Daily Archives: April 1, 2012

Assorted art of Odisha

Away from the heart of metropolises, tribal people scattered all over India live in a world enriched with their peculiar culture and traditions. Exceptionally skilled and gifted, they are pioneers of a fascinating variety of arts and crafts. Their artworks speak volumes about their unmatchable aesthetic sense. The tribesmen of Odisha, a region famed for

Curtains come down on Rourkela drama festival

A four-day theatre festival, organized on the occasion of World Theatre Day, ended here on Friday. Three theatre groups from the state and one from Kolkata participated in the festival and enthralled thousands of viewers. The festival was organized by Samparka, a leading theatre organization of the state in collaboration with  Eastern Zonal Cultural Center

New Rajya Sabha member A V Swamy stresses on consensus

During the time when Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand are tainted by horse-trading, Bhudan leader A V  Swamy has a word of advice to all aspirants. “I worked hard to secure the approval of all political parties. I sent my bio-data to all politicians and urged them to support me. I am very happy that

One-man army against liquor gets support

The one-man army’s fight against sale of liquor and opening of outlets in Laida village of Rengali block has finally received some support. Janardan Sahu, found able support from the villagers of Sindurpank panchayat, who have long been demanding ban on sale of liquor in their panchayat. They joined him on Saturday, exactly a year

Traditional Odissi art on display

Attend the Odisha Handloom and Handicraft’s Fair organised by Prasanthi Handicrafts at the Jayashree Kalyana Mandapam, Kalakshetra Road, Thiruvanmiyur. The fair has a wide range of handicrafts on display from Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Pure silk saris with bomkai and double ikkat motifs from Sambalpur, Bargarh, and Sonepur to name a few. Besides the inked salwar kameez