JP Motion Pictures has released the official trailer for the eagerly awaited Odia film of 2022 featuring prominent Ollywood actor Babushaan on social media networks. The film will be released in Odisha during the Raja festival.
Bishal Morya and Devi Prasad Leka, the film’s filmmakers, had previously said that the official trailer will be released on Republic Day. The trailer has sparked a lot of interest among moviegoers since its debut.
The trailer seems intriguing, and it might usher in a wave of an entirely new genre never before seen in Hollywood.
The narrative is based on true events and follows a doctor who goes about his responsibilities boldly and without regard for the repercussions. His fight to raise awareness about the reality that malaria cannot be healed by superstitions, but only with correct awareness among the people in Odisha’s rural areas, where there isn’t even a telephone tower or proper connectivity.
As we all know, Odisha is one of the leading contributors of Malaria, and no effective measures have ever been made to address the problem. This is the narrative of a doctor’s extraordinary and heroic effort to rescue the inhabitants of Malkangiri, a cut-off area and Maoist stronghold, from Malaria.
“The film is likely to be well received by fans who feel that Odia films lack freshness and creativity,” said Daman producer Dipendra Samal.
Mihir Das, a veteran actor from Ollywood, died today while seeking treatment at a private hospital.
The actor had been on dialysis for a few years because of kidney problems. After his health deteriorated on December 9 last year, he was admitted to the Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack.
He was reportedly on ventilator support in the hospital, according to sources.
He has won numerous honours, including Best Actor for his films Laxmi Pratima in 1998 and Pheria Mo Suna Bhauni in 2005, as well as Best Supporting Actor for his films Rakhi Bandhili Mo Rakhiba Mana in 2002 and Prema Adhei Akhyara in 2003.
Puri: The famed Jagannath temple in Odisha’s Puri will remain closed for devotees from December 31 to January 2, an official said on Friday.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the ‘Chhattisha Nijog’ (the temple’s top body), said Krishan Kumar, the chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration.
The decision was taken keeping in view the possible rush on New Year’s day amid the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the state, he said.
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India consists of many regions which have different atmospheric conditions, making it one of the most diverse countries in the world in the area of weather and climate. The meteorological department of India follows the international standard of four seasons.
Cyclonic weather in many parts of eastern India is regular for the past few years.
According to the statement given by the Director-General of IMD Mrutyunjay Mohapatra cyclone JAWAD is expected to make landfall between Puri and Berhampur of Odisha and the low-pressure area is likely to intensify into a depression by December 2. The wind speed of the cyclone is predicted to be up to 60 to 70 km per hour.
Apart from that present climate conditions of India are getting worse day by day. Smoke coming from automobiles and emissions from industrials, dust, and weather patterns make Delhi the world’s most polluted capital. according to the Air Quality Index or AQI below 50 are considered good and under 100 satisfactory. Shockingly Delhi is above 300 at present and in some areas, it is 400.
In the parts of Noida, it’s nearly 500. The government has already closed the construction work and also some schools to ensure protection from toxic air and smoke. “First, we need to understand that we are also responsible for the rising pollution levels. From our end, we need to cut down, whatever possible, that is leading to pollution. We should not add on to this problem,” Dr. Manoj Sharma, senior consultant, internal medicine, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj said.
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By Soma Mitra
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Koraput Coffee Cafe and a specialized e-commerce portal (Koraputcoffee.org) to promote Koraput Coffee across the world on International Coffee Day.
The state government also intends to open a number of such cafés around the country to help develop the brand and, as a result, change the lives of local coffee farmers.
Coffee cultivation is changing life in Odisha’s Koraput district’s tribal hinterland. Koraput, at 3,000 feet above sea level, has a mild temperature and enough rain, making it perfect for coffee growing. This indigenous coffee is a 100 percent Arabica single-origin coffee that will compete with specialty coffee in the near future.
“I am pleased that Koraput coffee has established a niche for itself in just two years. My administration has launched a number of measures to promote Koraput Coffee for the sake of tribal livelihood. In addition, the Tribal Development Cooperative Cooperation of Odisha Limited promotes Koraput coffee. The Coffee Development Trust in Koraput has taken on up to 300 hectares of new and existing coffee plants this year. On the occasion of International Coffee Day, I am pleased to announce the opening of Koraput coffee’s dedicated e-commerce website and social media accounts: Koraputcoffee.org. I’m also excited to announce the launch of a Koraput coffee café in the Koraput area, which will help to promote the brand,” the CM remarked as he addressed the crowd.
“I have been honored to be a part of Koraput Coffee from its start in 2019.” Our new Tiger Bright product range is quickly capturing everyone’s attention. Many overseas customers are contacting us to purchase in bulk. I am confident that this will assist our indigenous producers in obtaining competitive prices.” TDCCOL’s Managing Director, Mansi Nimbhal, stated.
Tata Coffee recently decided to offer coffee grown in the Koraput area in national and international markets, giving a huge boost to the home-grown coffee brand.
The Sahid Nagar Police on Wednesday arrested a woman hailing from West Bengal for allegedly befriending a youth and looting around Rs 10 lakh cash and other valuables from his house.
The accused woman, whose real name is Pihu Biswas, hails from Kolkata. She was arrested from Baliapanda in Puri where she resided.
The accused lured the victim by introducing herself as a staff of a reputed college. Later, she visited the youth’s house on August 15 and looted Rs 10 lakh cash, ornaments and other valuables after sedating him.
Giving details of the case, Sanjeev Satpathy, ACP (Zone 5), Bhubaneswar said, “The woman befriended the youth over WhatsApp by introducing herself as an employee of a reputed college. She also claimed to be an insurance agent and visited the youth’s house.”
“She spent the night at the youth’s house and served him prasad laced with sedatives. When the youth fell unconscious under the effect of the sedatives, the accused woman ran away with Rs 10 lakh in cash, jewellery, cell phones, ATM cards and other valuables,” Satpathy said.
The senior policeman added that following Biswas’s arrest, gold ornaments worth Rs 5 lakh and some cash were seized from her possession.
Sources meanwhile said that the woman was earlier arrested in Kolkata for similar frauds.
The police are investigating if more people were entrapped by the woman in the past. The police also appealed to people to come forward if anyone has been cheated by the accused woman.
It is worth mentioning here that recently a woman identified as Angel Priya was arrested by Sahid Nagar police for duping people by creating fake profiles on Facebook and identifying herself as a doctor, beautician and nurse.
Explore the Ethnography of Odisha
The very name of Odisha has been derived from the word “Ordes”, a predominant tribe of the place. Housing the largest variety of tribal population, with 62 recognised tribal communities. Koraput is blessed with a bulk of the rich heritage and ethnic diversity in Odisha. One such tribe of Odisha is the Gadaba tribe, inhabiting Koraput, with the highest population density. Occupying a plateau of 3000ft, they live mostly in the southernmost part. Numerous theories of their origin surface after thorough research. Few theses trace their roots to Ramayana, few others to Godavari valley and Vindhya hills. The word “Gadaba” refers to a person who carries loads on his shoulders, thus speaking for the professions like agriculturist, coolie, or palanquin bearer, that they are invested in.
The tribe is divided into two types, the “Bada Gadabas” and the “Sana Gadabas”. The Bada Gadabas use “Gutab” , which is the dialect specific to their tribe belonging to the Munda language family. Whereas Sana Gadabas use the Olaro tongue of the Dravidian language family. The Gadabas have a characteristic dressing style, ornament collection and designs of hair. They tie their hair with linseed oil and adorn it with flowers. The men wear “Lenguti”, a small piece of cloth around the bottom with a flap hanging in front. The women wear “Kerang”, a long cloth wrapped around the waist, along with a wrap-around blouse. Their ornaments are made of brass and aluminium.
Their appetite for Gadabas rounds to thrice a day, though they do not take breakfast. “Pej”, gruel made up of ragi flour, locally called “Mandia”, is their staple food. Their dinner plate is often occupied by some or the other chutney. During festivals they prefer non-veg like fish, chicken and mutton. In their culture drinking liquor is believed to be sacred, so they consume alcohol on a regular basis.
Amidst the struggles of life and lingering poverty, the Gadabas make efforts to keep their culture alive through dance and music. Dhemsa dance is performed by women of the tribe, while the men play musical instruments like huge drums, Tal Mudibaja, Madal, flute, Tamak and Mahuri. Their performances generally depict their emotions and passion. Gutor Parab, Bandapana Parab, Dasahara Parab, Pusha Parab, and Chaita Parab are few major festivals that they celebrate with great pomp and show. The whole community starts the preparations of every occasion before 15 days, to fit everyone’s schedule and make the necessary arrangements. They believe in a peculiar superstition of “Palata Bagha”. According to them, this phenomenon can occur due to the wizardry of evil people, who have the ability to take the form of a tiger and prey on human beings. To get rid of this phenomenon they perform rituals and animal sacrifices. They also believe in divinity, and call their chief deity, “Thakurani”, whose idol is structured with slabs of stone as it resides in the Hundi.
One customary rule of Gadabas which the society can learn from is their egalitarian family structure, where the women have equal social status as that of men and also participate in every decision-making process. They worship a deity called “Sadar”, dedicated to mother earth, which is made up of stone and is enshrined under banyan trees. They prefer living in the moment and sharing with one another. With the advancement in technology and the interference to bring them to mainstream, changes in their dressing pattern, lingua franca, lifestyle, food preferences etc. are evident. Hardly women can be found wearing Kerang Sarees these days. “Gotar”, a major Gadaba festival has come to a halt for various speculated reasons. Though modernization is paving the path towards development, the goals should be kept sustainable, so that the cultural diversity of the tribes is not compromised in the process. Modern facilities, advanced lifestyle and traditional ethics should go hand in hand to conserve our rich heritage.
Gadaba Tribe of Koraput