From farm economy to digital transformation, politics to citizen rights, we bring you opinions, analyses and insights on a wide range of topics from our members and thought leaders associated with Odisha Dialogues
The Mahanadi conflict, which started between Odisha and Chhattisgarh in July 2016, has to take a cue from other conflicts like the Narmada case and Krishna and Godavari disputes. There is a need to discuss issues affecting the basin, its local communities, and ecological concerns.
COVID-19 pandemic has impacted each one of us critically, not the least, rising death cases during the second wave have altered human lives and livelihoods. The migrant communities have faced much worse. Perhaps we could have been more resilient based on Gandhian philosophy.
Despite its limited roles in democracy, the judiciary system plays a pivotal role in ensuring democracy survives in a country. Judicial activism is best defined in opposition to judicial restraint. COVID-19 resulted in a state of emergency leading to judicial activism.
Justice Anaga Kumar Pattnaik10/01/2022
While the judiciary needs help on many frontiers, from infrastructural to organisational, it is ultimately the people of a nation that uphold her democracy. If the people of India are strong in their resolve to rescue her democracy, the judiciary will not fail to play its part.
Justice Madan B Lokur19/06/2021
A large number of youth are looking for quality higher education. Models of education in the post-pandemic era are going to change in many ways. Odisha needs to reevaluate the older ways if it plans to be provide quality higher education.
As long as we do not believe in partitioning the humanity to play a violent zero-sum game with the “others”/“enemy”, it would mean confluence and not conflict, harmony and not hatred and progress for the entirety, and not prosperity only for the parts.
Harun R Khan12/03/2021
The purpose of Odisha Dialogues, aka Odisha Alochana Chakra, is to generate ideas on social, political, economic and cultural themes that touch on the state and people of Odisha, and also, presumably, India and the world at large.
Pulin B Nayak13/02/2021
Odisha has already taken strong first steps on climate impact policies. A smooth energy transition that mitigates the adverse effects of climate change through proactive public policies and coordinated public-private actions could create significant new economic and social value in the state.
Amrit Singh Deo10/05/2016