Heritage & Culture


Journalists, bloggers visit Monks, Caves & Kings

Bhubaneswar: With the onset of December, .FEST 2018 edition of Ekamra Walks kick started with the trail around the twin hills of Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves at Bhubaneswar in the wee hours of Saturday. With participants ranging from residents of Bhubaneswar to visiting journalists covering World Cup Hockey, travel bloggers from Mumbai and a solo […]


Kartika Purnima Celebrated in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: People woke up early, bathed and visited temples to celebrate Kartika Purnima, the full moon day of the holy month of Kartika, yesterday. They then congregated near water bodies to set afloat toy boats with lighted earthen lamps, betel leaves, flower, milk, supari, cracker fruits and coins to mark a thousand years old boat festival called Boita Bandana. Boita […]


Panel discussion on ‘Folk dances of Odisha – problems & preservation’

Bhubaneswar: Historically speaking, dance is one of the first human activities not directly serving mere survival. Starting with instinctive movements, as a reaction to physical or psychic situations, via the first shaped and repeated rhythmic movements, men started to experience dance as a possible means of expression of individual and collective feelings and as an instrument […]


Esplanade One Celebrates Boita Bandana

Bhubaneswar: It’s only fitting that Odisha’s largest mall celebrates the festivities being in a city which is rich with culture and heritage. Boita Bandana five consecutive days before the full moon, people gather near riverbanks or the seashore and float miniature boats in remembrance of their ancestors who once sailed to faraway lands. People of […]


Akshay Parija Movie to Advocate Bengali Origin of Rasagola !

Bhubaneswar: Two days after announcing his plans about producing Bengali films at Make In Odisha Conclave, renowned Odia producer Akshay Kumar Parija came up with the trailer of his upcoming Bengali movie Rosogolla. Official Facebook page of Akshay Parija Productions shared the Youtube link of Rosogolla trailer on 16th November 2018. Though the story-line has […]


School Students’ Date with Tales of Twin Hills and Sketching of the Historic Caves

Bhubaneswar:  More than 100 students and their teachers from city-based Amrita Vidyalayam and 15 regular walkers at the 47th Monks, Caves and Kings (MCK) had a wonderful time at the famous Jain site of Udayagiri-Khandagiri as they explored the rock-cut caves listening to the tales and several students enjoying the sketches of the caves during […]



Odisha CM Dedicates ‘Odia Virtual Academy’ Portal

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patanaik today launched the new web portal of Odia Virtual Academy (www.ova.gov.in). It has 170 Odia books uploaded in Unicode format with an aim to promote Odia language and literature. Naveen Patnaik said, It’s a matter of pleasure that the new web portal of Odia Virtual Academy (OVA) is being […]


IITTM students, families throng Kala Bhoomi for Museum Walk

Bhubaneswar: Only 17th edition old, but the first ever Museum Walk of the Temple City at Crafts Museum Kala Bhoomi is growing week by week with popularity as today there were more than 65 including 20 students from the city-based Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, families and walk-in visitors. Trupti Pradhan, a housewife […]