9 Years to 26/11 Mumbai Attack

In 2008 November, there was an India tour by England cricket team. On that day, the match was at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. Continuously India won 5 matches and there were two more matches. During the night, we heard a sad news about Mumbai Attack. A number of people killed by the terrorists and one terrorist caught alive.

After that, the England team returned to their own land safely. Every people of India may feel sad about the attack. And yes, the other countries may feel sad about this attack. Pakistan who separated from India and our motherland treat that country as her child. That child who only destroys his mother. Every-time the terrorists attacked India are from Pakistan. That country wished to become the father of terrorism and became a haven for the terrorists.

If you keep the fire on your laps, it must burn your lap too. Yes, you could through some fire to the others, but that fire won't spare you. The same thing happening to Pakistan also. Those terrorists, whom that country give all facilities sometimes also attacking them. The terrorist organizations who are saying that they want peace-creating only violation and killing people is not a way to bring peace. Yes, by killing people you may bring peace, but there would no-one to live on earth.

In that attack, a number of families lost their love and some also lost their full family. People had gone for the holiday trip and they didn't have the idea that, the trip of enjoyment might become their last trip.The time passed away and on this day we remember those people who killed in that incident. They lost their valuable lives for the sake of some stupid and insecure terrorists.

I don't have much idea about these incidents, but the terrorists should gain some knowledge about humanity and the real ambition of human. They are killing in the name of religion and the religion is killed by them.

This painting is drawn by Saswat Debadatta.

Love for Odia Movies

I born and raised in a village where everyone speaks Odia only. Odia is the global language of that village. At that time, we only saw the Odia TV Channels which is provided to Doordarshan, Listen to Odia Radio only. That radio was the government station like Air Odisha. Till my 10th I had seen the Odia newspapers only.

I think everyone in our village love to watch Odia movies and the Yatra (Play). Though I raised within those people, I became that type. I love to watch Odia movie. Yes, now I don't like the Yatra, but there was a time when I love to watch Yatra. With the flow of time, my taste also changed and then I started watching Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali and English movies. But I don't give up my habit to watch Odia movies. All are complaining that the Odia movies don't have the original story. But, I don't see that. I only see the good things which might not be in the original movies. Even I had seen a story in 4 languages. Movies like Pokiri and Okkadu in Telugu had remade in some other languages and I had seen everything. The Pokiri movie remade in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi and I saw a number of variation within that. Okkadu remade in Odia, Tamil, Bengali as well as in Hindi. And in every language, there is a variation. If we are watching a movie a number of times, then why shouldn't we watch a single movie by various actors.

Yes, I love to watch Odia movie. It's true that I couldn't see a movie in a theatre. Because I don't have the patience to sit in a single place for 2 to 3 hours. That's why I depend on internet and TV to watch the movies.

Drawn by: Saswat Debadatta.


Winter Morning and Me

Nowadays, it's really a hard thing to wake up in the early morning. Mainly, it's next to impossible during winter. But, we are suffering from a maniac to sleep late in the night. But, if we sleep early in the night, then we may wake up early. In winter, we become too lazy to wake up.

By the use of different social networking site, like Facebook, Twitter, What's App, Instagram, Tumblr, etc we are becoming more lazier and the online shopping sites helping in that. Due to the social sites, we couldn't able to sleep early. I'm also suffering from this kind of problem. Couldn't sleep early in the night.

Drawn by Saswat Debadatta.
All had advised, "Early to bed, Early to rise" is good for health. But, these days, it's not so easy to rise early. Most of people love to do exercises and go for morning walk during winter days.


Doubt in Love


According to some people and books, LOVE is the best feeling and relationship in this world. The love may be various types starting from family to some object. But, regularly, we consider the relationship between a boy and a girl as love. Numbers of writers, poets had written about love. The movies having love stories and the novels having love stories are loved by a huge audience. 

Like KNOWLEDGE, Love is a special thing which increases by spreading. The attraction and love started from ancient time. It is here since the creation of the universe. But, sometimes it decreases within people. The main factor of the decrement is Doubt and Lies. If someone started to doubt another, then their love surely decreases and a time will come, when they both get separated from each other. The lies also increase the doubt. 




A Cup of Tea- The Power of Education


Today, I was scrolling my Facebook timeline and saw a video shared by Manisha. That video was just two and half minutes. It was shared on The Creativity India facebook page. Jitendra Rai a short film creator had made that film. The title was "A Cup Of Tea." 

But the movie is not about the love for tea or nothing about the tea. It was a duty and a special for the society. At the beginning of the video, a girl may be from some outside came near to a village by boat and was capturing a photo of a little boy and then that boy took his bag and started to run. Then that lady also follows him but couldn't catch him. She couldn't able to run towards him, but that boy intentionally used her to run after him.

She ran through a forest and crossed some people also and asked some people to catch that boy, but no-one catches him. She then entered the village area and then crossed some houses and reached a place, where she found a welcome board for her and that boy was there. The welcome message was written on a small blackboard, where some other children with some elder people were present with the study materials. They want to study, but no-one was there to teach them. That's why that little boy used her to run after him and should know about their problem.

She reached there with an anger within her and saw that boy as well as others. She looked the surroundings where she found everyone needs her as a teacher. But that little boy made her run and she had lost some energy. At that time, an old lady offered her a cup of tea putting that on a slate, which she might use to practice the letters. 

How someone could refuse to a cup of tea and that was on the behalf of a number of people in that village. That cup was not filled with tea only, that was filled with their love. The love for their teacher and the love towards education. How an educated person kicks the someone's love for the education. So, she also took that cup from the old lady and teach them.



Might be she left that place, but some would come next, to teach them and to guide them. Education is important to become something in life. It would definitely change the world someday. Yes, those people have the potential to become educated and they would become one. Because education does not only lie on the certificates, it lies within us.

State-Level Childrens Day Celebration by Naveen Patnaik

Children are important for the nation and to be a good person, they should have the great childhood. That's why the children's day celebrated on 14th November in India. It was the date of birth of the 1st Prime Minister of Independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. He loved children the most, that's why he suggested celebrating his birthday as children's day. 

For the first time, the government of Odisha organized a state-level children's day celebration. A state-level celebration organized at Bhubaneswar with a huge number of students and also the program was live through social media, Television channels and aired also. At that program, two teenager singers of Odisha, Ananya Sritam Nanda and Satyajit Jena had performed. The Prince Dance Academy also performed with Odisha Dance Academy. The Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik also came to the event and give around 12 minutes of speech in Odia. Then the students do the promise to read well and be the best.



This is a great initiative for the children. Also, the program was shown to the school children through the TV or Projector. This program also celebrated at Panchayat level, Block level as well as in district level. Some students joined where they wished to join with their friends. But the problem is, some made this as a political campaign and some also commented on the live video as that program was some campaigning for their political party.

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Block-Level Children's day celebration at Bonth. (Source: Harinarayan Mohanty)

Block-Level Children's Day celebration at Bonth Block. (Source: Sovendra Sir)
 

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Panchayat Level Children's Day Celebration at Nilok GP. (Source: Hari Narayan Mohanty)

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Panchayat Level Children's Day Celebration at Nilok GP. (Source: Hari Narayan Mohanty)
  
In some places, students also left before finishing the program. Yes, that happened due to the lack of preparation and some other activities, which the students didn't like. This is not to criticize anyone, but to appeal to all for co-operation and please know what to do where. 

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Children left before the meeting was over at Bonth. (Source: Hari Narayan Mohanty)



Rasagola Vs Rosogolla

It started from 2015 when Odias celebrate #RasagolaDibasa on Niladribije of Lord Jagannatha. After that, some Bengali claimed that Rasagola originated form their state and then Odisha also reply to them. After that, the Rasagola war started in between Odisha and Bengal. 

Then Odisha Government made some committees to get the proof of Rasagola and some found it was written in Dandi Ramayana. Dandi Ramayana was written by Balaram Das around 800 years ago. And the government declared that they had applied with all the proofs for the Rasagola GI tag. 


Yesterday, Mamata Banarjee the Bengal CM tweeted about the GI tag for Rasagola. She tweeted that the sweet news for her state. They got the GI status for Rosogolla. 




After that, some media reported the news that Bengal won the GI status over Odisha. They even didn't try to find the original news.

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A number of Media reported the news and relate it to Odisha. (Source: OpIndia.com)

But some reported that they had claimed for the Banglar Raosogolla (Bengal Rosogolla). OpIndia also gets the report from Mr Chinnaraja G Naidu, Assistant Registrar of Trade Marks & GI, that the GI status had given to the Banglar Rosogolla, not to the "Rasagola" or "Rasgulla". 


After that Odia twipples got fire on Mamata Banarjee and on our Government too. Some also made funny pictures on Odisha government and Mamata.

After that Odisha CM's twitter handle had tweeted a photo about to apply for the GI status for Odishara Rasagola.


And finally, the truth came for the Odia people that, Odisha had not applied for the GI tag.


On 15th November, finally, the officer woke up and arrange a meeting for the GI tag. 



And then decided to apply for the GI status by searching for proper proof again and God knows when they would apply for it.



Smog in Delhi

Delhi it the capital of India and it is like another heart of India as compared to Mumbai, Kolkatta and Chennai. Once upon a time, Delhi was the main attraction of India. Even today more number of foreigners come to Delhi to visit the historical attractions like Tajmahal, India Gate, Kutab Minar etc. Since, it's the capital of India, more number of people used to go there. And it's the grown up city in India.


It's become like a trend to live in the big cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Kokatta etc. For that reason, a big issue arises daily know as traffic jam. The city has more population than it's capacity. To grow the city faster we cut the trees and made a grown up city. But now another important and big problem arose in Delhi that the pollution. Yes, to avoid the pollution, which need is tree. But we had cut them before. So, now the total environment is surrounded by smog.

Mainly we know about the fog which is mixture forms in winter and it create a small problem. But more number of people enjoy the fog. But, smog is another form of mixture which forms by the combination of smoke and fog. Mainly the fog mixed the chemical smoke originating from the plants, motor vehicles etc and forms smog. The smog creates the visualization problem, which causes a series of accident in the same place. Even the smog spread to the near by towns of Delhi.

The time arose to think about the permanent solution for this kind of problem. If we don't think about the permanent solution, a day would come, when the sunlight couldn't come to the earth surface due to these polluted smog. In the ancient literature, someone had maintained that, there would be seven days of night only. The sun light won't come to the earth. And this would gonna happen in the next future.

National Education Day

Education is the primary need for all. The food, cloth and home are necessary to live in this world and Education are necessary to have a better life as well as to make a better world. Education is really necessary to overcome many problems. Education is the only thing which would become more by spreading and donating. 

A king is worshipped in his state only, but an educated person is worshipping by the whole world. Even we are reading from the authors of foreign countries. Education is a means to alleviate poverty in a developing society. Not only this, it reduces major issues like unemployment, child labour, child marriage, etc. because people become more educated & tend to do sensible things.

In India, National Education Day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of the independent India, who served from 15 August 1947 until 2 February 1958.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, India had announced on 11 September 2008 to commemorate the birthday of this great son of India by recalling his contribution to the cause of education in India. November 11 every year, from 2008 onwards, being celebrated as the National Education Day, without declaring it a holiday. 

The objective of celebrating National Education Day should be to strengthen our educational institutions and to raise the quality of education to greater heights. It should be an occasion to remember Maulana Azad's contribution in laying the foundations of the education system in an independent India as well as to evaluate our current performance in this field. So on this day, all people who are involved in the field of education should come together to seek ways to advance India's prestige in the world, as a knowledge society and to focus on how to educate our people.


This year, the National Education day has been celebrated at my high school, where I read for 3 years from 2007 to 2010. We should aware people about the need for education. An educated person must change the bad things in this world and education is the only need to make a great world.

Pay From Your Heart

Today, when I was scrolling my Facebook Timeline, I saw a video shared by one of my friend about an Auto-Rickshaw driver and his initiative. An autorickshaw driver named Udaysri Ramunal Yadab from Ahemadabad, Gujarat who stared auto driving from 2010. He named his auto as Gift Economy which would serve to all. Gift Economy means the passenger in his auto is paying the fair of his next passenger and the fair or 1st passenger is totally from him. If somebody couldn't able to pay the fair, it would be ok for him. But that passenger would leave with a smile on his face. He named that paying process as "PAY FROM YOUR HEART".

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He got this inspiration from a blind person named Mr Mahendra who was staying in a blind hostel. In 2010 Udaysri had seen him when he was crossing a road. At that time Udaysri helped him to cross the road and left him at the blind hostel without any fair. When Mahendra had left at the hostel gate, he told him that when he reminds him, that smile would come on his face at that time.

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And everyone has to face the problems in the starting. It is a universal rule. He also faced some struggles at the beginning. Yes, of course, passengers think that he must be a mental one. Even his family members also think like that, because his family was fully depending on that auto. But, if you do some work from your heart, then someday everyone would understand you. Like that, passengers started to love his Gift Economy and they paid from their heart to him and for the next passengers. He also pays for some children which system is a part of his Gift Economy.

This shows the story of a real hero. Service to Mankind is Service to God.






Listen to the Whispers of Heart


Today when I was scrolling my Twitter Time-Line, I saw a tweet from Mahesh Babu about wishing her sister Manjula along with a YouTube video link. Mahesh Babu is the most favourite actor of mine in Telugu Film Industry. So, I had a little knowledge about his family also. Manjula had produced the film Pokri in 2006 which was the biggest hit at that time. This film was also remade in Tamil starring Vijay, then in Hindi starring Salman Khan and also in Kannada. 

In that videos, Manjula had told a little bit about her life and her previous ambitions which couldn't be fulfiled due to some reasons. She was trying to become an actress, but couldn't. Even she debuted in a movie, but the fans of her father didn't accept her as an actress. Then she became the film producer and produced films like Show, Nani, Pokri and Ye Maaya Chesave. But not continued for a long period.

And then she realized the actual problem. That problem was within her. She was depending on someone to be something in her life. After that, she took her own responsibility and followed her own. She began to listen to the whispers of her heart. And of course, she felt the creativity within her. Then she felt free for the first time in her life. And then her life changed of course. Yes, every person has a purpose in life. And all have some unique and extraordinary talent to fulfil their purpose. Just follow your heart and definitely you feel happy with yourself. And even with small achievements, you feel successful. The journey to the destination is the actual success and it gives the actual happiness.





* The titled photograph is from Durjoy Datta's book "When Only Love Remains".

Shut The Phone Up

Today, I saw a video endorsed by Manforce Condom company in my Facebook Timeline. That video was on the mobile phone. Sometimes, people think bad about the condom companies and the endorsed star. But, I never think bad about them, because they care for the people in this world. They create awareness against some incurable diseases. Yes, the truth is bold and no-one loves the actual truth about him. 

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They made a video on the mobile phone videos. People love to capture every moment in their life. Even some capture their first date and kiss everything. Some also made videos of their lovely moments on their mobile phone. Yes, it's their life and their love for something. But sometimes, these lovely moments are shared with others by some bad guys. 

If a person has some intimate scene on his phone and he lost his phone. And he doesn't have any strong protection on his phone. The person who finds that phone might use those in a bad way like sharing with others or uploading in various sites. Then what should we do? We even couldn't save us from that embarrassment. 

So, the company made a video to create awareness among people about this problem. "Prevention is better than cure." So, we should prevent us from the problems form the early stage. So, we won't bother about the cure techniques. We should care for our life as well as about the other one. Now-a-days, a number of cases are arises due to this problem. Some even suffering from different types of misunderstandings.




* I wrote this to create awareness. People should care for themselves. So, do those things which might not create some problem in future.

World's Best Boyfriend

I started to read English novels as per someone's suggestion. The first book was "When Only Love Remains" by Durjoy Datta. That book created a place for Durjoy inside me. After that I read his latest Book, "The Boy Who Loved" and that love story was also good. Then I read "World's Worst Best Boyfriend." I had ordered this book when Dinesh bhai had suggested me about the book. Hence the love for the book increased within me.

Finally, the book arrived and started to read it. This was the 3rd of Durjoy for me. But unfortunately, couldn't manage to finish it within time. Due to some other involvement, I took almost one month to complete it. The tagline of the book is superb, "Because Every Ordinary Girl Deserves An Extraordinary Love Story."



This story is about a boy, Dhruv whose parents got divorced when he was twelve years old. Usually, a small child needs the support of his/her parents to make their life wonderful. But this guy couldn't get that from his parents. At the age, when he usually loved his mother more, people inside his school started talking bad about his mother. The misunderstanding has the power to destroy everything. This happened to his parents. So finally they got divorced and Dhruv loved to be with his father due to his mother's affair with some other person. How a little boy like Dhruv would tolerate that kind of relation of his mother with another person. He started hating to his mother but couldn't get a reason to love his father too.

Any love story couldn't complete without any girl. Here the girl is Aranya who was suffering from some kind of skin disease. It's the rule of our society to hate everyone who had some disability. That also happened to Aranya. Her family members also hate her due to that kind of skin. For the first time, Dhruv saw her, didn't miss the opportunity to laugh at her skin. But those things were the normal things for her. Even her father was depending on her scholarship for her studies. So, she had to work hard to survive in this selfish world.

Finally, she got admitted in Dhruv's school with the scholarship.  They both were in the same class. At that time, Dhruv's mother got divorced. So Dhruv was disappointed to her mother. He used to live with his father. His father was getting drunk in daytime also. So, he wore some dirty clothes. He had to take care of him by himself. His mother was the teacher in his school, but Dhruv kept some distance from his mother. He didn't have any friend in the school, so he used to sit on the back bench and always tried to hide him from others. Once Aranya introduced her to him because she didn't have any friend also. Some parents advised their children to keep a distance from Aranya due to her disease. Finally, they both became friends and she used to share her tiffin with him.

The boy, who couldn't get the love from his parents got a love in his class. So, he started dreaming about her and her love. Someday, he kissed her and some guys saw that. So that news spread all the school and their parents were called to the school. That moment was the ice breaking moment for Aranya. Since her parents used to hate her and this issue increased their anger for her. So, she lied in front of the discipline committee about Dhruv. Previously, Dhruv was disappointed with her mother and now form the girl, whom he started loving to form his heart. Once his father had told him that girls lie. So, that phrase came to his mind and started hating the girls. Finally, the discipline committee suspended him from the school. He grew up with the thought that "girls lies." From that incident, Aranya's parents also hate her more.

Time passed away and then Dhruv got admitted to an Engineering college where he saw a girl with the same skin disease. He identified her and the hate inside him had increased in those past years. He started to interfere with all the work by that girl to make her disappointed. In those past years, he became like his father. His father used to drink more, he also started to drink. He grew up like a monster and became like a Hulk, who don't have the understanding power. In college, he used to fight against the seniors. He was physically strong enough to defeat anyone from his college. At the same time, Aranya used to concentrate on her studies to get a scholarship for higher studies.

Dhuruv found a girl, who was more beautiful than Aranya and Aranya had the only relationship with her teachers. She fell for a professor, Raghuvir. But in every step of her college life, she faced Dhruv like a villain. So, he was referred to the "Worst" boyfriend, but he also did something for which he became the best boyfriend who accepted a girl who was not such a beauty. He helped her in some difficulties and save her from Raghuveer at last.

Everyone has some special thing, which might differ from others. And beauty lies inside not on the skin. Every person deserves a good love story, that proves through this story. And true love would never hide from yourself. Some love relationships are not the love, those are for some attraction. So, be kind to everyone. Don't know who might come to your life like a stranger and become the important one.