Articles by Subhransu Panda

The Statesman And His Able General

Bhubaneswar: In state Secretariat camera-persons try their best get visuals of V Karthikeyan Pandian, the private secretary of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. But here in this rare picture he has stood rock solid behind Patnaik. The camaraderie between the two has created a new benchmark in terms of unprecedented political success, praiseworthy social engineering and a legacy of […]


Naveen: Most Favoured Brand In Odisha

As Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik is swearing in as Chief Minister of Odisha today, for a fifth term, he would face a triple challenge this time; Cyclone Fani, jobs, and the BJP. Patnaik, a reluctant politician who jumped from New York high society into Odisha’s political minefield as his father Biju Patnaik’s […]


Skills 10 Lakh Youth, Takes 1 Rupee Salary

Bhubaneswar: This is the state that nourished me. Now it is time to give back. This was his reaction when Subroto Bagchi appointed as the chairman of Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) in 2016. Bagchi, the man who skilled over 10 lakh youth in Odisha, was taking a salary of only 1 rupee per year. Three […]


Jnanpith Award to Amitav Ghosh

Bhubaneswar: Celebrated author Amitav Ghosh, equally famous for his novels and for not getting the Booker Award, has won the 54th Jnanpith award this year. Bharatiya Jnanpith announced the award yesterday. Ghosh has been chosen for the award for his outstanding contribution towards literature. Ghosh is the first English writer to be conferred with the Jnanpith […]


Congress Rising: BJP Castles Fall Down

New Delhi: Though counting for assembly elections in five  states are yet to be completed officially, the trends are clearly indicating a major setback for BJP. The counting in Rajasthan, Chhatishgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telengana and Manipur were completed. Congress played well and gained complete majority in BJP-led states like Rajasthan, and Chhatishgarh. In MP also […]


Sahitya Akademi Award 2018 to Prof Dasarathi Das

Bhubaneswar: Well-known educationist and Odia literary critic Prof Dasarathi Das is going to receive the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2018 for his book Prasanga Puruna Bhabana Nua. This book is a collection of critical essays in Odia language. Dr. Das has written more than 10 books containing essays and critical analysis of works. […]


Over 350 Speakers to Join ZEE JLF 2019

Festival Speakers announced – The Festival announced its line-up of over 350 speakers including Akhil Katyal, Ben Okri, Benyamin, Bettany Hughes, Colson Whitehead, Darryl Jones, David Olusuga, Ira Mukhoty, Jeffery Archer, Mary Beard, Navtej Sarna, Priyamvada Natarajan, Reni Eddo Lodge, Shashi Tharoor, Sven Beckert and Venki Ramakrishnan. Jaipur Music Stage – With discovery, variety and collaboration at the heart […]


Odisha Janata Dal: A New Party in Making?

Bhubaneswar: As the 2019 general election is nearing, new political equations are heating up the state. All political parties in Odisha are trying hard to strengthen their team by incorporating new agendas and features. They are trying to boost their strength by importing leaders from other political parties and intellectuals from different walks of life, mostly […]


Senior Journalist Loses Job for Facebook Post

Bhubaneswar: A senior journalist was fired by his employer for social media posts against the state government here today. Debendra Prusty, who was working as the News Editor for a reputed daily has been shown the door by the media house for allegedly writing a series of post citing flaws in Men’s Hockey World Cup […]


Odisha: Lotus Losses Two Petals

Bhubaneswar: Two Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in Odisha resigned today. Former Union minister Dilip Ray and BJP’s national executive member Bijoy Mahapatra left the party. They sent a joint resignation letter to BJP national chief Amit Shah. Bijoy Mohapatra briefed reporters that they both would announce their course of action within two weeks. However speculations […]