About Rajesh Mahapatra

Rajesh Mahapatra has a view on almost everything. It’s a tragedy there are so few takers for the gyan he is willing to give — anytime, anywhere. That is why he has turned to blogging — to take you beyond the headlines, tell you the story behind the story and help put it in perspective. When not giving gyan, Rajesh works as Deputy Executive Editor, Hindustan Times.

Starting tomorrow, the world’s rich and powerful assemble in Swiss ski resort of Davos for an annual summit that, over the years, has come to mean different things to different people. [Read more]

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In poll-bound Gujarat, the latest slugfest between the Congress and the BJP is over who can do better in building houses for the new influencers in the state’s politics — people in the low income groups riding on the back of rapid urbanisation. [Read more]

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Dear Mr Khan,

It is heartening to see news reports that the government has launched a nationwide campaign against malnutrition amongst children and that you are the ambassador for this noble endeavour. [Read more]

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Every time I go to Bhubaneswar, I end up making queries about land rates, hoping I would be able to buy a plot for my post-retirement housing. But each time I return disappointed. Land prices and housing costs in the city have risen so much that the middle class — for whom Bhubaneswar once was a dream city — has been priced out. [Read more]

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When a ruling party goes for a ministerial reshuffle closer to the end of its tenure, the exercise is often expected to be tailored to the upcoming elections. Such conventional wisdom, however, appeared to be missing when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced the biggest-ever cabinet reshuffle of his time on Sunday. [Read more]

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