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Pink is not a Strategy

Jun 25, 2014 | Comments
Pink is not a Strategy

Women like pink. Women are not good with numbers. Women are not good drivers. Women love shopping. Women are…. These stereotypes about women are so common not just amongst men but also marketers. And mind you such perceptions exist even in the developed world. Has the image concerning women remained in a time warp while […]

Pharell William’s Bhubaneswar connect — #HappyBhubaneswar

Jun 16, 2014 | Comments
Pharell William’s Bhubaneswar connect — #HappyBhubaneswar

Awesome ideas come from the most mundane moments. Nothing explains the Happy Bhubaneswar journey better. It all started when Abhishek Das noticed similar videos from other cities. Obviously, a Bhubaneswar version just had to be made. A general discussion with close pal Abhishek Bakshi about how stuff like this doesn’t happen in this city of […]

JAB WE MET – Our Arranged-Love Story

May 25, 2014 | Comments
JAB WE MET – Our Arranged-Love Story

I wanted to address him as the ‘best husband in the whole world’ but thought it was being unfair to all those other husbands who are equally wonderful. The truth of the matter is that he may not be the ‘only’ best husband in the world, but for me he is the best  and he […]

The coolest Mahabharat character

May 18, 2014 | Comments
The coolest Mahabharat character

Sunday afternoons as children meant Doordarshan. I studied in a boarding school where we were not shown TV, so when I went home for holidays, I didn’t spare anyone, not even the news readers who looked like the Anganwadi didi next door. Rangoli, Superhit Muqabla and Chitrahaar were other shows, but one that had the […]

The Summer Affair

May 10, 2014 | Comments
The Summer Affair

What are Summers without Beaches and and Sun kissed cocktails. I say summers would be dull without those Refreshing water rides and Straw hats. You know what I mean. I mean Summers are an incomplete affair, if you don’t plan a Beach vacation. So plan one. If you can’t, then bring the beach to you. […]

Ladies Keeping Periods A Secret From Men Is Unnecessary

Apr 29, 2014 | Comments
Ladies Keeping Periods A Secret From Men Is Unnecessary

I was seven years old or maybe eight. I had started doing minor shopping. It usually happened when mom was busy cooking and she suddenly realized that a couple of ingredients are missing. She used to quickly grab a pen, find out a piece of paper, scribble her requirements and handed the paper to me. […]

Khushwant Singh: From Khan Market to the World, and beyond.

Apr 5, 2014 | Comments
Khushwant Singh: From Khan Market to the World, and beyond.

20th March, 2014 brought the curtains down on the long and eventful career that Khushwant Singh had. He passed away at the age of 99. Just one year short of making a century! This man doesn’t need an introduction. But for the uninitiated, he was a gifted author, candid commentator, columnist, editor, journalist, historian, diplomat […]

Odia Wikipedia celebrates Odisha Day, brings 14 copyright-free Odia books and a free Odia font!

Apr 4, 2014 | Comments
Odia Wikipedia celebrates Odisha Day, brings 14 copyright-free Odia books and a free Odia font!

The Odia Wikimedia community celebrated “Odisha Day” on 29th March at Jayadev Bhawan. Inaugurating this event, eminent linguist Padmashree Dr. Debiprasanna Pattanayak said, ‘Collaborative effort and open access to knowledge repositories will enrich our language an culture’. He also discussed about the efforts being laid for bringing Odia language as the sixth Indian classical language. […]

Jhanvi

Mar 15, 2014 | Comments
Jhanvi

Chapter #1 – Birth into a new world. The day Jhanvi was born, her mother had tears in her eyes. These were not tears of joy, but of disappointment. Jhanvi’s mother had been praying for a son. She was later told that her grandfather and father had been very happy at her birth, for she […]

ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆ: ତିନି ବର୍ଷର ସକ୍ରିୟ ଅବଦାନ ୧୦ ବର୍ଷର ପ୍ରକଳ୍ପକୁ ପୁନର୍ଜୀବନ ଦେଲା

Mar 13, 2014 | Comments
ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆ: ତିନି ବର୍ଷର ସକ୍ରିୟ ଅବଦାନ ୧୦ ବର୍ଷର ପ୍ରକଳ୍ପକୁ ପୁନର୍ଜୀବନ ଦେଲା

ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆ ୨୯ ଜାନୁଆରୀରେ ଏହାର ୧୦ ବର୍ଷ ପୂରଣ କଲା । ୨୦୦୪ରେ ଏହା ପ୍ରଥମ ଭାରତୀୟ ଭାଷାର ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆ ଭାବେ ଆରମ୍ଭ ହେଇଥିଲେ ମଧ୍ୟ, ଏଥିରେ ପ୍ରକୃତ ଅର୍ଥରେ ଲେଖାଲେଖି ୨୦୧୧ରେ ଆରମ୍ଭ ହେଇଥିଲା । ସେତେବେଳେ ୫୫୦ଟି ଯାହିତାହି ପ୍ରସଙ୍ଗ ଏବଂ କହିବାକୁ ଗଲେ ଜଣେ ମଧ୍ୟ ସକ୍ରିୟ ସଭ୍ୟ ନଥିଲେ । ତତ୍କାଳୀନ ପରିସ୍ଥିତିରେ ଅଧିକ ଲୋକଙ୍କ ପାଖରେ ପହଞ୍ଚିବା ଲାଗି ଉଇକିଆଳିଙ୍କୁ ବହୁତ ଅସୁବିଧାର ସମ୍ମୁଖୀନ ହେବାକୁ ପଡୁଥିଲା । ଅଧିକ […]

Plea of a woman

Mar 10, 2014 | Comments
Plea of a woman

I am a girl, born and brought up in Bhubaneswar, India. I have had a very happy childhood as my family made sure that I had the best of everything that they could provide. Most of all, they made sure that I was well protected at all times. I don’t remember a single instance, till […]

And it ended with a bang!!!

Mar 9, 2014 | Comments
And it ended with a bang!!!

The final day at Springfest 2014 had arrived and we expected some gloominess around, but the ‘Spirit of the youth’ was alive more than usual. It seemed like everyone was ready to make the last day of this youthful fest a memorable one. Everybody likes waking up to a sweet voice and the same happened […]