During the all country review meeting last week (Shraavan Purnimaa), over breakfast, a senior colleague from some remote part of Pakistan asked, "Snigdha ji ! Which part of India are you … [Read More...]
In 2003 when our neighbor shifted from Rourkela to Bhubaneswar in a hurry for no apparent reason, I was perplexed by their impulsive decision. When asked, their only reply was, “My brother’s son has … [Read more...] about The Curious Case of Schooling in Bhubaneswar – My Observations
It’s been a year now and I still get chills on mention of the phrase “job hunting”. Not because I found the search procedure to be difficult but for the fear of getting looted officially and that too … [Read more...] about Why It’s Hard to Trust Job Consultancies in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, the mini metropolis is all set to open the doors of its international airport. Will this bring a revolutionary change? Anticipations and excitement are high on heels. 8 years ago when … [Read more...] about What the International Airport in Bhubaneswar Means to Me: My Insights
It’s not often that we see an already established telecom engineer with over two decades of industry expertise quit a high-paying job to pursue his passion – owing a restaurant in his very own city, … [Read more...] about Rendezvous with an Ambitious Restaurateur in Bhubaneswar
Back in the late 2005 during my small stint at V2Solutions in Mumbai, I learned words like “nigga”, “I’ma”, and even phrases like “you is a bad nigga”. I was working as a lyrics editor for a … [Read more...] about The Evolution of Odia Language: Reason to Worry or Rejoice?
Since childhood till now, I have grown tired of hearing people use the phrase Odia Mentality in a variety of situations based on their personal experiences. However, it's hard to deny that this phrase … [Read more...] about Deconstructing Odia Mentality: A Myth or Reality?
How often have we talked about the change on our community page? Remember? No? Well, that's fine - neither do we. What is a change? Why do we need to change the city for the better? Because everyday … [Read more...] about Five Reasons Why We Can’t Change Our City
Recently, I came across this great discussion on Quora.com, a popular network for Questions & Answers. The thread begins with a fairly simple question that one would simply ignore or even scoff … [Read more...] about How to Become an Ideal Citizen of Bhubaneswar – 6 Questions to Ask Yourself
Ramadevi Choudhuri: The legendary freedom fighter and a social reformer who actively participated in the freedom struggle and inspired the women in Odisha to step into the public sphere. She occupied … [Read more...] about The 6 Iconic Women of Odisha
Market Building – a name that conjures up the images of visually sumptuous foods, haggling shoppers, shouting vendors and colorful crowd. It’s the mother of all shopping zones in the city. There’s … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Market Building is Our Go-to Shopping Zone
Even though the Temple City has taken a huge stride in terms of road infrastructure, in an attempt to manage the burgeoning city traffic, it has done very little to ensure the safety of its … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Make City Roads Pedestrian-friendly