22 March 2018


Water drinking is a simple and commonsense habit for which you do not have to go to a doctor or search Google .It varies for different age group, sex, professionals, countries, associated diseases, environmental temperature and urine output. Babies on mother’s milk do not have to feed water separately.
Please keep your drinking water in glass bottles or in earthen pots. Keeping water in used Pepsi, coca cola plastic bottles in side fritz is bad for your health. Avoid mineral water kept in plastic bottles. There is no fixed rule like one must drink one liter or two liters or three liters per day. As long as your urine color is not deep yellow means you have adequate water in your body. Our system is not like a commode that you drink plenty and flush out the garbage through kidneys.
Avoid drinking water directly from the fritz or icebox. Once you feel thirsty drink about 200ml.Drinking plenty of water after a heavy meal is idiotic idea, stop that habit. Pepsi or Coca-Cola after meals delays your digestion and produce lots of gas in intestine.
There are different guidelines for sportsman, pregnant ladies, and school going children, physical workers, diabetics, kidney failure patients, prostate patients, heart patients and house wives regarding how much water to drink per day.Ask your doctor for further advice provided he has knowledge about it!Water is essential for life. So ditch those plastic bottles in the dustbin and make way for good storage bottles.Do not make it dangerous for your health.Drink clean water!The rise in cancer incidence could be due to plastic in our system.It's common to see cold drink bottles kept in hot sun in India which is a dangerous practice.

20 March 2018


State Editions
Why not go in for ‘Smart Villages’ concept?
Saturday, 17 March 2018 | SANJOY KUMAR SATPATHY | in Bhubaneswar
By 2050, the world’s population will reach almost 10 billion. This fact presents an unprecedented challenge that shifts the responsibility to cities as the United Nations estimates that 67 per cent of the world’s inhabitants will live in urban areas. The economic, demographic, social and environmental challenges are likely to be tackled with one and the same concept: Smart Cities. Governments from all over the globe are, in parallel mostly and in collaboration in some cases, playing the same card by trying to make everything “smart” under the same idiotic ideas of smart cities and projects with some great projects that aim to improve the lives of the inhabitants of cities.
We reviewed some of them here and concluded that this is a political idea and nothing to do with real improvement in living standard of the people residing there in cities. Bhubaneswar’s air is highly polluted, but it is considered to be amongst best twenty cities of the world!
Instead of the smart cities concept, our present Prime Minister should have stressed for a ‘Smart Villages’ concept in a country where the urban population’s ‘smart requirements’ would have shifted to villages where 70 per cent of the population lives. Our cities have become congested with unhygienic environment and stressful life. Peaceful village life has been converted to slums around cities. Different Governments went for wrong projects and slowly destroyed the Indian village life. Modern facilities remained confined around cities only; hence, the mass exodus of villagers to big cities started from the 1970s onward, even the education institutions, hospitals centered inside big cities on Government lands.
The Government should have stopped the industrial revolution of Nehru and started Jai Jawan Jai Kissan projects. The corporate houses should have been asked to shift their hospitals, big bazaars, and showrooms from big cities to vacant uncultivated lands. Creation of forests near each village and plantation projects near highways should be the best way to start the smart village projects. Multistory residential houses should be built near these smart villages where doctors, paramedical staffs and teachers could stay. The population should be evenly distributed all over India. Because of infrastructures and good roads, there would be no constrains for the Government to have this new scheme.
Time is running out due to deforestation and foreign industries in India resulting in global warming. Instead of reducing vehicles on roads, the Government is encouraging the automobile industry for financial gains at a cost. Even after seventy years of independence, villagers do not get good drinking water and modern medical facilities. Having different projects does not mean the country will progress. The banks, the airlines and railways run by the Government are full of corrupt officials, a fact which surfaces from time to time once a Government goes out of power.
I think our PM instead of this smart city dream must think seriously about the “Smart Villages” concept and encourage people to stay away from the overcrowded cities. Chandrababu Naidu had this “Smart Cities” concept decades back but he was voted out of power. We hope the present Government does not meet a similar fate in near future!
(The writer is a former Joint Director, SAIL)

18 March 2018


ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଓଡ଼ିଆ : (ରମ୍ୟ ରଚନା)
ଯଦି ଧର୍ମେନ୍ଦ୍ର ପ୍ରଧାନ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ନୁହନ୍ତି ତାହେଲେ ଜଣଙ୍କର ଜେଜେମା ପଂଜାବୀ ,ମା ବଙ୍ଗାଳି ତାହେଲେ ସେହି ବଂଶର ପୁଅ କେତେ ପ୍ରତିଶଦ ଓଡ଼ିଆ କି ପଂଜାବୀ କି ବଙ୍ଗାଳି କହିବା କେବଳ କିଛି ଖାଣ୍ଟି ଓଡିଆମାନେ ଜାଣିଛନ୍ତି Iଯଦି ଜଣେ ଅନ୍ୟ ରାଜ୍ୟରୁ ରାଜ୍ୟସଭାରୁ ନାମିତ ହୁଅନ୍ତି ତାହାହେଲେ ସେଇଟା ଓଡ଼ିଆଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ଗର୍ବରକଥା ନୁହଁକି I ଦଶବର୍ଷର ପ୍ରଧାନମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଦୁଇ ଦୁଇ ଥର ପଞ୍ଜାବରୁ ନଯାଇ ଆସାମରୁ ଯାଇଥିଲେ କିନ୍ତୁ ଓଡିୟା ମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଯଦି ଅନ୍ୟ ରାଜ୍ୟରୁ ନାମିତ ହୋଇଗଲେ ସେଥିରେ ପରିହାସ କରିବାର କଣ ଅଛି--ସମସ୍ତେତ ଭାରତୀୟ?ଭାଜପା ଜିତିବକି ହାରିବ ସେଇଟା ବଡ଼କଥା ନୁହଁ କିନ୍ତୁ ମିଛଟାରେ ଜଣଙ୍କୁ ବାଃ ବାଃ କରିବାଟା ଭିତରେ କେତେଟା ସତ୍ୟତା କେତେଟା ସ୍ୱାର୍ଥ ଓ ଭଣ୍ଡାମୀ ଲୁଚି ରହିଛନ୍ତି କହି ହବନାହିଁ!ଯଉଁ ମୁଖିଆ ଜାଣିଶୁଣି ଓଡିୟାନଙ୍କ ଠାରୁ ଦୁରେଇ ରହି ଆଣ୍ଡିଆନଙ୍କୁ ମାର୍ଗଦର୍ଶକ ଭାବରେ ଆତ୍ମସମର୍ପଣ କରନ୍ତି ସିଏକଣ ପ୍ରକୃତରେ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ନା ମିଶା ଛଦ୍ମବେଶୀ ଓଡ଼ିଆ? ଅବଶ୍ୟ ତାଙ୍କର ମାତୃଭାଷା ବଙ୍ଗାଳି କାରଣ ତାଙ୍କ ମା ଥିଲେ ବଙ୍ଗାଳି, ସେଥିରେ ତାଙ୍କର କିବା ଭୁଲ ! ତଥାପି ଜାଣିଶୁଣି ଶେଉଳ ମାଛଭଳି ପଙ୍କଭିତରେ ଲୁଚି ରହି ନିଜକୁ ରୋହିମାଛକହିବାଟାକଣ ଠିକ ନା ଭୁଲ, ମାଇଚିଆ ଜାତି କହିବେ !କଳାପତାକା, ଅଣ୍ଡା, ଗୋବର, ଚପଲ ଓ ଫୁଲମାଳ ଭିତରେ ତାଙ୍କୁ କିଛି ଫରକ ପଡେ ନାହିଁ ,କାରଣ ସିଏ ସାତ ସମୁନ୍ଦ୍ର ଭିତରେ ଥାନ୍ତି Iକୋଡ଼ିଏ କିଲୋମେଟର ହେଲିକପଟରରେ ଯାନ୍ତି,ୟୁପିଏ ସରକାର ହଉ କି ଏନ୍ଡିଏ ସେମାନେ ତାଙ୍କର ଶତ୍ରୁ, ଯିମିତିକି ଆନ୍ଧ୍ର,ତେଲେଙ୍ଗାନା ,ଛତିଶଗଡ,ଝାଡ଼ଖଣ୍ଡ ଓ ବେଙ୍ଗଲ I କିନ୍ତୁ ବିପଦ ଆପଦରେ ତାଙ୍କୁ ହାତପତାଯାଏ, ଓଡିସାର ଟମାଟୋ,ଅଣ୍ଡା,କୁକୁଡ଼ା ଦର ଆନ୍ଧ୍ରରୁ ନିୟନ୍ତ୍ରଣହୁଏ Iଖବର କାଗଜ ବାଲାଙ୍କୁ କିଣିନେଲେ ତ ହେଲା? ଯଦି ନାଁ ହେଲା ତାହାହେଲେ ନିଜର ବଦନାମ ହେଲେ କେନ୍ଦ୍ର ସରକାରଦାଇ ?
ସରକାର ଗଠନ କିମ୍ବା ଭାଙ୍ଗିବା କାମ ମେଡ଼ିଆବାଲାଙ୍କ ହାତରେ ,ଲୋକେ ଖାଲି ଭକୁଆ ହୋଇ କଳାପତାକା ଧରି ରାସ୍ତା କଡରେ ଖରାରେ ଠିଆ ହୋଉଛନ୍ତି, ରାଜ୍ୟ ପ୍ରକୂର୍ତ୍ତରେ କୁଆଡେ ଯାଉଛି ସମସ୍ତେ ଜାଣନ୍ତି କିନ୍ତୁ କିଛିକହିବା ମାନେ ବିପଦକୁ ଡାକି ଆଣିବା?
ଓଡିଶାର ବିପ୍ଳବକାନ୍ଥରେ କେବଳ ମୋଦିଜୀଙ୍କୁ, ହିନ୍ଦୁଙ୍କୁ ଗାଳିଦେବା, ଆଉ ପାଂଚ ହଜ଼ାରିଆ ଫୁଲମାଳା ମୁଖିଆଙ୍କ ସହଫଟୋ ଉଠାଇବା ଛଡା ଆଉକିଛି କାମ ନାହିଁକି ଓଡିୟାଙ୍କ ? ଅନ୍ୟଦେଶରେ ପ୍ରଧାନ ମନ୍ତ୍ରୀଙ୍କୁ ଗାଳିଦେବା ଓ ପରିହାସ କରିବା ମାନେ କାରାଗାର !ଚୁପ ରୁହ ନହେଲେ ତୃତୀୟ ମହଲର କଳାବିଲେଇ ଛାଡ଼ିଦେବେ ?

15 March 2018


Should all the Odiya celebrate and dance on the roads after Bhubaneswar became a top smart city amongst 20 cities of the World?
Smart Road Crossing:
                               There is hardly any provision for footpath and road crossing in Bhubaneswar. These following vehicles ply during day and night on the main roads, truck, big and medium size buses, school bus, petrol and diesel cars of different size, diesel driven three wheeler auto rickshaws, medium size trucks, petrol bikes and scooty,hand driven carts, municipality and sewerage vehicles, cows, bulls, buffalo and street dogs on roads. No data on air and sound pollution level at Bhubaneswar? No proper road markings. Most of the traffic lights do not function properly, over taking on right and left without signal is a normal driving etiquette. Traffic police and traffic lights signals do not synchronize. Smart drivers outsmart traffic police. Only 30% drivers use helmet. No driver drives within speed limits as mentioned on the roadsides. With all these should we celebrate or cry?
Sanjoy Kumar Satpathy
A Senior Citizen of India.

14 March 2018


ପୁଚକା ପୁଚକା ଗାଲ :

ଆଜିକାଲି ଠକରା ଠକରା ଗଞ୍ଜାଇ ଟଣା ଗାଲ କାହିଁ
                                                   ସବୁ ପୁଚକା ପୁଚକା ଗାଲ ସତେଜିମିତି ଗାଲୁଆ ହୋଇଛି ?
ଯାହାକୁ ଦେଖ ଥଥଲା ଥଥଲା ପେଟ
                                                          କମ କରିବାକୁ ମର୍ନିଙ୍ଗ ୱାକ ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟାରେ ବିୟର !
ଛାତିରେ ଲାଗିଛି ସ୍ଟେନଟ ଆଣ୍ଠୁରେ ଟିକେଆର
                                                ଏଇଟା କୁଆଡେ ସ୍ମାର୍ଟ ସିଟିର ଲକ୍ଷଣ କୁହନ୍ତି ମାଣିକ ମହିମା!
ସ୍ତ୍ରୀଲୋକ ଥଥଲା ପେଟ ଭିତର ଖାଲି
                                                          ଭ୍ରମ ଧାରଣା ହୁଏ ମାତା ଗାଭିନତ ନୁହଁଇ?
ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ଭକ୍ତି ଉଛୁଳିପଡୁଛି ଠାକୁରଙ୍କ ପାଖରେ
                                                         କିନ୍ତୁ କମୁନାହିଁ ଲାଞ୍ଚ ଦିଆ ନିଆ ସରକାରୀ କାମରେ ?
କଥାରେ ଅଛି ନେଇ ଆଣି ଥୋଇ ଜାଣିଲେ
                                                         କୁଆଡେ ଚୋରିଵିଦ୍ୟା ମହାନ ?     

08 March 2018



Sanjoy was feeling bored at home hence decided to visit his friend in a cancer institute of Bhubaneswar. He took one packet of Omfed Peda for his friend, who is very fond of sweets. There Sanjoy met one young man who had come with the photo images of his mother’s breast cancer, just to inquire how much it would cost him to treat his mother at that private hospital. Sanjoy’s friend an oncologist did not give any false hopes. They are four brothers, father is dead and he was the eldest in the family and works as a helper in a long distance bus.
The so called free treatment at Government cancer institute’s of Cuttack and other places of Odisha was a big hoax which Sanjoy could come to know from that young man who was looking very disturbed and anxious. The only treatment his mother received was high antibiotics for weeks without any effect. The prescribing doctor got his commission for those antibiotics. He had brought his mother few months back but no cancer treatment was started on her.
If any of you are interested to know the magnitude of cancer incidence in and around Bhubaneswar must spend few minutes in a month in any of these hospitals to watch the helplessness of patients and their relatives. It’s not that rosy as it’s projected by the news papers and ministers about cancer cure and help from government’s angle.
Here is a lady aged 42 years, widow with two grown up sons and another two still going to school. The eldest son who came with that photograph has been asked to bring his mother next day. A sympathetic surgeon has agreed to operate free of cost even though he is in a private hospital.
Sanjoy returned home in the hot sun and could hardly take his lunch. His wife asked “did you take something out side?’
“No. I saw the cancer stricken image of our society.”

Sanjoy Kumar Satpathy
Jt.Director SAIL.

06 March 2018


Vaastu Sastra:
Suppose you are going to eat your dinner but you feel nausea.What you do? You skip your dinner because you have a warning sign in form of nausea,similarly Vaastu Sastra gives you warning so that you can prevent or cure your problems.Vaastu Sastra is

a science like religion, if you believe its good for you if not do some thing else.
                                                                                      The basic principle of Vaastu is to create a balance in the environment to make the house a home where we can find mental solace and also have the opportunity to enhance health, wealth, good luck and prosperity. A beautiful entrance attracts wealth and prosperity. According to the Vaastu, North or East direction is ideal for the entrance door. Keep it well arranged, bright and well-lit. The door should be preferably of solid wood. Avoid keeping shoe-rack or footwear at the entrance door as it is believed to block positive energy from entering the home. Staircase at entrance means bad luck and ill health. Do not keep idols in your stair case. A house facing a drain in front means bad luck and ill health. Make sure to put the nameplate at the entrance.
1. Painting your gates or grills black will invite bad luck. Recently two of my neighbors painted their gate black as a result of which the family members are frequently falling sick.
2. Your computer or reading table should not face north wards.
3. A tamarind tree in front of your house will bring bad luck in your family progress.
4. Too many photographs of your family members in your drawing room will result in family conflicts.
5. Entrance of your house from backside will invite bad luck and monetary loss.
6. Window grills should be painted white or yellow for prosperity.
7. Wear new dress frequently for family prosperity.
8. Zick jack entrance to your house may not allow progress in the family. It may bring bad luck and ill health.
9. A water tap near the gate will drain out your money.
10. A house facing west will have negative energy and family conflicts.
11. Deep colored walls in a house will bring conflicts in the family.
For solutions consult an expert.