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Theatre Housefull for Odia movie
Revival of Odia cinema: Ollywood finally moving out of comfort zone

There cannot be a better time for revival of Odia cinema. The language barrier is broken. People no longer go to movies due to the popularity of ‘stars’ or the accessibility of language. They actively look for movies which are characterized by good stories, writing, music and acting.

Managing Odisha’s Minor Mineral Resources
No headway in recruitment, Odisha 'very poor' in managing minor mineral resources

Nothing much seems to have been done towards recruitment of officials. If precious time is lost in recruiting the staff, training them and deploying them in the field, huge damage would be done and large scale pilferage would continue unabated for a long time.

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal
AAP must shun chameleon politics to stay relevant

AAP has a long way to go to pose any serious threat to the BJP as a credible alternative. It must have a clear narrative and distinct ideology to achieve any semblance of success at the national level.

Eclipse of Odisha Assembly: Increasing salary of MLAs would invite people’s wrath
Eclipse of Assembly: Salary hike demand of Odisha MLAs unjustifiable, will invite people’s wrath

Why should a Legislator get a highly liberal remuneration package when the Assembly sits for only 40 days in a year?- is a very valid reaction of a tax payer.

Padampur bypoll
Padampur by-election: A test of BJD’s invincibility as BJP fights to fill in

Padampur Constituency continues to remain economically backward even after over two decades of BJD remaining in power in the state.

Living with pet and stray dogs in Bhubaneswar
Living with pet and stray dogs in Bhubaneswar: BMC guidelines should aim at peaceful community living

Currently, pet registration is mandatory throughout India, and all responsible pet owners must get it done with the local civic bodies.

Bhubaneswar’s hurried facelift futile, admin needs to focus on ‘concrete’ urban infra
Bhubaneswar’s hurried facelift futile, admin needs to focus on ‘concrete’ urban infra

The focus of Bhubaneswar city administration, whenever there is VVIP visit scheduled, is on optics and the system relapses to state of indifference once the big occasion is over.

Rishi Sunak, Akhand Bharat and identity crises
Rishi Sunak, Akhand Bharat And Identity Crises

Hordes of Indians have been busy digging up Rishi Sunak's India connection. To gauge that, you first need to understand the effects of Partition, the creation of Pakistan, and how it left huge number of people with multicultural identities.

Fast or Feast during Eclipse: Rationalists’ gluttony foolhardy, exhibits crude irrationality
Fast or Feast during Eclipse: Rationalists’ gluttony foolhardy, exhibits crude irrationality

The self-styled rationalists seem to behave most irrational when they resort to public display of gluttony when the need of the hour is to abstain from food.

Biryani and eclipse
Biryani And Eclipse

On solar eclipse day, rationalists in Bhubaneswar embarked on a very public Biryani feast, and consequently, the social media discourse quickly devolved into an abuse fest.

T20I World Cup 2022 in Australia
T20 World Cup 2022: Egalitarian conditions in Australia confirm India as a firm favourite

Here are the Indian players who can actually take advantage of the drop in pitches, renewed balls, grassy tops, and odd ground sizes in Australia.

Lady blackmailer Archana Nag in Bhubaneswar
Archana Nag – The lady who redefined the art of stalking influential men

Archana Nag is now the cynosure of the media and sensational stories keep coming in about her activities that brought her both wealth and status in quick time.

Violence and Rape in marriage: Dealing with false cases and ‘sheltering’ real survivors
Violence and Rape in marriage: Dealing with false cases and ‘sheltering’ real survivors

Who is making false accusations, and who is telling the truth? God alone knows and we can only pray that karma catches up with the real wrongdoer.

Congress president elections
High Command has only itself to blame for mess in Congress

What was supposed to be a question of who will become the next Congress president has now been reduced to who will be the next Chief Minister of Rajasthan!

Garbage dump in capital city Bhubaneswar
Can Swachh Bharat Mission see success in Bhubaneswar city?

Throwing garbage on the lanes is a day-long activity. For strange reasons, BMC has been displaying undue tolerance. Need of the hour is to identify some ugly spots where this habit is strong, fix CCTV cameras, capture images of people in flagrante delicto and initiate criminal action.

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