Pramod Pathak

Pramod Pathak

Rama’s lessons to remember

Rama’s lessons to remember

Sunday, 22 November 2020 | Pramod Pathak

The legend goes that Diwali is celebrated to mark Lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya after slaying Ravana. We have been celebrating Diwali for ages. But it is important is to remember that more than Rama’s victory, it is the values he stood for that needs to be recapitulated and imbibed....

Open the eye and shut the I

Open the eye and shut the I

Sunday, 19 July 2020 | Pramod Pathak

Human beings are strange creatures. Strange because they are driven by a formless entity called ego. It was this ego that was the undoing of many a mighty kings in the past. The legend goes that when Lord Ram reached Ayodhya after killing Ravana, many residents asked in dismay how...

The new scourge

The new scourge

Sunday, 05 July 2020 | Pramod Pathak

Human mind is the main source of stress as well as its main victim. Stress has always been a major psycho-somatic issue afflicting human health from ancient to the modern times. For the ancient man, the problem was anxiety of the uncertain. Little knowledge, naturally, proved dangerous. The irony is...

The deluge and after

The deluge and after

Sunday, 21 June 2020 | Pramod Pathak

Future historians may be tempted to draw a line between the Before Covid (BC) and the After Deluge (AD) world, given the impact of the novel coronavirus on the entire humanity. As our aptitude in terms of science, technology and medicine provide little clue to the pandemic, we need to...

Rethinking public health

Rethinking public health

Sunday, 07 June 2020 | Pramod Pathak

As the entire humanity reels under the pandemic impact an important question crops up. Do we give public health the same kind of priority that Defence gets? In all probability, no. The global obsession with war preparedness is rather an ancient phenomenon that indicates our insecurity and inclination to be...

Back to Gandhi

Back to Gandhi

Sunday, 24 May 2020 | Pramod Pathak

The coronavirus pandemic has changed many things in the world most of which are going to stay. At least for a considerable period. Not only did it ensure that the wheels of globalisation come a full circle, it also brought several realisations on the part of the humanity at large....

Parables on Coronavirus

Parables on Coronavirus

Sunday, 10 May 2020 | Pramod Pathak

For something as apocalyptic as the present times, the typical American slang is SHTF, that is, when the Shit Hits the Fan. A rather crude expression for a catastrophe. Nevertheless, as the whole world is in such a situation, let’s examine what is happening. Two old time parables paraphrased here...

The lockdown syndrome

The lockdown syndrome

Sunday, 26 April 2020 | Pramod Pathak

For the first time in their life people are experiencing this kind of a situation. We learnt that movement is life. We now realise that staying put is life. And this is for the whole world. Super powers with their guns and bombs appear clueless to the wrath of a...

State Editions

Pari murder: IG Bothra to lead 5-member SIT

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Now, pensioners can get digital life certificates

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

inbrief

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Locals block NH after minor’s death

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Fake notes of nearly Rs 1L seized in J’suguda

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Another Cuttack fake spice unit busted

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Working From Home? Beware of that cyber attack

29 November 2020 | Ajay Singh | Agenda

Pebbles of a dead sea

29 November 2020 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda

Astroturf | Mind balance is the key

29 November 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘Chhalaang was slated to do well’

29 November 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

no kidding

29 November 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

‘I’m enjoying the process of writing new songs now’

29 November 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer