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Tag: Column

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Column: Let’s Showcase Chilika Like The Thames

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Thames is a beautiful river and a major tourist attraction of the city. It is part of city’s life. The view of the river from any of the bridges over it is breath-taking. But watching it from inside the London Eye, the giant wheel that is an iconic city landmark, is […]

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Column: Tackling Climate Change

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Growing awareness about environmental issues is a healthy sign. It is nice to see people taking part in events like the rally against climate change held in the state capital on Friday. Thanks to such campaigns the issue is now being discussed even in lower middle class drawing rooms. Climate change […]

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Column: Of Business and Culture

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Tribal Odisha continues to fascinate foreigners. Browsing through the newspapers here I came across a promotional travel write-up on India with a nice photograph of the Konark sun temple at the top. The piece titled “ Another India” sought to highlight the “ little-visited eastern tribal state of Odisha ( formerly […]

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Column: Bijepur, A question of Credibility

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Battle lines have been drawn in Bijepur with Election Commission announcing the by-poll schedule for the western Odisha constituency made famous by chief minister, Naveen Patnaik’s victory from there in the recent election. The bye-election has been necessitated by Patnaik’s decision to quit the seat in favour of his pocket-borough of […]

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Column: Impressions of London

By Ashutosh Mishra London: As we came out of our apartment in Lewisham the sky was clear blue and the entire area was soaked in bright sunlight. It was a cheerful day inviting you to explore a bit of the city. The bus from Lewisham to O2, one of the landmarks of the city thronged […]

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Column: Learning From London

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The difference hits you in the eye once you arrive in the city of London. In fact, it was visible to us soon after landing at the Gatwick airport. Cleanliness and discipline were remarkable. Everything was orderly with the staff ready to help newcomers at every point. The long queues at […]

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Column: State Government’s KALIA Woes

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Fake beneficiaries have pocketed more than Rs.170 crore disbursed under the KALIA ( Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation ) scheme, an initiative being widely hailed as the panacea for the problems afflicting the state’s farming community. This revelation has thickened the controversy surrounding this financial assistance programme that covers […]

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Column: Water Conservation Need Of The Hour

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: It is often said that the next world war would be fought over water which, considering its fast depletion, has become a resource more valuable than oil. Yet water conservation is yet to become a priority area for the government. While huge quantity of water is wasted daily in both rural […]

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Column: Sal Leaf Can Be An Effective Substitute For Plastic

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: A section of the media has reported that Keonjhar district administration has decided to use sal leaf plates and disposable paper cups in a bid to reduce the consumption of plastic. Sal leaf plates, popular known as “ khali”, have been part of socio-cultural life of Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts. They […]

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Column: From Rourkela To Bhubaneswar Sports Has Taken Big Strides In Odisha

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Our capital city is being hailed as the new sports capital of the country. While that might be slightly over the top there is no denying the fact that Bhubaneswar now has world class infrastructure as far as hockey is concerned. It was accorded the honour of holding Men’s World Cup […]

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Op-Ed: Amiya Patnaik Had So Much Left To Do

My first meeting with the man (it was more of an ‘encounter’ than a meeting, actually) was of the kind that remains etched in the mind for a lifetime. I had just joined as a trainee journalist in Eastern Media Limited (EML), which brought out ‘Sambad’, the first ‘morning’ daily in Odia. Since the house […]

Debasish sees red in Mahtab's praise for Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Politics over columns continues as another column by BJD’s Lok Sabha MP Bhartruhari Mahtab, raining praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, invited criticism from his party spokesperson and Cuttack-Barabati MLA Debashish Samantray. In the column published in a regional daily, where Mahtab is the editor, the MP opined people […]

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Mahtab's media musings draw criticism in midst of some support

Bhubaneswar:  A day after chief minister Naveen Patnaik asked party members to refrain from reaching out to media on issues related to party instead talk to him, in context of Mahtab’s second column, Cuttack-Barabati MLA Debasish Samantaray today came down heavily on the the Lok Sabha member for his statements in media. However former Rajya […]

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BJD wrangles over Mahtab’s second column in media

Bhubaneswar: The second column of BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab criticising party leaders Damodar Rout and Surya Narayan Patro and claiming cracks in party today invited sharp reaction from BJD circles. Even the party president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik expressed displeasure over party leaders making such views in media. Talking to reporters, the BJD supremo […]

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