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Chitra “The Colourful Butterfly”

Have you ever heard a story about a little butterfly without colour?? Well, if you haven't you should read this story. In the deep, grand natural forest of Maha Van, there lived a dull, grey "not so-colourful' butterfly called Chitra. She had no speck of colour or pattern in her wings and appeared very sad. Chitra always wandered around alone...

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ଆସନ୍ତୁ ଜାଣିବା କିପରି ଅଳ୍ପ କିଛି ଉତ୍ସାହୀ ବ୍ୟକ୍ତିତ୍ୱଙ୍କ ସ୍ୱାର୍ଥହୀନ ଉଦ୍ୟମରେ ~୪୦ ଜଣ ପିଲା ଆମ ମାତୃଭାଷା ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଶିଖି ପାରିଛନ୍ତି| ଏହି ପିଲାମାନେ ଯଦିଓ ଲଣ୍ଡନ ର ବିଭିନ୍ନ ସ୍କୁଲ ରେ ପାଠ ପଢ଼ନ୍ତି, ତାଙ୍କର ଆଗ୍ରହ ଓ ଚେଷ୍ଟା ଯୋଗୁଁ ଏବେ ସେମାନେ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଲେଖାପଢା କରିପାରୁଛନ୍ତି| ଏହା ସମ୍ଭବ ହୋଇଥିଲା ମାତ୍ର ୧୪-୧୫ ଘଣ୍ଟାରେ (ସପ୍ତାହ କୁ ଗୋଟିଏ ଘଣ୍ଟା)| ଓଡ଼ିଆ ପରି ଏକ ସୁଦୃଢ ଓ ପ୍ରାଚୀନ ଭାଷା କୁ ଏତେ କମ ସମୟରେ ସମ୍ପୂର୍ଣ...

Debashis – Our Hockey Champion

Debashis  Kar plays as a key defender for Southend men’s hockey team. Last year his team got promoted up a division after finishing 2nd in the men’s league in the last division. He learnt his hockey lessons from Sainik school Bhubaneswar and Kendriya Vidyalaya , and has represented his school at national level.

Festivals of Odisha – ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ପର୍ବପର୍ବାଣୀ

ଆମ ସଂସ୍କୃତି ଏକ ସମୃଦ୍ଧ ସଂସ୍କୃତି | ଭାରତ ବର୍ଷରେ ଉତ୍କଳ ଏକ ପୁଣ୍ୟ ଭୂମି | ଏହାର ଧୂଳିକଣାରେ ମହାନତା ଓ ପବିତ୍ରତା ଭରି ରହିଛି | ଯୁଗ ଯୁଗର ସାଧନା ବଳରେ ଆମ ପୂର୍ବ ପୁରୁଷ ମାନେ ଏହି ପରମ୍ପରାକୁ ବଜାୟ ରଖିଛନ୍ତି | ଓଡିଶାର  ପ୍ରତ୍ୟେକ ବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ଧର୍ମପ୍ରାଣ ହେତୁ ହସ ଉଲ୍ଲାସରେ ବାର ମାସରେ ତେର ପର୍ବ ପାଳନ କରନ୍ତି | ଓଡିଶାର ପ୍ରତ୍ୟେକ ବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ଧର୍ମ ସଚେତନ | କର୍ମକ୍ଳାନ୍ତ ଜୀବନରେ ଆଧ୍ୟାତ୍ମିକ ଜ୍ଞାନର ଉପଲବ୍ଧି ହିଁ...

Rohu Machha Besara (ରୋହି ମାଛ ଆମ୍ବୁଲ ବେସର)

ମାଛ ଭଜା ମାଛ ରେ ହଳଦୀ, ଲୁଣ ଆଉ ଲେମ୍ବୁ ରସ ଦେଇ କିଛି ସମୟ marinate କରିଦେବେ I କଡେଇ ରେ ସୋରିଷ ତେଲ ଗରମ କରି ମାଛ ଭାଜିଦେବେ I ଆଳୁ ଆଉ ଗାଜର ଭଜା ମାଛ ଭାଜି ସରିଲା ପରେ ସେଇ ତେଲ ରେ ଛୋଟ ଛୋଟ କଟା ଆଳୁ ଆଉ ଗାଜର କୁ ଭାଜିଦେବେ I ବେସର ମସଲା ସାମଗ୍ରୀ  ୧ ବଡ ଚାମଚ କଲା ସୋରିଷ , ୧ ବଡ଼ ଚାମଚ ଧଳା ସୋରିଷ , ୧ ବଡ ଚାମଚ ଜୀରା...

Youngest Odia to run a Parkrun

Sunayana Subarna Nanda Sunaya (age 6), as she known as, is an avid parkrunner with 58 junior ‘2km’ parkrun and 10 standard ‘5km’ parkrun to her credit before the worldwide parkrun event cancellation in March 2020.  She attempted a 5km parkrun on 7th Oct 2017, the Saturday after her 4th birthday but stopped after jogging two of the three laps at...

Rasagolla and Rasmalai

Traditionally made in Odisha, Rasagolla/Rasagula is very soft and spongy balls of cheese dipped in light sugar syrup. This is prepared with minimal ingredients like milk/chenna and sugar and enjoyed by the sweet toothed Odias.Freshly made rasagollas are easily available in every street confectionery. Rasmalai is another sweet dish similar to Rasagolla and the two recipes are posted below. Preparation...

Dahibara & AlooDum

The iconic Cuttack Dahibara which includes irresistible taste of savoury, spicy and fluffy dahibaras soaked in aloodum and served with a velvety spread of Ghuguni. See the recipe below: Ingredients (Serves 6 Portions) 200 gm Whole Urad Dal (soaked at least for 6 hours) 2 tbsp Rava/Sooji Salt to taste Small piece of Ginger 2 cups of Curd 3 cups Water 1 tsp each from Mustard seed, Cumin/Jeera 2...

The Journey of the Lord

Krishna is a divine deity in Hinduism who did many miraculous feats in his lifetime. He is usually depicted with blue skin and a human body but he has other forms as you are about to find out. Krishna was born in Mathura, five thousand years ago to Vasudeva and Devaki. He was smuggled away to a nearby village before...

Chingudi Aloo Jhola

This recipe is my childhood favorite which goes well with steamed rice.This tasty and aromatic curry is a must try and will soon be your family's favorite using all the basic ingredients. Contributed By: Itishree and Asutosh

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