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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

Thomas-Cook
Column: The Collapse of Thomas Cook: An Icon Falls

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Apart from the mounting problems of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson who, still reeling from calls to explain his relationship with an American model-turned-tech entrepreneur, sustained a fresh blow with Supreme Court...

Brexit
Column: The Brexit Challenge

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Brexit has Britain on the edge. Public opinion over the issue is sharply divided and the stand-off between the ruling Conservatives and the Labour party seems set to worsen as the...

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Column: Bijepur, A question of Credibility

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Battle lines have been drawn in Bijepur with Election Commission announcing the by-poll schedule for the western Odisha constituency made famous by chief minister, Naveen Patnaik’s victory from there in the...

O2
Column: Impressions of London

By Ashutosh Mishra London: As we came out of our apartment in Lewisham the sky was clear blue and the entire area was soaked in bright sunlight. It was a cheerful day inviting you to...

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Column: Of Jingoism and Illegal Migrants

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Democracy notwithstanding extreme right wing racists are active in parts of Britain. Fringe groups like Britain First are patrolling the country’s beaches to hunt down desperate migrants. Branded ‘racist vigilantes’ members...

London
Column: Learning From London

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The difference hits you in the eye once you arrive in the city of London. In fact, it was visible to us soon after landing at the Gatwick airport. Cleanliness and...

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Column: Chilika In The Grip Of Prawn Mafia

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The famous Chilika lake continues to be in the grip of the prawn mafia. Cash rich prawn traders , who export the boneless fish to international destinations, pay the local culturists...

kalia-scheme
Column: State Government’s KALIA Woes

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Fake beneficiaries have pocketed more than Rs.170 crore disbursed under the KALIA ( Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation ) scheme, an initiative being widely hailed as the panacea for...

freshwater-decline
Column: Water Conservation Need Of The Hour

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: It is often said that the next world war would be fought over water which, considering its fast depletion, has become a resource more valuable than oil. Yet water conservation is...

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Column: The Bijepur Battle

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Major political parties in the state are now gearing up for the upcoming by-poll battle in Bijepur, the assembly seat that has fallen vacant following chief minister, Naveen Patnaik’s decision to...

naveen patnaik
Column: Keen On Good Governance

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik seems keen to ensure that his 5T formula of governance is followed both by civil as well as the police administration. Ahead of the launch of his...

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Column: Sal Leaf Can Be An Effective Substitute For Plastic

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: A section of the media has reported that Keonjhar district administration has decided to use sal leaf plates and disposable paper cups in a bid to reduce the consumption of plastic....

KALINGA-STADIUM
Column: From Rourkela To Bhubaneswar Sports Has Taken Big Strides In Odisha

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Our capital city is being hailed as the new sports capital of the country. While that might be slightly over the top there is no denying the fact that Bhubaneswar now...

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Op-Ed: Put The Fear of God Into Rapists

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Within a span of less than two months POCSO courts in different parts of the state have awarded death penalty to three persons in cases of rape and murder of minor...

Shinde Dattatraya Bhausaheb
Op-Ed: Walking The Extra Mile

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: It is not often that one sees an IAS officer in Odisha trekking through a hilly terrain and fording a river to reach out to people living life dangerously in virtually...

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Op-Ed: Let’s End This Menace

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha has reported 70 cases of acid attack between 2011 and 2019, according to an NGO engaged in helping acid attack survivors. Both government and the civil society need to take...

Naveen
Op-Ed: What Has Changed in Odisha?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Has Odisha changed for the better in the last 20 years? With chief minister, Naveen Patnaik setting a record of sorts by winning five back to back elections any discussion on...

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Op-Ed: We Will Rise Again And Touch The Moon

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The last minute glitch in India’s moon mission broke the hearts of ISRO scientists. It was also a heart breaking moment for the rest of the country with lakhs of people glued...

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Op-Ed: Don’t Blame The Cops

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The fervent zeal with which the authorities in Odisha are implementing the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act slapping hefty penalties on violators has triggered a furious debate. With fines in some...

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Op-Ed: Good Move To Empower Women

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In its latest move to empower women state government plans to engage women from economically deficient background in services like running of Aahar kendras, managing community toilets and collecting water bills....

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.