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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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'Jobs are not being created because we are not growing at 7+%'

'Jobs are not being created because we are not growing at 7+%'

Rediff.com26 Mar 2019

Yashwant Sinha explains where the Modi government has gone wrong in its handling of the economy.

'Jaish is being used for terrorist attacks'

'Jaish is being used for terrorist attacks'

Rediff.com18 Feb 2019

'The Pakistan army is trying to mainstream the LeT.'

'Modi needs another 10 years'

'Modi needs another 10 years'

Rediff.com14 Feb 2019

'I say Modi was India's last chance.' 'Because the kind of work this government has done -- I'm talking about physical delivery -- is fantastic, like no time in our history.'

'What you are seeing in Karnataka is disgraceful'

'What you are seeing in Karnataka is disgraceful'

Rediff.com1 Feb 2019

'Who's providing all this money to the BJP? And who's providing all this money to the Congress?' 'Where did all this money come from?' 'Who is enabling all these MLAs to be bought for Rs 50, 60 crores?' 'There's one MLA on whose behalf somebody claimed that the BJP invited him for Rs 60 crores. Whose money is this?'

Thackeray review: Fanboys will love it

Thackeray review: Fanboys will love it

Rediff.com25 Jan 2019

Bal Thackeray became a cult in his lifetime. Does Thackeray show this picture of him? Yes, it does, feels Utkarsh Mishra.

Accidental Prime Minister Review: Did Manmohan fight with Sonia?

Accidental Prime Minister Review: Did Manmohan fight with Sonia?

Rediff.com11 Jan 2019

'While it may not be an out-and-out hit job on the Gandhi family, the movie is all about one aspect: How Dr Singh struggled with the family and the party all through his prime ministership,' notes Utkarsh Mishra.

What India needs to do in Kashmir

What India needs to do in Kashmir

Rediff.com21 Dec 2018

'India needs to learn in Kashmir how to spread development.' 'Pakistan needs to learn in Balochistan how to spread development.' 'China needs to learn in Xinjiang and Tibet.' 'And if they can show tangible benefits, there will be less terrorism.' 'No one wakes up in the morning saying 'I want to kill myself', right?'

Why India and China won't go to war

Why India and China won't go to war

Rediff.com21 Dec 2018

'The reason why we don't have an escalation of war like in 1962 is because in 1962, we didn't have this connectivity.' 'Whereas today, we have lots of incentives to stay stable and connected to China even though we still have that political rivalry.'

'Ram temple was there, is there and will be there'

'Ram temple was there, is there and will be there'

Rediff.com15 Nov 2018

'I'm sure the central government must have been thinking over the technicalities, that how to pave the way for construction of the temple.'

'If BJP wants to commit suicide, who can stop it?'

'If BJP wants to commit suicide, who can stop it?'

Rediff.com9 Nov 2018

'If Nitish Kumar is given more seats, then no one can stop the NDA from losing, even the BJP will be wiped out.'

'If there's one person who should quit, it is Jaitley'

'If there's one person who should quit, it is Jaitley'

Rediff.com5 Nov 2018

'The finance minister has messed up the economy.'

Why one can't be an RSS pracharak and a disciple of Patel simultaneously

Why one can't be an RSS pracharak and a disciple of Patel simultaneously

Rediff.com31 Oct 2018

Utkarsh Mishra explains what Sardar Patel thought and said about the RSS.

'There would have been no India without Patel'

'There would have been no India without Patel'

Rediff.com31 Oct 2018

'Most Indians know very little about Patel which is a great shame.'

Bhagwat's Ram temple comments: 'Politically win-win'

Bhagwat's Ram temple comments: 'Politically win-win'

Rediff.com25 Oct 2018

'On the one hand it will appeal to pan-Hindu sentiment and on the other opposition to it could well strengthen support for the BJP among Hindu voters.'

Why #MeToo needs all our support

Why #MeToo needs all our support

Rediff.com24 Oct 2018

'#MeToo is not to be dismissed as a 'shoot and scoot' but seen as the uncovering of dark truths about seemingly sophisticated and powerful personalities, or at least as one providing catharsis to a survivor,' notes Utkarsh Mishra.

'We are not slaves of the BJP'

'We are not slaves of the BJP'

Rediff.com19 Oct 2018

'The BJP should be really wary of Nitish Kumar, or he will also take the BJP down with him.'

'Naveen Patnaik is sowing confusion within BJP ranks'

'Naveen Patnaik is sowing confusion within BJP ranks'

Rediff.com12 Oct 2018

'That's the beauty of Naveen.' 'His intermittent support to the NDA and Modi confuses BJP workers in Odisha.' 'It gives an impression that Naveen has a tacit understanding with the NDA and that the BJP will not really challenge him wholeheartedly.'

'No one in the RSS questions the Constitution anymore'

'No one in the RSS questions the Constitution anymore'

Rediff.com28 Sep 2018

'There was a period when they questioned the flag and there were questions also against the Constitution.' 'That's long past.'

Aadhaar: Private companies need to delete info

Aadhaar: Private companies need to delete info

Rediff.com27 Sep 2018

'The striking down of the use of Aadhaar by private companies implicitly calls for the deletion or erasure of all personal data vested in the servers of the private service providers.'

Why Bhagwat made his comments on Muslims

Why Bhagwat made his comments on Muslims

Rediff.com26 Sep 2018

'What was said about Muslims was the most important part of the three-day RSS 'seminar'.'

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