Thursday, May 25, 2006

May, Monsoon and My Dreams

For last few years the month of may was painful because of scorching summer , but this time there are number of occassions in which we receive ample rain water. This may be result of global change in weather pattern which is blessing indisguise for people of Orissa. This photograph is taken from my home roof top prior to raining. What an wonderful scene of clouds dispersing into blue sky generating very exciting pattern like my unsuccessful dreams bursting into ground under the cruel behaviour of real world.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

My Visit to Ghanteswari Temple

Ghanteswari or the Deity of Bells is a famous temple of western Orissa. It is situated near Chipilima Power Station. The tailrace water of Hirakud Hydraulic Power Station is made into a channel which flows quite a few kilometers and is made to encircle a small hill. An artificial masonry annular wall is made which creates the reservoir. A small hydro- plant is producing power for Orissa power grid. At the otherside of the hill is our Ghanteswari temple. A narrow passage of one kilometer made of steel structure which has deep channel on oneside and the gorge on otherside is really a thrilling place to walk. The above picture shows the pasage to the temple.
The temple is very old and the devotee ties a bell for fulfillment of his/her wishes. With passage of time there are around few lakhs of various types of bells hanging from trees, walls, beams of the temple.

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Friday, May 19, 2006

Vehicular Traffic Problem in Cuttack

Cuttack, whose literary meaning is Fort, has occupied a prominent position in economic and political dimensions of Orissa. This thousand years city is squeezed between two rivers, Mahanadi and Kathajodi. It's population is increasing day by day and is around 10 lakhs currently. On an average one motor vehicle per household means more than one lakh vehicles and these are plying through the narrow lanes and roads of this closed city. National Highway no.5 which passes through the heart of Cuttack, is creating all sorts of problems. Accidents are common events in this highway. One of my colleague at ABIT , Sri. Kantilal Patnaik met with tragic accident on 12.05.2006 and departed from us. It is high time that the government should look into this ever growing problem with a long term vision and act accordingly very soon.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

My Sunny Days at U.C.E.,Burla

My friends at University College of Engineering are great in many ways. I simply cannoy forget those days at south (first) year hostel. Here are my ten batchmates in this old photograph. The first one from left is Alok Jena, then Chandrasekar Pati, Srinibas Pattnaik,Dipti Patra, Durga Pattnaik, Myself, Rabin Dash, Sattwik Panda. Friends on the ground( only in pic) Manoj Das, Satyaranjan aka Tutu and CVS Kumar.

Monday, May 08, 2006

My Visit To The Crocodile Park at Chennai

I am fortunate to visit the great crocodile park at Chennai where one will find unbelievable range of this animal specimen in plenty. In this picture I am carrying a little one

Thursday, May 04, 2006

My Interacting Session With BPUT Vice Chancellor

While working at Ajay Binay Institute of Technology, Cuttack, I got a chance to meet Dr. Damodara Acharya ,the then Vice Chancellor of B.P.U.T., Rourkela. Later on Dr. Acharya became the first oriya to reach the apex position of Chairman, AICTE.