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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

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Op-Ed: Smaller Wetlands, Too, Need Attention

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s exclusive obsession with Chilika, Asia’s largest brackish water lake, has practically sealed the fate of  comparatively smaller wetlands which play an equally important role in preserving the state’s rich biodiversity....

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Op-Ed: Wildlife Habitats Need Security

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Lack of security has made some prominent wildlife sanctuaries of the state vulnerable to poaching and left wing violence. This is bound to take a toll on their appeal as tourist...

Op-Ed: Politics Apart Odisha Needs Special Category Status

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik’s request to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at their recent meeting in New Delhi that states hit by major calamities be declared special focus states and granted benefits...

Op-Ed: BJP's Mission 120 in Odisha Still On

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Despite winning just 23 assembly seats in Odisha the BJP remains determined to pursue its Mission 120 Plus in the state which is crucial to its growth plans in eastern India....

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Op-Ed: Farewell Yuvraj!

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Certain images linger. Like the image of a young Yuvraj Singh clobbering six sixes off a hapless Stuart Broad at Kingsmead, Durban in the first edition of ICC World T20 in...

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Op-Ed: Modi-Naveen meeting, a significant encounter

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: On his first visit to Delhi after taking up the reins of the state for the fifth time chief minister, Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to meet Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. This...

Op-Ed: Public Representatives Must Set Good Examples

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The controversy surrounding newly elected Patnagarh MLA, Saroj Meher’s alleged “dabanggiri” with a PWD junior engineer seems to be snowballing. With video clips of Meher, a first time lawmaker of Biju...

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Op-Ed: The Challenge of Saving Odisha's Widlife

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Wildlife management is not an easy job. The risks involved are evident from the fate of the much talked about inter-state tiger relocation project which has been practically on the hold...

naveen-modi-up
Op-Ed: The New NDA Government and Naveen

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: So what will be the equation like between Modi-led NDA government at the Centre and the Biju Janata Dal government in Odisha? Friendly or adversarial? Or will it oscillate between the...

Op-Ed: Patnaik Puts His Best Foot Forward

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In his fifth innings as the chief minister of the state, Naveen Patnaik seems to have put his best foot forward asking his ministers to submit monthly performance reports with regard...

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Op-Ed: The State Must Win This War

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The menace of illegal ganja (cannabis) cultivation and smuggling is back in focus with the seizure of 170 quintals of the contraband in Koraput district two days ago. Police also arrested...

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Op-Ed: How Hindi Can Bridge the North-South Divide

Bhubaneswar: India’s north-south divide has been clear and glaring in terms of language, culture and even politics. The state’s south of the Vindhyas have a typical aversion to Hindi, the language that is spoken by...

Pratap Sarangi
Op-Ed: Media’s Obsession With Pratap Sarangi

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Balasore MP and freshly minted minister of state in Modi cabinet, Pratap Sarangi is all over the media. While social media has been going gaga over his austere lifestyle with pictures...

Odisha-Congress
Op-Ed: Congress Leaders Fight As The Party Sinks Deeper Into Crisis

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The Congress just refuses to learn from its mistakes in Odisha. Party leaders, who apparently cannot survive without the prop of Gandhi family, have shown a similar tendency even at the...

naveen-victory
Op-Ed: Patnaik's Bijepur Package, A Political Move

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik has announced a slew of sops for Bijepur sparking off speculation that he may give up the seat in favour of Hinjili, his pocket-borough that he won...

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Op-Ed: Naveen Seeks Course Correction in Western Odisha

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Ruling Biju Janata Dal’s lacklustre Lok Sabha performance in western Odisha seems to have rattled chief minister, Naveen Patnaik. The clever politician that he is he has taken immediate corrective measures,...

Naveen-win
Op-Ed: The Succession Question

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubandeswar: Chief minister and Biju Janata Dal supremo, Naveen Patnaik has sought to seize the high moral ground by categorically asserting that no one from his family would succeed him in politics....

2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
Op-Ed: Split Voting Puzzles Pundits

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: An important aspect of this election in Odisha has been split voting, a phenomenon which has bewildered analysts. That the voters made distinctly different choices for the Lok Sabha and the...

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Op-Ed: The Decline of Congress

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Congress in Odisha seems to have gone from bad to worse. The party, which ruled the state for the longest period, has lost its main opposition party tag to the BJP...

Bengal-voters
Op-Ed: Electorate Reject Dynasty

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The most heartening aspect of 2019 verdict has been the near complete rejection of dynastic politics by the electorate. Nothing proves this better than the defeat of Congress president, Rahul Gandhi...

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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