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The Phoenix
 Suchismita Sahu  
 8 March 2018  

Below is my script, which I had delivered in my club level contest of Toastmaster International speech contest. For the knowledge of the readers, I would like to say that Toastmasters International (TI) is a US headquartered nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Writing stories and writing scripts for speeches are two different things. In speeches, the speaker has to take the challenge to involve her audience throughout the speech and she has to communicate everything within 7 mins of her talk. Audience may lose interest if the opening is not good and if the script timing goes beyond 7 mins, then audience may feel bored. So, this script provides some guidelines to a speaker.... Hope the readers will enjoy it:Title: The phoenixOpening:4th Jan1986, Odisha, a girl was born with lots of dreams in her eyes. Dreams to be the best daughter to her parents  …. Dreams to be the best Engineer the world has ever seen….dreams to bring a change in the nation …. Dreams to do the best of her life …. N  Dreams to be a wonderful wife……………………Everything was going fine as planned until 2014 when this girl caught a disease ………….. her dreams started dying, her faith in love started dying, her trust for her parents started losing and worst of all , she even thought of ending it……Eventually After 2 years of struggle  that sweet innocent girl ……died a suffocating death.Body:Good afternoon Honorable Contest Chair, fellow toastmasters and dear guests.In one of those chilly evening on November 2016, she was reborn as an independent woman with self-respect, one who takes her own decisions ……4 years back, life had put her at a turning point where one decision that she took made her disgrace for everyone……… worse even disgrace to her parents. What was that one wrong decision that changed her life………….? What was that disease that killed her happiness…??Her mistake was she decided to say no to domestic violence after marriageShe decided to not tolerate her drunkard husband’s beatings every night, she decided to not tolerate her father in law stopping her to talk to her family members, she decided not to ask her parents for more dowry, she decided not to tolerate her mother in law’s giving her high voltage electric shocks. She had lost her mental peace and freedom, which had huge negative impact on her professional career. How difficult to bear all those? How painful those moments were?? Losing individuality and living means a spiritless life with a moving physical body, that means you are living like a dead body!!!When she looked back to get the ANegative Situation Wisely Experiencing Reversal she could see that she had very little control over what happened. The seasons of her experience had to run their course – severe winter storms, cold and darkness, then the seeds hidden from within started beginning to sprout (very exciting!). The best she could do was ride the waves, which she did with varying degrees of success. She saved all her strength to swim with the tide and to flow with the grace that washed through her days, raising all her quills to defend against invaders. She took this on faith. All she used is a pair of eyes unblinkered by fear, apprehension and prejudice. Fighting with herself went on in each and every moment, hour and day, to come out from her demon created by herself since her birth. To come out from the attitude to care about ‘what will people say?’Transformation was not sweet and bright. It was dark, murky, painful and pushing. A practice in facing our own created demons.  A complete uprooting, before becoming. She turned her demons into art, her fears into fuel, her mistakes into teachers and her weaknesses into reasons to keep us fighting. She did not waste her pain, instead recycled her heart!!!Situation in life might had defeated her, burnt her, insulted her, injured her and abandoned us. But,  they will not, shall not and cannot destroy her, like a Phoenix she knows how to surrect. Lakshmi Agarwal, JK Rowling, Muniba Mazari and many more are the phoenixes who emerges from the ashes….Now, after 4 yrs, she can see herself as an independent woman who spreads her messages on how to fight with themselves among those women who try to commit suicide due to various reasons whether she is a rape survivor or has become physically disabled and lost her confidence to live her life. She says them “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already. The world is full of wonderful things you havenot seen yet. Don’t ever give the chance of seeing them. You are not a victim, you are a survivor. The man who attacked you will cover his face. You wont. While we women get busy in playing our predefined roles, we forget to love ourselves, we forget our worth and we don’t realize that there is so much more we can do for ourselves and for the people around us.”Conclusion:Ladies and Gentlemen,As said by Lao Tzu “New beginnings are disguised as painful endings.”What’s perceived as painful and undesirable, often paves the way for something better – and if not better, at least different. In difference, lies life’s momentum and progress. Traumatic occurrences always have a disguised positive side to them. Hidden opportunities make us more determined and fills us with life-preserving energy. Until we’re jolted out of our peaceful slumber, no epoch event can be expected to happen.Desire changes Nothing, Decision changes Something. But Determination changes Everything.Desire changes Nothing, Decision changes Something. But Determination changes Everything.Over to Emcee… 

Bharat Bandh- Dalit OutRage
 Suraj Kumar  
 4 April 2018  

At least nine persons were killed and scores injured Monday as Dalit anger exploded on the streets in different parts of the country on the day the Centre filed a petition in the Supreme Court, asking it to review its March 20 order that called for changes in the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.Protesting this alleged dilution of the law, Dalits tried to enforce a Bharat Bandh and its impact was felt most in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Punjab. They repeatedly clashed with police and blocked rail and road traffic at several places. In the violence that followed, vehicles and public properties, including police posts, were torched.Places in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana witnessed buses being set on fire, trains stopped, curfews imposed and internet services restricted, even as police cane-charged protesters. The Centre has already filed a review petition against the changes made to the Act by the SC to "prevent its misuse", and Union Law MinisterRavi Shankar Prasad on Monday said the government will argue the matter with “full authority”.But the protests we are witnessing across most of the country are not just over the Act. They are born of an anger that has been gathering momentum over the years — sparked by various incidents and allowed to fester, even aggravated, by an insensitive government.According to the latest available National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, crimes against SCs went up by 5.5 percent in 2016 (40,801) over 2015 (38,670). Crimes against Scheduled Tribes saw a spike of 4.7 percent, (6,568 in 2016 over 6,276 in 2015). According to a study of the same data, in India, a crime is committed against Dalits every 15 minutes, and six Dalit women are raped every day.Of these thousands of incidents, some emerged as flashpoints over the past two-three years, witnessing a coming together of Dalits and the emergence of a younger, vocal leadership.Dalit groups across the country have taken to the streets, declaring a “Bharat Bandh” in response to the alleged “dilution” of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, after the Supreme Court on March 20, 2018, banned automatic arrests and registration of criminal cases under the legislation which seeks to protect members of scheduled castes and tribes against discrimination and abuse.On the one hand, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, under pressure from both the Opposition and within the NDA announced that the government does not agree with the Supreme Court's decision and has filed a strong, comprehensive review petition. (Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi had said, “It is in the DNA of the RSS/BJP to keep Dalits at the lowest level in Indian society. Anyone who challenges this thought is crushed with violence. Our Dalit brothers and sisters are today on the streets demanding protection of their rights from the Modi Government. We salute them.”)On the other hand, the agitations on the street have taken a turn for the violent.Madhya PradeshAs per reports, the protests have left four dead in Madhya Pradesh's Morena, adding that curfew had been imposed in the area. In Madhya Pradesh, curfew was also imposed in parts of Gwalior and Section 144 (prohibiting assembly of more than four people in the area) in Sagar. Madhya Pradesh's Bhind also witnessed stone pelting and vandalism. Shots were also fired during protests in Gwalior.PunjabIn Punjab, the Amarinder Singh government has stepped up security measures, including deferring the CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 examinations. "Taking cognizance of the letter of the director general (school education), the CBSE decided to postpone all class 12 and 10 examinations scheduled for April 2, 2018, in the state of Punjab," it said in a statement issued late in last night. The Punjab government also ordered the suspension of bus services and mobile internet services.Delhi and Uttar PradeshAs per a PTI report, Dalit protesters squatted on tracks in several places outside Delhi, stopping trains, including the Dehradun Express and the Ranchi Rajdhani, as part of their agitation. Many trains, such as Saptakranti Express, Utkal Express and the Bhubaneswar and Ranchi Rajdhani as well as the Kanpur Shatabdi, were stopped ahead of Ghaziabad in Meerut and Modinagar.Clashes also broke out between the protesters and the police in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Mobs also disrupted trains at the Hapur station, where the movement of many goods trains was affected.Other statesAnd not just MP, things are far from calm across the country. In Jaipur, Rajasthan, a showroom was vandalized. In addition, clashes between the protestors and the police broke out in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Protestors in Odisha's Sambalpur blocked the movement of trains. As violence remains unchecked, reports suggest that at least three people, including two policemen, were injured during a “lathi charge” in Ajmer, Rajasthan after the protestors attacked first with stones.Reports also suggest that a youth died in police firing in Alwar and internet services have been suspended in the area. While there has been criticism for the arson, the vandalism, and the violence, the “Bharat Bandh” in general has received the support of many. After all, atrocities against Dalits, Bahujans, and Adivasis in the country have certainly seen a spike — it is hard to deny this sad reality considering the year began with mass violence against Dalits in Bhima-Koregaon.The merits, demerits and the inconveniences of a countrywide “bandh” can debate all day long. What is, however, more important, is to understand the potential harm caused by the Supreme Court in its attempt to “prevent misuse of law”.The SC/ST Act remains in place because of millennia of systemic oppression that continues to make its presence felt even in this supposed “post-caste” India of 2018. 

Review of Wheels of Wish
 Megha Biloniya  
 9 June 2018  

Title :Wheels of WishAuthor : Bibhu Datta RoutBlurb : Imprisonment of a couple in the Dwapar Yug and the creation of magnetism at Sun temple in Konark has a great deal of linkage to a missing boy in the 13th century carrying the mightiest power of the universe that transcends in time across generations leading to an alleged rape and murder accusation to the story's protagonist, an investment banker Shashank Chaudhary in 2008 who flies from New York to Odisha to find himself trapped in an 800 years old enigma. A biological allegory that unfolds a historical and mythological mystery that counts back in time as far as the epic Mahabharata. One that surpasses time and the material world with its mathematical calculations within physical elements. Unexplainable evidences, puzzling data, conspiracy theories and unheard secrets intermingle with one another to create plots in the history of time that have been startling scientists and mythologists to date. It's now in the court room that he must face his worst fears and probably the world's greatest held secret, a rare phenomenon of a chromosomal defect, from an unexpected guest.My View : The blurb of the book will definitely fill the curiosity in the reader’s mind. The lovely cover and the title Wheels of Wishes worked completely in grasping my attention making me more curios to unfold the story residing in the book.All the characters are portrayed beautifully; the author very well briefs about the characters at the beginning of the book but still a reader may get confuse as there are numerous characters dwelling in the story. The story is locked with a lot of drama having tints of history and mythology. The way author has painted the details of history is really commendable. Author must have done a lot of research in order to portray such details clearly in his book. Portraying such kind of stories requires knowledge and skills.The tagline on the cover of the book already suggest that the story holds a crime; author has crafted the story very well and the crime revolving around the other events having details of history lands the reader on a different node. The story goes on switching its way from past events to present. The book also contains the hues of love of Shashank and Roohani, murder mystery, rape case and lot more to locate. The writing style is simple which makes the reading journey easy for me. Articulation of the sentences could be much better which will help in attracting the reader’s mind. I found the narration of the story moderate which weakens the links between the reader and the story. Fascinating Read!Rating : 3.5/5Reviewer : Megha Biloniya

Book Review: You Are the best thing That Happened to Me by Sushil Kumar Rana
 Ayushi A Nair  
 13 September 2018  

Book Title:You Are the best thing That Happened to MeAuthor: Sushil Kumar RanaFormat: Paper BackTotal Number of Pages: 208Language: EnglishPublisher: Redgrab booksPublishing Date: Second edition (31 July 2018)ISBN-10: 9387390403ISBN-13: 978-9387390409Sushil: A successful writer and an engineer from a Middle-class family.Anjali: A gorgeous and smart girl. Anyone can fall in love at the first sight of her.Aashish: Sushil's Best friend, who loves Anjali one-sided.Anuradha: A journalism Student and doing research on Writer.Sushil Pandit is a mechanical engineer. He is also an author of two bestselling novels. Now, he has everything in life, except his love, Anjali. Love is a blissful and everyone has to experience it once in a lifetime. Love makes life lively and also give a reason to live. There was a time when these two lovebirds were an example of two bodies, one soul. But a turning point in their lives sets them apart, with their soul still united and strong. Experience a roller coaster of emotions in this story. Find out how Sushil changed into a successful person from an ordinary boy.My TakeStarting from the title of the book You Are the best thing That Happened to Me gives the hint’s to readers it’s going to be a love story. The title is apt according to the plot.  It’s been said that never judge a book cannot be judged by looking at its cover alone but I personally feel cover can be much better to catch attraction among readers.The story starts with an award function where our protagonist Sushil Pandit receives an award for best employee of the year 2016. Sushil Pandit is a mechanical engineer by profession and author of two bestselling novels. He has achieved everything in life except the love of his life. After the function on his way to home he happens to meets Anuradha a journalism student who doing some research on authors. Anuradha wants to know more about Sushi’s life after achieving everything in life he is incomplete.  Then the story enters into the flashback memories of when he was in school. Sushil joins a coaching center with his friends to improve grades in subject. There he meets Anjali for the first time and felt attracted towards her. Later Anjali and Sushil become best friends who can understand each other well. Sushil was confused with his feelings towards Anjali is it love or attraction? Ashish and Anjali are they both equally important to him he can’t even think of losing one for other. On the other hand Ashish had a crush on Anjali. To know more what happened next to Sushil read the book.The author had beautifully weaved the struggles of every middle class family, the family bonding, surprise birthday celebration of Anjali at tuition center, hang outs with friends, decision to choose between career and love, struggles after college, job hunt and many more incidents. I love how cunning crafted the mother and sons bonding.Language of the book is lucid and written in a simple way to comprehend for any kind of reader. A book which won’t require the use of a dictionary, a book which evens an amateur reader would love to get indulged in. The pace of the story is slow and kept dragging at some time. The characters are well developed and one can easily relate them.  Narration of the book is simple and engaging. A few typographical errors here and there need to be rectified. If the edit was done properly, the story would have sounded much better. If the Hindi dialogues were translated into English it was much better since everyone will not able to understand it.I recommend this book to the readers who are seeking for a quick read or a light-hearted romantic novel.Overall 3/5 StarsGrab the copy here- Amazon |FlipkartAbout the AuthorSushil Kumar Rana is a Mechanical Engineer work in an MNC company in Odisha. He belongs to a middle class family, was born and brought up in Bolangir District, Odisha. He always tried to inhabit the life in his way and his parents always support him. He is an aspiring author, contributed in an anthology is published by Purlit (Rainbow of Womanhood). A second anthology is “ Twisted Tales” published by the Authors ink publication. He is the author of “In Search Of Happiness” Anthology. He was in the habit of writing a diary which consisted of his college experiences and memories. Currently working on his second novel based on crime thriller. Apart from writing, reading and book reviewing, he is a music and movie geek. His motto in life “never give up your dreams for others, be happy and spread happiness”. Currently he resides in Sambalpur District.You can reach at him @ Twitter |Instagram |Facebook |Website

StoryMirror in conversation with author Suman Mishra
 StoryMirror Feed  
 22 February 2019  
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Q:Please give details about your initial education and forming years of life.  A: I am of 11th std, science student in odm public school , bhubaneswar odisha . Preparing and aiming for medical in future. Besides i love writing and discovered this passion of mine at an early age.Q: How did you get interested in literature? What inspired you to write?   A: Literature has always been my favorite. I used to read novels, short stories and poems which later inspired me to write. I love playing with words and try to write every sentence with the deep and realistic feeling.Q: What difficulties did you have to face with respect to literary work?  A: Coming to difficulties, I have tried to write a novel many a times yet i am just not able to write the way it should be. Aiming to have my solo novel published is not just a dream but needs a lot of hard work as well. Literary writing brings the original though from a writer’s mind yet if not completed, gives disappointment as well.Q: What is your view about the present-day literary work? A: The modern day literature has become so modernized that we are forgetting out ethics and culture and it leads to the degradation of the literature as well.Q: Do you think that the emergence of digital and social media has given a new opportunity to creative writers? A: Yes the emergence of digital and social sites have given a lot of opportunities for the young , modern and aspiring writers to showcase their talents.Q: Please tell us something about your literary work.A: My literary work involves everything that is around me . May be it on social causes , emotions , abstract or anything that connects me to the deepest of my emotions , that’s where I start to pen my thoughts , mostly in poetry . Q: What was your first literary work and how was it published? A: My first literary work is titled as 'maa' which i wrote on the eve of my mother's birthday and had submitted the poem on a theme based poetry anthology it got selected that is going to be published in the upcoming months.Q: How many ways literature can contribute to society in future?A: Literature can contribute to the society in a million ways , may be it changing the mindset , society's rules , literature has the power to change the thinking in unstoppable ways. Q: Where do you see yourself after 5 years in the literary world?A: After 5 years , I see my literature world in a totally different way. Having got my solo book published that time would be a dream come true, planning for more such to change the world with my words and verses.Q: What ways would you suggest to build a community for poets?A: A community of poets would basically have mentors, experienced writers , learners , young writers and would form a group to aim for better literary knowledge and more anthologies.Q: What message would you like to give to aspiring new writers? A: To all the aspiring writers , you can do it . I know its a bit of a difficult journey at the start , but eventually things would fall in its own place. Just pen down your feelings and let the words express what you want to convey. If you think u can do it you would definitely be able to do it . All my best wishes to you.Q: How was your experience of writing on StoryMirror?  A: My experience in storyMirror has been incredibly nice. Q: Would you like to say something about StoryMirror? A: StoryMirror provides an amazing platform for all the writers to know more, learn and grow from it .Here is the link to read my content https://storymirror.com/profile/z3dv6kea/suman-mishra/stories

StoryMirror in conversation with author Suman Mishra
 StoryMirror Feed  
 24 February 2019  
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Q: Please give details about your initial education and forming years of life. A: I am of 11th std, science student in odm public school , bhubaneswar odisha . Preparing and aiming for medical in future. Besides i love writing and discovered this passion of mine at an early age.Q: How did you get interested in literature? What inspired you to write?   A: Literature has always been my favorite. I used to read novels, short stories and poems which later inspired me to write. I love playing with words and try to write every sentence with the deep and realistic feeling.Q: What difficulties did you have to face with respect to literary work?  A: Coming to difficulties, I have tried to write a novel many a times yet i am just not able to write the way it should be. Aiming to have my solo novel published is not just a dream but needs a lot of hard work as well. Literary writing brings the original though from a writer’s mind yet if not completed, gives disappointment as well.Q: What is your view about the present-day literary work?A: The modern day literature has become so modernized that we are forgetting out ethics and culture and it leads to the degradation of the literature as well.Q: Do you think that the emergence of digital and social media has given a new opportunity to creative writers?A: Yes the emergence of digital and social sites have given a lot of opportunities for the young , modern and aspiring writers to showcase their talents.Q: Please tell us something about your literary work.A: My literary work involves everything that is around me . May be it on social causes , emotions , abstract or anything that connects me to the deepest of my emotions , that’s where I start to pen my thoughts , mostly in poetry . Q: What was your first literary work and how was it published?A: My first literary work is titled as 'maa' which i wrote on the eve of my mother's birthday and had submitted the poem on a theme based poetry anthology it got selected that is going to be published in the upcoming months.Q: How many ways literature can contribute to society in future?A: Literature can contribute to the society in a million ways , may be it changing the mindset , society's rules , literature has the power to change the thinking in unstoppable ways. Q: Where do you see yourself after 5 years in the literary world?A: After 5 years , I see my literature world in a totally different way. Having got my solo book published that time would be a dream come true, planning for more such to change the world with my words and verses.Q: What ways would you suggest to build a community for poets?A: A community of poets would basically have mentors, experienced writers , learners , young writers and would form a group to aim for better literary knowledge and more anthologies.Q: What message would you like to give to aspiring new writers?A: To all the aspiring writers , you can do it . I know its a bit of a difficult journey at the start , but eventually things would fall in its own place. Just pen down your feelings and let the words express what you want to convey. If you think u can do it you would definitely be able to do it . All my best wishes to you.Q: How was your experience of writing on StoryMirror?  A: My experience in storyMirror has been incredibly nice. Q: Would you like to say something about StoryMirror?A: StoryMirror provides an amazing platform for all the writers to know more, learn and grow from it .

StoryMirror in conversation with author Priya Singh
 StoryMirror Feed  
 7 March 2019  
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Q:Please give details about your initial education and forming years of life. • I have always been the travel kid. So, my education has always been for like three or four years at some place and other three or four years at other places. I spent my nursery education till 4th grade in my village in U.P. after that I started my 5th grade from Kanpur and studied there till 7th grade and then I moved to Ballia and studied there from 8th grade to 10th. then again, I moved here in Odisha and currently doing my (10+2) in Bhubaneswar. This is my second year. Examination have been started, today was my first exam. Hope everything goes well. Q: How did you get interested in literature? What inspired you to write?   *  I don't know exactly what inspired me to start writing. At that time when I was in Kanpur, I was in 7th grade, a kid’s magazine named "KIDZ HERALD" used to get published. In that magazine a column would contain the written works of kids when I saw that column, I too wanted to publish but I didn't have any written poem or anything of that type. So I, at that time developed a feeling to write. I would copy along the lines of poems given in my books and try to write a poem or write whatever I used to watch on the television, though I never published one in any magazine. I just used to write from then on. It was in the previous year that is 2018 when I started writing on your site.Q: What difficulties did you have to face with respect to literary work? • Scary thoughts, they sometimes make me question that if the course of writing I am considering is good for me or not. Due to this most my stories are still left incomplete. whenever I start writing anything, I get thoughts like will people love my writing? will they like it? would people hate me? I write worst. I can’t write well and many other negative thoughts like this which sometimes makes me stop writing.Q: What is your view about the present-day literary work?  *  I think the present literary work covers a wide aspects within it because today we can write about politics or religions and put our opinions freely without having to suffer through any punishment. years ago writing was censured by religion branches like church or the king and if books were found against them, they used to punish the writer or sent them to exile. but now we are free to write our opinions in our book. the book " Accidental Prime Minister” is a great example.Q: Do you think that the emergence of digital and social media has given a new opportunity to creative writers? • Yes I do think that emergence of social media has given us writers a new opportunity as  before, we used to write at home and we only  had options to publish our work in Magazines or go to publisher which needed a lot of paperwork. But now it's different, we with the help of free writing  social sites, we can easily just open the app and write whatever we want and also be secured of our literary work to be not stolen by anyone. Also we can get a huge number of readers and their reviews. Q: Please tell us something about your literary work. *  I mostly write poems  in free style cause you know I am very week at following rules. Right now I am also  trying my hands out at Haiku and flash fiction.          Also I am interested in science fiction and was currently writing one, but due to my exams I have taken a total break from literature as a whole.Q: What was your first literary work and how was it published? •  As I have already told before I first started writing what I saw on Television. Like If I used to watch a movie, I used to write it in paper whatever I saw.  So, my first literary work was, I wrote a T. V.  serial which I daily used to watch, and I never published it cause you know copyrights. If you are Talking about first literary work to get published, the it is one of my poem in your Anthology book. Q: How many ways literature can contribute to society in future?• Literature can have a very powerful impact on people reading it in many ways. It can help fight social issues and bring social Change worldwide not only in future but also in present too. we all know that " A pen is mightier than sword".Q: Where do you see yourself after 5 years in the literary world?• I want too see myself in the category of Best seller writers. Hope God listens to my wish and I keep doing my  hard work.Q: What ways would you suggest to build a community for poets?•  According to me the ways to build community for poets are:-     1. Keeping it local:-Some of the communities which are tightly knit is not just because they share each other's opinion or respect each other ideas or the forms of writing but also because  they know each other by face. I think it will be better to form local poet group from a region where they meet each  once in a week.   2. This is very important point mostly I have seen communities focuses on a particular prose or a form of writing. In such a big community you can't expect everyone to write in same form or style. There are many forms like flash fiction, Haiku ,Tanka etc....Q: What message would you like to give to aspiring new writers? • on the basis of of my writing experience. I have always got the fears like will people read my work? Will people like my work? Or thoughts like I write worst (as I already mentioned above) haunts me and makes me hopeless and search for inspiration here and there. So in this regard I want to say look for inspiration inside you. The best inspiration is the self-inspiration. Don’t let these fears hinder your path of writing and if they ever come and haunt just tell them "I know I write best and of course people will read and love my writings." Shoo away your fears, scold them and get to writing.Q: How was your experience of writing on StoryMirror? • Story mirror has been a great platform to support me in this writing job.  Before joining this site I used to write once in week and sometimes weeks ended and I don't used to write don't  get time to write but  then I joined story mirror's 52 weeks  writing challenge, which inspired me to write every weekday and it made me into habit of writing but as of now I am mostly inactive because of my exams, once  they finish I will be back. And I will appreciate and also look for competitions like 30 days writing challenge on this platform which will inspire writers like me to get into the habit of writing daily.Q: Would you like to say something about StoryMirror? • All and all I had a great experience of writing here on this platform. I really appreciate the covers you edit and design and all the hard work you do to keep supporting writers like us to write more and more. I will always be great full to the StoryMirror and it's team to build a writer, an improved writer in me. Here is the link to read my content https://storymirror.com/profile/57wiybay/priya-singh/stories 

Why Best Web Design Company in Bangalore, Best Software Company in Odisha, and Web Design Company
 Abhijit Singh  
 25 April 2019  
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The ample of web developers and designers out there in the market, like agencies to online templates as well as freelancers all want to have the services of web Design Company. For selecting the Best Web Design company in Bangaloreis a challenge. One must do planning and search a primary list which is a continuous process.The track record must be checked before hiring any staff. The track will inform about how many clients they have served in the past. The vital factor of a professional Best web Design Company in Bangalore and is the credibility of the employees that one must assure that they are offering truthful and factual contents.Software projects give an application of software progress and application services. For doing purpose, they offer the modern technique and state of the art process. The reputed and Best Software Company in Odhisha also employs talented individuals as they have the urge to get the best results and offer the clientele the suitable services at a reasonable price. There are various companies that have increased the parameters of the business application, collaboration, and middle ware.One can also take the support of the websites to acquire information about the organizations. A website is a vital factor of a business today, where an excellent quality website appeals more opportunities to be changed into successful healthy clients. To possess a quality website developed for the business, one must take the services of the excellent Web Design Company in Bangalore.They also give competitive advantage to the clients and the designer must be willing to give the fabulous quality of services to develop and design a web portal for business. A professional company gives one with a complete package of services starting from the progress to deployment. They also do the maintenance of the website at a regular break. They maintain the professionalism to adhere the services to the standards.The company must have a talented staff to carry on all the operations and must have a magnificent experience of serving several ventures.

ବେଳ ଥାଇ ବନ୍ଧ ବାନ୍ଧରେ ଓଡିଆ
 Dr. Shiba Prasad Tripathy  
 11 May 2019  
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ଏକୁଟିଆ ବସିରହି ବୋର ହେବା ଅପେକ୍ଷା ପାଖ ସିଟ୍ ରେ ବସିଥିବା ପିଲାଟି ସହ କଥାବାର୍ତ୍ତା କଲେ ହୁଏତ ଯାତ୍ରାର ପଥ କିଛି ଲାଘବ ହେବ । ଏହି ଭାବନା ରଖି କଥା ପ୍ରସଙ୍ଗରେ ପିଲାଟାକୁ ପଚାରିଲି- ତୁମର ଯାତ୍ରା  କେତେଦୂର ଯାଏଁ ? ଚୁମ୍ବକରେ ପିଲାଟି ଉତ୍ତର ଫେରାଇ କହିଲା 'କ୍ଯାପିଟାଲ' । ଜାଣି ଅଜଣା ରହି ଏକ ଆଶ୍ଚର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଭଂଗୀରେ ପୁଣି ଥରେ ପ୍ରଶ୍ନ କଲି - କ୍ଯାପିଟାଲ ! ଏହାର ଅର୍ଥ କ'ଣକି? ନିଜଠାରୁ ଏପରି ଅବାନ୍ତର ପ୍ରଶ୍ନ ଶୁଣିବା ପରେ ପିଲାଟି ଇଂରାଜୀ ଠାଣିରେ ଉତ୍ତର ଫେରାଇ କହିଲା- ' Oh i don't  know what type of foolish peoples are in Odisha . ଏତିକି କହିଲା ବେଳକୁ କଥାର ଖିଅ ଧରି ପଚାରିଲି - ' ହଇହୋ ବାବୁ ! ତୁମ ଘରଟା କ'ଣ ଓଡିଶା ବାହାରେ କି?' ପିଲାଟି ସେଦିନ ଯେତିକି ସହଜରେ ପ୍ରଶ୍ନର ଉତ୍ତର ଗୁଡିକ ଦେଇଥିଲା, ମୁଁ କିନ୍ତୁ ସେତିକି ସହଜରେ ତାହା ଗ୍ରହଣ କରି ପାରିନଥିଲି । ରାତିସାରା ବସ୍ ରେ ସେଇ ଗୋଟିଏ କଥାକୁ ନେଇ ଘାଣ୍ଟି ଚକଟି ହେଉଥାଏ । ସତରେ କଣ କ୍ଷଣିକ ଭିତରେ ଓଡିଶାର ଭୌଗଳିକ ମାନଚିତ୍ର ଠାରୁ  ଭୂବନେଶ୍ବର ଅଲଗା ହୋଇଗଲା ?    ତା' ପରଦିନ ଭୂବନେଶ୍ବର ରୁ ପୁରୀ ଅଭିମୁଖେ ମୋର ଯାତ୍ରା । ବସ୍ ଟି ପିପିଲି ଡେଇଁ ସାକ୍ଷୀଗୋପାଳ ହେଲା । ଜଣେ ଅଧେ ସେଠାରେ ଓହ୍ଲାଇଛନ୍ତି କି ନାହିଁ ସନ୍ଦେହ। ଦଳେ ଲୋକ ଧସେଇ ଆସିଲେ । ସେଇ ଠେଲା-ପେଲା ଭିତରେ ପାଞ୍ଚ/ଛଅ ବର୍ଷର ଛୁଆଟିଏ ଅଣନିଶ୍ବାସୀ ହେଇ ଯାଉଥାଏ । ଏମିତି ତ ଆଗରୁ ବସ୍ ଟି ଭିଡ ଥିଲା । ନୈତିକତା ଦୃଷ୍ଟି କୋଣରୁ ଛୁଆଟିକୁ ପାଖରେ ବସାଇଲି । ଏମିତି ପଚାରୁ ପଚାରୁ କଥା ଛଳରେ ତା'କୁ ପଚାରିଲି -'ତୁମ ଘରେ ତୁମ ଛଡା ଆଉ କିଏ କିଏ ସବୁ ଅଛନ୍ତି  ? ରହି ରହି ଛୁଆଟି କହିଲା-' ଆମ ଘରେ ମୋ ଡାଡି, ମମି, ଗ୍ରାଣ୍ଡ ଫାଦର ଏବଂ ଗ୍ରାଣ୍ଡ ମଦର ଅଛନ୍ତି ' ।  ଶିଶୁଟିର କୋମଳ ଉତ୍ତରଟିକୁ ଦୋହରାଇ କହିଲି- ' 'ଓହୋ ! ତୁମ ଘରେ ତାହା ହେଲେ ତୁମ ବାପା, ମାଁ, ଜେଜେ ଏବଂ ଜେଜେମା ଅଛନ୍ତି '। କଥାଟିକୁ ବାଆଁରେଇ ଦେଇ ଛୁଆଟି ପୁଣି ଥରେ କହିଲା -'ନାଇଁ ନାଇଁ ଆମ ଘରେ ମୋ ଡାଡି, ମମି.....ଅଛନ୍ତି '। ତା' କଥା ସହ ସହମତି ପ୍ରକାଶ କରି ଆଉଥରେ ପଚାରି ବୁଝିଲି - 'ହଁ, ହେଲା ଯେ ତୁମେ କ'ଣ ଏବେ ବାପା, ମାଁ ଙ୍କ ସହ ଯାଉଛ' ? ଏତିକି କହି ସାରିବା ପରେ ଭାବୁଥିଲି କାଳେ ଛୁଆଟି ମୋ କଥା ସହ ଏକମତ ହେଇଯିବ । କିନ୍ତୁ ତାହା ହେଲା ନାହିଁ । ବରଂ ସେ ମୋ ଠାରୁ କଥାଟିକୁ ଛଡାଇ ନେଇ କହିଲା-' ( ବିଶି ଅଙ୍ଗୁଳି ଦେଖାଇ) ସେମାନେ ମୋ ଡାଡି ଏବଂ ମମି' । କୁହନ୍ତୁ ତ ପାଠକେ ! ଏଠାରେ ତା'ର ବା' ଦୋଷ କଣ ? ସେ ତ ସାମାନ୍ୟ ବକଟେ ପିଲା। ଯାହାର ସୂକ୍ଷ୍ମଚିତ୍ତ ଭିତରେ ପାଞ୍ଚ/ଛଅ ବର୍ଷ ହେଲା ଡାଡି,ମମି ପରି ଶବ୍ଦ ଗୁଡିକ ଘୋଷି ହୋଇ ରହିଯାଇଛି , ସିଏ ବା କାହୁଁ ମୋ କଥା ଗୁଡିକ ଏତେ ସହଜରେ ଗ୍ରହଣ କରିନେବ ! ଏଇ ଭିତରେ ବସ୍ ଟି ମୋ ଗନ୍ତବ୍ୟ ସ୍ଥଳରେ ଯାଇ ପହଞ୍ଚିଲା ।ପୁରୀ ସହର ମୋ ପାଇଁ ନୁଆ ଥିଲା । ଭାବିଲି, ଟ୍ରାଫିକ ପୁଲିସ ଭାଇଙ୍କ ଠାରୁ ସାହାଯ୍ଯ ଲୋଡିନେବା ଠିକ୍ ହେବ । ତାଙ୍କଠାରୁ ଶ୍ରୀମନ୍ଦିରର ରାସ୍ତା ବୁଝିବା ବେଳେ ମହାଶୟ ଜଣକ ଦିଗ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶ ଦେଇ କହିଲେ- 'ୱାହାଁ ଦେଖୋ ! ମନ୍ଦିରକା ଧ୍ବଜା ଉଡ୍ ରହାହେ,ଇସ୍ ରାସ୍ତେ ସେ ସିଧେ ଚଲେ ଯାନା'। ସେଠାରୁ ବାଟ ଭାଙ୍ଗି ଯିବାବେଳେ କାନରେ ଶୁଭିଲା -' ମୋ ନଡିଆ ରସ ପିଇବ ଆସ'। ଶୋଷ ଲାଗୁଥିଲା, ଲୋକଟିକୁ  ଭଲ ଗୋଟେ ଦେବାକୁ କହିଲି। ଲୋକଟି ପଇଡ କାଟି ମୋ ହାତକୁ ଧରାଇ କହିଲା-'ଡାବନିନ୍'। ଏହା ପରେ ମୁଁ ନିଜକୁ ନିଜେ ପଚାରି ବୁଝିଲି-'ମୁଁ ଓଡିଶାରେ ଅଛିତ ? ଏଇ ଟିକକ ଆଗରୁ ଯେଉଁ ଲୋକଟି ଓଡିଆରେ ନଡିଆ ରସ.......କହି ଗର୍ଜନ କରୁଥିଲା ହଠାତ୍ କେମିତି ତା' ଭାଷାର ପରିବର୍ତ୍ତନ ଘଟିଲା। ସତରେ କ'ଣ ଏମାନେ ଓଡିଆ ନା ଏଣ୍ଡୁଅ ରୂପି ଓଡିଆ ! ଦଣ୍ଡେବି ଆଉ ସେଠାରେ ନରହି ସିଧାସଳଖ ବଡଦାଣ୍ଡ  ରାସ୍ତା ଧରିଲି । କାଳିଆର ଦର୍ଶନ ସାରି ରାଜଧାନୀ ଫେରିଲି ।ଚଟାପଟ ରାଜଧାନୀ କାମସାରି ପାଖ କାଉଣ୍ଟର ରୁ ଘରବାହୁଡା ଟିକଟ ଖଣ୍ଡିକ ଧରିଲି । ଜାଣିଲି, ବସ୍ ଛାଡ଼ିବାକୁ ଢେର ସମୟ ବାକି ଅଛି । ତେଣୁ ନିକଟରେ ଥିବା ଇନ୍ଦିରା ପାର୍କ ଯିବାପାଇଁ ମନସ୍ଥ କରିନେଲି। ସେତେ ବେଳକୁ ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟା ପ୍ରାୟ । ପାର୍କ ଭିତରଟା ବି ଗହଳ-ଚହଳ ହେଇ ଆସୁଥାଏ । ଭିତରକୁ ପ୍ରବେଶ କଲି । ଦେଖିଲି ଦୁଇ ଜଣ ବିଦେଶୀ ନିଆରା ଭାବରେ ବସି ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ତତ୍ତ୍ବ ଉପରେ କିଛି ଆଲୋଚନା କରୁଛନ୍ତି । ବିଦେଶୀ ମୁଖରୁ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ଶବ୍ଦଟି ଶୁଣିବା ପରେ ପାଦ ଦୁଇଟି ଛାଆଁକୁ ରହିଗଲା । ସେମାନଙ୍କ କଥାବାର୍ତ୍ତା ସବୁକୁ କାନଦେଇ ଶୁଣିଲି । ପାଠକେ କି କହିବି ସେକଥା। ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ମିଛ - ମୋତେ ସତ, ସେଦିନ ସେମାନଙ୍କ କଥାବାର୍ତ୍ତା ମୋତେ ଏତେଦୂର ପ୍ରଭାବିତ କରିଥିଲା ଯେ ସଂଗେ ସଂଗେ ସେମାନଙ୍କ ଠାରୁ ଅନୁମତି ନେଇ ଅନୁଗ୍ରହ ପୂର୍ବକ ପଚାରିଲି  Sir, Do you believe  in jagannath culture ? ସେ ଦୁହେଁ ଏକ ସ୍ବରରେ ଉତ୍ତର ଦେଇ କହିଲେ - 'ହଁ'। ବିଦେଶୀ ମାନଙ୍କ ମୁଖରୁ ଓଡିଆ ଶବ୍ଦ ଶୁଣିବା ପରେ ସେଦିନ  ନିଜକୁ ଯେତିକି ଆଶ୍ଚର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଲାଗିଥିଲା, ତା'ଠାରୁ ଢେର ବେଶୀ ନିଜକୁ ନିଜେ ଗର୍ବ ଅନୁଭବ କରୁଥିଲି- ହଁ ,ମୁଁ ନିଜେ ଓଡିଆ ବୋଲି ! ବିଦେଶୀ ଦୁଇ ଜଣଙ୍କ  ବିଷୟରେ ଅଧିକ ଜାଣିବା ପାଇଁ ପ୍ରବଳ ଇଛାହେଲା । ଯଦିଓ ସେ ଦୁହେଁ ସ୍ପଷ୍ଟ ଭାବରେ ଓଡିଆ କହି ପାରୁନଥିଲେ , ଅଥଚ ସେମାନଙ୍କ ଠାରୁ ଉତ୍ତର ପାଇ ସନ୍ତୁଷ୍ଟ ହୋଇ ଯାଇଥିଲି ଯେ ସେମାନଙ୍କର ଓଡିଆ ଭାଷା-ସାହିତ୍ୟ-ସଂସ୍କୃତି ପ୍ରତି ଯଥେଷ୍ଟ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧା ଓ ସମ୍ମାନ ଥିଲା । ନହେଲେ ସେମାନେ କାହିଁକି ବା' ମୋ ସହ ଇଂରାଜୀ ପ୍ରତି ବଦଳରେ ଓଡିଆରେ କଥା-ବାର୍ତ୍ତା କରି ଥାଆନ୍ତେ !  ସେଦିନ  ଫେରିଥିଲି କିଛି ସ୍ମୃତି -କିଛି ଅନୁଭୂତି କୁ ନେଇ । ରାସ୍ତା ସାରା କବି ଗଙ୍ଗାଧରଙ୍କ  - 'ମାତୃଭୂମି ମାତୃଭାଷାର ମମତା ଯା' ହୃଦୟେ ଜନମି ନାହିଁ ...... ମନେ ପକାଇ ନିଜକୁ ନିଜେ ବିଶ୍ଳେଷଣ କରୁଥିଲି। ଯେଉଁଠି ବିଦେଶୀ ମାନେ ଆମ ଭାଷା ଓ ସଂସ୍କୃତିକୁ ଅତି ଆଗ୍ରହ ସହକାରେ ଗ୍ରହଣ କରି ନେଉଛନ୍ତି, ଅଥଚ ଆମେ ଓଡିଶାରେ ରହି କରୁଛୁ ବା କ'ଣ ? ଏହା କଣ ଆମ ଚେତନାଶୀଳ - ପ୍ରଗତିଶୀଳ ଓଡିଆ ସମାଜର ବିଚାରବୋଧ ?  ବୋଧହୁଏ ଏଥିପାଇଁ ସେଦିନ ବଙ୍ଗାଳୀ ଭାଇ କଥା ଛଳରେ କହିଥିଲେ - ' ଓଡିଆ ଏକ୍ ଟା ଭାଷା ନଏ।'ଡଃ ଶିବ ପ୍ରସାଦ ତ୍ରିପାଠୀ ସ୍ମୃତି ନିଳୟ, ଉଦୟ ନଗର ଷ୍ଟେସନ ରୋଡ,  ବଲାଙ୍ଗୀର (ଓଡିଶା)shibatripathy262@gmail.com