Sandeep Sahu

Sandeep Sahu

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Sandeep Sahu is a senior Bhubaneswar based journalist with over 35 years of work behind him. He has worked for a host of top local, national and international media houses.

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Sandeep Sahu is a senior Bhubaneswar based journalist with over 35 years of work behind him. He has worked for a host of top local, national and international media houses.

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Posts by Sandeep Sahu

Congress president elections
High Command has only itself to blame for mess in Congress

What was supposed to be a question of who will become the next Congress president has now been reduced to who will be the next Chief Minister of Rajasthan!

A Tale of Two Foreign Visits by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
A Tale of Two Foreign Visits

As Naveen Patnaik readies for his second visit to foreign land, possibility of a ‘revolt’ looks as remote as the sun rising in the west!

Odisha CHSE Plus-2 exams postponed for Brajarajnagar bypoll
Why postpone exams? It's just a bypoll, after all!

The decision to postpone CHSE Plus-2 examinations scheduled on May 31 marks the height of callousness. After all, it's just a by-election!

BJD in Odisha
‘Be Petty In Victory’: All-Conquering BJD’s Credo  

Be magnanimous in victory, gracious in defeat, they say. But the ruling BJD appears to have turned this old adage on its head, if its conduct over the last few years in general - and...

Elections in Odisha
Odisha ULB Polls: The Real 'Game' Will Start Two Years From Now

More than causing headache for the three major contenders - BJP, BJD and Congress, the results of the municipal elections have instead created the possibility of instability sometime in the future in several ULBs.

Odisha Panchayat Polls 2022
Rising Poll Violence In Odisha: A Case For Use Of EVMs In Panchayat Elections Too?

The one noticeable thing during the three phases of polling so far has been that the most of the major incidents of violence have taken place in the politically volatile coastal Odisha while polling has...

Narendra Modi Praise For Naveen Patnaik
Modi’s Praise For Naveen Is An Embarrassment For Both BJD And BJP

The ruling BJD believes PM Modi's fulsome praise for Naveen Patnaik over 'cooperative federalism' is a pat on its back and something to crow about – and an embarrassment for the BJP. But is that...

School Reopening In Odisha: A Win-Win Situation For All!
School Reopening In Odisha: A Win-Win Situation For All!

School is not just a place to learn textbook lessons. It is also a place that imparts life lessons to the children and prepares them for the life ahead by stressing the importance of physical...

Virat Kohli Indian Cricket
Loss Of Captain Kohli Could Well Be The Best Thing For Batsman Kohli

How does one assess Virat Kohli's seven-year long captaincy? The stats tell their own story. He is the most successful Indian captain, winning 40 of the 68 Tests he captained India in – 16 of...

India Vs South Africa Rishabh Pant innings
Rishabh Is A Once-In-A-Generation Cricketer

The innings Rishabh Pant played at the Cape Town will remain etched in memory as one of the best innings played by an Indian batter, comparable in its importance to Gundappa Vishanath’s 97 at Chepauk...

Berhampur Marital Discord: Can Courts Reunite Sumit, Tapaswini?
Can Courts Reunite Sumit, Tapaswini?

There are clear indications that the series of court orders, along with the public humiliation by Tapaswini’s 44-day long dharna in front of Sumit's house, has hardened his attitude and made him even more determined...

Flip-Flop Over Reopening Of Primary Schools In Odisha Shows Ad Hoc Nature Of Decision Making
Flip-Flop Over Reopening Of Primary Schools Shows Ad Hoc Nature Of Decision Making

The School and Mass Education (SME) department of the Odisha government had to eat its words after first announcing that physical, offline teaching for classes I to V in the state will start from January...

Odisha Assembly
Whose Assembly Is It Anyway?

66 minutes! That is all the business the Odisha Assembly has been able to transact in the first six days of its ongoing winter session.

Rising crime against women in Odisha
The Curious Case Of ‘Women-Friendly’ Odisha With Its ‘Crime-Friendly’ Police!

A report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) last month, reveals that in Odisha crimes against women in 2020 rose nearly 10% over the previous year, one of the biggest spurts in the...

Arindam Das
Adieu Arindam! Odisha Will Miss You !!

In my three and a half decades in journalism, I cannot remember one occasion when the death of a reporter of a TV channel has become the subject of wall-to-wall coverage, to the exclusion of...

Bhubaneswar Drain Mishap
Life Is Cheap In India, Cheaper In Odisha

A ‘magnanimous’ state government has sought to silence the disquiet over the unfortunate death of Jyoti Prakash Behera, a Class X student who fell into an open drain and was swept away to death on...

Fake News By Web Channels In Odisha
Fake News Menace: Media Must Self-Regulate To Keep Black Sheep Out

The irony could not have been starker. Web portals/channels in the business of dispensing news have, of late, themselves become news; and for all the wrong reasons!! In the last few months, there have been...

Crime Branch probe into Odisha ACF death doesn’t inspire confidence
Crime Branch Probe Into ACF Death Doesn’t Inspire Confidence

The chronology of events since the death of Odisha ACF Soumya Ranjan on July 13 suggests that this is yet another case that is headed towards a dead end.

Odisha shows the way in hockey
Odisha Shows The Way In Hockey

And after winning the rights to host the Hockey World Cup for the second time running in 2023, the first time any state has got the right to host the event twice in succession, Odisha...

Odisha School Reopening On July 26
Odisha School Reopening: The Gamble Had To Be Taken

There is little doubt that Odisha government has taken a huge gamble by deciding to reopen schools, even if only for Class X and XII students, at a time when the second wave of the...

Sandeep Sahu is a senior Bhubaneswar based journalist with over 35 years of work behind him. He has worked for a host of top local, national and international media houses.

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