Sharman did not fail to oblige his fans and answered all their questions.
But many other states including Odisha are still reluctant to reduce tax for providing the cushion to the consumers.
Academician and translator Jatin Nayak, who moderated the session, began by citing examples of how printing press in Odisha gave a new life to Odia language and literature in the 1860s.
Ashwin Sanghi advised the budding fiction-thriller writers to carry on and connect the dots to reveal some of the most amazing theories of history and mythology.
Governor Ganeshi Lal on Saturday called for a society free from discrimination and asserted absolute supremacy of liberty of every individual in every sphere.
Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday questioned the Supreme Court’s Sabarimala verdict saying that it has opened Pandora’s box.
Existential monologue can be a difficult concept but Odissi exponent and guru Aruna Mohanty is best known for translating the most difficult of ideas into dance.
Leaders cutting across political divide and scholars on Saturday expressed concern over the growing use of religion in politics and said Dharma belongs to people and not politicians.
The festival will be inaugurated by Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal in presence of Editorial Director of The New Indian Express Prabhu Chawla and Editor GS Vasu.
Divinity and the devil can be found in every soul and human being.
Activism against films or books sets a wrong precedent: Madhur Bhandarkar at Odisha Literary Festival
Speaking at a session on "Changing face of Indian Cinema," the acclaimed director said, he has encountered selective posturing from the Bombay film industry.
Quiz master Soumyadeep Choudhury, like the previous year, gripped the attention of the students as well as the audience with his simple yet thought provoking questions.
The sixth edition of Odisha literary festival kicked off to a rollicking start with the Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan singing paeans of the Odia civilisation.