29 September 2012


This article was published on 28-9-12, in one of the largest circulating english news paper in Odisha--ORISSA POST.

26 September 2012


Photograph of 1972-73.A friendly match was organized between CMO(chief medical officer) VS--GM (general manager steel plant,Rourkela) at sector six stadium.Some of them are dead by now.
Sitting on ground=Dr.susil padhi,4th & 5th  are two sons of DrJyoti pati,6th Dr.Behera
On chairs:sanjoy,babu rao,mr sethi,DrTKBose,Dr.BSDhillon,GM,DrJPati,with cricket bat dr.Joshi.
Standing-3rd from right Dr.PKParija.

25 September 2012


This short Odiya story is dedicated to my father Late Prof.Basanta Kumar Satpathy.

22 September 2012


“MONEY DOES NOT GROW ON TREES” says the PM- sir, we have heard this proverb/idiom before, and there is nothing new about this nursery rhyme. This implies that the person you are addressing (INDIAN) spends money too easily? Everyone knows money is not easy to get. But sir there are certain trees which grow money - like Bofors tree, 2G trees, coal trees, mining trees, CWG trees, Fertilizer tree, Fodder trees, IPL trees and many more but the money  from these trees goes to certain section of the society. Who asked you to spend  crores of rupees on- the Ex-President’s family sightseeing tours, the bronze medalist, the super rich cricketers, and European countries? We have elected MP, and they are our representative why you explain your weakness and liabilities to us? You are in power for last eight or nine years and suddenly you cry for our economy and invite FDI and compare India’s economy with Bangladesh, Nepal, and some other poverty stricken countries? The money which grew on those above mentioned trees are laying in some other country, why don’t you bring it back to India and improve the economy, then give sermon to the AAM Admi of India. Why don’t you say “its World Bank & USA directive which I am carrying out for “UPA” future?”

20 September 2012


What we preach do just the opposite .Like crossing an unmanned level crossing is more dangerous than AIDS. In one you get killed in seconds the other one takes years still then people go for unprotected sex with strangers and prostitutes thinking that nothing is going to happen to them. Similarly it takes less than few seconds for the train to cover hundred meters but the person driving the vehicle or crossing the rail line thinks otherwise. Of late lots of people get killed in India due to their own fault but the local mafias, public or politicians hold up the train or bus service, forgetting that some sick and serious patients are going for treatment or there is an interview or some important appointment for the passengers. Police reaches some three to four hours too late. Politicians seldom travel by train so they are not aware of the problem faced   by the passengers traveling by Indian Railways. This is definitely not a sign of civilized society.
Coming to family planning:  A lady gets money from Government (BPL card holders) during and after delivery of a child. A lady child gets money too. Abortion is legalized in India but female feticide is punishable offence for the doctor not the lady who willingly comes to doctor for abortion. Some places even non pregnant ladies get money due to nexus between broker and the lady.
Alcoholism: Most of the crimes are due to alcohol and other drugs but Government gets a huge amount of revenue from it hence are not concerned for the thousands of broken families and people dying of liver diseases. Alcoholism which was say 2% in 1960s must have crossed 20% by now.More people die due to alcohol related liver disease than hepatitis-B but govt encourages gays and alcoholism.
People are encouraged to buy house hold goods through easy loan facilities so that business houses help the political parties during election but they forget that we cannot provide adequate electricity  for these gadgets to run .Wide fluctuations of electric current  and power cuts has made India the leader in producer and users of voltage stabilizers and inverters(may get in to record books soon).Similarly the petrol price is going through the roof but people are encouraged to purchase large cars thanks to finance minister’s soft corner for car manufacturers..
We can’t improve our public transport system but we can organize commonwealth games, IPL and other mega events. Why? Because our brainy people are self centered and they do not face any problem once they become beurocrates, MLA or MP or President or PM as if they were born like that! The common man suffers.
The party which has won in three or four states is running the country with support of corrupt politicians and parties. Even the western media has mentioned about our corruptions and spineless prime minister.
 People are just watching like the lambs to the slaughter house, when petrol price will rise, when our transport system will improve when our children can have better education in schools and colleges. We produce doctors, engineers, teachers, buerocrates and advocates who are “chalata hai” type and the good ones run away to gulf countries or other countries never to return again except during father or mothers funeral functions.
We are thinking of sending Indian to moon and Mars for what we do not know ,may be to bring  drinking water for our common man .You just watch helplessly from the gallery for five years at the end ,you vote for the same corrupt person contesting with a different symbol. Our budget is prepared by World Bank  where our policy makers worked for some time, marketing strategy by USA and our politicians are just pawn in foreign hands.
We do not know where we are heading to; we are depending on foreign certificates for our country’s progress report.

Sanjoy Kumar Satpathy

13 September 2012


Before some foreigner advice us to use(revive) Indian postal service, let's start writing a letter to our relatives, friends, writers and politicians with a post card or an envelop or inland letter.A simple envelop by couier costs you between 35 to 50 rupees where as through postal it's only Rs5/-  Many people (new generation) do not know this , unless taught by filmstars in TV,a simple meghdut post card costing 25 paise or the other usual post card costing 50 paise can be used to send message which are not urgent to any parts of India.Why not develop  letter writing habit and utilize our postal service which is cheapest and the best in the world.Next time you visit your friend's house, present his or her grand son or grand daughter with a bunch of post card with your address written on it?Lets start it from today.Thank you.

As of 31 March 2011, the Indian Postal Service has 154,866 post offices, of which 139,040 (89.78%) are in rural areas and 15,826 (10.22%) are in urban areas.
 It has 25,464 departmental PO s and 129,402 ED BPOs. At the time of independence, there were 23,344 post offices, which were primarily in urban area. Thus the network has registered a sevenfold growth since independence, with the focus of the expansion primarily in rural areas. On an average, a post office serves an area of 21.23 sq;km and a population of 7,114 people. This is the most widely distributed post office system in the world. The large numbers are a result of a long tradition of many disparate postal systems which were unified in the Indian Union post-Independence. Owing to this far-flung reach and its presence in remote areas, the Indian postal service is also involved in other services such as small savings banking and financial services.
 The Indian Postal Services were established in the current format largely under the East India Company. It was first established under the name "Company Mail" in 1688.Mr.Robert Clive started Postal System (Jamidara Pratha) on 24.03.1766 in West Bengal. The first post office of the Company Post was established at Kolkata in the Dancing House Haveli of Navab Siraju Daula situated in Tank Squire of Kolkata on 01-04-1774.

11 September 2012


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06 September 2012


Confluence of river Koel and Sankha at Vedavyas is the beginning of a river of Odisha-BRAHMANI.The famous Mahabharat(some part) was written by the famous sage Vedavyas at this place hence the name.If you look carefully you can distinguish clearly the two different colour of water , the bottom picture is that of river Brahmani.This place is around 12 kilometers from Rourkela  steel township.

KHATBIN SAHI (part3&4)

Khatbin sahi is a narrow street of Cuttack.

05 September 2012


As a school student neither could  we understand Hindi nor could speak it, still then sitting on wooden bench we used to go for those black and white movies.From the actions and mannerism probably we were able to make a story out of it.I had missed many of those wonderful B&W films of 1953-60 so i decided that in my post retired life with no one around to watch those nostalgic films i started collecting them by post and some through my computer.The recent ones are AAR PAAR--TUMSA NAHIN DEKHA--HOUSE NO44--CID--TESSRA KAUN--KALA PANI-Woh kaun thi?.The above photograph of Shyama , Ameta and Sadhna are posted here because in my opinion these  actress were unsung heroins of that era.Their acting, facial expressions,beauty,and total entertainment with out vulgarity was unique where as now what we see is less of acting,more of vulgar dance which was the Domini of vamps in those days and more of sexy scene and skin exposures makes one think, is this entertainment or this is an album songs with some little bit of story & poronogrphy !!Shyama's acting in Aar paar was excellent so also Ameeta's in Tum sa Nehin Dekha & Chhote Nawab.Sadhna looked her best inMere Mehaboob.If you are 55+ you can watch these films and enjoy your afternoon.Never watch them with present generation of children, you will be disappointed with their comments.

03 September 2012

KHATBIN SAHI (Odiya Story)

This is a story of a young lady who got married quite early in life and her first experience of going out with her absent minded lecturer husband in search of his friend's house in a ricksaw.The name of the street is Khat Bin wherehis friend Mishra was staying.

01 September 2012


A tiny little German Spitz was presented to me by a law college Principal at Rourkela. May be a few days old after the eyes have opened up, she was missing her mother. We named her after the Hindi film Fiza.She refused to take anything except water and it became a problem for us, so we tried all sorts of permutations and combinations but everything failed. Lastly my wife suggested ‘Should I give her some boiled chicken?’
“Yes you can, but no bones.”
That was her first meal at her new home, from that day every day was a chicken day for her. She was following me like a shadow, would love to go out where ever I would go, be it on foot or in car. We developed a very strong bond between us but she remained a tiny Spitz both mentally and physically.
Giving her bath, food everything was my duty as long I was at home. She would greet me with loud barking, so much so that our neighbors would know doctor has come home. My wife’s job was to prepare food of her choice, would follow her as long as I am not at home but once I come back she would tell everyone who her boss is. Slowly she became known to our friends and relatives as the darling member of the family. From America to Bangalore who ever called on us would ask about Fiza.
She never felt sick not even on rainy seasons, her favorite room was my computer room as it was airconditioned.Would sleep under my feet as long I continue working with computer or write stories for my odiya short story books.