Opinion

Poetry is a pilgrimage: Dev Mishra

This week Odisha Story was in conversation with a young wordsmith whose works represent the versatile generation next of Indian English Writing. A young PhD scholar at NISER, Odisha, Debasish Mishra, has bagged the Bharat Award for Literature in 2019, the Reuel International Best Upcoming Poet Prize in 2017 and was given an Honourable mention […]

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A Tryst With The Trionist

A review of  Agnivesh Mahapatra’s Midnight Musings Midnight is the time for getting lost in the maze of random thoughts. All the day’s experiences which have kept mum till then, start conversing with our subconscious. Our bodies keep scouring for an ambience and comfortable positions to doze off. However, poet Agnivesh Mahapatra calls it the […]


Rising Rahul Gandhi

Bhubaneswar: Rahul Gandhi stayed away from the public sphere for much of his childhood and early youth, because of security concerns. At the age of 34 in 2004, he entered politics and successfully contested the general elections held that year from Amethi, a seat that was earlier held by his father; he won again from the constituency in 2009 and 2014. In 2007, Rahul […]


Bijoy, Dilip to Join BJD on 26 Dec

Bhubaneswar: Bijoy Mohapatra and Dilip Ray may make a comeback to Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on the 21st foundation day of the party on December 26. Both the leaders resigned from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 30th November. Former Union minister Dilip Ray and BJP’s national executive member Bijoy Mohapatra sent a joint resignation letter […]




What I Don’t Know about Sanjukta Panigrahi | Part Two | 1958 – 1985

By Donovan Roebert ‘The next seven years were a trial of strength for her. Financial troubles, child births, marital discord … everything followed one after the other…’ I suppose many dancers have been in the situation where the mother-in-law wants them to give up dancing and the husband acquiesces through weakness. Then everything may well come […]


What I Don’t Know about Sanjukta Panigrahi | Part One | 1944-1958

By Donovan Roebert At the end of his rather forlorn-sounding article about Sanjukta Panigrahi posted at academia.edu, Kedar Mishra concludes: Truly speaking, Sanjukta’s legacy has not been properly nurtured by her own people. Organizing festivals or distributing awards in her name is simple tokenism. The preservation of her great legacy and documentation of her life and […]


Arun Rising, Queen Finds No Hope in Nayagarh !

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar: Nayagarh Assembly constituency is no way connected with Kandhamal Parliamentary constituency except sharing neighborhood. But few months back the Member of Parliament from Kandhamala Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh was seen spending more times building her public relations in Nayagarh. There was an common assumption that Pratyusha or her family (hairs of the princely state) had a good […]


Nomira : Odisha’s Unknown Geological Heritage

By Anil Dhir Every country has various unique geological and geomorphologic features which constitute its heritage. The Geological Survey of India has identified 26 sites as National Geological Monuments. Most of these are located in geologically rich states like Rajasthan, Odisha, Karnataka, Andhra, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. In Odisha, the Pillow Lava formations found in […]