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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

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...

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Column: Scribes Must Unite To Fight Boorish Behavior By Politicians

By Sandeep Sahu “Power”, as Lord Acton has said famously, “corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” But there are other things that power does to human beings as well: making them arrogant, for one. To...

Smitarani-death-case
Column: Police to Law: “Stop, BJD leader ahead”

By Sandeep Sahu The Smitarani Biswal case in Jajpur looks all set to go the way the Bebina, Itishree, Kanakalata, Madhabilata, Snehalata and the Kunduli cases have done before it: into a dead end. By...

Odisha-families-denied-rati
Column: Should Sarpanch Sushanta Swain Be Praised or Condemned?

By Sandeep Sahu There are times when it is hard to take a stand on an issue. There are two diametrically opposite views on the same issue with strong and convincing arguments to back each...

congress-up
Column: Any Revival of Congress Fortunes Will Be A Long-drawn Affair

By Sandeep Sahu The murmurs were heard even before the elections. But they had not become loud enough for anyone to take serious note of it. But it has now grown into a full-throated war...

high-court
Column: Lawyers Can’t Be A Law Unto Themselves

By Sandeep Sahu It’s an extraordinary situation for sure and I seriously doubt if the judicial system in India has seen anything like this before. Just imagine a High Court, no less, as one of...

Busy-Traffic
Column: No Time To Breathe Easy

By Sandeep Sahu I have often wondered how many denizens of ‘Smart City No. 1’ have bothered to have a look at the electronic boards displaying the temperature and something called ‘AQI’ at a few...

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Column: Will ‘Mo Sarkar’ Change Anything?

By Sandeep Sahu Ahead of the launch of the ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative on October 2, the Naveen Patnaik government has already started a ‘dry run’ with DGP Bijay Kumar Sharma and Twin City commissioner Sudhanshu...

dillip-satpathy
Op-Ed: You Left Too Early, Buddy!

I feared the worst when the phone rang at 1.38 am. It was good friend and senior journalist Ashok Mohapatra. Late night calls, as all of us know, have a habit of bringing dreadful news....

traffic
Op-Ed: State Govt’s Credo: Act First, Think Later

Act first, think later. That has long been the way the state government has gone about its business of running Odisha. Let us take only two recent examples. Having first tom-tommed the KALIA scheme for...

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Op-Ed: High Time Govt Came Clean on Demolition Around Puri Temple

By Sandeep Sahu A fortnight after the demolition drive inside a 75-meter radius around the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri began, no one knows what the government proposes to do with the land thus cleared....

haladhara-nag-1
Op-Ed: Let Us Spread Love, Not Hate!

By Sandeep Sahu Like most controversies of our highly toxic times, this one too had its origins in social media. At the centre of the controversy was a video, first uploaded on YouTube and later...

J&K
Op-Ed: A Sledgehammer Approach on Kashmir Would Backfire

By Sandeep Sahu Prime Minister Narendra Modi struck all the right notes in his address to the nation, explaining at length the circumstances that persuaded the government and to all but abrogate Article 370 of...

Niyamagiri-Mining
Op-Ed: Poma Tudu Transfer Proves The Govt Will Go To Any Length To Oblige Mining Lobby

By Sandeep Sahu Weeks before the 2004 elections, I happened to be Kalahandi. After completing the day’s work, I happened to meet a few people who had just returned from the Gram Sabha earlier in...

Bolbom devotees injured gas leak mishap
Op-Ed: Tirade Against ‘Bol Bom’ Has No Rational Basis

By Sandeep Sahu Suddenly, ‘Bol Bom’ bashing has become fashionable among a section of the people in our state. As in most other cases, the opposition is voiced by those who never had the experience...

BIJOY MOHAPATRA
Op-Ed: Why it is premature to write off Bijoy Mohapatra now

By Sandeep Sahu After his loss to BJD candidate Sabitri Agrawala in Patkura, most political observers are busy writing the political obituary of Bijoy Mohapatra. On the face of it, such a view is unexceptionable....

Op-Ed: We Need More Like Pramila Mausi, Not less

By Sandeep Sahu When Naveen Patnaik announced Pramila Bisoyi’s name as the BJD candidate from the Aska Lok Sabha constituency, I remember having wondered, like many others, “Pramila Who?” But after a few quick enquiries...

Naveengarland
Op-Ed: Naveen and His ‘Fifth Symphony’

By Sandeep Sahu There are two kinds of Odias. The first, clearly in a majority, think he is the best thing that has happened to Odisha since independence. That he is the ‘outsider’ who has...

Naveen
Op-Ed: Exit Polls Bring Worrying Portents for Naveen

[A disclaimer is perhaps in order at the very outset. This columnist has never taken Exit Polls or their findings seriously and has always believed in waiting for the actual results to roll out before...

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Op-Ed: Should We Take Surya Patro’s ‘Naveen for PM’ Chant Seriously?

How seriously should we take senior BJD leader Surya Narayan Patro’s “Naveen for PM” call? Did he speak out of turn? Or did he have the sanction of the party supremo before going public with...

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.