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Alternative To Decaying Civil Services

Every year, lakhs of youth appear for the Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment…

May 13, 2022

Difficult Women

They are not afraid to speak their mind. They make themselves heard. They are the ‘trouble makers.’ They are Unapologetic…

May 3, 2022

That Missing Credible Voice

Two incidents and vitriolic exchange of words between two interest groups kept the media space filled towards the second fortnight…

May 2, 2022

Madhu Babu, Who Shaped Municipal Government In British India

Bhubaneswar: The man whom Mahatma Gandhi described as a great patriot, who wore himself out in giving shape and reality…

April 28, 2022

Earth Day: What You Can Do To Save Your Planet

Science is unequivocal about the impending danger the world faces and the proofs it has presented. Our own experience of…

April 22, 2022

Biju Patnaik: His Political Presence Became Bigger In His Absence

Bhubaneswar: Biju Patnaik. The name means different things to different people in his home state and overseas. Apart from his…

April 17, 2022

Bhubaneswar: From A Planned City To Planned Destruction?

  When I first moved to Bhubaneswar in 1996, this beautiful capital city had wide, tree-lined avenues and balmy weather.…

April 10, 2022

Will Smith & Swiggy Delivery Boy: Similar Slaps, Yet Different Reactions

At a time when the deafening noise of the Russian bombing of Ukrainian cities has been relegated to ambient music…

April 5, 2022

Withering Fraternity

I got married a few months prior to joining as Divisional Forest Officer, Dhenkanal, in 1986. Sandeep Tripathi, an IFS…

April 1, 2022

Empathy: Why Do We Need It Even More Now?

At a recent get-together, a young relative who works in one of the topmost corporate firms expressed his bewilderment at…

March 29, 2022