Researcher urges for converting Baji’s house as Memorial Museum

Bhubaneswar: Noted historian and researcher Anil Dhir on Friday wrote to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urging him to take measures to convert the old house of the Gandhian Mohamed Baji at Nabrangpur into a memorial museum also to make a formal request to the Ministry of Posts for issuing a Commemorative Postage Stamp on this […]

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Mohamed Baji: No hatred in his heart

  By Anil Dhir The Indian freedom struggle has its heroes, but  countless freedom fighters, who had fearlessly fought and taken down the most potent and exploitative imperialistic regime were silently sent into oblivion after independence. They did not seek reward or recognition. The 102 years old Centenarian, Mohammed Baji of Nabrangpur was one such […]

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Anil Dhir’s new book ‘The Prachi Valley’ released

Bhubaneswar:  Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday released a volume titled “The Prachi Valley”, written by noted historian and researcher Anil Dhir. The book is a detailed documentation of the monuments of this rich heritage site of the State. The Indian National trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Bhubaneswar chapter had […]

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Was it sheer ignorance or absolute apathy? The Shipwreck that could have saved 10,000 lives

By Anil Dhir It was not sheer apathy; rather it was an intelligent disinterest in the affairs of the State. The enormity of the fore-coming doom was just not comprehended by the officials. A stark example of the lack of empathy is an incident that occurred in Puri in the early days of the Na […]

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Mahavir, Sundari and Jasodha:  Satkosia’s created menagerie menace

By Anil Dhir Bhubaneswar: An elephant has been finally been called in. This should have happened at the first instance; in fact elephants should have been in place even before the big cats arrived. The forest officials were aware that the undulating landscape of the Satkosia range could not be traversed by four wheel drive […]

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Anil Dhir named AWBI Honorary State Welfare Officer for Odisha 

Bhubaneswar: The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a statutory advisory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF), has nominated noted researcher, historian and environmentalist Anil Dhir as the Honorary State Welfare Officer for Odisha. The newly reconstituted board has appointed three State Welfare Officers and thirty District Welfare Officers. After […]

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