Monday, October 28, 2013

Light and Shade

During Load Shedding light to manage with ......


at University of Hyderabad, Gops Plaza . 28th Nov. 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Trendy open kitchen now competing with
(This shot is by my daughter- Of  Mum's village the last summer.)

Monday, October 21, 2013



Saturday, October 19, 2013

!!! MOOD MANDA !!!

!!! MOOD MANDA !!!

Manda Pithaa Aji Ama Ghare ....

!!! BHU : Visited on 5th Oct. '13!!!

!!! BHU : Visited on 5th Oct. '13!!!
I need to visit inside once , missed this time
— feeling sad.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Utkal Itihas


Find the root of Odisha very deep from pre-dravidian times ... amazing way Pundit Kruspashindhu Mishra has put it. Seems this is a basic work on Odisha History. I got it during my the last visit to Odisha in June '13.

If you (Odia knowing person) have not read it yet , I recommend this book strongly for a reading !

Wish there would be an English translation of this book for Odia-not knowing next-gen
— feeling amused.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ବାନ୍-ମୁନ୍ ରାଜା ଓ ମାଣ୍ଡେଲା ମୁନି କଥୋପକଥନ

ଗଣ-ଭାଗବତ ପ୍ରଥମ ସ୍କନ୍ଧ ପ୍ରଥମ ଅଧ୍ୟାୟ
ଊଷି ମୁନି ଉବାଚ
ଗଣ ହୋଇବେ ରାଜା ଯେବେ |
ନଥିବ ରାଜ ଧର୍ମ ସଂଗେ ||
ଧରି ସେ ଥିବେ ରାଜ ଦଣ୍ଡ |
କିନ୍ତୁ ବୁଝି ନଥିବେ ପାଷାଣ୍ଡ ||
ଜ୍ଞନ ତାଂକର ହେବ କାହୁଁ |
ନିଜେ ହଜିଲେ କେବେ ପାଉଁ ?
ବ୍ରିଟିଶ ବୋଇଲେ ହେଉ ନିଅ |
କାହିଁକି କଷ୍ଟ ତୁମ ପାଅ |
ଅବା କଥାକୁ କିଁଆ କରୁଛ କଟାଳ |
ଆମେତ ନେଲୁଣି ସବୁ ଏବେ ତୁମେ ନିଅ ||
ମାତ୍ର ଏମିତି ଆମେ ହାତ ଟେକି ଦେବୁ |
ହାତ ପାତି ନେବ, ରାଜ୍ ଭେଦରେ ଘାରିବୁ ||
ପାଇବା ନପଇବା ଦୁହେଁ ହେବ ସମ |
ତୁମେହିଁ ବନିବ ନିଜ ନିଜ ଯମ ||
ବାନ୍-ମୁନ୍ ପଚାରନ୍ତି ମାଣ୍ଡେଲା ମୁଖ ଚାହିଁ |
ଗଣ ଭାଗବତ କଥା କହିବା ଗୋସାଇଁ ||
ମାଣ୍ଡେଲା କୁହନ୍ତି ହେ ବାନ୍-ମୁନ୍ ରାଜା |
ପିଜା-ଯୁଗ କଥା ଶୁଣି ମନେ ହେବ ବ୍ୟଥା ||
ବ୍ୟଥା ଦୂର କଥା କୁହହେ ବଖାଣି |
ସତ୍ୟପାଇଁ ଆସିବେ କେବେ ଚକ୍ରପାଣୀ |

|| ଇତି ଶ୍ରୀ ଗଣ-ଭାଗବତ ପ୍ରଥମ ସ୍କନ୍ଧ ପ୍ରଥମ ଅଧ୍ୟାୟ
ବାନ୍-ମୁନ୍ ରାଜା ଓ ମାଣ୍ଡେଲା ମୁନି କଥୋପକଥନ ||

Monday, October 7, 2013

My Ganga Snan

Waist deep in Ganga. Awesome stretch of water in front of me. It's flowing. Flowing to future, carrying the past. The continuity of human kind is being told at its best. For so, the rivers are. And The Ganga is more to it. It's the Mother, descended from heaven to the hair-locks of Shiva, the God pervading the Truth and the Sublime creation; so true He's Satyam and Sundaram.

Again I looked at the flow. Strange feeling crept in. Is't spirituality ? Whatever it's, It's a feel untold but experienced. My Pranam to the Mother, the Nature and its grandeur, I conveyed reverently. A small piece of burnt log brushed to my chest. It's floating away doing its job; a being has got merged to Pancha-bhut , has taken rest to peace. But the Mother Ganga assures the continuity. The flow tingled my legs and I took a deep, next and next. Why it's to be three I don't know. Discovered the Three Deeps at my grand-father in my childhood. It makes so easy by inheritance.

Got up and reached the bank. Looked back to the Mother Ganga. What's there with her? Why does it hold me so strong? Tried to recollect the moments of deep. Did I hear a whisper from the Mother?

Did I hear of my Grand Mother whom I had never seen ?

(She died in Varanasi while on pilgrimage with my grand-father. He returned alone long before I was born.)


Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Charged Students at School of Computer and Information Science, University of Hyderabad  Garden with faculty ...

With Charged Students

Had nice time with my M.Tech Students after they were formally charged with their hard own M.Tech in convocation held today.