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FIIs behind ‘bloodbath’ at bourses

Santosh Kumar Mohapatra CoVID-19 has triggered both colossal health risks to the public as well as economic danger. The shock to the global economy from CoVID-19 has been both fast and more severe than the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC) and even the great depression...

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RBI versus COVID-19

Dasarathi Mishra RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has risen to the occasion to combat the impact of CoVID-19 crisis on the Indian economy. He made a few announcements in the seventh bi-monthly monetary policy statement March 27, to mitigate the destructive effects of novel coronavirus. The...

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For entertainment and strength

Devdutt Pattanaik As a child in Mumbai, I watched Rajan Uncle perform Chakyar koothu. My parents were economic migrants from Odisha. My neighbours were from Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. And we got to see cultural performances that no one in Odisha, or Maharashtra, would...

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The exponential function

Dhanada K Mishra The late Prof Al Bartlett, a nuclear physicist and professor emeritus of University of Colorado at Boulder, once said: “The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.” The coronavirus crisis provides the best case to...

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Justice to Nirbhayas of country

Priya Ranjan Sahu Finally, the nation has heaved a collective sigh of relief. The four men convicted in the 2012 gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old Delhi girl, widely known as ‘Nirbhaya’, were hanged to death March 20. In the recent times, no crime...

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Great lesson for humanity

Santosh Kumar Mohapatra CoVID-19 threatens to destroy many lives and the world economy as such. The World Economic Forum (WEF) has termed it a pandemic in the age of inequality. India has declared it a ‘national disaster’. Many states, including Odisha, have declared it as...

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Brief history of goddess worship

Devdutt Pattanaik Harappan civilisation, which thrived over 4,000 years ago, had seals of as-yet-unidentified goddesses emerging from trees, and goddesses riding tigers. Vedic religion that thrived 3,000 years ago, however, was primarily a masculine religion dominated by worship of Indra, Varuna, Agni and Soma, even...

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A must for reviving cities

Piyush Ranjan Rout In 1948, Bhubaneswar became the modern capital of Odisha. It was the first planned capital city of independent India. Its plan kept in mind the convenience of women who would reside in it. Every facility, be it healthcare centre or market, was...

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Sign of stronger ties

Sabyasachee Dash & Bejon Kumar Misra US President Donald J Trump’s recent India visit could not have been timed better. It was speculated that the main agenda of discussion during the visit would be strategic partnership, terrorism and means to counter the rapid rise of...

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Shady side of colours

Nikunja Bihari Sahu Holi, the festival of colours, is also a playground of chemistry. The colours people playing Holi use are industrial dyes mixed with different inorganic bases that can have detrimental effects on our body and the environment. Four types of Holi colours are...

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