Wednesday, October 27, 2010

KaliRa Subasa

"The Fragrance of Tomorrow" - Odia poem published in Digbalaya, Puja Sankhya 2010.

Monday, October 25, 2010


This story written by Vakul is published in ROCKS, BITS Pilani(Hyderabad Campus.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

'Serving the Arts

of my motherland(Odissa) has been the singular mission of my life.' - Guru Gangadhar Pradhan told in an interview that was conducted few weeks before his untimely death on the last Monday in a private hospital in Bhubaneshwar.

Guru Gangadhar Pradhan the last living guardian of Odissi was just 62. He was the president of Odissa Sangeet Natak Academy, founder director of Odissa Dance Academy and Konark Natya Mandap. He is the recipient of Kendra Sangeet Natak Academy Award and Padmashree.

Last year, I had an opportunity to witness the performance of his team at Hyderabad. I was amazed with the simplicity of the person of that stature. Talking to him was a humble experience for me. The spell bound mudras of Odissi and Gotipua dances will remain afresh in my memory. A great loss to Odissi. I Pray God - let his lovely soul be in peace seeing the growth of Odissi!

[ See his interview published in The Hindu, 15th October 2010
his concern for Odissi was amazing. ]

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PanchaTi Ghoda SitalaMaruRe

Published in Kabyaloka July-September 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Madhyahna (Noon)

I'm glad to tell you, my second collection of Odia Poetry book Madhyahna is just out.

Madhyahna (Noon) is a collection of 52 Odia poems 135 pages. It is a philosophical poetic expression on midlife issues. I'm particularly happy to have reviews by very eminent odia poets having Gyanpith Award, Sahitya Samman and Sahitya Academy Award. Their reviews in Odia are also here in blog. later sometime I'll put its English too. Madhyahna is just released in 2010. It's my the second odia poetry book published by Akshyara Publication, Cuttack.

The first one is 'Ananya Jamaja' (The Unique Twin) is published in 2009 by Kadambini Media, Bhuabaneshwar in 2009.

Here is the front cover page of Madhyahna:

About Publisher

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The following eminent poets have put their kind reviews. They are

Sri Ramakanta Rath: an eminent poet honoured with PadmaBhusan, prestigious Sahitya Samman and many more awards for his Odia poems. He was the President of Sahitya Academy of India. In 2009 he is awarded with fellow of Sahitya Academyof India. He joined IAS and retired as Chief Secretary of Odisa.

Sri Sitakanta Mohapatra: He was awarded the Jnanpith Award in 1993 "for outstanding contribution to Indian literature". He was also awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2002, apart from winning the Soviet Land Nehru Award, Kabeer Samman and several other prestigious awards. He joined IAS in 1961.

Sri Girija Kumar Baliarsingh: Young Odia poet recipient of Odisa Sahitya Academy Award in 2006 for his poetry book , Bharata Barsha'.





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