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Lady Mayor For Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC)
Lady Mayor For Bhubaneswar – Will She Be A Game Changer? 

As regards the benefit Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation would bestow on the citizens and the city by having a Woman Mayor, much depends on whether government would adopt the “business as usual” attitude or use the opportunity of utilizing the special leadership traits of a woman leader to the advantage of the citizenry and the city.

Future of India Cricket
Lost In African Safari, Indian Cricket Seeks A Core Leadership Team

Nobody knows how a champion-like red-ball unit suddenly looked like a bunch of survivors in the African wilderness. More so, It was difficult to digest how nobody among the top six batters in the ODI leg could reach the 3-figure mark in the three matches played!

How Is Bhubaneswar Smart Without Noise Management Practices?
Understanding NoiseAbility Of Bhubaneswar: How Urgent Is Urgent?

Since Bhubaneswar is bloating precariously, futuristic noise reduction efforts will make life less stressful and management of the smart city even smarter.

Virat Kohli Indian Cricket
Loss Of Captain Kohli Could Well Be The Best Thing For Batsman Kohli

How does one assess Virat Kohli's seven-year long captaincy? The stats tell their own story. He is the most successful Indian captain, winning 40 of the 68 Tests he captained India in – 16 of them overseas.

The Tiger Trail
The Tiger Trail

Tiger conservation in Odisha has been an unmitigated disaster since the last two decades! It is common knowledge that tigers are disappearing in the state despite vast forest coverage and comparably a low human population.

India Vs South Africa Rishabh Pant innings
Rishabh Is A Once-In-A-Generation Cricketer

The innings Rishabh Pant played at the Cape Town will remain etched in memory as one of the best innings played by an Indian batter, comparable in its importance to Gundappa Vishanath’s 97 at Chepauk against Andy Roberts & Co in 1975.

Odisha Panchayat Elections 2022
Tsunami Of Freebies Before Odisha Rural Polls 'Unstatesmanlike' Strategy

Odisha government kept on showering their favours to different segments of the voters ranging from Anganwadi workers to overaged aspirants for government jobs. Some favours costing hundreds of crores of rupees to the state exchequer kept rolling out of Naveen government’s gift box without even a demand for it.

Berhampur Marital Discord: Can Courts Reunite Sumit, Tapaswini?
Can Courts Reunite Sumit, Tapaswini?

There are clear indications that the series of court orders, along with the public humiliation by Tapaswini’s 44-day long dharna in front of Sumit's house, has hardened his attitude and made him even more determined not to give Tapaswini what is her due as a legally wedded life. She may stay in Sumit’s house as long as she wants, but is unlikely to win back the affection of her husband she appears to have lost for good.

Decoding 5T - The New Variant Of Naveen Patnaik Government In Odisha
Decoding Naveen Government’s New Variant 5T 

The ubiquitous 5T model of the Naveen Patnaik Government is akin to the elephant for blind men, with different meaning to different people.

Flip-Flop Over Reopening Of Primary Schools In Odisha Shows Ad Hoc Nature Of Decision Making
Flip-Flop Over Reopening Of Primary Schools Shows Ad Hoc Nature Of Decision Making

The School and Mass Education (SME) department of the Odisha government had to eat its words after first announcing that physical, offline teaching for classes I to V in the state will start from January 3, then refuting claims of the director of medical education and training (DMET) Dr Rama Raman Mohanty to assert that classes will start on Jan 3 as scheduled before timely announcing on Sunday that the decision on reopening of Classes I to V had been put on hold in view of the rising cases of Covid-19 in the state!

Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana BSKY – Bold Initiative By Odisha Govt But Susceptible To Hit Road Blocks
Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana – A Bold Initiative But Susceptible To Hit Roadblocks

Chief Minister touring various Districts for distribution of the Smart Cards for the BSKY immediately after the last Assembly session ( which he did not attend) was adjourned much before the schedule makes many wonder if it’s intended to garner political dividends in the impending Elections to the ULBs and PRIs.

Dhole Asiatic Wild Dog In Odisha
The Sleek Hunters Of Barbara!

Dholes are extremely fast feeders and in no time can strip down a full grown sambhar to its bare bones. Their restless character prompts them to gulp down mouthfuls of meat before lopping away to their next destination.

Odisha CM and Hockey
Chief Minister Not Attending Assembly Is Against Basic Structure Of Constitution

Hon'ble Odisha Chief Minister finding time to be present in the Kalinga Stadium for the recently concluded Junior men’s Hockey World Cup Tournament but not able to attend the winter session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly raises important constitutional issues and merits a discussion.

19 Lakh cases pending in Odisha courts: What role does government play?
19 Lakh Cases Pending In Odisha Courts: Reasons Galore But Govt's Role Can Alter Pendency

As per the Law minister’s reply to a question in the Odisha Legislative Assembly on 7th December 2021, there were 17,68,704 cases pending in district courts of Odisha presently. There are 1,87,028 cases pending in the High Court, the minister informed the Assembly.

Odisha Assembly
Whose Assembly Is It Anyway?

66 minutes! That is all the business the Odisha Assembly has been able to transact in the first six days of its ongoing winter session.

Odia keyboard
Near Non-Existent Odia Content On Internet Must Improve

The Odia support we see today is governed by the Unicode consortium and the state of Odisha has no guidelines. While Odia is taught and learnt the same way for all students of Odia in schools, what gets implemented on computers is different.

Why PM Modi repealed farm laws
Repeal Of Three Farm Laws: Costly Trade-Offs

The trade-off behind this decision seems to be made on two critical aspects. The first and the more obvious reason seems to be the real politic based reasons with elections in Punjab and UP round the corner. The second and more significant reason seems to be the scary disconnect that the protests had created between the people of Punjab and particularly the Sikh population and the government.

Odisha Laggard State In Rooftop Solar Energy Generation
Odisha Laggard State In Rooftop Solar Energy Generation

Odisha, as a state, has not been able to disburse subsidy to any of the residential consumers in Odisha, even after two years of allocation of 4MW capacity by MNRE.

Gahirmatha olive ridley
Riddle Of The Olive Ridleys In Odisha

Though mechanised fishing is banned at the congregation zones, every year thousands of turtles are killed due to illegal fishing due to lack of proper patrolling by the Forest Department.

Puri Srimandir
'Sarkari' Puri Temple Reforms & Marginalisation Of Pilgrims Need Revisit

The temple city of Puri is now witnessing in what appears to be a well-designed reform package where the devotees have been marginalised and local residents discriminated against in matters of vehicular access to different parts of the city and the temple providing a pampered treatment to only sevayats and VIPs.

India’s T20 World Cup 2021 Debacle: What Went Wrong
India’s T20 World Cup Debacle: The Devil’s Advocate

There are two types of Indian Cricket fans during world events. 1) Beat Pakistan even if you lose the Cup. 2) Win the Cup, nothing else matters. Unfortunately, the Indian team had irked both types of fans in the first two games itself.

Elusive Musk In Jagannath’s Cosmetics A Boon For Rats!
Elusive Musk In Jagannath’s Cosmetics A Boon For Rats!

For Jagannath devotees, the mention of Nepal reminds them of Shalagrams and Kasturi or the fragrant extract from the musk deer.

Continuing Migration Of Odisha Workers To Brick Kilns Indicates Severe Governance Deficit
Governance Deficit Fuelling Migration Of Odisha Workers To Brick Kilns!

Migration to work in brick kilns demonstrates human distress in most acute form. Children too are engaged in brick making while they ought to have been in school.

Dongria Kondh in Niyamgiri
Niyamgiri – A Serendipity

Niyamgiri is the abode of the Dongria Kondh tribe, an endemic and unique tribal group whose population is less than 10,000.

The Incredible Wildlife Of Odisha
The Incredible Wildlife Of Odisha

Odisha’s incredible wildlife wealth needs to be preserved for the future so that our children become true inheritors of this state’s natural heritage.

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