Pure Odia Matters

The other day a close friend of mine from Bhubaneswar – we were batch mates in the English Honours and M.A. classes...

Ilish Fish

Ilish is a species of fish related to the ferring in the family Clupeidae. It is also known as ilishi, hilsa, hilsa...

The clever Jackal

 Jackals are Medium sized omnivorous mammals of the sub-tribe canina, which also includes wolves and domestic dogs. Jackals are different types –...

Surupa Anshupa loke agochara

(The beautiful Anshupa remained unknown) Pujyaspada he lagos padapushkara ((whereas) the small Pushkara became the object of worship), wrote...

Mango – The King of fruits

Mango is an edible store fruit. Its botanical name is Magnifier Indica. It is a tropical fruit that is believed to have...

The weaver Bird

The weaver bird belongs to ploceidac family. These birds are called weaver birds because their nests are intricately woven Vegetation. They are...

Poet Sarala Das and his Mahabharata

Sudramuni Sarala Das, who belongs to the fifteenth century, is celebrated as the first major poet, the aadikavi, of Odia literature. To him can...

Dasaratha Jataka

Dasaratha Jataka is the Budhist story of Rama of Ramamyana. Jataka Tale is found in Buddhist literature about the previous life of...

“Useless knowledge” – just a preliminary analysis

This was sixty-five years ago. I had just become a student at Ravenshaw College. The spirit of the freedom struggle was still...
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