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. …

05Mar, 2018

The Story Of Kalpanadham – Part 1

Shalini Krishnan Information Designer, California Welcome to the blog series on Kalpanadham, a one-of-its-kind intervention in the space of education in Odisha. This is the first of a set of posts to introduce the concept and thoughts behind the intervention. Kalpanadham translates to – Abode of Imagination. It is a creativity lab that …

25Feb, 2018

Encountering the Living Tradition of Pattachitra / Part Two

February 25, 2018 Hannah Barnes Associate Professor of Art, Ball State University As with many Indian traditions, Pattachitra holds sacred the concept of parampara, or teacher-student lineage. Artists study for many years with a master painter in order to gain proficiency in their craft. While in Odisha I visited Raghuragjpur, …

23Feb, 2018

Encountering the Living Tradition of Pattachitra / Part One

 By Bilash Sardar – February 23, 2018 Hannah Barnes Associate Professor of Art, Ball State University Whap! The sound of wet fabric snapping flat against cement punctuates a sunny November morning in Bhubaneswar. I am standing on a red half moon of concrete in the garden at Utsha Foundation. With me …