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Aakar Patel

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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