Higher education in Odisha – much to long for

If you check the ‘Activity Report 2016-17’ of the Higher Education Department of Odisha government, you will find something very odd. The report, a PDF file is actually scanned from pages torn from the hard copy of the activity book. If you…

Airlifting Odisha’s Tourism – Part 2

So it has been some time that the Part I of this piece was written. It dealt with outlining few of the major problems with tourism in Odisha. In this second part of the essay I shall attempt to delineate few measures that can offset these…

Airlifting Odisha’s tourism – Part 1

With Air Asia, the low cost international airlines announcing operations from Bhubaneswar to Kuala Lumpur, there has been a buzz of excitement in Odisha, for those who can afford to and for those who can dream to make that international…

Ground the Carrier

So let me begin by telling you a small story. There was once a businessman who started his business by borrowing money from a public bank under a government scheme. However his business did not take off. He owned only a small house, had no…

The killer roads of Odisha

Three high-school going young boys, driving a motorbike, got killed when they hit another car yesterday. Irate people blocked the road, demanded sound compensation for family and awaited assurance from district authorities to end their…

On a slippery slope

Of the many things that demonetization has banished, a prominent and worrying one has been the credibility of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). For its management, its execution, its information sharing, its transparency, its rule making or the…