June 2021 - Blogs by Sangram Keshari Senapati

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.