Friday, September 23, 2016

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This column provides a narration on petty politics now runs in rural Odisha. The politics has gone so deep down that even village temple is getting divided on party line. Shocking, the deserters who still hang on horizon of village but settled in town, try to detect terms on village affairs possibly due to identity crisis they feel in urban life. The column basically provides a picture that I visualised in my the recent past visit to my village in Odisha. More or less, the story is the same all around India - an eventful transition India is facing now during its metamorphosis of rural India to urban India.
The column appeared on Nirvaya News paper on 21st Sept. '16. Every Wednesday MoKatha appears on Page-8 at - Read and Opine : A standing Welcome with thanks.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Digital Pidhi PandaNka Tharu MuhaN BuleieNeba

Published in 14th Sept. Nirvaya News paper ...

Rituals are the mode of expressing continuity of life. Atheist or theists both make their own rituals. And  later rituals are institutionalised to follow it. But, a judicious society does not stale itself being bound to some framed rules like rituals and religions. A self-assessment is needed for rational changes.
Such a change is in dire need for Odisha Sri Jagannatha temples. Thanks to media, now world knows vandalism Pandas in temples. Unless they change themselves, youth of digital age is going to discard them. Continuity of temple ritual is intertwined with a great belief of humanity, all will be at great los loss if they continue with what they are now.  

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


In the course of time rituals, celebrations change. Change is permanent. But some go in hurry to make a change without looking into self's possession .. probably the thing is being reinvented in the name of change. Some such changes are current call for celebration of different days .. father day, mother day, friendship day, valentine day etc. etc ... The column  takes up the mindset in such day celebrations ........ Posted on MoKatha Page 8 of 7th Sept. 16 Nirvaya News paper  ....