A REFORMER NAMED RAHUL DEV BURMAN!
Rahul Dev Burman was a magician who reformed music forever and like never before. Be it mainstream Hindi film music, regional music – Bengali non-filmi releases – or Bengali film music, he changed the texture and the orchestration of music
THE MINING WORKERS RIGHT TO LIFE!
The Right to Life and its natural corollary of the right to livelihood is not just a social contract, it is a moral obligation of a society to all its members individually and collectively.
SUSEGAD STATE OF MIND!
CHARUDUTTA PANIGRAHI exhorts us to adopt this quintessentially Goan concept for a happy and productive life. Being content doesn’t mean being under-ambitious or being short on aspirations. It means all-round harmony: with life, ecosystem, environment and more significantly, one’s own self.
Bhubaneswar And Its Unique Art Initiative Bhubaneswar Art Trail (BAT) 2018: Innovative, Universal, Marquee By Charudutta Panigrahi The Bhubaneswar Art Trail (BAT) is a unique art initiative in the country, aiming at creating a creative space around Bhubaneswar’s Old Town (which is often described as the “a treasure trove of time since 6 century CE”), […]
The Sea God And Odisha ‘Varun’ – The Lord Of The Sea ‘Laxmi’ – The Lord Of Varun… Locals believed till recently that when Varun, the Lord of the Sea is peeved, the sea level rises and encroaches the habitation. Many also worship Laxmi, the daughter of Varun, with the hope that this would help […]
Sailing Away Meandering river… Blue waves slithering, Lissome maiden, Nimble-footed on the stone Lighting every creek, With her coy outpour, On life’s gondola Through the curvy path Meandering river… (An adaptation of Akshaya Mohanty’s Ja Re Bhasi Bhasi Ja on canvas) By Charudutta Panigrahi Every nymphet has a story and so does every bend in the river – well juxtaposed. As […]
Devadashi “Oh Lord Jagannath! You are King of kings! You are Master of many universes! You are the Controller of all creation!” By Panigrahi Among 36 different services (seva) offered to the Lord, the rituals performed by Devadasis, also known as Maharis, was the only category where women were allowed to serve the Lord. Many […]
The Silence of Energy at Jagannath (II) “The entire area of Orissa is full of holy places, but the city of Puri is the holiest of all.” (Reference: Utkala Khanda, Skanda Purana3.52-3, 4.5-6). By Charudutta Panigrahi The Utkala-khanda (1, Skanda Purana33-35) also mentions that “the land to the north of the seashore and to the […]