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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.


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.


Posts by Sandeep Sahu

Op-Ed: Which Way Will Naveen Go After May 23?

The wooing of Naveen Patnaik has begun in right earnest. With the results of the general elections set to come on May 23, every contender for power at the Centre is understandably keen to have...

Op-Ed: ‘Fani’ Aftermath: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Cyclone Fani brought with it a lesson for everyone. With power, water and telecom services still in a mess in large parts of the worst-hit Puri and Khurda districts nearly a week after Fani pounded...

Op-Ed: Patkura Marks A New Low In Odisha Politics

By now, everyone knows Indian politics is a cynical, no-holds-barred game where there is no place for any human emotions or sensibilities. Conspiracy, intrigue and back-stabbing are the rules of this ruthless game. But even...

Op-Ed: Back to square one after 19 years!

Violence has been an inseparable part of elections in states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal since as long as one can remember. Killings, rigging and booth capturing marked elections in many parts of...

2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
Op-Ed: An Election of Many Firsts

The ongoing simultaneous polls for Lok Sabha and Assembly in Odisha will certainly go down in history as an election of several firsts; some welcome, others not so welcome. Perhaps fittingly enough, the credit for...

Op-Ed: ‘Fitness video’ has left Naveen’s spin doctors looking rather foolish

“Who does he think he is fooling? We are watching him on TV on a daily basis. We had seen him with our own eyes when he was here last – to inaugurate the beautified...

Naveen Patnaik
Op-Ed: ‘Panic’ written all over third list of BJD candidates

“Discretion is the better part of valour.” That is the lesson BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik appears to have learnt from the utter mayhem that followed the announcement of the first list of candidates for nine...

Op-Ed: Another Time, Another Election

Technically speaking, I had my first taste of Indian elections in the winter of December, 1984. An aspiring journalist at the time, I was sent to Mayurbhanj as part of an extensive opinion poll on...

Op-Ed: How Naveen Patnaik has fooled the two ‘national’ parties for 15 years

It has been the subject of street corner gossip for as long as one can remember. But on Sunday, BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik lent authenticity to what had so far remained only...

Op-Ed: Congress has only flattered to deceive

Till a few weeks ago, it looked like the Congress, which has been in the doghouse for the better part of two decades now, was beginning to rediscover its moorings. The victories in Rajasthan, Madhya...

Naveen Patnaik
Op-Ed: Managing revolt within will be Naveen’s biggest challenge in Election 2019

It is a house on fire right now. The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which has emerged the clear front-runner in most pre-election surveys, is currently busy firefighting after the announcement of the first list...

Op-Ed: BJD ploy of 33% of LS tickets for women could work both ways

As soon as it was announced, commentators were quick to hail it as a ‘game changer’. But nearly a week down the line, it is increasingly becoming clear that the 33% reservation of Lok Sabha...

Op-Ed: Will Dama Rout’s saffron gambit pay off?

As defections go, this one is certainly the mother of all defections. Dr. Damodar Rout, the self-proclaimed disciple of Biju Patnaik, lifelong socialist and trenchant critic of the BJP brand of politics till just a...

Naveen Patnaik
Op-Ed: Why containing rebels won’t be easy for Naveen this time

When the BJP and the Congress open their doors to defectors from other parties ahead of the elections, it is hardly surprising. After all, both these parties have been in doldrums in the state for...

Op-Ed: Laughable Attempt At Rewriting History

It is a pathetic attempt at falsification of history. Health minister Pratap Jena’s claim that the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) was founded on the ‘ideals’ of Biju Patnaik and the BJP had nothing to do...

Op-Ed: Too early to hail Imran as 'statesman'

How naive and gullible some Indians can be! I was more amused than angry after witnessing the concerted effort by a section of our intellgentsia to hail Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan as a ‘statesman’...

Op-Ed: Let The War Frenzy Play Out Its Course

When a layman says something like this, it is at least understandable, if not condonable. But when a person holding the exalted post of Governor, who is sworn to protect and uphold the Constitution, does...

Op-Ed: The Problem With Pakistan and Its ‘Non-existent’ Solution!

“Find a solution to the problem and we will find a problem with the solution!” That seems to be the dominant narrative of those ill at ease with the nationalist (err.. jingoist) frenzy sweeping the...

Op-Ed: Time for tough call on Kashmir

How many times have we heard these words – or variations of them – after a major terror strike in the Valley in the last three decades? “I strongly condemn this dastardly attack. The sacrifices...

Op-Ed: Naveen Govt Can Reject KISAN At its Own Peril

It’s a classic case of cutting the nose to spite the face. With its lukewarm response to the Centre’s missive asking for the list of small and marginal farmers in the state for their inclusion...

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.