The Mendicant Mystics and their Songs of Being Human (poems and poets -2)

I am talking about the Bauls of Bengal and the Mahima people of Odisha. For the members of these spiritual sects 'Being Human' is not a mere slogan to be displayed on T-shirts to redeem past sins. Their whole being radiates human values when they sing and dance while travelling from place to place. The …

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I stand / stand not with Abhijit

Seems, Abhijit Ayer - Mitra, the loud mouth journalist and friend of fallen BJD angel Jay Panda, is having a taste of his own medicine. At least that is what appears from his earlier tweets. Abhijit Mitra's consistent derogatory remarks about Odisha either comes from his shallow understanding of India's cultural roots and pluralism or …

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even for gods one life is not enough – the ritual of nabakalebara

  There are hundreds of festivals and rituals associated with the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, the annual car festival, which falls on 25th June this year, being the most prominent one. There is one ritual that is unique to this temple. The presiding deities of the temple - Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra …

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