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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

Britain-elections
Column: The Crucial Youth Vote

By Ashutosh Mishra London: There is tremendous enthusiasm among the youth for the upcoming Christmas election in the country. Authorities received more than 300,000 applications for registration as voters within 48 hours of elections appearing...

Odisha-Police
Column: Let’s Keep The Morale Of Our Forces Fighting Rebels High

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: It was heartening to read about Home Minister’s Special Operation medal being presented to 25 police personnel from Odisha for their role in an operation which led to the killing of...

Britain-election
Column: Britain Gears Up For Crucial Elections

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Britain is getting ready for its first December election since 1923. Before that, the country had gone to polls in the year-end month in 1918 when troops returning from World War...

Odisha-Congress
Column: Signs of Unrest In Congress

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: With despondency growing and future appearing bleak in the wake of yet another defeat, this time in a by-poll, younger generation Congress leaders in the state are becoming impatient. The campaign...

BJD-Naveen
Column: BJD-The Future Question

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is on a high following its landslide victory in the just concluded Bijepur assembly by-poll. On present form it seems to be miles ahead...

Baghdadi
Column: The End of Baghdadi

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Among British newspapers, the Guardian seems to have given the most authentic and graphic account of the last moments of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the dreaded Islamic State leader who met his...

BJP
Column: A Question Of Credibility

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The mammoth victory of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate, Rita Sahu in the just concluded assembly by-poll in Bijepur has re-affirmed the ruling party’s electoral supremacy in the state. While it...

Essex-lorry-deaths
Column: The Vexed Problem Of Human Trafficking

By Ashutosh Mishra London: The tragic death of 39 Chinese migrants in a refrigerated lorry that was discovered in Essex earlier this week has brought the issue of human trafficking back into focus. The illegal...

sea-beach
Column: Coastal Security Remains A Concern

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Coastal security is a major issue in Odisha given the state’s 480 km long coastline which is largely unguarded. At least it does not have the kind of security it deserves....

mid-day-meal
Column: A Good Move

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik has taken a step in right direction by asking ministers to make surprise visits to check the quality of food served to children at schools and orphanages....

crime-against-women Mahila court in Odisha
Column: Crime Against Women A Growing Concern

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: If reports in a section of the media are to be believed Odisha has the dubious distinction of being ranked among 10 Indian states with a high crime rate against women....

Malta
Column: Touting A Mediterranean Gem

By Ashutosh Mishra London: The island of Malta, located slap-bang in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, is being touted as one of the hottest destinations for the footloose and fancy-free looking for a perfect winter...

UK-Train
Column: Far From The Madding Crowd

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Railway service in England is pretty efficient. Trains are fast and run on time. Instances of disruption of service are few and far between. The kind of shambolic scenes that we...

Maoists
Column: Tribal Support Must To Win The War Against Maoists

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Senior police officials in Koraput recently brainstormed on ways to contain left wing extremism in southern Odisha, specially the erstwhile undivided Koraput district. The area comprising the present Koraput, Malkangiri, Nowrangpur...

Column: A Long Haul For BJP

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: For the BJP, which has emerged as the main opposition party in the state, results of the last assembly elections were not upto the leadership’s expectations. Set a goal of 120...

congress
Column: Congress Must Change Its Attitude

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress’s defeatist attitude is the biggest stumbling block in the path of its revival in the state. The latest example of this attitude is the statement of party veteran, former...

London-crime
Column: London’s Dark Underbelly

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Crime is on the rise in this city. While a drug cartel seems to be active knife crime has escalated. According to reports in a section of the media here this...

Euro-qualifier-against-Bulg
Column: Racism Should Not Be Allowed to Mar the Beautiful Game

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Racist abuse aimed at England players during Monday’s Euro qualifier against Bulgaria has received massive coverage in the British newspapers. The match that the visiting team won 6-0 was marred by...

dama-rout
Column: A Marriage Of Convenience Ends On A Sour Note

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Politics makes strange bedfellows. One was reminded of this saying when former minister, Damodar Rout joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in March this year. It was an out and out...

BJD-Flag-
Column: Bijepur No Cakewalk for BJD

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties have a slew of prickly campaign issues against the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Bijepur where the canvassing for the bye-election is in full swing. The BJP, which...

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.