A TALE OF TWO NARRATIVES

As Indians celebrate their 75th year of Independence this month, they are witnessing two starkly different narratives about their nation – one from th

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WAR OVER A WORD

The unfortunate controversy triggered by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Choudhary addressing the newly elected President of India, Draupadi Murmu, as ‘R

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REASON ENOUGH TO CELEBRATE

Prior knowledge about the certainty of NDA- and BJD-backed Draupadi Murmu becoming the First Citizen of India took nothing away from the sheer joy and

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ELEVATED POSITION

Flashback to the 1990s: Odisha is one of India's poorest states, with some of its districts known nationwide for starvation deaths and sale of childre

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THE PERFECT EXAMPLE

These are times when strife, shortage, insecurity, and disruption appear to be the prevailing themes in much of the world. From the protracted Russ

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COUNTING ON BEES

In a bid to contain man-elephant conflict in the state, the forest department has come up with a novel idea. It is planning to put up a bee barrier to

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MAKING WAY FOR MORE TOURISM

The tourism sector was one of the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The biggest losers were the tour operators and hoteliers of Puri, which draws la

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