Srimoy Kar

Activist media changing lives of common people, uncovering new heroes

Far removed from the heart-rending picture of him carrying his dead wife on his shoulders, Kalahandi’s Dana Majhi found himself again in the headlines a few days ago.

18 Dec 2017

All-conquering BJD finally seems to have met its match in resurgent BJP

The sparring between the BJP and the ruling BJD over who is who winning the next Assembly polls in Odisha has suddenly made politics in the state lively.

25 Sep 2017

Odisha’s bureaucracy should change its mindset to boost the industrial sector

Around the time a delegation of Odisha’s Industries Department was visiting Visakhapatnam in July to lure the local business community to invest in the state, the UK-based Anil Agarwal Foundation was

14 Aug 2017

Odisha and Chhattisgarh turning Mahanadi into the next Cauvery?

Rivers have been the cradles of civilisations across the world and causes of unending strifes too. History is replete with many such tales.

03 Jul 2017

Odia no NEET way to MBBS as just 450 students take test in the language

On December 22 last year, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking inclusion of Odia as a medium for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (N

22 May 2017

Indian Oil refinery caught in political crossfire between BJP and BJD

The panchayat polls in Odisha are done and dusted but the battle of one-up manship between the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken a nasty turn.

06 Mar 2017

Knives out as BJP-BJD ‘vendetta politics’ takes centre stage in Odisha

Liberal political commentators, trolled as “sickulars” or “libtards” by the strident right wingers, have had a constant gripe ever since Narendra Modi rode to power three years back.

30 Jan 2017

Odisha cops see red over black, smell anti-CM protest even in dupattas

Any hint of black around BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is perceived as a sign of protest and resistance.

26 Dec 2016

Odisha fire: Why blame Health Min alone, Mr CM?

Charges against Atanu was `nepotism` and turning a blind eye to all the medical related deficiencies that allowed the hospital to flourish under his patronage.

22 Oct 2016

What a shame! How callous have we become?

The haunting image of a tribal man with the lifeless body of his wife on shoulder and an inconsolable daughter in tow has brought back the dark memories of Kalahandi that once epitomised Odisha’s impoverishment and collective callousness.

29 Aug 2016

Odisha CM a mute spectator as stars turn villains in latest potboiler

The shadow of the ponzi scam refuses to leave the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). It is now embroiled in another controversy because a set of its party men associated with the Odia film industry virtually danced to the tune of a tainted chit fund firm promoter, Pravas Rout.

27 Jun 2016

Puri temple row brings relief to Naveen but redemption lies in restoration

With Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan taking up the matter with Mahesh Sharma, his counterpart in the Culture Ministry, the spate of events has taken a new turn.

23 May 2016

The Thread That Binds

13 Mar 2016

Ubiquitous Egg Gives Naveen Government Food for Thought

The innocuous little egg has gained quite a notoriety in Odisha’s political circles in recent days.

25 Jan 2016

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