Priyadarshi Dutta

Priyadarshi Dutta

Anatomy of Uttarayana

Anatomy of Uttarayana

Saturday, 16 January 2021 | Priyadarshi Dutta

Makar Sankranti is an event of the sidereal solar calendar while Uttarayana is a matter of tropical solar reckoning Makar Sankranti marks the Sun’s entry into Makar raashi, identified with the sign of Capricorn. The reference here is merely to the apparent motion of the Sun resulting from Earth’s yearly revolution....

The Easter question

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

Determining Easter’s placement has been a subject of major controversy in the past. Ironically, it was this row that triggered the reform of the Julian calendar in 1582 This time, Easter has tested the patience of its believers, almost to the limit. The festival shifts irregularly in the compass of 35...

An oath for swachh polls

Thursday, 04 April 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

Electoral reforms are low priority for political parties. The alternative then is an awakened electorate, compelling them to behave ethically “I pledge to contest these elections by honest means. I affirm that I shall seek votes only on the basis of ideas, plans, programmes and promises. I shall refrain from employing...

The rail network dilemma

Monday, 01 April 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

With more than half of the electricity being generated from coal, we may end up burning this dirty fuel in power plants rather than in the furnace of engines as previously thought Cent per cent electrification of broad gauge, which comprises over 90 per cent of the network, is on the...

Rajdhani’s bull run

Friday, 15 March 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

The superfast train, which recently turned 50, has established itself as a premium brand. But its redesigning 25 years ago was what made it more accessible The Rajdhani Express, running between New Delhi and Howrah,  recently completed 50 years in service. But it is no longer the same train that was...

Needed, official version Act?

Monday, 04 March 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

The nation awaits an unambiguous official version of the Balakot strike. Else, there is the risk of media and social media filling up the vacuum with fake and unsubstantiated news News spread like wildfire on Tuesday (February 25) morning that the Indian Air Force (IAF) had struck at Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror...

Expect the worst in Valley

Thursday, 21 February 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

Asymmetric warfare, like the one India faces in Kashmir, abounds in bloody surprises. The enemy is theologically motivated and democratic discourse is at the bottom of the barrel Cowardly, dastardly and desperate — these are some of the adjectives the Government uses when faced with surprise terrorist attacks on the armed...

An alternate universe

Thursday, 07 February 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

While the free world might have heaved a sigh of relief at the final acquittal of Aasia Bibi, she was just one example of continued victimisation by Pakistan’s blasphemy laws Bibi Aasia Noreen, the Pakistani Christian woman who was on death row for blasphemy, is finally out of the woods....

State Editions

Temps to dip in State from today

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Guv unfurls Tricolour in BBSR

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Drug shop loots: Inter-State gang busted

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

BJP to guard misuse of panchyat funds

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Puri rape accused nabbed, sent to jail

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

3,407 to vie for 852 ZP seats

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition


23 January 2022 | Sunday PIONEER | Sunday Pioneer

Sound of music

23 January 2022 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer


23 January 2022 | Sunday PIONEER | Sunday Pioneer

‘We need to redefine success’

23 January 2022 | SUPRIYA RAMESH | Sunday Pioneer

Grand musical journey

23 January 2022 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime : ‘I want to reach out to more people with better stories’

23 January 2022 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer