No threat to Konark Sun Temple; neither any plain stone used: Sharma

Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma Monday said there was no threat to the 13th Century Sun Temple at Konark, an Unesco Heritage site. Sharma said this after a review meeting attended by the officials of Odisha government, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), experts and other stake holders here. The Union Minister agreed […]

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Storytellers mesmerize audience at Bhufesto

BHUBANESWAR, DEC 10 Sixteen storytellers and their troupe from all over the world mesmerized the audience of the Capital City during the one of its kind International Storytelling Festival – BhuFeSto here. Children from 15 schools in the city and their parents turned up in hundreds over the course of the festival to listen to […]

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Shreya Ghoshal enthralls music lovers at .FEST

BHUBANESWAR, DEC 8 On Day 8 of .FEST (Bhubaneswar City Festival), music lovers were mesmerized by Shreya Ghoshal, the songstress known for her soulful playback singing, as she gave an amazing performance for audiences at the festival. The evening commenced with a brilliant performance by singing sensation from Odisha, Sonam Dash. Today, .FEST drew in […]

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Aruna Mohanty’s ‘Sapta Barna’ leaves audience spellbound at .FEST

BHUBANESWAR, DEC 5 The ongoing .FEST (Bhubaneswar City Festival) continues to offer audiences a one of a kind experience with visitors attending in thousands every day. Day 5 presented a sensational dance production by Odissi exponent Aruna Mohanty. The renowned performer and guru wowed audiences with poise and elegance in a show performed by 80 […]

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Curtain drawn on Konark Festival, Sand Art Fest

KONARK, DEC 5 The Konark Festival 2018, jointly organised by Odisha Tourism and Odissi Research Centre, came to a close today with performances demonstrating the technical foundations of classical dancing. Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal, who graced the closing ceremony as chief guest, succinctly analogised the vibrant atmosphere of the festival with the grand Sun […]

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Nandita Das, Neelesh Misra, Ramendra Kumar among storytellers in BhuFeSto

BHUBANESWAR, DEC 5 Storytellers in various genres — award winning children’s writer Ramendra Kumar, filmmakers Nandita Das and Shabnam Virmani, journalist-radio raconteur Neelesh Misra, and author Deepa Kiran — will feature in BhuFesto, a five-day storytelling festival starting here on Thursday. BhuFesto is part of the larger “.FEST”, Bhubaneswar’s 16-day festival of food, entertainment, stories […]

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Spirituality in Sattriya and harmony in Odissi leave audience spellbound at Konark Dance Fest

KONARK, DEC 4 The Open Air Auditorium in Konark witnessed enchanting choreographies in Sattriya and social awareness on harmony which made the audience spellbound. Renowned Sattriya exponent Dr. Anwesa Mahanta started with Gayan Bayan followed by Vandana and Ramdani which marked invocatory submission to Lord Jagannath.  The other recital in Sattriya was Bhagabata Dasha Lakshana […]

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.FEST: Nature, art trails captivate audience

BHUBANESWAR, DEC 4 While the city is gripped by the hockey fever and the enthralling party atmosphere created by the .FEST (Bhubaneswar City Festival), 18 nature lovers joined for the latest morning escapade to Nandankanan Biological Park as a part of the city festival. Popularly known as Nandankanan Park Walk, this nature trail includes a […]

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Sona Mohapatra enthralls audience at .FEST

BHUBANESWAR, DEC 3 Day 3 of the inaugural edition of .FEST (Bhubaneswar City Festival) successfully ended with an eventful turnout of audiences who witnessed a one of its kind performance by singer and performer Sona Mohapatra. Amidst the scrumptious food offerings and experiences at the festival, the lineup of songs by the artist filled the […]

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.FEST kicks off with captivating performance by Vishal-Shekhar

BHUBANESWAR, DEC 1 The first edition of .FEST (Bhubaneswar City Festival) organized by Bhubaneswar Development Authority and Odisha Tourism was launched with pomp and gaiety today. The festival, inaugurated by Housing & Urban Development Minister Niranjan Pujari and Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, saw an astounding turnout of thousands of attendees from different parts of […]

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