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Bhagbat Padhan the octogenarian dance guru needs due recognition

Bhagbat Padhan, the octogenarian dance guru of Kumbhari village is waiting for the due recognition for his devotion in establishing a classical dance form ‘Sabdanrutya’.  Sabdanrutya has evolved and widely…

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by Saket Sreebhushan Sahu INTRODUCTION Kosali is an ancient, rich and sweet language. However, some recent research done at Sambalpur University claims Kosali as a distinct language as a result…

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Challenges before online marketing of Sambalpuri handloom

Recently one of the leading online stores organized a workshop of handloom weavers at Sonepur. The workshop was organisied intending to enter into an agreement between the weavers and…

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Book on history of Kosali literature goes viral

Eminent Kosali language author and activist Saket Sreebhushan Sahu released his researched based book “Kosali Sahitya Ra Itihas” on 7th April 2017. Since its online release on social media via…

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Hindu New Year celebrated at Kantabanji

Hindu New Year has been celebrated at Kantabanji of Balangir district. On this occasion the local unit of RSS organized pathasanchalan programmee. The members of RSS took their rally on…

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Village girl in Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

Shaktiswaroopa Panda, the 9 year old singing sensation from Odisha has carved a niche for herself by getting selected to top 15 kids in Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa…

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Presented by Saket Sreebhushan Sahu, at a seminar organised by SAMVAD,  Date: July 24th 2016, Place: Punjabi Bhawan, Ludhiana, Punjab Introduction Kosali is an ancient language and it is one…

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ON DEVIPRASANNAS by Prof Kesha Ranjan Pradhan

I am obliged to write about the recent statement made by Deviprasanna Pattnaik, noted linguistic and diehard enemy of Sambalpuri/Kosali language in a seminar in New Delhi. He is for…

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Make Odisha bi-lingual

Recognize Kosali as official language of Odisha stateand make Odisha bi-lingual, demands Kosali Kriyanusthan Committee on the occasion of International Mother Language Day jointly celebrated by Campaign for Language Equality…

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Language activists focus on constitutional rights of the ‘non-scheduled’ languages

We, the representatives of Campaign for Language Equality and Rights (CLEAR), Bhartiya Bhasha Samooh and Maithili-Bhojpuri Academy, collectively uphold the demands of various language communities in India to provide their…

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