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Niranjan has his task cut out

To use a cricketing term, it came against the run of play. Just when detractors of Prasad Harichandan were beginning to reconcile themselves to working under him at least till the next elections came the decision to replace him with…

It’s the Karnataka Elections, Stupid!

If the first one in 2016 was announced on TV by no less than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the current round appears to be an 'undeclared' demonetisation. Mamata Banerjee's claim about a 'financial emergency' in the country may be dismissed…

Kathua, Unnao Gang Rape: BJP Losing Plot

As the spine chilling details of the Kathua gang rape case make it to the mainstream media, comparisons are inevitably being drawn with the horrific Nibhaya gang rape case of Delhi in 2012. But there are at least three reasons why the…

Can Journalists be ‘Schooled’?

There comes a time in everyone’s life when one cannot help feeling a little inflated. And let me confess today was one such moment for me. Addressing a motley crowd of journalism students, some of them older than me, at the Odisha State…

Musings on Utkal Dibasa

Yet another Utkal Dibasa is upon us. Like previous years, elaborate plans have been drawn up to celebrate the occasion. Most cities and town in Odisha are already wearing a festive look with colourful ‘Chinesse’ lights illuminating all…

A Bridge Too Far

The much needed – and much delayed – second bridge on River Brahmani in Rourkela is fast turning out to be a joke played on the people of the Steel City on All Fools Day three years ago by no less than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. April 1,…

Thorough cleansing of the beautiful game brooks no delay

It is a sad day for cricket. And for the millions of fans spread across the world who love the beautiful game. There could well be people in cricket playing countries, especially those that have received a thrashing at the hands of the…

Congress May End Up As An ‘Also Ran’ In Next Polls

At a time when the Congress is showing definite signs of a revival of sorts after being in the doldrums since the crushing defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the party unit in Odisha paradoxically appears to be possessed by a death…