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The art of modern times

A group of four artists are showcasing their new media works in the exhibition that has been mounted at the Odisha Modern Art Gallery.

24 Aug 2018

Remembering Nirmala Devi

The album, titled Barnaraaga and its cover song ‘Tume Barna Bihina Para’ was released on Saturday last week, three days before the late poet would have turned 112.

24 Aug 2018

Odisha: Not many takers for seats in self-financing HS schools

EVEN as the seat strength of higher secondary schools is being increased every academic session considering the rising number of students, demand for these seats has remained low.

18 Aug 2018

University of ingenuity

A veterinarian takes to storytelling and poetry to help small farmers across Odisha adopt new ways of using natural resources for sustainable agriculture.

21 Jul 2018

A thousand untold stories

An Odia sculptor has made her art a tool to sensitise people on female foeticide

23 Jun 2018

An imagination cast in stone

Every block of stone has a soul,” says sculptor Prabhakar Maharana, as he carefully chisels out thin layers of sandstone from a boulder that has partially taken the shape of Lord Buddha.

19 May 2018

When Odisha artist creates mini magic of the mighty pen

You don’t need a huge canvas to shape and colour your imagination. Artist Susrita Samantaray tells us how she is depicting Odisha’s glory using an A4 size notebook and a ballpoint pen.

12 May 2018

The Binding Thread

Tribal folklore is her muse and local weavers are helping hands reviving Odisha’s textile tradition 

14 Apr 2018

A band to bond with folk music

Adi Dhun is Odisha's first folk band that aims to revive and promote the dying traditional music culture of
Western Odisha.

31 Mar 2018

Utkal University eyes academic excellence after autonomy

This has accelerated the process of opening new campus besides ensuring hassle-free international academic collaboration

24 Mar 2018

Crafting a new identity

A 27-year-old entrepreneur is leading village women to prosperity with hands-on training and designs in handloom and handicraft

10 Mar 2018

A major force in weaving business, women weavers play second fiddle to men

Women comprise majority of the weaving workforce in Odisha’s handloom sector. Yet, they continue to be counted as secondary workers when its comes to ownership of looms or Government benefits.

06 Aug 2017

Mural magician

An Odia weaver-turned-painter has been working since 1977 to preserve the Pattachitra art form.

01 Jul 2017

It’s all 'intern'-al affair at Parija Library of Odisha's Utkal University

The library, set up in 1946 and named after former vice-chancellor of the university and eminent scientist Dr Pranakrushna Parija, has a collection of more than 2.51 lakh books covering 27 subjects.

21 Jun 2017

Playing with shadows

Fascinated by Odisha’s heritage shadow puppetry, a Delhi-based filmmaker makes a 90-minute documentary on the ancient form of storytelling

08 Jun 2017

Samaritans for sightless

Four Bhubaneswar-based youths provide free and accessible education for 25,000 visually impaired students in Odisha.

27 May 2017

'Shape of you' Odissi choreography: Class vs Mass debate rages on

Odissi choreographed to the English song 'Shape Of You' by Ed Sheeran has gone viral on social media but Odissi purists are unhappy with the experiment.

25 Mar 2017

Trend-setter Sona, still Odisha's daughter

A crowd-puller, be it on the stage or social media, Sona Mohapatra aspires to bridge the ancient with the contemporary through her music.

24 Mar 2017

Employment scheme blind to women with disabilities

 Odisha's differently-abled women have limited access to livelihood opportunities due to gender discrimination, lack of awareness and a disability friendly environment to work in.

01 Mar 2017

In pursuit of decking up dying cards

Four artisans from Odisha are making all-out efforts to keep alive the art of making Ganjapa cards

11 Feb 2017

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