Monday 29 November 2021

Rasagola- Odia And Odisha Origin

Recently, Kalinga TV, a leading news channel of Odisha, aired a special programme about Rasagola in its Kalinga Swatantra show (on 27th November 2021 and repeat on 28th and 29th November 2021).

The show's title is in Odia - "Rasagola Kahuchhi Mu Odia".

In English, it means- "Rasagola says I'm Odia."

The show is about the Rasagola origin issue following the Twitter trend #RasagolaDibasa, and also about the Odisha Rasagola Geographical Indication (GI) application and registration. Kalinga TV has documented the views of some stakeholders- historians, authors, researchers, general public, and Rasagola shop owners and sellers, who all have shared about Rasagola's antiquity and association with Odisha.

Some of the personalities, who have been interviewed, and have shared their views in the video are- Prof Pushpesh Pant, Dr. Bhaskar Mishra, Dr. Sarat Kumar Mohanty, Shri Bhakta Tripathy, Shri Santosh Sahu, Dr. Asit Mohanty, Shri Bimbadhar Behera, Shri Satyabrat Mohanty, Shri Manoj Patra, Ms. Saipriya... and yours truly.

It has been uploaded yesterday on YouTube-

Wednesday 24 November 2021

The Man Next Door

It was a normal day, but it did not seem normal. 

Their city had come out of the second lockdown recently. 

There was much excitement! 

It was great to see all the familiar faces.


Not seeing a soul in sight was creepy.

On a normal day, there would have been a traffic jam at that time of the day.

He walked on the street puzzled. 

Photo Prompt- Roger Bultot

He wanted to get his smartphone repaired.

Wednesday 17 November 2021

The Home That Was

She had a home where she felt at home.

She had invested her lifetime's savings.

She had spent time and effort to set it up.

Photo Prompt- Dale Rogerson

She sure felt settled.

Her fairytale did not last long...

Those powerful people wanted the land where her home was built.

Wednesday 10 November 2021

The New World

"This is all. There is nothing beyond this shore."

Rizzy was never convinced whenever her grandparents said this. 

She knew what had happened to all those who had not believed the elders.

She had lost her own parents. 

Rizzy was sure that there was a new world. 

There could not just be one tiny island. 

The innumerable stars in the sky emboldened her. 

Photo Prompt- Ted Strutz

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Child's Play

There was a lot of crime in the city.

One person was responsible.

"I'll leave clues. Catch me if you can."

The police were trying. 

They believed it would be child's play for detective Leela.


Detective Leela stared at the given photograph trying to decipher.

Photo Prompt- Jennifer Pendergast

The culprit seemed to be rather crude, or was he highly intelligent? 

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