English Author Neil Gaiman to Join Jaipur LitFest 2019

New Delhi: Neil Richard Gaiman, the much loved author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films, has officially announced that he will be attending the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival in 2019. This comes after Festival co-Director William Dalrymple announced at the closing ceremony of the 2018 edition earlier this year that […]

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Sahitya Akademi: 38 Authors Return Awards

Bhubaneswar: A total number of 38 authors from different states and of different age groups have returned their Akademi Awards received from Sahitya Akademi (India’s national academy of letters), New Delhi. So far 39 authors have approached the Akademi in connection with award return. However one author has withdrawn his decision of returning the prestigious literary accolade. […]

Heritage Cabinet: Nod to Odia University at Satyabadi

Bhubaneswar: As election is approaching state government has taken various decisions for the betterment of Language, Culture and Education in Odisha.  The setting up of the Odia University at Satyabadi, in Puri district of Odisha was approved on Friday by the first Heritage Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The state will provide 25 acres to set up the univarsity, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said. Approval […]

Odisha’s Sampadananda Mishra to Receive Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2018

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar, June 22, 2018: Two from Odisha selected for the award Odisha’s Sanskrit Scolar Dr. Sampadananda Mishra has been selected to receive Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2018 by Sahitya Akademi, the national academy of letters. Today Academi announced 21 names from different Indian languages for Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2018. Two from Odisha were […]

Birendra Mohanty to Receive Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2018

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar, June 22, 2018: Eminent Odia author and children litterateur Birendra Mohanty has been selected for Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2018 by Sahitya Akademi, India’s national academy of letters. He is going to receive the award for his Odia book for children ‘Rumku Jhuma’. Today Sahitya Akademi announce name of 21 recipients […]

Jayadratha Suna Bags Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2018

By Odisha Sory Bureau, Bhubaneswar, June 22, 2018: Odia poet Jayadratha Suna has been selected for Yuva Puraskar 2018 by Sahitya Akademi, the national academy of letters. Today Sahitya Akademi announced the name of awardees in all recognised Indian languages including Odia. Jayadratha, a native of Kalahandi, is going to receive the prestigious national literary award for his […]

Niranjan Patnaik Extends Support to Sona

Bhubaneswar, June 19, 2018: Why not FIR against Chief Minister: Niranjan Police complaint was filed against singer Sona Mohapatra for mispronunciation of many words in her 2017 rendition of the popular Odia bhajan Ahe Nila Saila. Protests are mounting against her and people in social media are demanding strong action against the Bollywood singer. However Odisha Congress president Niranjan Patnaik extended his support to Sona. Speaking […]

Museum Apologises For Disrespecting Odia Language

Bhubaneswar, June 18, 2018: Kala Bhoomi assures not to commit such mistakes in future A day after Odisha Story reported about the wrong and disrespectful Odia language at the Odisha Crafts Museum (Kala Bhoomi), museum authorities accepted their mistakes and begged apology. They wrote small notes of apology on Odisha Story’s both Facebook and Twitter pages. In […]

Mountain Echoes Literary Festival arrives with its 9th edition

New Delhi, 14th June 2018: First list of speakers attending the literary gala in the Himalayas announced –  Ninth edition will celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan Audiences can enjoy the Festival from Thursday 23rd – Saturday 25th August 2018 in the picturesque setting of Thimphu Opens online registration for literary enthusiasts This August, Bhutan beckons […]