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Odisha admin which prefers to call Jonita Gandhi, Armaan Malik , Sonu & Sukhwinder to their 150 years Jajpur celebrations are they love Odia


  Dear Odisha/Odiya media, – That I am adorning a Kotpad weave in the Nila Saila Video has been missed by you. This Handloom & weave is a dying lot with no patrons from you. Most of you prefer to wear factory made, poly blends. Other ‘modern’ material. – That I have decorated my forehead with the chandan handwork in ...

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Guru Krushna Goswami: Where the lyre and the lyric meet


Author: V.V.Shukla Poet, lyrict and music composer Guru Krushna Goswami is a flamboyant personality in the field of Oriya literature, film and music. Born in the year 1934 near Baripada to Gokulachandra Goswami and Sraddhabati Goswami, he has over 1600 folk,devotional and modern songs to his credit. He is the celebrated lyricist of over 30 Oriya feature films, from Maa ...

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Madhubabu opened the Legal Profession to Women Lawyers of India


“This is not just fantastic for women, but for the entire nation.” The above line was quoted by Senior Advocate V. Mohana on swearing in of Miss Indu Malhotra, becoming the first woman lawyer to be elevated to the post of a Judge of Supreme Court of India. Today is 170th Birth Anniversary of Late Madhusudan Das (28 April, 1848 ...

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Prioritize Skill Development in Rural India


Prof. Dr. P. K. Jena   In India, as per 2001 census, about 72.2% of the total population are living in about 638,000 villages and remaining 27.8% live in about 5,380 cities, towns and urban agglomerations. Most of the country’s landmass belong to rural area and are highly rich in various natural resources like fertile land, water bodies, forests and ...

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The comedians who ruled odia Cinema


Ashok Palit In the last century the decade of 60s was the decade of comedians and vamps in the Hindi cinema. The vamps were rare in odia cinema, but 60s was the decade of comedians also in the odia cinema. But this trend started changing in both the national and regional cinemas from the mid 70s. The roles of the ...

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Some of My Memorable Interaction with ‘Biju Babu’


Prof. Dr. P. K. Jena   The 5th Marach is the birthday of a great leader of India, late Shri Biju Patnaik. He was born on 5th March 1916. In 1950 when I was a student of Bachelor of Science with Chemistry Honours at Ravenshaw College (presently Ravenshaw University), Cuttack, I had the opportunity to hear the inspring and informative ...

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Was Ravenshaw’s Sesquicentennial Celebration befitting to a Premier Educational institution of India?


Padmashree Prof. Dr. P. K. Jena       Ravenshaw College, which was established at Cuttack, Odisha on 20th January 1868, is well known to every person in Odisha and in general in India, who had received higher education in science or humanities. This premier educational institution which has produced thousands of eminent personalities of Odisha in different disciplines of ...

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Odia Cinema in Indian Panorama


By Ashok Palit International Film Festival of India better known as IFFI, is among the oldest film festivals in the Asian continent. Beginning 1952, the festival has acted as a platform for popularisation of Indian cinema to a global audience while acting as an introduction of sorts for foreign films to Indian cinephiles spread over selected cities. In 1978 for the ...

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Industrial Hub Kalinga Nagar Needs Clean Environment


Prof. Dr. P. K. Jena Industrialization is essential for socio economic development of the country. In Kalinga Nagaar based on the mineral resources of the region, a number of iron and steel and allied industries have come up in a big way and some more are in pipeline. The Kalinga Nagar is situated in Sukinda Block of Jajpur district in ...

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NASA astronaut Mr Jack D. Fischer inspires youngsters to take up science

naven with scientist

The Odisha Knowledge Hub Lecture today was a unique coming together of an accomplished NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut like Mr Jack David Fischer and young prodigy from our own state Jaswasi Jaswant Sahoo, a student of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla. I am happy that students from science & technology institutions, universities, colleges and also from ...

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