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Biju Patnaik and his Dakotas

By ANIL DHIR A piece of Odisha’s history lies in  forgotten ignominy in the remote village of Ngota in the Province of Yogyakarta in Central Indonesia. Few know about it, none from Odisha may have visited it, but this memorial signifies…

Delhi Elections: All Eyes on AAP

By Dhanada K Mishra* The campaign is done and dusted! The exit polls are out! They predict the same overwhelming victory for the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi that was also predicted almost unanimously by all pollsters in…

Of men and cooking!

By Sritapa Mishra* It took me ten years after being born in this planet and this country to realise that it is not normal for a man to cook. Not only cook but be somewhere around the kitchen even or helping his wife with other household…

Bhasani blues & Cuttack

By Charudutta Panigrahi* These could be the last embers of the warmth of a joint family, a large gathering of siblings, of relatives, of children, of teenagers all hooked on to some thread of a common family identity or other. With…

Gandhiji & Odisha

By Charudutta Panigrahi* The “father of the nation” visited Odisha during the crucial years between 1921 and 1946, when the critical issues like the formation of the state of Odisha and the then prevailing economic poverty warranted…