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Kasturi Ray

Kasturi Ray

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A journalist with over 25 years experience, Kasturi Ray, an IIMC alumnus, has worked with national newspapers and digital news space in senior positions. She has served the New Indian Express for o ...more

A journalist with over 25 years experience, Kasturi Ray, an IIMC alumnus, has worked with national newspapers and digital news space in senior positions. She has served the New Indian Express for over 20 years and currently serving there as the senior news editor. She has also been a columnist for Firstpost, the Quint and served Odishatv.in as senior editor (2017-2020). A national Laadli media awardee for gender sensitivity, she has been writing on women’s issues,  politics, governance, environment and progressive stories besides reporting cyclones and floods extensively throughout Odisha.

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Orissa High Court
Orissa HC Says Love Knows No Bounds, Allows ‘Live-In’ For Same Sex Partners

Chinmayee never imagined life without her same-gender partner. It was only when her live-in companion was taken away and kept in isolation by parents, she knocked the doors of the court through a habeas corpus...

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Manasi Won War Against Bondage, Fails To Win Over Poverty!

Lockdown had its impact everywhere, in every sector. It has also spelt doom for many like Manasi, a 19-year-old Bolangir girl, who was barely in the last year of teenage when she was ferried to...

Silver Age
We Owe Our Maas And Paas A Life Of Verve And Good Health, Let’s Give Them Their Life Back!

Fancily dressed and bubbling with energy, a group of participants were having a chirpy time backstage. The picture was that of a school where participants were all set to make an entry to the stage...

Diyalu-Nial
Haunting Memories Of ‘Trafficking Torture’ Keep Diyalu Nial Of Odisha Awake Most Nights

Within the sophisticated interiors of ITC Sonar, Diyalu Nial seemed lost. Making efforts to escape the eyes of 20-odd journalists who were present there to talk to him, he was jostling for a space to...

Anubhav
Lessons Of Life For Actor Who Has Not Stopped Acting

Author of Democracy on the Road Ruchir Sharma had rightly said in his book that star power in Indian elections does play a role but transiently. What clicks in reel does not reflect in real....

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LS passes Bill for adjudication of river water rows

New Delhi: A Bill to streamline the adjudication of inter-state river water disputes and make the present legal and institutional architecture robust was on Wednesday passed in the Lok Sabha by voice vote. Moving the...

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EXCLUSIVE: Would love to work with artisans of Odisha: Fashion Designer Bibhu Mohapatra

Beneath his designs which have created raves worldwide, lives an entrepreneur. Internationally-acclaimed fashion designer from Odisha, Bibhu Mohapatra was in Bhubaneswar for the Make in Odisha conclave when senior editor, OTV Digital, Kasturi Ray caught...

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Thus spake the former captain on cricket then & now!

He sported the same demeanour as he used to years ago walking into the stadium ring. He walked just as tall, smart and confident. Though the cricketing pads, gloves and bat were no where near...

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Odisha Govt silent as High Court turns into battleground

In an unfortunate unfolding of episodes, maybe the first of its kind in the country so far, lawyers who deal mostly with history-sheeters wrote an unjust chapter in the legal history of Odisha. They have...

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Tanushree’s #MeToo moment did inappropriately touch predators’ nerves

The Nobel Peace prize 2018 announcement on Friday for Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad who worked towards ending sexual violence has been reassuring to say the least for all those women who have faced sexual...

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
‘Bhism Pitamah’ of Indian Politics Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

The unstoppable and eloquent orator, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has finally fallen silent for all times to come. After struggling with health ailments at the AIIMS New Delhi for nine weeks, the 93...

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Sona's 'Ahe Nila Saila': To each her own!

By Kasturi Ray If Lord Jagannath and his ardent devotee Salabega are the reasons why singer Sona Mohapatra is being tagged as ‘a blot on Odias’; ‘a spoilt self proclaimed ambassador of Odias’ ; ‘a...

Congress Bandh
Congress should set house in order before taking to streets

By Kasturi Ray If the Odisha Congress thought this 6-hour ‘chaka jam’ call protesting fuel price hike would assert its resurgence from an otherwise moribund state it has been since years in Odisha, it was...

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Bansidhar Panda: A statesman who never waited for anyone

By Kasturi Ray Time and tide wait for none. So do people who shuffle off the mortal coil. Late Bansidhar Panda was even more of an exception. On the final day of his life, he...

Dharmendra Pradhan IAS association row
Storm in a tea cup! Do Babus need to be schooled in resilience?

By Kasturi Ray Our bureaucrats seemed disturbed, worried and a harried lot. They felt threatened after what Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said to one of the senior officers at the NIC event on Monday. So much...

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Jay Panda’s journey in writing from columns to tweets & now resignation letter

By Kasturi Ray Baijayant Jay Panda resigned. A move that was long awaited, anticipated and apprehended. The long pitched war of words that was continuing for months reached the zenith and calmed down the raging...

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Is Odisha really proud of its ‘transformative leader’?

Waking up to broadsheets splashed with photographs of chief minister Naveen Patnaik with a catch line “Odisha is proud of its transformative leader,” was a bit difficult to digest on a day like this. The...

Ganesh Patnaik singer
Ganesh Patnaik: In music he finds prayer, peace & purpose of life

Bhubaneswar/Berhampur: Four decades of singing hasn’t made his voice sound any older than that of a 24 year old. Rather, age has mellowed him as much as his vocal chords to come up with that...

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Aishwarya: Dreams of flying high defies pull of poverty

Abject poverty has disturbed her childhood true, but never deterred her spirit to excel. She chose to soar in academics and she did. Something, she as a 16-year-old, understands can get back dignity to her...

Roshan Singh
Not a racquet to call his own, Roshan Singh rules badminton courts

Early in the morning, when most adolescents his age are in deep slumber, 16-year-old Roshan Singh starts pedalling to a nearby field. A tee and shorts and a pair of worn out shoes is all...

A journalist with over 25 years experience, Kasturi Ray, an IIMC alumnus, has worked with national newspapers and digital news space in senior positions. She has served the New Indian Express for over 20 years and currently serving there as the senior news editor. She has also been a columnist for Firstpost, the Quint and served Odishatv.in as senior editor (2017-2020). A national Laadli media awardee for gender sensitivity, she has been writing on women’s issues,  politics, governance, environment and progressive stories besides reporting cyclones and floods extensively throughout Odisha.