I retired from the post of Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa on attaining the age of superannuation i.e. 60 years of age on February 29, 2008. We (I & my wife Sailasuta) relocated to Gurgaon, Haryana (N.C.R. Delhi) on March 30, 2008 to stay with our son working there for better physical, mental and emotional support in our old age. I opened my Gmail account on April 15, 2008 for time to time correspondence through Internet for settlement of my post retirement dues with Govt. of Orissa and to communicate with my old friends, colleagues and relatives mostly settled in my native State Orissa. I was attracted towards spiritual philosophy of Sadguru Sai Baba in my mental, emotional and intellectual planes; and I became a Shirdi Sai devotee on October 14, 2008 during my stay at Gurgaon. We relocated to Bangalore, Karnataka on April 25, 2009 consequent upon acceptance of assignment of a higher job by my son. I resorted to Yoga practices to maintain my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health; and I became a Yoga practitioner since July 28, 2009. I joined the classes of Yoga for Elderly persons in Dhrti Yoga Centre BTM 2nd Stage Bangalore from July 28, 2009. During the course I had the privilege to visit SVYASA (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana) Yoga University Bangalore during the visitors programme as Yoga Practitioner, Dhrti Yoga Centre BTM 2nd Stage Bangalore. I started attending daily noon arati & Darshan in Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Anand Ashram BTM Lay out Bangalore since October 12, 2009.
In the changed circumstances, intuitive thoughts came to my mind that the present global world is connected through internet via World Wide Web and it will be wise on my part as a senior citizen to give something back in innovative and creative way to the society of my native place, district and state; and my country India and World as a whole by complementing and supplementing my post retirement activities of Yoga and Spirituality with my scientific knowledge of medical profession. To work out my ambition, I had to acquire the knowledge and skill of information technology after my retirement from the medical profession at the age of 60+ years.
I started to write articles on yoga published in website of Dhrti Yoga since March 5, 2010 and articles on Shirdi Sai Baba in website of Sai Shraddha since March 16, 2010 and in subsequent month of April 2010. I desired to express and share my thoughts on Yoga and Spirituality in writing independently as an author; and I created my own blog Yoga and Spirituality on May 2, 2010. I continued to post articles on Yoga and Spirituality in my blog website every month from May 2010 onwards uninterruptedly. I was introduced as Retd.C.D.M.O. and a Yoga Practitioner having authored a good number of articles on Yoga by nuakhaibangalore to the audience and participants during the Nuakhai Bhet-Ghat celebrated at Bangalore on September 25, 2010 where I had the privilege to be a part of the felicitation program of distinguished persons from Western Orissa honoured with felicitation. I had Darshan of Sai in Shirdi Dist. Ahmednagar Maharashtra India on November 18, 2010 which is a land mark in my spiritual life as a Shirdi Sai devotee.
I registered my name as a user in social networking website Facebook on June 15, 2011. My old friends and colleagues with whom I had worked during my service became friends in Facebook. Moreover I started creating a new circle of friends world-wide through social networking in Facebook. I have been posting photo & post on inspirational quotes, Yoga and Spirituality, social events, tours & travels and Heath Magazine in News Feed and day to day management as moderator and admin of Bargarh, Budasambar groups comprising mostly Facebook users of Bargarh district Odisha and Health Bulletin group comprising mostly Health Professionals in Facebook.
Readers of many countries throughout World read my articles posted in my blog Yoga and Spirituality as documents available for public view through Google and other search engines in Internet. I have the pleasure to mention here that readers of more than 100 countries of world from India and abroad are reading and posting comments on my articles posted in my blog website Yoga and Spirituality. A good number of friends and group members in Facebook are actively associated in posting likes, comments and sharing my photos & posts in the blog website of Facebook. More so my friends and colleagues, tech-savvy cousins and relatives have become readers of my blog Yoga and Spirituality and Posts in Facebook through Internet.
I am recognized as an author rather than a doctor in World Wide Web. I have completed the duration of 7 years and stepped in to 8th year as an author of my blog website Yoga and Spirituality as on May 2, 2017 as the blog was created on May 2, 2010. During last 7 years from May 2010 to April 2017 I have so far published 168 articles which include 4 articles published from New York, USA during my visit to US in 2013, 2 articles published in Odisha during Odisha trip in 2014 and the rest 162 articles from Bangalore in my blog website of Yoga and Spirituality. The blog has 2 pages About & Review on topic related to Yoga and Spirituality updated by author and responses from comment authors from time to time. It is observed in blog stat that irrespective of the number of posts published in a month from the year 2010 to 2017, the numbers of views and visitors have remained over the years above 15,000 & 5,000 per year respectively taking the tally to more than One Lakh Fourteen Thousand views. More interestingly the ratio of Indian visitors to Foreign visitors of the blog website Yoga and Spirituality is 6:4 i.e. out of all visitors Indian visitors constitute 60% where as Foreign visitors constitute 40% which strongly suggest the world wide enormous views of blog website Yoga and Spirituality in World Wide Web. The comment authors and author himself have contributed more than 2758 comments as their responses in discussion part of the posts and pages which accounts to average 16 comments per article adding about 394 comments every year. The quantitative and qualitative growth of blog website Yoga and Spirituality having blog stat of views tending towards 20,000 & number of visitors tending towards 6,000 per year in spite of adding of only one new article per month during last 2 years due to my physical incapability boosts my mental energy to maintain regularity of publishing and adding new articles in the blog website Yoga and Spirituality for readers and comment authors.
Dr Mahesh Chandra Panda