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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

Koraput
Column: Of Natural Beauty and Development

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Koraput is among the most beautiful districts of Odisha. Richly endowed by Nature it can fascinate anyone with its lush green forests, gurgling streams, dams and waterfalls. Tribals of the district,...

Meerut-SP
Column: Let’s Behave In A More Responsible Manner

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: A countrywide debate is raging over Meerut SP (city) Akhilesh Narayan Singh’s alleged ‘ go to Pakistan ’ comment made during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). It has come...

Maoists torch vehicles
Column: Fake Revolutionaries

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Maoist rebels recently ransacked the camp office of a road contractor in the Jagdalpur area of Rayagada district, torching JCB machines engaged in road construction. The radicals left behind posters threatening...

Pradeep-Majhi-provokes-viol1
Column: Shun Violence At All Costs

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Former Congress MP, Pradeep Majhi was recently caught on camera asking someone over phone to keep petrol and diesel ready and set things on fire once instructions were issued. The video...

Independent-media
Column: Is Independent Media A Chimera?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States who also drafted the Declaration of Independence, once famously wrote: “[W]ere it left to me to decide whether we should have a...

BJD
Column: Going From Strength to Strength

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: As the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) celebrates its 23rd foundation day there is no denying its tremendous success as a regional party. It has an enviable electoral record which no other...

mo-sarkar
Column: ‘Mo Sarkar’ Flatters To Deceive

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: ‘Mo Sarkar,’ Naveen Patnaik government’s much-vaunted initiative to bring the administration close to the people, seems to be floundering rather early. It had begun with a flourish but the initial enthusiasm...

Column: BJP Needs To Change Its Strategy

Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: With loss in Jharkhand fifth Indian state has slipped from the grasp of the Bhartiya Janata Party. The aura of invincibility that had come to surround the party and its mascot, Prime...

public-hearing-of-JSW
Column: Learning From Past Mistakes

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Public hearing for environmental clearance for JSW Utkal Steel Ltd’s proposed steel plant in Jagatsinghpur district is reported to have passed off peacefully last week. A section of villagers from Dhinkia,...

Naveen-and-Modi
Column: Is It A Good Bargain?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Ruling Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) consistent support for the BJP-led NDA government in the last few months has triggered all kinds of speculations. While some analysts have gone to the extent...

Samrisgi-Odisha
Column: New Agriculture Policy and Challenges

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s new agriculture policy, aptly named Samridhi (prosperity) as it focuses on enhancing farmers’ income and development of small and marginal cultivators to achieve sustainable and stable agricultural growth, is...

Satkosia-Tiger-Reserve
Column: NTCA Can’t Be Faulted For Suspending The Tiger Project

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: If reports in a section of the media are to be believed the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has decided to suspend the tiger translocation programme that had brought the Satkosia...

odisha-cm
Column: Patnaik Keen To Retain Muslim Vote Bank

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The very fact that chief minister, Naveen Patnaik felt the need to clarify his party’s stand on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) demonstrates his insecurity vis-à-vis the Muslim votes in...

Birds-in-Chilika
Column: Change of Approach Must To End Poaching In Chilika

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The joy of bird watching in Chilika, Asia’s largest brackish water lake that plays host to lakhs of winged guests coming from as far as Russia and Kazakhstan, has been tinged...

Female-SPOs
Column: Women SPOs Can Bring About A Positive Change

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The commissionerate police’s move to appoint female special police officers (SPOs) to combat crime against women is a welcome step if only because women can deal with such cases more sensitively...

Dolphiins
Column: Save The Dolphins

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Carcasses of three Irrawaddy dolphins including a calf were found recently on the Pentha beach within Gahirmatha marine sanctuary limits. This should be a matter of concern for wildlife officials and...

Talabira
Column: The Price Of Ignorance

By: Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Media has reported about the felling of around 40,000 trees in Sambalpur’s Talabira village to facilitate coal mining. The destruction of greenery followed Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change...

Malkangiri-mao-poster
Column: Maoists Thrive On Poverty and Backwardness

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Maoist rebels have warned the residents of a particular village in Malkangiri, state’s most formidable Red citadel, against using their mobile phones. Orapadar, located in the district’s Swabhiman Anchal ( earlier...

Mission-Suvidya
Column: A Mission That Must Succeed

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The launch of Mission Suvidya by chief minister, Naveen Patnaik to ensure better amenities for students in the hostels run by the scheduled tribes and scheduled caste development department is expected...

odisha-BJP
Column: A Crown of Thorns?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: There is growing speculation in the media over who will be the next president of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Odisha. Names are being bandied about and their chances being...

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.