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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

BJD-BJP
Op-Ed: Democracy Needs Constructive Opposition

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: It is the job of Opposition to criticize but criticism must be constructive and aimed at enhancing the quality of governance. Blind opposition is the biggest threat to democracy. Unfortunately in...

chilika
Op-Ed: The Challenge Of Safeguarding Chilika

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In a few months from now Chilika, the largest brackish water lake of Asia, will be playing host to lakhs of migratory birds that turn the lagoon into a plumed wonder...

Ayushman-Bharat-scheme
Op-Ed: Political Considerations Come In The Way of Odisha Adopting Ayushman Bharat

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Bhartiya Janata Party MPs from the state have made a fervent plea for state government adopting and implementing the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme. There is no denying the importance of the scheme...

Congress-President-Sonia-Gandhi
Op-Ed: Congress Cannot Look Beyond The Family

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The Congress story is beginning to look boringly familiar. The appointment of Sonia Gandhi as the party’s interim president is bound to induce a feeling of déjà vu among people who...

BJP
Op-Ed: What BJP Needs To Do In Odisha To Find A Winning Formula

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The BJP in Odisha has achieved its first objective of replacing the Congress as the main opposition party in the state. But the party cannot be satisfied with its performance in...

Sun-Temple
Op-Ed: Odisha Must Showcase Its Best On Tourism Front

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP leaders have made a strong pitch for Puri Jagannath temple and the sun temple at Konark being included in the list of Centre’s iconic tourist sites. This was expected...

puri-fani1
Op-Ed: Government Must Accelerate Work in Fani-Hit Areas

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: More than three months have passed since cyclone Fani struck the Odisha coast but the state is yet to recover fully from its effects. People in several villages of Puri district,...

Op-Ed: Women SHGs A Success Story

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Empowerment of women has been one of the major achievements of Naveen Patnaik government. Mission Shakti, the most important initiative on this front, has become symbolic of dignity and self-reliance of...

kalia-scheme
Op-Ed: KALIA Lands In A Fresh Controversy

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: State government’s much talked about KALIA Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme for farmers finds itself in the midst of another controversy with agriculture department initiating the process of...

polavaram
Op-Ed: Odisha Must Scale Up The Fight Against Polavaram

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In a clear indication that Odisha is determined to step up its fight against the controversial Polavaram project coming up in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh the state assembly has set up a...

Kashmir1
Op-Ed: A Bold Step

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Modi government’s decision to scrap article 370 conferring special status on Jammu and Kashmir and to split the state into union territories, one with a legislature and another without one, has...

Maoist
Op-Ed: Tackling The Menace of Left Wing Extremism

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The killing of seven Maoists in an encounter in Rajnandgaon district of neighbouring Chhatisgarh is certain to boost the morale of security forces on both sides of the border as they...

irrigation
Op-Ed: Sort Out Basic Flaws In Smaller Irrigation Schemes

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Effective major irrigation schemes being few and far between in Odisha it is important to support initiatives like tank irrigation. They can come in handy in times of distress for farmers....

Nandankanan,Bhubaneswar,Odisha
Op-Ed: Among The Best In The Country

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Nandankanan zoo on the outskirts of the capital city is among the major tourist attractions of the state. Carved out of the Chandaka forest its natural surroundings draw a lot of...

Op-Ed: There Is A Pattern To BJD’s Support For Modi Government

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: There now seems to be a pattern to it that is beginning to look familiar. The Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) support for the Inter-State River Water Disputes Bill, 2019...

Op-Ed: Striking A Balance Between Development and Environment

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Tribal inhabitants of Laxmipur block in Koraput district have launched an agitation against the mining of bauxite from the Kodingamali hill in the area. Organised under the banner of Kodingamali Suraksha...

drought-situation
Op-Ed: Spectre Of Drought Hovering Over Odisha

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The spectre of a drought has begun to haunt the state with a large number of districts experiencing less than normal rainfall. As many as 21 out the total 30 districts...

Baliapal tension
Op-Ed: Why Men In Khaki Are Facing Public Ire?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Recently we saw on our TV sets disturbing visuals of a uniformed police officer in Balasore district being chased and manhandled by a mob. People vented their ire on the officer...

Modi-and-Naveen
Op-Ed: BJD’s Support For RTI Bill Raises Eyebrows

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has once again come to the rescue of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre. Its support proved crucial to the passage...

black-magic-in-hospital
Op-Ed: Only Scientific Temperament Can Guarantee The End Of Superstition

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: There has been yet another incident of a black magician trying to revive a dead body at a government-run hospital in the state. The latest report has come from Bhawanipatna, the...

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.