Articles by Akshaya Mishra
Feb 24, 2017
Rahul Gandhi needs more time to mature, says Sheila Dikshit; Congress may be dead before he is readyRahul Gandhi is above 45 years of age. By this age most professionals are into leadership roles after proving themselves in different capacities down the rung.
Feb 23, 2017
BMC Election 2017: BJP need not work hard for Congress-mukt India, party already on self-destruct modeThe BJP has created its own space and is growing rapidly. The civic polls in Maharashtra is an indicator of that. If the trend continues, the Shiv Sena, the Congress, the NCP and MNS would soon be reduced to fringe players in the state.
Feb 23, 2017
UP Election 2017: In the war of acronyms, BJP is setting the agendaWith three phases gone, no clear trend visible and all big talking points exhausted, it was expected that the campaign language in Uttar Pradesh would sink lower and lower.
Feb 22, 2017
Ramjas College protests: Ideological conflicts going too far; let's bring back sanity to campusesWhy wouldn't Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid speak at a seminar in Ramjas College? Were the college authorities doing enough to stop members of ABVP from disrupting the lecture?
Feb 21, 2017
UP Election 2017: Poll language stinks; blame it on the growing desperation among partiesThe self-righteous noise over politicians plumbing new depths in disparaging attacks on rivals makes little sense.
Feb 20, 2017
UP Election 2017: Divided along religion and caste lines, a clear trend remains elusiveAs polling nears phase 4 in Uttar Pradesh, a clear trend remains complicated so much that even election watchers have been throwing up different winning tallies to parties in private
Feb 17, 2017
UP Election 2017: Demonetisation truth trapped between anecdotal and realAnecdotal is a funny word, at least is has assumed a funny connotation after demonetisation.
Feb 16, 2017
UP Election 2017: On home turf, Yadav family image matters just as much as seatsIn Uttar Pradesh’s heartland where the election moves to in phase three, the debate is not whether the Yadav dominance in their stronghold would continue, it’s how the bitter power struggle in the Yadav first family would impact the prospect of individual members in the fray.
Feb 14, 2017
Sasikala case verdict: Neither Paneerselvam nor Palanisamy has aura of Amma; expect turbulence for AIADMKPalanisamy is still an untested quantity. He will need to prove himself. Being Sasikala’s proxy is not certainly the same as being Jayalalithaa’s. Neither has the force of personality
Feb 14, 2017
UP Election 2017: Will demonetisation hit BJP’s chances? From farm to factory, the jury is still outIt seems that the verdict on the ground on demonetisation is clearly divided along political lines ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.