We (I & my wife Sailasuta) left Bangalore, India by flight on Visitor Tourist Visa on July 29, 2013 and arrived in New York, U.S.A. on July 30, 2013. We stayed with our second daughter Gayatri & son-in-law Saikrishna (on Working Visa status), grandson Arnav & granddaughter Maulika residing in New York , USA for the months of August and September 2013. During our stay in USA, we visited New York City, Washington D.C. & Niagara Falls USA. We left New York, USA by flight on October 1, 2013 and arrived Bangalore, India on October 2, 2013 where we are staying with our son Debashish and our first daughter Shibani, son-in-law Sunil & our granddaughter Snigdha after my retirement from Orissa State Govt Service.
I left Bangalore on January 19, 2014 by flight on my Odisha trip and arrived Bhubaneswar, Capital City of Odisha same day forenoon. I visited Bhubaneswar and different places of Bargarh District during the months of January & February 2014. I met my relatives, friends and old colleagues during the trip. It was my first meet with them after my visit to United States of America. Naturally all had curiosity to interact with me to know my experiences about US visit. I had to narrate them beginning from obtaining Visitor Tourist Visa, Flight Journey, Time Zone Variation, Food Habits, Culture, Civilization, Places Visited showing soft and hard copies of my Photo Album, American Currency etc. up to returning to India. I had an interactive talk with students and staff on ‘America Diary’ in Project Upper Primary School Budamal Sohela Dist Bargarh held on February 12, 2014. I have since returned back to Bhubaneswar on February 22, 2014 and scheduled to return to Bangalore on evening flight on February 25, 2014.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda