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Masood Azhar Slips Through Diplomatic Net

  India’s diplomats must be going back to their drawing-boards to figure out what went wrong with their foreign policy vis-à-vis China, while the Narendra Modi government’s failure to get Masood Azhar declared a global terrorist will keep haunting the...

PM Modi Is Right, Rahul Gandhi Is A Stuck Gramophone

The best advice, at times, comes from one’s greatest adversary. It may not always be sincere and well-intentioned like a teacher’s admonishment or avuncular chiding. It may arrive dripping in sarcasm and in-your-face ridicule. But an intelligent man would...

Beyond the Haze: Making Sense Of Five Years Under Narendra Modi

How do you assess the five years of Narendra Modi as prime minister? It is not easy, given that the period under review has been a surreal experience in several ways. Surreal because the wall between the actual and...

Jingoism & Hate-Fest: Time To Save Patriotism From Patriots

In the age of candle-light patriotism and chest-thumping jingoism, the dialogue “Ghar mein ghus ke marenge” is par for the course. It’s macho. It’s soul-pleasing. And it’s an emphatic way of announcing the arrival of the new, muscular India...

‘Baijayant’s Move To Join BJP Could Be More Of Business Decision Than Political One’

Putting all speculations to rest, former Kendrapada MP Baijayant Panda joined BJP on Monday. As political observers are weighing political implications of the move, news portal The Wire in its opinion piece on Tuesday, said his move is unlikely...
Biju Patnaik

The Complete Man Who Never Played To The Gallery

Everything about him is lore, extraordinary and perennially futuristic. The politician with unthinkable candour, the tycoon entrepreneur who abhors hoarding, the kingmaker without self-interest, the doer who shuns publicity and the action hero with no rhetoric. From Bhanjanagar to New...
Tibetan Khampas Biju Patnaik

Biju Patnaik And His Tibetan Phantoms

Till the late 1990s, they were regularly seen at the market in Choudwar. The locals took them to be Gurkhas of the Odisha Special Armed Police, often deployed at the outer periphery of the Charbatia air base. Old-timers remember...

India Committed To Fight Against Terrorism

The Pulwama attack in which 40 Indian soldiers were martyred has clearly not gone down well in the international community. No one was fooled with Pakistan’s feeble attempts to deny its involvement in the attack, particularly with Jaish-e-Mohammad claiming...

Great Orissa Famine 1866 Was Avoidable

It was not sheer apathy rather it was an intelligent disinterest in the affairs of the state. The enormity of the coming doom was just not comprehended by the officials. A stark example of the lack of empathy is...

Cricket World Cup, A Life Changing Experience

  There are less than 100 days to go for the cricket World Cup. Discussion is rife whether India should boycott its World Cup match against Pakistan in view of the Pulwama attack. The following thoughts come to mind in...
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Evaluation Of Annual HSC Exam Papers Begins In Odisha

Cuttack: Evaluation of answer sheets of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) exams conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) began in Odisha...