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Aakar Patel

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

Aakar Patel | What India will we leave for future generations? Some thoughts on I-Day

The people are useful for the State as they give it legitimacy, but they are also seen as a nuisance that gets in the way of government

17 Aug 2021 2:52 AM

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Aakar Patel | Does Modi govt know what to do to tackle 2020 & 2021 problems?

The most significant aspects of this period were the nationwide lockdown

10 Aug 2021 2:07 AM

Aakar Patel | The reasons why world’s interest in Olympics is falling are many

Yet another aspect of the decline of the Olympic Games is the ending of hostility between nations on a global scale

03 Aug 2021 12:02 PM

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

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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

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

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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

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

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