Ashish Mehta

Earthen hearths vandalised in Puri Shree Jagannatha Temple kitchen; probe ordered

The incident has sparked resentment among the cooks (suaras) of the 12th-century shrine and lakhs of devotees around the world.

03 Apr 2022

Odisha's Kotia villagers shift to strawberry farming for better life

With demand for organic strawberries high, 50 families of Doliamba village in disputed Kotia panchayat are growing the fruit in over 5 acres of land. Ashish Mehta finds more about the farming shift  

27 Feb 2022