Why do you need a guru?

People generally go to guru, “Sir, I have got some pain. Give me some ashirvad so that my pain may be cured.” “But why you have come here for curing your pain? You can go to some doctor, or you can take some tablet. Is it the purpose of coming to guru?” But generally they

Freedom from hankering, lamentation and fear

The grace of the Lord is abhaya, free from fearfulness. The benediction of the Lord is never to be lost. It is simply to be enjoyed. One simply gains and enjoys gaining. Bhagavad-gita also confirms this: when one achieves the grace of the Lord, the result is that all distresses are destroyed. When situated in

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging

A great football coach once said,” Just because you’re doing something wrong, doing it more intensely won’t help.” Yet, how often do we do just that? We are making a mistake, getting ourselves into trouble – and, instead of backing off, reflecting, and doing it differently, we roll up our sleeves and do the very

What is that joyfulness?

People think, “I can enjoy this material world very nicely. Everyone is having such a good time. There is no reason I can’t enjoy myself as much as they.” This idea is illusion because there is no real enjoyment in the material world. We may be very good-looking, famous, well educated, wealthy and powerful, and

God is always around us

A man whispered, “God, speak to me” and a cuckoo bird sang. But, the man did not hear So the man yelled, “God, speak to me” and the thunder rolled across the sky. But, the man did not listen. The man looked around and said, “God, let me see you.” And a star shined brightly.

Sambalpur plant faces flak from pollution board

Production at the Bhusan Power and Steel Limited in Sambalpur’s Thelkolei village came to a standstill on Monday evening when power supply was stopped to the plant for not adhering to pollution norms. Officials of Orissa State Pollution Control Board said the company did not take any step to check pollution despite repeated reminders. So

Sambalpuri Saree

Sambalpuri Saree is a traditional handwoven Ikkat sari or saree (locally called shadhi) wherein the warp and the weft are tie-dyed before weaving, produced in the Bargarh, Sonepur, Sambalpur and nearby districts of Odisha. Saree being a traditional female garment in the Indian Subcontinent.[1], a strip of unstitched cloth, ranging from four to nine metres

VSS Medical College

Veer Surendra Sai Medical College (VSSMC) is a premier Government run Medical College & Hospital in the Indian state of Orissa. Established in 1959, it is one of the oldest institutes of Orissa for imparting highly specialized medical education in both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. VSS, as it is popularly known, is recognized, regulated

Balangir at a glance

After the setup of Balangir town, the dowager Rani Amrut Kumari built the temple of Gopalji, the earliest temple of the town and caused to be excavated a large tank which was named Pratap Sagar after her husband Maharaja Surpratap Deo. During the rule of Maharaja Dalganjan Singh another defunct tank was re-excavated and was


Chhattisgarh is a state in Central India, formed when the 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking South-Eastern districts of Madhya Pradesh gained separate statehood on 1 November 2000. Raipur is the biggest city and the capital of the state. Chhattisgarh is the 10th-largest state in India with an area of 52,199 sq mi (135,190 km2). By population it ranks as the