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Sandeep Sahu

Sandeep Sahu

Guest Editor

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: In the age of social media, truth finds its way into public domain

The year was 1986. One fine evening, Muna Patnaik, my good friend who shared a room with me at the time, came rushing into the room in a highly excited state. When I asked him...

Op-Ed: The ‘Whisper’ That Runs the Odisha Assembly

The cat is out of the bag. The worst kept secret of the august house called Vidhan Sabha came tumbling out of the hallowed precincts of the Odisha Assembly on Tuesday evening when two leading...

Op-Ed: Fissures in media allow govt to browbeat it

Can a bureaucrat – or anyone anyone holding a public office for that matter – eject a reporter from a briefing for the media on the grounds of ‘biased’ coverage? Or pick and choose which...

Op-Ed: Naveen govt can ignore anti-liquor movement at its own peril

One of the major factors behind the landslide victory for Naveen Patnaik and his party in the 2014 elections was the overwhelming support of women. Naveen himself acknowledged as much in his first reaction after...

Odisha CM grievance cell
Op-Ed: Are We Witnessing The Making Of A Dynasty?

The media loves nothing more than speculation. Anticipating and second guessing the supposed moves of political parties and leaders is what it revels in. In doing so, it is never deterred by the absence of...

Op-Ed: A City Becomes ‘Smart’ When People Act ‘Smart’!

The stars of the business world, who descended on Bhubaneswar for the second edition of the Make in Odisha conclave, must have been quite impressed with what they saw in the Smart City: freshly coated...

Op-Ed: Every Lover Boy’s Favourite Singer

For a whole generation of Odias growing up in the seventies and eighties, Chitta Jena’s was the voice of the ultimate romantic. While other stalwarts of the era like Akshay Mohanty, Sikandar Alam and Pranab...

Odisha CM grievance cell
Op-Ed: Image Building, Naveen Patnaik Style

It is easy to see that the Opposition description of the second edition of ‘Make in Odisha’ jamboree, which got underway in Bhubaneswar on Sunday evening, as nothing more than ‘event management’ and an image...

Op-Ed: Indian Voters Must See Through The Politics of ‘Name Change’

A few days ago, I was puzzled to see the city I have always known as Ahmedabad spelt as Amdavad somewhere. “It must have been a printing mistake,” I told myself. When I saw the...

Op-Ed: When Does Gift Become 'Graft’?

The flurry of gift-dispensing activity seen across Odisha on the occasion of Diwali revives the age old question: when does a ‘gift’ stop being a gift and become ‘illegal gratification’? This question, in turn, spawns...

Op-Ed: The Common Man Has Given A Resounding Thumbs Down to DeMo

Utterances by politicians – and economists – on the second ‘death anniversary’ of the Rs. 1000 note have been on predictable lines. Depending on which side of the political divide they are, these wise heads...

Tigress Sundari
Op-Ed: Poaching of RBT in Debrigarh makes ‘Sundari’s stay in Satkosia untenable

The virtual confirmation on Sunday that the tiger killed by poachers in the Debrigarh forests in Bargarh district was a Royal Bengal Tiger (RBT) – and not a leopard, as the Forest minister and the...

Op-Ed: Time for SC to restore the integrity of CBI

As the sordid details of the murky goings-on inside the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) keep tumbling out one after another, they help answer many of the questions that have been bothering those who have...

Op-Ed: Lawyers Are A Law Unto Themselves

A drunken man gets into a street brawl after dashing his car against a bike and gets soundly thrashed for it. A police patrol party arrives, rescues him from the clutches of the angry mob,...

Jay-Panda-chopper-for-relief in Odisha
Op-Ed: Pique replaces common sense in ‘copter row'

One can only pity Puri SP Dr. Sarthak Sarangi. The poor man is taking all the flak for a decision which he, left to himself, would perhaps never have taken. He would have known that...

Op-Ed: Selective outrage does no credit to Odisha

“I was asked to write about the Oriyas (Odias). What is there to write about these poor chaps? Ever since they got a thrashing at the hands of Ashoka in the battle of Kalinga, they...

Op-Ed: Kudos to Kerala Govt For Its Handling Of The Sabarimala Stand-off

History is witness to the fact that meaningful social change has never come easy anywhere in the world. And when it is a conservative society bound by centuries of tradition like India, change becomes even...

Op-Ed: Conservation at the cost of human lives is unacceptable

With a large number of people living within or close to forests, the phenomenon of humans being killed by wild animals is not exactly uncommon in India. Human greed and rapacity has seen the country’s...

Op-Ed: Faith is the antithesis of rationalism

When something happens twice, it is coincidence. But when it happens, without fail, every single time on a dozen or so different occasions, there has to be something more than coincidence to explain it away....

Op-Ed: Amiya Patnaik Had So Much Left To Do

My first meeting with the man (it was more of an ‘encounter’ than a meeting, actually) was of the kind that remains etched in the mind for a lifetime. I had just joined as a...

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.