Friday 24 April 2015

The Hero

They attacked him as he always pioneered changes and supported honesty and integrity.

When he made an important discovery that involved the top politicians, bureaucrats, and industrialists, they were desperate to hush him for life.

PHOTO PROMPT - © Douglas M. MacIlroy
PHOTO PROMPT – © Douglas M. MacIlroy

Saturday 18 April 2015

World Heritage Day 2015 At Bhubaneswar

Last night I was delighted to see a tweet @Odisha_Tourism :#WorldHeritageDay will be celebrated by the Department tomorrow. Programme will start at 7:30 am (18 April).

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Bhubaneswar is an ancient and modern city that is referred to as the Temple City as it has many temples.

The starting venue for the heritage walk was the RajaRani Temple.                                                       

In The Waiting Room

The Little Mermaid, Ariel had fallen in love with the Prince at first glance.

She badly wanted legs and had contacted Ursula, the Sea Witch.

Ursula's condition was that she would grant Ariel legs in exchange of her voice.
Ursula asked Ariel to wait while she went to fetch the required magic-herbs and potions.
Painting by Daria Petrilli ; PhotoPrompt- Magpie Tales

Thursday 16 April 2015

Silver City Cuttack

Cuttack is the former capital of the state of Odisha, India.
It is the twin city of Bhubaneswar, the present capital of Odisha.

Cuttack is an ancient city of immense historical significance. Owing to its rich history, Cuttack is also called the Millennium City and the City of 1000 Years.
It is called Silver City due to its amazing and exquisite silver jewellery works that are available.
Cuttack is also famous for its Silver Filigree Durga Puja statues and wonderful Pandals, lighting and celebration. Idols are worth crores of rupees.
Durga Puja - Khan Nagar, Cuttack

Thursday 2 April 2015

Utkala Dibasa

Odisha, a state in India, has a rich cultural heritage and ancient history. 

1st April is celebrated as Utkala Dibasa. It is also called Odisha Dibasa or Odisha Day.
In Odia language, Dibasa means a day of celebration.

On this day in 1936, Odisha was created as a separate state. It was the first state created on linguistic basis.
Odisha was previously called Utkala. Utkala finds a mention in our National Anthem too.
On the occasion of Utkala Dibasa, buildings are lit and there are celebrations.

Here is the video of the song 'Bande Utkala Janani' (Hail Utkala Motherland)

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