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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.

Russia Ukraine Conflict
Why The Russia-Ukraine War Matters To Us

With crude oil rates soaring sky high, all major economies of the world are at risk of financial stress. This would be an additional blow to the Indian economy badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Odisha Panchayat Polls 2022
Rising Poll Violence In Odisha: A Case For Use Of EVMs In Panchayat Elections Too?

The one noticeable thing during the three phases of polling so far has been that the most of the major incidents of violence have taken place in the politically volatile coastal Odisha while polling has passed off relatively peacefully in the areas grappling with left wing extremism.

India ODI Cricket Team
Road To 2023 ODI World Cup: India Needs Power Beneath Wings To Become Juggernauts

India whitewashed the West Indies in an ODI series despite the absence of a single power-hitter, which is as much an irony for the visitors as it is for the hosts.

Narendra Modi Praise For Naveen Patnaik
Modi’s Praise For Naveen Is An Embarrassment For Both BJD And BJP

The ruling BJD believes PM Modi's fulsome praise for Naveen Patnaik over 'cooperative federalism' is a pat on its back and something to crow about – and an embarrassment for the BJP. But is that really the case?

India Under-19 stars in IPL 2022 Auction
Almighty Dollars In The IPL Shark Tank For India U19 Stars

Sitting pretty at the top of the world, the India Under-19 stars are staring at a mega auction in the Indian Premier League that will change some of their lives forever.

School Reopening In Odisha: A Win-Win Situation For All!
School Reopening In Odisha: A Win-Win Situation For All!

School is not just a place to learn textbook lessons. It is also a place that imparts life lessons to the children and prepares them for the life ahead by stressing the importance of physical activity and inculcating the values of fellow feeling and camaraderie in them.