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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

discovering-odisha
Column: Discovering Odisha

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: It was heartening to read that Ramchandi, the tiny seaside settlement along the Puri-Konark marine drive, will be hosting the India Surf Festival (ISF), country’s premier surfing event, in the coming...

Onion-Chhatra-Bazar-
Column: Of Onions and Potatoes

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Onion scarcity has turned into a national crisis with soaring prices practically having forced the Indian kitchen staple out of the middle class kitchens. Acute shortage of the bulb is spawning...

Citizen-Amendment-bill
Column: BJD’s Politics of Expediency

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will in all probability support NDA government’s controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament. It’s refusal to do so, which seems highly improbable, has the...

Britain-election
Column: A Vote For the Future Of Britain

By Ashutosh Mishra London: In less than a week from now the people of Britain will be exercising their franchise to decide the future of the country, a future that seems to be hanging in...

santhali
Column: Celebrating Our Diversity

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Santhali, the language spoken by India’s largest tribal community spread across Odisha, Bihar, Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand, found an articulate voice in the Rajya Sabha on Friday when Biju Janata Dal (BJD) member,...

Gurupriya-bridge
Column: Swabhiman Anchal Has Nothing To Be Proud Of

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Trouble is brewing in Malkangiri’s “swabhiman anchal”, a benighted hinterland which got its new moniker following the inauguration of Gurupriya bridge by chief minister, Naveen Patnaik last year. The bridge that...

crime-against-women Mahila court in Odisha
Column: Piecemeal Approach Won’t Solve This Problem

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties have launched a series of protests against the spurt in crime against women. Considering the enormity of the problem the protests should be converted into and sustained as a...

terror-Attack
Column: Learning From A Terror Attack

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Struggling to recover from the trauma of last Friday’s killings by a convicted terrorist who had been released from prison this city will seek to build new defences to ward off...

Climate-Change
Column: Facing Climate Change

By Ashutosh Mishra London: The month of October saw thousands of climate change protestors laying siege to this capital city. Brought together by the activist group Extinction Rebellion, they marched through the streets of London...

Pangolin
Column: Tackling Hi-Tech Wildlife Crime

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Forest and police officials face a big challenge with wildlife smuggling in Odisha going hi-tech. Officials who busted a pangolin smuggling racket recently discovered to their surprise that deals were being...

Forest
Column: Restoring Odisha’s Lost Greenery

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha is among the top beneficiaries of Centre’s CAMPA fund meant for compensatory afforestation. It has received more than Rs.5000 crore on this account this year which is much more than...

MDM Food Poisoning: Odisha Govt Pays Rs 8 Lakh Compensation
Column: A Wise Decision?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s move to relieve teachers of the responsibility of mid-day meal (MDM) management in schools seems to be aimed both at improving the quality of teaching and the fare being...

POSCO
Column: Depoliticize Industrialisation

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Nearly two decades ago when South Korean steel behemoth, POSCO signed an MoU with Odisha government for setting up a steel mill in Jagatsinghpur district the then government led by Naveen...

CM-Naveen1
Column: Patnaik’s Polavaram Test

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Polavaram dispute is going to put the renewed friendship between BJP and the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) to a severe test. The multi-purpose project coming up in neighbouring Andhra...

BJD-Naveen
Column: BJD’s Focus On Youth And Women

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Ruling Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) membership is reported to have crossed the 80 lakh mark which, if true, is quite an achievement. With urban body polls likely to be held sooner...

UK-General-Elections
Column: A Close Contest On The Cards

By Ashutosh Mishra London: As the polling day — December 12 — draws closer there are clear indications that it is going to be a close race between the Conservatives and the Labour Party. The...

Pink-Ball
Column: Let’s Make Cricket More Fun

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The success of the first-ever day and night cricket test match in India played at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens had created a buzz. That India won this pink ball contest with ease...

Maoist-couple-marriage
Column: Bringing Maoists Back To The Mainstream

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Two hardcore Maoists, who gave up arms in the hope of leading normal lives, took the wedding vows in a temple in Angul district the other day. The ceremony marked their...

Baghdadi
Column: Baghdadi Is Dead, Not the IS

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Islamic State (IS) chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have killed himself by detonating a suicide vest to avoid capture by the US forces inside a tunnel in Syria on October 26...

elephant killed by train
Column: An Elephantine Tragedy

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The statistics are horrifying. As many as 119 elephants have been electrocuted in the state in the last 11 years, most of them falling victim to sagging overhead wires. Of these...

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.