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Odisha athlete Dutee Chand has bagged the prestigious cover story

Mumbai:9/7/19: Odisha athlete Dutee Chand has bagged the prestigious cover story spread in the India edition of the world’s largest selling fashion and entertainment magazine, Cosmopolitan.

The ace sprinter is seen on the running track sporting a multicolored ruffled layered cape draped on her sports wear on the cover page of this month’s issue of the magazine .She has spoken to the international magazine about her journey as a sportsperson and her coming-out story.Cosmopolitan India has tagged the winner of two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, as ‘India’s Shining Star and First Openly-Gay Athlete’. Dutee has been making headlines for the last few months after becoming the first Indian sportsperson to reveal that she is in a same-sex relationship with her ‘soulmate’.

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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.

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