Orissa Society of Americas 18th Annual Convention Souvenir for Convention held in Palo Alto, California in 1987 re-published as Golden Jubilee Convention July 4-7, 2019 Atlantic City, New Jersey commemorate edition. Odisha Society of the Americas Golden Jubilee Convention will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey during July 4-7, 2019. Convention website is http://www.osa2019.org. Odisha Society of the Americas website is http://www.odishasociety.org
Orissa Society of Americas 19th Annual Convention Souvenir for Convention held at Saginaw, Michigan in 1988 published as Golden Jubilee Convention July 4-7, 2019 Atlantic City, New Jersey commemorate edition. Odisha Society of the Americas Golden Jubilee Convention will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey during July 4-7, 2019. Convention website is http://www.osa2019.org. Odisha Society of the Americas website is http://www.odishasociety.org
The patient is Sudhansu Mohanty, an Indian civil servant in his early fifties; his scourge is the carcinoid tumour which, unknown to him, he has been carrying around for some time Mohanty’s introduction to this ‘scourge’ was gradual - starting with an almost-continuous fatigue, followed by intermittentdiarrhoea, a loss of appetite, enhanced perspiring, especially while eating, and a wasting away of muscles. He ignored them all, he lived in denial. Before he knew it, he was overtaken by nemesis in the form of a sharp drop in his haemoglobin. The cause is carcinoid - a rare form of cancer, rare in terms of appearance, hard to detect in its nascent stages, and, therefore, all the more dea...
The Mohantys were beginning a new phase of their life in a new city when they stumbled upon Sheru, a frisky pup with a pure heart and beguiling looks. Little did they know that this stray would end up becoming not only a part of their household but also a loving family member! Sudhansu Mohanty, who has authored several books, paints a rich portrait of their adopted dog’s remarkable journey filled with moments of camaraderie, affection, and pure entertainment. The book poignantly captures the blessings and heartbreaks of what it means to share an unbreakable and ineffable bond with a dog. Adding to the mirth and poignancy is Sheru’s Tale—his inner thoughts and feelings captured in ‘his’ own words. Playful and moving at the same time, Sheru: A Story of a Loving Dog is a book that no dog-lover will be able to put down." "The Buddha and the Bitch is an inspiring, autobiographical story of a unique friendship between two women from different cultures, generations and world views, presenting two different approaches to life and art.
Sudhansu Mohanty explores with remarkable candour the psyche and acts of Indian bureaucracy beneath the surface quiet. Today, morality is alien, even the very mention of it. What does the society feel about it? The babu inheres this - plucking it from the atmosphere as it were, and quickly learns the art while still in bureaucratic diapers. The looming larger-than-life boss helps him to perfect the craft. Thus the metamorphosis begins. Few more years and some stints in the national capital complete this process of transmogrification. The outcome: a kleptocrat, not a bureaucrat; service to self, not to the nation and people - that is the leit motif. This is the story of the Indian klepto babu...
The rich and varied body of writing in the Indian languages has grown immeasurably in the last hundred years. This collection of short stories brings together some perennial favourites from this vast treasure trove, written by acknowledged masters of the art and sensitively translated. The twenty-three stories included deal with themes central to modern India: caste, gender politics and emerging changes in the traditional family structure. These are striking vignettes from all parts of the country, evocative of different lifestyles yet reflective of common issues and problems with which we can all identify.
Sudhansu Mohanty s sensitive stories convey intricate human relationships, yet they resonate with emotion and nostalgia the basis of these seventeen short stories. The tete-a tete of two senior bureaucrates captures the corrupt, nepotistic opportunism of Indian Babudom; a chance rendezvous with her former lover leads to nuanced possibilities in Suvra s mind when reality suddenly jolts her; Shiela s anguished life seems to find solace upon serendipitous spotting of black moles in her little toes; the benign diagnosis of a life-threatening disease brings out the remorse tucked inside the patients s heart of a failed arranged marriage; a tele-talk encapsulates how wrongs are righted in the murky world of bureaucracy; divorced Malaika s dream cross-stitches a passionate longing for the flesh; and a man s dying wish conveyed to his wife to let the younger son light his funeral pyre affects all family equations beyond repair.
It took a Coronavirus to teach us the fundamental truth: Life is not a linear motion; rather it is a random motion. Just one shove from Almighty and the entire scenario undergoes a cataclysmic change. This philosophy reverberates through the protagonists of the novel – Kriti and Gautam, who belong to the elite Civil Services of India. Kriti goes to London on an official visit and contracts Covid-19. She undergoes Near-Death-Experience in a London hospital. Her husband Gautam is obligated to rush to London to be by her side in this hour of crisis. But, can he? Welcome to the world rampaged by Coronavirus, where mankind is living under the shadow of death, destruction and devastation. The author invites you to join the journey from despair to hope. Just hop on.