Being born and brought up in a village in Odisha, I have a fair amount of first hand knowledge on an agrarian as well as non-egalitarian society; its pervading poverty and deprivation. I came to Bhubaneswar, the new Capital, in 1971 for college education and those were the tumultuous days of Bangladesh liberation, JP movement, and Emergency. It was also the time when movies like Johny Mera Naam, Mera Naam Joker, Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Bobby, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Deewaar, and Sholay left a lasting impression. Armed with an integrated B.Sc.,B.Ed. degree with Botany Hons. and Agriculture for vocational education, I returned to my village in 1976 as a teacher in the same High school I had passed out from. (I took the picture below during my last visit in February 2014)
Dealing with the students with the lens of my freshly earned insights of educational psychology was interesting but the fun didn't last long. Fifteen months later, I joined Punjab National Bank at Sundargarh, primarily a tribal locality while business was dominated by the Gujarati, Marwari, and Sindhi community. After a stint in Sambalpur and Gop, I migrated to Delhi in 1988 and took VRS in 2000. Internet opened new opportunities in 2005 and I launched Savitri Era Party in 2007. I was a science student and served a commercial bank having an abiding interest in the arts and humanities. Preferences and ideologies, however, have taken many abrupt turns over the years.
24h24 hours ago As a child I had promised to myself: No cosmetics and no narcotics which continues to be in force. So, many assume me to be ten years older.
23h23 hours ago Grey hair is also a good teacher. It alerts to be socially responsible so that one is saved from the temptation of stupidly playing younger.
23h23 hours ago Community life suffers a lot due to disproportionate reliance on cosmetics especially by women who feel younger & avoid normal conversation.
Apr 7 Savitri Era: Warp and woof of attraction and repulsion harnessing space and time
Apr 7 Ghaziabad, India No one should occupy office for more than two terms and twelve years in aggregate. Don't vote for those who have already served two terms.
23h23 hours ago How Casteism and consequent discrimination can be eradicated as long as Indian Constitution recognises castes, is the most difficult puzzle.
23h23 hours ago Modi used to be portrayed as a superman who will usher in change in minutes. Now his supporters are blaming either RSS or IAS. AchheDin gone
Apr 5 Despite coming to power BJP has not been able to build an iota of intellectual legitimacy for any of its pet agenda on socio-political front
@saliltripathi Konark Temple was built by a King as per his whims. It need not be a reference point for choices in Democracy and Modernity.
Apr 7 Ghaziabad, India @picadoress This should be a general principle whether Kings built temples or destroyed them. India after 26-Jan-1950 should be the focus.
14h14 hours ago @picadoress A Democracy should be able to formulate ethics and take its own decisions without being bound by the actions of the past Kings.
"Each country or region can seek solutions better suited to its culture and sensitive to its traditions and local needs," Pope Francis wrote
23h23 hours ago Why maintain a separate IST and INR? Why can't India switch to GMT and adopt Euro? 24X7 life surely needs a common currency and single time.
@brumbyOz Each of us can have his own version of Evolution but it's worth consulting what Sri Aurobindo thought about it in The Life Divine.
The latest fight over Sanskrit is proving vividly why India was divided into small kingdoms in the olden days. Be it religion, culture, or language, allowing market forces to operate freely is the best course for the future. Govt. should adopt a hands-off approach in all these matters. Civil society must raise institutions to cater to niche interests. People must understand that Market is not about economy alone but covers all aspects of life. Even man's need for spirituality and necessary infrastructure can be taken care of by the Market. Thus, unshackling from the Govt. patronage system in all spheres of life should be the right attitude. [TNM55]
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Some Thoughts on l’affaire Malhotra-Pollock-Murty-Ganesh http://kiranbatni.com/2016/03/some-thoughts-on-laffaire-malhotra-pollock-murty-ganesh/ …
My critique of Dr.Ganesh's review of @RajivMessage 's "The Battle for Sanskrit", which I thought was very unfair. https://vicharamandala.wordpress.com/2016/03/26/a-critique-of-dr-ganeshs-review-of-rajiv-malhotras-battle-for-
Rajiv Malhotra's preliminary response to Shatavadhani Ganesh http://www.jagritbharat.com/index.php/component/content/article/285-bfs/rajiv-malhotra/1183-rajiv-malhotra-s-preliminary-response-to-shatavadhani-ganesh …
A response to Shatavadhani Ganesh ji's response to #TBfS @RajivMessage @IntegralUnity https://dharmaconsciousness.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/krishna-chivukula-responds-to-shatavadhani-ganeshs-article-on-rajiv-malhotra/ …
Clinical demolition of sex-baba supporter Rajiv Malhotra's quackery by the one and only Shatavadhani R Ganesh! - http://www.sandeepweb.com/the-bhagavad-gita-before-the-battle/ …
Ironic that Malhotra goes out of his way to prove R Ganesh's point about his 'exclusivism' with his boorish behavior towards any criticism
Honestly, S.Ganesh's review and manner of its spread smell like an attempted strategic take-down of Rajiv Malhotra.
Savitri Era: Sandeepweb had rebuffed me on Twitter apropos of Sri Aurobindo and I still nurse a grouse against him.. http://savitriera.blogspot.com/2016/03/combat-intellectual-dishonesty-in.html?spref=tw …
Such shallow references to Sri Aurobindo are published but no article quotes from my sites although I am writing for more than ten years now.
Sri Aurobindo remarked that India needs a real Kshatriya to guide it. Shivaji remains a great role model to follow!
Pliz honor the first and true nationalists of India, Sri Aurobindo & Tilak, who long before Gandhi fought British
46th All Orissa Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Conference to be held btwn 4th -7th April 2016 at Matrubhaban, Cuttack http://auroramirabilis.blogspot.in/2016/03/april-2016-conference-at-matrubhaban.html?m=1 …
14. Evergreen Essays
Light reading that does not challenge the reader - Where bad literature makes good reading - A professor and students in an English course at Juniata College discuss what makes a book ‘crap’ By Bill Schackn...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YLFbU3Q_oMApr 18, 2011 - Odia Folk Number Voice: Tusar N. Mohapatra Visuals: Chilika lake, Puri, Konark, Bhubaneswar. Khili Khili Nali (Odisha Smiles)