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“Books play a major role in making future generations feel connected to their roots”: Satya Pattanaik


Satya Pattanaik, Director, Black Eagle Books, (Dublin, Ohio) is a reputed poet and translator. The hallmark of his poetry is the usage of words in a transcendental language of the senses, steeped in a flavor that is intensely Odia. He immigrated to USA on 21st October 1998 as an Information Technology professional. While studying at Ravenshaw College, his first poem ...

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I simply write about characters that disturb my mind:Ramachandra Behera


This interview was published in our news portal n Interviews on  April 30, 2018, Here we  reproduced it as Ramachandra Behera awarded   Atibadi Jagannath Das  saman 2020 which is the highest honor by Odisha Sahitya Akademi Born in Odisha, Ramachandra Behera is one among the few writers known for his literary works which depict ‘the slice of life’ in its natural form. A ...

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Bonded labour system may appear in many forms: Dr L D Mishra

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Of late, Odisha has seen an upsurge in cases related tohuman trafficking and bonded labour. With the state government proactively leading the rescue and rehabilitation of many men and womenheld captive under exploitative conditions in neighbouring states, things seem to be changing for good. However, a lot more needs to be done.  On occasion of LABOUR DAY, Former Union Labour ...

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Now songs do not have those heart melting lyrics or soulful music:Basudev Rath


A great film is incomplete without good music. In fact, music happens to be the soul of a film. From the classics to the new-age cinema, music plays a key role in its commercial as well as critical success. Needless to say, it boils down to the genius of a music director to deliver the goods. There are numerous examples ...

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Odisha is the “Soul of India” said Shrutiksha Nayak Representing the Odisha in Femina Miss India 2018


Bhubaneswar:17/5/18;Representing the state of Odisha this year, Shrutiksha Nayak is confident and excited to start her journey with fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018. Hailing from the state that houses more than hundreds of temples, fbb Colors FeminaMiss India Odisha 2018 Shrutiksha Nayak is extremely proud to represent her state. The gorgeous lady who is determined to take the crown home spoke to ...

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“Gopapura” depicts man’s sense of determination and courage to transcend obstacles: Ramachandra Behera:


Born in Odisha, Ramachandra Behera is one among the few writers known for his literary works which depict ‘the slice of life’ in its natural form. A well-known radio dramatist of the seventies, Behera’s stories and novels take us to the of man’s struggle for survival. A teacher by profession, adored by students for his insightful lectures, 72-year-old Behera’s literary ...

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What Odissi you see today is a Combination of Gotipua and Mahari, but the Influence of Mahari is very little:Laxmipriya Mohapatra


Ashok Palit Over theyears, Odissi has emerged as one of the most popular classical dance forms in India, the credit for which goes to the significant role played by the ‘trinity’ of Odissi — Gurus Pankaj Charan Das, Kelucharan Mohapatra and Debaprasad Das. Yet another person who created history with unswerving determination, professional excellence and artistic integrity is ‘Guruma’ Laxmipriya ...

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Naveen Patnaik has almost suppressed all political parties in the State.


Bhubaneswar: With continued phenomenal victory of the Biju Janata Dal in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has almost suppressed all political parties in the State. The outcome can rightly be viewed as a tectonic shift in the State’s political landscape.   Amidst the euphoria in the BJD camp, despair among other national and regional parties, the ruling party is celebrating ...

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GST is very different from the existing tax structure:Shaktikanta Das


Shaktikanta Das, Former Revenue and Economic Affairs Secretary, was one of the 11 persons who were instrumental in giving GST its present shape soon after the Modi government took charge. As revenue secretary, he worked closely with all the others including Arun Jaitley and the empowered committee of state finance ministers to come up with the draft legislation. He retired as Corporate ...

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Women have treaded a long path towards self-realisation: Paramita Satpathy


At a time when the plight of modern women is hardly getting space in Odia literature, Paramita Satpathy’s book Prapti’ that has been selected for the Central Sahitya Akademi Award holds relevance. It is a collection of 10 novellas in Odia and women in many hues are the protagonists. Paramita is happy that the jury selected her book based on ...

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