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Spy Thriller ‘Raazi’ Wins 5 Filmfare Awards

Mumbai: Team Raazi went back home jubilant with five black statuettes from the 64th edition of the Filmfare Awards here on Saturday. Raazi was adjudged the Best Film and its female lead Alia Bhatt, who played a spy in the movie,...

Javed Akhtar, Sameer Astounded To Find Themselves Credited For PM Movie

Bhubaneswar: Lyricist poet Jawed Akhtar and lyricist Sameer have indicated they are in no way involved with PM Narendra Modi, the upcoming biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The trailer of the movie, which traces the journey from Narendra Modi’s...

Holi Week: What Do You Do When You Run Out Of Colours

Running out of ideas how to spend this long Holi weekend? We at Odisha Bytes have drawn up a list of possibilities for you, once you have run out of colours and water to splash at others and have...

Holi Is A Festival That Unites, Say Odisha Celebrities

Bhubaneswar: Holi, the most vibrant of all Hindu festivals cuts across religious divides and those of caste and creed. In recent years, a lot of style and glamour is visible in how the festival is celebrated. People always look...

Meet Cuttack Boy Xerxes – The First From Odisha To Enter MTV Roadies

Cuttack: National level sports, entrepreneurship, fitness and now Roadies - there are only a few things Xerxes Diniar Irani hasn't done so far. Xerxes, the 27-year-old from Cuttack is the first from the state to qualify for the 'Culling Round'...

Odisha’s Maitri Monali Pradhan Crowned ‘Rubaru Miss India Elite’

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Odia girls continue to make it big in beauty pageants. Maitri Monali Pradhan made the state proud by winning the Rubaru Miss India Elite 2019 crown in New Delhi, recently. Also, Apurvi Saini and Saniya Juneja clinched the 'Face...

Picturesque Odisha An Ideal Background For Pre-Wedding Shoots

Bhubaneswar: Pre-wedding photographs and videos in fancy locales has caught the fancy of young couples in the state's capital. Apart from sealing those special moments for posterity, destination wedding photography is serving the dual purpose of promoting tourism. There is...

This Is How You Do It: Odia Boy’s ‘Kaise Karenge’ Enthrals Mumbai Theatre Scene

Abhishek Pattnaik, who hails from Odisha, has made it big in the Mumbai theatre scene. After Two Adorable Losers and Last Over, which received acclaim, his latest offering Kaise Karenge, an urban Hindi play, was premiered at the Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir in...

Women Always On Top In Ollywood, Say Experts

Bhubaneswar: Women characters get more importance in Odia movies, agreed members at a panel discussion on "Women in Cinema # Celebrating Unstereotype Cinema" here on Saturday. “We had many women-centric movies in Ollywood earlier and do so even now," said film director...

Politically Motivated Films Are Not ‘Accidental’

Just ahead of election season, Odisha jumped onto the bandwagon of films on politicians, with the recent release of Nimki – Nimpur Ru Naveen Nivas. Another such movie, Biju Babu, will hit theatres in April. Though not biopics on Chief Minister and BJD president...
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Evaluation Of Annual HSC Exam Papers Begins In Odisha

Cuttack: Evaluation of answer sheets of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) exams conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) began in Odisha...