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Aakar Patel

Aakar Patel | Pakistan’s new security policy: How should India respond?

The policy articulates what it sees as Pakistan’s vision and priorities and provides a detailed implementation framework

19 Jan 2022 2:46 AM

Aakar Patel | Are we ready to believe things are not going well with India?

A course can be corrected only if we accept that we are headed in the wrong direction

11 Jan 2022 2:15 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 | As 2022 looms, we can only hope for some easing of pain

Perhaps we should begin from the place that has become frozen in time: Kashmir

28 Dec 2021 1:44 AM

Aakar Patel | New law likely to spell trouble for Christians in Karnakata

In the first two weeks of December 2021 alone, attacks against Christians were reported in Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Karnataka

21 Dec 2021 2:02 AM

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Aakar Patel | Should AFSPA be repealed, or stay?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 | From Dec 2019 to Dec 2021: A time of trouble, problems grow

The state today has no democracy and is the only Indian state/Union territory without an elected government

07 Dec 2021 1:57 AM

Aakar Patel | South Asia will be compelled to change as world gets a makeover

In terms of their Human Development Index, India is ranked 133rd in the world, Bangladesh at 135th and Pakistan at 154th

30 Nov 2021 3:11 AM

Aakar Patel | Why farm law recall miffed some in middle class, media

What some of us think are strong, bold and firm decisions are cruel, harsh and unwanted for others

22 Nov 2021 3:26 AM

Aakar Patel | If Indians focus on trivia, ignore hard reality, the future is bleak

On every meaningful measure, life for Indians compares poorly with those in other democracies

16 Nov 2021 11:42 AM

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Changing faith or propagating one’s religion: Is it a right or a crime in India?

India allows Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist dalits access to Scheduled Caste reservations but not Christian and Muslim dalits

02 Nov 2021 12:06 AM

Aakar Patel | The real story behind India’s success in 1 bn vaccine doses

On August 7, 2020, the SII, the country’s largest private vaccine manufacturer, signed an agreement with the global vaccine alliance GAVI

26 Oct 2021 1:35 AM

Aakar Patel | As India’s rank falls in Global Hunger Index, govt is in denial

In 2015, India’s ranking on the Global Hunger Index was 55. Last year, in 2020, it fell by 39 places to land at 94.

19 Oct 2021 1:40 AM

Aakar Patel | How has ending Art. 370 helped Kashmir, or India as a whole?

That Article 370 was the root of separatism, terrorism, nepotism and corruption

12 Oct 2021 2:47 AM

Aakar Patel | Why focus on sanitation is essential for a cleaner India

This focus on littering and rubbish is what separates Swachh Bharat from the two other programmes for sanitation that were run earlier

05 Oct 2021 7:54 AM

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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 | Why not do the obvious thing? Repeal 3 laws, end farm stir…

On January 12 this year, the Supreme Court 'stayed' the implementation of the farm laws

14 Sep 2021 2:39 AM

Aakar Patel | Some good news from Raj… Why can’t we do more to boost culture?

Lakha Khan is only one of the many men and women from Rajasthan that the documentary series exposes us to

07 Sep 2021 2:05 AM

Aakar Patel | Are India, US in military pact? It’s not quite clear

With no discussion in Parliament, PM Modi began drifting India into a strategic partnership and military alliance with the United States

31 Aug 2021 7:03 AM

Aakar Patel | Don’t we care that India’s in a mess, and its growth halted?

The other interesting aspect of recent years is the introduction of new laws that have taken India in a particular direction

24 Aug 2021 4:23 AM

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