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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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Aakar Patel | India’s health calamity has exposed flaws in Gujarat Model

There is no example of a developed nation that had a Third World education and healthcare system

27 Apr 2021 12:00 AM

Aakar Patel | How the world sees India is changing… not for the better

India’s urban unemployment is at a historic high and, more important, the participation rate of India’s labour force is at a historic low

20 Apr 2021 12:00 AM

Aakar Patel | It’s wrong to say Indians have right to choose faith

In 2003, under Narendra Modi, Gujarat passed a law that essentially removed all freedom of religion for Gujaratis

13 Apr 2021 1:21 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 | The ‘unreality’ of India today: Nothing makes sense any more

The second wave of Covid-19 had begun at the end of February, so the question is why spectators were allowed into the Narendra Modi Stadium

23 Mar 2021 7:55 AM

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Aakar Patel | BJP has never spelt out what ‘parivartan’ it hopes to bring

The Jan Sangh said that it would repeal preventive detention laws which it said were absolutely in contradiction to individual liberty

16 Mar 2021 4:14 AM

Aakar Patel | India’s image in free fall, but govt in denial on real causes

The fact is that we do very well on political rights, and in fact the government gets 3/4 on transparency, which is hardly accurate

09 Mar 2021 11:28 AM

Aakar Patel | As democracy endangered, India’s global reputation hit

The Indian government today does not care what it does to Indians as long as it can continue on its path

02 Mar 2021 10:35 AM

Aakar Patel | Who’s to blame for Rs 100 petrol: Nehru, Indira or Modi Sarkar?

India’s consumers pay the highest rate of tax on the petrol and diesel that they consume

23 Feb 2021 4:13 AM

Aakar Patel | Vital areas in kids’ health left ignored in Budget 2021

Poshan Abhiyan, the flagship programme meant to improve nutritional outcomes by 2022, was also damaged

16 Feb 2021 7:27 AM

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Aakar Patel | Democracy Index: Why India’s rank now falling

India has fallen from a global ranking of 27 in 2015 to 53 in 2020

09 Feb 2021 4:04 AM

Aakar Patel | Modi’s eighth Budget looms, there’s still no ‘grand vision’

Unemployment has naturally followed the opposite trajectory, going from about 4% before Modi became PM to 6% and then to 9%

31 Jan 2021 12:37 AM

Aakar Patel | Growth is just not picking up, but no end to triumphalism

We have entered the 13th consecutive quarter of economic slowdown in India

26 Jan 2021 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | Nehru a model of modernity… Why his vision & legacy endures

The problem is that nobody in the world of Hindutva has any vision — good, bad or indifferent — when compared to Nehru

19 Jan 2021 6:49 AM

Aakar Patel | On Republic Day, time to reclaim our basic rights

None of the rights and liberties that the Constitution saw initially as being “fundamental” are present in the original form today

12 Jan 2021 10:50 AM

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