31 December 2008




30 December 2008





29 December 2008

Answer for the photograph

That photograph was taken with a Kodac camera easy share.
Water falling in a blue bucket.The bubbles and the reflections of the flash appear as if its a photograph of venus.

News Paper articles for whom?

Articles by special correspondents in news papers for whom?

Recently I came across an article on Mumbai blast which made me think why I did not do my PhD in English in journalism?
I could not make a head or a tail out of what the writer wanted to communicate or express. This is true for most of the special writers who have made a name in Indian press. They think if no body understand what they write so far so good, except few Delhi university and Oxford university professors of English, then they should put it in their thesis rather than giving us headache on their nonsense articles which give them a lively hood. Let them write in such a way that people understand what they wanted to express so that more people know more about it. It’s futile to write for a handful who does not read it and their opinion is put as a packing material in big bazaars.

28 December 2008


Can you guess what this could be?Answer tomorrow.See above for answer.

27 December 2008

Mixing up priorities


Every one of us has a programmed cellular and total physical expiry date. What we have achieved now was known to mankind some thousands of years back. Like a good gene, good food habits, exercise, nice six to seven hours of sleep, fruits and green vegetables and last but not the least moderation in every thing.
But of late medical and cellular science are playing in prolonging the life. Most of the people in the world do not enjoy even fifty years of life so what is the purpose of prolonging the life by another few more years for them?
Human beings are not endangered species in the world; more number of healthy people die due to infighting, accidents, and war injuries than most of the dreaded diseases.
Children are not taught about road safety in India, so how these vaccination programs will prevent road traffic deaths?
Pollution kills unknown number of people but we
Do not care. Deforestation is rampant but who cares? People think it’s government’s job but if people are not concerned then whom to blame?
Now the medical scientists say that human life can be extended by many more years by gene therapy, other genetic engineering and last but not the list through transplants.
As I have mentioned it’s only a handful who have access to these type of medical miracles so what’s the point of making the rich live longer and the poor dieing of starvation and other curable diseases?.
It’s like India’s moon research programme. Most of the Roads are in bad shape trains move at a snail speed(average) of 50 kilometers per hour,drinking water are costlier than milk, schools and colleges are like cow sheds, medical colleges are in dilapidated state but we are mixing up our priorities and confusing people with moon journey and Nano cars.
The Mao activities and other activities are the outcome of these annoying disparity in the society.
We have to fix up our priorities then only we can think of a better India by 2025.Donot be confused by the research out come of the vested interest party who claim India will rule the world by 2025!!


A special issue was brought out by "GAPPA BAHI" on Basanta Satpathy on May 1994, only two months after his death.This interview was taken/written by Mr.Kailash Pattnaik of Santiniketan,ODIYA DEPARTMENT(click for enlarge view)

26 December 2008

Happy new year from a REAL friend

This country dog which is a carbon copy of Rotweiler, wishes you a happy 2009.He is 12 years but as per human life is 67 years, still going strong.He is disease free,donot have to take him to a doctor,he does his own care.Ill health no food only water, i learn a lot from him as a medical man.

Phd on Basanta Kumar Satpathy

Mr Rajkishor Samal became Dr.Rajkishor Samal after his thesis on this great oriya short story writer Basanta Kumar Satpathy(1913-1994)

25 December 2008

Press coverage of MANEPADE

Click on the print to get a clear view

21 December 2008


Book Release

Manepade [Recollections], an autobiography by renowned short story wrier, the Late Basanta Kumar Satpathy was released in Bhubaneswar’s Rotary Bhavan on the 12th of December 2008. Dr Gaganedra Dash, Guest of Honour and a well-known scholar himself, released the book at a jolly function presided over by Mr Aravind Behera. Mr KK Mohapatra, well-known translator, was the Chief Guest. The book brought out by Shikshasandhan carries a Foreword by Padmashri Dr Sitakant Mahapatra.

Before the release of the book, Mr. K.K. Mohapatra offered a sneak preview of the book by first talking about the way he had known the legendary author without ever having met him. Then he offered a fascinating reading of the book. In his inimitable style, Mr. Mohapatra dwelt on the subject of the sterling qualities in the autobiography that would surely endear Basanta Satpathy to his readers. He threw light on how the autobiographer has succeeded in reproducing the folk tradition of the rural areas of Mayaurbhanj, while recreating the interesting characters of pre-independence Mayaurbhanj. Dr. Dash released the book to the utter delight of the audience who cheered the formal release. The renowned cultural historian then went on to present an in-depth analysis of the autobiography. He highlighted the three reasons why he thinks autobiographies, especially autobiographies of the class of Manepade, are valuable:
i) They offer examples of how an ordinary person can overcome much excruciating circumstances to become extraordinary human beings. Thus the protagonists of the autobiography act as role models for the interested reader.
ii) Autobiographies are valuable also because they serve as useful sources for historical research (since gossips, word of mouth and legends are no less important sources than written records and inscription.)
iii) Autobiographies can also be profitably read as interesting literature.

Mr Behera offered his insights into the personality of the author and the way he had known him. Among the others, Mr Nihar Ranjan Hota, retired IAS also gave an eloquent tribute to the master story-teller. Dr Sanjoy Kumar Satpathy, son of the legendary author spoke on behalf of the family. Among those present were peots and writers such as Sourindra Barik, Sarojini Sahoo, Jagadish Mohanty, Dash Benhur, Kamala Kanta Panda, Japani Babu, Professor HS Mohapatra,Dr.BSDash,Mr.APMohanty and many others
Professor JK. Nayak and Dr. Anil Pradhan delivered the welcome and valedictory addresses respectively.

Friend for all

Dogs are not only friends of human beings
but also animals.In India stray dogs are
doing immense service to living beings.
Here two adult dogs are eating up the
ticks and the young one looks on.

20 December 2008

Last Picnic

In the year 2007,January, sanjoy attended the last departmental picnic of his life with the staffs of medicine department of Ispat General hospital Rourkela.He worked there for a record number of years (34) which will be tough to beat by the new generation of doctors who change jobs for money every year.The doctor here in the foto is a medicine specialist who organised the picnic along with Dr. kcmohanto.

Book Release

Sanjoy Satpathy's two oriya short story books(Nisidha Sthana & smurtibinba) were released by Director health services Steel authority of IndiaDr.D.N.Mohapatra and Dr.K.S.Naik,(near the mike) principal homeopathy college, and a famouse oriya literary person on the same evening at Indo-German club of Rourkela..This function was well attended by press and his friends from cultural academy.On the background one can see the photoprojection of sanjoy's father and grandfather(half hidden).The other dignitaries on the dias are Sanat Rai and ProdoshMishra.From right to left:DrKSNaik,DirectorDr.Mohapatra,Prodosh mishra&Sanat Rai.

17 December 2008

Cricket-- How to suceed on Indian tour

For special use by the current England team for future &
other teams likely to visit India in near future

Do not speak to press or media, leave it to your manager. No individual player or captain to contribute columns in Indian news papers or in home country.
While talking privately, always say that Indian team is a very strong one, and beating them is very difficult any where in the world especially on Indian soil.
Come to Chennai at least one week ahead of the tour and play with local teams, no net practice. Ask Bisen Bedi and Kapil Dev to help your spinners and pace bowlers respectively (pay a good amount).Engage one Indian coach.
Select six batsmen, out of which three must be left-handers. One wicket keeper who can score a century with the help of tail-enders. Take a stock bowler (all-rounder) who can check the flow of runs as well as pick up some wickets. He must be a good batsman who has scored centuries in test cricket.
Take a left hand finger spinner, one left hand pace bowler and a right hand fast bowler. Out of six batsmen two must bowl ten to fifteen over’s in case of slow over rate or just to add variety.
Never try to bounce on Indian pitch; you will break your back. Too many slip fielders are a luxury on Indian grounds, they look good on photographs. Never skid or dive on Indian outfields, your career may come to an abrupt end. Put a cotton plug in both the ears when you go out to bat or field in the out-field.
Do not eat prawn, fried rice or other Indian tandoori food or else your job will have to be done by the extra players.
Last but not the least- do not get distracted or attracted by glamorous girls or advertisement, media or your star players will end up with few runs or few wickets like Bret Lee, nine wickets from four tests!!
If you want more it will be after the Toss.

16 December 2008


Seven of them, they are left to defend them selves by their mothers who may return or not God knows at night.Every year thousands of them are run over by two and four wheelers.Some die due to rabies, others due to starvation and parasitic diseases.They have life and are the most obedient and innocent of animals but still then we human beings donot try to help them, kill them ruthlessly.Mrs: Menaka Gandhi has tried her best but these street animals unlike trerrorist are friends of man kind.We should try to keep them away from the cities and allow them to lead an independent life.I feed the mothers and the pups but for how long.I request my friends and dog lovers to help these animals who love their master more than their own life.

15 December 2008

Motherly affection

There is no religion, no caste no creed amongst these country bingo dogs.Here you can see nine pups sucking the milk from a rickety mother.All of them are not her pups but she does not discriminate.We human beings have to learn a lot from animals and birds.

14 December 2008

Basanta Kumar Satpathy with four sons and daughter inlaws.

Front row:Apparna,Sandhy,Basanta Satpathy his pet Blackey near his foot(Heart),Kalyani and Susama
Standing:Surjit,Santanu,Sumanyu & Sanjoy
The old man is gone(1913-94) but leaves a legacy behind him.

13 December 2008



When I returned from my office around eight thirty, tired and exhausted, was astonished not to find my son in front of the television set .After I changed my clothes and refreshed my self for a cup of coffee, I asked my wife Sunita where is Sandip?
‘Oh he is busy with an air riffle he has brought through his credit card.
‘But what the hell he is doing with a riffle at home?’
‘He wants to become a shooter” my wife Sunita replied.
“But he wanted to become a cricketer like Dhoni for which we brought goods worth forty five thousands for what?”
‘Call him for dinner, I will ask him what’s this all about?’
“Sandip are you mad or what? Shooting in side house?”
“Dad, don’t you follow the Olympics?’
“Yes I do”
“That’s exactly what I wanted to tell you, first you change my name which should start with a capital A and then send me for training to Texas’
“Then what about your cricket?”
“That’s a team game I may be dropped like Ganguly, here there is no such thing”
“But I am not rich like Bindra’s father?”
‘So what I have already arranged for my mentor and sponsors.’
‘But who will be your mentor and financier?
“Of course Lalu Prasad will be my mentor cum coach and Mittal will finance me”
“But why Lalu Prasad?”
“He knows all the tricks of the game so I am going to win the next gold at Delhi common wealth games.”
“What about your studies?”
“Dad, how much our grandfather, uncles, you and all your other sons, who all became professors after twenty years of job have earned? In the same breath he told it may not touch few lakhs or at best few crores.”
“But what that has to do with your studies?”
“That’s exactly what I was going to tell you. Have you ever been invited to meet the PM or the President of India in his official residence for dinner? No never, not in near future, but they will call me to have a photograph with me not the other way round when you the senior professors make a stampede for a photo when they visit your university’
“But, it needs lots of practice and dedication?’
“Yes, after years and years of hard labour and high marks there is no escape from the reservation menace, there is no guarantee of a bright future but getting selected for the commonwealth games and olympics means a lot.’
“But what is the guarantee of your selection?’
“Leave that to me I will manage” was my son’s prompt reply.
“So you want to become an Olympian?
“Yes dad, exactly that?’
“Do you know the price of a gold medal?’ I asked my son.
“Yes, it’s only $300”
“But getting one is really difficult, son,”
So what, I get free train ride, all chief ministers will pay few lacs for cheap popularity, Mittals will donate crores, Tata will donate it’s first NANO to me, I do not have to pay income tax, steel products will be sold at a subsided rates to me, I will get a “Bharat Ratna” award and media and TV channels will flash you photos along with all my brothers and sisters for months and I will write my autobiography “How to win a gold medal”, then I will become an USA citizen and migrate. What more you want from your so called good for nothing fellow son?’
Sunita shouted” Are you dreaming? You are getting late for office.”

08 December 2008


At present there are 288 million mobile phone users and more than two lacs towers exists in India. Mobile phones are responsible for a wide variety of health hazards. We would try to analyze the health hazards of electromagnetic radiation exposure, thermal and non-thermal effects.
Radio waves are like an electromagnetic radiation, like X-rays, gamma rays or visible rays; they form a part of electromagnetic spectrum. There are two components electric and a magnetic which travel in the same direction together but in planes perpendicular to each other. The human body absorbs radio frequency energy
Small amount of electric current are generated in the human body, due to biochemical activities, in digestive track, brain, nerve impulse and cardiac activities.
Thermal effects: Exposure to high radio frequency levels there occur tissue damage as the human body can’t dissipate heat. The testes and eyes are venerable to the thermal effects of radio frequency waves of mobile phones.
Non-Thermal effects:
Neurological: Risk of brain tumors due to exposure for longer periods, daily exposure.
Non-Specific symptoms: Dermatological, neurasthenia, vegetative symptoms.
Psychiatric problems: User imagine that the phone is ringing.(ringxity),sleep problems, memory impairment, and other psychiatric conditions.
Cardiovascular: Interference with cardiac pace makers.
Endocrine: Gonadal, adrenal, pituitary hormones and growth hormone effect.
Reproductive: Damage to DNA and low sperm count due to radiation.
Effects of mobile phone base transmitters on human being, small birds, animals, green coconut and ecology are going to be the future hazards of the mobile phone culture.
Precautions: We do not know yet the long term effects of this relatively new technology.
Use mobiles as little as possible.
Use land phones for longer conversations (lovers)
Use wave guard.
Be careful while you are driving.
Give your self a rest day a week, on the use of mobile phones.
Do not allow Transmitting towers to be fixed on you house top for few thousands of rupees, you are asking for genetic problems in your next generation.
Instead of thousands of towers, government and Supreme Court norms must be followed by all mobile phone companies.
There are advantages and disadvantages for each new technology; it depends on how we use it. From small time to big time thieves, terrorists to match fixing, doctors to patients, police to politicians every one is benefited but like any good thing it has a price for the man kind, any thing of too much becomes a nuisance, so lets use this technology in such a way that the harmful effects are minimized.
The Government of India has proposed a multi-centric study involving four thousand participants over five year’s period to find out the health hazards of radio frequency radiation. Hope we will be in a better position to know the side effects of mobile phones on human life after the study reports are made public. Hold your breath!! This may not be!!


This is chapter no:17 of Mane Pade.
This is exclusivly for Odiya viewers who can read Odiya.

07 December 2008


Dear Blog spot viewers,
Thank you for visiting my blog in such a large number.
It's because of you i continue to write.Next will be on Mobile phone
From a medical angle.
Yours sanjoy satpathy

05 December 2008

A real life story

Red Rag to the bull

A young beautiful medical student of third year was asked to examine and present the case to the demonstrator in a surgical ward. The case which was allotted to her was a case of unilateral swelling of scrotum in a 19 year old young boy. Her job was to find out what it was? a hydroceal or a hernia?

After writing down the history from the patient she started examining the patient’s
private area. No sooner she started examining the testes that “thing” become erect, the lady blushed and the patient flushed. The medical student asked the patient to behave properly and started the process once again after a gap of some minutes. But as bad luck would have it that “thing” raised it’s hood once again. The lady student cried and reported the matter to the young male demonstrator.

The demonstrator was furious and started abusing the patient in all sorts of names, told him in no uncertain terms that he will hand him over to the police if he repeats the same mistake.
The young patient with watery eyes, asked the demonstrator to be in his position and realize the difficulty in controlling the emotion. The other medical student by now had surrounded the patient, were sympathetic to the patient and told the teacher “ Really sir ,it’s very difficult to control that thing if touched by a young lady”.

Every one had a hearty laughter and the class was dismissed.

A real life Experience of Sanjoy(1967-68,SCBmedical College Cuttack, India)

01 December 2008

Children's Story

Wonder land

There was a small little girl called Mithi, she was like a fairy doll, white, sweet with big eyes and long hairs. She was in a nursery school called Wonder Land.

One day while she was playing with her friends in the huge school park she fell in to a ditch. She went on shouting for help but no one could listen to her voice as there was some noise due to construction work in the school premise. As time went bye she became nervous and started crying but no help came to her. The school was closed and all the teachers and students left for their home.

The evening was fast approaching; she could hear the roar of lions and tigers from the Mars circus, which had come to the city a few days back. Mithi cried and cried got exhausted due to sweating and went in to sleep on the dried leaves.
Her sleep was disturbed by two beautiful little fairy.

She was asked to ride the huge horse with wings by the fairy girls. Mithi was very excited and happy to see a white horse with wings. The fairy put her magic wand over Mithi and she became beautiful lady with white gown and a diamond studded crown dazzling in the moon light.

Fairy asked “what she wanted’?

Mithi said “ I want to meet my father, have not seen him for years”

With in minutes all three of them vanished in to the thin air.

From the sky Mithi was shown how the world looks like at night.

She asked the fairy “how long it will take to reach her father’s laboratory’?

“Another three days” was the reply.

“But I am hungry, how could I remain without food for so long.?”

The magic wand did the trick as she felt fresh and the hunger was gone.

The fairy told Mithi – actually our three days are your thirty days on earth. We live for three hundred years and your father too will live for long and would come back to attend your marriage.”

Mithi was very much excited about the prospect of meeting her father whom she fondly called “PAPPAJEE.”She was missing her mother and elder sister Sradha.
After flying in the colored clouds and mountains the flying horse “Sumitra” reached Mithi’s father’s laboratory.

Her father could not recognize her as she has become a beautiful lady of eighteen years. But when Mithi called “ PAPAJEE” He said “ it’s a very familiar voice.”
The fairy introduced Mithi and said “because she has become a grown up lady it was difficult for him to recognize his own daughter.”
The fairy showed him the necklace which he had presented her during her birth day.The necklace has become tight in her neck as she grew up.

He hugged her daughter, as tears of joy rolled on the check of both father and daughter .Her father has grown old with white hairs and white beards.
When Mithi asked “why he did not come to Bhubaneswar”

His father said “he was busy in laboratory work and once his work is finished he would come back to Ashok Nagar.He has invented a tree which will connect Bhubaneswar with his laboratory so that when ever Sradha or Mithi or her mother wanted could come to him.”

In the mean while the fairy and the horse had vanished.

There were huge trees with chocolates and ice-cream. It was very cold out side.

His father took her out to a ground where a foot ball match was going on between lions and tigers. The referee was an elephant and lines men were monkeys. Mithi was so excited hardly she could talk with her father. She was only looking at his face and smiling.
Mithi asked her father “if she could eat some ice cream from the nearby tree.”

Her father told “as much as you like.”

Mithi was jumping with joy, as she had to tell her Papajee about so many things that she could hardly talk.
Her father told that “now it will not be possible for him to go to Bhubaneswar as his project work is incomplete.”

They went around the laboratory and saw funny things like cows eating ice-cream and chocolates along with tigers and deer.

After some time the fairy who had brought Mithi to his father told her that -she can stay as long as she wished, as her school has closed for the summer.

Mithi and her father spent hours and days talking about Ashok nagar house, Baby mausi, Spandan, Maa, Bulbul nana, Priyanka nani,Mamun,mamu and maien.

Days passed off and it was time for Mithi to return home. This time another Fairy took her on a large golden eagle. She was asking her Papajee to come soon so that they will have her birth day celebration in a grand manner. Her father promised to come as soon as his work is finished.

This time it took only hours to reach Ashok nagar. The Fairy dropped her near her house with bagful of gifts from the fairyland and her father.

When Mithi’s mother asked - “what is the matter, where were you all these days?”

Mithi with a broad smile said- “ Mama- mama- I met Papajee, he has promised me to come soon. “

Written on the birth day of Mithi by
Dr.Sanjoy Kumar Satpathy
B/188sector 18

Indian Medical Association

From left to right:Dr.SSPati,Director:Dr.D.N.Mohapatra,Prod:S.C.Dash,and the blog ownerand PresidentOf IMA, Dr.Sanjoy Kumar Satpathy.Annual meeting of IMA At Rourkela in the year 2006.