patel | The ‘unreality’ of India today: Nothing makes sense any more

The second wave of Covid-19 had begun at the end of February, so the question is why spectators were allowed into the Narendra Modi Stadium

23 Mar 2021 7:55 AM

Aakar Patel | BJP has never spelt out what ‘parivartan’ it hopes to bring

The Jan Sangh said that it would repeal preventive detention laws which it said were absolutely in contradiction to individual liberty

16 Mar 2021 4:14 AM

Aakar Patel | India’s image in free fall, but govt in denial on real causes

The fact is that we do very well on political rights, and in fact the government gets 3/4 on transparency, which is hardly accurate

09 Mar 2021 11:28 AM

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