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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

I Meet My Bau Every Moment

I called my mother 'Bau'. Probably I am talking of the only person in this existence who had been my friend and my guide, in the true sense. Not clichéd on this one to write paeans about one’s mother...

When The Keys To The Jagannath Temple Were Handed Over To The British

The opening of the Ratna Bhandar is happening amidst a charged atmosphere of distrust and mistrust. The various factions are at loggerheads. Whether the Ratna Bhandar is an el dorado with fabulous riches  is something that will not be...

Utkala Dibasa Special: Smile Please Odisha!

There was always humour, comedy and a certain cheekiness in public life in Odisha. I have heard that in one of the meetings of Utkal Sammilani in the early days, Lingaraj Panigrahi addressed the gathering as ତମେ and when...
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[email protected]: The Highs And Lows In Politics

Odisha -- a divided land and disintegrated brotherhood, in the multi-dimensional administration of the British Raj, was united and reappeared as a linguistic - nation state on April 1, 1936, 82 years ago. During that period, the political struggle of...

Prioritize Skill Development In Rural India

In India, according to the 2001 census, about 72.2% of the population are living in about 638,000 villages and remaining 27.8% live in about 5,380 cities, towns and urban agglomerations. Most of the country’s landmass belong to rural area...

Sailing Away…

Meandering river Blue waves slithering, Lissome maiden, Nimble-footed on the stone Lighting every creek, With her coy outpour On life’s gondola Through the curvy path Meandering river Every nymphet has a story and so does every bend in the river – well juxtaposed. As the boater oars along...

The Mahatma And The Marxist: Gandhi & Lenin

The aftermath of the Tripura elections has been mayhem and violence which has also resulted in the toppling of Lenin’s statue. It is painful to see the glorious victory being celebrated in such a manner. The comments of the...
Tibetan Khampas Biju Patnaik

Biju Patnaik And His Tibetan Phantoms

Till the late 1990s, they were regularly seen at the market in Choudwar. The locals took them to be Gurkhas of the Odisha Special Armed Police, often deployed at the outer periphery of the Charbatia air base. Old-timers remember...
Ravenshaw University

Was Ravenshaw’s Sesquicentennial Celebration Befitting For A Premier Educational Institution Of India?

Ravenshaw College, which was established in Cuttack, Odisha, on January 20, 1868, is well known to every person in Odisha in particular and India in general, who have received higher education in science or humanities. This premier educational institution...
Photograph: Anil Dhir

The Odisha Connection Of India Peace Memorial In Imphal

The serene and simple India Peace Memorial at Lokpaching near Imphal is considered a sacred spot both for the Indian and the Japanese. The three crude unpolished red sandstone blocks brought over from Rajasthan, lying at the centre of...
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PM Should Apologise For Chhattisgarh’s Act Of Blocking Mahanadi Water: OPCC...

Bhubaneswar: The Congress has demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the illegal and arbitrary action of the Chhattisgarh government, blocking the...