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Odisha: Memories Recollected

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When I thought to pen down something for the Kalinga Samaj e-magazine, I was puzzled while selecting a topic, because many years have passed, I would have written anything in odia. Then I  remembered about my school days and my odia lessons. I just could not just control myself to stop laughing for number of incidents relating to my subject odia in my school days- our odia teacher, the handwritings, the essay competitions, the odia idioms, story writing assignments, punishments, examinations days, daddy’s practise sessions and lots more. Childhood days are amazing in classroom, but a little tough for an English medium student in the odia class. With time, the love for the mother tongue grows, the tough subject seems a treasure to the heart and life. No one in this world, who are born and brought up in Odisha, would have forgotten the childhood day’s lullaby sang by their mother. Every night before we sleep, we hear “aa janha mamun sarada shashi; mo kahnu hatha re padhe tu khasi; mo kh…

The life goes on between "with(s) and without(s)"

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       A friend of mine once said "If there would have been no bad things in life, then we would not have enjoyed the good things in life, since we would not differentiate between good and bad", so true.   The sweetness of honey can be enjoyed if we have tasted the bitterness of neem, the days of success can be satisfactory if days of hard work is remembered, the importance of love can be felt if gone through days of hatredness, the happy days becomes more pleasure if you felt the painful days of sorrow.       Who in this world does not want a 'life with WITH(s)'. I mean a life with family, with friends, with love, with success, with good health, with wealth and with happiness. But can this happen always. Will our life be fun, if there is only one face of life? Just imagine earth with either day or either night. How it would be. There is beauty in each phase of things. If the day has its own brightness, then the night has also its own calmness, quietness and charm. E…