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Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Shubhodaya Raja Special edition - Odia e-Magazine

Sangram Keshari Senapati June 16, 2021 0
Shubhodaya Raja Special edition - Odia e-Magazine

From 2020 Durga Puja, we are publishing the monthly editions of Shubhodaya on every Sankranti. Here is the 9th edition and we shared some basic details of images that we placed in this Raja special edition.

Shubhodaya 9th edition Cover photo by Sambeet Das

The Cover photo of the 9th edition of #Shubhodaya has been designed by Sambeet Das, our main designer from Team Shubhapallaba. The concept is based on Raja Parba and the color combination and art define it all.

Raja Poda Pitha and Saja baja

Raja Parba, a unique festival celebrated in Odisha dedicated to womanhood. People may criticize our culture as Superstition or blind faith, but there is a scientific reason behind every belief. This festival is the perfect example. So, we placed this Image in Shubhodaya which described all preparation.

Food on wheel for Raja Parba

This time, the Govt. of Odisha also delivered Poda Pitha for Raja Parba. Here is one image by Manas Muduli sir placed in the 9th edition of Shubhodaya.

Mehendi Design for Raja Parba

Mehendi, is our traditional design to decorate hands, palms. Previously we're using different kinds of natural flowers and leaves, but not ready-made products are available. So, we used this photo from our writer friend Sushree in the 9th edition of Shubhodaya.

Alata Pindha Kuni Pada for Raja Parba

Alata, a red liquid color women and girls use to put on their feet to decorate. Now ready-made bottles are available. Here is the cute feet decorated by Alata taken from our writer friend Seenu Mohapatra placed in the 9th Edition of Shubhodaya.

Indian chess player Padmini Rout on Raja Parba by wearing Alata.

She doesn't need any introduction, she is our favorite Padmini Rout and you would definitely love this photo of her with red Alata for Raja Parba. She is looking absolutely beautiful in this photo.

Raja Poda Pitha by Biswa Ranjan Sahoo

Poda Pitha, (ପୋଡ଼ ପିଠା) is a delicious Odia sweet delicacy served as snacks. It is the Godfather of Pithas in Odisha and famous for Raja Parba. This photo has been placed in the 9th edition of Shubhodaya taken from our writer friend Biswa Ranjan Sahoo.

Delicious Poda Pitha for Raja Sankranti

Look, how yummy this plate is looking. We love this Poda Pitha image, so placed this one in the 9th Edition of Shubhodaya. By the way, this photo is taken from Lipika Mohapatra.

Raja Pana by Lipsa Mohapatra

Raja Parba is incomplete without Pana and here we got one beautiful click of Pana Phul holding by the beautiful hand of Lipsa Mohapatra, our Puri girl. So, placed this one in the 9th edition of Shubhodaya.

Raja Parba wishes from Chandrakanti Pradhan while she was doing her COVID19 Duty as a nurse

While combining all the images, I found this one on my WhatsApp status, and look what she is trying to convey. In this image, we can feel the pain of her and her love for our culture. Chandrakanti is our regular writer and we always love her.

Soumya Mohapatra at Kalinga TV premises while celebrating Raja Praba in 2021

Like Poda Pitha, Pana, Doli is the most important thing of this festival. I couldn't find a more beautiful photo like this. Here is Saumya mam on Raja Doli.

Beautiful woman art by Bijay Biswaal for Raja Parba

Raja Parba is celebrated for womanhood and how could we prepare a magazine on Raja without a photo of Bijay Biswaal sir! So, placed this beautiful woman at the end of the 9th edition of Shubhodaya.





Wednesday, 9 June 2021

I took the 1st dose of COVISHIELD

Sangram Keshari Senapati June 09, 2021 0
I took the 1st dose of COVISHIELD

On the 8th of June, I took the 1st dose of COVISHIELD, the Indian vaccine for COVID19 at Madina Maidan, Bhadrak. From 7th June, the vaccination started in Bhadrak and I got the slot for 8th June.

I took the 1st dose of COVISHIELD

On 6th June, around 5.30 PM I got a phone call from my sister about the vaccination at Bhadrak, so quickly I checked the CoWIN portal and found no slots are available for the 7th. So, on 7th June, I booked my slot for the next day.

My slot was booked at Madina Maidan which is around 4 kilometers from my home. The time was from 9 to 11 AM and I reached there around 10 AM. But the queue was really big and there are lots of people whose slot was booked for 11 AM to 1 PM.

Madina Maidan in Bharak, where I took the 1st dose of COVISHIELD

After a long wait finally, I took the vaccine and the rest period was for 30 minutes. The whole process is so easy. Everybody could book their slot easily.

Then, in the night the temperature increased and body pain started. I knew about this, so took one paracetamol and slept. But the temperature was high the whole night, so again in the morning, I took another tablet. Then the temperature reduced to normal and I felt good.

That's all about my 1st dose of vaccination. You also take the vaccine in time when it's available in your region.

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Are we considering Doctors as the 2nd GOD?

Sangram Keshari Senapati June 02, 2021 0
Are we considering Doctors as the 2nd GOD?
Are we considering Doctors as the 2nd GOD?

Are we considering Doctors as the 2nd GOD? If yes, then why we are getting such news? A few months back, we heard the news from Odisha that, a doctor refused entry into the labour room, Odisha man bites off the doctor’s ear. [ref]

Now, another news from Assam, A young doctor was brutally beaten by a mob and relatives of a Covid-19 patient after the patient died had at Odali Covid-19 care centre in the Hojai district of Assam. Just see this video, you can't control yourself.

Is he really responsible for this? Did he ask the patient not to take proper protection before going out? He was doing his duty to save the patient. During the studies, nobody is taught to kill someone. They are taught to save life at any cost, that's why some doctors are doing their job after beaten and harassed many times.

We are considering doctors as 2nd God and we are attacking our own God; why? Are they asked us to treat them as God? No. We are placing them in that position and we are responsible for this. Just look at these videos below.


After all these, Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam look into this matter and the police arrested 24 culprits who were involved in this barbaric attack.

The charge sheet will be filed, but trust me, nothing would change. The doctors would be treated like this again. It's our mindset which needs to change. Yes, some pharma companies and some doctors* are into some bad field, but all are not the same. And most of them are really good.

I know many of them personally. Some of my family members and friends are doctors and I know how they care for everything.

Yes, after death, I can understand the mental condition of the relatives. But have you ever thought about a doctor? How he felt after the demise of a patient? They are seeing more than one death every day, every hour. Do you know how they are affected by this? Some doctors are taking therapies for this kind of issues.

It's time to respect each other, to learn something from each other; Good things only. Yes, sometimes, we get angry at anyone, but we have to control ourselves.

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.