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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

Attack on Sikh Man
Column: Image of Police Takes A Beating

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The attack on a Sikh businessman in the city a few days ago in the presence of policemen manning a PCR van that had arrived following his SOS call has not...

Elephant678
Column: Implement Plans Honestly To End This Conflict

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding steps to contain human-animal conflict in the state clashes continue to occur, often resulting in casualties and massive destruction of property. Recently two persons in Khurda district were killed in...

Puri-7
Column: Make Puri The Pride of Odisha

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik recently laid the foundation for seven projects worth over Rs 500 crore in Puri as part of his government’s ambitious plan to turn the pilgrim town into...

Samir-Mohanty
Column: The Challenge of Evolving A Credible Leadership

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The newly anointed Odisha BJP president, Samir Mohanty is an amiable and articulate leader with many friends in the media. Practical and down to earth he has the reputation of being...

Motor Vehicles Act
Column: Take Violators To Task

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: A man was recently fined Rs.26000 after traffic police personnel and RTO officials caught his minor son driving a two-wheeler without a helmet. The father of the boy, who was intercepted...

Maoists
Column: Government Must End Maoists’ Reign of Terror  

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Fear of Maoists has forced a tribal family in Malkangiri’s Katuapadar village to leave home and take shelter with relatives in another village several miles away. The family of Ganga Madi...

Naveen-Muduli
Column: Fighting For People’s Cause

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The meeting between Rayagada’s independent MLA, Makaranda Muduli and chief minister, Naveen Patnaik in the state capital has triggered speculation about the possibility of the first time legislator joining the ruling...

Water-conservation
Column: Water Harvesting Should Be A Public Movement

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s move to construct in-stream storage structures (ISS) in major river basins, if successful, will ensure that the state’s future water requirement is met without much difficulty. There is no...

Geo-Synthetic-Tube-Walls
Column: Geo-Tubes Not A Viable Option To Fight Sea Erosion

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Recently a portion of the geo-synthetic tube wall erected at Kendrapara’s Pentha village to combat sea erosion was damaged in a fire. Media reports suggest that 30 gabion boxes of the...

parents-meeting-education
Column: Making Parents Stakeholders In Their Children’s Education

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Not so long ago parent-teacher meetings (PTMs) were seen as an exercise typical of English medium schools. In a way, they distinguished the elite from the hoi polloi. Such distinctions are...

Jyoti-Prakash-Panigrahi
Column: Even Symbolic Gestures Are Important

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Newspapers have reported about tourism minister, Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi standing in a queue with other patients at the Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital, Bolangir, recently to consult doctors for an...

Birds-Bhitarakanika
Column: Looking Beyond Chilika

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Bird census in Bhitarkanika national park and Athgarh forest division has shown a jump in the number of winged guests. This is great news primarily because it confirms that feathered beauties...

mla
Column: A Worrying Trend

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The TV visuals of an Odisha MLA shaking and convulsing eerily during a religious celebration organised recently in Angul district must have caused a lot of mirth among viewers. The incident...

Gurupriya-bridge
Column: Communication And Development

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Finally the residents of Dhuliput and Maliguda, the two remote villages under the Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri’s once infamous “cut-off” area, rechristened as Swabhiman Anchal following the inauguration of Gurupriya bridge...

Satapada
Column: We Must Look Beyond Puri and Gopalpur

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Among the major tourist attractions of the state the beaches at Puri and Gopalpur have been rated as the second and fourth most clean in the country respectively in a survey...

Kotia
Column: Better Late Than Never

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Koraput administration recently organised a mega awareness camp at one of the villages under the disputed Kotia panchayat bordering Andhra Pradesh to inform people about the various social security schemes of...

wildlife-in-danger
Column: Change of Strategy Must To Tackle This Menace

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Forest officials recently arrested a man selling horseshoe crabs, an endangered marine species in Mayurbhanj district. A native of West Bengal he was caught with six live specimens of the species...

Forests
Column: Forests Must Be Conserved Carefully

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The good news is that Odisha’s forest cover has increased. The latest India State of Forest Report, as quoted in a section of the media, says that the state has added...

Woman-Trafficking
Column: End The Menace of Women Trafficking

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Fuelled by grinding poverty trafficking of women from different parts of the state has emerged as a major challenge for the law-enforcing authorities. The social dimension of this inhuman trade is...

Corruption
Column: The War Against Corruption

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The suspension of an IAS officer in connection with graft is likely to restore people’s confidence in the government’s resolve to tackle corruption in high places. Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, who...

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.