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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Harish Chandra buxipatra

Harish Chandra Buxipatra – The Prudent Reformer

When he was a high school student in Rayagada, Harish Chandra Buxipatra gathered his friends and performed shuddhi kriya (rituals observed on death of near and dear ones which includes tonsuring of head) on the death of Mahatma Gandhi....
Akshaya Mohanty

Akshaya Mohanty – The Cult

A dramatic story teller without frills, only Akshaya Mohanty, the maverick can open his story with these lines, “ଯିଏ ଭୁଲିଯାଏ ସେ ସେମିକା, ଯିଏ ଭୁସଲନା ସେ ସେମିକାର ୋନ ଭଉଣୀ”. His openness excited conservative Odia society since the 60’s. He brought...

The High GDP Growth And Low Employability Anomaly In Indian Higher Education Sector

The high GDP growth rates of India relative to the rest of the world should normally lead to higher demand for higher education. During the late 2000s, there was a lot of talk of how low GER's may impede growth; however...

Drama In Education, An Effective Tool

Communication has the power to build or destroy relationships. In today’s competitive world, communication skills are the most sought after quality of an educated person. Reading, writing and listening carefully were considered as the three most important communication skills...

Millets Farming, The Kondh Way

Millets have always been part of an eco-cultural system. It is not only limited to production and consumption, but envelopes a relationship with earth and her capability to sustain life and to nurture cultures that celebrate a symbiotic relationship...

The Voice Of Odia Piety

Today I remember Banikantha Nimai Harichandan and the benign glory of pious Odisha. Banikantha, his moniker, was so apt that every morning in hamlets, villages, households there wasn’t a soul which didn’t hear him waking up life to a...

The Other Famous ‘Orissa Twins’

There are many who are praying for the safe recovery of the conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia. If the operation will be a success, it will be medical history. The doctors who performed the operation at AIIMS, New Delhi,...

For A Religion Or A Product, An Open Door Policy Will Work Best

In the recent past, we have been witness to catchy rhetoric with regards to religious conversion. Strident calls to banning conversion, Ghar Wapsi, Love Jihad et al. I would like to stick my neck out and say almost everyone,...

Odia adaptation of Macbeth, a laudable and valiant attempt

Yesterday I was privy to Macbeth played by a group from Bhubaneswar at the Natya Parva organised by IPROCH in Delhi. This is arguably the first time Macbeth was on stage in Odia. The show started late but that’s...

The Day After Bijaya Dashami

These could be the last embers of the warmth of a joint family, a large gathering of siblings, of relatives, of children, of teenagers all hooked on to some thread of a common family identity or other. With nucleus...

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Indian & Sri Lankan Cricket Teams Arrive In Bhubaneswar For Barabati...

Bhubaneswar: The Indian and Sri Lankan cricket team players have arrived in Bhubaneswar today. They are here for the India-Sri Lanka T20 match to be...