Anwesh Satpathy is an author, blogger and a student at Jindal Global University. His work has been published in outlets like OrissaPost, LiveWire and Film Companion. He writes on cinema, history, literature and politics.
By sponsoring the hockey team, the Odisha government has paved the way for the people of the state to look at hockey as their own sport.
There cannot be a better time for revival of Odia cinema. The language barrier is broken. People no longer go to movies due to the popularity of ‘stars’ or the accessibility of language. They actively look for movies which are characterized by good stories, writing, music and acting.
AAP has a long way to go to pose any serious threat to the BJP as a credible alternative. It must have a clear narrative and distinct ideology to achieve any semblance of success at the national level.
On solar eclipse day, rationalists in Bhubaneswar embarked on a very public Biryani feast, and consequently, the social media discourse quickly devolved into an abuse fest.
'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect' tells a story that was needed to be told and will no doubt introduce a larger number of masses to aerospace engineer Nambi Narayanan.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is certainly decent for a one-time watch, but it will never reach the classic-status of its predecessor, and neither does it try to.
'Jana Gana Mana' is an extremely enjoyable, politically conscientious, courageous and thought provoking movie worth a watch.
The mindless menace of violence in Kashmir has to end. We cannot afford another exodus. Steps must be taken to ensure that those thrown away from their ancestral house under death threats return safely.
The proposal for Hindi to be one of the measures for national integration is flawed because it seeks to fight a non-existent problem and also undermines the very idea of India.
The audience is opening up to new languages, experiences and earlier unfamiliar actors. The reason for this is that the focus has shifted away from familiar faces and cultural lingo to content.
Published over 70 years ago, 'Harijan' remains as relevant to our contemporary society today as it was in 1948. Gopinath Mohanty’s novel is not merely a protest against injustice, it is the expression of the silent rage of the oppressed.
Since the embarrassing defeat of 2014, a clear voice of dissent seems to be emerging from many prominent senior Congress leaders. The Gandhis have ensured the stagnancy of Indian political scenario by refusing to make way for a strong alternative leader to take over the reins of Congress.