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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.

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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

Opinion: Having The Best Of Both The Worlds!!
Opinion: Having The Best Of Both The Worlds!!

By Sandeep Sahu “When in trouble, rant against the Centre!” It is a policy that has served the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) extremely well over the years, especially when an election is round the...

PaRI
Opinion: Different Strokes For Different Folks

By Sandeep Sahu Two near-simultaneous developments – the ‘Pari case’ and the vigilance raid on and arrest of senior IFS officer Abhaykant Pathak and his son – have rocked the state in the last one...

Opinion: Fire Safety Requires Constant Monitoring
Opinion: Fire Safety Requires Constant Monitoring

By Sandeep Sahu It’s a real shocker! After what happened at the SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar on October 18, 2016, it is preposterous that a major hospital in a premiere city like Cuttack was allowed...

Teacher's-Day
Opinion: The Best Teacher I Ever Had !!

By Sandeep Sahu What separates an average teacher from a ‘good’ teacher? And what special attribute elevates a ‘good’ teacher to a ‘great’ teacher? A teacher who teaches well is obviously a ‘good’ teacher. But...

Covid-19-lockdown
Opinion: Curbs Gone: But Will Life Be the Same Ever Again?

By Sandeep Sahu No lockdown. No shutdown. No night curfew either. The markets, parks and other public places are choc-a-bloc with people again. With all restrictions on movement of vehicles gone, driving is back to...

Odisha-TV-BMC
Opinion- "The More, The Merrier": Why Govt Is Keen To See Covid +ve Numbers Go Up !!

By Sandeep Sahu The 9.36 minute long audio clip that has gone viral on social media, especially on WhatsApp, over the last five days has let the cat out of the bag. Of course, the...

Ramesh
Column: Personal Liberties Can’t Be Sacrificed At The Altar Of COVID-19

By Sandeep Sahu R Ramesh Kumar must be wondering at the sheer injustice of it all! The contrast could not have been starker. A doctor at the AIIMS hospital in Bhubaneshwar gets feted on social...

Apsara-Rani,-Ram-Gopal-Varm
Column: Why Are We Odias So Thin-Skinned?

By Sandeep Sahu It is not clear if Ram Gopal Varma aka RGV planned it that way. But there is little doubt that he got what he wanted in the first place: plenty of free...

Modi Naveen
Column: Does An ‘Aerial Survey’ Serve Any Purpose In This Age?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come and gone after the customary ‘aerial survey’ of the areas in West Bengal and Odisha devastated by Cyclone Amphan. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who had done the same yesterday,...

COVID19-Masks,-Corona-The-N
Life during lockdown: The New World Order is living with coronavirus

By Sandeep Sahu Life during lockdown is debatably the new living order. Officially, the nationwide lockdown is still on and will remain in force for 10 days more. But if you are out on the...

Monsoon
Be Indian, Trust Indian: Three Cheers for IMD!!

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has done it again! The ‘desi’ weather forecast agency has proved once again, if any proof was needed at all, that no ‘phoren’ agency comes anywhere close to it when...

Migrant
Column: Why Bringing Back Migrant Workers Was The Right Decision

By Sandeep Sahu The exponential growth of Corona positive cases in the state over the last few days has expectedly raised an outcry against the government decision to bring back lakhs of migrant workers from...

lockdown
Column: The Real Challenge Will Begin After May 3

By Sandeep Sahu So far, so good. We have got a great measure of success in arresting the spread of the deadly virus, ‘flattening the curve’, doubling the ‘doubling rate’, holding back the crucial –...

Kursi-BJP
Column: ‘Highly Educated’ And Yet ‘Illiterate’!

By Sandeep Sahu I am amused, dismayed and shocked – in equal measure – at the number of supposedly ‘educated’ people who believe IAS officers should run the country – and the state – and...

journalist
Column: ‘Access’ vs. ‘Independence’: A Scribe’s Perennial Dilemma

By Sandeep Sahu Access to the ‘powers that be’ is the staple that no journalist can do without. In fact, the pecking order of a hack is often determined by the number of ‘contacts’ and...

migrant labourers gather at Badra railway station
Column: A ‘Virus’ Deadlier Than COVID-19 !!

By Sandeep Sahu At a time when India – and indeed the whole world – is fighting an all-conquering enemy variously called Corona, nCorona and COVID-19, one would have thought the ‘nation’ would sink its...

Coronavirus-1
Column: Dear Health Dept, Who’s Creating Confusion?

By Sandeep Sahu “During the time of an extraordinary situation like this, all are requested (to) play a positive role and not create any confusion. We can’t afford to be distracted at this hour of...

Coronavirus
Column: Why A Nationwide Extension Of ‘Lockdown’ Will Be Disastrous

By Sandeep Sahu It seems we have little choice but to brace for a fresh spell of ‘lockdown’ – a state we Indians, with the exception of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, had no...

Indian-Family-Watching-Rama
Column: ‘Lockdown’ Isn’t Such A Terrible Thing After All!

By Sandeep Sahu Come to think of it! The 21-day countrywide ‘lockdown’ in force since March 23 hasn’t been such a terrible thing after all! Please have patience as I explain just how!! Cut back...

BMC Commissioner Premchand Choudhury
Column: To Reveal Or Not To Reveal!

By Sandeep Sahu Poor Pradipta Dalabehera! He must be feeling cheated at earning the ‘dubious distinction’ of being the only person in the state named as having tested positive for the deadly n-Corona virus. While...

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.