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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

Homeless
Column: Homeless In The Swinging City

By Ashutosh Mishra London: As mercury plunges and icy winds blow across this capital city scores of homeless people are sleeping rough on pavements and shop fronts with pretty little protection against the cold. Deaths...

fishing
Column: Call For Rationalising The Fishing Ban

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Forest officials recently arrested 22 fishermen and seized three trawlers at Gahirmatha marine sanctuary for violating the ban on fishing. The 1360 sq km sanctuary, the only one of its kind...

Uk-Election
Column: A Riveting Duel

By Ashutosh Mishra London: The focus during elections in this country is always on TV debates. No wonder the first TV debate between Tory leader, Boris Johnson, who is seeking a fresh term as Prime...

Mangroves
Column: Saving Mangroves

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s mangrove forests are facing a threat like most of its other natural resources. There are disturbing reports about mangroves in Bhitarkanika, one of their best known habitats, being cleared to...

assembly
Column: Why A Council At All?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The issue of formation of a legislative council in Odisha, which will make the state legislature bicameral, is back in focus with ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) likely to push for...

Brown-sugar
Column: A Deadly Trade

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The signs are ominous. The seizure of brown sugar and other narcotics by the police in the last one year or so is believed to be just the tip of the...

fake-doctor
Column: Don’t Play With Lives of People

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Last week Sundergarh police arrested a quack who had been working as a doctor at a government-run health centre. While the mystery of how his fake MBBS degree managed to pass...

Naveen-election
Column: Not Winning By Default

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: There is no dearth of political analysts who believe that chief minister, Naveen Patnaik has been winning elections by default, implying that the Opposition is either too weak or lacks the...

bali-aytra
Column: Balijatra - Symbol Of A Great Legacy

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik deserves kudos for demanding ‘National Maritime Heritage Festival’ status for the Cuttack Balijatra which has come to symbolise the great maritime tradition of Odisha. The coast of...

kalia-scheme
Column: Learning KALIA Lessons

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The figures keep changing. The latest claims put the number of people who received money under the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme without fulfilling the eligibility criteria...

Birds-in-Chilika
Column: Let’s Make Chilika Completely Safe For Birds

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chilika, the largest brackish water lake of Asia, has turned into a plumed wonder with hundreds of migratory birds presently lazing in its cerulean waters. This is the best time of the...

Cyclone-fani
Column: Odisha’s Case for Special Assistance

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: If not special category state status, Odisha at least deserves special treatment from the Centre. Battered periodically by natural calamities like cyclones and floods the state has a strong case for...

Child-Labour
Column: Save The Children At Least

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The worst part of the migrant labour trade is that a sizeable chunk of the labourers going out of the state in search of livelihood are children. According to one estimate,...

ganja-destroyed
Column: Need To Step Up the Campaign Against Cannabis

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: A joint team of police and excise officials recently raided ganja (cannabis) plantations tucked away in a forest in Gajapati district. The team destroyed ‘grass’ worth around Rs.15 crore in the...

Sal-leaves
Column: An Eco-Friendly Option

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: There is some good news for environment-conscious people from Sambalpur where the district administration has decided to encourage the use of sal leaf products as a substitute for plastic disposables. Women...

Olive-turtle
Column: Saving The Olive Ridleys

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: For all Nature lovers safety of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles, who nest on the beaches of Odisha between November and March every year, remains an overriding concern. This is because...

Satakosia
Column: Of Sundari and the Future of Project Tiger

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Sundari, the Royal Bengal tigress who was brought to the Satkosia tiger reserve from the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh under the first-ever inter-state tiger translocation project in the country...

Brexit
Column: Too Obsessed With Brexit

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Political analysts here appear worried that Brexit fixation of major party leaders is going to make the Christmas elections terribly skewed. One commentator calls it the hijacking of the elections by...

British-parliament
Column: A Far Cry From The Vibrant Indian Elections

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Being used to the boisterous and colourful election campaigns in India I find the ongoing campaign for the Christmas elections in this country strangely quiet and drab. There are no banners...

Maraine-Eco-drive-Festival
Column: Let’s Promote Tourism More Aggressively

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s decision to organise Marine Drive Eco Retreat festival near Konark from December 14 is obviously aimed at drawing more tourists, especially foreign tourists to the area which not only...

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.