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Utkarsh Mishra

Utkarsh Mishra writes on politics and current affairs. You can e-mail the author at utkarshm@rediff.co.in

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'Why single out Badruddin Ajmal?'

'Why single out Badruddin Ajmal?'

Rediff.com19 Mar 2021

'Himanta Biswa Sarma has put a lot of effort in demonising Muslims this time.'

'BJP in Bengal means Borrowed Janata Party'

'BJP in Bengal means Borrowed Janata Party'

Rediff.com15 Mar 2021

'You don't win elections on the basis of borrowed players.' 'There is a great crisis of leadership for the BJP in Bengal'

'No magic bullet to agriculture reforms'

'No magic bullet to agriculture reforms'

Rediff.com9 Feb 2021

'Agri reforms need to go beyond the limited concerns of these three laws in improving agriculture productivity in cereal and crop diversification and production patterns.'

'A strong, decisive leadership is what India needs'

'A strong, decisive leadership is what India needs'

Rediff.com18 Jan 2021

'What matters is meeting the needs and expectations of the people who have voted to provide governance for the country.'

Tandav review

Tandav review

Rediff.com18 Jan 2021

A Web series shouldn't be outright unrealistic. Being Bollywoodesque is always suicidal, asserts Utkarsh Mishra.

MUST SEE FILM: Gabhricha Paus

MUST SEE FILM: Gabhricha Paus

Rediff.com23 Dec 2020

At a time when thousands of our farmers are sitting on the roads in bitterly cold December nights, protesting another policy measure that 'tightens the noose around their neck', ironically sold as 'beneficial' for them, it becomes all the more necessary for us to watch Gabhricha Paus to understand their problems better, says Utkarsh Mishra.

'Brahmins feel UP govt is treating them unfairly'

'Brahmins feel UP govt is treating them unfairly'

Rediff.com3 Sep 2020

'People feel that if they belonged to some other community, their matters would've been resolved more easily.' 'It is because of the government's mistreatment and ill-will that this feeling has got into the community.'

Cyclone Nisarga: 'Mumbai may experience damage like Kolkata'

Cyclone Nisarga: 'Mumbai may experience damage like Kolkata'

Rediff.com3 Jun 2020

'What's being predicted for Mumbai is not so different from what Kolkata experienced.' 'People should definitely be alert and aware and follow the advice of the disaster managers.'

'With no lockdown, we would have 1 lakh cases by April 27'

'With no lockdown, we would have 1 lakh cases by April 27'

Rediff.com27 Apr 2020

'In the absence of a vaccine, as long as there are pockets of active cases in India, it would be good to have a limited lockdown.'

'Nehru didn't impose secularism'

'Nehru didn't impose secularism'

Rediff.com27 Feb 2020

'His secularism merely declared the equality of all religions in India under fundamental rights.'

Shikara Review

Shikara Review

Rediff.com7 Feb 2020

'The movie seeks to strike a long-awaited conversation. A story that the screen should have told long ago.' 'It is an attempt to cure that epidemic of social media opinion and provoke us to leave our rhetorical positions for once and see the issue purely as a great tragedy which happened for more reasons than we give to ourselves,' says Utkarsh Mishra.

'Assam is today a laboratory for both Hindu and Muslim fundamentalist forces'

'Assam is today a laboratory for both Hindu and Muslim fundamentalist forces'

Rediff.com24 Dec 2019

'The Bodos and the Assamese were at each other's throats, the Assamese Muslims and the Bengali Muslims were at each other's throats, the Bengali speaking Muslims and Hindus were coming together against the Assamese speaking caste Hindus and the plains tribes and vice versa.'

Assam: BJP/RSS and 'illegal immigrants'

Assam: BJP/RSS and 'illegal immigrants'

Rediff.com24 Dec 2019

'The BJP and RSS were working on the ground to define who is an illegal immigrant.'

'No govt promise will work at this moment in Assam'

'No govt promise will work at this moment in Assam'

Rediff.com20 Dec 2019

'The BJP is taking a risk in Assam, but it may face a tough time in coming times,' says Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty.

Review: PM Narendra Modi is a work of fiction

Review: PM Narendra Modi is a work of fiction

Rediff.com24 May 2019

The movie presents a version of Modi that the bhakts wants the rest of us to see, feels Utkarsh Mishra.

Why I give 350 seats to BJP

Why I give 350 seats to BJP

Rediff.com21 May 2019

'Rather than an outcome of 'pro-incumbency', the exit poll results betray a completely lackadaisical approach of the Opposition parties.' 'While a new kind of politics was on display for the past five years, they were still mired in their old-style methods which will cost them the election,' predicts Utkarsh Mishra.

Will Yogi's citadel re-elect BJP?

Will Yogi's citadel re-elect BJP?

Rediff.com8 May 2019

Ravi Kishan, the BJP's candidate, is an outsider. The BSP-SP candidate is from the powerful Nishad community. Yogi faces a tough task in ensuring that the Gorakhpur seat, which he represented from 1998 to 2017, stays with the BJP.

Why did Modi skip the Jallianwala centenary event?

Why did Modi skip the Jallianwala centenary event?

Rediff.com15 Apr 2019

Modi's absence from an event to mark the centenary of a definitive moment in Indian history puzzles Utkarsh Mishra.

Now, a web series to spread the legend of Modi

Now, a web series to spread the legend of Modi

Rediff.com8 Apr 2019

Modi: Journey of a Common Man is blatant propaganda, feels Utkarsh Mishra.

Review: No Fathers in Kashmir is a must watch

Review: No Fathers in Kashmir is a must watch

Rediff.com5 Apr 2019

There are no heroes or villains in No Fathers in Kashmir, but only helpless characters, who perhaps don't have a choice other than learning to live with what they're subjected to, notes Utkarsh Mishra.

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