Tag: Guest Writer

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Column: Does An ‘Aerial Survey’ Serve Any Purpose In This Age?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come and gone after the customary ‘aerial survey’ of the areas in West Bengal and Odisha devastated by Cyclone Amphan. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who had done the same yesterday, accompanied the PM on the aerial survey today. The PM, of course, had done the same – making an aerial […]

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Life during lockdown: The New World Order is living with coronavirus

By Sandeep Sahu Life during lockdown is debatably the new living order. Officially, the nationwide lockdown is still on and will remain in force for 10 days more. But if you are out on the streets, you don’t quite realise it. Lockdown 4.0 is only a shadow of Lockdown 1.0 imposed on March 24 midnight. […]

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Column: To Reveal Or Not To Reveal!

By Sandeep Sahu Poor Pradipta Dalabehera! He must be feeling cheated at earning the ‘dubious distinction’ of being the only person in the state named as having tested positive for the deadly n-Corona virus. While revealing not just his name but other crucial details like his plot number and the area he lived in on […]

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Column: Ten Takeaways from Delhi Election Results

By Sandeep Sahu The Delhi voter has spoken – loud and clear. And the message that he has delivered has ramifications that go well beyond the boundaries of the National Capital Region (NCR). Here is this author’s take on the 10 big takeaways from the Delhi election results. 1. Hate as a political weapon is […]

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Column: A Requiem For BBC Hindi Radio

By Sandeep Sahu As the world prepares to usher in the New Year, I am steeling myself to say, with a heavy heart, goodbye to the BBC Hindi service radio. By the time this piece reaches you, the iconic service on 25 and 41 meter band of short wave radio that had kept millions of […]

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Opinion: It Is Time To Understand The Citizenship Amendment Act

By Dr Aiswarya Biswal Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) came into effect once the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) was passed after due deliberation through a democratic process of both houses of the parliament and President Shri Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to it. The CAA provides the persecuted minority communities such as Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, […]

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Column: Maoists Thrive On Poverty and Backwardness

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Maoist rebels have warned the residents of a particular village in Malkangiri, state’s most formidable Red citadel, against using their mobile phones. Orapadar, located in the district’s Swabhiman Anchal ( earlier known as the cut-off area), is a dark hinterland with connectivity the biggest problem being faced by the people. With […]

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Column: When Exactly Was The BJD ‘Secular’?

By Sandeep Sahu Those who value secularism are aghast at the BJD’s decision to support the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Parliament, even after its suggestion to include Sri Lanka in the list of countries from where minorities have fled into India due to religious persecution, was rejected. But frankly, this writer cannot understand why […]

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Column: These ‘Taare Zameen Par’ Are Too Precious To Be Lost Before Time

By Sandeep Sahu There is such a deluge of ‘shocking’ news these days that we have stopped being shocked by most such news. But this one is in a category all its own. Forced by his elder sister against his will to go to school, a Class IX student in Mayurbhanj district shut himself up […]

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Column: Learning KALIA Lessons

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The figures keep changing. The latest claims put the number of people who received money under the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme without fulfilling the eligibility criteria at 45,965 which is nearly 14,000 more than what the earlier statistics provided by the government had shown. These bogus […]