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House Hunting in Bhubaneswar (II)

By Sandeep Sahu Having announced to the snooping landlord that I would be checking out the next day, I was determined not to return without finding a new accommodation, but did not know where to find one. Early next morning, I went to the…

House-hunting in Bhubaneswar (I)

By Sandeep Sahu Suddenly, there are few takers for houses on rent in Bhubaneswar. Just about everyone in the city seems to have a house - even those who squatted on public land till a few years ago. And everyone is busy adding floors or…

Bleak Days Ahead for Journalists

By Sandeep Sahu It is the worst time to be a journalist in years. Never before has it so happened that you are in the middle of chasing your latest story when you get a terse two-liner on your mailbox or receive a phone call from your boss…

Who Cares for the Budget?

The preparations at the government level begin months before. But the obsession in the media sets in just about a fortnight ahead of D Day (‘B Day’ would be more appropriate though). Edit pages of newspapers – and not just of the ‘Pink’…

Star Power Cuts Both Ways

By Sandeep Sahu Come election time and suddenly, cine stars are in great demand. As per a well-established tradition, the most sought after among them invariably head for the party in power with the opposition having to make do with second…