CSR Watch in Odisha

By Charudutta Panigrahi: Odisha is the bellwether of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) partnership in state growth. Many firsts to its credit, the state has been able to trigger discourses around CSR and resulting policies and mechanisms. It is widely acknowledged that Odisha was the first state in India to pioneer a CSR White paper and a […]

They Came, They Saw and They Conquered

By Anil Dhir: The rebels had approached the town from two directions. They came by trucks, jeeps and motorbikes. Some of them had even come earlier in the day by the regular buses, disguised as baratis of a marriage party. Before the struck, they had disconnected all communication lines, disrupted power supply and blocked all […]

Jagannath Temple to be Freed from Govt Clutches: Swamy

New Delhi, June 8, 2018: Member of Parliament and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy discussed Puri Jagannath temple matters with Jagadguru Shankaracharya Nischalanand Saraswati here yesterday. He urged to free the temple administration from Government control. The former union minister spent one hour with Shankaracharya during the Hindu Guru’s stay at Goutam Buddh Nagar in Noida. […]

Bureaucratic Hypocrisy: Cases of Ashok Meena and Deba Dash

Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar, May 30, 2018: Sources alleged, Dash was working as voice-over artist for BJP commercials Unlike Ashok Meena, Dash didn’t get support from Officers’ Association It’s alleged that IAS Officers don’t support OAS Officers in distress Senior OAS officer Deba Prasad Dash, one of the few honest officers (yes, there are a few […]

Expand Space for Media Freedom

Bhubaneshwar, April 13, 2018: Even though freedom of speech and expression is a fundamental right under the Constitution of India, in actual practice media freedom is gradually being restricted due to various forms of litigations initiated against journalists, media house and bloggers. As a result, freedom of expression is largely affected. Freedom of expression encompasses media freedom to […]