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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.

Monday, 15 June 2020

I would Miss this Smile on Your Face

Sangram Keshari Senapati June 15, 2020 0
I would Miss this Smile on Your Face
Sushant Singh Rajput's Smile

Yesterday I was sleeping and my father turned on the news, which was about you. "Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide at his Mumbai home." I couldn't believe it, I just heard it and quickly woke up and the bad dream was real.

I tried to convince myself that, he is "Anni" and how could he commit suicide? But this is not in the film, it's in real life and it's not happened with Anirudh, it happened with Sushant, another Dhoni of our country.

I came to know about you when you went to The Comedy Nights with Kapil to promote your 2nd movie Shuddh Desi Romance and from that day love your smile and the way of your talking.

That day, when you cried on the Road as MS Dhoni, almost all cried with you. But today, you left us with tears. How could you think nobody would care for your nobody would cry for you? Yes, there are people who become friends in good times only, but there is at least one friend in the world, who really cares for you.

From yesterday, I was trying to write this, but I couldn't. I know the pain of depression and the reality of these people who are talking about you and caring for you now. I don't know the cause of yours, but it's a really tough time for everybody.

After the Chhichhore Movie, I wanted to thank you personally, but that won't happen in this life. But sir I love you for making that movie and I would miss that smile on your face.

- A broken fan

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

And we are the Best creation of God!

Sangram Keshari Senapati June 03, 2020 0
And we are the Best creation of God!
elephant died in kerala 2020

As per the human belief, "We are the best creation of God." We have a better lifestyle, we have a fully functioning brain, we have the power to understand everything and lots of things which we only have in this world.

Is this really true? Are we really that creation about which we always take the credit? I don't think so.

If you are thinking you agree with the above lines, then yes, you are the best creation of God, not me.

A few days back, in Odisha one pregnant dog died just because of this human, a few months back, one 5 dogs died with a car accident and now another big incident.

According to the Times of India news, "A pregnant elephant died on May 27 after a local allegedly fed her a pineapple stuffed with crackers, in Malappuram, Kerala."


Can you think of such things in your mind? I'm eating chicken, that's why I may not have that power to talk against the hunting of birds, but in such case, I've everything to raise my voice. But who would listen now? Can our voice bring the life of that elephant and the baby inside her?

But if you could be more careful about such things, if we could care about these animals, birds, then we could also deserve that title, "The Best Creation of GOD."

Suzuki Burgman - The Best Scooter in India

Sangram Keshari Senapati June 03, 2020 0
Suzuki Burgman - The Best Scooter in India
Suzuki Burgman - The Best Scooty in India

From the past few days, I was looking for a scooter for local travels. I went to Suzuki, Honda, Hero, Yamaha, TVS to know the features, prices, looks, everything. And choose the Suzuki Burgman.

First of all, when I saw this 1 year ago, I love the look. It's a like a sports bike. From that day, I was planning for this one.

But when my father asked to buy one for this Corona pandemic, I went to almost all showrooms in Bhadrak. Though, I prefer this one, but better to check before you buy, so you couldn't blame yourself after that.

Why Suzuki Burgman is more preferable?

It's a 125 CC bike with tubeless tyres and a huge size with an attractive look. The fuel economy is also good, around 50 to 55 kilometers (as per some purchaser). For me, it's the best scooter in India.

I was thinking about the metallic black, but my father suggested to choose some other color, and then I called the delivery boy and he send me the photos of this one.

My parents as well as our astrologer preferred this one. This was the last piece in stock there, so I asked him to book this one and as per the suggestion of our astrologer, my father asked to pick from the showroom on 27th May 2020.

Best Self Start among Suzuki Scooter

But, the number registration system was closed by the RTO up to 1st June, so till 1st June, I could ride this one. By 1.30 pm on 1st June, I got the numbers, but due to heavy rain and wind flow, I could take it to fix the number plate.

best scooter in india 2020

So, yesterday, on 2nd June, finally I took this to the showroom to add some extra gadgets and then put a simply designed number plate.

In India, we actually do worship every new thing which we bought. So, today, in the morning I took it to the Bankabasuli Temple in Bhadrak and then finished the worship. And now, it's fully authorized to ride.

Why Indians Worship new vehicle

These are all the good things which I had written before, but there are some features which should be there. If we are investing 100K on a scooter, it should come with at least a sensor system like Yamaha Fascino.