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  • WHERE IS OLLYWOOD HEADING ?

    With some highly acclaimed and award winning movies like ‘Sri Lokanath’, ‘Nua Bou’, ‘Kaa’, ‘Sesha Srabana’, ‘Chilika Teeray’, etc. These movies depicted a pragmatic view of Odia society - the traditions, culture, superstitions and conventions. The stories were innately Odia. The characters were drawn from reality. Dance numbers by lead characters was unheard of; songs were soft, romantic and melodious.

    You can still find yourself humming ‘Jochhana luchana’, ‘Bou lo ki kahibi nua bhauja nka katha’,

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  • WHAT DO NON-RESIDENT ODIAS MISS THE MOST ABOUT ODISHA ?

    Gupchup, chaat, dahi bara – ask any Odia staying outside Odisha what they miss the most about Odisha, and these items will certainly top the list. The quintessential street food of Odisha is close to the heart of every Odia. No matter how short their vacation might be to their native state, Odias never fail to queue up at the street food hotspots famous for their ware. Raghu dahi bara, Sahoo chaat, Rama Nana gupchup, Sura bhai egg chop, Basanta budha chicken roll – every non-resident Odia has a favourite food item by a special vendor to gorge on.

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  • ODIA ENTERPRENEURS

    With #StartUpIndia getting the right fillip in recent times, India has witnessed a surge in the number of new businesses being launched each day. Odisha too, is seeing an impressive number of young entrepreneurs join the bandwagon. Leaving behind established jobs, living passions to create something new – each of these entrepreneurs is willingly addressing risks and challenges to set up his dream business. The success of some noteworthy entrepreneurs from the state, like Ritesh Agarwal, Srikumar Mishra, Pritam Panda, Uttam Tripathy, etc, is providing the right kind of encouragement to

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  • THE SAD STORY OF PITHA-PANA.......!

    A clear demarcation can be seen between Gen-X and the previous generations of Odias when it comes to savouring the traditional pitha pana of Odisha. While the older generations are literally crazy about arisa, kakara, manda, chitau and other pithas, the kids of today tend to turn up their noses and have to be coaxed to sample these age-old delicacies. They prefer to have pastries, ice creams, cheese cakes and chocolates on their plate any day. If at all they try Indian, the Jalebis and the Gulab Jamuns sound and look fancier and hold more sway than the Od

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  • WHY NO ADVENTURE SPORTS ENTHUSIASM IN ODISHA ?

    Visit the India Surf Festival held at Ramchandi beach along the Konark-Puri coastline and you will be astonished at the number of participants and visitors that eagerly show up every year. Surfers from India, Italy, Brazil, Singapore, Spain, Morocco, etc throng the festival with thousands of avid visitors turning up to cheer them on. However, though the festival is being organised at a happening place in Odisha to encourage adventure sports in the state, there is sparse participation of local residents, which is disheartening and surprising as well. Top honours are never bagged by anyo

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  • WHERE IN ODISHA CAN YOU SEE THE MOST AWESOME SUNSET ?

    The land of scenic beaches, verdant forests, awe-inspiring mountains and vast plains, Odisha is a nature lover’s delight. Though it is not touted hugely as a tourist destination, any non-Odia who has visited Odisha is all praises for the virgin beauty of this pride of the East.So, in this land of mostly unexplored territories, where do you find the most awesome sunsets? Here is our top 5, as per our nature photographer friends.

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  • RASOGOLLA OR CHENNAPODA – WHICH IS DEARER TO THE ODIA HEART?

    If there is anything that Odisha Parba 2017 established without an iota of doubt, it is the love of Odias for their traditional cuisine, especially sweets. At the annual festival held in New Delhi last year, thousands lined up to have a taste of the lip-smacking rasogolla and chhenapoda. Those who could get their hands on the delectable sweets were seen drooling over them, while the angst of the anxious queue when stocks ran out had to be seen to be believed. Each day, the karigaras kept increasing the quantity made, only to see them disappear within hours of sale.

    Whi

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