articles by Ayeshea Perera


Dear Rahul, please don't be another MMS on Twitter: Here are a few tweeting tips for him

Now that the Congress scion has finally joined Twitter, here are some basic rules of engagement that Rahul Gandhi would do well to follow.


Making their tragedy all about us: India's biggest mistake in Nepal

Things have changed a great deal from the grand beginnings of India's mercy mission to Nepal, when aid and relief personnel were rushed into the country within hours of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake


Rajnath Singh, Kirren Rijiju get stuck in lift, hoisted out through roof

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his deputy Kiren Rijiju got stuck inside a lift at the CRPF headquarters here and had to be hoisted out through its roof, an official said.


VVIP boards not a crime, but has AAP irrevocably lost its identity?

Can Kejriwal make the people believe that AAP is still able to give the people an alternative to mainstream politics?


Our favourite Aussie dish: Masterchef 2014 winner Brent Owens on Medu vada, beef ban and more

Brent Owens talks about what life is like behind the scenes at Masterchef, what he would do to recreate a classic Indian dish, and also what happened to the top knot!


Live: Ramdas Athawale invites Bhushan, Yadav to join RPI

The AAP rift has widened as reconciliation talks between Arvind Kejriwal and Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have failed.


Live: Haven't received Medha Patkar's resignation letter, says AAP

Live blogging the AAP National Council meet, where the two warring factions of the party are scheduled to go head to head.


Live: Why didn't they repeal Section 66A of IT Act? Kapil Sibal hits out at NDA

Live blogging the SC verdict on the validity of the controversial 66A to the IT act


Victory for free speech as SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act: Here's all you need to know

Here is all you need to know about section 66A, the cases against it, and what the controversies surrounding it are:


Your move, Kejriwal: Yadav, Bhushan take the high ground in AAP row

Although Kejriwal has in the past 'accepted' criticism from Yadav himself and has demonstrated the ability to say he is sorry for his actions, he has also shown himself to be a canny and unpredictable politician


Live: Modi hails 'new beginning' to india-Sri Lanka ties under Sirisena

Modi landed in Colombo this morning for a two day visit, the first stand-alone bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister since 1987.


Everyone loves Manmohan: Cong, BJP rush to defend once reviled PM over Coalgate

The sensational summoning of Manmohan Singh as an accused in the coal scam could well be yet another stumbling block for the BJP to overcome in Parliament.


American Horror Story actor Ben Woolf killed in car accident

Ben Woolf, an actor on the TV series "American Horror Story," has died after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. He was 34.


Hey #HypocriteIndia: Why no hashtag for brutal murder of Kerala guard?

But now contrast the attention Patel's story got to the tragedy of 50-year-old Indian Chandrabose. If you ask 'who?' you would be forgiven.


Delhi Live: Kejriwal will not hold any portfolios, says Manish Sisodia

Live blogging the results of the Delhi 2015 assembly election.


Delhi exit polls reveal BJP's Kiran Bedi-sized error, but it's really Modi-Shah's fault

Unlike in the Lok Sabha elections, Modi is already securely in Delhi, and Kiran Bedi is too new and too politically inexperienced to convince voters who are on the fence.


Delhi exit polls 2015: It's unanimous, all polls say AAP has overcome Modi wave

Tracking all the exit polls from the Delhi Election 2015. Who looks like winning the BJP vs AAP battle?


Delhi elections 2015: How Kejriwal is making the Bhagora tag work for him

Kejriwal has come back - stronger than ever it would seem - by doing the unthinkable. That is, by audaciously and effectively reclaiming the 'Bhagora' tag, and turning his biggest weakness into a platform of strength.


India's secret weapon or Obama's 'beast': What WAS that giant crab on the Goa float?

What was that giant crab on the Goan float? A veiled threat to India's enemies? Obama's 'Beast'? Here are the top Firstpost theories: