26 August 2012


We fondly called him DASH BABU.A beagle dog died(25.08.12) due to old age, he was around 15 years of age.There life span of these medium size dogs is around 13 to 14 years, his proud owner was my sister's son Bikash and his Wife Niki.I happen to meet this wonderful member of Panigrahi family in the year 2007, September at NewJersy,USA.Dash babu used to sleep in my bed and was very fond of me because i used to feed him the food which were forbidden by my Bhanja.His lose is very painful to our family because recently we lost our small Spitz Fiza.
People  who keep dogs are of three types.1: For keeping sake, neither they love them or care for their well being, every thing is left to the servants.2:The dog is tied to chain 24 hours a day and kept our side the house(mostly in India) as a watch dog. 3.They are kept inside the house and are part of the family.The third variety of people when they lose a dog really are the dog lovers and they cry when their friend die.Dash babu and our Fiza were like our family members, their death means a decade of friend ship and love between the master and the pet which is difficult to perceive by the people who do not love animals.Bye DASH BABU , we will miss you,please give company to our Fiza who is an Indian and a small defenceless spitz..

22 August 2012


Top photo: FIZA in Nov-2011,Fiza playing with Mangoose(Banu),Bottom one;Fiza with her sister Snowy in my Rourkela Garden.


FIZA a German Spitz was presented to me by Principal  of Rourkela Law College, Prof Monoranjan Das,  in the year 2000 at Rourkela. It was a very tiny dog  hardly one month old and refused to take milk or anything offered to her, my wife and me were worried what to do? We tried for 48 hours different combinations but she refused every thing except water. One night it struck to me why not some boiled chicken? She took it with delight and from that day till her death she was only interested in non vegetarian food.
Today at 0635 hours she expired in my lap – I was crying like a child, she looked at me and her eyes too were full of tears. I said to her your time is up-- good bye and thank you for the love and affection, attachment you have bestowed on us for last 12 years. She used to be a part of my life from morning till night, would wait for me till 3pm for her lunch.She lived a full life but her cause of death was cancer of stomach plus  old age. The sentiments can only be understood by people who love animals.(Top photo-Fiza 2days before her death,Middle-Fiza 5 years old with my nephew-Saswat,bottom--Fiza watching TV)

21 August 2012



18 August 2012


Sports-Quota in India:Reservation in Sports.
(A satire)

Imagine Indian cricket team with reservation policy, of course it exists but in a different way. Our great politicians have recently introduced a bill in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha for better performance in all disciplines of sports and games.
As per the new guidelines the captain has to be a dalit (lower caste) the vice -captain from a minority community.  Bowler and Batsman from the congress ruled states and the extras will be lady cricketers and luggage boys from non congress ruled states.
The team will be selected by the bench officials of SCS of India.
The same guide lines will hold true for other games & atheletics. All the sports persons of India have to register them selves with the different political party of their choice.
The players have to wear a logo of the party which they belong to.
All the stadiums will be named as follows:
1: Neheru-Indira stadium (Athletic events)
2: Indira-Neheru stadium (Indoor swimming complex)
3: Rajib-Rahul indoor stadium (Sword fight)
4: Priyanka indoor tennis court.
5: Rahul sports complex. (In place of SAI)
6: Sonia- Rajiv 20-20 Mega Event (20minutes foot ball tournament)
7: Sonia Tennis tournament (One set tournament)
8: Rahul World cup mixed Cricket tournament. (Gents +Ladies)
 9: Priyanka-Bhadra Ladies cricket tournament (5- overs)
10: Menaka-sanjoy dog fight tournament (International)
11: All the stadiums&sports events will be named after a Nehru or Indira Gandhi or Sonia Gandhi family member, with immediate effect.
12: The reservation policy will also be applicable in case of selectors and officials.Chief of Sports Authority of India will be the President of India.

With this policy India will be the undisputed champion in all games and sports.

15 August 2012


My Presidential speech;

My country men, I am glad to deliver my speech as a non political individual to you on this 65Th anniversary  of Indian Independence.
Let me start with our politicians, there should be a retirement age for politicians say 65years, and no one can become minister for more than twice in his life time, that’s  also applicable to President, and PM posts.
The President bungalow will be converted to a five star hotel and the profit will go towards the development of villages and for schools. No two members from the same family will be in the ministry &there will be no reservation policy in any political field. People with any criminal records will not be allowed to contest until the cases are decided in the court of law. Post of VP and Governors will be abolished with immediate effect. CMs will report directly to President. No politicians will be allowed any foreign trips with family during official visits.
 Person actively involved in sports, cinema or other profitable business will not be allowed to contest. No MPs or MLAs will be allowed to advertise any product. Both MPs and MLAs election will be held simultaneously. The number of holidays in schools and colleges has to be reduced with consultation with the education ministry.
Nomination system to RS will be immediately with drawn and the old British system of two houses i.e. Upper and Lower class will be abolished; only LS will function i.e. minimum 265 days in a year. The new rule will be one man one post.
The IAS, IPS and similar one examination post system will be converted to fully fledged course of five years after passing out the +2 examination. This will be like any MA, MSc, and Medical, Engineering or Law degree course. During their study period all students irrespective of degree course will have to spend at least six months in villages.
The security will only be provided to PM and CMs of the country, others can have their own security guards. NCC, sports and other extracurricular activities will fetch marks for the final examinations.NCC will be made compulsory in schools and colleges except in professional colleges. There will be no union in colleges or schools.  Any problems in schools or colleges whether personal or general, can be taken up with the higher authority i.e.-collector or DCP.
Criminal cases to be decided by two months and there will be no clemency systems for rape and murder crimes. Back log of cases will be finished by this year end, no holidays for the judiciary till the cases are over.Cutting of trees will invite heavy punishments. All black money kept in foreign banks to be brought to the country and utilized for constructive work.
BPL, Rs2 kilo rice and old age pension scheme will be stopped with immediate effects. Road and Rail blocks strikes will be dealt firmly and no compensations for road accident or train accident victims, all Indians have to have a LIC policy where individual and Government will share 50-50 policy charge.
Cattles on roads will be removed after adequate warning to the owners. Heavy penalties for the owners who let their cattle roam in the streets. All stray dogs and cattle have to be freed in the dense forests.
All four wheelers and two wheelers companies will be asked to produce vehicles with maximum speed of 80 & 40 kilometers respectively for use in side town and cities. Multinational products will be 20% costlier than Indian products. No bank loans for building of houses and costly cars. One house per one individual family.
 Three wheelers will be phased out and PTS (public transport system) will be introduced. Roads to be privatized all over India.
 No students will be allowed to go out of India within five years of passing out the final examinations without a bond. Salary of staffs in private firms cannot be more than similar jobs in government organization. Twenty percent of salary will be blocked for a period of 5 years with 10% interest and that will be tax free. No individual salary in the country will be more than that of President of India.
No cultivation land can be sold for house building purpose. All farmers’ crops will be insured.
Voting system will be totally changed. One can vote through his or her computer or through ATM machines. Your PAN card number is enough for voting rights, persons who do not have a PAN card or recognized ID cannot vote. Voting cards system will be obsolete.There will be points system as in the President’s election. The voters of India have the following voting points, under metric- 1 point, under graduate-2 points, post graduate-3 points,DM.MCh, PhD- 4 points, Prof- 5 points, Majors and above -6 points. No candidate can contest without a graduate degree. No immigrants will have any voting rights. A person born in India can only be elected as President and PM. An MLA without the reading, writing and speaking ability cannot be the chief minister of that state.
There will be Lok Adalat and its decision is final.
I have to resign here and now as I am more than 65 years of age, therefore poverty, corruptions, literacy, road & railway transport, crimes and defense system will be taken care of by the new generation of politicians, bureaucrats and the youth of our mother land.
Jai hind

14 August 2012


The London Olympic is over and tomorrow India will celebrate its 65th Independence day.There have been so many excuses and suggestions for India's poor performance in sports at international level but the bottom line is--we are having a bad gene for athletics and strenuous games.We are a  corrupt lazy nation and to be successful in sports one have to follow strict discipline  & training schedule.We do not have commitment to succeed at the highest level of competitions.
Tomorrow the President of India may say we have done wonderful this time in Olympic by getting six medals that is the number we achieved in last four Games! So we are in right path---clap--clap.
In one thing we are the best, one can say GOLD medalist, is in closing down the railways and national highways for petty matters-- by calling a Bandh.
Until next time.

12 August 2012


BOLT face is familiar to the world who loves sports and atheletics.The other photograph is that of a famous cricket player(Chris Gayle) , from where Bolt comes from a tiny island called Jamaica.Probably the gene, culture, attitude to life,the water, the food and God's blessing has produced all these legends. There were and are many few famous cricket player from Jamaica but i will mention a few of their names.Frank Worrel,Collie Smith,Larrence Rowe,Courtney Walsh,Roy Gilchrist,Dijon,Mikel Holding,Daren Powell and Chris Gayle.
They are all exciting players and sports man of true sprit.Non of them might be  holder of any world record  in cricket but  people would love to see them in action as they are not boring players, play for the country ,not after records,and give entertainment to the spectators.

08 August 2012



07 August 2012


Every year thousand die due to poisonous snake bites in Odisha, many are reported others goes undiagnosed and unreported. We have antisnake venom for four common land venomous snakes of India, they are Cobra (naga), Russel’sVipers (Bada), Saw scaled vipers (small bada sapa) and Kraits (Chiti).Kraits are of different colour and size but in Odisha we have Banded Kraits and common kraites(kaudia chiti)The incidence of snake bites is highest during the end of summer and beginning of rainy season or at times due to unseasonal rains. We have transgressed in to their territory by building houses and roads as a result of which they come out of their hiding place and bite human beings. The venom is used by the snake to paralyses its victim so that it becomes easier for it to swallow plus the venom also has digestive properties for the snake. They bite human beings for self protection and majorities are accidental.
The problem with snake bite and snake bite poisoning are different. They are not synonymous A: person may be bitten by a poison snake but may not die due to many factors, A: biting over a thick cloth or on the shoe B: biting after a fight/meal C; Broken teeth D: Dry bite. We call a bite as dry bite when no venom has entered the victim.
Many die due to fright, shock, running after the bite, and not coming for treatment in time. People have wrong conceptions about snakes hence they go to quacks and snake charmers and arrive very late in hospitals and blame the doctors and authorities. A full grown Cobra & King cobra injects a huge amount of poison which is enough to kill a horse and the time taken to kill a human being may be as short as 15 minutes to one hour.
Krait bites kills person slowly but surely as the bite is usually less painful compared to vipers and cobras. Krait snake (Chiti) bites without provocations where as cobra gives warning before a bite.
The only treatment to neutralize the poison is by injecting anti snake venom which is in short supply due to various reasons. Majority of snake bites victims die due to respiratory failure and some due to internal bleeding and shock. The treatment is highly specialized and majority of doctors are not trained in snake bite and respiratory care. Most of our victims of snake bite first go to government run Primary health centers where limited or no stock of ASV is available plus there is no electricity/inverters to run a ventilator!! The doctor in peripheral villages and head quarter hospitals must be given a short course of training on how to put a tube in trachea and connect it to an Ambu bag or ventilators, before shifting him or her to a higher center. Many might not be aware that our Ex.PM’s elder sister died due to snake bite in UP. Yes, he is no other than a gentleman called ABBajpai.
From many years of experience in a tribal belt of Odisha, many doctors will agree with me that  many lives can be saved by public awareness, preventive measures and timely shifting the victim to proper place. Probably some celebrity may earn crores by projecting these deaths of innocent victims as doctor’s negligence or Government callous attitude or something else, before that our public must try to do something, because healthy people die every year due to snake bites. Our MLAs are so coward that they did not attend assembly for days together just because someone told them that-- he had spotted a snake, where as our villagers spend their life amongst snakes, rapist, thieves and ruffians. Hope Orissa Post carries this message to the people and the administrators so that many valuable lives can be saved by timely interventions in future.


04 August 2012


Indian public are mad after cricket and some of it's players are multi billionaire and record holders but unfortunately the team position is like this.In test cricket they are placed-5th, one day 50-50 overs games they are 3rd and in shortest format 20-20 they are 7th still then these players are treated like God by the Government and public. A country's progress and its people can be assessed by the sports activities.