Articles by Akshaya Mishra
Jun 27, 2017
Narendra Modi-Donald Trump meet: Beyond all the personal chemistry hype, results are what countBoth, Modi and Trump have made a public show of bonhomie with repeat hugs but the real proof of it would be how it finds expression in economics or diplomacy
Jun 12, 2017
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: South Africa's abject surrender means they will continue to carry 'chokers' tagIn case of South Africa the team disintegrates under pressure. The talent of players comes to naught with no sense of application a team effort demands. Unless they find a way out, they are destined to carry the choker tag for a long, long time.
Jun 11, 2017
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Shakib-Mahmudullah script a masterclass, but why is the applause muted?Good partnerships are what makes the experience of a cricket match so fulfilling. The one between Shakib and Mahmudullah was simply master class. It should get the applause it deserves.
Jun 09, 2017
Champions Trophy 2017: India punished for getting too few runs on a batting-friendly wicket against Sri LankaBatting first on a friendly wicket, India were at least 30 runs short. When the pitch offers no support and scoring is easy, there’s little point blaming the bowlers.
Jun 08, 2017
Madhya Pradesh farmers' strike: Loan waiver is no solution, but does govt have any other ideas?As farmers’ agitation spreads across Madhya Pradesh from Mandsaur and threatens to engulf other states too, we know loan waiver is no solution to their problems.
Jun 07, 2017
Paresh Rawal says actors, cricketers can bridge India-Pakistan chasm; why is social media outrage so tepid this time?Actor-turned-parliamentarian Paresh Rawal just committed an act of sacrilege and it’s surprising that the social media is not exactly bursting with outrage.
Jun 06, 2017
Zakir Musa may be inconsequential, but govt must be alert to destructive potential of gau rakshaksIt is tempting to treat the purported call of Zakir Musa – former Hizbul Mujahideen militant and now someone trying hard to give the trouble in Kashmir a strictly Islamic colour – to the Muslims of India to launch jihad against cow vigilantes with some disdain.
Jun 05, 2017
India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli and Co's win underlines declining standard of cricket across the borderA bunch of school boys versus a seasoned strike force – that’s how the India vs Pakistan face-off turned out last night.
Jun 04, 2017
India- Pakistan encounters desperately need to regain the missing tension, anxiety and energy of showdownThe cast of characters in terms of players changed, but the passion driving India-Pakistan matches never waned.
May 31, 2017
Rajasthan HC judge wants cow as national animal: Can the cattle be saved from the fake sympathisers?The death of about 500 cattle in the shelter near Jaipur and the pitiable condition of cattle elsewhere reveal that the current wave of sympathy for the cow may be fake.