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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

Op-Ed: Congress in Odisha Needs A Thorough Overhaul

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The AICC-appointed Odisha Congress in-charge, Jitendra Singh recently dropped clear hints about a through revamp of the party structure in the state. Such an exercise seems to have become imperative following...

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Op-Ed: Rahul’s Resignation and The Questions It Raises

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Congress president, Rahul Gandhi has finally made his resignation from the post official. The contents of his resignation letter are on the Twitter for anyone interested to peruse. There are some...

Op-Ed: Odisha's Healthcare Blues

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The visuals of Dana Majhi, a tribal from Kalahandi, carrying his wife’s body on his shoulders after failing to get a hearse are still fresh in the minds of people. That...

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Op-Ed: The Horror Story Continues

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: With employment scenario in the state remaining bleak the focus has once again turned to the annual phenomenon of migration of labourers from the hunger zones of what has come to...

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Op-Ed: Ecotourism Boost A Welcome Move

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Ecotourism is the buzzword. Odisha government, too, seems keen to make the most of it having set aside Rs 7.7 crore in the current budget for infrastructure development at ecotourism sites....

Tribals
Op-Ed: Hope dawns, aspirations seek fulfilment

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The tribal residents of more than 25 villages in Malkangiri’s Swabhiman area ( earlier known as cut-off area) recently staged a demonstration at Mudulipada demanding that it be declared a panchyat...

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Op-Ed: Time To Revamp School Education

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The alarming fall in the standards of education in government-run schools has finally made the mass education department sit up and think of corrective measures. As a first step towards this...

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Op-Ed: Ghost Cards Make PDS System Porous

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The phenomenon of ghost ration cards is in focus in the wake of cyclone Fani with authorities reportedly trying to plug such loopholes in the public distribution system. But this is...

Op-Ed: Polavaram Embarrassment For Naveen

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Union environment ministry’s decision to grant a two-year extension for the construction of Polavaram multi-purpose project in Andhra Pradesh comes as an embarrassment for the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD)...

Op-Ed: The Urgent Need to Preserve Our Heritage

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s temple architecture is the most important reminder of its glorious past. Temples with intricate carvings and great miniature works are scattered across the state. Old Bhubaneswar houses some of these...

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Op-Ed: Nothing But Sheer Political Opportunism

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The visuals of Biju Janata Dal and BJP candidates filing their nominations for the Rajya Sabha by-poll together in the state assembly have made many political observers conclude that bonhomie is...

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Op-Ed: Step Up The War Against Superstition

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The bizarre spectacle of a black magician trying to revive a dead woman, a victim of snakebite, near the morgue of Padampur sub-divisional headquarters hospital in Bargarh district on Sunday, once...

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Op-Ed: This Decision Needs A Re-think

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s decision to close down around 1000 schools with student strength of less than 10 has stirred a controversy with the move not going down well with parents and educationists....

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Op-Ed: Yet another example of Patnaik's politics of expediency

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik’s decision to support BJP candidate and former IAS officer, Ashwini Vaishnav for the third Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha has taken many by surprise. After all, only...

Op-Ed: Naveen's Bid To Empower Women

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik has been a staunch advocate of women empowerment. In one of his now famous speeches he had described empowerment of women as the real ‘double engine’ for...

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Op-Ed: India’s Pluralism Must Survive At All Costs

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The Lok Sabha recently was witness to a spectacle that does not augur well for democracy in the country. The House saw a virtual slogan shouting contest between treasury and opposition...

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Op-Ed: The War Against Left Wing Insurgency

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Maoist insurgency is one of the most intractable problems confronting Odisha government. The problem that began in the eighties when Congress was ruling the state has acquired serious dimensions now. In...

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Op-Ed: What Makes Naveen Tick?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar; In the wake of Biju Janata Dal’s stunning victory in the assembly elections the question uppermost in everyone’s mind is what makes Naveen Patnaik tick? Becoming the chief minister of the...

Op-Ed: Saving Wildlife the Ganjam Way

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: At a time when saving wildlife has become a challenge for the authorities it is heartening to note that blackbucks ( Antilope cervicapra ) have found a safe sanctuary in the...

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Op-Ed: Hirakud dam needs a fresh look

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: With monsoon likely to arrive in the state soon focus will shift to flood management and Hirakud dam over Mahanadi will be at the centre of the discussions over the issue....

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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