While I was walking down one of the streets in the centre of our city, I saw an auto stopping by, and I rushed near it, as if I was in a great hurry to catch a flight, which was apparently not the scene.
Odia author and cultural historian Jagannath Prasad Das has recently permitted to re-license under a free license Creative Commons Share-Alike 4.0 or CC-BY-SA 4.0 for 30 volumes of his notable works.
Diwali is a unique celebration in Odisha. Here, the ‘Festival of Lights’ is not just limited to customary bursting of crackers and exchange of lip-smacking sweets, but also accompanied by Kali Puja and the ritualistic ceremony of ‘Badabadua Daka’. The celebrations are special in the Millennium City of Cuttack, Coastal town of Bhadrak and the very-popular Pilgrim Town of Puri.
It is often, quite easy to out-rightly discard something new without analyzing it. But it takes a lot of understanding and courage to appreciate a new wave. The Odia film – Capital I which has been a “first” in many for the state is still unknown to the people of Odisha.
For those interested in mangroves and their hidden treasures, Bhitarkanika is the place to be in this holiday season.
Odia Wikisource, a sister project of Odia Wikipedia and a free online Odia-language library is celebrating its first anniversary in Bhubaneswar tomorrow i.e., 25th October, 2015. Available online at or.wikisource.org, the project finally went live in last year on October 20 after being incubated over two years.