Updated: Oct 1, 2021

Itishree Padhi Professor in Anthropology

BJB Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar


Do not keep me on a pedestal to be worshipped or under your feet to be trampled. But keep me at your side, to dare in facing the world.

(Noble Laurate Rabindra Nath Tagore)

Looking back at my long-lost alluring girlhood, which was full of fun and frolic, I was sentimental, grinning like a Cheshire cat with unravelled excitement blanketed with warm, cherished memories. Calm, unmoving, quiet thrills … stimulating my heartbeats incessan