Raghurajpur artist badly hit by COVID Pandemic.

Raghurajpur is a Heritage village near Puri, Orissa. It is a unique village where every house has an artist. There are around 160 artists in this remote village. Raghurajpur is known worldwide for its Performing art Odissi, Gotipua dance (unique dance form where boys dress up as girls and perform a classical dance to revere…

What to do, when you visit Puri (Orissa) second time.

Puri, Orissa is, indeed, a place to be visited more than once.When I visited this place for the first time, I was overwhelmed by the magnanimity of lord Jagannath; the beauty of Chilka lake,the history of  Konark temple, and serenity of Golden beach. In one go, this was more than I could absorb.The soul of…

“PURE GOLD”- Puri Golden Beach…

When the rising sun and enormous sea playfully gush golden sand, waking up 5 am seems so worthwhile. Sunrise at beaches are always beautiful and magnificent but this golden beach compels us little more to live and little more to experience. I am certainly not a 5 am person and I had to literally drag…

Carrying the legacy forward-Gotipua dancers of Orissa!

Boys dressing up as girls, putting on makeup, and the graceful dance, intrigue many people; but for us, it’s the way to connect with Lord Jagannath, says Jitendra Nayak, a trained Gotipua dancer. 19-year-old Jitendra and his father Guru Gangadhar Nayak were kind enough to invite me to their home, as I was watching their…