Art & Entertainment

Nityananda Das, renowned one leg Odishi Dancer: Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: The renowned odishi dancer, comedian, theater director and artiste Shri Nityananda Das passed away on Wednesday night. Many eminent artistes, stage actors, intellectuals and noted personalities paid obituary to the great soul at the Annapurna Theatre in Cuttack. Afterwards his remains were taken to his birthplace at Balisahi and then his last rites were performed […]

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Bhubaneswar Bar Celebrates Third Poetry Festival

Bhubaneswar: The Bar Association of Bhubaneswar for encouraging poetry and odiya literature among the lawyers organized a poetry festival named “KAKARA KABITA PATHA UTSABA”. This was the third time for the Bar Association to organize such a festival. Honorable District Judge, Shri Shyam Sundar Das was the Chief Guest. Byanga Kabi Shri Satyanasa, Shri Saroj […]


.FEST Offers City Bands a Platform to Showcase Their Talent

Bhubaneswar: Day 11 of .FEST (Bhubaneswar City Festival) continued to drawaudiences in thousands whowere left amazed by the performances at the festival.Today visitors to the festival witnessed a thrilling competition between local school and non-school rock bands in Bhubaneswar Bandwidth – Drumming Up for Glory. An initiative organized by Bhubaneswar Development Authority and Odisha Tourism, the […]


Indian Hockey Team Attends .FEST Sufi Night

Bhubaneswar: Beating all the Monday blues .FEST (Bhubaneshwar City Festival) presented a soulful Sufi experiences to the audiences that gathered in thousands to enjoy a blissful performance. Known for his mesmerizing voice Odisha born singer, Rituraj gave one of his best performances at the festival. He performed songs like Adhuri Zindagi, Piya Re, Galliyan and Muskurane Ki […]


Senior Citizens Enjoy .FEST

Bhubaneswar: To ensure that every section of the city’s residents is a part of the ongoing .FEST Bhubaneswar Development Authority today facilitated the participation of senior citizens in the festival. More than twenty members of city based NGO working for senior citizens – Silver Age Foundation for Elders enjoyed the Sufi recitals by Rituraj and […]



Coke Studio Presents Clinton Cerejo at .FEST

Bhubaneswar: Day 6 of the inaugural edition of.FEST (Bhubaneswar City Festival) hosted yet another lively crowd who witnessed a splendid opening act by talented Odisha born singer, Rojalin Sahu. What followed was a memorable experience for the ten thousand plus audience as Clinton Cerejo and the Band performed and captivated them on the Coke Studio stage. As […]


Renowned Dancers Dazzle Audiences at .FEST

Bhubaneshwar: The ongoing .FEST (Bhubaneshwar City Festival) continues to offer audiences a one of a kind experience with visitors attending in thousands every day. Day 5 presented a sensational dance production by Odissi exponent – Aruna Mohanty, recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award and many more to her name. The renowned performer and teacher wowed […]



BAT 2018 Exhibits Mahatma on Celluloid

Bhubaneswar: Commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of the Mahatma, Bhubaneswar Art Trail 2018 presented “Mahatma on Celluloid” – an exhibition of selected film posters from the National Film Archives of India, Pune.  The exhibition  officially opened on 3rd December 2018 by Shri Abasara Beuria, former Ambassador, near Champakeswar Temple, off Kotiteertha Lane, Old Town. The selected […]