articles by Akshaya Mishra

India

Beef ban: Don’t laugh, but there could be a conspiracy to turn India vegetarian

It’s a wild guess, but going by the beef ban, or the new rules that restrict the sale of cattle for slaughter, there could be people trying to turn the whole country vegetarian

Politics

EVM challenge: AAP, others develop cold feet ahead of hackathon, Election Commission seems to have won its case

After making a song dance about doctored electronic voting machines, parties have developed cold feet when it mattered most. Going by their response 'The Great EVM Challenge' is likely to end up a damp squib.

India

Sonu Nigam, Abhijeet's lessons for celebrities: Indulge trolls at your own risk, lest you become one

Sonu Nigam and Abhijeet's case should be a warning to other celebrities. They must draw the line with their audience when they are on social media.

India

Arundhati Roy as human shield: Paresh Rawal was only providing trolls their routine fix of excitement

With his Twitter post on Arundhati Roy, Paresh Rawal, wittingly or unwittingly, has dragged himself into the ugly world of unintelligent trolls, reducing himself a bit in the process.

First Cricket News

IPL final 2017: The emotional roller-coaster ride of a Mumbai Indians super fan

Pune were choked by some brilliant bowling from Mumbai Indians and the roof comes down. Flag in hand, the kid sprints across the living room space a few times, performs several kangaroo jumps, throws the cap in the air repeatedly and just refuses to calm down.

Politics

Three years of Narendra Modi govt: Making sense of the shrillness that is India

Narendra Modi's arrival on the national scene marked the ascendance of the most definitive counterweight to the Congress system and the thought process driving and sustaining it.

Politics

Kapil Mishra hurls allegations against Arvind Kejriwal: Steals the show, but charges remain unoriginal

Former minister Kapil Mishra contributed his bit to the noise pollution in Delhi on Friday. He occupied television space for about half-an-hour. He made a PowerPoint presentation. And he uttered brave, dire words against Arvind Kejriwal.

First Cricket News

IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad were denied a fair chance against Kolkata Knight Riders in eliminator

Shed a few tears for David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was not fair on them. They did not even get a decent chance to fight it out in the eliminator.

Politics

3 years of Narendra Modi govt: Can you separate the man from the din? No, both feed off each other

Three years on, how has Narendra Modi changed India? Switch off the television news channels, log out of social media, stay away from the websites you surf, pause and look around.

India

CBI raids Chidambarams' homes: Here's why the Congress fightback has to be more political than legal

Revenge politics, political vendetta, witch-hunt: The Congress can use any combination of words to describe the raids on the properties of P Chidambaram.

Politics

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party hops from farce to farce: How far is the leap to tragedy?

It’s difficult to tell whether tragedy follows farce or farce follows tragedy. In the case of the Aam Aadmi Party, non-stop farce carries the hint of the tragic.

Politics

National Herald case: Congress' desperate bid to shield Sonia and Rahul Gandhi is hurting its image more

In its desperation to shield Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi from scrutiny, Congress could be damaging its image more than doing any good to it.

Politics

EVM tampering row: Election Commission should be aggressive about dispelling doubts

The best way is to accept the challenge of the AAP and ask it to change the motherboard in 90 seconds to manipulate test voting and results. It would not only settle the doubts over EVMs once for all, but also save the commission from unnecessary criticism.

India

Justice Karnan vs Supreme Court: Judiciary must mind its reputation and find a way to deal with maverick judges

If it weren’t a matter involving the judiciary, a solemn institution, the controversy involving Justice Karnan would be seriously funny.

Politics

Kapil Mishra vs Arvind Kejriwal: Aam Aadmi Party chief will find it hard to regain moral authority

His attack carries the sting that might leave Kejriwal's image hurt forever. Never earlier was the insider attack on the leader so direct, so vicious.

Politics

Kapil Mishra’s graft charge: The countdown to Arvind Kejriwal’s exit may have begun

With his blunt allegation against Kejriwal, Kapil Mishra, who became a former minister a day ago, has delivered the biggest blow not only to the person but also to the fledgling party.

India

2012 Delhi gangrape case verdict: Why celebration over SC ruling is an insult to victim's memory

The celebratory, self-congratulating noise going around after the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday upholding the death sentence to the convicts of the 16 December, 2012 gangrape and murder case leaves one with a sense of dismay.

Sports

IPL 2017: When Delhi's Daredevils Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson made sixes sexy again

As DD's Rishabh Pant & Sanju Samson got into the mood at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, subtlety and brute power presented themselves in an interesting mix.

India

Krishna Ghati beheading: Nationalist cacophony grows as charade around love for soldiers continues

With sober, reasonable voices drowning out in the nationalist cacophony and the ruling dispensation showing no intent to silence it, there appears to be no other way out. Till that happens, the charade around love for soldiers would continue.