20 October 2013


Prof.Sumanyu Satpathy was the chief speaker on this occasion.
CHIEF GUEST--ACHYUTANANDA PATI.  . Delivering his lecture as the President of Odisha Sahitya Academy- Satakodi Hota looks on..


The Audience

19 October 2013

BasantaKumar Satpathy--100th Birth Anniversary--Odisha Sahitya Academy

14 October 2013




As the sky gets darker and darker
                                                                  The wind stops blowing
Dogs and bulls have taken shelter
                                                                  As people confine to the four walls

Warning after warning the wind speed may cross three digits
                                                                     The cyclone gets five out of five as our heart beats faster

Suddenly the sky broke the wind blows
                                                                     Like a trailer before a horror film the Phailin gets ready

The electricity is gone so also the internet
                                                                    Old & the young waits in eagerness for the Phailin

Past midnight it strikes and strikes well
                                                                    Just to remind people you are puppets in our hands

Earth quacks and cyclones are natures furry
                                                                     Hits and hits well in the middle destroys with lethal accuracy

No escape remember your God
                                                                     But he is of no use as it’s his creation for renovation.

Sanjoy writes this amidst the cyclone.

11 October 2013


There was a scientific as well an astrological predictions that the world would come to an end after 2012.Many people were happy, some were excited, some put their money on gambling, few got married without further waiting, some purchased gold ornaments and few sold off their one year old car and purchased a Sedan from Toyota. Suddenly there was business boom throughout the world. The effect too was on our close friends Abhisekh and Naresh in two different ways.
“Naresh, what is your planning for dooms day?”An excited Abhisekh asked his friend.
“No planning.”Naresh replied coolly
“You are a peculiar fellow, everyone has kept a huge vegetables stock, rice, bread, chicken, beer bottles, hard drinks, filled up their bike& cars up to the brim and you say you are not concerned!”Abhisekh told in an angry tone.
“You tell me, what is your planning& how you are keeping yourself ready for the day?” Naresh interjected.
“I have withdrawn two lakhs from bank; have purchased four bottles of blue label Johnny Walker, kept enough food to last for few months, will present my wife and few girl friends with costly cloths and gifts, will go to club daily and drink as much as I can plus a new plasma TV and many other gadgets which may or may not be required. There is a huge list which I cannot narrate to you in detail!” Abhisekh replied in one breath.
“But all of us would be dead after the doomsday strikes the world, so how these gadgets and food or drinks would be of help to you or your family?”Naresh asked his friend while sipping fruit juice.
“The desires of life would be fulfilled. You cynic fellow would not understand the purpose of life.” an angry Abhisekh replied.
“But…if the prediction goes wrong, then? Earlier too there were similar predictions, nothing happened a few died because of some other reasons. You know these are fixed predictions between the scientists and the business community, only fools live for another day.”  Naresh was forth right in his reply.
“You are a peculiar fellow. How can science fail and be fixed like IPL matches?” asked Abhisekh.
“You see by such predictions people get panicky and go on frantic buying spheres. Consume alcohol, go for gambling, starts unnecessary spending and eating because as such they are going to die soon and this is the best way to live. So this situation gets exploited by the business community and at times by some political parties, but remember Naresh they know that nothing is going to happen and this is the best time for earning few more extra bucks, they hoard and sell in higher price, otherwise they too are bound to die then why do not they give it for free? These are all big hoax which comes once in a while to boost up the economy of different industries. If it comes no one can do anything about it. Burning candles and holding ply cards won’t have any effect on the cyclone or earth-quakes. See there was prediction in USA but they could not save those thousands of lives, one cannot fight against the furry of nature, if it does happen then a new world starts till similar predictions are forecast!” smiling Naresh opined.
“Thank you friend you have opened my eyes, these are like those parrots with a prediction card in front of Courts where anxious people flock around.” A depressed Abhisekh said.
Yes, Abhisekh, human mind is self centered, brittle & afraid of death. Remember friend that dialogue in Sholay film “A coward dies hundred deaths.”
Sanjoy Kumar Satpathy

07 October 2013


Dr.P.K.Jesthi ,72,died-Sunday,October6th,2013  after a brief illness at Ispat General Hospital(IGH),Rourkela,Odisha,India.He leaves behind his wife and two sons who are both doctors working abroad. He was a life member of API, and Oncology Society of India. A Medical graduate from S.C.B,Cuttack,India and did his MRCP at London. Dr.Jesthi Worked as senior consultant in the department of Medicine with Steel Authority of India (SAIL) IGH, Rourkela over a decade.
He not only took pride in his profession but truly relished the friends he made during his long stay at Rourkela. Over the years he became a top oncologist of Odisha very jovial personality and led a very successful, happy and contented life. I have very fond memories of working under him while at IGH, Rourkela. Let his soul rest in peace.

05 October 2013


                                                          Recently published in Orissa Post.


When Obama became the President of USA i was very happy to see a black person heading the most powerful country in the world.I had sent one letter to his office and have got the acknowledgement.In that e-mail i had requested him to take some steps so that the whole world gains out of it. That was just after my return from USA in the year 2007-8.Ask your people to share cars or use small cars.The USA open prize money to be reduced to half.Public transport must improve and public should use trains in stead of planes. Unfortunately the railway connectivity in USA is very poor and costly as the people over there think poor people only travel in trains.The space programme should be curtailed as nothing more to gain with these costly projects.Rather we should make earth a healthy place to live.The salary of the people to be reduced to half including President.India copied USA culture and the result is both these countries are under going financial crisis. The basic problem of inflation is too much money in circulation or people are paid more than they deserve.That letter must have been erased from the mail box but i have a copy of it with me.