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Sunday, 21 March 2021

We started publishing Books at Shubhapallaba Publication

Sangram Keshari Senapati March 21, 2021 0
We started publishing Books at Shubhapallaba Publication
We started publishing Books at Shubhapallaba Publication

We started publishing Books at Shubhapallaba Publication in March 2021. Previously from 2019, we were publishing digital and Kindle books under Shubhapallaba Publication, now we are printing books.


About Shubhapallaba Publication:

The 1st book of Shubhapallaba publication was a Kindle book by me. This book was a photo-book named Durgapuja in Odisha, where I had placed the photographs from Odisha Durga Puja. Then we published some e-books like Atasi Kusuma, Raja- A Story Collection, Europe Tour which are available on Shubhapallaba Store.

Though we were planning to print books under Shubhapallaba Publication, but due to lack of knowledge, sources, and funds we were unable to do that. But in 2020, we got the offer from Pramod Kumar Panda sir to publish his book.

After proofreading and all discussion, we named this book Shankhanada. This 160 paged book has 8 stories by Mr. Panda. This book has released on the 11th of March in 2021 on the occasion of Mahashivaratri. This book is available on Shubhapallaba Store at ₹199 and on Amazon India at ₹248.

Odia Storybook Shankhanada written by Pramod Kumar Panda and published by Shubhapallaba Publication

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Tuesday, 9 February 2021

I shared the same bench with Pranitha Subhash

Sangram Keshari Senapati February 09, 2021 0
I shared the same bench with Pranitha Subhash
I shared the same bench with Pranitha Subhash

I, Sangram Keshari Senapati shared the same bench with the Bollywood actress Pranitha Subhash at Rajarani Temple, Bhubaneswar.

A few days back, I saw a photo tweeted by Pranitha Subhash featuring Bernie Sanders next to her on a bench. Later she also quoted that tweet and said, "Haters will say it’s photoshopped". I thought to do some experiment and I took that photo same photo of Pranitha from her Maldives tour.

I'm not good at photoshop, but I tried my best and prepared that photo. The location of my photo is at Rajarani Temple, Bhubaneswar which I visited in 2019 with my friend Jagannath Panigrahi where he clicked this one.

The photo of Pranitha totally fit with mine while I'm looking at the camera and she is looking at me. If we compare as per the looks or as per the success, this could be possible, but in reality, it's not possible.

But, I've discovered another form of this photo; After seeing the photo, Pranitha mam may give this look at me and consider me as a creep. Anyway, it's just a photoshopped photo by a fan who fallen for her at the first sight in the Telugu Film Attarintiki Daredi of Pawan Kalyan.

I've shared this photo on my Social media profiles like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp status, etc and surprisingly some of my friends thought it's a real one. Some laughed, some trolled, but I'm happy with that.

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Happy Rose Day my Rose

Sangram Keshari Senapati February 07, 2021 0
Happy Rose Day my Rose

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Went to Bhubaneswar to Receive Anira Roseighra Books for Shubhapallaba Store

Sangram Keshari Senapati December 17, 2020 0
Went to Bhubaneswar to Receive Anira Roseighra Books for Shubhapallaba Store

Went to Bhubaneswar to Receive Anira Roseighra Books for Shubhapallaba Store

Today, I went to Bhubaneswar to receive Anira Roseighra Books by Dr. Sulagna Mohanty for Shubhapallaba Store. And brought all the books from Story Lab.

I had collaborated with Dr. Sulagna Mohanty to sell her books on Shubhapallaba Store because we at Shubhapallaba store need more customers and she is the person who could help us through her books to reach to more customers.

Amazon and other shopping sites helping us to sell our products globally, but they are taking lots of charges, but we could save that for us and for the seller or producer of course. So, she agreed and also she is so kind.

On the Way to Bhubaneswar near Sathipur

Today, early in the morning I went to Bhubaneswar to receive the books and reached the Story Lab office near Maa Tarini Bastralaya in Laxmisagar, Bhubaneswar by 9.30 am and took all the books where these books were available for the Bhubaneswar people.

Story Lab Office near Laxmisagar, Bhubaneswar and Maa Tarini Bastralaya in Kalpana Square

Now, you could buy these books from Shubhapallba Store just by visiting our website or searching on Google about this book. Or easily by clicking the buy button below.

Buy from Shubhapallaba Store Now

And after the online store, we are planning for a physical location to sell these books offline in Bhadrak.

Friday, 27 November 2020

I got a mail from Ameen Sayani sir for Geetmala

Sangram Keshari Senapati November 27, 2020 0
I got a mail from Ameen Sayani sir for Geetmala

On the 20th November 2020, I got a mail from Ameen Sayani sir for Geetmala. A few days backs when I was listening to his episode on the Saregama YouTube channel recorded in 2009, I got his email and curiously mailed him and surprisingly got the reply too.

I got a mail from Ameen Sayani sir for Geetmala

Who is Ameen Sayani?

Ameen Sayani is a popular former radio announcer from India. He achieved fame and popularity all across South Asia when he presented his Binaca Geetmala program (1952-1988 & 1989-1994) of hits over the airwaves of Radio Ceylon. He is one of the most imitated announcers even today.

His style of addressing the crowd with "Behno aur Bhaiyo " (meaning "sisters and brothers") as against the traditional "Bhaiyo aur Bahno" is still treated as an announcement with a melodious touch.

This radio program was started when my father wasn't born and ended before my birth. I couldn't listen to the original show, but the recorded show and those memories are really great. I just love that concept of playing those old songs, with those old interviews, new updates about those actors, singers, lyricists, composers.

Why I'm listening to Geetmala?

For some reason, I love to listen to slow music. Though I'm very bad to recognize the voice and unable to remember the names easily, but I use to listen to songs repeatedly.

After quitting my job, I'm working from one place only and that is from my bedroom and listening to songs while working. In 2018, I found the Saregama Carvaan Weekend Classic radio show with Ruchi, and then this year, I found the Geetmala series and started listening.

A few days back, when I was writing an article about a Bangladeshi actress for Wikipedia Asia Month, I heard his voice and curiously searched his name and found something interesting about him which I've mentioned above. And after one or two days, I found his email id and send him an e-mail.

Why I mailed him?

Since 2015, I'm trying to write something and I've written a few stories, some funny poems also. I couldn't write stories up to that mark for which people could remember me, but some people said some inspiring words when I had started the College Diary Series and later also. I felt those claps, a few words are a really great thing for me, and for that reason, I just mailed him.

But I was shocked when I saw his reply. His words are really inspiring. I don't know if he has replied or not, but I think it's real because, in some of his shows, he talked about some emails which he used to get from the listeners. Anyway this a great thing for me actually.

Mail from Ameen Sayani sir for Geetmala


Thursday, 5 November 2020

My Experience Mahatma Gandhi 2020 edit-a-thon

Sangram Keshari Senapati November 05, 2020 0
 My Experience Mahatma Gandhi 2020 edit-a-thon

This year CIS-A2K has planned a mini edit-a-thon on 2nd and 3rd October in 2020 for the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Here is my experience with this edit-a-thon.

My Experience Mahatma Gandhi 2020 edit-a-thon

The main objective of Mahatma Gandhi 2020 edit-a-thon was to improve content related to Mahatma Gandhi on any Wikimedia project, so I've participated to created articles on Odia Wikipedia and also added Odia labels of some related items on Wikidata.

I got a message about this edit-a-thon from a friend Nitesh Gill, who is now working with the CIS-A2K team. So, I signed up on 25th September.

Within these 2 days, I've created 5 articles related to Mahatma Gandhi. I had translated the articles of the family members of Mahatma Gandhi from English Wikipedia.

Before this, I don't have much idea about his family, who are his son, who are there with him in South Africa or India during the Independence movement, etc. But through this, I gain a little bit of knowledge about all these things.

This mini edit-a-thon on a specific topic actually helped to read more and create more number of articles about that place, thing, or person. And if I'm getting 30 days, I use to think, I've lots of days, but at the end, I could create 3 to 4 articles, but this time, I had just 2 days and the beginning of the month means to cover all the news, messages, reviews about the recent edition of Shubhapallaba Magazine, but still I was able to create 5 articles which is greater than the number of articles I've created in last Wikipedia Asian Month in 2019.

On Odia Wikipedia, Priti Ranjan Tripathy Bhai, R Ashwini Banjana Murmu Bhai and I had created a total of 7 article including my 5 articles. You could find the list of article here on this link below.

https://or.wikipedia.org/s/1ioa

Saturday, 15 August 2020

The Experience of GLOW, The Project Tiger 2.0

Sangram Keshari Senapati August 15, 2020 0
The Experience of GLOW, The Project Tiger 2.0
The Experience of GLOW, The Project Tiger 2.0

Project Tiger, a collaboration of Wikipedia with Google to add and improve the Indic Wikipedia articles. After completing this edit-a-thon successfully in 2018, the CIS-A2K again started the 2nd round as GLOW which abbreviates as Growing Local Language Content on Wikipedia.

During the 1st time, I got the Chromebook, so this time I had applied for the Internet. Nitesh Gill and Suswetha Kolluru, the Project Tiger Co-ordinators from CIS-A2K had helped me a lot from the beginning.

Before starting this project, I had participated in Project Tiger Community Consultation at Chennai in March 2019, where we had planned for this edit-a-thon.

This edit-a-thon started from the 10th of October in 2019 and ended on 10th January 2020. This time, we got the chance to choose the articles for this edit-a-thons from which we had created just 155 articles.

Dr. Subas Chadran Rout had created 76 articles, Aliva Sahoo had created 48, Harihar Satpathy had created 24 articles, and I had created just 6. In those days I had an issue with the company where I was working, so couldn't create many articles, but overall we had improved from the previous edit-a-thon.

In 2018, I was in Bangalore and had participated in an offline edit-a-thon at CIS-A2K office, Bangalore, where I had created 4 or 5 articles in one day, but at this time, we couldn't conduct any offline edit-a-thon, which might help to create more articles.

The overall experience is good and for this edit-a-thon, some new and good* articles are created on Odia Wikipedia. I couldn't participate more in this edit-a-thon, but the internet support is still on, which is definitely helping me to create articles every day for the #100wikidays.

I must thank all the co-ordinators from Wikimedia Foundation, CIS-A2K, Local Jury members, all the participants, and the Google team for this project.

Friday, 14 August 2020

A Short film on the Paika Rebellion in Odisha

Sangram Keshari Senapati August 14, 2020 0
A Short film on the Paika Rebellion in Odisha
A Short film on the Paika Rebellion in Odisha

Once Odia producer Akshaya Parija had announced an Odia film Bakshi Jagabandhu featuring Anubhav Mohanty based on the Paika Rebellion in Odisha.

At that time, I had planned to create a page about this film on Odia Wikipedia. Later, someone else created, but still, the film is pending. Later I heard some gossips about this film.

Just 2 to 3 days back I came to know about a film trailer named "Paika Bidroha" on the Twitter timeline of Odia actor Samaresh Routray.

It's a short Odia film on the Paika Rebellion in Odisha featuring two famous villains of Odia film Industry Samaresh Rourtray and Manoj Mishra, both were students of National School of Drama.

The film is available on YouTube, you should watch it and have to know that part of the history of Odisha.

I love the way they presented the film to us. As a short film, they had picturized the whole thing within around 25 minutes, which is easy for this generation, because now all want a big novel as a short story.

I should thank the cast and the whole production team for making this film and releasing it on YouTube.

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Dil Bechara - End of that Beautiful Smile

Sangram Keshari Senapati July 25, 2020 0
Dil Bechara - End of that Beautiful Smile
Dil-Bichara-Review-by-Sangram-Keshari-Senapati

Dil Bechara, the last movie of Sushant Singh Rajput and the debut film of Sanjana Sanghi in a lead role. But it was really hard to watch him for the last time on a new story.

When he died, all demanded to release it on the big screen, but due to the COVID issue, they released on Disney+ Hotstar, which is available for all users.

Yesterday I couldn't watch the movie, so today watched it and trust me, this is the 1st movie where I didn't skip any songs while watching and watched from start to the end, each and everything.

The storyline of the film is on single line, "ek tha Raja, ek thi Rani... Dono margayi, khatam kahani..." But here one is suffering badly. And the end is really emotional, where nobody except the self-made best film critic of the country couldn't hold their tears.

And one thing is, now everybody loves the film because he is no more and if he would be here, lots of people would have been trolling him. But what he and others did in the movie is really appreciating.

I'm not in that position to judge the movie or songs, but the overall thing is amazing and I love each and every part. And there is a surprise for the audience when they visit Paris, must watch that.

Still, I couldn't believe he is no more. But it's the truth and we have to accept that. And I would say again, "I would miss that smile on his face."

Ichha- Odia Series on TarangPlus

Sangram Keshari Senapati July 25, 2020 0
Ichha- Odia Series on TarangPlus
Ichchha-odia-series-on-TarangPlus

When TarangPlus was launched, all were excited, and the previous two web series Chumbak and 72 Hours are good, though I love Chumbak more.

During this lockdown, people get frustrated just because of the amount they gave as the plan and just two web series, not many exciting movies, so finally, another new series, Ichha has been released on this platform. 

The series starred Gargi Mohanty in lead, an excellent dancer, an actress whom we still remember as Devi from the serial Devi and she had played some exciting character in different Television serials and also films. She is played the character of Nikita Choudhury or Nikki.

The two male leads are Dushmant and Rajesh. Dushmant was famous for the album songs and later for movies, this series may boost his career now. The young lead hero Rajesh is known for the various character from YouTube series to Television series on Tarang and Zee Sarthak. Some side roles are played by Priyanka and Snigdha Mohanty and some new actors.

The story is based on a true story which I think. On an episode of Satya Meva Jayate by Amir Khan, they had featured a girl who left her husband just because of her happiness, and this story is quite similar and the writer had stretched in a good way which is good.

I shouldn't narrate the plot now, but it's an exciting love story, where you would some interesting clips of Gargi Mohanty and obviously you have to forget that Devi character from your mind.

Since it's on an OTT platform more bold scene and censorable languages are there, which is common now and there are lots of meme material in episode 6. Though I'm not familiar with Cuttaki style, I may not relate more with those dialogues in episode 1. 

If we compare the characters and their role play with the other two series, then 72 Hours and this one is better, because all are experienced actors and they know how to play the character perfectly.

If we would talk about music and songs, I love the songs more and the lyrics is really nice. However Sashank Shekhar is a good singer, that's why he got the state film award, but still couldn't retrieve his article on Odia Wikipedia. 

And the overall concept and the roles are good, but the role of Nikki's Mother played by Priyanka Mam could be more interesting, which I feel, but the director knows more.

I would recommend you watch this if you support the extramarital affair and of course, you should watch if don't support it. And don't judge a book from its cover, just read it properly and under what the author is willing to say.