Tag: Scandeep

Opinion: Fire Safety Requires Constant Monitoring
Opinion: Fire Safety Requires Constant Monitoring

By Sandeep Sahu It’s a real shocker! After what happened at the SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar on October 18, 2016, it is preposterous that a major hospital in a premiere city like Cuttack was allowed to operate without a fire safety license!! When there is a fire mishap elsewhere, the people affected are rushed to […]

Teacher's-Day
Opinion: The Best Teacher I Ever Had !!

By Sandeep Sahu What separates an average teacher from a ‘good’ teacher? And what special attribute elevates a ‘good’ teacher to a ‘great’ teacher? A teacher who teaches well is obviously a ‘good’ teacher. But a ‘good’ teacher does not become a ‘great’ teacher if he just teaches well. The truly great teachers, in this […]

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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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Be Indian, Trust Indian: Three Cheers for IMD!!

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has done it again! The ‘desi’ weather forecast agency has proved once again, if any proof was needed at all, that no ‘phoren’ agency comes anywhere close to it when it comes to predicting the course of cyclonic storms – at least in the India seas. Cyclone ‘Amphan’, as we […]

Migrant
Column: Why Bringing Back Migrant Workers Was The Right Decision

By Sandeep Sahu The exponential growth of Corona positive cases in the state over the last few days has expectedly raised an outcry against the government decision to bring back lakhs of migrant workers from Odisha stranded in big cities in other states due to the nationwide lockdown that has already lasted more than a […]

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Column: The Real Challenge Will Begin After May 3

By Sandeep Sahu So far, so good. We have got a great measure of success in arresting the spread of the deadly virus, ‘flattening the curve’, doubling the ‘doubling rate’, holding back the crucial – and dangerous – third phase of community transmission, setting up exclusive COVID-19 hospitals, significantly augmenting testing facilities and limiting the […]

Punishment
Column: Human Rights In Corona-induced ‘Suspended Animation’!

By Sandeep Sahu A youth is asked to do sit-ups – and asked to keep counting as he does so. At another end of the state, two youths and their bikes are caned by lath-wielding cops. Elsewhere, four youths are asked to sit on their hunches, move their hands between their legs, hold the back […]

Column: Two Sides of ‘Janata’ Curfew
Column: Two Sides of ‘Janata’ Curfew

By Sandeep Sahu These are extraordinary times. There is hardly a soul in the whole world that has not been impacted by the deadly nCorona virus, which had its origins in China, spreading its tentacles across the world at lightning speed. Everyone, rich or poor, man or woman, young or old, has had to pay […]

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Column: Fight Against COVID-19 Caught Between Complacency and Panic

By Sandeep Sahu It’s already a scary situation, the kind that people have perhaps not seen in their lifetime. No large family, social or religious gatherings, no seminars or workshops, no schools or colleges, no cinema or theatre, no visits to tourist places, no entertainment or merry-making …. the list goes on. [Strangely, the ban […]

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Column: Living Off The Lord

By Sandeep Sahu It may sound blasphemous. But the unpalatable truth, shorn of any sugar-coating, is that Lord Jagannath, the presiding deity of Odisha, has become nothing more than a money-spinning venture for our powers that be. The Lord is the biggest brand the state has to offer and our rulers certainly know how to […]