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Monday, March 25, 2019

Art And The City

I am obsessed with Bhubaneswar, the city and with the soul of the city. Almost a city state. Born out of a piece of art, scenic topography dotted with architecture since the 3rd century BC, is today an emerging...
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...
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...

Strategies To Conserve Forests And Develop Social Forestry For Better Living

Forest is one of the most valuable natural resources on this planet. While playing a crucial role in carbon cycle, it provides a host of important ecosystem services including mitigation of global warming. Forest is the most congenial place...
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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....
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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 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...

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...

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...
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Biju Babu – The Indomitable Romantic

When was the last when you met a freedom fighter, a business tycoon, an innovator, a dashing pilot, a science aficionado, a true philanthropist, a visionary and a politician who was a romantic? Where on earth would you find...
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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...