Some “debate” on Kalinga as a State. April 29 – May 1, 2002
Reproduced ditto, except, space-bar and underline.
I’ve been staying in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA since the last 8/9 months and I am pursuing my PhD. in Physics after doing my M.Sc. in Utkal University. Very soon (in 15 days) I am going to go to Japan for one year (for the time being) to do some experimental work in an international particle physics lab there.
I have the same patriotic feeling as you do about our country in general and our state in particular.
I have so much thing I wish I’d tell you about how my thoughts have changed after I came here that I can not tell you right now because of the time constraint. But I’ll write you back very soon about what I feel what the problem is with India , my changed perceptions about why a country with such large potential is lagging behind.
Probably for the time-being you’d bear with me for begging some more time.
My personal opinion is the name of our state should change to “kalinga”. But you know what we have ground problems.
We need to discuss all these in the platform of utkalsantans so that first of all the group members are made aware of the problem so that an attitude to tackle these problems would come up in due time. We have so many concrete problems to deal with (like upliftment of the status of women in the state, basic education for all, eradication of corruption by acting from a position of strength and by spreading awareness and by augmenting the army that would fight for such a cause) but its not possible to deal with them without having the right kind of mindset soaked with a feeling of patriotism. Hope we’ll discuss these issues in detail later (once I finish this semester in a few days )
3) We can discuss about Education and Examination pattern in Institutions where I have been (and logical extrapolation of my experience to answer your basic questions) and Physics related matters in yahoo messenger service. HYPERLINK “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org” email@example.com. But I prefer email because I can get time to think and give you practical rather than smart answers. Don’t hesitate to bother me.