Mayank Bhusan Pani

Odisha: When going gets tough, women in Rapid Response Team get going

They monitor the health parameters of the patients, inquire about their condition and take a note of their medicine requirements.

18 May 2021

Odisha chemist fulfils father’s last wish, distributes free medicines 

“When my father was alive, he used to ask me to avoid wasteful expenditure by conducting ceremonies or inviting large numbers of people for feasts.

17 May 2021

Odisha COVID crisis: Auto driver turns saviour for patients in Nuapada district

An HIV patient himself, Kumar says he is doing so not only as a moral duty but also because he empathises with the plight of patients. 

09 May 2021

Social worker in Odisha opens oxygen bank to lend cylinders for free

Atif Alam who runs a social organisation 'Social Star Club', started the oxygen bank earlier this month and it currently has 45 cylinders in stock. 

25 Apr 2021

Two tragedies and a quarantined family’s 20-hour wait for funeral

Fearing for the virus, none from their neighbourhood came forward to help the family with the last rites till members of two social organisations intervened.

23 Apr 2021

Odisha: Sambalpur varsity gets patent for ragi cake mix

Apart from phytochemicals and micronutrients, especially calcium, phosphorous, it also contains a great amount of protein.

11 Apr 2021

Stone age tool find hints at early human settlements in Bargarh

This apart, the phytolith analysis of soil samples have revealed shift in vegetation pattern from woodland to savanna between the two periods of human occupation at the site. 

09 Apr 2021

This Odisha youth defeats drugs, launches mission to give addicts new life

Once an addict, Prateek Bhoi is now helping youth get over substance abuse and lead a normal life. Mayank Bhusan Pani finds more about his journey

04 Apr 2021

Sonepur weaver brings alive India map on six-yard drape

A weaver of the district Iswara Meher has proved it again by weaving a saree designed with motifs of all Indian states and union territories.

25 Mar 2021

Redefining handloom for men in Odisha

Rajendra has created a bank of designs that are exclusively for men and children who wish to wear handlooms.

21 Mar 2021

For Makardhwaj Pradhan, society is above politics

Even today, Makardhwaj Pradhan's daily routine includes meeting people, listening to their problems and striving to solve them.

21 Feb 2021

A retired doctor opens clinic for Sohela’s poor

Dr Sahu’s clinic is open for patients round-the-clock and there is no fixed consultation fee, writes Mayank Bhusan Pani

10 Jan 2021

A collector's quest to pick up pieces of history

Bargarh man Satya Ketan Mohanty has been collecting rare artifacts for over 2 decades and plans to set up a museum to exhibit them, writes Mayank Bhusan Pani

02 Jan 2021

Painting trees, Odisha teacher brings children back into 'classroom' learning

Teacher Subash Chandra Sahu has developed tree classrooms to facilitate interactive learning among children in a village of Bargarh district.

13 Dec 2020

Eco-retreat at Hirakud dam from December 1

People with prior booking can avail the facilities.

08 Nov 2020

Artificial limbs spell hope for many in Odisha's Sambalpur to live life with dignity

As per data available, from June till the end of October, 42 people have been provided artificial limbs and all of them are employed. 

06 Nov 2020

Odisha man promotes eco-friendly Diwali with cow dung diyas

Kailash’s initiative has been drawing the attention of people for adopting cow dung instead of earthen soil or clay to make diyas.

05 Nov 2020

Couple charred to death in Odisha's Brajrajnagar

The deceased are Giribara Das (47) and his wife Geeta Das (40).

16 Oct 2020

This headmaster in Orissa's Bargarh goes extra mile to teach students, literally

Padhan called up his students’ parents and was told that many of them were not studying at home and were whiling away their time.

11 Oct 2020

‘Unlock Education’ comes to aid of school kids hit by Covid-19 curbs in Odisha

A group of students are providing free online tutorials to over 250 school children in Odisha.

04 Oct 2020

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