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Aakar Patel | It’s important for media to focus on the reality of life in this country…

India’s media is largely an accomplice of the State here

22 Feb 2022 2:41 AM

Aakar Patel | Let women wear the hijab or not: It’s not the job of State to meddle

The hijab issue has again brought what India is doing to its minorities to the notice of the world

15 Feb 2022 1:49 AM

Aakar Patel | Why are voters not bothered about economy, absence of jobs?

The curious thing is that the economy does not appear to be a relevant subject in India’s political debate

08 Feb 2022 2:12 AM

Aakar Patel | Can BJP lose its vote share, but still win in UP? Wait for results

The broad patterns tell us that to sweep Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has to retain its vote share of the past three elections

01 Feb 2022 2:34 AM

Aakar Patel | Listen to what the world says: Step back from the precipice…

It is not safe to be dismissive about words like genocide, but unfortunately, that is what India is doing today

25 Jan 2022 12:06 AM


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


Aakar Patel | Should AFSPA be repealed, or stay?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


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