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  1. In view of acquital of 11 other accused basing upon the evidences of the witnesses,no conviction can be sustained in respect of other accused persons on the self-same evidences of those witnesses. Further in absence of clear and cogent evidence against the accused he can not be convicted in a case punishment of which is for life. Hence Dara deserves an order of clear acquital from the Hon’ble Apex Court.

  2. i agree with sri mohapatra. as subhas patnaik had earlier indicated, there is enough ground to believe that graham staines and his two sons might not have been even killed. the three charred bodies migh belong to the three adivasis who are missing since that day of staines alleged death. by killing the three adivasis and putting their deadbodies in the vehicles, staines might have escaped to australia giving christianity a great publishity through the sympathy cultivation. a dna test might have established the truth. it is surprising that such a test could not be done in such a sensitive case and the judiciary pronounces it verdicts!

  3. Hello, I intimately followed Sri Sri Mentu Maharaj from 1971 onwards.
    This took place in Buckinghamshire, England.
    Mentu Maharaj’s spiritual achievement was inconceivable by the normal dwarfed
    vision of mortal man.
    Outwardly to many, he was a cross between a politician, a social worker,
    general counsellor, campaigner for world peace, and many, many worldly/spiritual
    roles. But to those that knew him intimately and had the fabulous privilege
    of staying or living in his presence, he was a literally an unimaginable
    amount more!
    If anyone would wish of me, I could recount stories and concepts that,
    assuming I were believed could only inspire the reader/seeker to strongly
    reconsider that the, almost long forgotten idea of the fantastical
    ‘spiritual master’ either does or did exist. Oh, I know many devotees of
    many so called masters will now say, ‘oh yes, my guru was like that’. I
    reluctantly have to suggest that Mentu Maharaj was virtually unique.
    With no hesitation or false modesty whatsoever, I have to say that Mentu
    Maharaj did not reveal his more mythical side to many. But he did to me.

    William Bryant

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  11. Orissa govt. want to have the cake and eat it too.That is the story of reforms
    in orissa.The commitment (made in the Orissa power sector development policy
    in 1996 which paved way for reforms) to introduce professional management and grant of
    autonomy to powercompanies like GRIDCO and OHPC has been systematically
    thrown in to wind by a set of burocrats feel threatned if professionals
    take over poer sector.The adminisrators who manage power sector without
    having basic knowledge of electricity are only bsy to satisfy their ego.
    The systematic negelect of the sector will spell doom
    for the people of orissa.

  12. Your effort is praiseworthy.Please send this to
    CM & chief secretary and to news paper for
    publication. Request to highlight Orissa power sector development plicy and it’s fallout in the next
    series.
    kind regards
    br mishra

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  21. Dear Ed.
    A article beset with patriotic muse.PM’s reference was unnecessary.
    But,British rule which has a shameless trail is a fact we have to gulp!
    Thanks a lot.

  22. As a friend of Rupashree’s from her early days and entrance days at Jamia Millia Islamia I want to congratulate her profusely for the work she is doing. I would like to be able to contact her if it is possible.

  23. Somebody should attract attention of Mr. Manmohan Singh to this article
    so that the Indian Prime Minister can know where he erred. And he can also know that India refused to be one with him in his praises for Britishraj.

  24. I don’t agree with Mr. Dash
    Quote
    Mr. Dash explains: “Lord Jagannath is not only our God, but also our friend, philosopher and saviour. Moreover, He is our identity. So an Oriya community needing a cultural space tries to establish it distinctively by building a Jagannath temple.”
    Unquote
    There are many non-oriyas who visit this temple regularly.Shri Krishna is one of the most popular deities and everyone knows the phenomenon of Lord Jagannath,Balbhadra and Subhadra. We request Bijay Dash, vice-president of Sri Neelachal Seva Sangha to amend the provisos. Greatness of the sea is so, as any number of rivers can join it. Concur to conquer!
    Rama Saxena
    London

    U.K.

  25. Dear Mr.pattanayak,
    can I hmbly request you to start an noble effort to write first e-book about our beloved ‘ORISSA’and its
    history & culture.I assume you have sufficient insight and patriotism to take up
    this work.Your article on ‘LORD JAGANNATH’ showed the history of worship in a authentic new angle
    thanking you,
    truly
    PRABHAT

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  33. This nation has ignored the might,accomplishments and contributions of the Oriya
    settlers(esp. in SAsia,SEAsia) and the maritime empire to which Orissa,Oriya
    Kings gave name,in its NCERT textbooks.Why does’nt Emperor Kharavela and the rout
    of Patliputra(Magadha)find mention in the cultural mainstream?!!

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  41. Sir,actually it is pity to express the condition of those families .this struggle will continue till the existance of life,your way of presenting is highly appreciated . i am from my core thanking u .swati

  42. Dear Subhas babu:
    We have succeeded in making heros without informing why they are and what they are famous for. I am sure every body in Orissa the name of Veer Surendra Sai and yet are unaware of what he is famous for. Deification is a trait in us, which was probably clearly menifested in our acceptance of the man as hero, adding them to the pantheon of 330 million deities. It does not endanger status quo and yet if the values he lived, fought and died for are very discrete. Every one knows of VSS Medical college and very few about VSS’s life and suffering for the cause of Freedom.
    Best wishes,
    Sandip
    PS: Can you forward me the .pdf files you referenced in your recent write up to Arjun babu?

  43. Rule of law is the first requirement of any civilized society. This is hampered when private gratifications and considerations are allowed. This process is aided and abetted by non-computerization. I request the CM and his law minister to take note of this and ensure early implementation of computerisation of the Orissa High Court. After all it will increase transparency and reduce corruption, what are his avowed goal.
    This should be implemented post haste before end of 2005.

  44. Dear Subhas babu, such injustices/oppressions are built in to the core of our society and societal values. And our elite are not only oblivious but supportive of the status quo – since they don’t wear the shoe that pinches – so don’t know where it pinches and that it needs to be discarded.
    You will be surprised to know Utkalmoni Gopabandhu Das, wrote his name as “DAS” where as every brahmin of today’s Orissa writes
    “DASH”, to distinguish himself or herself from others.
    Where as Late Manmohan Mishra, discarded the sacred thread in his youth, all his progeny – all very educated – are today wearing them.
    Recently I met Dr. Prasanna Pati of Oregon, whose elder brother Dr. Prafulla Pati was a very eminent man. He complained to my wife and wrote to me that his two daughters Anita and Kamala were not allowed into Puri temple in March 2002. We can imagine the condition of ordinary, no bodies?
    On social front there has been a clear reversal in Orissa, which is noticable. I must commend you for writing on these issues, which are necessary to be raised and discussed, so societal advance and progress can happen.
    Thank you and best wishes,
    Sandip

  45. Dear sir,
    thanks a lot!This crisp but comprehensive article is enough for this generation of fast track oriyas to get to know our ‘HEROS’.I request you to continue the series with further contributions .Uncle Dasverma’s views are OK,but he is asking too much!
    yours truly,
    Prabhat

  46. Well, it is a new addition to my knowledge.
    Being a student of history I have made a noting of it.

    However, I would like to add that another Young martyr was
    Kartar Sigh Srabha. He was arrested during 1914 along with
    Gadharists. He was later hanged. At that time, he was hardly 14 years old.

    • thanks for the nice response.

      please be pleased to post the details of kartar singh srabha.

      nothing can make us more proud than the immortal memory of the young martyr.

      please share everything about him with the readers of these pages.

    • it has been tremendous ,that a young boy was so vivly,enthusiastic to fight against wrong…..nice to read the article. Actually i didnt knew about this. My father told me to read about this young martyr. So hats off …….also thanks to Mr subhas Pattanayak for posting such a beautiful article…

  47. 1. Higher education and research institutes have a lot of local impact. An IISc
    in BBSR would have had tremendous impact on Bhubaneswar. See details in
    http://www.public.asu.edu/~cbaral/orissa/iit-nis.html

    2. Bhubaneswar has nurtured two fine institutions.
    XIMB http://www.orissalinks.com/#ximb
    is ranked 8th in India in one of this years ranking.
    Institute of Physics (IOP) has had a big impact on not only
    Orissa but on Indian Physics. See what IOP graduates are doing
    at http://www.iopb.res.in/~alumni/members/members.html

    3. Yes, air connectivity to BBSR is less than Kolkata and we should improve it.
    But thre are fine instituitions (IIT Kharagpur is an example,
    University of Illinois Urbana, Penn State Univ, Texas A & M) which are not
    well connected, but are very goo and have tremendous impact
    on the state they are in.

    4. For more arguments about why NIS should be in BBSR see
    http://www.public.asu.edu/~cbaral/orissa/nis-why.html

    5. For more detail on this whole issue see
    http://www.orissalinks.com#nis

    6. Finally, Kolkata is a fine city and
    having an NIS/IISc in Kolkata is no problem, as long as
    the one announced in BBSR is also established.
    Please join the letter writing campaign.

  48. For quality of IOP, please check
    http://www.iopb.res.in/~library/ar_02_03/
    and especially
    http://www.iopb.res.in/~library/ar_02_03/Publications.pdf

    If you check its faculty and alumni
    vita, you will find some have joined IOP after being in an IIT.
    IOP is well respected in India and abroad.

    ILS is new but stil pretty good.

    See http://www.ilsc.org/publication.htm
    for their publications, many are in International
    journals.

    In Oriya we have the saying `ghara kania singhaninaki’.
    Really, IOP has always been a top notch place for research in Physics,
    and it shows Orissa can sustain and nurture an NIS/IISc.
    IOP has been a stealth performer, and has focussed more on research
    and less on publicity. Perhaps because of that many of us do not
    know how good it is.

    Until I looked up their website, I also had doubts. But now-a-days
    with most things available in the web, we should no make
    assertions without doing some checking first.

    The problem is besides the political angle, many other decision makers
    may have had thoughts similar to Mr. Mohapatra without checking the facts
    carefully.

    best regards
    Chitta

  49. Beyond IOP and ILS following is a quick highlight of research
    (some top notch, some locally focussed, which is important also)
    at some of the other institutiions in BBSR.

    RRL publications:

    http://www.rrlbhu.res.in/publication.html

    RMRC publications:

    http://www.icmr.nic.in/000517/ann2002.pdf
    (page 123 – 125)

    CRRI accomplishments: http://crri.nic.in/accomplishments.htm

    CIFA research:
    http://www.stpbh.soft.net/cifa/list_of_extfundedproject.doc
    http://www.stpbh.soft.net/cifa/insti_based.doc

    Research with practical use at
    http://nirtar.nic.in/

    The research at http://www.ilts-utkal.org/
    is pretty ok. A Princeton scientist saw me reading Sambada in
    the web, and came up to me and talked to me about
    her collaboration with a faculty from ILTS.

  50. I have very little knowledge of Odissi or its history.
    It would be nice if you could add references to various points
    made in your article. I realize that most journalists do not do that,
    often because of lack of space in a newspaper or a magazine.
    But since yours is an web article, i don’t think space
    is an issue. Thus I would suggest that
    you give references and qoutations (in a proper context)
    to various points made in the article.

    best regards
    Chitta

  51. Mahasaya,
    we oriyas are shocked to know the careless outragious dis-service done by the ‘ELITIST DANSEDUE.
    The govt. of orissa should immediately withdraw the publication & We demand aunconditional apology from the Author and the publishers.
    yours truly,
    S.Prabhat

  52. Mahasya,
    you have rightly highlighted this social stubborness of our time.This has to go as the social classifications have exceed its relevance.
    We should not force or coerce our fellow human beings to carry on the burden of a outdated custom for ever.This is morally and ethically incorrect,But,my only concern is this cleansing should be gradual and should have positive support of our State administration.
    Then only We Oriyas can claim as the true ‘Bhaktas’ of LORD JAGANNATH.
    I pray for HIS blessings for this noble purge
    Jai Jagannath!

  53. Dear,
    your observations and analysis is praise worthy.But, let us see how the new set up work in accordance with the NEW constitutional provision.I request the journalist comunity to wake up and take this editorial as a first step for keep an sincer watch on the govt in implementing tis new Act .
    thanks

  54. The editors of Orissamatters.com are well aware of the points of differences among our readers regarding this issue and thank all the readers who posted comments for this news.
    However, owing to personal requests of some readers, we have had to remove another sequence of comments until deemed necessary for them to reappear. We do hope that readers understand this move of ours and continue with the kind cooperation.
    New and fresh comments to this and other posts are highly encouraged.
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  55. After a long time I saw the article of Subhas Patnaik. I wish to give warmwishes to him and to his family on the occasion of Dasara and Depavali. Goodwishes to Saswat too.

    I at at Hyderabad since last 4 years. Now heading the News Team of ETV Oriya.

    I will be happy if my message can reach him. Thank you.

    -Nilambar Rath
    Dy. News Coordinator
    ETV News Oriya
    Ramoji Film City
    Hyderabad-501512.

    09391041944 (m)

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  66. sir,
    glad to know this breaking news.
    Hope this is taken up by the legislative representatives accross party lines at the appropriate govt.forums.
    thanks

  67. I have read *without* much interest your article, because I am not very well versed in Odissi Dance. But here is a factual error that you and your readers should know …

    Ramanand Kanungo is *NOT* Nityanand Kanungo’s son. I should know because I am Nityanand Kanungo’s grandson.

    … and who knows how many more such “innocent” or “not so innocent” errors have slipped into this artcle. But that, as we all have come to realize is an apparent journalistic privilege.

    Let the readers decide ….

    Shivraj

  68. I have to retract my earlier message (Oct 27, 8:29 am). There are two Ramanand Kanungo’s that are related to me. One of them is Nityanand Kanungo’s son – my badabapa. Inadvertently, I assumed that the author was referring to the Ramanand Kanungo who is alive and *NOT* Nityanand Kanungo’s son.

    Both Nityanand Kanungo and his son Ramanand Kanungo are no more. So, iit looks like Subhas Chandra Pattanayak can say whatever and get away with it because Nityanand Kanungo and Ramanand Kanungo are not around to defend themselves. Defending one person does not require berating another.

    I sincerely believe that there is no anti-Oriya lobby out there. Oriyas are known to screw each others’ happiness royally. It seems to me that Mr. Pattanayak is a seasoned practitioner of that art. Maybe Ms. Mohanty will be able to provide us a viewpoint that is not represented in this article. I look forward to that …

    Regards,

    Shivraj

  69. Babu Shivaraj,
    When did you discover the name of your badabapa? According to you, we oriyas are known to screw each other’s happiness royally. Is that your way of proving you are that kind of Oriya? When you are not even sure of who was Ramanand Kanungo (and if you are actually any relation that you are claiming) and you have to admittedly retract, then why bother with your alleged errors and mislead the public. I dont know much about odissi debate, but I am sure the debate has schools of thoughts already.
    As a reader i am failing to decide basing on your retractions when the “factual errors” are turning out to be yours. i dont know of the journalist babu’s knowledge, but i like the depth of his arguments.
    Regards,
    Tushar, Bangalore.

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  77. mahasay,
    thanks,for bringing this symbolic memorandum to protest against the injustice done to Orissa

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  106. To
    The editor, OrissaMatters.com

    Thanking you for publishing this comprehensive article and also covering the NIS/IISER issue time to time. Although, the reason shown why and how PM and other leaders are cheating Orissa is admittedly genuine, the CM, Mr Patanaik should not be completely blamed. He was simply unable to weigh the graveness of this matter. The more important thing is, we should not make him weak further by accusing for every thing; in my personal opinion, it is rather strategic to apply pressure on him and saying that he is honest for the cause Orissa. By this he feels more enthusiastic to fight for Orissa. The MoU of BPUT and IITKgp/XLRI are seen nice outside and it shows our broadness, even if Orissa is always ignored by central govt. Nevertheless, you have done good job by pointing to Mr Patnaik that he should not be satisfied by any smaller gift (like RCSIS and central university) in place of NIS.

    Another request to you is, please question all are our MPs (from all the political party) and making them smart to fight in the parliament. More important is creating public awareness and making peaceful/ non-destructive protests, this of course media like yours can support easily.

    Thanking you
    Sincerely
    Manoj

  107. Thanks for the piece of news. And I really liked the new look of Orissa matters. Good job Saswat.

  108. I am very glad to see this news for my motherland.
    We should fight now and forever and unite together to achieve the best.

    Nrusingh

  109. The decission of the Orissa High Court is really admirable. I hope Central Government should realise it’s wrong attitude. And at last the HRD ministry should take decission to establish a ISSER IN orissa
    rashmi
    journalist
    Delhi
    09899418992

  110. This news is great but we have a lot more to do. But something is better than nothing. Justice shall prevail.

    Debasmita Misra
    Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

  111. Mahasaya,
    let us not believe that things will work out as we wish.Our efforts has just put a temporary stoppage to the injustice heaped on us.We need to campaign more and influence the people in power by lobbying more to get back the Institution,and the required beurocratic proactiveness should intensify in getting the central govt.realise its folly.
    Thanking you again & again!
    Truly,
    Prabhat

  112. Good news to begin with. Howevrer,We shall not rest till we get NIS/ISSER is established in BBSR.

    Now it is time for our state Government/Leaders to
    pitch in strongly not to let the momentum go out of
    our hand.

    Thank you all
    Regards
    Bikrant Panda
    Bangalore
    9342234919

  113. The decision of the UPA government was quite unfortunate for a state which is already tottering with poverty and underdevelopment. No doubt the state is rich with talents but lacks in having number of Institutions of National and International repute comapred to other developed states in our country. Though late, but this is a good move by the Orissa High Court. Let’s hope for the best.
    Thanks a lot.

    With best wishes,
    Prasanjit Samal
    Ph. D. , I. I. T. Kanpur

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  121. Thank you for highlighting an Oriya Champion, Baji Rout.
    The Oriyas,despite their truest Indianhood, are grossly neglected in the Indian parlance. Who rechristined the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 as the First War of Independence? It is a governmental gratis of the last 70s . Ws not the Paika Mutiny of 1803-17 and Adivast Mutiny of 1926 were not ancient to 1857? There are plenty such discrimination. India has only two identities. One that closer to Delhi and the other, to whom Delhi fears. At this juncture your efforts of publishing Baji Rout is admired without reservation. Baji Rout is an irreplaceable lovely wounded toy in Oriyas’ heart through Sachi Routray. You have offered him a homage of gratitude with which I fully share.
    Rabi Kanungo, Writer. (e mail: rabikanungo@rediffmail.com)

  122. Sir,
    We have to institutionalize this campaign in some form. Create lobby groups, plant articles periodically in the national media. Although I’m not from the media world, whatever I can do as a student — I’d be more than happy to do the same. Last but not the least, we are all inspired by your relentless struggle in keeping the issue in focus. We are all with you Sir.

    regards

    BD

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  130. Glad to know the news,its an opportunity for ORISSA, now its time to prove ourself both at national and international level, and also an wake up call for oriyas.
    Thanking you,
    with best wishes and regards,
    Smita Pattjoshi,
    ITM-Hyderbad,
    Hyderabad.

  131. First of all ,from my deepest heart,i congratulate those respected persons whose sincere effort over last couple of months have yeilded this result.It is really a matter of great pleasure for me, individually and to all the oriyas,generally, as the things are proceeding in right direction.Now i see a ray of hope amidst a condition of hopelessness and frustation,not due to the fact that we are neglected but because of our selfish nature and divided stand.Except establishment of NIS/IISER in Orrissa we also have a lot of other issues where we should fight on a united front,atleast we should put a firm effort on intelletual and legal front. Wishing the best, i will be pleased if i would be able to contribute anything like time, momey, supprt for this movement.

    Nikunja Bihari Dash
    Editor,Kaling Samaj
    IIT Kharagpur
    WestBengal
    Mobile no.09932293532

  132. Sir,
    its a collective failure of Oriya intelctuals and leaders at ‘delhi Durbar’;because we lack unity in fighting for the just causes of our State.

  133. Its not only with Orissa. I am an Assamese and I feel the picture is same here in Assam. Our MPs
    can give a run for there money to ypur MPs. All of them are useless guys who goes to Delhi to enjoy the next five years. I have realised this after spending last 6 years in Bangalore. Now I know why
    Blore, Hyderabad or Mumbai is going forwards whereas We (Orissa, Assam, Bihar etc) are going
    backward everyday.

    The difference is the politician. The politician here in Blore really love this place and try to do something abt it, but there we have politicians who cares only about themself

  134. I am eagerly waiting to buy a copy of the CD. I saw the live teleccast of the National Award Ceremony and was verymuch impressed.I was trying to contact Action Aid through their website, however it is under reconstruction. Hence, this request. Hope I will get some replHearty Congratulation.

    Regards,

    Prabhat K. Rath

  135. Really a great news for all Odiya people.
    But still its not the begining, we have to strengthen
    our electronic campaign on this issue and finally to
    win.
    Regards
    Shubhransu Nayak
    C.R.R.I.,
    Cuttack
    9937338059

  136. I know the teachers of Utkal University. None of them have courage to take the matter to the top of the leadershpi. I have see their role in disintegrating students coulncil. I have also see their passive role while two of their teachers were suspened in last year by the then Gov. Mr M.M Rajendran. I know how none of them spoke when govt scraped subjects from colleges. . I aam sure this is an eye washing game.
    Plz publish this article in News paper If possible. yours rudra

  137. Respected Mr Pattanayak,
    In the recent past i have gone through your articls and have lot of appriciation for you.

    Your uprightness in caling a spade a spade in your writing will certainly hammer the readers and may act as a catalyst in bringing back the SWABHIMAN issue in our mind.

    Regards,
    Lalit Mohan Pattnaik

  138. Looks like this will turn out to be a long fight :

    Reasons :

    1. The decesion to force a shift was taken under pressure from
    communist parties (like most of the decisions now). We need to fight on the
    political front, thts the biggest challenge.

    2. The orissa congress has to forget politics and put pressure on Arjun singh
    and Sonia to change the decision (hope they do so)

    3. People will have to fight thru different channels like press, using the
    influence of beaurocrats, and ofcourse courts.

    Hemant
    IBM global services

  139. It is great to see all Oriya people comming together to fight for the injustice
    to Orissa.We should not be keep quiet till ISSER is established in Orissa.And
    beurocrates from Orissa should guide us in this regard.

    Anshuman
    Software Engineer
    CGI

  140. Beautiful site Subhasji ,Thanks for shareing all these great news
    here.I am adding this site to my Fav. I’ll visit time to time.
    I should say here thanks to Renukaji too.

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  155. Respected Subhas Babu,
    It is a my honour to be a part of a state which has produced
    some of the most brave people in the world.Your article is very knowledgeable and inspiring
    .I myself wasnt aware of most of the events mentioned by you.Thanks a lot for making us all
    aware of the martyr of our soil.
    Thanking you,

    yours sincerely
    Subhashish Mishra

  156. Sir,
    a very refreshing news article.I wish all the best to the organisers through your esteemed site.
    thanks a lot.

  157. While i was working in Otv as a news reporter, i had the chance to have a tete-e-tet with with Mr.Bibhuti Mishra. He was such an amicable soul, he loved to talk on arts and artists.he was dynamic to such an extent that he loved to live as a freelance reporter rather than duty bound newsperson.i had chatted with him for more than a hour.I also did a live shooting of the program of new year carnival with him. while hosting the show i found that he was free mixing,and amicable. I feel i have lost someone who is very close to my heart. May his soul rest in peace.

  158. dear sir,
    i’m told you also carry poetry .could i visit the site pls?
    warm wishes
    manu dash

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  173. It is evident that Pranab Mukherjee’s statement in the Parliament was not based on fact that has been
    presented chronologically by GOI or the media. The statement was also an insult to all oDiAs. This
    government has taken a step that will make them repent. oDiAs from all walk of life should stand
    together and condemn this injustice. oDishA has been victimized by the Congress governments in its own
    state in the past. Now such victimization ensues from the national government.

    Thanks a lot for the expose’.

  174. Manmohan Singh has become a true politicians…..
    other like Pranab Mukherjee, Budhadeb and CPI are taking benefits out of it.

  175. Dear Sir,

    It seems like, the NIS issue is losing it’s vigor because of some
    intelligent planning by Non-oriyas (Bengalis and the whole of UPA govt.).
    Let us be alert and thwart such plans.

    (1) We are fighting to set up NIS in our Bhubaneswar.
    Why do we need to explain that we donot have a problem if parallel
    institute comes up at Calcutta.
    (Of late, some of our politicians are doing this!)
    It means We are losing focus, we need to realize this!
    Let us be alert. If we lose focus and start commenting about other aspects,
    we will eventually get weakened.

    (2) As per some reports, West Bengal communist MPs want to support our
    issues of setting NIS at Bhubaneswar.
    My question is why the heck they support us. It is a well known
    how Bengalis hate Oriya guys. Because of them, we have lost out so many things.
    If they are trying to project that they are supporting us,
    it means they have well-thought-out plans.
    This way they will make us to agree that let there be two institutes,
    one in Calcutta and one in Bhubaneswar. If Central govt, okays this plan,
    the Oriyas’ movement for NIS might slow down the agitation and
    as time passes by the Central govt will start ignoring sate of Orissa as
    they always do. They will let the institute come up in Calcutta
    while the Institute at Bhubaneswar will remain on Paper only!
    My suggestion is let us monitor what the Bengalis are doing,
    but we should not be party to what they are doing.
    Let us be neutral to their suggestions.
    Let us thwart any such plans which has potential to jeopardize our movement.
    Let us add momentum to our movement and make it more vigorous.
    We should have confidence and conviction that we will mate it.
    If Bengal MPs have the guts, let them ask Central govt. to cancel the IISER
    and let NIS first come up in Orissa in just 12 months.
    It is high time, we understand the petty politics of Central govt.

    (If you want to make this view public, please ensure that my name and mail id
    never becomes public, for obvious reasons.)

    Thanks,
    Sanat.

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  180. Dear all oriya brothers and sisters,
    This is a very nice news and I would like to thank all the people who have put lots of effort to bring us till this. Lets not stop here and try to give positiove encourgement to all oriyas staying in and out.

    Thanking you all.

    Panakj Lochahn Khilar.

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  188. Dear Subash Babu,

    A nice piece. Please keep it up for your readers.

    PRASANTA PATNAIK,
    Bhubaneswar.

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  190. sir,
    noted social worker medha patkar said that naveen
    patnaik is ruining orissa.
    it is hundred percent true.

    i think the people of orissa will awake now
    after Medha’s word. the kalinga nagar incident has proved the in-efficiency of the naveen govt.
    the ruling party as well as its allies have no reaction
    towards the present scenario of the state.

    how shameful for us, and how ridiculous for the people
    of other states?

    at last the govt should resign .

    bighneswar sahu
    ———

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  205. Titilagarh is such a hottest place in Orissa State.
    Government should take action against this. Drinking water
    problem is also a big problem in Titilagarh. So The Central
    Govt. has to be take against this.

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  220. this particular article seems to be a really commendable one.
    it indeed is an insightful presentation on the sympathetic state of
    sleepy low-profile oriyas. request you to spread this message
    and help each and every oriya realize the true sense of federal politics.
    not only the congress govt at center which used to sideline the rights of
    the oriyas, even the erstwhile NDA played with sentiments of poor oriya people.
    vajpayee no doubt had cheated the oriya feelings.
    it is time we must support Naveen Pattanaik in his endeavour to make BJD as
    one of the strongest regional parties, to survive the quagmire of
    indian federal politics.

  221. your article on dark days ahead in orissa is definitely an eye opener but unfortunately
    it hardly will bother them who must be bothered the most, since they well know
    they may not be here to face the tragedy of the people then. all they are interested
    is today and how many MOUs signed and for that how much is dropped into their kitty

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  285. Mahasaya,
    your coulmn has rightly described the whimisical Minister and his lack of
    concern for Public Health & security.But,why this Minister only?The Present
    administration is to be blamed for this Tragedy.Your Example has showed the
    callousness and sycophancy of Beaurocarts, also.We lack responsible leaders
    at all places in our society.It’s High Time the society as a whole take notice of these kind of mishaps and find out urgent solutions through its human leaders.

    Thanks.

  286. Basic economics shows us that the needs and demands of the people are best met through the market mechanism, not via some arbitary government authority. I agree that there are certain externalities associated with drinking (like drunk driving and reckless conduct), government policies should be directed towards curbing these externalities. The enitre “na rahega bass na bajegi basoori” approach is ineffective and immoral by restricting individuals from making a choice. Any sort of prohibitionary policies are ineffective and are usually accompanied with unintended consequences such as increasing the returns to criminals (for eg. compare the impact of American alcohol prohibition on Organized crime).

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  301. IAS officers are all bogus.They are not talented and due to only their luck they are given the steering wheel of administration.One after getting the job thinks that he is the MAALIK means the OWNER of the district.BUT DOES ANYBODY THINK IT IS TRUE??? NO.He is the servant that means the slave of the PUBLIC.And PUBLIC means you/me any citizen.But these public servants do not or are unable to solve or do the work of the PUBLIC.In our domestic surroundings we can order a servant to do his duty,but we(THE PUBLIC)dont have any power to say so.WHY??????One should understand that.This is called PUBLIC AWARENESS.It should be embedded in each heart of the PUBLIC.

  302. Hi Mr. Pattanayak,

    Rather than wasting time arguing on which lingo is better than the rest,
    I would expect self proffesed intellectuals such as yourself to pay more
    attention to the teething problems in Orissa and the rest of the eastern region.
    Right now the Maoists have infiltrated every haven in Orissa and threatenting
    to tear it apart.

    You should understand that people of your generation have divided India on the
    basis of caste and language and have not allowed the masses to prosper. Its
    time you people retired and let others do their own thing.

    BTW, speakers of every language claim that their tongue is the sweetest. The
    irony is that such exalted credentials mostly come from the speakers of that
    language itself. Try coming to Assam and saying Oriya is better than Assamese.

    Thanks,
    Sandip

  303. Looks like this is just another anti-bengali propaganda. What do we do with
    the millions of Oriyas who live in Bengal and have usurped every form of trade?
    Do we write stupid editorials like these condemning them?

  304. 1. The DGP has a point ! A regulation has to be brought in related to the opening of Security Agencies. The following aspects need to be considered :

    (a) Only Ex Servicemen or Ex Police Personnel should be allowed
    to open or Run Security Agencies.
    (b) Recruitment Policy needs to be defined ie Age (Minimum 18 years),
    Educational Qualification (Minimum Matric), Voter Card and a Character
    Certificate from Village Panchayat and Police Verification Certificate
    should be made manditory for Recruitment. Except in case of Ex Servicemen
    (c) Pay and Allowances and Service Conditions of Security Guards need to
    be made more attractive and realistic ! Keeping a Security in the Category
    of Unskilled or Semi Skilled labour is not only very derogatory, but also
    attract Genuine and Sincere Loyalty and work output from Security Guards
    and as such would tantamount to SLAVERY in Free INDIA. Violations of this
    should invite Strict Action against the Security Agency Owners.

    2. So far as placing the Private Security Agencies under the State Police is
    concerned, we in INDIA have to first factually and truely understand the
    Track Record of the State Police itself ??? On the contrary, it is recommended
    a Law should be passed whereby it should be made mandatory for the Stete Police
    should provide full assistance to the Private Security Agencies and the two
    agencies as such should work in close cooperation with each other !

    3. Babu Raj or Inspector Raj needs to be curbed ! A system of CHECKS AND
    BALANCES as per the Constitution of India needs to be evolved so as to regulate
    the functioning of all Government as well as Private Agencies ? The Watchdog,
    Media and Legal Systems of the country have to become more alert to ensure
    transparent and result oriented functioning of all Government as well as
    Private Agencies working in this nation !

    Jai Hind !

  305. The presentation of Mr. Pattanayak cannot be termed as anti-Bengali propaganda. He has discussed the threat to Kanika Anchorage. He has placed facts recorded in history. And history has no bias. Pattanayak has cited history to show how Kanika belongs to Orissa. If Dutt feels any tension, he should go to the root and censor the Bengali officers who used media to claim ownership over Kanika.

  306. Dear Subash babu,

    This is an excellent writeup though little lengthy.
    Let us wait an see if Budhia will be sacrificed like
    Dharmapada. I am sure he will flourish because the
    entire Orissa and India is with him. Dharmapada was killrd
    -ed to safeguard the interests of ” Barasahabadhei ” . But
    here none can touch Budhia as the blatant conspiracy
    against him has been hatched by few jelous and vested
    interests. If he would heve been the son of an I.A.S.
    officer, a politician or a celebrity none could have dared to show finger towards him.

    If the State Government is so much worried to safeguard
    the interests of the children from exploitation why they are
    blind towards thousands of children sufferring in the
    streets, slums, railway stations and busstands ? What the
    socalled NHRC or the Asian Hunan Right Committee is
    doing for them ? Is it not their duty to seek explanation
    from the Government about the sufferring and expoitation
    of children in poverty-sticken Orissa ?

    Mrs Pramila Mallick, is the minister for Women and Child
    Welfare. She must be aware that about a fortnight back
    only one sex worker in ” Malisahi ” was identified with
    HIV positive. Now the number has gone up to six. Was it not the duty of the Women and Child Welfare Department to rescue and isolate
    those ladies who have virtually become ” bisa kanya ” for
    the society. Why NHRC is silent regarding giving protection to
    such ladies in distress ? Why they are being allowed to
    continue in the sex bazar and spraed the AIDS ?

    With warm regards,
    Sincerely,
    Prasanta Patnaik.

  307. Dear Sir,
    I am a youth protesting against reservation. I regret that our medical services are getting affected by protests and common man is suffering. But we have no other alternative, as not even a bug is raising in their ears by our peaceful protests. The so called Honerable HRD minister is not even ready to speak to us though he had promised to do so after elections are over. To make them understand the power of youth we have to shake the infrastructure and this is what we are doing.

    Now coming to the issue of reservation, let me make it very clear sir that we are not against OBCs or SCs or STs and we also beleave that everybody should get education. But look at the effectiveness of this system.About 90% of reserved seat are idle in even the even the best institutions, while it is total injustice that though they are compitent to fill these free seats just because they belong to general category thay can not come.Also is unjust to give oppertunities to somebody by taking them away from others.

    If 59 years of quata can not lift their standards and only 5% took advantage of reservation then how can you assure that 50% reservation will. If even 50% is not enough then will you favour 70%, 80% or 90%.

    Thanks and reguards
    Simon

  308. how foolishly u make such statemnts.only those
    students whogot through de medicine
    college can only understand the plight of
    their fellow collegues who will soon be part
    of their college.

    ask arjun singh if he and his family promises to be operated in future
    by an obc/sc?

  309. Issues like these make me agree with Arundhati Roy, who makes the claim that India is a country that steals from the poor (land acquisitions etc.) and subsidizes the rich.

  310. Yep, I absolutely agree with you as the doctor(s) should be debrred fom the
    medicl practice as well as they need to be punished (jail) along with some
    heavy fine. Its not a matter of the level of crime whether a small
    crime/bribe but its just the kind of cheating is done being in the profession
    of servicing patients(life). Their (doctors) service – saving lives and
    curing diseases is a real service to god. If they are left on bail then again
    some other doctor wold do that (no doubt that there would be thousands of
    doctors who are practcing bribe now), there ahould be some rigorous
    punishement example to others.
    Our Orissa Govt. need to have some sort of “Lok Ayukt-in Bangalore” who
    could do a spot investigation randomly on any govt./privte aency and suspend
    the culprit and ten hand over the case to court along with publishing in media.
    First of all there are so many fields in which we need to come up and these
    bribing stuffs are definitely a staggering in Orissa’s devlopment in various sector.
    Law and legisaltion and of courst the Govt. need to be more active and
    strong enough to take care of these things.

  311. First of all , there is nobody above the Indian law (orissa law) and if te majistrate or welfare minister can arrange for the arrest by help of human rights commission and the sp who does not follow the rule but just blindly follow the ceniors order (might be officially writen order-what so ever it does not matter) then s/he also need to be punsished for her/his fault. Now where is the Human Rights Commission ??????? ar these people sleeping now ????? unnecessarily these guys(human rights,sport ministry,welfare ministry….) can make out an useless issue out of a genuine truth. well, these people also could not do more than that, its our ORISSA public’s mistake that we have selected/voted this kind of ministry to rule us or say to develop or state…bla….bla…. So we should not expect more from these bodies more than their capacity!!!!! The chief ministry also what else could do when he could not bring more industries or devlopment growth to ORISSA or say the growth of per capita income of ORISSA public,so its obvious that he keeps quiet when his ministry bodies fight with public on a truth objective. Its really very shame for all of us that our ministry instead of helping and awarding and encouraging Budhia Sing who could make this happen to international level without any help of our famous Govt.’s hlp and awarding a truth teacher who could train and bring and discover such an sports man from rag pickng , ither the Cheif Minister is silence or our other ministers create hurles for them. They can not bring any kind of such discovers and if anyody discovers such then they make him suffer. This is what we ORIYAS et if we do not choose a proper and capable leader for our state. I’m sorry to say these hard words but it really hurts us when we see our state compare to others in INDIA.

    If the “constitution of the Committee …..WELFARE” has done any mistake then they should be punished seviorly before any criminals.

  312. Mahsaya,
    A very insightful review.But in orissa Party democracy need strong institutional frame work to put effective break to this ‘supremo syndrome’.You are right in saying that they do not deserve any sympathy.
    But democracy is in danger in our state.

  313. Dear Sir,

    While your POV in the police high-handedness could be one possiblity , we must admit that the society is largely becoming anarchic and a police state simultaneously. We have recently seen the police brutality in Goregaon, the magnitude of which was comparably quite high I think. But, anyway my concern is two fold.

    1. In a democratic society, does freedom of expression or individual liberty mean a right to cause inconvenience ? is it like the more powerful we are to disrupt normal life the more barganing power we have?

    2. Police brutality is a departmental problem or an individual problem ? Do we need more force for mob control or effective strategy. (Btw, I strongly condemn terming the lathi-charge on medicos as Jaliwanabag 2006 and thus denigrating the freedom struggle as well as adding fuel to fire)

  314. “Goregaon” in the last postin should be read “Gurgaon”. Sorry for the error.

    TO BABS especialy

    The doctor who was flown in to treat late bigwig Pramod Mahajan was an OBC who got to medicine because of Reserved seat. So hope you spread the word to all of your friends who ask that casteist question.

  315. I only wish we all could recognise the need for an integrated society, where it’s internal diversity is reflected at all spheres of life. In that sense, your article provokes to think what progress we want to make.

  316. Climate change is happening for real, let’s not
    debate over that anymore. Now the question is are the
    POSCOS and Vedantas ecologically viable for Orissa?
    Or are we putting the lives of generations from now
    on in jeopardy?
    Is it true that 10% of greenhouse gases contributing
    to global warming will be emitted from Orissa alone
    within a decade?

  317. Both Bengalis and Oriyas have a lot in common in terms of culture and heritage and it is time to give up on such endless debates and work towards development of both the states.

  318. Hi,
    What happened to this case ? any progress done by our Orissa Govt.
    or court ? It would be very interesting if we could update on this.

    Yours blog is very informative about the happenings in Orissa. I liked it a lot.

    All the best. Great Job.

    Ashok

  319. Dear Sir
    It is certainly enlightening and illuminating to learn about the
    existence and significant role of Oriyas in the independence struggle
    that has not only be ignored and denied reckoning and recognition while
    chronicling and documenting Indian freedom struggle and thus deleted by
    the official process of history writing. In this context, your contribution
    has been phenomenal and an invaluable service to Orissa and its people who
    should not only read and know of their glorious history but it is imperative
    that they assert themselves by ensuring that their history is objectively
    represented in the mainstream official discourse of Indian history, i.e. to
    figure in the official history books of not only the Indian State but also
    that of its provinces.

  320. Sir,
    A very informative article.By publishing it on your page you have shown your kind magnaminity.
    thanks a Lot.

  321. Mahasay,
    Your article has exposed a silent scam which is getting repeated every year.
    we need to find proper check and balances,No doubt there are good technical colleges in Orissa imparting quality education.They need to be protected from this dangerious trend.
    But,This kind of corrupt partenership between two influencial groups of our society putting tremendous pressure on them to fall in line with the corrupt ways.The Govt.;both CENTRAL AND STATE has failed in stopping these kind of Practices in tech. colleges.
    Its time that ‘CIVIL Societies’take up the cause and fight this Evil Practice which degrades the tecnical education sector in our country.

  322. Subhas babu.

    Really a nice article. I liked it . You have raised many important questions , which should be looked into properly by the blog blockers. There should be an uniform policy for all the media , I feel.

    Thanks for your free, frank and fearless opinion.

    Sincerely,
    Prasanta Patnaik,
    patnaikprasanta@gmail.com

  323. I fully agree. One of the most useful articles to have come out from contemporary journalism! As someone doing research on blogs, I find the following lines especially telling:

    Agents of capitalism can use blog for their own nefarious purpose, no doubt. But thereby they can hoodwink the human community only for a small time, not for all times. Whatsoever be the volume of propaganda, capitalism cannot gain human heart. It has no philosophical strength. Therefore it cannot convince anybody in its support. So by publicizing its own version even through Blog, capitalism can never sustain itself. It thrives, never by media support, but by suppression of facts.

  324. Sir its a very good short and imnformative article.For my study purpose i prepared seminar paper on WEB JOURNALISM IN INDIA. But at that time i cant get these informations. Sir keep it up. Write articles about Journalism which in turn useful to the students of Mass Media.

  325. Dear Sir,
    your alert constant vigil should awaken the journalists to action now demanding the scrapping of this autocratic motive to muzzle the sprit of press freedom indirectly,before its too late!

  326. This is an excellent, and possibly the most authoritative text that does the much needed task of deconstruction of unfortunate history of Biju Patnaik. A staunch failure on part of the power-hungry to come up with even one person worth emulating from their ranks, ends up in their adamant attempt to make heroes out of their pathetic role models who get salvaged only to aid their own interests.

    Biju got elected in 1990 due to the new found infatuation for bjp propagandists like vajpayee and his team of hindi-hindu chauvinistic public speakers who stood for anti-Congress wave everywhere in the country. As a result, Orissa too ended up voting for the largest non-Congress party which was incidentally led by Biju. It was quite similar to the post-emergency period, considering that the communal and caste politics at the center in 1989 had brought as much unrest as had the anti-Indira reactionary efforts by CIA-backed politics in india during the 70’s.

    However Biju was such an opportunist that after testing power through the BJP-wave (a basically anti-Congress factor due to incumbency), he decided to continue his Orissa-separatist rhetoric, clearly devoid of contexts and relevance. His Rs. 2 per kg of rice proposals had already outshone NTR politics of similar nature in AP. And none of his big programs really seemed of any actual worth since he neither had any vision nor any will to actualize them. So much so that, even the grand narrator of big dreams, his former ally Vajpayee could see through Biju very well.

    In the 13-day parliament of first BJP led-govt, we were witness to the way Biju disgraced Orissa. Not only was he sitting in possibly one of the last benches of the House (usually unusual for a senior leader to be there), when he started repeating how he was distrustful of BJP because his “dreams” were not getting realized, Vajpayee, out of sheer frustration too (he was on his way out, and in face of defeat he had clearly understood who were even bigger opportunists than he), shouted Biju down. I can never forget that TV recording in which Biju stands up to say something, and while he was clearly mumbling something amidst total chaos prevailing in the parliament of pimps accusing each other, Vajpayee himself got up and waved his hand at biju and signaled him to sit down, and he said something to this extent (thanks to his dramatic style of speech delivery–pausing between words–no one can miss what he was saying): “Arre aap baith jao. Kursi ke liye ….. chappal….charan singh….” In effect, Vajpayee shouted Biju down by saying that this old man from orissa did not even have the moral right to speak anything in the parliament since his greed for power had made him such an opportunist that even a party like BJP would not like to listen to his mumblings amidst chaos, let alone give a patient hearing elsewhere. Vajpayee made no bones about declaring Biju Patnaik in the national Parliament as a greedy political opportunist who was ready to make any compromise to grab the seat of power and he had proved his mettle of corruption during Charan Singh period.

    Such was the manner in which Vajpayee treated Biju inside Parliament. This incident where the supreme leader of a political party was treated worse than anything humanely imaginable in political circles, upset the Janata Dal so much that they decided on principle never to make alliance with BJP ever. After all BJP had insulted the heart and soul of the regional party.

    A couple of years later, after Biju’s death, along with him died all the memories of disgrace and disrepute that the group of “Kissa Kursi Ka” people had brought about. Vajpayee himself flew down to Orissa, not to pay tribute to Biju so much as to look for opportunities in Orissa–now without the man who he could not trust when he was alive.

    He found an easy prey in Naveen, who but very willfully agreed to share business with people who had “dishonored” his father. He was smart enough to do the following:

    1. Without a political grassroots experience, he jumped to the offer of ruling Orissa, owing to the anti-Congress wave.

    2. But there was nothing left of the Biju legacy, and so he sought support from BJP speech makers (who made good for both the factions, what with Naveen’s inherent inability to speak to the public) who continuously flew down to speak to Orissa public–Sushma Swaraj, Pramod Mahajan, Advani etc.

    3. He created a great PR campaign promoting Biju legacy since he had to introduce a) something “Oriya” around the political scene, and b) some promises. Biju Patnailk through usages of his coarse and demeaning use of Oriya due to lack of his authority over the language, and also because like NTR or Laloo Yadav, he wanted to pretend how he could win people by using ‘their’ language fit the role. And in matters of promises, no one in India could possibly beat Biju patnaik on counts of false election assurances–autonomous Orissa, Steel Plants, economic self-reliance, rice and kerosene and you name it.

    4. Clearly Biju was never interested in promoting Oriya language in any manner and the way he grew up his entire own family was a projection of his anti-Orissa stance. Indeed his preference for Union ministries, proximity with national leaders and NRI industrialists for his own personal benefits were testaments. Thirdly he was a sensationalist conducting cheap publicity gimmicks which merely mocked at the poverty of the state–beating up administrative officers, doing photo campaigns of him sitting atop rickshaws (what was so humble or great about it, except how his press campaigns said), his claiming a Re1 salary (so how was he eating food? by looting the state exchequer of course), his promising Rs2 rice per kg or steel plant (none of his promises ever materialized, because he was insincere in his feelings and vote-hungry in design). Naveen did not need another image other than this man’s, for the perfect choice of his campaign. And it suited logically too, considering that he was incidentally the son. So naturally he did not care a wee bit about anything Orissa or for the Oriyas and did not attempt at fulfillment of any promises.

    And yet, Naveen gets reelected for obvious reasons. As the saying goes: “If the meek shall inherit the earth, than surely the idiots will rule the world!”

  327. Good article and based on facts. But looked to be biased and covering the negative side of legendary Biju Pattnaik.

    He was the tallest leader, a leader who donated his own
    assets to Orissa (I heard and believe), who saved Indonasian president as a Pilot.

    But I agree that the so called leaders who tried to butter Naveen pattnaik in Assembly and rajyasabha – should have avoided that.

    I disagree that any one has any right to deface Biju’s statue even it is at a public place. We have no right to
    deface even JB’s statue if it is installed some where – we must think there are some people in our state who might like JB or Biju. We live in a civilized world and must learn how to respect other’s sentiments.

  328. Dear Subhas babu,

    Thanks for the piece on the attempt to choak the voice
    of scribes by abolishing their representation in the
    Press Accreditation Committee.

    I feel the protest should continue till we achieve our
    objectives.

    Sincerely,
    Prasanta Patnaik.

  329. I am too much delighted after going through this article. Its our right and Alhamdolillah we have got it. I pray, as soon as possible, it start giving brians, to be the part of developing India.

  330. [12.9.2006, 8.45 p.m.]
    Sir,
    I have gone through this article. You have your emotions, splinters of which are also available to many, not excluding me. But we look at a future of India in a collective way and through collective wisdom, one get appalled that our systems of decision making have gone to the hands of holigans through the august House, that we say Parliament. History has many such examples and my fear is India’s future.
    Right no body can teach other as to what patriotism must mean. We will perhaps agree with me that such bullying-business must stop if we intend to have a decent democracy and leave a good country for our next generation.
    Namaskar and thanks.
    Rabi Kanungo

  331. HT ePaper’s edge over competition (The Hindu as a recent case in point):

    I have been a regular reader of ‘The Hindu’ and the ‘Hindustan Times’ for the last ten years. With both their ePapers now live with their digital versions, I find major differences in their interface quality and features:

    Here is why my family & I think the Hindustan Times epaper scores over The Hindu epaper ePaper/digital paper/online paper.

    HT epaper: http://epaper.hindustantimes.com/

    Hindu epaper: http://epaper.thehindu.com

    1. A big visual difference is the look and feel. The HT has a state-of-art interface which is user-friendly and has a cutting-edge feel to the digital edition of the newspapers – digitized by pressmart as it is.
    2. Navigation across HT is phenomenal; it’s so simple and convenient. This makes reading experience so much easy.
    3. Real-time news gets displayed in a presentable format, which can be personalized according to one’s preference.
    4. In today’s world of the News coming to you, HT has an automated RSS feed generation of the print content and I also receive the mailer (Morning Dispatch) of Newspaper every morning the minute the newspaper goes Live. The best part is I get the MD even before I wake up – not that am lazy ?
    5. Well here is another difference though not visual but equally important, HT’s news can be heard in audio format using text-to-speech technology.
    6. Then there is the option of interacting with HT News via Mobile.
    7. The fact that every news story can be blogged and also linked with social network sites (Del.icio.us), content rating service (Digg) is sure to increase its base and reach over the Web world.
    8. I believe Users any day would prefer HT’s archival technology and their solution providers XML/RSS based interface.
    9. By the way, I have also observed multimedia news clips and Ads which are interactive and this way one can contact the advertiser directly.
    10. Finally, it’s very easy to find the HT ePaper’s news on the web. It seems to be prioritized on Google, Yahoo & MSN.

    Other points:

    1) A separate specialized flash and XML based interface for eMagazine, eCatalogs and small-format publications.
    2) Automated generation of podcastable content from the print content
    3) Additional navigation options on right-mouse click menu giving instant access to navigation features
    4) Articles integrated with multimedia news clips.
    5) Ads integrated with multimedia and interactive ads.
    6) Search works on all types of news content, including articles, display ads, classifieds, tender notifications, pictures, etc., even from historic archives, unlike other offerings that work only on news stories. Search results are displayed seamlessly from current day’s ePaper and past archives.
    7) Picture and Ad Gallery displays slide shows of print pictures and ads. Pictures get picked up by image search engines giving additional inward traffic to the digital editions.
    8) Article text-view well formatted. Article text size can be increased or decreased to suit individual preferences.
    9) Detailed user-level personalization allows the users to select the pages that need to be displayed and change interface themes to suit individual tastes.

    The HT epaper has scored 9/10 and surely has an edge over The Hindu. Then there are lots of technology differences too one needs to look into before signing up – one of the biggest being the user experience, one is usually disappointed by the “404 page not found errors” on Hindu ePaper – that is being maintained by consistently.

    The Hindu needs to do something about its epaper features and technology soon – change its technology or its provider. The comparisons and making a choice between the ePapers is easy, even from me an ardent fan – my choice is clear and I shall continue and stay with HT ePaper.

    Anil Sekhar
    PS: The author has over 20 years of experience in writing books and articles.

  332. Ignorance is the only cause.
    In IAS exam. we can write in Oriya (in 14 regional languages) as medium of exam.
    About more than 90% of candites in other states have been writing in their state languge in IAS exam since 1990.And their qualifing rate is more than 85%.
    Unfortunately, in OAS exam. we have no scope to write in oriya as medium.
    Do you know ?
    Nilambar Biswal – BBSR.

  333. One of the most enlightening articles that I have read in the past few years! As a PhD scholar who has been researching on policy initiatives (public distribution of rice and employment programmes) by the government of Orissa, for the last five years I have been trying to put facts together collected from sources here and there. If one looks at the policy initiatives taken up by the Government of Orissa (during the Biju Patnaik regime) in the ninieties, as well as in the rest of the years in this decade, one can but wonder at the helplessness of the people in this resource-rich States. “Poor People” in a “Rich State”! The deifying picture of Mr. Biju Patnaik that has been doing the rounds of the socio-political scene in the State needs to be done away with. In such a scenario, this article comes as an apt explanation to the stream of things.

  334. The site is very informative.It is more so during Assembly Sessions.It gave a wide coverage to all important matters.The articles Published by Mr.S Pattanail in daily Sambad(oriya)should be kept in archives giving a reference peroid of publication.
    The article of Mrinal on Journalism in orissa is very informative.I congatulate him for the reaserch job.
    I shall be happy the E mail address of Mrinal Cheterjee,IIMC,Dhenkanal is sent to me,
    with regards,
    gopinath Barik
    bhubaneswar

  335. i am keen to know when did these activities start. it would be worthwhile to know if it is a reaction to similar activities by other religous groups who have the protection of minority status or the most misunderstood concept of Secularism practiced for the past five decade.one has had an opportunity to live in remote and underdeveloped areas of our country since 1971 Because of govt apathy have personally witnessed other groups at work.not much to write home about.in 33 years of service of which 60% were spent in such areas one rarely came across study groups penetrating the interiors to carry out an “on ground study”.one has experienced misinformation and disinformation being spread. one has attended a special service to pray for the cannonisation of Mother Teresa in a rather underdeveloped district of Assam. The service concluded with the mention of one being superior over all else .One confronted the learned and respected priest and asked what was the relevance of the conclusion .Obviously there was’nt a convincing answer to anyone with average intellect.What the militant Hindu groups are doing is not anything to be proud about. if the cause for their behaviour is not extreme provocation then their activities be termed criminal.If not then the study must bring out that it is a reaction to a provocative act. history proves that Hindus are reactive and rarely proactive. This psych cannot change in 50 years unlike the Jews Till 1945 walking tamely into a gas chamber and in 1947 bringing 6-7 nation on their knees when threatned

  336. I feel very stongly that Budhia is expoloited by his gaurdian. Budhia is undoutabley very talented however, the boy has a regime that is more difficult than that of a adult athlete. I belive his gaurdian would never put his own child in similar position and I am outraged that even with human rights this kind of behaivour is acceptable in India. I strongly agree with the comment of Pramila Mallik who state Budhia’s gaurdian is only interested in money. Who has taken advantage of his misfortune and is trying to make his fortune. I ask every parent in India would you put your child through what he puts Budia through? Childern should grow up in a safe enviroment with love and support to enable them to become good decent human being. I belive Pramila Mallik is involved as this story has become such a public issue and often in women’s issue the abuse goes unchallged and as it is often hidden.

    Sincerly
    Yasmin Khan

  337. Sir
    The information about Internet journalism given by you is really very important and useful, your effort Will guide us for the future prospect in web-journalism.
    Being a budding journalist I am personally thankful to you for such a knowledge worthy research done by you. It should be really prised.

  338. the article is revealing and eye opener to the so called religious people with conservative bent of mind and body (for they want to perpetuate the same traditions even in this age of DNA finger printing and IT revolutions — evolution to modern civilization seems to be a far cry for them in light years but for holding close to heart all that is modern, alluring, and cozy for leading an easy life). All that is at a price though, that they are oblivious of i.e. their children, the next , the next and the generations so on are spanned off into a great heap of no good thoroughly confused subdued melancholy of personalities ,in short, no better than upright walking sticks with a robotic physique & mind too , finally.
    This I don’t think is the cup of tea of any Navinjee or that of his clan even up to the republic level to bring an order to; excepting the EIGHTFOLD PATH be followed as given by the Great Buddha not only to the Tosalians (orrias) but to the humanity at large. BOY!!! WHAT A DAUNTING TASK I AM PROPOSING KNOWING SO very little OF HUMANITY – sorry; I am venturing into the realms ,”……..where angles dare…….fools rush-in…”. It’s time i leave the problem to the humanity to solve or perish as the case may have been ordained—“Buddham saranam gachhami”. It has been a great article.

  339. Mahasaya,
    A Sad story told.Thanks for your insightful opinion on this issue.
    Every Genious has been crusified and derided in his lifetime.This is the Go of this ignorant world.The gist of telling these Sad tales shows that our society needs to be more humane towards these ‘Ratnas’ and their Blissful achievments for all of us.It’s high time we change our attitude and improve.

  340. Whatever the laws in Orissa may say, if over-use of a boy like Buddhia in pursuit of world-records is not stopped, it will be nothing but abuse and it is every grown mans duty to try by all means to stop this abuse.

    If he truly likes what he’s doing, it’s up to grown ups around him to STOP him, just like they would do in case of a four-year old boy aspiring to be the youngest smoker of the world.

    Don’t forget, this is a child, it’s not a superhero or a half-godlike creature. It’s a human child. And, human child needs normal growth in every aspect of human activities including sports.

    Oskar, Sweden

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  342. Subhas babu:
    I am not sanguine about your argument about Kapileswar being Kapilavastu, yet, I like the force of your argument. I agree with you 100% that the rule of law must prevail and the guilty should be punished. It is sad that Orissa is undergoing the battles fought in 30s and 40s of the last century all over again.
    I also agree that perpetuation of privileges of the privileged is the main motivation behind these atrocities. Your reference to the import of Kanauj Brahmanas is a very powerful argument. My only problem is do we have to go back to history to justify what we are doing today in 21st century. In the process of smartly using people’s weakness for history are we not setting us up for total demolition of the basis of argument by some smart operator from right? For example why do a trip to Moon need to be validated by what is there in scriptures? You might end up in the seat of the “Pandit” of Varanasi, who said “E Chandra se Chandra nuhe”, in Hindi of course, when man landed in Moon. Because it meant landing of “Sahib” on Moon, was desecrating the Moon, a subject of veneration and daily rituals.
    But besides that point I really admire your columns for being progressive. i.e. fighting the battle on behelf of the under-privileged. Thank you and please keep it up.

  343. cannot say anything about the HC’s views – or for that matter what will/should be the stand of the Honb’le HC in such a matter of great concern to the common man even on the street . Befittingly though, I am sure our Judiciary will react on such matter of PUBLIC INTEREST. But from reading this article i am able to wake up to realize that the society is yet not dead as the scoundrels would have desired; for there are individuals and media howsoever lone, the fact of matter is that the heart of our nation still beats because of them—-my sincere appreciations to orissamatters.com for taking up such a matter of triviality , if we see it from a distance, but a matter of such great IMPORTANCE in this era of Globalisation where our corporations/companies must learn lessons of world class business etiquettes and in terms of plain “Gandhigiri” human approach-in brief “. CONGRATULATIONS.

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  345. Dear Subhas Babu,
    It is long since the above writeup was published . I thought that by now Buddhia issue would have been solved . But really felt sorry when I saw a article in HT today morning . I came to learn that state is planning arrest Buddhia & his couch of course on the ground of boys health . So I searched out for the above blog.

    I totally agree with your views. It is true that some people are trying to put hurdles on path of the boy.

    But I also apprehend that the he is being exploited by some people . I don’t know what the real intention of Mr. Biranchi Das is, but I think that he may be exploiting the boy .

    I’m not in situation to make any contribution toward Buddhia’s well-being but strongly do I believe that this situation can be tackled in a better way .

    I would like to appeal to all the high profile people to make sure that if the boy is really being exploited, he is sent to proper hands.

    I also come across many articles in media that hints at orissa’s inadequate concentration on sports. This boy’s talent being well established, I think that he should be handed over to such sports-persons of our country, whose guidance would be more unambiguously beneficial to determined boy. I recommend P.T.Usha.

  346. Delighted to know that Lord Jagannath mandir has also a Arts and cultural center. Wish to visit the temple after 35 years .

    May I request you to reserve a room for the 6th Feb, for me if possible.
    Special greetings from Sweden

    Warm regards
    PK Mahanandia, Artist
    and First Parliamentary candidate of Indian origin to the Swedish Parliament

  347. Mr. Pattnaik; why do u want to open our eyes ? Have u not heard, “ignorance is (almost) a blissful state of the mind”. Of course, along with that, it carries the heavy weight of being marked as idiotic. After going through this piece of ur revelation now, I rather feel being idiotic is more honorable than being decorated with any “PADMA …”. Rightly u have quotated the Constitution of INDIA. Keep up ur eye opening articles any way. good luck ….thanks.

  348. Dear Sri pattanayak,
    When you have observed that Padma awards give glimpses of favoritism, others have seen remarkable nearness of some of the persons awarded with Padma titles this year with Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh.

    “There are many on the list, who have interacted with Manmohan Singh during his days as an academic”.

    “Economic historian and Professor of Indian History and Civilization, Oxford, Tapan Raychaudhuri and Manmohan Singh’s paths met not just at Oxford but also at the Delhi School of Economics. Raychaudhuri has been honored with a Padma Bhushan.

    “Dr Raja Chelliah, who has been given a Padma Vibhushan is another old friend of Manmohan Singh. He was Singh’s single most important adviser on tax reform when he became finance minister in 1991.

    “TN Srinivasan, Samuel C Park Jr, Professor of Economics at the Economic Growth Centre, Yale University, who has got a Padma Bhushan, has also been Singh’s associate”. Says a report in rediffmail portal.

    I offer my thanks to you for having exposed such a fraud being played on our people.

    I agree with Dr. Mishra that it is better to be known as an idiot than being known as a Padma, taking into view the role of connection with power that be in bagging this unconstitutional award.

    Besides being lobby-centric, Padma awards are DHARADHARI-CENTRIC. Otherwise why a man like Barendrakrishna Dhall is left out? You have rightly pointed out that he is the man behind the readership movement that has now gripped Orissa. I have been visiting Bhubaneswar Book-fair from the thrird year of its beginning and has been watching how organisedly it is helping people of Orissa building up their personal reading rooms. Dhall babu is not getting the Padma simply because he is not engaging a lobby. This is a shame that the national titles like Padma are available to people who are able to manipulate. If any genuine person would be getting this award, he or she should refuse to accept it as it will be always suspected that he or she might have got it through lobby or favoritism. Sad. Sad. Sad.

    But as an Oriya, I am proud of you, Sir, as without bothering for howsoever others shall be injured, you have exposed the role of lobby and the impact of the clandestine connections.

  349. An excellent and objective analysis of the situation.I look forward to many such writings.
    Orissa is presently witnessing an era of raging corruption, relentless loot of natural resources, and sharp decline of the will to govern through law.
    UTKAL JANANI witnesses today a cruel exodus of thousands of her children to different parts of the country in search of livelihood.Many parts of the state have come under the de facto control of extremists.
    The ruling elite has demonstrated only a small part of its monetary affluence, an affluence which has been acquired by making HONESTY, PROBITY AND TRANSPARENCY as main propaganda tools to gain power.

    Prasanna

  350. Congratulations to Sri Laxmi Prasad Pattanayak! Hope he carries his talent ahead and makes us proud.

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  354. Respected Subhas Babu,
    Your view point on POSCO issue is deinitely should be considered by Orissa Govt. However you also need to mention how these Industries can happen. It is dificult to leave land (VITA MATTI)which was owned for years by the people. At the same time to allow development somebody need to sacrifice emotion. As this kind of big projects has multiple positive effects.

    1. Orissa Govt will get tax from produce of POSCO
    2. Employees of POSCO going to spend approximate 60 to 70% of their earning in Orissa, where Orissa will get the tax.
    3. There will be direct employment from land loser families and many oriya people will get jobs.
    4. The economy of the area will improve and lot many people will indirect employment.

    Orissa Govt should try to curb touts and communicate properly to people the benefits and compensation. Govermenet officials need to connect and sensitize people rather than using force.

  355. Dear Subhas babu:
    I am really moved by your insight and depth of knowledge, the issues you have raised. Though you have raised the issue of insider and outsider, I think the issues raised are universal. I don’t think it would have mattered if B.Panda & Co., or B.Pattnaik & co., signed the MOUs instead of TATA and POSCo.
    The issue of commons is really a very pertinent point you have raised, for the 1st time in print and has been missing in the debates on the issue. I don’t know whether you are aware but I have raised a few other points which you might research and convince your self. They are:
    1. Give away of the mining rights to the likes of POSCO and Tatas at a fixed price of $0.57cents when world market price is $84.40 and rising.
    2. Instead of Indian states collaborating with each other like the OPEC, they are competing against each other and making a give away of the family gold at a throw away price.
    3. There is no provision for EXTERNALS,i.e. the cost of restoration and handling of toxic wastes in the MOUs, which may be suicidal, going by what has been done by Tatas(reputed in India for it’s public service)in Gorumohisani.
    4. The granting of SEZ status to POSCO, will result in net loss to the state exchequer, when these companies are coming in their own interest.
    I have blogs on each of these and will forward to you if you or any one needs.
    Sandip

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  358. There is no doubt that people living in KBK region of Orissa have serious challenges in overcoming poverty, unemployment and disease. Lot of work remains to be done in protection of common property resources,land improvement and skill development. But to say that people are eating stones is simply an affront to human dignity.Firstly, it is obviously a false statement. Secondly, it is a statement made with a view to gain cheap political mileage. Thirdly, it is an irresponsible stance, as nothing can replace the hardwork of trying to work with the communities, let them understand the theoretical opportunities of NREGA and the practical ways of trying to get the maximum of it etc., just to cite one of the opportunities available for the people. For example, many job card holders do not know that they need to apply a second time, after getting the job card. It is also a challenging task to see the correspondence between the NREGA labour side and the creation of assets side. What kind of assets are being created? Are they really the right ones, as decided by the community? Another important question is the stance that contractors are not allowed. In reality, somebody is required to get all the material for a public work together, stand there and get the men and women organised for work, pull up those who are not working properly and generally taking care of quality and speed of work. You have a choice of calling that person by any name you like, ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ or ‘work executant’ or ‘field worker’ or ‘supervisor’ or whatever. Whatever name you may give him, the person exists. NREGA pretends that such person does not exist. What is important is to see that such persons are transparently selected in open meeting of the community or gram sabha, give him reasonable margin of profit and ensure that he is held responsible in case of any faulty work. Right now in NREGA works, nobody is held accountable for quality and this person gets decided through non-transparent means by way of a simple device that officially you do not recognise that he exists! This is the same mindset which pretends that sharecroppers and absentee landlords do not exist. Rather than recognise the fact that you have people who cultivate the lands recorded in favour of somebody else, give each of this category some basic rights apportionment, the State pretends that by law all the tenancy in Orissa has been abolished. This has pushed the tenancy under the carpet. This has affected the profitability of agriculture as an occupation. This has also resulted in lots of lands lying fallow and valuable agricultural land not getting adequate resources for development. Neither the absentee landlord invests because he is not present all the time. Nor would the tenant invest in land, because anyway the land does not belong to him. In NREGA also, this is the same manner in which the State does not recognise the existence of contractors and thereby the quality of work is hampered and the assets are not generated worth the money that is spent.

  359. I am in complete agreement with the writer. This is a classic example of how in the largest democracy of the earth, dictatorial attitude of the people in power abuse their official duties to favour their masters.

    Despte hundreds of attempts of the government to cover up the matter is not going to help them but on the contrary, it will raise more doubts on thier misdeeds and bravery shown by filing false FIR.

    If I am connected with those journalists who have covered the story and the social groups who have broke the story, I may be able to join them in their struggle for justice.

    Pravin Patel.

  360. I have conducted academic surveys in the Nuapada Block of Nuapada district and evidences does point towards administrative irregularities of all sorts within the PDS (dealings of ration cards et al) as well as in the implementation of wage employment programmes. So, irregularities of this extent in Sinapalli is not a surprise at all.

  361. dear aniruddha babu,
    thank you for your kind observation on me in the foregoing remark.
    i do not believe in lobby for personal benefit and for bagging any such award.
    as i find from your kind comments, you have been watching me since long through the book fair.
    i believe in work and i am happy that my endeavor to awaken reading habits amongst our people has contributed immensely to development of oriya language and literature.
    thanks again,
    barendra krushna dhal

  362. Hi All,
    The fight for NISER is examplary in it’s own.

    Here i want to raise another problem we are facing.Though orissa is full of it’s natural resource still it is poor because of Center’s irrational mining policy.

    For example though coal mines belong to orissa it has no right to allocate to industries for it’s own intrest.It has to depend upon the Center which plays a nasty and stepmotherly attitude towards people of Orissa.Inspite of Orissa governmen’s repeated requests center is not allocating coal block to it but at the same time coal mines are being allocated for the intrest of other states at the behest of Center

  363. There is now a lot of culture vultures and culture politics. ONly persons like Subas Patnaik can see through and make us aware about it.
    Pt. Nilamani Mishra’s Bhagavat is now in dispute in so far as this is said to be one Madhusudan Mishra’s. I raised this issue in Nilamani Mishra Memorial Lecture. Dr. Sakuntala Baliar Singh reacted dogmatically that we would go on saying that Pt. Nilamani Mishra is the editor.
    Then the so-called Odisi gurus are not in agreement as to which are specifically odisi ragas and they do not sit together to discuss matters, as a result of which there cannot be positive work for attributing classical status to it.
    There are many more instances of culture politics.

  364. Dear Pattnaik babu,

    Its was a pleasure to go through your website and the articles were informative and precise , making most of them a good read.

    Keep up the good work going.

    Best wishes,

    Akash

  365. Superb achievement. You have earned laurel for the state. Congratulations.

  366. Dear Subash Babu

    As a mother of two children in Singapore I feel very very sorry for Buddhia after watching his documentry.
    ” The boy who couldn’t stop running”. I strongly feel that Budhia is being expoloited by his gaurdian for fame and money. Budhia is a boy with talent but it is very sad to see that his talent are being expoloited by his guardian Biranchi Das and it is so cruel of his guardian to not even give the boy a drop of water when he is running.How cruel is that? For God sake Budhia is just a child. I am outraged and sad that even with human rights this kind of behaivour is acceptable in India. Budhia’s gaurdian is only interested in money,who has taken advantage of his misfortune and is trying to make their fortune out of a small child. No matter which part of the world a child is still a child and they should be protected of their rights. A child need to be cared for and loved for in every way that is possible. I ask every parent in every country who has heard or watched Budhia to sent an e-mail or whatsoever to the Asian Human Rights Committe or what ever Organizations existing for children to stop the Guardian from further expoloiting Budhia. I really feel this Innocent soul should be placed under someone who is “HUMAN”.

    Sincerely
    Daegma Joseph Manuel.

  367. though i did not much understand as to how they(usa) would be able to dump some of their waste nuclear product with the hedge of reprocessing at indian sites;i consider the other part (the thorium reserves visa-vis its indian version of power plants) to be more interesting/surprising and of so much concern that any indian with the size of a mouse brain above his/her shoulder cannot react and say hell with the nuke deal (why is the concerned scientific community so silent on the whole issue?) in the best interest of the country’s future. Could it be that they (the govt) have some information that is not in the public domain as yet ? hence the govt stand ……….(for the people, of the people, by the people)………………………………………………………………………………………

  368. Communist parties are supporting UPA govt such as a rope supports a hanging man

  369. According to historical research Jayadeva was born in Kenduli Sasan (formerly Kendubilva), in the Prachi valley, Khurda district in Orissa. Kenduli Sasan is a village near the holy city of Purusottama Dham (Puri).Many Bengali researchers has also accepted this fact.The majority opinion holds in favor of Orissa (formerly Kalinga) not Bengal.Not only Oriya texts but also The Assamese text, Sampradaya Kula Dipak as well as the Telugu text, Sanskruta Kabi Jivani, contain elaborate descriptions of the poet’s birth taking place near the Jagannath Dham in Orissa. Apart from historical research, Jayadev himself also has directly written where his birth place is.Jayadeva mentions his birthplace as “Kendubilva by the sea” (“Kendubilva Samudra Sambhava”) in his 7th Ashtapadi, and Birbhum, unlike Puri, does not about on the sea.Ashish Chakraborty, a noted Bengali researcher, said recently the language, culture, presentation of religious rituals, song and drama depicted in Gitagovinda have deep connection with ancient Orissa.Jayadev’s Geeta Govinda is called as the heart of the Oddisi dance and music.If some one will come to Orissa,he/she can find how the influence of Geeta-Govinda in culture of Orissa.It is deeply connected with Jagannath culture and day to day daily life of people of Orissa.It really painful for people of Orissa by saying Jaydev does not belong to Orissa.His origin is at Orissa.He was the pride son of Utkal Janani (Mother Orissa).Oriya people won’t excuse if some one tries to separate “Sri Jaydev” from Orissian culture.

  370. The factual details in the above columns on Biju are essentially true.

    I feel ashamed that Biju is being foisted on Oriyas as a “tall leader.” Factually, Biju was a nonpareil tall crook-cum-goonda, ever produced in Orissa. Those who are running the show now are indeed bigger crooks to deify a crook-cum-goonda like Biju.

    To be fair, Biju openly practised goondagiri to blackmail people. He was a good pilot to accomplish a mission assigned by Nehru to rescue Sukarnoo of Indonesia. That is the only bravado that endeared him to Nehru and made his goondagiri absolute in Orissa.

    A true leader would have taken advantage of closeness to India’s first prime minister to build a society to enhance prosperity and stability for masses. Instead, his crooked mind and baser lust unleashed terror among the officials in the government of Orissa. He thoroughly destroyed the government institutions for self-aggrandizement and entrenchment in power. Thereby he unleashed injustice and oppression on Oriyas.

    The Oriya society has been cursed by Biju. But JBP followed Biju’s suit to do more of the same. The current gang is disingenuous to deify such shameless individuals who have basically desecrated the CM position. This gang is spreading myth (this word comes from Mithya) that steel companies are investing in Orissa, whereas they are spending enough to mine and make metals to loot away many more times from Orissa. I hope more and more Oriyas become smarter to detect the continual cheating they face from their faceless and shameless chief ministers.

  371. According to historical research Jayadeva was born in Kenduli Sasan (formerly Kendubilva), in the Prachi valley, Khurda district in Orissa. Kenduli Sasan is a village near the holy city of Purusottama Dham (Puri).Many Bengali researchers has also accepted this fact.The majority opinion holds in favor of Orissa (formerly Kalinga) not Bengal.Not only Oriya texts but also The Assamese text, Sampradaya Kula Dipak as well as the Telugu text, Sanskruta Kabi Jivani, contain elaborate descriptions of the poet’s birth taking place near the Jagannath Dham in Orissa. Apart from historical research, Jayadev himself also has directly written where his birth place is.Jayadeva mentions his birthplace as “Kendubilva by the sea” (“Kendubilva Samudra Sambhava”) in his 7th Ashtapadi, and Birbhum, unlike Puri, does not about on the sea.Ashish Chakraborty, a noted Bengali researcher, said recently the language, culture, presentation of religious rituals, song and drama depicted in Gitagovinda have deep connection with ancient Orissa.Jayadev’s Geeta Govinda is called as the heart of the Oddisi dance and music.If some one will come to Orissa,he/she can find how the influence of Geeta-Govinda in culture of Orissa.It is deeply connected with Jagannath culture and day to day daily life of people of Orissa.It really painful for people of Orissa by saying Jaydev does not belong to Orissa.His origin is at Orissa.He was the pride son of Utkal Janani (Mother Orissa).Oriya people won’t excuse if some one tries to separate “Sri Jaydev” from Orissian culture.

  372. Hi from New York And thanks for the web site. It was just the thing I had been looking for. It has helped me no end. Thanks again

  373. To-day my son wanted to know about the date of creamation of the great martyr Baji Raut. But I am sorry and simultaneously happy that I have taken the help of net and could be in a position to provide not only the date but also so many unknown things which the children of his age should know. I am realy proud of him.
    This is a great moment for me and happy to know the naked truth about the great martyr.

  374. It is high time that we should recognize Dr. Asoka Misra as the “Father of this era.

    His contribution to the field of “CONTROLLED APPLICATION OF ELECTRICITY” is incomparable

  375. It is high time that we should recognize Dr. Asoka Misra as the “Father of this era.

    His contribution to the field of “CONTROLLED APPLICATION OF ELECTRICITY”
    is incomparable

  376. This is an achievement to all the aspects of human being from technology enhancement to bio-technology. The work is incomparable and will be an acheivement for the society.

  377. After reading the article, I was very impressed by the contribution of Dr. Asoka Misra. He is very rightly deserves to be the “FATHER OF THE ERA OF CONTROLLED APPLICATION OF ELECTRICITY”

  378. After reading the article,I was very impressed by the contribution of Dr. Asoka Misra.

  379. I do not have enough funding from my federal loans to complete this school year. I’ve been told I can take my Spring semester in the Fall but that will put me behind in my nursing program. I have bad credit, and I don’t want to burden a family member with the responsibility of being a co-signer. Are there any legit Bad Credit Private Student Loan? When I search it, the results are insane and I know there aren’t that many lenders that will help with bad credit. I dont’ need a huge amount, maybe $4000 tops.

  380. Yes, This is high time that the persons, who are contributing to the human livelihood need to be recognised properly.

    Its very sad that today, the people those who have the money and muscle power gets recognisation, where as the people like Dr. Mishra remain unidentified and unacknowledged.

    Regards to Dr. Mishra,

  381. Prof.G.P.Khuntia says:
    Realy I am very much excited to read the contribution of Dr.Asoka Misra to scientific world.Now it is high time to recognise Dr.Misra as “FATHER OF THE ERA OF CONTROLLED APPLICATION OF ELECTRICITY”.

  382. society degrades in many ways …………. this is just another variant of the lot; unless, some one comes up with concrete relationship that such outragious expressions do infact reduce violence in the society.thanks to globalisation in anticipation………

  383. society degrades in many ways …………. this is just another variant of the lot; unless, some one comes up with concrete relationship that such outragious expressions do infact reduce violence in the society.thanks to globalisation in anticipation………

  384. A beautiful example(BUT); especially because i have gone through this situation once in my life i.e. i thought, the person really loved/wanted to help me so i held his hand firm but with time it proved wrong in my asseessment(without his knowledge) so i let him go and i was saved from great danger that was to arrive latter(i was lucky i found). therefore, a bit change in the moral of the story needed, i think. not putting all eggs in one basket dictum has its own beauty too……………. faith is another matter that needs much deeper enlightenment to comprehend. story is okay as far as a LITTLE girl is concerned; no two way about that.

  385. It’s heartening to learn from Odissa Matter about son of our soil Dr Ashoka Mishra and his achievement abroad in the field of Controlled Electricity Applications.

    We are certainly proud of him and convey our best wishes to him and his family through Sree Subhash Pattnayak, who has brought him to the lime light.

    He deserves a befitting felicitation from all of us.

  386. Thank you very much for the critical comments on the Prabashi Prativa Samman award. It seems like an award by a few people for self aggrandizement. It will be interesting to see who this year is going to be the puppet of his own ego.

  387. Thank you so much for your courage and dedication in publishing such an important topic. I am in total favor of NROFC, if the selection procedure of the Prabhi Prativa Sammana award is ethical and transparent. It seems, the NROFC thinks for a few NROs associated with OSA. Oriyas have emerged to be a very strong professional community in Canada, U.K., Australia and Singapore. Hence it is a gross mistake for NROFC to work within the umbrella of OSA. NROFC should consider communicating all Oriya communities around the world, and should not give unusual importance to OSA. The awards are being wasted, and becoming a big joke.

  388. I am impressed with this article of yours.Just concerned that you have every logo of sharing websites except Stumble upon. Please add that?

  389. Stumble upon works with those firefox browsers which have stumbleupon installed as an addon. And if someone wants to add an article they can simply click on their browser addon and in a second the article will be added.

  390. I agree with almost all the points that you have mentioned above.

    I hope intellectuals find a way out to bring up people from below the poverty line in places like Koraput. Am thinking.

  391. Dear Subhas babu:
    Unlike some of our friends I am really getting disheartened.
    Since last August we have:

    1. Female foeticide case of Nayagarh
    2. Fake drug scam of Kantabanji
    3. NREGA scandal everywhere
    4. And now this kind of stealing going scot free. In 2003 I heard from Chuni Apa (Annapurna Maharana) that MP Trilochan Kanungo had allotted his MPLAD fund of nearly a lakh for electrical connection to a private dispensary / cum primary health center they had built up. But the local JE refused to approve the estimate unless he was paid 10% and since Chuni Apa wont pay the bribe the work could not be done. Consider how powerful the petty bureaucracy is? All the prestige of Chuni Apa, MP Trilochan Kanungo and the pressure of local people were not enough for this small officer. How can it happen without support right from the top?
    5. Lastly, the question comes to my mind and it should come to yours – can we trust such a bureaucracy to export and re-import 180 million Tons of Iron Ore, worth $18 billion at current market price?

    Best wishes,
    Sandip

  392. Response to Orissa’s PerCapita Income Declined due to Industrial Overdrive:

    I attended the release function of the book by CSE at Bhubaneswar by Hon’ble Governor of Orissa ,Mr Bhandare and attended the panel discussions also.
    Mr Bhandare had rightly pointed out that awareness of the community and taking responsibilities by the community is important rather than depending for everything to be spoonfed by the Govt.

    If you permit me to say, the panel discussion was to some extent a confusion wheather the CSE report is QUESTIONS or ANSWERS and concluded by Ms Sunita Narain that the Questions contain Answers within themselves. I was remembering some of the faces of the 36000 villagers in Orissa, Tripura,Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra with whom I worked during the last 36 years at the IDCOL house, Bhubaneswar and trying to ask myself ” DO THIS FUNCTION AND THE PANEL SOLVE AT LEAST A FEW OF THE PROBLEMS OF THE POOREST OF THE POOR IN THE HILLS OF ORISSA AND TRIPURA” I was not satisfied withg the arguments and the mud throwings.
    Instead of trying to twist statistics to collect more funds agencies should influence people in pcorridors of power to bend the law for the benefit of the common man.

    WHY NOT MAKE A STUDY THAT HOW MUCH IS THE PER CAPITA INCREASE IN INCOME OF SENIOR BEUROCRATS AND POLITICIANS DUE TO FAULTY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCHEMES?

    With all apologies to CSE, I request to beg that let most STUDIES COME TO AN END and let there be EMPATHETIC IMPLEMENTATION on TRUTHFUL GROUNDS.
    December 24, 1730 hrs.
    I dont know how to conclude.

    There was talk in the meeting that L.N.Mittal, the Steel Moghul told that he will run the Keonjhar Steel Plant by water from dews and not from underground. I ask how it was digested at the spot. Why talk later.

    ANY WAY LET US USE THE AVAILABLE RESOURCES WITH TRUST, TECHNOLOGY AND TRUTH.

  393. your article,sir, has now helped me understand dr ambedkar little more clear(little, of course,i know about him). the rest of the article contents are no-less than a pile of dynamite i suppose. i do not want to comment any further while admitting that i am for a wholesome living condition for all citizen of all countries of the world. sorry,though, it might seem to be a wishful thinking only. i am no Gandhi, let the future generation take care of the situation or perish as they may find it convenient. no one is saint in this game. thank you.

  394. The report analysed the ramification of industrialisation accurately.As per the development status in Orissa, it is on the pave to resist itself from the penury label.But at the same time it is facing the problem of resettlement and rehablitation.
    The government and social organisation should work not only for votes and fund, but for the people.

  395. In my view, both the Hindu as well as Christian preachers need to be kept out of any sphere of influence that may affect indigenous people.

    In Orissa, Christian missionaries should be banned and eventually evicted from the land. Likewise, the political party representing so-called Hindu interests such as BJP should be declared illegal. Political participation of citizens should be conducted through political consciousness-raising, not through religious or any other shady motives. As a matter of fact, no tribal is by birth Hindu either. Realistically speaking, belonging to either religion merely has caused complicated discriminations towards the dignity of indigenous peoples, and religion is not a tag they need to fancy.

    As regards the tribal population, most are indigenous peoples. They had nothing to do with Hinduism or Christianity at any stretch of imagination. The chief crisis of indigenous peoples in the world centers around land issues. The rest are pure trivia. Religion is the most dangerous trivia.

    Its quite unfortunate, although very carefully designed ploy at the same time, on the part of corporate media and communal politicians to deviate the focus from the land issues affecting tribal population (from nationalistic industrialization to corporate privatization) that can cause revolutionary movements (like among the Zapatas in Mexico), to utterly ridiculous non-issues such as religious commitments, which are still acting as the proverbial opium.

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  431. Thank you for sharing this article with me. I have been myself blessed to have known a professor like Prof P.K. Rath.
    Prof Rath as his students and colleagues always remember, is the most brilliant scholar in the Center of Advanced Study of Psychology in Vani Vihar.
    Living in Bay Area, California, far away from my beloved Utkal University campus, it is refreshing to read through an article that gives much deserved dues to my most beloved professor.

    -Shivam Pat

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  434. The Posco Game and why counter it

    It all began officially on June 22 nearly three years ago when a foreign steel making giant signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Orissa government to setup a steel plant in the state.
    The company was Pohang Steel Company, known more commonly by its acronym Posco, which is a steel company based in South Korea and ranks among the first five largest steel makers in the world. The eventual investment was calculated to be of the tune of $12 billion (Rs 52,000 crore), it being the single largest foreign direct investment in India so far. The company that has generated so many hue and cries in India, more so in the state of Orissa, for all the wrong reasons was formed on April 1, 1968 by Tae Joon Park, a young and dynamic entrepreneur. It scaled unimagined heights without any initial support and investment only because of its entrepreneurial capacities. The company that was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1994 and on the London Stock Exchange in 1995, it got privatised in 2000.
    As far as the project in question is concerned, it is proposed to be placed at Paradip in Orissa, planned to be completed in two phases. As per the initial plans, the first module of 3 million tonne capacity was expected to be completed by June 2010 adding 3 million tonne capacity after every two years, so as to reach its full capacity of 12 million tonne by 2016. The proposed plan is an integrated steel plant accompanied by attached mining leases.
    Both Posco and the Orissa government claim that the project would fetch revenue for the government to the tune of Rs 700 crore to Rs 800 crore (Rs 7-8 billion) annually. and would additionally provide direct employment to 13,000 people and ensure indirect employment for another 35,000. They say they chose this place because it assures long-term reserves of high quality iron ore, surplus and cheap electricity and easy access to major steel consuming markets and raw material sources.
    But not everyone is taking the government’s word at its face value nor are they willing to accept everything being claimed either about the project or the company. Those opposing the project include not only the political parties like the Left Front, the Orissa Gana Parishad, Samajwadi Party and so on but also numerous non-governmental organizations, Civil societies, public spirited persons, scholars and academicians. Many reasons have been put forth by these opposing groups but the State government behaves as if it is totally oblivious to these charges as being motivated or frivolous or distorted ones. Even on the day of the signing of the memorandum of understanding over 200 protestors were needed to be taken into custody by the police outside the state secretariat as they raised slogans against the signing. They belonged to some opposition outfits and Civil societies.
    The State Government has offered POSCO a disproportionate quantum of iron ore and land relative to what it has recognised as the requirement of so many other projects like that of the Tatas. It has also permitted the company flexibility in the choice as between domestic and imported ore. It is even willing to allot iron ore and coal blocks out of what is currently available with its own undertaking. But most important of all, it has promised to `interface’ with the Centre to secure additional quantities of iron ore for use by its plants in South Korea. On the relevant clause on iron ore entitlement, the MoU concedes that the company would require 600 million tonnes (mt) of iron ore for its 12 mt of annual steel making capacity. It is such facts that show the real intent of the project and put the State government’s credential under serious doubts. While Naveen Patnaik loves to be called a Mr. Clean, just like his original Indian role-model, Rajiv Gandhi, but the deal with Posco with such disfavourable terms for the government and so many accrued direct and indirect benefits for the Posco company are such that do not go down the throat so easily. It smacks of corruption. And the strong arm measures being used by the government through its administrative and police machinery only add up to this doubt. The hurry with which things are being implemented and the way the Chief Minister is visibly acting anti-people is generally the case with people who have been properly and substantially obliged.
    Dhinkia is among a set of six small coastal villages, about 12 km from Paradeep Port in Orissa’s Ersama block. Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) , the Rashtriya Yuva Sangthan and the Nab Nirman Samiti are the main associations proclaiming its deep dissatisfaction with the project with Abhay Sahoo of PPSS leading the campaign. Dhinkia, a cluster of 600 families, is the heart of the resistance. Those resisting the foreign invasion have put forth a romanticised view of the local economy. “Paan, dhan, machchi (betel, paddy, fish) is the essence of their life,”
    On 10th October 2007 a team of academicians, journalists, human rights activists and leaders of peoples’ movement representatives, joined hands to express their categorical opposition to the proposed Posco Steel project as anti-people, ecologically degrading and destructive of livelihood of farmers and fisher-folks and expressed its solidarity to the heroic struggle of the people of Gadkujang, Dinkia and Nuwagaon for protection of their land and livelihood. The team having deeply interacted with the members of the resistance movement including Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti and Nav Nirman Samiti came to the conclusion that the ill-effects of the so-called wonderful project were many and the disastrous consequences were such that far outweighed its beneficial effects, whatsoever. These included attack on People’s Livelihood, Land Acquisition & Land Alienation, repression to meet Democratic Dissent, environmental ill-effects and huge exploitative nature of the project. Land being the major source of livelihood, with betel vines and cashew cultivation being the main source of income in Dinkia, Nuwagaon, and Gadkujang, the villages were to be badly affected by the project.
    A major game being played insidiously by the government authorities is that nearly 3500 acres out of a total 4000 acres of the land to be acquired is shown in revenue records as governmental land. But in reality most of such land has been under continuous cultivation by peasants. Interestingly, the land was transferred to the forest department after a local struggle in the 1960s to salvage the area. Led by Loknath Chaudhury, a CPI member of Parliament, they got the department to undertake afforestation to protect the villages against the severe cyclones that lash the area and to provide fuel and raw material for the betel vines. For decades it was categorised as village commons. The crux of the dispute in the Orissa government’s efforts to acquire 4,004 acres for the Posco complex is that the government says only 438 acres are private land, the rest being its property. B