ଲାଖବିନ୍ଧା

ମୁଁ ଯେତେବେଳେ ଛୋଟ ଥିଲି, ସେତେବେଳେ ଆମ ଘର ଆଗରେ ଦୁର୍ଗାପୂଜା ହୁଏ ଆଉ ସେଇଟା ଜଣଙ୍କର ବ୍ୟକ୍ତିଗତ ପୂଜା ହେଲେ ମଧ୍ୟ ଆମ ଗାଁରେ କି ପାଖ ଆଖରେ ୪-୫ କିଲୋମିଟର ଭିତରେ ଆଉ କେଉଁଠି ହୁଏନାହିଁ ବୋଲି ସେଇଟା ଆମ ଗାଁର ପୂଜା କ‌ହିଲେ ଚଳେ । ଆଉ ଯାହାର ପୂଜା କରନ୍ତି, ସେମାନଙ୍କୁ ମୁଁ ଅଜା-ଆଈ ବୋଲି ଡାକୁଥିଲି । ଆଉ ସେଇଠି ମୋ ବାପା ହିଁ ପୂଜା କରନ୍ତି । ସେଇଥିପାଇଁ ସେ ପୂଜା ଆମ ଗାଁ ସ‌ହ ଆମର ବି କ‌ହିଲେ ଚଳେ । ଦୁର୍ଗାପୂଜା ଆରମ୍ଭରୁ ଆମର ପୂଜା ଆରମ୍ଭ ହେଉନଥିଲା, ଆମର ମୂର୍ତ୍ତୀ ତିଆରି ଆଗରୁ ପୂଜା ଆରମ୍ଭ ହେଇଯାଉଥିଲା ବୋଲି ଧରିନିଆଯାଏ ।

ଷଷ୍ଠୀପୂଜା ଦିନ ସେଇ ପାଖରେ ଥିବା ଠାକୁରାଣୀଙ୍କ ପାଖରେ ପୂଜା କରାଯାଏ ଆଉ ସେଦିନ ସ୍କୁଲ ହୋଇଛି ଦୁର୍ଗାପୂଜା ଛୁଟି ଦିଆଯାଏ । ପରଦିନ ସପ୍ତମୀ, ସେଇଥିପାଇଁ ସକାଳୁ କଳସ ବୁଡ଼ାଯାଏ ଆଉ ଧିରେ ଧିରେ ପୂଜା ବଢ଼େ । ହେଲେ ଆମର ସେଥିରେ କିଛି ଯାଏ ଆସେ ନାହିଁ ସକାଳୁ ରାତିଯାଏଁ ଆମେ ସବୁ ସେଇଠି ବୁଲୁ ଆଉ ସବୁ ମିଶିକି ସେଇଠି ଖେଳୁ । ଅଷ୍ଟମୀ ପୂଜାରେ ବ‌ହୁତ ଲୋକ ଆସିନ୍ତି ଭୋଗ କରିକି ନିଅନ୍ତି । ନବମୀ ଦିନ ସେଇଠି ଲେମ୍ବୁ, କାକୁଡ଼ି, କ‌ଖାରୁ (ପାଣି କ‌ଖାରୁ) ବଳି ପଡ଼େ । ଆଉ ଦଶମୀ ଦିନ ପୂଜା ସରିଲା ପରେ ପାଖାପାଖି ୪ଟା ବେଳକୁ ଲାଖ ବିନ୍ଧା ବୋଲି ପରମ୍ପରା ରହିଆସିଛି । ଆମର ଗାଁର ଜଣଙ୍କ ବାଡ଼ିରୁ ଗୋଟିଏ କଦଳୀଗଛ କଟାହୋଇକି ଢୋଲ-ମହୁରୀ ବଜେଇକି କାନ୍ଧେଇକି ଆଣନ୍ତି ଆଉ ସେ ପୂଜା ପାଖରେ ସେହି ଗଛଟିକୁ ପୂଜା କରାଯାଏ ଆଉ ପରେ ତାକୁ ସେଇ ପାଖ ପଡ଼ିଆରେ ଗୋଟେ ଗାତ ଖୋଳି ପୋତାଯାଏ । ସେହି କଦଳୀଗଛଟିରେ ଯିଏ ପ୍ରଥମେ ତୀର ଲକ୍ଷ୍ୟ ବିଦ୍ଧ କରିବ, ସେ ବିଜେତା ହେବ । ଏହି ପରମ୍ପରା ଏକ ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗୀତା ଭଳି । ଆଉ ସେ ବିଜୟ ପାର୍ଥୀକୁ ଘୋଷଣା କରାଯାଇଥିବା କିଛି ରାଶି ଆଉ ଲୁଗାଟିଏ ଦିଆଯାଏ । ଆଉ ଏହି କାର୍ଯ୍ୟଟିକୁ ଦେଖିବାକୁ ଆଖପାଖରୁ ବ‌ହୁତ ଲୋକ ଆସିଥାନ୍ତି । ଆଜି ବି ସେଇଠି ପୂଜା ହେଉଛି, ଆଉ ଆଜି ବି ସେମିତି ଲାଖ ବିନ୍ଧା ହେଉଥିବ ।

ଛୋଟଥିଲାବେଳେ ମୋତେ ଏଇ ରାବଣ ପୋଡ଼ି ବିଷୟରେ ଜଣା ନ ଥିଲା, ସେତେବେଳେ ମୁଁ ଖାଲି ଏଇ ଲାଖବିନ୍ଧା ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣିଥିଲି । ଆମେ ସେ କଦଳୀଗଛଟିକୁ ରାବଣ ବୋଲି ଭାବୁଥିଲୁ ଆଉ ତୀର ମାରିବାକୁ ଆସିଥିବା ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ରାମଙ୍କର ସେନାବାହିନୀ । ହେଲେ ଯେବେ ଧିରେ ଧିରେ ବଡ଼ ହେଲି ସେବେ ଏଇ ରାବଣ ପୋଡ଼ି ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣିଲି । ଆଉ ଭବାନୀପାଟଣା ଗଲାପରେ ରାବଣପୋଡ଼ି ବି ଦେଖିଲି । ଦୁଇଟିଯାକ ସେଇ ଏକା ଭଳି ପରମ୍ପରା । ଦୁଇଟିରେ ସେଇ ସମାନ ପ୍ରଥା ରହିଛି । ହେଲେ ରାବଣ ପୋଡ଼ିରେ ଖାଲି ଅଧିକ ଶବ୍ଦ ହୁଏ ଆଉ ଏଇଟା ରାତିରେ ପାଳନ କରାଯାଏ । କିନ୍ତୁ ଲାଖବିନ୍ଧାରେ ଅଧିକ ଶବ୍ଦ ନାହିଁ ଆଉ ଏଇଟା ଦିନରେ ପାଳନ କରାଯାଏ, କାରଣ ରାତିରେ ହେଲେ ଶର ଲକ୍ଷ୍ୟ ବିଦ୍ଧ ହେଇପାରିବନି । 



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"Lakha Bindha" is a part of Durgapuja. It's like "Rabana Podi". This is celebrated on "Dasahara". We took a Banana tree and worship it near goddess Durga and then placed it on the ground in an empty ground. After that, some people aim that tree with their arrow and who shoot it first declared as the winner. We consider that banana tree as Rabana. In Rabana podi, we burn the Rabana and here we shoot the tree.

Rabana podi creates a huge noise and held in night, but this process doesn't create any sound and held in day time. Because at night it's not easy to aim on a less width tree.

ବନ୍ଧୁତା

ସମୀର ଆଖି ଆଖି ଖୋଲିଲା ବେଳକୁ ସାମ୍ନାରେ ଛିଡ଼ା ହୋଇଥିଲେ ଡକ୍ଟର ସୁଧାଂଶୁ । ସମୀରର ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟାବସ୍ଥା ସୁଧୁରିବାରେ ସବୁଠାରୁ ବେଶି ଖୁସି ଥିଲେ ସୁଧାଂଶୁ । ସେ ଖୁସିଭରା ଆଖିରେ ସମୀରକୁ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ ଜଣାଇବାକୁ ମୁହଁ ଖୋଲିବା ଆଗରୁ ସମୀର ତାଙ୍କୁ ପଚାରିଲା, "ଶ୍ୟାମ୍ କେମିତି ଅଛି?"

ଶ୍ୟାମ୍ ଆଉ ସମୀର ଉଭୟ ଛୋଟବେଳରୁ ସାଙ୍ଗ । ଦୁଇଜଣଙ୍କର ପରିବାର ଗୋଟିଏ ଆପାର୍ଟମେଣ୍ଟରେ ରୁହ‌ନ୍ତି । ଆଉ ଉଭୟ ଗୋଟିଏ ଦିନରେ ଗୋଟିଏ ହସ୍ପାତାଳରେ ଜନ୍ମଗ୍ରହଣ କରିଥିଲେ । କ‌ହିଲାଭଳି ସେମାନେ ଉପରୁ ସେମାନଙ୍କର ବନ୍ଧୁତା ସ୍ଥାପନ କରିକି ଆସିଥିଲେ । ଛୋଟବେଳୁ ଉଭୟଙ୍କର ବନ୍ଧୁତା ଆଜିଯାଏଁ ସେମିତି ଅଛି । ଦୁଇଜଣ ସବୁବେଳେ ସାଙ୍ଗ ନୁହେଁ ଭାଇ ଭଳି ଚଳି ଆସିଛନ୍ତି । ଉଭୟ ସାଙ୍ଗରେ ସ୍କୁଲ, ଟିଉସନ ଆଉ ଘରେ ବି ସବୁବେଳେ ସାଙ୍ଗରେ ରୁହ‌ନ୍ତି । ଏମିତିକି ଦୁଇଜଣଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ ଯଦି ଜଣେ କେବେ ବନ୍ଧୁଘରକୁ ଯିବାକୁ ବାହାରେ, ଉଭୟ ସାଥିହୋଇ ଯାଇଥାନ୍ତି । ସ୍କୁଲ ପରେ, କଲେଜ ସରିଲା । ଆଉ ଏବେ ଉଭୟ ଗୋଟିଏ କମ୍ପାନୀରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ସାଙ୍ଗରେ ଚାକିରୀ କରିଛନ୍ତି ।

ସେଦିନ ସମୀର ଆଉ ଶ୍ୟାମ୍ ବ‌ହୁତ ଖୁସି ଥିଲେ, ଘରଛାଡ଼ି ଚାକରୀରେ ଯୋଗଦେବା ପରଠାରୁ ଛଅ ମାସ ପରେ ସେମାନେ ଘରକୁ ଯାଉଥିଲେ । ସମୀର ନୂଆ ଗାଡ଼ି କିଣିଥିଲା, ତାକୁ ନେଇ ଉଭୟ ବ‌ହୁତ ଉତ୍ସାହ ସ‌ହ ବାହାରିଲେ ଘରକୁ । ମାତ୍ର ୧୧ ଘଣ୍ଟାର ରାସ୍ତା ଘରକୁ, ଆଉ ସେତିକି ସମୟ କେମିତି ଶୀଘ୍ର ସରିଯାଆନ୍ତା କି' ଏହା ଭାବି ଭାବି ଶ୍ୟାମ ଘୁମେଇ ପଡ଼ିଥିଲା । ସମୀର ଅତି ଉତ୍ସାହର ସ‌ହ ଗାଡ଼ି ଚଲାଉଥିଲା । କିନ୍ତୁ ସେମାନଙ୍କର ସେହି ଖୁସି ବେଶି ସମୟ ଯାଏଁ ରହିପାରିଲାନି । ହଠାତ୍ ସମୀରର ନ‌ଜର ପଡ଼ିଲା ସାମ୍ନାପଟରୁ ଦ୍ରୁତ ଗତିରେ ମାଡ଼ିଆସୁଥିବା ଗୋଟିଏ ଟ୍ରକ ଉପରେ । ବୋଧହୁଏ ଟ୍ରକଟିର ବ୍ରେକ କିମ୍ବା ସ୍ଟିଅରିଂ ଫେଲ ହୋଇଯାଇଥିଲା ଆଉ ସେ ଗଡ଼ାଣିଆ ରାସ୍ତାରେ ଟ୍ରକଟିକୁ ସମ୍ଭାଳିବାକୁ ଆପ୍ରାଣ ଉଦ୍ୟମ କରୁଥିଲା ତା'ର ଚାଳକଟି । ସମୀର କିଛି ଭାବିବା ଆଗରୁ ଟ୍ରକଟି ସିଧା ଆସି ଧକ୍କା ଦେଇଥିଲା ସମୀରର ଗାଡ଼ିକୁ ।

ତା' ପରେ କ'ଣ ହୋଇଥିଲା ସମୀରକୁ ଜଣା ନ ଥିଲା । ଦୁଇଦିନପରେ ଆଜି ତା'ର ଚେତା ଆସିଲା । ଶ୍ୟାମ୍‌ର ମଧ୍ୟ ଏବେଯାଏଁ ଚେତା ଆସିନଥିଲା । ସେ ଶ୍ୟାମ୍‌କୁ ଦେଖିବାକୁ ଇଚ୍ଛା କଲା, କିନ୍ତୁ ସୁଧାଂଶୁ ତାଙ୍କୁ ଶ୍ୟାମ୍‌ର ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟାବସ୍ଥା ବିଷୟରେ ଜଣାଇଲେ । ଏହାପରେ ସେ ସୁଧାଂଶୁଙ୍କୁ ଶ୍ୟାମ୍‌କୁ ଯେମିତି ହେଲେ ଭଲ କରିବାକୁ ଅନୁରୋଧ କଲେ । ଆଉ ଏହି ସବୁ କଥାବିଷୟରେ ଶ୍ୟାମକୁ ଜଣାଇବାକୁ ମନାକଲେ । ସମୀର ତା'ର ଆଖି ଦେଇ ଶ୍ୟାମ୍‌କୁ ଠିକ୍ କଲା । ଉଭୟ ଧିରେ ଧିରେ ଠିକ୍ ହୋଇଗଲେ । କିନ୍ତୁ ଶ୍ୟାମ୍ ଏବେ ସମୀର ସ‌ହ ମିଳାମିଶା ବନ୍ଦ କରିଦେଲା । କିଛି ଦେଖିପାରୁନଥିବା ସମୀର ସ‌ହ ଶ୍ୟାମ କେମିତି ବା ମିଶିବ, ସେଥିପାଇଁ ସେ ଧିରେ ଧିରେ ତା' ଠାରୁ ଦୂରେଇ ଗଲା ।

ତେଣେ ଶ୍ୟାମ୍‌ ସମୀରଠାରୁ ଦୂରେଇ ଯିବାରୁ ସେ ନିଃସଙ୍ଗତା ଅନୁଭବ କରିବାକୁ ଲାଗିଲା, କିନ୍ତୁ ସମୀର ବୁଝିପାରୁନଥିଲା କି ଶ୍ୟାମ୍ କାହିଁକି ତା'ଠାରୁ ଦୂରେଇ ଯାଇଛି । ତ‌ଥାପି ସେ ଶ୍ୟାମ୍ ସ‌ହ ମିଶିବାକୁ ପ୍ରୟାସ କରିନାହିଁ । ସମୀରର କେବେଳ ଗୋଟିଏ ସାଙ୍ଗ ଥିଲା, ସେ ହେଉଛି ଶ୍ୟାମ୍ ଆଉ ଶ୍ୟାମ୍ ଦୂରେଇ ଯିବାପରେ ସମୀର ଧିରେ ଧିରେ ମାନସିକ ସ୍ତରରେ ଦୁର୍ବଳ ହେବାକୁ ଲାଗିଲା । ଏହି ସବୁ ବିଷୟରେ କେବଳ ସୁଧାଂଶୁଙ୍କୁ ହିଁ ଜଣା ଥିଲା । ମାତ୍ର ସେ ସମୀର ସ‌ହ କରିଥିବା ପ୍ରତିଜ୍ଞା ପାଇଁ କେବେ ଶ୍ୟାମ୍‌କୁ ସେ ବିଷୟରେ କ‌ହିନଥିଲେ । ଆଖି ହରାଇ ଏବେ ସମୀର ଜଣେ ଅସ‌ହାୟ ବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ପାଲଟି ଯାଇଥିଲା । ଆଉ ଏବେ ତା'ର ସବୁ ଆଶା ଆଉ ଆକାଂକ୍ଷା ଶ୍ୟାମ୍ ମଧ୍ୟ ଦୂରେଇ ଗଲା । ସମୀର ପାଖରୁ ସତରେ ଯେମିତି ତା'ର ପ୍ରାଣ ଚାଲିଯାଇଥିଲା । ଶେଷରେ ସମୀର ଦିନେ ପ୍ରାଣତ୍ୟାଗ କଲା, କିନ୍ତୁ ଯିବା ଆଗରୁ ସେ ଶ୍ୟାମ୍ ପାଇଁ ଡଃ ସୁଧାଂଶୁଙ୍କ ପାଖରେ ଛାଡ଼ିଗଲା ଗୋଟିଏ ପତ୍ର ।

ଦିନେ ଶ୍ୟାମ୍ ତା'ର ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟ ପରୀକ୍ଷା ପାଇଁ ସୁଧାଂଶୁଙ୍କ ପାଖକୁ ଯାଇଥିଲା, ସେତେବେଳେ ସୁଧାଂଶୁ ତାକୁ ସମୀର ଶେଷ ଚିଠି ଦେଇଥିଲେ । ସେଥିରେ ସମୀରର ଲେଖା ଦେଖି ଶ୍ୟାମ୍ ହତବାକ୍ ହୋଇଯାଇଥିଲା । ସମୀର ଯେତେବେଳେ ହସ୍ପାତାଳରେ ଜାଣିବାକୁ ପାଇଲା କି ଶ୍ୟାମ୍ ତା'ର ଆଖି ହରେଇ ଦେଇଛି, ସେତେବେଳେ ସେ ସୁଧାଂଶୁଙ୍କୁ ତା'ର ଆଖି ବଦଳରେ ଶ୍ୟାମ୍‌କୁ ଦୁନିଆ ଦେଖେଇବାକୁ ଅନୁରୋଧ କଲେ । ଆଉ ଏହି ବିଷୟରେ ଯେମିତି ଶ୍ୟାମ୍‌କୁ ଜଣାନପଡ଼େ, ସେ ବିଷୟରେ ସେ ସୁଧାଂଶୁଙ୍କୁ କ‌ହିଥିଲା । ଛୋଟବେଳୁ ଶ୍ୟାମ୍ ସବୁବେଳେ ସମୀର ଆଖିରେ ଦୁନିଆ ଦେଖିଛି ଆଉ ଆଜି ବି ସେ ପୁଣିଥରେ ସେହି ସମୀର ଆଖିରେ ଦୁନିଆ ଦେଖୁଛି । ସେତେବେଳେ ସମୀର ଆଖିରୁ ଝରି ଗଲା ବୁନ୍ଦା ବୁନ୍ଦା ଲୁହ । ଆଉ ଯେଉଁ ସାଙ୍ଗର ଆଖି ନଷ୍ଟ ହୋଇଯାଇଛି ବୋଲି ସେ ସବୁବେଳେ ଦୁଃଖ ପ୍ରକାଶ କରୁଥିଲା, ଆଉ କେବେ ତାକୁ ସାମ୍ନା କରିବାର ସାହାସ ପାଉନଥିଲା । କେମିତି ବା ସେ ତାକୁ ସାମ୍ନା କରିଥାନ୍ତା, ଯେଉଁ ଆଖି ଛୋଟବେଳେ ତା'ର ଧ୍ୟାନ ରଖିଥିଲା, ସେହି ମରିଯାଇଥିବା ଆଖି ଆଗକୁ କେମିତି ଯିବ ବୋଲି ସେ ସମୀର ସ‌ହ ମିଶିବା ବନ୍ଦ କରିଦେଇଥିଲା । ହେଲେ ସେ ସାଙ୍ଗ ସିନା ଆଉ ଏଇ ଦୁନିଆରେ ନାହିଁ, କିନ୍ତୁ ତା'ର ସେହି ଅମୂଲ୍ୟ ଚକ୍ଷୁଦ୍ୱୟ ତା' ପାଖରେ ଛାଡ଼ିଯାଇଛି । ପିଲାଦିନରୁ ଏକ ହୋଇ ବଞ୍ଚିଥିବା ଦୁଇ ସାଙ୍ଗ ଆଜି ପୁଣଥରେ ଏକ ହୋଇଯାଇଛନ୍ତି ।


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This story is based on two friends who grew up together from their childhood. They are not just  friends, they are like brothers. From the child age till now they are together forever. Even they are working in the same office. Once they met an accident, when they were heading toward their home. One friend donate his eyes for another. But the guy whose eyes were replaced left the other guy. The guy who lost his eyes couldn't able to survive in this world like this, without the friend with whom he grew up.

The other guy left his childhood best friend with fear. He don't have any problem with his disability, but he couldn't face that friend whose eyes were like his own eyes since childhood and now he lost them. Once he get a letter from his best friends, when he passed away. In the letter, he had written his eye donation and he promised his to show the world with his eyes in childhood and he kept his promise.



ଜନ୍ମଦିନ

I'm always trying to write some poems, but hadn't write such meaningful or some which I may like. Today, I've written about a small poem to wish a girl on her birthday. Yes, it's just a writing.



ଆଜି ତମ ଜନ୍ମଦିନ, ଜନ୍ମଦିନର ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ ହେ ଖୁସି,
ଏଇ ବର୍ଷସାରା ଦୁନିଆର ସବୁଯାକ ଖୁସି ତମ ଉପରେ ଯାଉ ବରଷି ।

ଶୁଭ ଜନ୍ମଦିନର ଖୁସିପରି ସବୁ ଦିନ ତମର କଟିଯାଉ ହସ ଖୁସିରେ,
ବରଷା ଝରିବା ପରି ସବୁଦିନେ ହସ ଝରୁଥାଉ ସଦା ତମ ଓଠରେ ।

ଶରତ ଋତୁର ଏହି ନୀଳ ଆକାଶରେ ଭସା ମେଘ ବୁଲେ ଯେମିତି,
ତମ ଆଖିରେ ଘୁରିବୁଲୁ ହସ ଆଉ ଖୁସିର ଲ‌ହରୀ ଠିକ୍ ସେମିତି ।

ଦୁନିଆରେ ଯାହାପାଖରେ ଅଛି ଯେତେସବୁ ସୁଖର ସୁନା ପସରା,
ତମ ମଥାରେ ସେ ସବୁ ଖୋସି ହେଇଯାଉ ସାଜି ଫୁଲର ଗଜରା ।

ଜନ୍ମଦିନରେ ତମ ପାଇଁ ମୋରେ ତାଙ୍କ ପାଖେ ଏମିତି ବିନତୀ,
ବରଷର ସବୁଦିନ କଟିଯାଉ ଜନ୍ମଦିନର ଖୁସି ଆସେ ଯେମିତି ।




Yes, It's an Odia poem. I with that girl must get all those things which she wishes to get in future. I lover the smile on her face, so I'm praying to god to full her all her wishes and always give that smile on her face and all the coming 364 days may finish as like as her birthday. 

An Welcome Song for Maa Durga By Manas Dash


Maa Durga, the power to destroy all the sin from this earth is coming to earth in near future. She came for just some days, but we are preparing from days to welcome her. She is the mother of all power and all god give her all the powers to destroy Mahishashra, one of the king of Demons.

She comes to earth on every Autumn season. In this autumn wind, we are too happy to welcome her. She comes with new hope and destroy all the sins as per our believe. Manas Ranjan Das, one Odia guy wrote a beautiful lyrics about Maa Durga. That's an amazing and lovely music, he also composed that.

The Lyrics is:-

ଶାରଦୀୟ ପବନରେ ମନ ପୁଲକିତ ଆଜି,
ଆସୁଛନ୍ତି ମହାମାୟା ମହିଷାମର୍ଦ୍ଦିନୀ ଆଜି ।

କେରା କେରା କାଶଦଣ୍ଡି, ଧରଣୀ ବକ୍ଷରେ ମଣ୍ଡି,
ଆଗମନ ଅପେକ୍ଷାରେ ରହିଛି ମଜ୍ଜି ।।

ଶାରଦୀୟ ପବନରେ ମନ ପୁଲକିତ ଆଜି,
ଆସୁଛନ୍ତି ମହାମାୟା ମହିଷାମର୍ଦ୍ଦିନୀ ଆଜି ।




Yoga to stay fit and fine

Yoga (Odia: Joga (ଯୋଗ)) is a physical, spiritual and mental discipline or practice. This was originated in India. There are different types of Yoga, which are developed by our memorable forefathers. India is now promoting Yoga by celebrating International day of Yoga on 21st June in every year. When some gurus like Baba Ramdev started live yoga classes in Television, this get more popularity throughout India. Every person started following him from the TV.

Yoga is really necessary to our health. Mainly Yoga makes us a healthy human being. It brings physical fitness along with the mental peace. There are various types of benefits you could get from Yoga. And there are different types of yoga techniques and training videos available on internet. Everyone needs to be fit and fine. Yoga is the one and only technique to fit physically and mentally. Also there are several Yoga techniques connected with our spirituals.

In my childhood, mainly in high school days, we used to do Yoga on every Saturday and this process is continuing till now. That teacher changed, but the process has not changed. Those process of drill class, Yoga class on every Saturday is now also continuing in our schools. 

During our +2 1st years, we used to do Yoga every morning under a physical education teacher. Those days are the memorable moments for us. We used to wake up early in the morning, then get prepare for the Yoga class. And the funny moment was when sir came with his whistle and wakes up the slept guys in the hostel. 






Today I got some photographs of our school students doing some Yoga; this reminded me some unforgettable moments in my life. I don’t have such pictures to see them and remind those days, but these photos took me to those days.


NB: Thank you Chitrabati Mam, the physical education teacher in our school for these lovely pictures. 

“The Boy Who Loved”: A lesson for the society

“The Boy Who Loved” is the latest book by Durjoy Datta. The book is describing a teenager love story and some about our social issues like inter-religion marriage. The aims of parents in a lower middle-class family that, their child should obey them till his last breath. But as per the rule, we couldn’t get those things in reality which we want. God must plan differently for their creation to make them capable of everything. He gave pain and pleasure to the same person to make him understandable to his life. And if you love someone blindly, their absence may be felt to you, so you feel like they are there for you and also talking to you.

The story was based on a journal written by a boy named Raghu Ganguli in 1999. Raghu was the youngest child of his family. A typical Bengali family, who loved the Bengalis’ tradition, food, language and felt proud of their own culture. Even they had the good relationships with the Bengali families than other families in their society. A perfect family with two sons and the elder one was a graduate from IIT and working a private sector. The younger one was a school going boy who just changed his school to a new one. The family lost a girl child who was their 2nd child. So, his grandma always cursed to his mother. His forefathers came from Bangladesh and then settled in India. They struggled to make the national Language of Bangladesh as Bengali. So his father was proud to be their generation. He loved India and loved for being Indian. He hated Muslims for the Indian-Pakistan issues in our borders.

Raghu lost his best friend in an accident. He died in front of him. So he could never forgive himself for that mistake. He was drowning in the pool of his old school, he asked him for the help. But Raghu couldn’t because he didn’t know to swim. They both planned to jump into the pool, but the internal fear of Raghu stopped him from jumping and the final result was in front of him. The friend, the only friend, who shared more of his time with him, was no more. He couldn’t do anything to save him; he couldn’t save the half soul of his life. That was not an easy thing to erase from his mind like something written by pencils. He couldn’t say the truth to the parents of his friend, about their plan. He couldn’t say a word about his fault to others. He knew how the whole school treats him as a murder of his best friend. But he should overcome from that problem and must become the pole for his family. The family members need the 2nd child to become the strength to them, but the strongest one was weaker here. To overcome from that problem, his parents decided to change his school and he must go forward towards his desire to have a good rank in Entrance Exam and join in the best IIT.

The first day at the new school, so his mother went with him to see up at the bus stop. A student in class 10 had come with his mother, that’s the 1st attention of the other students towards him. Mainly the small child came with their mother to the bus stand, but a student who is capable of doing everything by himself came with his mother also feels something different. They also felt the same for him. But, it was ok for him, because he loves his mother more than others. The first class in a different school and that also in the ending of the session must have some bad impact on him by the whole class. But that was not so difficult. On the very first day, he noticed a good looking girl, Brahmi Sharma. Tall, Fair and attracting nature of the girl attracts Raghu toward her. But the internal pain for his late friend and the beautiful girl in the class had mixed in between him. What’s that attraction, what’s that feeling? It was the first experience in life. The old girls from the old school, whom he knew from his childhood and saw them, how they looked in their childhood. So there was nothing like that for them what he felt for that girl in the new school in his first class.

Time flews and they became friends and he sits beside her in the class. They jump from classes and used to roam in the town. They spent more and more time with each other. Gradually Raghu started to recover from that pain. That girl is the reason for all this. He used to share all his works and feelings with his brother. His, brother also shared some of his stories with Raghu only as a trusted one in the family. Since his brother was working in a sector, he used to go to Bangalore. And there he felt for a girl in his office. She was his classmate in IIT too. He shared his feelings toward that girl and their relationship with Raghu. Raghu must be happy for his brother, but he couldn’t because she was a Muslim. His father hated that religion the most, his mother loved the Bengali girls and also told many times to accept a Bengali girl only. How could he accept that girl as his sister-in-law, which was not the choice of his parents! That’s the rule, if you hate something from your heart, that thing must make a home in your heart. The same thing was going to happen in their family. They hate Muslims and a Muslim girl going to make their home complete.

He planned something to make Brahmi love him. It’s the mentality of every one-sided lover to play some tricks, so that, the other end must feel something for him. More and more plans were applied to attract them in the different movie. The movies taught us to make love and the formulas to make it successfully. But, he was not enough smart to manage that. He failed in that attempt. But she knew those formulas and tricks; she felt the same for him. It’s another rule of nature, not actually nature; it was proved by our scientist that, “Every action has the equal and opposite reaction.” If you feel something special for someone, he/she must feel the same. Yes here the amount is not same, but the reaction must happen. Some reaction happens in late and some instantly. But the reaction happens and some couldn’t express about the reaction due to the external pressure like relation with other or for family issues. So Brahmi felt that for him.

Brahmi was a scholar student getting the highest score in every exam. She was living with his Tauji and Taiji. As per her, her parents were doing some jobs outside the state, so she was staying with them. She used to talk to her mother and her mother never denies anything to her. She told the friendship of Raghu with her and the feelings to her mother over the phone. She was happy for her daughter. As she never denies her, how could she become the barrier to the happiness of her daughter!

Finally, they both talked each other about their feelings and they were in deep love. That’s the age when we could fall for anyone easily and the previous pain of Raghu helped him to fall for her so easily. Brahmi, who didn’t have many friends apart from teachers, got a nice and beautiful hearted friend, who couldn’t she fall for him! It’s the time of them, the happy time, the time for celebration for Raghu. Finally, he won her and they become lovers now.
As per the rule, sadness would come after the happiness. Like that, the sadness came in their life too. The boy, who loved his parents and every day he used to call them, whenever he went somewhere, finally stood against them and that was a girl, who came to his life just 2 to 3 years before. How could he do like that! How could he denied to his parents, how could he marry a girl from other religion against the rules of his parents? But, the things must happen in our life, which we never expected. That’s same going to happen in their family. And finally, he left home for that girl and marries her against his parent’s wish.

This story is not about a love story only or not about a family story, it’s about the mix of stories of our society. The author described a number of issues in various manners, whether it is about Brahmi or about Raghu or about his father or mother or about his friends who came to his life in different situations. Everything is giving some message to the society through this book.


 

Software Freedom Day (ସଫ୍ଟଓଏର ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ଦିବସ)

ଆଜିର ଏହି ଦୁନିଆରେ ଆମେ ପ୍ରାୟତଃ ଡିଜିଟାଲ ଦୁନିଆରେ ସବୁକିଛି କରୁଛନ୍ତି । ଏହି ଡିଜିଟାଲ ଦୁନିଆର ମୁଖ୍ୟ ଉପାଦନା ଦୁଇଟି ହେଲା ଇଣ୍ଟରନେଟ ଆଉ କମ୍ପ୍ୟୁଟର । ଆଉ ଏହିସବୁକୁ ଚଳେଇବା ପାଇଁ ଆମକୁ ଦରକାର ହୋଇଥାଏ ସଫ୍ଟଓଏର । ସଫ୍ଟଓଏର ବିଷୟରେ ପ୍ରାୟ ସଭିଏଁ ଏବ ଉଣା ଅଧିକେ ଜାଣିଲେଣି । ହେଲେ ଆମେ ବ୍ୟବ‌ହାର କରୁଥିବା ସବୁଯାକ ସଫ୍ଟଓଏର ଉପରେ ଆମର ଅଧିକାର ନ ଥାଏ । ଆମେ ଅଧିକାଂଶ ସଫ୍ଟଓଏର ଆମେ ଚୋରାରେ ବ୍ୟବ‌ହାର କରୁଛେ । କାରଣ ଏହିସବୁ ସଫ୍ଟଓଏରକୁ କିଣିବାକୁ ହେଲେ ଆମକୁ ଟଙ୍କା ଦରକାର । ଆଉ ଯଦି ଆମେ ଚୋରାରେ ପାଉଛନ୍ତି, ତେବେ ଟଙ୍କା କିଏ ବା କାହିଁକି ଖର୍ଚ୍ଚ କରିବାକୁ ଚାହିଁବ ଯେ ।

#BlueWhaleChallenge: ଅଫେରା ପଥର ଯାତ୍ରୀ

ଏବେ ସୋସିଆଲ ମିଡ଼ିଆରେ, ଟିଭିରେ, ଖବରକାଗଜରେ, ରାମ୍‌ରହିମ୍ ପରେ ଅଧିକ ଚର୍ଚ୍ଚା ଚାଲିଥିବା ବିଷୟଟି ହେଉଛି #BlueWhaleChallenge । ଏହି ଖେଳରେ ଅନେକ ଶିକାର ହେଉଛନ୍ତି । ଶେଷରେ କିଛି ପିଲା ଆତ୍ମହତ୍ୟା ମଧ୍ୟ କରିସାରିଲେଣି । ଅନେକ ମଧ୍ୟ ଏହି ବିଷୟ ଉପରେ ଅନେକ ପ୍ରକାରର ମନ୍ତବ୍ୟ ଦେଇଛନ୍ତି । ଏମିତିକି ଖବରକାଗଜରେ ବି ଅନେକ ପ୍ରକାରର ସାବଧାନତା ସୂଚନା ଦିଆଯାଉଛି । ତ‌ଥାପି ଏବେ ଅଧିକ ସଂଖ୍ୟକ ପିଲା ଏହି ଖେଳରେ ମାତିଯାଉଛନ୍ତି । ଏତେ ବୁଝେଇବା ପରେ ବି ସେମାନେ କେମିତି ପୁଣିଥରେ ସେ ଖେଳରେ ପଶିଯାଉଛନ୍ତି?

Miles to Go for a Happy Beginning

It's the book written by Anushka Agrewal. I get to know about her through Instagram, and then I just ordered that book form Amazon. This was her 1st book. I got that around 1.5 month back and read that around one month back. But unfortunately couldn’t manage time to write this. And finally I’m going to write a small overview review about her book. I’m not that much able to rate that book like professional book reviewers. But trying to focus on some of her writings through this.

The story of the book based on a love story. It started form school life and forwards to their young age. Roshni, the main character of the story is a young girl who used to love their parents and her grandparents along with her 2 best friends. Those best friends were there for her in every moment of life. They made her life a special one. I love one thing of the book is that, she is staying in Bhubaneswar. That girl had the desire to read well and make something in noticeable in future. So she always concentrated on her studies. Apart from studies, she wished to help her mother and spent some time with her friends. This was her routine life.

Once a boy joined in their class named as Garry. He was from Dubai. He was staying with his mother and his father was in Dubai. That boy was good looking and attractive. On the very first day, he tried to talk with Roshni. But one of her common friend who was studying in the previous school of Garry warned her about the nature of buy. So she avoided him. In a short period of time, Garry found a beautiful girlfriend. That girl was one of the most beautiful girl in their school. So, what Roshni heard from her friend in the other school has happened in real.

In those days, there was a planning for a trip to Himachal by the school authority. Roshni had never been in such trips previously. Yes, she went out with her two best friends, with her parents, but not with both boys and girls. But she managed to agree her parents for that trip. And finally they were happy for the trip. But, here the writer described the journey from Bhubaneswar to Himachal as one day journey, but in real that would take more time. In that journey she got closer with Garry and make friends with some new friends.

After the school trip she started spending time with Garry and a new friend added to their friend zone. They started reading together in school. Roshni, who never kept away anything from her mother, for the first time she didn’t tell her about her friendship with Garry. She always loved her parents and especially more to her father. Her father was on different tours due to their work. But she wished to be with him always. In her birthday, he came to surprise her and her friends also made some surprising plans to make her happy. That birthday was her best birthday celebration as she remembered.

In some days, Garry’s status changed to single and there were a number of rumors about him. But Roshni believed Garry. She didn’t have any idea, why she was supporting him blindly. But it’s nice to believe in word of her friend. Gradually she got attracted towards Garry and told these to her best friends and they also supported her. But she didn’t have to courage to approach him. Garry also felt the same for her. It’s the nature of this world, where every action has equal and opposite reaction. And there is another one, if you hate something, one day you must love that. This also happened with them. Roshni found her every dream at Garry and he was trying to make her happy and make her life a special one.

Once, they both planned a small trip to that place, where they came closer to each other. Roshni was very happy for that trip. It was just like their first official date. She told her mother and made her agree for that trip. Everyone loves to spend some time with their loved one. And it’s a day to spend with her loved one, she was really excited. And as per the plan, he picked up her from her home and they spent the whole day in that long drive. When they returned, Garry made a promise not to leave her hand in his whole life. And he left for his home.

Till now, there is nothing such change in the story, just a normal love story. But, now the twist came when Roshni didn’t get any message from her loved one. After leaving her, his phone was also switched off. She was worrying about him, but there was no response. Even she enquired about him, but couldn’t get any clue. His family left the house where they were living and his whats app status was also offline since days. There were many rumors in the school about her, her relationship and also about Garry. And she heard a shocking news, that he left the school and his mother took her transfer certificate.

The story of that mutual friend from the other school had become true. He left everyone, whom he got committed. But she was waiting for him. She had the believe that, one day he may call her and tell her about their love. And he called her once, but everything what she was expecting proved wrong. He warned her not to disturb him.

That’s most difficult time in someone’s life to forget someone whom he/she loved the most, who became his/her life. Time must take some tests in our life, that’s the time of time. Finally, that happened which she never expected. If something happen like that with anyone, at that time, he/she wanted to think about something else, but only that thing would come to his/her mind. That’s the same happened with her. She wished to not think about that guy, who left her like this. But, it is rule of nature; things related to him must come to her mind. But she needs to move on and go forward in her life for her parents, for her two best friends. That’s the main test in her life, she must have to make that mission impossible to possible one.

That’s the book was about her struggle to overcome that problem and the reasons of Garry to leave her. How she had managed to get her goals in the life. How her life had been changed after this heart break. The author, in such a young age, described everything in a very good way. That’s beautiful. We must appreciate that work of her.

-    A reader, who feels something special for this book.