Laxmi Prasad Pattanayak focuses on a Moon Riddle

Our photographer Laxmi Prasad Pattanayak observed Kumara Purnami Janha in a different way. He wanted to watch the moon before the full moon night.

While focusing his camera on the moon on 25th October, he stumbled upon a spot that riddled him a riddle. He captured it.

He searched through his lens the next evening and also found the same spot.

We place below two pictures of 25th October and three of 26th with the time of the clicks noted in accompanying boxes. The pictures are earmarked with circles and arrows.

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Prof. Sarat Pujari was as humble as firm in real and celluloid life: Prof. Malabika Ray

By Pabitra Maharatha

In paying rich tributes to Orissa’s iconic actor and its life member Sarat Pujari, Bhubaneswar Music Circle (BMC) recalled the eminent educationist, who besides being an art lover, was a great Director and theater personality. Looking back on him, Prof. Malabika Ray said, he was a “great human being” who was “as humble as firm in real and celluloid life”.

At Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar, in the evening of May 18. BMC began the event with violinist Laxmi Prasad Pattanayak offering his tributes with Guru Sandeep Kumar Raut giving accompaniment with Tabla.

L.P.Pattanayak in memory of Sarat Pujari

Laxmi Prasad, a regular guest faculty in Utkal University of Culture commenced his offering in Raga Kirwani set to Bilambit-Madhya-Dhrut Tintal and ended in Raga Khamaj Dhun set to Tal Dadra.

Shiv Prasad Rao of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi rendered Hindustani Vocal in Rag Jayashree set to Bilambit Tintal with Mahammad Kamil and Akash Ranjit giving accompaniment in Tabla and Harmonium respectively.

Eminent dramatist Anant Mohapatra and Lalatendu Rath also spoke on Prof. Pujari.


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Samaveda eventBhubaneswar is agog to welcome May 5. Gandharva Mahavidyalaya would celebrate its Jayanti Utsav 2014, which the eminent institute of culture – Samaveda – is organizing at Idcol Auditorium, Bhubaneswar.

Young, yet shining stars in Orissa’s sky of music and dance would grace the occasion with stage performances. When Pravat Kumar Swain would present Odissi Dance, Laxmi Prasad Pattanayak’s Violin would perform ‘instrumental duet’ with Nigamanand Sahu’s Flute. Both of them, disciples of Prof. Sunil Singh Mahanta and Prof. Mohini Mohan Pattanayak respectively, are accomplished national scholars in their respective fields and are Gurus whose students have bagged national scholarship too. Pravat Kumar is the disciple of Ms. Aruna Mohanty.

Besides them, the charming performer Kulamani Sahoo would present Tabla solo when Biswaranjan Mishra would contribute accompaniment to instrumental duet. Both of them are disciples of Prof. Harmohan Khuntia.

Other performers would be the Hindustani Vocal Group and students of Samaveda.

Laxmiprasad Captures Odissi Mahotsav at Random

Laxmi Prasad Pattanayak, our Photo Reporter, himself a noted violinist, does not pen down the proceedings of Odissi Sangeeta Mahotsav, 2010 spanning from March 5 to March 8 under the auspices of Balakrishna Das Foundation, at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar; but has captured a few moments of this unique congregation of exponents of Odissi music drawn from all over Orissa in his camera.

And, here we present a few of them:



When beauty enters into a camera, why should one run after words to make a description? Our photo reporter Laxmi Prasad Pattanayak captured the midstream beauty of the 15th National Youth Festival at Bhubaneswar on January 11. You are invited to enjoy the Bihar chapter: