26 April 2015


20 April 2015


A new Diploma training course has started in India  on bride and train burning.Its a short course of five weeks.Any one can join the course but he or she have to enroll in a political party of his choice.
This is the letter to editor published on 20th April.Unfortunately there is no public reaction through news papers.
Read this;

The burning of railway coach at Delang railway station (OP front page,18th) is reflection of our culture in the name of God. The Jaganath culture from time immemorial preaches the word of love and peaceful coexistence among the human community. The character of culture is generosity and endurance and coordination. No culture or religion in whatsoever manner would tolerate the way the people of Odisha are indulging in, like burning of brides, sacrificing children, electrocuting elephants and burning of public property. One of the major salient feature of culture of Lord Jaganath is tolerance which is an outstanding human value propagated by culture of Lord Jaganath which postulates with every way of life as its contribution in its specific way to the human welfare. With the Nabakalebara festival coming up fast, the culture of Odiyas are turning to Flames and Fury, sorry to watch these criminal activities of people of Delang very near to the temple of Lord Jaganath. Hope the criminals are not allowed to spread fire and terror amongst the pilgrims who are contemplating coming to watch the car festival of Puri.
Sanjoy Satpathy & Kalyani



1.Meena Kumari, who is also known as the 'tragedy queen' of Indian cinema, shot to fame in the early fifties with the release of Baiju Bawra and went on to do some historic films. However, in her personal life, she battled with alcoholism, which led to her demise in 1972. Reportedly, her family sold off her bungalow to pay her medical bills. 
2.Vimi made her debut in B.R. Chopra's Hamraaz in 1967 and rose to stardom in quick time. However, after her separation with husband Shiv Agarwal, things took turn for worse and Vimi was left with no money or emotional support. She spent her last few days in the general ward of Nanavati Hospital. She was in her thirties when she died in 1977. The world was shocked to know that her body was taken for cremation on a chanawalla's thela.
3. The famous actor Achala Sachdev died a painful death in Pune after she was totally ignored by her US-based son and Pune-based daughter.
4.Veteran actor AK Hangal faced a major financial crisis after his successful stint in Bollywood. Apparently, during his last years, he was unable to pay his medical bills and passed away 2012. (BCCL.
5.When King of Pop Michael Jackson passed away in 2009, reports surfaced that the singer was in debt of $285 million. 
6.(Reuters. Bharat Bhushan was some of the first few actors in the country who defined stardom. He had loads of money but he lost all of it to gambling. Things got so worse that he had to live in a chawl during the last days of his life.
7.During his peak time, Bhagwan Dada had a lavish lifestyle. He owned bungalows, fleet of cars and had lots of followers. However, during his last days he had no money left and nobody at his bedside.
8.One of the renowned photographers in Bollywood, Jagdish Mali was found on the roads of Mumbai with no clothes and no shelter in a very horrifying state days before his death. He passed away in 2013. (BCCL)
9. Veronica Lake became a Hollywood pin-up in 1920s and starred in several popular films. However, in her personal life, she struggled with divorces, alcoholism and mental illness, which left her broke when she died in 1973. (Getty Images)
10.Oscar Wilde, the famous author and playwright, went bankrupt in 1895 after he was charged with gross indecency by Queensberry. His estate was liquidated as well, and by the time he went to jail, he had lost nearly everything. He tried unsuccessfully to recreate his previous literary genius, but failed miserably and died alone and penniless in a Paris hotel in 1900.

11.Karl Marx, the German political thinker and revolutionary, left just £250 to his youngest daughter Eleanor on his death. (Getty Images)

12.Joe Louis was acknowledged as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. At the peak of his career, he made a great deal of money. However, he lost all of it, thanks to some opportunistic friends and relatives. He died in 1981, having almost nothing left of his once enviable fortune. (Getty Images)

19 April 2015


12 April 2015


Some 8000 years back this was a lovely place to live,now converted to desert.

Green portion is the forest of odisha.One day it would be another desert like the above photograph.

Where this little fellow and her family live after this tree is used for religious purpose without any logic.Only the young generation can save this earth from being converted to a surface like mars.
POOR DARU (A different view)
The neem tree is noted for its drought resistance. Normally it thrives in areas with sub-arid to sub-humid conditions, with annual rainfall 400–1,200 millimeters (16–47 in). It can grow in regions with an annual rainfall below 400 mm, but in such cases it depends largely on ground water levels. Neem can grow in many different types of soil, but it thrives best on well drained deep and sandy soils. It is a typical tropical to subtropical tree and exists at annual mean temperatures between 21–32 °C (70–90 °F). It can tolerate high to very high temperatures and does not tolerate temperature below 4 °C (39 °F). Neem is one of a very few shade-giving trees that thrive in drought-prone areas e.g. the dry coastal, southern districts of India and Pakistan. The trees are not at all delicate about water quality and thrive on the merest trickle of water, whatever the quality. In India and tropical countries where the Indian Diaspora has reached, it is very common to see neem trees used for shade lining streets, around temples, schools & other such public buildings or in most people's back yards. In very dry areas the trees are planted on large tracts of land.
If you are a supporter of sacrificing animals, birds, human beings and children to please God or Goddess then I have nothing to say. Sacrificing a goat for winning the 2011 World Cup Cricket, was equally pathetic and condemnable. Killing or cutting a huge Neem Tree of hundred or more years is equally cruel. Sanjoy met one gentleman in Kashmir University (who is no more) named Prof.Tak, told him that if you find a timber in water which is more than 100 of years and nothing has happened to it, then it must be from a Dodar tree. Like that Neem heartwood is strong and durable. Its grains are interlocked, and consequently the wood does not split apart very easily. Because of its strength, it serves as a material for constructing oars, cart axles and felloes for cart wheels. It also is a fairly heavy wood. The heartwood of the neem tree resists such pests as wood borers and termites. The wood contains a natural pesticide as part of its composition. India accords high honor to the neem tree. Its leafy crown makes it a popular shade tree. In traditional Indian medicine, extracts from its seeds served as treatment for such ailments as leprosy, and its bark treated such diseases as malaria. Ancient Hindu lore also attributed spiritual properties to the neem tree. They believed that anyone planting it would spend considerable time in a paradise called Suryalok after death.
When fraud is combined with black magic, false belief, customs without logic, and little bit of politics then it’s not religion it’s a perverted form of worshiping God.

11 April 2015


This is an excellent book on diet and its impact on health through poetry.Unfortunately like other countries we do not agree(Politicians) that Hindi is our National language.Millions watch Hindi films the same number watch cricket with Hindi commentary but if the PM says we should make Hindi a compulsory language in primary schools then one would find road blocks, train derailed and buses burnt.Sorry state of affairs.

08 April 2015


Politicians and their advisers have very funny ideas like meals ( AAhar) for Rs:5 is the latest one.Its meant for poor people and destitute but watch here who are in the queue? Rice for Rs:1 per KG,Poor people sell it for Rs10 and that same rice is recycled and sold in the market by the business men who are politicians right hand for Rs:25/-. The slum dwellers steal electricity by hooking,water the same way by making a hole in the main pipe line. Young people are sitting ideal at home in villages and drinking alcohol and take to drugs and gutka.Poor state of affairs in different states.This is new method of vote bank politics.(Photographer--Uttam Pal)

06 April 2015


A very sad day for me and my wife.Our Snowy is no more.Out of these two the one near the yellow flowers was Snowy and the little one was Fiza.Now that both are gone the house appears empty.Snowy lived a full life of 16 years one month.My nephew Spandan who loved Snowy very dearly came running to our house.We together dug a grave near to Fiza's in our garden and bade farewell to our dear Snowy.

05 April 2015