Aerial view of Bhabanipatana

The video shows a beautiful video of the city of Bhabanipatana — alternated to  Bhawanipatna due to influence of Hindi, in the district of Kalahandi of the state of Odisha. The name Kalahandi might invoke a stark sense of depravity as it brings to memory the notoriety of poverty associated with the KBK districts and the perpetual image of the state itself as a residence of the poorest of poor. But reality is as startlingly contrasting as this video shows.

The plight of Paralakhemundi

Once the citadel of the mighty Gajapati, who ruled from the Ganga to the Godavari: Paralakhemundi of the Gajapati district, languishes in the peril of apathy from the system, read mostly, the Indian Railways here.

26 years is a long time in democratic memory and forcing our own citizen to live in the darkness like paupers is nothing less than sort of a genocidal crime.

 

Some delicacies of Odisha !

— from Odisha Tourism web page on FB with the purpose of showcasing Odishan rich tradition of arts and culture and food.

Odisha was an ancient kingdom in the eastern sea coast of India … Odisha has been known in various variants of its name, Kalinga and Utkala.

Its here the great King of Magadha, by the name Ashoka — emperor Asoka, who fought the Kalinga war and subsequently accepted pacifism as his state religion, by the name Buddhism.

For this reason the riverfront which witnessed the bloody massacre of Ashoka, has been named as Daya Nadi — as per legend, because daya means peace …

Check more for images and description of various delicacies from Odisha !

The art forms of Odisha !

See the article for images on arts and crafts from Odisha.

All images have been “borrowed” from Odisha Tourism web page on FB with the purpose of showcasing Odishan rich tradition of arts and culture and food. The next blog will be on popular delicacy from Odisha, the ancient kingdom in the eastern sea coast of India, a region where …

My opinions about India in US in 2002

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 )