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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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Of ‘Wows!’, ‘Likes’ and 'Facebook literature'!

By Sandeep Sahu Speaking at a literary festival in Bhubaneswar a few weeks ago, an eminent poet was at his sarcastic best against ‘Facebook poets/writers’ ridiculing them as people out to prove their (non-existent) literary...

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Celebrations Before 'Delhi Abhijaan' Premature

By Sandeep Sahu The atmosphere was electric – thousands of people thronging the entire stretch of land from Naveen Nivas to the Biju Patnaik airport; a concert of conches being blown full-throttle; frenzied musicians beating...

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This Overkill Won’t do Dana Majhi Any Good

By Sandeep Sahu From the dusty, tortuous roads of Kalahandi to an aircraft flying serenely 30, 000 feet above the ground, Dana Majhi has taken an incredible leap in three weeks. The man, who set...

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Is the BJP ‘upsurge’ for real? Wait till the panchayat polls

By Sandeep Sahu The BJP, we are told, is in the process of preparing a blueprint to win nine Lok Sabha seats in Odisha – in eight of which it had emerged second the last...

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Mahanadi: Odisha Fighting a Losing Battle

By Sandeep Sahu Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asserted earlier today that the government is ‘fully prepared’ for the tripartite meeting on the Mahanadi dispute on September 17. But does the announcement reassure the people of...

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Hurtling Along the Road to Death

By Sandeep Sahu As a society, we don’t really value lives – especially if they belong to the poor and the ordinary. If we did, all hell should have broken loose after the ghastly mishap...

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Sting operation: Shooting the Messenger?

By Sandeep Sahu The zeal with which the Vigilance has gone after Ravi Sharma, the alleged mastermind of the sting operation, which showed four ruling party MLAs – Simarani Nayak of Hindol, Sushant Behera of...

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When will Nuakhai become a truly pan-Odisha festival?

By Sandeep Sahu #NuakhaiJuhar was trending on Twitter for much of Tuesday. It also dominated the discourse on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms, besides getting day-long coverage on television with anchors appropriately dressed...

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It’s the Panchayat polls, stupid!

The unseemly tug-of-war between the Centre and the Odisha government over the guest list at functions being organized across the state by the Union Petroleum & Natural Gas (PNG) ministry for the phase-wise roll out...

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A ‘trophy’ to be ‘flaunted’!

By Sandeep Sahu India has come a long way since the time bees and flowers were all that one got to see by way of love making on the silver screen. With the advent of...

WOMAN DELIVERS BABY IN VAN
A Lack of Empathy

The sorry spectacle of the poor tribal woman in Kalyansinghpur area of Rayagada district delivering inside a Tata Magic while on her way to the hospital puts the spotlight back on the rickety state of...

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The endearing human side to Biju Patnaik

By Sandeep Sahu On the day of his birth centenary, there is one thing that can be said about Biju Patnaik without any fear of being proved wrong: there will never be anyone like him...

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Happy Birthday, Facebook! You made my day

As Facebook celebrates 12 years of its epoch-making existence, I thought I would write my two-penny worth tribute to this global behemoth that has compressed the world to the size of a computer screen.

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Weapons of Class Destruction

By Sandeep Sahu The humble egg is in news like never before. Whenever it has been in the news in the past, it has invariably been for its non-availability or exorbitant rate because trucks laden...

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"Sorry, dear farmer! But you didn’t die of crop loss”

By Sandeep Sahu Shatrughna Behera must be fidgeting in his grave, anxious to come out and shout out at the top of his voice for anybody who cares to listen; “No, I did not commit...

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.