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akshaya zachariah

Akshaya Zachariah is an independent illustrator and graphic designer, who enjoys visual storytelling and is passionate about the environment.

Stories akshaya has worked on

Walkover - Deepti Patwardhan; Illustration by Akshaya Zachariah
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Walkover

In 1974, India boycotted the most consequential tennis tie in its history. It was a moral victory, but it took its toll.
26 Feb 21
Reels - Vinay Aravind. Illustration by Akshaya Zachariah
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Reels

The changeover that revolutionised the Indian movie theatre, and the projectionists who watched it happen.
19 Feb 21
Smashed - Namrata Kolachalam; Illustration by Akshaya Zachariah
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Smashed

How Prohibition came to Andhra Pradesh, and how it’s going.
12 Feb 21
Succession - Aathira Perinchery; Illustration by Akshaya Zachariah
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Succession

Evolutionary ecologists keep finding new species in the Western Ghats. Here’s how it happens.
29 Jan 21
Whitewater - by Shail Desai; Illustration by Akshaya Zachariah
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Whitewater

Exactly thirty years ago, an Indo-Japanese contingent set off on an audacious rafting trip on the Brahmaputra.
22 Jan 21
Asylum — Alok Sarin & Sanjay Jain; Illustration by Akshaya Zachariah
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Asylum

A brief history of the Tezpur mental hospital through epidemics, wars and partitions.
08 Jan 21
Labels — by Meher Varma; Illustrations by Pia Alize Hazarika
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Labels

It’s shopping season, and you’re buying the same thing over and over again.
24 Dec 20
Kamla — by Chinmay Tumbe; Illustration by Akshaya Zachariah
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Kamla

She was shunted out of the history of India’s most prestigious business school. On her birth centenary, a researcher redresses the record.
17 Dec 20
Gallops - Arun Janardhan for FiftyTwo.in; Illustration - Akshaya Zachariah
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Gallops

Name, place, animals: the things that keep horse racing alive in India.
11 Dec 20
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Powder

From an English chemist to YouTube cooks via refugees from Rawalpindi, how custard changed India’s sweet tooth
23 Oct 20
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Power

An open letter to the Supreme Court changed the way many Indians thought about women’s rights. The rest should be history.
20 Nov 20
The Woods - by Mohit Rao, illustration by Akshaya Zachariah
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The Woods

One man’s quest to save a Nilgiris forest, and how it changed Indian environmental law.
04 Dec 20
Accord - Week 8 on FiftyTwo.in - Illustration by Akshaya Zachariah
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Accord

From the jungles to the negotiating table, a short history of India’s longest-running insurgency.
27 Nov 20
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Shift

A personal history of how the internet came home, became magazine fodder, and changed a life
30 Oct 20
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Milk

For a few days in 1995, many Indians believed a religious idol had developed a lifelike ability to drink milk.
06 Nov 20
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Kingdom

Aristocrats, enigmatic wives, and spymasters in the drama of Sikkim’s merger with India
16 Oct 20
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Collision

Twenty-four years ago, two burning planes plunged into the mustard and cotton fields of a Haryana village. It changed the way we fly
09 Oct 20