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Tag: Ashutosh Mishra S Writing

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Column: Marketing Our Heritage

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for tourism and culture, Prahlad Singh Patel’s announcement that the Konark sun temple will soon find a place in the list of country’s iconic sites to be developed by the central government must have re-assured the people of Odisha who had been hurt by its non-inclusion in the original […]

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Column: A Movement Synonymous With Dignity of Women

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Thanks to Mission Shakti women self-help group (SHG) movement in Odisha has been scaling newer heights. From running mid-day meal kitchens to manufacturing traditional handicrafts they have given women from the poor background a dignified means of livelihood and, more importantly, a purpose in life. The election of Pramila Bisoi, the […]

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Column: Make Children’s Journey To Schools Safe

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: One read with some concern media reports about children of Ambiliamba village in Sorada block of Ganjam district having to cross Padmabati river by walking over the 40-feet high guard wall of Harbhangi irrigation project to reach their school at Borda. This is a daily ordeal for the children of the […]

Column: A Long Haul For BJP

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: For the BJP, which has emerged as the main opposition party in the state, results of the last assembly elections were not upto the leadership’s expectations. Set a goal of 120 plus seats by BJP president, Amit Shah state party leaders had hoped to win at least 50 seats, if not […]

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Column: A Marriage Of Convenience Ends On A Sour Note

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Politics makes strange bedfellows. One was reminded of this saying when former minister, Damodar Rout joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in March this year. It was an out and out opportunistic move that at that point of time suited both Rout and the party he had decided to hitch his […]

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Column: Bijepur No Cakewalk for BJD

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties have a slew of prickly campaign issues against the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Bijepur where the canvassing for the bye-election is in full swing. The BJP, which is the main opponent of BJD in the constituency, has already made its intentions clear. It is going all out […]

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Op-Ed: Was BJD’s Support For Vaishnav A Mistake?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Newspapers have quoted union minister of state for finance, Anurag Thakur as telling the Lok Sabha that Centre is not considering any proposal to grant special category state status to Odisha. There is also no move to increase Centre’s share of funds for centrally sponsored schemes in the state. Thakur’s statement […]

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Op-Ed: Split Voting Puzzles Pundits

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: An important aspect of this election in Odisha has been split voting, a phenomenon which has bewildered analysts. That the voters made distinctly different choices for the Lok Sabha and the assembly in many areas is evident from the victory of BJP candidates in eight Lok Sabha constituencies while the party […]

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