Disclaimer: The following is an account of a wildlife conservationist who witnessed a mob attack on an elephant family in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar and documented the whole incident and shared it … [Read more...] about Mob Attack on Elephant Family in Bhubaneswar’s Outskirts
As India comes to terms with the demonetisation of high value currency notes, one festival that truly represents the spirit of commerce and finance might come and go in Orissa this year, without much … [Read more...] about Boita Bandana: Celebrating Our Maritime History
The slogan of ‘Make in Odisha’ is being raised, Bhubaneswar is going to be a smart city. But first the state must explore ways of raising its farm productivity. Odisha is one of the rare states … [Read more...] about What Makes Odisha Poor and How It Can Change its Fortunes
#NuakhaiJuhar was trending on Twitter for much of Tuesday. It also dominated the discourse on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms, besides getting day-long coverage on television with … [Read more...] about When will Nuakhai become a Truly pan-Odisha Festival?
At the backyard of his house in Jirala village, Pradeepta Nayak carefully selects delicate rice straw strands, separating the dark brown colored ones from those having a golden hue. In a small room … [Read more...] about Straw Painting – An Exquisite Handicraft of Odisha
During the all country review meeting last week (Shraavan Purnimaa), over breakfast, a senior colleague from some remote part of Pakistan asked, "Snigdha ji ! Which part of India are you … [Read more...] about To Odisha from Pakistan
Three temple-shaped chariots tower over the sea of humanity at the Grand Road in Puri. It is that time of the year again when the Trinity — Lord Jagannath and His divine siblings Lord Balabhadra and … [Read more...] about Craftsmen of the Gods
From a folk tradition that took roots during the Moghul rule in Odisha, Ganjapa cards have been reduced to a mere collective item for art lovers today. In fact, apart from Pattachitra, these hand … [Read more...] about Silence of Ganjapa Shuffle
Disclaimer: This piece of writing contains materials that you may find objectionable, encouraging rest of the communities to poke fun at you and demeaning an average person’s self-esteem. While … [Read more...] about Oye Odia!
Mr. Vijay Kumar Khatri has set a great example of leadership for the residents of Bhubaneswar. The respectable resident understands his responsibility towards keeping his city and surroundings clean … [Read more...] about Clean Bhubaneswar – How Vijay Kumar Khatri Leads by Example
With a coastline of 485 km along the Bay of Bengal, Odisha is home to some of the best beaches in India. From Balasore to Ganjam, these pristine and beautiful beaches have everything to offer to a … [Read more...] about Amidst the Blue Waters of Odisha
In this era of two-minute research noodles made viral through smart memes and quick tweety wits, Subhas Chandra Pattanayak's "Nabakalebara: Legends and Reality" (Shabdasparsha, 2015) is not one that … [Read more...] about Nabakalebara: Legends and Reality (Book Review)