Ranga Sabha: Birth of New Literary Forum

Bhubaneswar: A new podium of brotherhood of Odia authors named as Ranga Sabha was born in Bhubaneswar last Sunday. Ranga Sabha is a monthly feature rich literary hub of like-minded Odia creative authors. The inaugural Baithak of Ranga Sabha was held at the office premises of leading publishing house PEN IN Books here. The concept […]

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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 However one author has withdrawn his decision of returning the prestigious literary accolade. […]

A New Literary Forum Born, Vows to Reach Each Corner of Odisha

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Lekhak-Pathak-Prakashak Sammukhya holds first meeting A new literary organisation named Odisha Lekhak-Pathak-Prakashak Sammukhya formed on Sunday (2nd July) at Bhubaneswar with wide ranges of aims and ambitions. More than 40 authors, readers and publishers from Bhubaneswar and almost all districts of the state united today forenoon at Hotel Excellency to […]

JLF stands for plurality and inclusiveness

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar: RSS to make debut at JLF 2017 As eyebrows are at the list of speakers for the 10th edition of Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF), organisers clarified their stand in a media statement issued on Thursday. There are plurality and inclusiveness at the core of Festival’s programming, the statement said. For the first time […]

The final ZEE JLF 2017 speakers list is out

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: 10 Speakers 10 Weeks To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival announces 10 speakers every week for 10 weeks every Tuesday at 6.00pm (IST). These announcements reveals the names of some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers set to appear at the Festival in January […]

Odia Translation of Kannad Vachans Released

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Literature has its own identity to transform society: Dr S. C. Jamir, Guv, Odisha As literature is the mirror of society, it becomes a powerful instrument for social transformation. Kannad Vachans of 12th century is an asset to Indian literature having  melody and music of life in the innermost existence of […]

A Woman’s Pride: Hemalata Mansingh

By Supriya Prasanta: Hemalata Mansingh(1919-2004) was born in Bilipada, Jagatsinghpur. She studied at Ravenshaw Girls High School. She was married to Mayadhara Mansingh, a poet and scholar of repute in Odisha. She learnt music from Gokulachandra Srichandan, a famous classical singer.   Her memoir, Priya Parama (The Intimate Beloved) was published in 2004. As noted by […]