Articles by Sandeep Sahu
Mar 20, 2017
Pyari Mohan Mohapatra dead: 'Rajguru' has left a void in Odisha politics that can never be filledA Left-leaning leader in his student days, Pyari Mohan Mohapatra spent considerable time and energy building the BJD as a cadre-based party. By the time he was shown the door, the party boasted 27 lakh cadres in Odisha
Feb 22, 2017
Odisha Panchayat Election 2017: Is the Naveen Patnaik magic finally wearing off?Ask any BJD leader why the party faced such a setback in the just concluded three-tier panchayat elections in the state in which it is set to get nearly 200 zilla parishad (ZP) seats less than it did in 2012 and the stock answer is: “The fact that Naveen Patnaik did not campaign extensively this time cost us dear.”
Feb 10, 2017
Odisha's language limbo: How Naveen Patnaik foiled a 300-day old agitation for use of Odia in official businessIt all started with a fast-unto-death started by Patnagarh based poet and activist Gajanan Mishra and some others demanding ‘official language’ status for Odia on 1 July 2015.
Oct 25, 2016
Maoist encounter on Odisha-Andhra border: Ultras grip on Malkangiri weakens as local support wanesEarly on Monday morning, Maoists suffered their biggest setback in an area where they have notched up some of their biggest successes in recent years.
Oct 18, 2016
Bhubaneswar fire: SUM Hospital authorities remain mum as anger growsMore than 12 hours after the fire that has left at least 19 people dead and over 100 injured, SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar wears the look of a ghost town
Sep 21, 2016
Mahanadi row: Despite failures, Naveen Patnaik govt leads the battle of perceptionNaveen Patnaik-led BJD government has a lot to explain about the series of projects initiated by Chhattisgarh to harness Mahanadi water for industrial and agricultural use.
Nov 08, 2015
Why Naveen Patnaik is no Nitish: Odisha CM is unlikely to join opposition bandwagonAt the surface level, Nitish Kumar has done in Bihar what Naveen Patnaik did in Odisha in 2009. But there are crucial differences between the two scenarios.
Nov 03, 2015
As farmers' suicide toll mounts in Odisha, govt puts blame on family disputes and alcoholismFarmer suicide cases in Odisha, which began sometime in September, show no signs of abating in a hurry. Not a day passes without one or more farmers committing or attempting suicide.
Oct 08, 2015
Bottle-throwing at Barabati: What makes the OCA unapologetic?Observers have been baffled by the nonchalance – even defiance – displayed by the OCA at a time when it should have been scurrying for cover.
Sep 09, 2015
Rasagola row: Odisha caught twiddling its thumbs as Bengal leads in GI tagging raceMuddled thinking and working at cross purposes look like robbing Odisha of something that rightfully belongs to it.