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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

Onion-on-road
Column: How About A ‘Cold Store Mission’?

By Sandeep Sahu The visuals say it all! A bag of onion falls off a truck carrying the stuff from Nasik to Sambalpur near Debahal in Bargarh district and there is a stampede of sorts!!...

BBC-Hindi
Column: A Requiem For BBC Hindi Radio

By Sandeep Sahu As the world prepares to usher in the New Year, I am steeling myself to say, with a heavy heart, goodbye to the BBC Hindi service radio. By the time this piece...

Tipplers1
Column: Tipplers Submit 7-Point Charter Of Demands To Govt

By Sandeep Sahu To The Hon’ble Chief Minister, Odisha Sir, On behalf of the Tipplers’ Association of Odisha, I express our sincerest gratitude to you for your kind decision to allow liquor shops and bars...

Attack-On-Media-Crew
Column: We, The People, Are Barking Up The Wrong Tree

By Sandeep Sahu It’s far from over. Three staff of the Esplanade mall in Bhubaneswar, including the lady sales manager who allegedly led the attack on Argus TV journalists Swati Jena and Pramod Mohapatra on...

pradeep-majhi
Column: Has Pradeep Majhi Started Thinking Of Life Beyond Congress?

By Sandeep Sahu Pradeep Majhi is the last person you would expect to say the kind of things for which he has been at the centre of media attention for over 36 hours now. He...

BJD-Naveen
Column: BJD Is Not Just ‘Dependent’ On Naveen; He Is Indispensable To It

By Sandeep Sahu Did he mean it? Or was he just being disingenuous? It was, of course, magnanimous of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik to claim, while addressing the 22nd foundation day celebrations...

Christmas Celebrations
Column: Odisha Among The Safest Places On Earth For Minorities

By Sandeep Sahu Look who is pointing fingers at us! In a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black, Asif Ghafoor, the public relations director of the notorious Inter Services Agency (ISI) of...

Guha
Column: The ‘Glorious Isolation’ Of Our Intelligentsia

When was the last time one saw our intelligentsia out on the street on an issue – any issue? Or, at the very least, issue a statement or sign a petition on an issue –...

lok-seva-bhawan
Column: Cosmetic Changes Mean Nothing

By Sandeep Sahu “A rose”, Shakespeare had said, “by any other name would smell as sweet.” To paraphrase the bard, “A rotten egg by any other name would smell as foul.” So what exactly is...

Mahtab-in-LS
Column: When Exactly Was The BJD ‘Secular’?

By Sandeep Sahu Those who value secularism are aghast at the BJD’s decision to support the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Parliament, even after its suggestion to include Sri Lanka in the list of countries...

Naveen-lauches-industrial-p
Column: Sorry, Mr. Chief Minister, Cheerleading Is Not The Media’s Job!

By Sandeep Sahu Speaking at the annual day function of Prameya News 7 on Tuesday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the media, whether print or electronic, should ‘always’ focus on ‘positive news’. But is it...

Student-sets-himself-fire
Column: These ‘Taare Zameen Par’ Are Too Precious To Be Lost Before Time

By Sandeep Sahu There is such a deluge of ‘shocking’ news these days that we have stopped being shocked by most such news. But this one is in a category all its own. Forced by...

Hyderabad-Police-Flower-Sho
Column: The Perils of ‘Instant Justice’

By Sandeep Sahu Such jubilation on the streets is seen only when Team India wins a major world cricket tournament like the World Cup. Sweets were exchanged, crackers burst and “Hyderabad police Zindabaad’ slogans rent...

PM-KISAN-KALIA-Merger
Column: Enemies Before Polls, KALIA, KISAN Now Bhai Bhai

By Sandeep Sahu So, the ‘game changer’ has turned into a ‘game spoiler’! Of course, it was too good to last and had to unravel at some stage. After all, the outgo from the state...

Suicide
Column: Book Jharpokharia Cop Under Sec 306

By Sandeep Sahu Who drove the Rairangpur lady lecturer to suicide? It was certainly not Soumya Ranjan Sahoo, the man who allegedly raped her and was arrested for it – but only after her death....

Odisha-Assembly2
Column: ‘Missing in Action’: MLAs, Ministers Make Mockery of Assembly Proceedings

By Sandeep Sahu The excuses ranged from the laughable to the bizarre. “The debate took place between 1-3.30 pm, which is peak lunch time. So there is nothing unusual about the fact that some MLAs...

gold2
Column: Love for Gold Is Gender-neutral

By Sandeep Sahu The Indian women’s fascination for – even obsession with – gold has long been the subject of much mirth, ridicule and unflattering jokes among men. But what has gone under the radar...

Modi-Naveen
BJD Facing An Identity Crisis At The National Level

By Sandeep Sahu Any praise from any quarters warms the cockles of the praise receiver. And when it comes from no less than the Prime Minister of the country, it is a positive cause for...

Mahatma-Gandhi
Column: Junk All ‘Sanitised’ Bapuji Booklets Now

By Sandeep Sahu At a time when the whole nation is celebrating the sesquicentennial year of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, the School and Mass Education department of the Odisha government is justifiably drawing flak...

Aypydhya-Verdict
Column: Ram Mandir: SC Has Done The Best It Could Have

By Sandeep Sahu Judicial pronouncements invariably leave one side disgruntled. So, it was not exactly a surprise to see the Muslim parties feel hard done by the long awaited Supreme Court verdict in the vexed...

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.