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MY MEMORIES OF A MAESTRO

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 By Ghanashyam Mohapatra When I was a student in the Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, from 1951 to 55, I had occasion to see some good Bengali films in the morning shows on Sundays at the Prabhat Cinema at Buxi Bazar, where a majority of Bengali families got togetherforthat purpose. I liked the story and treatment of the Bengali films of that ...

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Republic Day 2020 : India’s front-running women-led ventures addressing social issues

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January 26th, 2020 marks India’s 71st Republic Day. On this day, the country’s constitution came into effect along with its stance as an independent republic. Since then, we have never looked back. Our progress in terms of business, technology, education, etc. has been nothing short of remarkable. Behind this success, are the enterprising individuals who have contributed to the social ...

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Married to music

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By SUDESHNA BANERJEE Then the chance came when All India Radio opened a station in Cuttack in 1948. “I put on a shirt and a pair of trousers, slipped out of the house and headed straight there. Candidates were being called in for auditions but since my name was not enlisted, the day went by and no one called me. At ...

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MANMOHAN MAHAPATRA: Journey from SEETA RATI to BHIJA MATIRA SWARGA

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BY  ASHOK PALIT One of the prime tasks of a responsible filmmaker i.e. most trenchant analysis of contemporary societal dilemmas, has been nearly mastered by Manmohan Mahapatra, arguably one of the pioneers of purposive new wave cinema. Not he, but his meticulously crafted characters loom large in all his films. Not the characters’ traits, qualifications, social class, showmanship or reputation, ...

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Eight North-Eastern states to participate in the Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat in April

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Newdehi:8/1/20:The eight States of the Northern Eastern Region will participate in a big way during the Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat due to be held in the first week of April this year. The annual fair is held at Madhavpur Ghed in Porbandar district and the Mela this year will commence on 2nd April, a day after the Ram Navami festival. The ...

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Bansidhar Patra: Great artist whom Odisha ‘erased’ from its canvas!

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Bansidhar Patra, renowned painter, designer and artist breathed his last, late night on December 28, but many art lovers of Odisha, Kolkata (where he was educated in art) and rest of the world could not notice this huge loss, as the great artist, never in his life, was after publicity and recognition. Late Dinanath Pathy, one of the greatest of ...

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Myth as Continuity: Contemporary Oriya Literature

Subhendu Mund The perceptions of myth and archetype have of late been revivified owing to their natural spontaneity, collectivity, and universality. Myth criticism has progressively emerged as an influential discourse in the Western academia, especially after the Jungian submissions of “depth psychology” and “primordial images”, and Maud Baudkin’s path-breaking  Archetypal Patterns in Poetry (1934) were substituted by more literarily meaningful ...

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Total Forest and Tree Cover rises to 24.56 percent of the total geographical area of the Country

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Newdelhi:30/12/19:The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar today released the biennial “India State of Forest Report (ISFR)”, in New Delhi. The report is published by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) which has been mandated to assess the forest and tree resources of the country including wall-to-wall forest cover mapping in a biennial cycle. Starting ...

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Bank outreach to MSMEs and transmission of rate cuts continues

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Union Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman here today discussed banking issues with chiefs of Public Sector Banks (PSBs), chief executive of Indian Banks’ Association and representatives of leading private sector banks. Finance Secretary, Revenue Secretary, Economic Affairs Secretary, Electronics and Information Technology Secretary, CBI Director, RBI representative and the chief executive officer of NPCI were also present.  Steps  for enhancing ...

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Why PHERIAA is different- in my point of View

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Mihir Ranjan Acharya,Director, Odia film PHERIAA come back. Output Head News7, Bhubaneswar I am speaking all these because I want to convey the message what are the interesting points those had been disturbing me to shape this story or film “PHERIAA Come Back”. The film has not come to public forum, hope very soon a preview screening is going to ...

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