2023 - Blogs by Sangram Keshari Senapati

Friday 21 April 2023

High Heel

Sangram Keshari Senapati April 21, 2023 0
High Heel
Short English Story High Heel by Sangram Keshari Senapati

Banya is the only daughter of Mishra Babu. She has a smiling face and that cuteness attracts everybody since childhood. Everything was going well for her, except for one thing; after drinking lots of complan, her height was not growing. Since childhood, she had a weakness for height, so she was thinking to wear high heels to look tall. But wearing such high heels may cause health issues, and for that reason Mishra Babu never allowed her.

During her college time, she used to wear the heels of her roommate and those days were the best days of her life. After completing her master's, within a few days, her marriage was fixed with someone. The height of that guy is quite taller than her and it was like the dream come true, so she said yes to that marriage.

After marriage, when she was selecting marriage photographs for the photo frames, she realized something and felt sad. Height is her weakness, but standing next to a tall guy reflects her shorter. For that reason, she didn't choose the standing images of both.

A few days after their marriage, it was Valentine's Day. She didn't have any experience with this celebration, but in the morning her husband presented her with something and asked her for a dinner date.

Within these days, both husband and wife were figuring out the life of each other and he might have figured out her biggest weakness and presented her with a pair of high heels.

- Sangram Keshari Senapati

N.B.: Read this story in Odia: https://odiablogs.gapu.in/2023/02/odia-story-high-heel.html

Sunday 2 April 2023

"What is Shubhapallaba?" answers by ChatGPT-4

Sangram Keshari Senapati April 02, 2023 0
"What is Shubhapallaba?" answers by ChatGPT-4
"What is Shubhapallaba?" answers by ChatGPT-4

I asked the question to GPT-4 on Poe about Shubhapallaba and the two paragraphs are the answers without any extra feeding.

Shubhapallaba is an online Odia literature platform and e-magazine based in Odisha, India. It primarily focuses on promoting Odia language and literature by providing a platform for writers, poets, and artists to showcase their work. The platform publishes a variety of literary content such as poems, short stories, essays, and articles related to Odia culture, traditions, and history. The e-magazine is published periodically and features works from both established and emerging writers in the Odia language.

The goal of Shubhapallaba is to encourage the growth and appreciation of Odia literature, foster a sense of pride in the language, and inspire the younger generation to engage with their cultural roots. By providing an accessible online platform for creative expression, Shubhapallaba plays a vital role in preserving and promoting the rich literary tradition of Odisha.


Thursday 16 February 2023

Best e-Magazine Award for Shubhapallaba

Sangram Keshari Senapati February 16, 2023 0
Best e-Magazine Award for Shubhapallaba
Sangram Keshari Senapati receiving the Best e-Magazine award for Shubhapallaba

"Receiving an award can be a significant achievement and a source of recognition and validation for our work." Some people may not like this, but I don't deny receiving any.

On 20 December 2017, when I thought about starting this magazine I called and tried to contact lots of people for the articles, some people agreed, but lots of denied to send their articles because I had no experience in editing and it was a new magazine. Yes, the time changed now, and we are getting more than enough stories, poems, essays, etc for the magazine. I'm really sorry for not putting everything in the magazine and not selecting lots of articles for every edition.

For this selection reason, lots of writers and poets are not happy with the Shubhapallaba team, but when we are getting a call from a new reader who appreciates the design and the selection of articles, we feel extremely happy in our hearts.

Initially, in 2018 we published more than 85 articles in every edition, but later we choose from them to put the best. Yes, I love my stories and in my opinion, those are the best in the world, but others may not like it. I have to accept that. And I'm requesting every writer to have patience and respect the views of others.

Why did the magazine's name change to Shubhapallaba?

On the very 1st day, I got the name 'Nabapallaba' from the tweet of Nidhi Aja, but later we came to know about another magazine with the same name, so after discussing it with lots of friends, finally got this name Shubhapallaba suggested by the teacher of my father Pandit Bhagirathi Nanda Sharma.

Almost everybody liked this name and after the 2nd edition, we officially changed the name to Shubhapallaba. Initially, that name reached lots of people, but we have to accept the bitter truth.

Why I changed the design of Shubhapallaba?

While doing the same thing for more than 4 years, I was trying to improve the full structure and design was the 1st approach. Before this design in 2022, I started another e-magazine named Shubhodaya and that was the place for the experiments. During that time, I tried colorful backgrounds, images inside articles, etc., and readers liked that design. So, I copied that design on Shubhapallaba e-Magazine as well as on the Odia Portal also.

At the beginning of 2022, after publishing two of our books under Shubhapallaba Publication, I learned a little more about Adobe InDesign and designed the 2nd edition (yearly edition) of Shishupallba or Shubhapallaba Sishuraija. Later in October 2022, we permanently shifted to InDesign.

The editorial board of Shubhapallaba 44th Edition and the editorial page was written by Sangram Keahari Senapati.

Lots of people called me personally after going through the 43rd edition in October 2022 during Durga Puja. And everybody appreciated the new design and some of them also compared it with the big magazines. We are not in that position to be compared with those big magazines, but those words really inspire us to do more.

At the end of 2022, I was felicitated by the Jatiya Kabi Lekhaka Sangathana, Bhadrak as the best editor for Odia magazine. I was really happy that day to receive the award from Prasanna Kumar Patasani and Sangram Acharya.

On 12 February 2023, Pritipranati Literary Family awarded Shubhapallaba with the Best Odia e-Magazine award. I was really happy to receive this award from Debabrata Barik because there was a time when I was designing the editions of the Priti Pranati e-magazine and this felt like receiving appreciation from the family.

Saturday 14 January 2023

Leaving a Moment for life while sharing a Maggi Plate

Sangram Keshari Senapati January 14, 2023 0
Leaving a Moment for life while sharing a Maggi Plate
Leaving a Moment for life while sharing a Maggi Plate

It was a cold and misty morning when a young couple, Sahir and Khusi, decided to go on a hike to the top of the hills. They had heard about a beautiful viewpoint that offered a panoramic view of the valley below and they wanted to see it for themselves.

As they walked through the dense forest, they chatted and laughed, enjoying each other's company. The trail was steep and rocky, but they didn't mind. They were in good spirits, and the thought of reaching the viewpoint kept them going.

After a couple of hours of hiking, they finally reached the top. They were greeted with a breathtaking view of the valley below. The mist had lifted, and the sun was shining, casting a warm glow on the landscape. They sat down on a rock and took it all in, feeling a sense of awe and wonder.

As they sat there, admiring the view, Sahir remembered that he had brought a pack of Maggi noodles with him. He suggested to Khusi that they make some hot Maggi to enjoy while they took in the view. Khusi agreed, and they set to work.

They boiled water in a small pot, and then added the Maggi noodles and seasoning. The smell of the hot Maggi wafted through the air, making their mouths water. They sat on the rock, eating their hot Maggi and chatting, feeling content and happy.

As they finished their Maggi, they looked at each other, and knew that this moment was one they would never forget. They had shared a simple meal together, in a beautiful and peaceful place, and they were grateful for the experience.

They stayed on the top of the hill for a while longer, taking in the view and enjoying each other's company. Finally, they packed up and headed back down the trail, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. They knew that they would come back to this place again, and they would always remember the time they shared a hot plate of Maggi on the top of the hills.

(This story is written using AI)

Tuesday 10 January 2023

Pathan Trailer Review

Sangram Keshari Senapati January 10, 2023 0
Pathan Trailer Review
Pathan Starring SRK, Deepika and John Abrahm

I recently watched the trailer for the upcoming movie "Pathan," starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham. And I have to say, I am excited about its release.

The trailer sets the tone for an action-packed and thrilling film, with Shah Rukh Khan playing a secret agent. The visuals are stunning, and the action sequences are intense and well-choreographed. Shah Rukh Khan's portrayal of a suave and skilled agent is spot-on, and it's clear that he has put in a lot of effort to perfect his character.

The trailer also hints at an interesting storyline, with the character of Shah Rukh Khan on a mission to take down a dangerous organization. The pacing of the trailer is fast, and it keeps the audience engaged throughout. The background score is also noteworthy, adding to the overall intensity of the trailer.

The supporting cast also looks promising, with actors like Deepika Padukone and John Abraham making appearances in the trailer. Their inclusion adds to the excitement and anticipation for the film.

In conclusion, the trailer for "Pathan" has left a strong impression on me, and I am eagerly awaiting the release of the film. Shah Rukh Khan's performance and the action-packed storyline make for an exciting and engaging watch.