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Aakar Patel

Aakar Patel | Transparency in Modi era? CAG’s working shows it remains opaque

It is hard to reconcile these words with the actual actions of Mr Modi and his government on vital issues where opacity was promoted.

17 Oct 2023 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | What will special session take up? No one knows, not even the Cabinet…

The Winter Session will begin in November, so it is not as if there is no other time for Parliament to meet. Why again this month?

12 Sep 2023 12:22 AM

Aakar Patel | Fact & fiction: Harsher laws have not led to justice in India

Criminal law has the power to destroy lives and its use for this reason must be guarded, measured and calibrated

05 Sep 2023 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | No. 1 in population, but future is bleak: Demographic dividend lacking

Not only have we not added new jobs, we have lost some of those we had.

25 Apr 2023 12:59 AM

Aakar Patel | Modi 2.0: There’s a contradiction between the myth and the reality…

On corruption, the BJP has been on the backfoot since January because of the Adani affair.

21 Mar 2023 12:45 AM


Aakar Patel | With institutions of democracy undermined, fears for the future rise

Government blocked reports that reflected poor state of economy

15 Nov 2022 12:21 AM

Aakar Patel | India at a new low in Global Hunger Index: Does anyone really care?

This year, India’s child wasting rate has increased to 19.4, the highest in 20 years

18 Oct 2022 7:18 AM

Aakar Patel | Kashmirification & Gujaratification of India is here… will be hard to root out

If we observe the events of the recent past, it appears he is right

04 Jan 2022 2:48 AM

Aakar Patel | Should AFSPA be repealed, or stay? The case: For and against

Later this month the Nagaland Assembly will convene a special session to demand that the law be suspended in that state

14 Dec 2021 3:01 AM

Aakar Patel | ‘Presumption of guilt’ violates a key principle of common law

The State now assumes that you have done something wrong, and it is for you to demonstrate your innocence

28 Sep 2021 12:21 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 | 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: It won't be back to normal on May 4; it will be a different world

How many parents will take a chance with the lives of their children by sending them to school on May 4?

21 Apr 2020 11:11 AM

Aakar Patel: What will the new economy look like post Covid-19 crash?

The impact on the global economy may last for an entire generation

05 Apr 2020 5:47 PM