All stories by Mayank Mishra
The real story behind Uttar Pradesh's developmentRediff.com1 Jul 2016
'Favourable treatment to selected areas has been a pattern throughout the state.'
Of clubbing and 'half policing' in Mamata's BengalRediff.com3 May 2016
Mayank Mishra reports on how the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal has been extending patronage to the ruling party cadre.
Why Bengal could deliver 'Hadda Haddi' this electionRediff.com2 May 2016
Political commentators say the final outcome of the West Bengal assembly elections would depend on how some crucial factors play out this time. Mayank Mishra explains.
Which way will Muslim votes go in Bengal?Rediff.com25 Apr 2016
There is a section in the Muslim community in West Bengal that believes that the ruling TMC has not quite delivered on the promises it made.
FM chants rural mantra 25 times, puts money where mouth isRediff.com1 Mar 2016
The Budget allocated an increase in allocation for MGNREGS, LPG expansion, electrification & smart panchayats.
Political pundits in for surprise as alliances shift in West BengalRediff.com1 Mar 2016
As electoral sails shift in the dynamic political winds of West Bengal, two factors may still change the electoral equations are how the BJP fares this time and how Muslims are going to vote. Mayank Mishra reports.
Crippling story of India's urban infra projectsRediff.com8 Feb 2016
Of the 538 projects examined, 294 suffered from cost overruns, 303 from time overruns, and 166 projects suffered both time as well as cost overruns.
Hindu radicals find fertile soil in western UPRediff.com16 Jan 2016
With a rise in the clout of Muslims in western Uttar Pradesh, fearful Hindus are being radicalised.
One year of Jan Dhan: Many loose ends yet to be tiedRediff.com13 Sep 2015
Lack of awareness about the scheme, especially in villages, has created a situation where expectations are turning into disappointment.
How companies are wooing workers with phones, freebiesRediff.com2 Sep 2015
Companies are sending representatives to Bihar, UP, Jharkhand and Odisha to persuade workers to join them.
Social engineering: BJP's Bihar formula to swing a vote?Rediff.com13 Jul 2015
Aiming to send the right signal to different sections of society, the BJP has embraced figures like Chuhar Mal, Emperor Ashoka, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and Maharana Pratap.
Caste no bar in Bihar's politicsRediff.com9 Jul 2015
Association of caste with the way people have tended to vote in Bihar has somewhat weakened.
A second green revolution yet to become a reality in BiharRediff.com29 Jun 2015
Farmers find it difficult to source quality seeds or fertiliser on time from government agencies at subsidised rates.
Logic Roots: A start-up by IITians makes learning funRediff.com22 Jun 2015
Jaipur-based start-up Logic Roots aims to teach children math skills through board games.
Monsoon worries: is India ready?Rediff.com19 Jun 2015
Farmers of Haryana suffered because of unseasonal rain.
Why kirana shops are rushing to become online sellersRediff.com9 Jun 2015
Neighbourhood stores have the ability to adapt to changes.
Don't celebrate India's 'Operation Maitri' just yetRediff.com30 Apr 2015
The operation is not a favour to Nepal. It's in India's interests to rebuild a new Nepal
Why banks now have more officers and fewer clerksRediff.com17 Apr 2015
It is to keep labour unions away and make the employees feel important.
Soon, you can click online for health care recordsRediff.com13 Apr 2015
With the help of Practo Ray, doctors can share reports.
Are states really serious about Digital India plan?Rediff.com7 Mar 2015
Official websites of some states haven't been updated for years