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Odisha Diary Profile

After the successful launch of its flagship online portal Orissa Diary in 2004 (www.orissadiary.com). We formed the Odisha Media Info Service (OMIS) Private Ltd in 2011. The Odisha Media Info Service (OMIS) Private Ltd has diversified its online brand to cater to national and international readers. Currently several new portals are in operation they are like India Education Diary (www.indiaeducationdiary.in) ,, E-India Diary (www.eindiadiary.com), www.odishan.com and E-India Education (www.eindiaeducation.com) have received increasing levels of visits.  Other new ventures include Bihar Diary (www.bihardiary.com) .

OD is the first complete portal on the state of Odisha. OD is designed to reflect on the contributions and concerns of the Odiya people, their language, society, polity, education, health, economy, business and industry, tourism, public grievances, citizen services, inspiring success stories and anything and everything that affects them and has impacts on provincial and national public policy. Through news, views, analyses and interactivity, it provides readers with a composite picture of Odisha. OD is a gate-way for anyone interested in the state of Odisha. More specifically it is useful to the policy makers, investors, researchers, media persons, students, politicians and to the aam admi, the common public.

Orissa Diary (OD) has fast entrenched itself in the lives of a young and dynamic readership on Odisha throughout the globe. Nevertheless, Orissa Diary’s central focus remains on the lived experiences of Odiyas and their overall social, political, economic and spiritual development.

In last seven years readers like you have given us feedback, suggestions that have enriched OD’s endeavour to reach out to the wider world. We expect you to give OD honest feedback on its content and features. We would specially appreciate readers to act as citizen journalists for the OD.

Odisha Diary Team

Rashmi Ranjan Parida

Founder and Editor, MA in Journalism and Mass Communication & MA in Political Scince
Director: Odisha Media Info Service (OMIS) Private Ltd
Email-editor@orissadiary.com, orissadiary@gmail.com,
Mobile: 09899418992

Prachee Naik

MA in Journalism and Mass Communication
Email-pracheenaik@orissadiary.com

Ranjan k. Parida

MBA

Pradeep Kumar Baishakha

MA in Journalism and Mass Communication

Kishore Kumar Dash

MA in Journalism and Mass Comm and pursuing Ph.D.

Kamala Kanta Dash

MA in Politcal Scince and pursuing Ph.D.

Pratap Chandra Pradhan

MA in Journalism and Mass Communication

Rudra Naryan Sahoo

Journalism from IIMC-Dhenkanal

Jyoti Prakash

Journalism from IIMC-Dhenkanal

Deba Prasad Dash

MA in Political Scince

Ananta Prasad

Journalism from IIMC-Dhenkanal

Basant Rath

Reporter, Nabrangpur

Nishapati Nayak

PG in journalism and mass communications
Assistant Editor/Correspondent – Koraput

Mohammad Sarfaraj

MCA

Abhinav Jain

MCA

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Just mail us editor@orissadiary.com or report on this no 09899418992

Rashmi r. Parida
editor@orissadiary.com | orissadiary@gmail.com | info@orissadiary.com

Odisha Diary History

The idea of OdishaDiary (www.orissadiary.com) started with the introspective journey of a group of young Odias living outside Odisha. Though we started brainstorming the possibility of creating a platform from 2004 onward, the actual website came online on November 11, 2005. The online media was by then emerging as a major source of information across the globe. The first decade of 21st century brought the internet revolution in the World and like a wave it touched most parts of the world with greater force, however, Odisha remained mostly untouched. During that time Odisha’s presence in national media was largely confined to the stories of poverty, death and natural calamities. We wanted to remedy this very perception. We dreamt to promote Odisha as a brand across the globe. The idea was to spread positive side of the stories of our state on the World Wide Web.

The lack of facts and news on Odisha had driven us to start OD by taking inspiration from the ever expanding world of online news. The motto was not just providing historical facts and daily updates but to create a platform that reflects the voices of resident and non-resident Odias for the betterment and a positive change in Odisha. There were no local English Language news providers in 2005, though there were national sites having a section on Odisha but they were very selective in their coverage. We decided to work for OdishaDiary so that we put Odisha on the world map. In order to achieve this OD strongly believes in developing constructive engagements with the government, civil society, media and the industry.

The entire journey has been a rollercoaster ride for all of us. The OD team draws inspiration from our founder editor Mr.Rashmi Ranjan Parida. He has been a great believer in hard work, regularity and consistency. All of us get energy from his infectious enthusiasm and incredible passion to contribute to the cause of Odisha’s development.

During the initial two to three years OD went through very tough times as getting access to materials, facts, images were extremely difficult. Moreover it was hard to continue the flow of news without any viable business model. It is no surprise that OD was born out of a dream and a strong desire to serve the state and this commitment was a personal one rather than a business venture. However, despite difficult times OD continued to work with the same unshakable belief and unwavering passion. As time passed by many new-comers and veterans joined in as volunteers to extend their support in our journey. Ground level reporting slowly became stronger. Whether this is true or not, but definitely flattering and humbling to hear that big media houses and journalists are following OD for news updates on the state.

The OD team has grown phenomenally in last few years and we have been able to reach out to many remote districts of our state. In last three to four years OD has increasingly attracted the attention of Odisha based business houses. Amongst many of the partnerships, associations with Vedant and Tata Steel in 2008 have been notable. In 2009 a content sharing collaboration was established with the Hindustan Times, a leading National Daily and Factiva, an international agency of business information owned by the American publishing giant Dow Jones and Company.

OD in these years has been an interactive platform to raise issues and policies that directly affect the state’s interest. OD has always stood behind the people who have demanded greater national share in education, health and sustainable development. OD has strongly advocated for an IIT, an AIIMS, a Central University and other institutes and brands of national repute to be located in Odisha. True to our motto, we have been steadfast in facilitating informed debate on public policy and the citizen’s response towards that.

In the meantime the success of OdishaDiary has provided the launch-pad to start similar pan-Indian and international ventures like popular education site eodishadiary, India Education Diary, India Diary, e-Indiadiary and Odia language news portal The Odishan.  The Odisha Media Info Services Pvt Ltd the company that owns Odisha Diary has also registered at least 64 domains that include all state and UT diaries. The dream has been to play a national and international role from an Odia base.

In 2010 Odisha Diary was proud the media partner with ETV for the ETV PriyaOdia Programme. We have developed a mobile version of the OD, first ever to do so in Odisha and a new entertainment section has also been launched.

In 2011 OD’s work has been recognized at the national and global levels. Manthan Award in the e-media category, IIM-Ahmedabad’s appreciation of OD’ community engagement model and opening of bureaus in Mumbai and Bangalore have been notable achievements. In 2011 we have set up annual Odisha Living Legend Award and in 2014 we have set up annual Kalinga Literary Festival.

The aim remains to be a national level media house and represent our state’s interest globally. On this occasion OD invites governments, civil society, media and business houses to support and build new and expand existing partnerships. A big thank you to the OD team, our dear readers and the valued partners, who have throughout stood with us to give strength and support to OD in order to develop and promote Brand Odisha. OD’s Brand Odisha is an inclusive society built on the partnerships of government, citizens, media and the industry where everyone is committed towards the welfare of the underprivileged, minority and the needy with a deep sense responsibility towards culture, heritage and environment of Odisha.

Odisha Diary Bureau

Rashmi Ranjan Parida

Editor-in-Chief, Mobile- 09899418992
Mail -id: editor@orissadiary.com, rashmirparida@gmail.com

Pradeep Kumar Baishakha

Senior Editor
2006pradeep@gmail.com
9437112061

Pratap Pradhan

Senior Editor, Bhubaneswar
9861011830
orissadiary@gmail.com

Kishore Kumar Dash

Senior Editor
09438806337

Ashok Palit

Senior Editor (Entertainment and Film), 9861087497

Rudra Narayan Sahoo ( Mumbai Bureau )

Address: AH3/15, 1st Floor, Kendriya Vihar, Kharghar Sector 11
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, 410210
rudra111@gmail.com
Email: mumbai.orissadiary@gmail.com
9320360362

Ananta Prasad

Assistant Editor Bhubaneswar
ananta1987@gmail.com

Priyabrata Nayak

Assistant Editor/Special correspondent Bhubaneswar
09437019798

Deba Prasad Dash

Special Correspondent
debbdas@yahoo.co.in

Sangram Ranjan Nath

Correspondent; Angul

Akshya Rout

Correspondent; Jajpur
09437204589

Manoranjan Routray

Special Correspondent; Koraput

Debadatta Panda

Correspondent Kalahandi (KBK)
09938895229 | 09178575529

Amarnath Parida

Special Correspondent; Jagatsinghpur

Basanta Rath

Special Correspondent; Nabrangpur

Nishapati Nayak

PG in journalism and mass communications
Assistant Editor/Correspondent – Koraput

Biswaranjan Das

Correspondent; Bangalore
das.biswa011@gmail.com

Contact us——————————————————

Address: A-45A, Upper Ground Floor, Indira Enclave, Neb Sarai, New Delhi, Pin- 1100068, 09899418992 Pin No: 110068

Mail us———————————————————

Please write us if any one from our team or any outsiders misusing or Purposefully using www.orissadiary.com name or brand.
Just mail us editor@orissadiary.com or report on this no 09899418992

Rashmi r. Parida
editor@orissadiary.com | orissadiary@gmail.com | info@orissadiary.com