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
5 factors that will drive e-commerce growthRediff.com13 Feb 2015
Online retail is increasing market share rapidly.
This start-up turned 'gifting' into a million dollar businessRediff.com14 Jan 2015
After six years in the business, the scorecard of Bengaluru-based QwikCilver is impressive, with a 90 per cent market share.
'Modi village' is Varanasi's new hot spotRediff.com16 Dec 2014
Jayapur, with a population of a little over 4,200, was like most other villages before Prime Minister Narendra Modi adopted it on November 7.
Model villages: Lessons from Adarsh NanglaRediff.com1 Dec 2014
Villagers attribute Adarsh Nangla's 'fall' to a combination of government apathy and decline of the collective spirit
How MLAs are getting richer faster than MPsRediff.com3 Nov 2014
"When it comes to economic matters, state governments have a far bigger role to play. Whether it is acquiring land for a major project or issuing a licence to a private university, the role of the state government has become very important. MLAs are bound to be natural beneficiaries of this heightened economic activity."
How BJP won and what it means for politicsRediff.com20 Oct 2014
The Bharatiya Janata Party's solid solo performance in Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections confirms continuation of some of the trends that emerged in the Lok Sabha elections in May this year.
Jan Dhan target to be met, but only on paperRediff.com6 Oct 2014
As the Jan-Dhan scheme completes a month since its official launch, reports coming in from various parts of the country suggest the stated target of 75 million new accounts will be achieved much before January 26 next year.
Cash may no longer be kingRediff.com14 Sep 2014
Debit card use at POS terminals increasing at rapid clip, transactions at ATMs declining
Jan Dhan Yojana: Outlets everywhere, not many to bank onRediff.com5 Sep 2014
In addition to the problem of long queues at automated teller machines, there would be the problem of guiding new cardholders, especially in rural and semi-urban areas, on how to use those cards, some bankers told Business Standard.
Infrastructure is key to Jan Dhan Yojana's successRediff.com4 Sep 2014
The problem is set to grow following issuance of 75 million new RuPay cards in the next six months with the launch of the Jan Dhan Yojana.
Every fifth Lok Sabha MP a dynastRediff.com30 Jul 2014
While dynastic politics may have receded in the Lok Sabha, it is alive and kicking in states
Milk prices won't go up in 3-6 months: AmulRediff.com26 Jul 2014
The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd, the country's largest dairy products distributor and the owner of Amul brand, has also indicated that prices of milk are likely to remain relatively stable in the next 24 to 48 months.
Sustainable auto turnaround still months awayRediff.com22 Jul 2014
Paris-based international advisory firm Mazars predicts four per cent growth in India's automobile sector this financial year.
Monsoon deficiency to hurt urban consumption moreRediff.com24 Jun 2014
There are chances of taps running dry and prices of fruits and vegetables spiking.
Narendra Modi's cyber army is on the moveRediff.com22 May 2014
Volunteers have been asked to provide details of their core competencies for future projects, says Mayank Mishra
Former top cop won't go down without a fightRediff.com7 May 2014
Consolidation of influential voting blocs might hurt the chances of AAP's Kanchan Choudhary Bhattacharya in Haridwar but she will not go down without a good fight. Mayank Mishra reports
Why JD-U's support base is shrinking in BiharRediff.com2 Apr 2014
Poll arithmetic and ground reports give an edge to Lalu Prasad's RJD over Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United in the coming Lok Sabha polls. Mayank Mishra reports
When social activists become politiciansRediff.com30 Mar 2014
Is politics gaining at the expense of civil society?
Can AAP be the nucleus of a Third Front govt at Centre?Rediff.com25 Feb 2014
For the third front to become a reality, it needs a party that has a pan-India presence and wins more Lok Sabha seats than all other parties in the front, say experts.
What is the logic behind Andhra Pradesh divisionRediff.com19 Feb 2014
Is Hyderabad the reason Telangana wants separation from Andhra Pradesh? Or has perceived backwardness of the Telangana region fuelled demand for a separate state? Mayank Mishra reports