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Durga Puja In Hindi Films

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Diptakirti Chaudhuri This the season of festivities—Durga Pujo and Navratri—and all parts of the country are busy dancing, singing, eating and making babies. Bollywood has made ample use of visuals from this festive season to create foot-tapping songs, memorable scenes and beautiful visuals heavy with symbolism Amar Prem had only a short scene of Durga Pujo right at the end but ...

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BAJI ROUT : THE BOY AND THE BOOK

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On 10 October 1938, police shot dead seven members of Prajamandal who were agitating against the Raja of Dhenkanal. The corpses were brought in a procession to Cuttack and consigned to the flame. Sachi Routray, who was one of the organisers of the procession, wrote a poem about one of the martyrs – 12-year old Baji Rout. The poem was ...

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From Governance To Community Resilience, Odisha’s Response To COVID-19 Impressive: WHO

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Odisha, a state located on the east coast of India is not new to emergencies. Known for its track record of efficiently handling natural disasters, including the recent cyclone, the state has managed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic quite efficiently. As of 24 June 2020, the state recorded an impressive recovery rate of 69.4%, and the mortality rate of just ...

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PAADUM NILA’..WENT TO SKY!

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Manoj Kulkarni “Tere mere bich me kaisa hai yeh bandhan anjaana..” It’s SPB song which is lingering in cine music lovers mind after his death! This song is from K. Balachander’s hit film ‘Ek Duje Ke Liye’ (1981) which introduced singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam to Hindi Cinema. That was a remake of director’s hit Telugu film ‘Maro Charitra’ (1978). Kamal ...

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A technical method proposed for converting coffee waste into biofuels :Prof Sanette Marx & Dr. Sanjib Kumar Karmee

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 Dr. Sanjib Kumar Karmee *  Prof Sanette Marx  A new study entitled “Biofuels from spent coffee grounds: Comparison of processing routes” authored by South African researcher Prof Sanette Marx and Odia scientist Dr. Sanjib Kumar Karmee is reported in the journal Biofuels, published by the Taylor & Francis Group. Other authors of the publication are Dr. Roelf Venter, Tony de ...

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Kalpana: a Forgotten Classic

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Someswar Bhowmik “Shankar’s KALPANA, an inimitable and highly individual experiment, shows a grasp of filmic movement and a respect for tradition which lifts its best moments to the peak of cinematic achievements,” Satyajit Ray described the only cinematic creation by the famed dancer Uday Shankar in these glowing words. In the recently concluded 24th Kolkata International Film Festival (2018), this film ...

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Satyajit Ray’s ‘Nayak’ Review: A Brooding Character Study Featuring A Riveting Performance From Uttam Kumar

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On the occasion of Mahanayak Uttam Kumar’s 94th birth anniversary, we revisit his best-known work internationally, the 1966 Bangla drama film ‘Nayak’, also starring Sharmila Tagore By Murtaza Ali Khan On the occasion of Mahanayak Uttam Kumar’s 94th birth anniversary, let’s revisit his best-known work internationally, the 1966 Bangla drama film Nayak, which was released in English as The Hero and Nayak: The Hero, written and directed by ...

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New National Architecture for Civil Services Capacity Building

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved launching of a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB)with the following institutional framework:- (i)     Prime Minister’s Public Human Resources (HR) Council, (ii)    Capacity Building Commission. (iii)    Special Purpose Vehicle for owning and operating the digital assets and the technological platform for online training, (iv)   Coordination Unit headed by ...

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Down the Memory Lane: Sesa Srabana (The Last Monsoon, 1976)

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By Piyush Roy Language: Odia Rating: **** Direction & Screenplay: Prashanta Nanda Cast: Prashanta Nanda, Mahashweta Ray, Dukhiram Swain, Hemanta Das, Banaja Mohanty, Mohammad Mohsin Music: Prafulla Kar Unlike most major/older regional Indian cinemas, the ‘Golden Age of Odia Cinema’ began pretty late in the 1960s, when most other Indian cinemas were getting done with theirs. This was the era ...

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ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI RAM NATH KOVIND, ON THE EVE OF INDIA’S 74TH INDEPENDENCE DAY

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My Dear Fellow Citizens, Namaskaar! 1. It gives me great pleasure to greet all the people of India, living in the country and abroad, on the eve of the 74th Independence Day. August 15 fills us with the excitement of unfurling the tricolour, taking part in celebrations and listening to patriotic songs. On this day, the youth of India should ...

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