Saturday, July 12
It was during the fag-end of my PGPPM course at IIM, Bangalore (2011-13) that I quietly resolved to register myself for the PhD degree from National Law University, Odisha after completion of my degree. 1 July, 2014- I registered myself for PhD at NLUO, Cuttack. Research topic? I guess I'll like to work on rights-based issues in criminal justice system.
On 24 June Sanjay Patnaik, old friend and presently Director, Satyajit Ray Film and Technology Institute, Kolkata released an anthology of selected Rabindra Sangeet, translated in Odia by him. He also wrote the music for few selected poems out of the anthology in distinct 'Rabindra Sangeet' flavour which have been sung by eminent Odia artistes and released the music CD on the occasion. Sanjay himself has sung a "baul". The dignitaries present on the occasion were Hara Prasad Das, Gyana Pith awardee Odia poets, Ramakant Rath & Sitakanta Mohapatra, song writer Santanu Mohapatra etc. Kudos to Sanjay for his attempts to popularise the timeless creations of Nobel Laureate Rabinranath in his own mother tongue, first of its kind as told by the guests. We are proud of you, buddy.