Wednesday, April 20, 2016

ପଢୁଆ ଆଗ ପାଂଚ

This column published on 20th April 2016 in Nirvaya Odia Newspaper from Bhubaneshwar.
My column comes every week on Wednesday on this newspaper 8th page.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016

ଗାଉଁଲି କଥା (Rustic Words)

My column published in Nirvay on 6th April 16.
Please note this column appears every Wednesday on 8th page of the
Odia newspaper Nirvay.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Neo Dhams

I don't have hesitation to pray   at any place/ to people that carry an emergent
acceptance in society. While I was praying at Bethelham, the priest asked me to confirm
whether I was a Christian. On my answer he was not able to get convinced that
a Hindu can meditate at Nativity Church. Many of us from India we do that, I'm
not an exception, I'm sure.

We accept  Babas / Sidhhas around .. also drawn from different  religions.
We are tolerant leaving aside them who tell us otherwise as we know their
strength and weakness.

Coming back, it's true our tolerance and acceptance to thoughts of our Yogis and
Sidhhas are our strength. Many a times, such things happen in world and also in India.
Probably, such arrivals have some value and purpose to control the ever increasing
entropy what mankind makes in its journey.

While waiting in a queue on 3rd April '16 for near about 3 hours I was observing
all around me and was trying to understand Siridi Sai Baba phenomena. Bought
a book from trust book shop to know more about. Let's for a while leave aside  the
frenzy and zeal of  ardent zealous followers  making one after another Sai temples.
Some even say making it a mechanism for land grabbing. That's even there for
many other temples and beliefs.

Looking at the phenomena, still, readily I can say our intellectuals who make
comments/sarcasms and adorn themselves with wise-more-than-you labels
need to make a study on these Neo-dhams and their influences on society.
Probably, it may give insight into our socio-spiritual understanding and tolerance.

Solution in framework of India is much advisable than looking for it in alien theories.
Hrushikesha Mohanty
4th April 16