Dear Reader, Pranaam!
At the outset I’d like to thank you for picking up the inaugural issue of ‘Coffee Bytes’, a monthly tabloid for light reading.
As a team of friends, we deliberated amongst ourselves to highlight the feats of people from Odisha who have made a difference through their individual excellence or by contributing towards society at large. This is also an attempt to capture the myriad facets of Odisha which are embedded in our art, culture, traditions and customs.
In the form of thoughts and opinions expressed by our creative team , we wish to bring in a fresh perspective through our various sections that would cater to one and all.
Coffee Bytes is also a platform where we encourage our readers to share their views and we have a dedicated section for you! We also look forward to your valuable feedback to improve our understanding of your taste and needs.
If our views are able to shape the minds of even a fraction of our readers towards greater social good, Coffee Bytes would have served its purpose.
I am extremely thankful to the other co-creators and would particularly like to commend the efforts of Arupa, Arindam and Sourav who have made this venture see the light of day.
I’m also thankful to our Consulting Editor, Mr. Sudhir Kumar Joshi and our team members Upagupt and Subhojit, for their whole hearted support.
Our entire team is grateful to our mentor Mr. Prasanta Kishore Ray for his generous support and guidance which has been invaluable to say the least!
As a part of the media fraternity, we are conscious of the responsibility associated with the profession and stand committed to upholding that spirit at all times.
In view of Saraswati Puja and Valentine’s Day this month, we wish you an auspicious time and hope you spread the message of learning and love. I sincerely hope, this makes for some enjoyable reading. Have a great 2017!
Arupa Ray Joshi P.K Ray Sudhir K. Joshi Arindam Choudhury
CMD Mentor Consulting Editor Creative Consultant
Sourav Misra Upagupt Mohanty Subhojit Panda Honey Patnaik
Business Strategist Photo Journalist Correspondent Consultant
Vaishali Nanda Anjana Tripathy Saswati Nanda Shagoon Satapathy
Spl. Correspondent Columnist Columnist Guest Columnist
Azkia Aarif Deb Khusboo Singh Siddharth Sahoo
Ink Slinger Word Smith Columnist Mkt. & Dibution
Asha Mohapatra completed her schooling in Nigeria after which she pursued her higher education in Odisha with a degree in food craft. Even after her 40 years of experience in the food industry she’s equally passionate about picking up fresh culinary ideas and their smooth execution.
Gargi Bhattacharya has never shyed away from experimenting or facing any challenge that life has thrown at her. Having dabbled in theatre, documentary making, research in Autism etc. She’s known for her steely resolve. Establishing the Zain Foundation Trust – a holistic residential outfit for autism, is her current goal in life.
Matrudatta Mishra is the Founder and Director of SJ Developers & Housing Pvt. Ltd. which has left its mark through life style residential housing projects like Royal Lagoon, Royal Heritage & Royal Garden in Bhubaneswar. He is a first generation businessman. An engineer by qualification, he is currently the Co-chair of YI, CII.
Poly Patnaik A Multi-faceted personality, she signifies women’s empowerment. An educationist who founded the first residential day boarding instituion of Odisha, she strives to revolutionize the education system.
Revati Pany believes that beautiful and aesthetic interiors influence everyone’s lifestyle in a positive way. Creating bespoke interiors for homes and offices, her team at Ocasa Design Studio offers holistic interior solutions for homes, including special lighting, landscaping and customised furniture. A keen golfer, she also enjoys reading & travelling.
Tarina Sen’s name is synonymous with fashion that is subtle & exquisite. While she refrains from taking centre stage, this graceful & gorgeous lady lets her creations hog the limelight. Fashion is her passion!
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