Bhuubaneswar:ONT Bureaue:17/1/17: The elegant Mukteswar Temple that bears one of the finest examples of Odishan architecture hosted the annual Mukteswar dance festival where eminent Odissi dancers from across the country perform. This three day long event that kickstarted on Saturday culminated on SundayDanseuses like Sujata Mohapatra, Pankaj pradhan and Sashwati Gorai Gosh performed their solo Odissi acts to keep the audience glued to their seats in the winter evenings while dancers like Pabitra Pradhan and Sridutta Bhol, Sachikant pradhan and Swagatika Sahoo, and Subhalakshmi Padhi and Arti Kar narrated stories through their duets to enthrall the viewers. Besides group dances by Anirudha and group, Sharmila Mukherjee and her troupe and Subash Swain and co created magic on the stage with the illuminated Mukteswar temple on the backdrop.
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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.