Have we stagnated as a society? The question does not render itself to easy answers. Any attempt at one is likely to get enmeshed in subjective assessment, personal prejudices and stubborn opinions. With thousands of voices demanding to be heard, we may get chaos in the end instead of a clear answer. But societies need to step beyond their comfort zones from time to time to introspect and put themselves under harsh scrutiny. From the chaos will emerge the path to rejuvenation.
We at www.odishabytes.com intend to kick off an immersive conversation on the state of our society with Odia asmita (pride) as the guiding theme. Our series of articles will examine Odisha from a myriad angles. Not all will be flattering to the collective ego. Some will be uncomfortably candid. We would be happy to receive equally sharp rebuttals, logically argued, devoid of personal attacks and expressed with coherence. We invite thought-provoking articles from readers too.
We promise to make it an intellectually-stimulating exercise and provide our readers a never before experience. Welcome to the chaos!