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First Odia New wave Cinema Matira Manisha


Ashok Palit Odisha News Times EditorAshok Palit  With  Mrinal Sen   Matira Manisha (aka -The Man of Soil) is a 1966 Indian Oriya film directed by eminent film director Mrinal Sen on the story of Kalindi Charan Panigrahi’s novel in the same name. The film contrasts traditional and modern values contexts and themes such as the Gandhian and Marxist ideologies, ...

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Pratibha Ray’s Yajnaseni as dance ballet by Hema Malini


What transpired in the mind of this strong woman of character as she submitted herself to the tragic turn of events in her life? The dance ballet, which is based on the Oriya novel “Yajnaseni’ by Pratibha Ray attempts to look into the mind of Draupadi, as she submits herself to grievous acts even by her own- her sense of ...

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Magical bird paradise Mangalajodi

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Only 75 minutes away from Bhubaneswar, near Tangi, lies the magical bird paradise of Mangalajodi. Located at the north-eastern edge of Chilika lake, this 10 sq km patch of marshland has remained in the shadow of its famed parent lagoon.  Mangalajodi is one of thelargest of the 132 villages that stand on the banks of Chilika Lake. With three lakh ...

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The Heart Speaks through Cinema


Cinema has, through the generations, captured the stories and creative inspirations of the filmmakers across the world. Though modern advancements have raised the bar on how films are made, it is the heart of the storyteller that still remains the true essence of the movie. This the panellists on Day 3 of the Open Forum agreed to be the crux ...

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Transfer of Kashmir’s ‘Singham’ Traffic Cop Creates Ruckus in the Valley


Srinagar:(Mudasir Ahmad )No police officer in Kashmir has in recent times been as warmly received as Basant Kumar Rath. The valley’s youth mobbed the IPS officer for selfies while commuters nodded at his eccentric means of bringing discipline on congested Srinagar roads. So when the J&K government on Tuesday, November 13, suddenly shunted him out from the post of inspector general of ...

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Buddhism during the Bhaumakara Period: A case of study on Social life in Odisha


Mr. Manas Kumar Rout, Research scholar   History Department         Ravenshaw University, Cuttack                   Abstract: In this paper I try to highlight on the Buddhist faith and believe in ancient period. Especially Bhaumakara dynasty regime what is the social condition of the society specific reference to Buddhism. Many of the inscriptional and literary sources tell about social system of ...

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Amiya Ranjan Patnaik:An Obituary

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  Amiya Ranjan is an engineer too. Yes, very few in Orissa know that Amiya ‘has a good B. Sc, Engg. (Mechanical) Degree . . There is every reason in making this statement because Amiya has risen in to great prominence in Orissa as a popular theatre arid film personality, leaving behind his career as an engineer. Now when this ...

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Akshaya Mohanty ruled the waves of Oriya film music : As a music director

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 Devdas Chhotray (On  the eve of Akshya Mohanty Birth Anniversary) AkshayaMohanty (AM) was fairly eclectic in his reading. He read almost whatever came his way. That was in the mid 60s of the last century. He had been out of college almost a decade before and I was still enjoying the excitement of being a sophomore at Ravenshaw. We had ...

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Alarming Pollution Problems of Stone Quarries and Crushers


Prof. Dr. P. K. Jena stone quarrying and crushing industries play a very significant role in the industrial and urban development programmes for construction of roads, buildings, sheds and other similar activities. These industries are generally located around industrial and urban areas to meet their growing demands of the construction materials. India has got good reserves of natural stones like ...

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Ramesh Prasad Mohapatra; a famous historian and archaeologist


Kailash Chandra Dash  Authour Kailash chandra Dash  offer his tribute  Ramesh Prasad Mohapatra  on his birth anniversary on 1st October 2018 Ramesh Prasad Mohapatra a famous historian and archaeologist who had lasting contribution to the historical researches in the field of archaeology, art history, cultural history, military history of Odisha was born on 1st October 1939.He was born at Bhapur of DHENKANAL ...

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