About Us

Odishatv.in is an initiative by Odisha Television to connect netizens to the latest information about Odisha and beyond. The site is also a gateway to the state and offers a wide spectrum of subjects such as History, Demography, Art and Culture, Tourist places, Festivals, Eminent sons of soil and so on.

Odisha Television Ltd is the pioneering media venture that boasts of redefining television viewing in Odisha. An undisputed market leader with four very popular channels (OTV, Tarang, Tarang Music, Prarthana and Alankar) in its bouquet; the group is more than a household name in the state. OTV, its flagship brand, is known for its free, fair and unbiased news reporting. The channel is respected for its integrity and commitment to set and practice enviable standards of journalism.

Under the dynamic leadership of Mrs. Jagi Mangat Panda, Odisha Television is making rapid strides as a highly successful media venture in the state and beyond.

Our Team

Manoj Mishra, Manager, OTV Portal

Manoj Mishra started his career as a sub editor in ‘Sun Times’, then the only English daily in Odisha, published by Eastern Media Ltd, in 1990. Later, he joined as the News Editor of www.pragativadi.com, the online English news portal of Odia daily Pragativadi in 1999. He also worked as the News Editor of The Political and Business Daily. Before joining OTV, he was the News Editor of the leading English portal www.odishasuntimes.com

Kasturi Ray, Manager, OTV Portal

Kasturi Ray is a mainstream journalist with a large body of work over the last two decades. Having been a print journalist for over 20 years as the Features Editor of the New Indian Express, she moved on to the fast paced and ever growing digital space to become the chief editor of bilingual web platform odishanews360.com. She has written for several national media houses like Firstpost and the Quint prior to joining OTV.

Namita Panda, Assistant Manager

Namita Panda has been in the field of media and journalism for around 10 years. Starting her career with Genpact Hyderabad, she entered the world of media in 2007 as a radio jockey for S FM (now Red FM) Bhubaneswar and in 2008 started freelancing for The New Indian Express. Later in 2010 she joined The Telegraph where she worked as a Principal Correspondent till 2016. She was heading the Pragativadi web portal before joining Odishatv.in.

Devbrat Patnaik, Assistant Executive Content Writer

Devbrat Patnaik joined OTV digital team as Content Writer for its online portal in February 2017. He has been developing content and reporting on various issues and current affairs. He began his career with the print medium as the Copy editor-cum-Reporter for Pioneer, Bhubaneswar. A Masters in JMC from Berhampur University, he is a passionate singer armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Hindustani Classical vocal. He has received National Cultural Proficiency and various State-level championship awards. A basketball player, he has led Berhampur University team at the National level.

Bikram Keshari Jena

Bikram Keshari Jena has more than seven years of experience in Journalism and Research. After completing his MBA-Finance, he gained rich exposure in business journalism while working as a Research Associate and subsequently as an Assistant Editor of leading business magazine – Business & Economy. In the field of research, he boasts of experience in Equity Research and Financial Modelling while working with Citigroup and a KPO. He has worked as a Senior Sub-Editor for The Political and Business Daily and was in the editorial team of a leading news portal. He has diverse editorial exposure spanning across print, digital, electronic & new media.

Vikash Kumar Sharma, Senior Content Writer

Vikash Kumar Sharma has an experience of working in both print and electronic media for over 10 years. He has worked as senior reporter with The Telegraph and few tabloids. As freelancer also he has done few short stories and documentaries.

Surya Narayan Pradhan, Executive Content Writer

Surya Narayan Pradhan started his career with The Financial Express, Mumbai, as a Trainee Sub-editor in 2006. He went on to work with moneycontrol.com and UTVi, the precursor of Bloomberg TV India, in Mumbai. Before joining odishatv.in in September 2012, he was working with Tehelka Publication’s biz daily, The Financial World, in New Delhi. He has been writing regularly on his areas of interest: business and politics.

Dillip Pradhan, Assistant Content Writer

Dillip Pradhan has five years of experience in the field of journalism. After doing his diploma in Journalism and Mass Education from the country’s premier media institute, Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), he started his career as a sub-editor in English daily Orissa Post published from Bhubaneswar.

Ashadeep Mohanty, Assistant Executive content writer

Ashadeep Mohanty  comes with over four years of experience in the field of print and online journalism. Prior to Odishatv.in, the news portal of OTV in August, 2016, she worked with The Pioneer (a National daily), Bhubaneswar edition as a reporter-cum-copy editor. Ashadeep is an alumnus of Ravenshaw University, Cuttack.

Siddharth Roshan, Assistant Executive content writer

Siddharth Roshan started his career as Manager in Holy Family International Publications in Allahabad, in 2010. He later shifted to  social service and teaching and has represented various NGOs on State, National and International Levels as a disability rights advocate. He returned to journalism in January 2016, when he started working with a media startup ‘Media Research and Development Studies’, writing news content for PrameyaNews7.com.

Suryakant Jena, Assistant Content Executive

Suryakant Jena has nearly one and half years of experience in the field of journalism. He started his career as a content executive for media start up Media Research and Development Studies, writing for website of PrameyaNews 7 channel and later joined Pragativadi where he worked as a Sub-Editor for its website before joining odishatv.in.