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Gopinath Mohanty's Harijan
Class, Caste And Gopinath Mohanty

Published over 70 years ago, 'Harijan' remains as relevant to our contemporary society today as it was in 1948. Gopinath Mohanty’s novel is not merely a protest against injustice, it is the expression of the silent rage of the oppressed.  

BJD in Odisha
‘Be Petty In Victory’: All-Conquering BJD’s Credo  

Be magnanimous in victory, gracious in defeat, they say. But the ruling BJD appears to have turned this old adage on its head, if its conduct over the last few years in general - and the period since the last panchayat and urban elections in particular - is anything to go by.

Hindi Short Film Society
Society: Where Past Is Always Present

'Society' is based on a true incident and opens up a deep running trauma which actually never heals.

Puri Jagannath Temple Kitchen Vandalism
Puri Jagannath Temple Kitchen Vandalism: Time For Govt To Shift Focus From Facelift To Heightening Security At Srimandir

The act of vandalism inside kitchen of Puri Jagannath temple raises serious issue on temple security and management of Mahaprasad.

Of Congress And The Disgraced Royalty
Of Congress And The Disgraced Royalty

Since the embarrassing defeat of 2014, a clear voice of dissent seems to be emerging from many prominent senior Congress leaders. The Gandhis have ensured the stagnancy of Indian political scenario by refusing to make way for a strong alternative leader to take over the reins of Congress.

IAS IPS officers meet Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
The Curious Case In Odisha: When Bureaucrats Chose To Compromise Ethos Of Bureaucracy

The March 27 visit of the officials was far from demonstration of Bureaucracy’s undiluted political neutrality. Congratulating the Chief Minister for electoral victory was avoidable; it betrayed allegiance to the party and dented Bureaucracy’s apolitical ethos.

IPL 2022 Gujarat Titans
Seamless Shami Is Gujarat Titans' Biggest Trump Card

The type of a fast bowler Shami is, he relies a lot on his short, skiddy nature and delivers the ball at an awkward angle where the time of decision making for the batsman is limited.

Elections in Odisha
Odisha ULB Polls: The Real 'Game' Will Start Two Years From Now

More than causing headache for the three major contenders - BJP, BJD and Congress, the results of the municipal elections have instead created the possibility of instability sometime in the future in several ULBs.

Chennai Super Kings IPL 2022
IPL 2022: Robin's Boon Worth In Gold For CSK

From being called ‘The Walking Assassin’, Robin Uthappa has transformed himself to be ‘The Calming Assassin’.

Indian Women's Team Out Of World Cup 2022
Fight Won’t Mask The Many Failings Of Indian Women At World Cup 2022

As the Indian women’s cricket team fought dew, an in-form South African lineup and injury concerns, they lost the sight of what was in front of them, a place in the World Cup semi finals.

Stampede At Puri jagannath temple
'Stampede' Outside Srimandir A Wake-Up Call! Govt's Empathy Would Mitigate Pilgrim Plight In Puri

What devotees coming to Srimandir are missing is sensitivity and empathy. The stampede-like situation on Holi Purnima seems to be a wakeup call. Devotees do deserve a lot more respect and attention and it is the bounden duty of the state government to ensure this without delay.

India Test Cricket
Jadeja, Bumrah, Iyer - Modern Day Masters Of India’s Test Crest

In Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer, India has found its modern day masters of red-ball cricket.

The Giant Squirrel Haven: Protecting Biodiversity Of Odisha’s Barbara Is Essential
The Giant Squirrel Haven: Protecting Biodiversity Of Odisha’s Barbara Is Essential

Barbara was proposed as a sanctuary around two decades ago in view of its rich bird life and giant squirrel population. It will be better off as a community conservation reserve so that locals can be encouraged, motivated and engaged to protect this beautiful patch of forest that will enable it to retain its bio-diversity and continue to be a naturalists’ delight for years to come! 

Odisha Panchayat and Municipal Elections 2022
Youths Can & Should Demystify And Reignite Odisha Panchayats

In the run up to the Elections, interesting and encouraging signals came out from different parts of Odisha that indicated a societal rethink on the quality of candidates and widespread use of inducement tactics to win votes.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022
T20 World Cup 2022: India’s Fortunes Blooming In The Flower Of Its Youth

Under Rohit Sharma’s rule, India’s youngsters have the best chance to conquer the world. His way of passing the information comes with a layer of comfort that often puts his players in a safe space.