Tag: Literature

Five bollywood movies based on literature, that you just cannot miss

There are dozens of films made in Bollywood which have been inspired by novels, plays and other forms of literature. For those of you who want to take a shortcut to the movie before reading the book itself, here is a list of the films you will definitely enjoy.

  • Saturday, 15 October 2022
In conversation with Writer Balendu Dwivedi

Bhubaneswar: Government employee turned writer Balendu Dwivedi was in Bhubaneswar to attend a special programme on literature. Odishatv.in caught up with him to know more about his journey and his recently launched novel ‘Madaripur Junction’. Excerpts from the interview…. Journey as a writer Madaripur Junction is my first novel. I am a government servant who […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Odisha Literary Festival back with a bang for 6th edition

Bhubaneswar: For all those literature enthusiasts keen on savouring a good serving of debates and discussion on writings in political, Odia,  Indian food, changing face of Indian cinema, mythology and romance, the Odisha Literary Festival 2017 could be the place to be this Saturday and Sunday. The two-day annual event by The New Indian Express […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Five Odias figure in Padma awards list

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Five Odia persons have been selected for this year’s prestigious Padma Shri awards, the list of which was announced on Thursday. Prabhakar Maharana has been selected for Art-Sculpture while Gobardhan Panika will receive the honour for Art-Weaving and Chandrasekhar Rath for Literature and Education. Noted freedom fighter Bhabani Charan Patnaik has been chosen […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Throwback 2017: A Throbbing & vibrant cultural kaleidoscope

By Namita Panda and Siddharth Roshan 2017 started on a great note for Odisha as four of its popular names were among the list of Padma award recipients announced in January. Odias kept garnering honours in various fields like films, literature, entertainment and fashion throughout the year. While singing sensation Satyajit Jena, who captivated the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Woman alleges harassment by eminent author of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Eminent litterateur Haraprasad Das has refuted allegations of harassment through Facebook chat brought by a teacher, saying he has been inactive on his Facebook profile since long and this must be a hacker’s job. Allegations leveled by the teacher and writer about the renowned essayist and columnist harassing her on Facebook messenger through indecent […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Writing in a longer canvas may become an inspiration for planning a novel: Paramita

Taking Odia literature to international level was once rare incident, but thanks to Paramaita Satpathy whose literary works have brought laurels to the state of Odisha and people of this tiny land have all the reasons to celebrate her works. Recently, she has been selected for Kendra Sahitya Akademi award for her novella ‘Prapti’. In […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Poet Hrushikesh Mallick gets Sarala Samman

Bhubaneswar: Eminent poet Dr Hrushikesh Mallick was conferred with the prestigious Sarala Samman, an award instituted by the Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), an organisation established by the IMFA Group, at a special function here today. The poet received the award for his book ‘Jeje Dekhinathiba Bharata’. The award carries Rs 5 lakh cash […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Kalinga Literary Festival to ponder on contemporary forms of literature

Bhubaneswar: The Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF), designed to promote the participation of young minds in art, culture and creative dialogue, is back with its 5th edition to educate, provoke and entertain as well. This year’s theme will focus on how equality, equity and humanity have been presented, portrayed and picturised in contemporary forms of literature […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Author Amitav Ghosh honoured with 54th Jnanpith award

New Delhi: Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh has been honoured with this year’s Jnanpith Award, a literary award given to an author for “outstanding contribution towards literature,” Bharatiya Jnanpith announced Friday. “Amitav Ghosh is a path- breaking novelist. In his novels, Ghosh treads through historical settings to the modern era and weaves a space where […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Renowned journalist, writer Arun Sadhu passes away

Mumbai: Noted writer Arun Sadhu, who straddled the worlds of literature and journalism with equal elan, passed away here early today at a hospital following a heart condition. He was 76. Sadhu breathed his last at the Sion Hospital, where he was admitted yesterday for a heart ailment. He was in a critical condition and put […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
45 individuals to get Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar announces Sahitya Akademi

New Delhi: The Sahitya Akademi on Friday announced winners of Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar. In all 45 individuals will be awarded for their work in the field of literature. Twenty-two winners of the Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 23 recipients of the Yuva Puraskar have been announced as the winner by the Executive Board of […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Mita Kapur Appointed New Literary Director Of JCB Prize For Literature

New Delhi: Mita Kapur, founder and CEO of India’s leading literary consultancy Siyahi, has been appointed the next literary director of the JCB Prize for Literature, the JCB Literature Foundation announced on Thursday. “As someone who has had the unique privilege of working with writers, publishers, creators and artists in shaping Indian literature as well […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021