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Prince among Patriots!

Jan. 23, 2023, 12:40 a.m.

Every year on or about 23rd January there is a deluge of articles, quotes and stories on Netaji Subhash Bose. In my hometown, the district administration goes into a frenzy, as one of the tallest pa…

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The Power Of Positive Affirmation

Jan. 16, 2023, 1:44 a.m.

Bhagwad Gita, Chapter 6, Verse 34,  Arjuna  tells Krishna चञ्चलं हि मन: कृष्ण प्रमाथि बलवद्दृढम् |तस्याहं निग्रहं मन्ये वायोरिव सुदुष्करम् || (The mind is very restless, turbulent, strong and obstin…

Article by Sunheri Sufi (251)

Bali Jatra: Return to Roots

Nov. 8, 2022, 1:50 p.m.

Today is Kartik Purnima. For Odias and especially for people in Cuttack, it is a joyous occasion, as the famous Bali Jatra starts from today with great fanfare. I am in the fervor of excitement as th…

Article by Karuwaki Speaks (188)

The Habishiali Widows of Puri!

Nov. 2, 2022, 5:20 p.m.

Dying with dignity for widows in Orissa still means being cremated in accordance with traditional Hindu rituals. The sea-facing Swargadwar in puri town, literally meaning the gateway to heaven, dr…

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Feminism’s Unlikely Defender : The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit!

Oct. 19, 2022, 12:41 p.m.

Millions of women across the globe and across timelines of history are not able to /have not been able to accept themselves. We struggle each single day of our lives, whether we admit it or not, to b…

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The Tradition Of Mahalaya!

Sept. 21, 2022, 11:07 a.m.

‘That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet’: wise words from the poet Emily Dickinson and one which has been playing in my mind ever since the fragrance of the ‘Shiu…