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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

‘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...

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...

Demolition Of Mutts: Bold Move To Remove Symbols Of Decadence

The blackmail has been blunted. This is no mindless endorsement of the demolition drive around Jagannath Temple in Puri. The pulling down of dilapidated structures overcrowding the precincts of the Lord of the Cosmos is a rare bold step,...

Demolition Of Mutts: Can Heritage Be Rebuilt?

The iconic structure has bitten the dust. In just two days, it was barbarically leveled. The thick stone and brick walls were pulverized by bulldozers and sledgehammers, turning them into a field of dust. Given their way, they would...
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Verandas Of Kala Bhoomi: Of Open Mind Spaces & Odia Aesthetics

Odisha always deserved a spiffy crafts museum and Kala Bhoomi is the one. Spacious and breezy, the infrastructure is smartly designed to showcase the typical Odia social ethos with an 'agana' (courtyard), tulasi chauraha (tulsi plant kept in the...

There Is Nothing Wrong In Reservation

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat again sparked a controversy when he argued for a harmonious debate between supporters and opposers of reservation. Reservation has become so sacrosanct in Indian politics, that any reference to it suddenly creates a huge furore. In fact, BJP...

Recovering Metals From Scrap Must for Sustainable Development

India has modest reserves of iron ore, bauxite and coal, but very little deposits of other non-ferrous metals. Considering the increasing need in the country for iron, aluminium and other metals during future years. It is apprehended that the...

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STF To Take Drug Kingpin SK Raja On Seven-Day Remand

Balasore: Additional District and Sessions Court on Tuesday allowed the Special Task Force (STF) of the Crime Branch to take the drug kingpin Sheikh...
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