Odisha girl scuba-dived 40 feet below the sea to wish Nuakhai Juhar!

Based out of Dubai, 11-year-old Tisya Panigrahi and father Priyadarshee (also a trained scuba diver) dived into the Arabian Sea in the Gulf Of Oman at Fujairah, UAE.

published on : 12th September 2021

Nuakhai: People in Kalahandi revel in celebrations, rituals to continue for days

As per legend, head of the Kondh tribe of the area had helped Maharaja Fatenarayan Deo of Naga dynasty who ruled over Kalahandi from 1831 to 1853, to suppress a rebellion. 

published on : 12th September 2021

Odisha: Nuakhai festival overrides drought, COVID gloom 

As per tradition, the first harvested crop was offered to Goddess Samaleswari in Sambalpur at the stipulated ‘lagna’ (auspicious moment) between 10.15 am  and 10.25 am. 

published on : 12th September 2021

Odisha government rules out any change to festival guidelines; idols will have to be below 4 ft height

Announcing this, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena said that restrictions announced by the government in its August 9 guidelines will continue.

published on : 11th September 2021

Pandemic shadow on Odisha's Nuakhai harvest festival

This year, as it is, the build-up to the festival has been marred by scanty rainfall in the region, dampening the spirits of the farmers who stare at uncertainty. 

published on : 11th September 2021

Low key Nuakhai celebrations in Odisha as spectre of drought looms large

In Balangir district, the most awaited agrarian festival of Western Odisha seems to have been robbed of its charm as cases of farmer suicides over debts and crop loss were reported.

published on : 10th September 2021

Crab catching spices up Nuakhai fervour amid Covid gloom in Odisha

The crab-catching competition was organised on Sunday by 28-year-old Sanjib Biswal, a YouTuber, to cheer up the villagers amid these worrying times of Covid.

published on : 8th September 2021