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Aakar Patel

Aakar Patel | When will India conduct its next census? And then the delimitation?

For the first time since 1880, no census was conducted as should have been the case in 2021.

27 Nov 2023 11:33 PM

Aakar Patel | A rebranded govt: BJP adopted Congress schemes, and gave them new names…

The reality is that the UPA’s schemes had anodyne and unmemorable names even though they had the same aims.

21 Nov 2023 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | It’s time to end the anonymous funding of all Indian elections

The next body to say the electoral bonds scheme was dangerous was the Election Commission.

07 Nov 2023 12:08 AM

Aakar Patel | It’s time to rethink India's role in the world; if it's helping us

All South Asian nations except India voted to end the violence in Gaza.

31 Oct 2023 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | Same-sex marriage will eventually be legal… Why is India dragging its feet?

One reason is that the Supreme Court has been slow to determine whether the moves made by this government are constitutional

25 Oct 2023 12:00 AM


Aakar Patel | Transparency in Modi era? CAG’s working shows it remains opaque

It is hard to reconcile these words with the actual actions of Mr Modi and his government on vital issues where opacity was promoted.

17 Oct 2023 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | What will make India great? The nation’s rise, or people’s benefit

During last month’s Vibrant Gujarat summit, PM Modi said that India’s economy would be third largest during his third term

10 Oct 2023 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | If you have eyes…The many ways in which govt targets India’s minorities

Not only is bigotry and prejudice and discrimination common in the “New India”, it is why Mr Jaishankar & his party are politically popular.

03 Oct 2023 12:08 AM

Aakar Patel | Extrajudicial & ‘encounter’ deaths: Focus only after external pressure?

Khappens even if the accused has moved the Supreme Court for protection with the specific plea that they are in danger.

26 Sep 2023 12:15 AM

Aakar Patel | Opp. right not to be part of ‘rigged game’ with some pro-govt anchors

The arguments against the boycott are various, including press freedom and the “Emergency”

20 Sep 2023 12:00 AM


Aakar Patel | What will special session take up? No one knows, not even the Cabinet…

The Winter Session will begin in November, so it is not as if there is no other time for Parliament to meet. Why again this month?

12 Sep 2023 12:22 AM

Aakar Patel | Fact & fiction: Harsher laws have not led to justice in India

Criminal law has the power to destroy lives and its use for this reason must be guarded, measured and calibrated

05 Sep 2023 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | Progress in space should excite us, lead to a better future for planet

The ultimate aim of space programmes is not national glory, because at some point, the first to do this or that will be behind us.

29 Aug 2023 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | From secularism to communalism, and back: Varied paths in India & Pak

India has had Muslim Presidents but unlike Pakistan, India’s Presidents are figureheads with no real authority.

22 Aug 2023 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | ‘Riots’ in India are different from mob fury in other nations

The root of such violence is an underlying sentiment existing perennially in a large part of our society, and kept stoked through politics.

15 Aug 2023 12:07 AM


Shikha Mukerjee | Testing time lies ahead for the ‘mother of democracy’

Disqualifying Rahul Gandhi within 26 hours of the Surat court’s verdict was an act as much in indecent haste as it was not in good faith.

08 Aug 2023 12:10 AM

Aakar Patel | Making Aadhaar compulsory for births, deaths to revive NRC row

It doesn’t make sense for the government to push through with the NPR exercise in these circumstances, through whatever method.

01 Aug 2023 12:30 AM

Aakar Patel | What’s to gain by avoiding any problem… What is there to lose?

The Prime Minister demoted the issue and signalled to the rest of the BJP and the pliant media not to speak about it.

25 Jul 2023 12:54 AM

Aakar Patel | The new race in space: Can India emerge on top? What lies next?

The winners in the race this time stand to make large amounts of money.

18 Jul 2023 12:30 AM

Aakar Patel | ‘Amritkaal’ now upon us, but eco targets are far from being met!

Halfway into 2023, there is no further reference to this five-year plan.

11 Jul 2023 12:34 AM