27Jul, 2018

Niyamgiri: an Anecdote

A view of the hills on our way to Hutisi village. (This piece is about the trip made to Niyamgiri hills in March 2018 by five Odia artists: Satyabhama Majhi (Painter), Ashis Dhir (Photographer), Saroj Rout (Ceramic Artist), Julius Das (Painter and visual artist) and me- Sidharth Mohanty (Apparel/Textile/Product Designer) …

20Jul, 2018

Art as a Pillar of Nation Building

by – Sandeep Hota Project Manager , Utsha What constitutes a nation—real, ephemeral, imagined and material? What does it mean to create a national identity within defined geographical boundaries that belongs in the 21st century, and what are the consequences? More pertinently can art be harnessed as capital to coin …

23May, 2018

The Story Of Kalpanadham-Part 4

KICK STARTING THE WORKSHOP SERIES Once the summer break was over, around June 20th, the children started trickling in. All back to school. A lot of them travelled for kilometers, literally crossing mountains, rivers from across districts. Parents came to drop off their daughters and sons. They brought different kinds …

05Apr, 2018

The Story Of Kalpanadham – Part 3

Shalini Krishnan Information Designer, California SETTING UP THE LAB – Now that a rough framework was in place, it served as a base to design activities with a learning objective that, in time, could evolve to solve the teaching and learning problems the school community was facing. Based on my …

19Mar, 2018

A tiger in the backyard – Part 2

Aditya Panda Naturalist & Wildlife Conservationist, Bhubaneswar     After alerting, worrying and exciting foresters and conservationists, the tiger vanished, with absolutely no trace. There were no more signs or sightings. Then, some two months later, he surfaced 60kms in the opposite direction at the Dalijoda Reserve Forest (the last …

14Mar, 2018

A tiger in the backyard – Part 1

March 14, 2018 Aditya Panda  Naturalist & Wildlife Conservationist, Bhubaneswar “There is a tiger in my farm,” informed a friend over the phone on the evening of Makar Sankranti, 2013. I was surprised, but not baffled. I should have been. This was Bhubaneswar city we were in, part of an …

12Mar, 2018

The Story Of Kalpanadham – Part 2

March 12, 2018 Shalini Krishnan Information Designer, California THE INITIAL GROUND –  An intervention in education seemed difficult. It was a new domain for me and I needed to do a lot of groundwork. I began by going back to the books, reading and researching about education and the alternative …

08Mar, 2018

How to showcase the temples of Odisha

March 08, 2018 Aditya Dash Industrialist, Bhubaneswar Living in the city of the temples means that you will have to show the temples to plenty of visitors. After staying in Bhubaneswar for more than a decade I have developed my own tour guide of sorts for some of the temples. …