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Monday, March 25, 2019

Of Pregnancy, Perturbation and Predilection

#Preggers, #Babycoming #bumpiesarecool #rawmotherhood and #pregnantnotpowerless are just few of the popular pregnancy hashtags being used by #momstobe from around the world. It is four in the morning and I feel like a turtle on its back as I struggle...

The Lost Sikhs of Biranchipur

The road leading to Biranchipur village in the coastal district of Bhadrak winds through lush and verdant fields. Aside from an occasional bullock cart, there is little vehicular activity along the village road. The rhythm of daily life...

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...

Teachers’ demand and my role

In a welcome move, the block grant system for teachers has been abolished in the state and has been replaced with grant-in-aid system. This is expected to benefit teachers, students and promote the quality of education. Odisha introduced the...

Tom Alter: The Person I Knew

Tom Alter – the person and the personality – who could have missed the sheer presence of the man on screen. A tall thin man, with British looks and speaking Queen's English yet fluent in Hindi and Urdu, Tom...
Shishak sitting at his home in Manipur with the first flag of Indian Independence as hoisted by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army in the background. Photo courtesy: Anil Dhir

The First Flag Of Indian Independence

In a small village of Manipur, one last veteran of Netaji’s Indian National Army still lovingly cherishes the first flag that was unfurled on Indian territory. It was not the Tricolor, but the INA flag that was flown in...

Bhubaneswar: The Divinity of Growth

Bhubaneswar is the rising star of India. It is the Temple City and is also the Knowledge City (a hub of hitech industries, knowledge companies and knowledge institutions). The silent, coy, reticent city, Bhubaneswar is probably the only city...

Memorial for Rabbit: Family’s Love for Pet Comes Alive Through a Grave

In this age of Nano technology, this micro grave might appear tiny in comparison to the greats like Taj Mahal, the epitome of love, but the small and beautiful memorial for a rabbit inside People For Animal’s (PFA) Ransinghpur...

From Devi Pithas to pandals, changing face of Durga Puja

It’s that time of the year again, when every nooks and corner of the towns and villages of Balasore district echoes with “Sarva Mangala Mangalye, Shive Sarvartha Sadhike, Saranye Trayambike Gauri, Narayani Namastute”. The Goddess is on her annual...
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...
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Nominations For First Phase Polls In Odisha To End Today

Bhubaneswar: The last date for filing of nominations for the first phase of Assembly and Lok Sabha elections will end on Monday, as announced earlier...