Vaital Temple, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

  Vaital temple is a living temple where Durga or Shakti is considered primary. Within its Jagamohana, it contains two images: a naga holding foliated vases along with one image of Mahisamardini, and latter only a Mahisamardini. (Jagamohana is an assembly hall in...

ଯିଏ ଆମ ଓଡିଶାକୁ କରି ପାରିବ ଜଗତଜିତା, ଅପରାଜିତା

ଅସହାୟ ବୁଢ଼ୀ ମାଉସିଟି ନିଜ ଘର ବାରଣ୍ଡାର ବସି କଇଁ କଇଁ ହୋଇ କାନ୍ଦୁଥିଲା I ହାତରେ ଭଙ୍ଗା ତାଲାଟି ଧରି ମାଉସି କହିଲା, ଦେଖ ଝିଅ, ଏ ପାଓ ପାର୍ଟି କୁଳାଙ୍ଗାର ଗୁଡାକ ମୋ ଘର ତାଲା ଭାଙ୍ଗି ଦଶ କିଲୋ ଚାଉଳ, ଦୁଇ କିଲୋ ଆଳୁ ଚୋରି କରି ନେଇ ଗଲେ I ଆଉ ତ କିଛି ନାଇଁ ନବାକୁ I କିଛି ନାଇଁ ଖାଇବାକୁ I ମନଟା ପୁରା ମରିଗଲା ମୋର I...

I want to go back home to Odisha

I am a young Odia. After my education, against my innermost desire, I had to migrate outside Odisha for a living. I have been outside Odisha for more than 15 years now. I was forced to leave by birthplace and had to adapt in a new state. A little cosy corner of my...

Padmaavat: Initial thoughts

  – कह दीजिये अपने करणी सेना के बेरोज़गार उग्रवादियों से, उनके लाठी, पत्थर, और लाइटर से ज्यादा लोहा हम भंसाली प्रोडक्शंस वालों की सीने में है When one of the top directors of $ 4 billion Hindi movie industry sends this message to a fringe, violent, and...

Moving from Bangalore to Singapore

We zeroed-in on three primary decision parameters.       Kid’s education: Age of daughter: 5 years Duration of stay @ Singapore: This was not committed but we were sure it will be short-term. This was important to ground quickly because a next...

English August- A point of view

I generally don’t do book reviews so officially…I curl up with a book, enjoy it till the end, more often re-read the interesting ones and soak up as much as I can… There are four books I just can’t get enough off. 1. English August: By Upamanyu...

Kodaikanal: the gift of the forest

June 2015   We had always wanted to see how the “Princess of Hill stations” looked like. Kodaikanal (in Tamil, the names means the gift of the forest) sees temperature of around 18-19 degrees Celsius in peak summer. When we started planning to visit the...

Nati Binodini- a photo journey

Sometime back, I had the opportunity to shoot the play Nat Binodini at Rangashankara, Bangalore, India. Synopsis of the play is at the end of the blog. This is one of the best plays that I had seen in recent times. The scenographer, Mr Nissar Allana, the Diro, Mrs...