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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...
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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...

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...
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