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Amol Palekar: The Actor Who Made The Common Man An Iconic Figure

'Amol' means precious. Indeed Amol Palekar is one of our precious assets. At just 42, he quit acting to concentrate on film making. This was seven years after winning the Filmfare Best Actor award for Gol Maal, one of Hindi cinema’s...

‘Rahul Gandhi Remains India’s Most Pointless Politician’

The Pulwama terror attack and the national crisis that ensued has given an edge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he seeks a second term in office. It has come as godsend for both BJP as well as Congress....

Part II: Low-Cost Banking A Must In Odisha’s Rural Areas

In Odisha, the success of BCs/micro lenders is a bag of mixed stories. Replacing micro lenders has proved expensive and unviable. There is a huge mass of people without the basic banking facilities and banks alone cannot meet these...
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...

As General Election 2019 Draws Closer, Brace Yourself For Aural Assault

Two unusual questions will addle Indians till this year’s general elections are over. One, how many more of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches will we have to endure; and two, the number of times Rahul Gandhi will parrot the...

Mamata Banerjee Is Feeling The Heat

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started poaching Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders and outgoing MPs. Senior leaders of the saffron brigade, including some high-profile Union ministers, had approached the Election Commission of India, demanding that it declare Bengal as...

When The Keys To The Jagannath Temple Were Handed Over To The British

The opening of the Ratna Bhandar is happening amidst a charged atmosphere of distrust and mistrust. The various factions are at loggerheads. Whether the Ratna Bhandar is an el dorado with fabulous riches  is something that will not be...
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[email protected]: The Highs And Lows In Politics

Odisha -- a divided land and disintegrated brotherhood, in the multi-dimensional administration of the British Raj, was united and reappeared as a linguistic - nation state on April 1, 1936, 82 years ago. During that period, the political struggle of...

China Nurtures College Excellence, India Promotes Quota

The Centre's move to reserve 10 per cent seats in jobs and educational institutions has been flayed by well-known columnist S A Aiyar, regretting that when China is aiming for college excellence, India is focussed on quotas. Highlighting the appalling...

Bhubaneswar Art Trail 2018: Innovative, Universal & Marquee

The Bhubaneswar Art Trail (BAT) is a unique art initiative in the country, aiming at creating a creative space around the Old Town (which is often described as the 'a treasure trove of time since 6th century CE'), and...
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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...