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Aakar Patel

Aakar Patel | Sardar worked differently from Nehru, but had the same ideals

There is a belief that Sardar Patel would have “sorted out” Pakistan and we would never have had the Kashmir problem

06 Dec 2022 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | After decisive win in 2019, has govt run out of steam?

The listlessness shows in endless political campaigning conducted without much reference to performance, only to charisma

29 Nov 2022 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | If print media loses ground, democracy is threatened too

When citizens do not know what is going on in schools, hospitals, police stations and govt offices, how do they hold the State to account?

22 Nov 2022 12:00 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 | Raj lessons for today’s India: Why do we see fewer protests?

The question is -- why should one protest in a democracy? There are many reasons

08 Nov 2022 12:05 AM


Aakar Patel | Pak’s journey in 7 decades: Military juntas to democracy

Though once again the Army is in the news, it appears that Pakistan is now out of the cycles of periodic military rule

01 Nov 2022 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | How BJP’s line changed over civil liberties & social reforms

It may interest readers to know that from its formation till the 1984 general election, the BJP had no interest in Ayodhya

26 Oct 2022 12:00 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 | The rise & fall of India’s exports: Can we take it up to $1tr by 2030?

Unless India does something proactively that affects our exports positively, trade growth will decline as it has with the world trend

11 Oct 2022 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | Why does Indian cricket deify the batsmen, but look down on bowlers?

The bowler is a second-class citizen in the commonwealth of cricket. The rules are written and rewritten to undermine and deter him

04 Oct 2022 12:05 AM


Aakar Patel | Is govt trying to finish off civil society & India’s NGOs?

PM Modi continues a common theme where he has attacked what is called “civil society”, which he sees as an enemy

27 Sep 2022 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | Can the whole of South Asia work as one to develop itself?

We have not opened ourselves to each other and returned to the sort of geography and economy that we had before 1947

20 Sep 2022 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | Protests can’t be limited only to ‘designated’ areas in India

The State sees protest as a nuisance which must exist on paper but not exercised in defiance of the State

13 Sep 2022 1:35 AM

Aakar Patel | Can India do what it takes to make a big leap forward?

The nations ahead of us are Germany, Japan, China and the United States

06 Sep 2022 12:13 AM

Why do we want a permanent seat at UNSC? If we get it, what will we do?

India has had no proper discussion internally on why we want to be in the Security Council

30 Aug 2022 9:47 AM


Aakar Patel | Why, for the first time in 150 years, India’s Census won’t be on time

Since 1881, even during wars in the past, it has never been postponed

23 Aug 2022 12:07 AM

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