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Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet starts from today

Odisha News Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 20:
“Writers and their writings come in all shapes and sizes. While some can spin one novel a year, others take years of inspiration to pen a line.,” eminent writer Nayantara Sehgal said during the second edition of Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (TSBLM) here today. The event was inaugurated by Nayantara Sahgal in the presence of Anand Sen, President, TQM and Steel Business, Tata Steel, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Editor, Sambad and Ananta Mahapatra, renowned theatre personality.
Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet will present two days of intellectual discussions, debates, sessions on the rich literary world of Odisha and India. On its first day, conversation revolved around defining a classic, in a realm of literature that informs, enlightens and endures while being periodically questioned, critiqued and survive multiple trials.
In the session on Test Match, panelists elaborated Test match as the pinnacle of cricket, the finer art while T20 was a miniature that perfectly defines, ‘living in the moment.’
In the second session Susmita Bagchis’s book ‘Beneath a rougher sea’ was unveiled by Sahgal.

About Editor in chief

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.

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