November 22, 2015

Sri Bhaskar Mahapatra #madeofgreat

Greatness.

William Shakespeare has said- "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."

I say those who achieve greatness personify the #madeofgreat category. Such people enter the greatness league by being driven from within, through practice, sincerity, dedication and hard-work. Artist Sri Bhaskar Mahapatra comes in this category.

Source here: http://formsofdevotion.org/artist/bhaskar-mahapatra/

He is a simple, humble, highly talented artist from Basudeipur, Odisha. He has been practising the Pattachitra art since the last thirty years and has been a prestigious Lalit Kala Akademi Awardee.

July 30, 2015

Utkalamrita : #OneThingForLove

If you could do one thing for someone or something that you love, what would it be and why? #OneThingForLove

 

I love Odisha. This state has the best of everything- beaches, waterfalls, wildlife, minerals, heritage, history, art, architecture, music, dance, food, clothes- yet remains a backward, poverty-stricken state. History records how Odias have been the most enterprising traders and sailors, going as far as Bali and Sri Lanka to trade before Ashoka's time (3rd Century BC). That's why 'Bali Jatra' is celebrated to this day during Karthik Purnima in November. Yet after Ashoka's war and subsequently over centuries, Odisha then known as 'Kalinga' or 'Utkala' (Land of Utkarsha Kala or Exquisite Arts) started declining. Subservience took over, leaving enterprise behind. 

 

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June 27, 2015

Breathless

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She touched the eXquisite dew,
Glistening in the morn rays-
So what if she could not see the day?

Breathless she became.

Touching the baby's neck,
She felt his vocal chords-
So what if she could not hear his cries?

Breathless she became.

May 1, 2015

Results for #UtkalaDibasaQuiz #Contest are here!!

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It's been exactly a month since Odisha's Foundation Day or #UtkalaDibasa. I know all you folks have been eagerly awaiting the results of  #UtkalaDibasaQuiz #Contest!

Today, I feel privileged to bring you the winners of #UtkalaDibasaQuiz #Contest hosted by me since April 1st 2015!  

April 12, 2015

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