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Thursday, September 19, 2019

‘Khati’, The Odisha Commune

Do you think that Raj Mahal Khati in Bhubaneswar can have a GI tag? Why not if we build a case, because there is a case. I have seen a lot of Khati in places I had not expected -...
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Remembering Rumi At Konark

The other day I was at Konark and I did both, moon bathing and sun bathing. Moon bathing under the clear blue sky, next to Konark, the epitome of tantra. I realised I am a nothing. Not a thing...

‘The Situation In Kashmir Should Not Be Allowed To Simmer’

While the whole country hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bold move on Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating Articles 370 and 35 A, as promised by his party as soon as India gave him a thumping majority, the clampdown in...
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An Evening With A Legend Called Dr Manoj Das

I had an appointment with a legend called Dr Manoj Das at six in the evening. Slightly before time, I was ushered into the Spartan abode of this literary ambassador of Odisha–turned–culture curator of the country. My family reference helped...
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‘Odisha Govt Should Ensure People’s Welfare In Mines Reservation’

As expected, metal industry investors are now clamouring for guarantee from the state for regular supply of their raw material. This makes business sense but the intention, unilateral. The tone of such a recent demand was somewhat ‘jarring’. They...

MV Act Fracas, A Musing: Is It Extortion Masquerading As Penalty?

"This is bloody extortion," fumed a friend. The restless drags on an unlit cigarette reflected the rage within. He just had a harrowing ride on his bike in the Odisha capital. He was intercepted  by traffic cops for riding...

India’s Mission Moon Is No Mean Feat

India’s first-ever soft landing on the moon, which was to yield the “Kennedy moment” for us, did create another unforgettable image in the shape of Prime Minister Narendra Modi consoling ISRO chief who broke down when Chandrayaan-2 lander did...

The Other Emar Mutt Waiting To Meet The Same Fate

In all the hullaballoo of Emar Mutt’s demolition in Puri, what was forgotten and overlooked was that it had many branches all over the state; and was the fountainhead of many smaller mutts. Among the many smaller branches in...
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India Needs Implementation of Integrated Water Resource Management Plan

India is considered to be a water-stressed country. The situation is getting worse. The annual per capita availability of water in India was 6008 cubic metres when the country achieved independence in 1947. It came down drastically during the...

Paternal Property: LI Parija & The Ravenshaw

When I came to Ravenshaw in the end of 2006, as the Vice Chancellor, all that greeted me in the front area were two badly made cement statues, asymmetrically placed along side a cobbled tennis court with potholes, which...

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Raid On Hookah Bar In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A joint team of the police, Excise Police, Drug Inspector, Forest and Environment Department and Food Safety Inspector conducted a surprise raid on...
error: Stealing the hard work of someone else is not at all good manner!!