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Ashutosh Mishra

Ashutosh Mishra

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Ashutosh Mishra is a Bhubaneswar-based journalist with more than three decades of experience in the field. Starting his career with the Times of India he has worked for a number of reputed publicat ...more

Ashutosh Mishra is a Bhubaneswar-based journalist with more than three decades of experience in the field. Starting his career with the Times of India he has worked for a number of reputed publications including Sunday Mail, the Pioneer, Mail Today, Down to Earth and the Telegraph. Having reported extensively on human condition and politics he has a unique perspective on these issues.

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Posts by Ashutosh Mishra

Mid-Day-Meal
Column: Constant Monitoring of MDM Must

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: A Block Education Officer (BEO) was recently beaten up by people over the poor quality of mid-day meal (MDM) rice being supplied to a primary school in Nowrangpur district. The residents...

Maoists
Column: Pushing Rebels On The Back Foot In Their Own Citadel

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The huge seizure of arms and ammunition from a Maoist hide-out in Malkangiri’s Swabhiman Anchal has come as a morale booster for security forces engaged in a prolonged war with the...

odisha-BJP
Column: BJP Must Build Up On Its Gains

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The rise of BJP as the main opposition party in Odisha has not surprised anyone but most political observers have sought to attribute this to the steep decline in Congress’s fortunes...

Electricity
Column: The Price Of Power

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: With power generation and transmission companies making a strong pitch for a hike in electricity tariff the ongoing hearing on the issue has generated a lot of heat. Even as consumers...

Chilika
Column: For Chilika To Survive Prawn Culture Must End

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Ridding Chilika, Asia’s largest brackish water lake, of illegal prawn gherries ( enclosures) is a Herculean task. The gherries re-appear within days of demolition by the administrations of Puri, Ganjam and...

Eco-Trails
Column: Nature Calling

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: It is heartening to note that the state government is trying to promote eco-tourism through fresh initiatives like ‘Eco-trails Odisha’, a trekking and hiking programme. Apart from creating awareness about new...

Varanasi
Column: Not Much Has Changed In Shiva’s City

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: For the last few years I had been hearing about the ’ positive ‘ changes the city of Varanasi, part of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency, has undergone since...

Muggers
Column: A Laudable Conservation Effort

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: There is some heart-warming news for wildlife lovers from Ganjam district. The number of muggers, an endangered crocodile species, in the district’s Ghodahada irrigation reservoir and adjoining water bodies has gone...

Naveen-Patnaik
Column: A Welcome Package

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik announced a special livelihood package for migrant workers in 20 migration-prone blocks of four western Odisha districts on the Makar Sankranti day. The package envisages assured work...

Kalia
Column: The Challenge Of Implementing Good Programmes

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Mo Sarkar as a concept is excellent. It is aimed at improving the quality of governance and bringing government closer to people. By extension it also means involving people in the...

konark-2
Column: Marketing Our Heritage

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for tourism and culture, Prahlad Singh Patel’s announcement that the Konark sun temple will soon find a place in the list of country’s iconic sites to be developed by...

Mission-Shakti
Column: A Movement Synonymous With Dignity of Women

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Thanks to Mission Shakti women self-help group (SHG) movement in Odisha has been scaling newer heights. From running mid-day meal kitchens to manufacturing traditional handicrafts they have given women from the...

children-Risk-Their-Life
Column: Make Children’s Journey To Schools Safe

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: One read with some concern media reports about children of Ambiliamba village in Sorada block of Ganjam district having to cross Padmabati river by walking over the 40-feet high guard wall...

BJD-BJP-flag
Column: On The Horns Of A Dilemma

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Even as the state BJP gears up to take on the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal(BJD), which it aspires to replace as Odisha’s ruling party in 2024, it finds itself circumscribed...

Maoist Combing Operation In Malkangiri
Column: Pushing Rebels Back

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Finally state government’s developmental efforts in Malkangiri’s Swabhiman Anchal are paying dividends. Officials admit that with roads, bridges and culverts coming up in the area, which was once known as the...

Congress
Column: Factions Rule The Congress

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Unity continues to elude the Congress in Odisha where the party has been out of power since 2000 when it faced a popular backlash for failing to handle the situation arising...

Irrawaddy-dolphins
Column: Chilika, An Improving Eco-System

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The endangered Irrawaddy dolphins of Chilika, Asia’s largest brackish water lake, appear to be colonising newer areas of the lagoon. This is great news not only for dolphin lovers but also...

Student-protest1
Column: Don’t Set A Bad Example

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Any bid to reform the education system in the state is usually met with protests either from students or from the teachers. Teachers in the past have agitated against attempts to...

agri-policy
Column: Will 'Samridhi' Actually Make Farmers Prosperous?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has unveiled the state’s new agriculture policy, ‘Samridhi’ stating that it is aimed at augmenting farmers’ income and enhancing the use of technology in farming. Launching the policy...

kendrapara-boat
Column: Ensure Safe Boat Rides

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Media reports about the ban on the use of fishing boats and unsafe vessels for ferrying tourists to the famous Hukitola island in Kendrapara district being flouted openly should be taken...

Ashutosh Mishra is a Bhubaneswar-based journalist with more than three decades of experience in the field. Starting his career with the Times of India he has worked for a number of reputed publications including Sunday Mail, the Pioneer, Mail Today, Down to Earth and the Telegraph. Having reported extensively on human condition and politics he has a unique perspective on these issues.