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Spandan:Folk dances of Balangir

Following are some excerpts from

Just as the heart beats are essential for one living, the musical rhythms and beats of a folk dance are required for survival of a society. After a season of hard toil in the fields, the harvest time is celebration time. As in several old cultures, the native people of Balangir, a remote district, also celebrate the harvest season with several folk dances. Apart from this, a number of dances popular among the natives owe to the variety of festivals spread throughout the year.

Following is the layout of Spandan’s website:

December 9, 2010 at 8:10 am Leave a comment

Parameswar Mund: A famous writer, dramatist and scholar of Koshal region

Shri Parameswar Mund is a native of Polaka Munda, Kalahandi.  He is a well-known writer, dramatist and scholar of Koshli and Oriya literature. He is the author of Sandhi Bichheda. His works are widely covered by media. Following is an excerpt from “The Hindu” that writes about his drama Maet Maa:

“Based on the rows over displacement for industrialisation in tribal pockets that has rocked Orissa in recent years, Maet Maa (mother earth) directed by Parameswar Mund and staged by Adim theatres of Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district ……………. The director also chose to use tribal dance sequences to show change of scenes.

Currently, he is pursuing a PhD at the University of Viswa Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal. Click here to download the complete profile of Shri Parameswar Mund.

January 16, 2010 at 9:57 am Leave a comment

Complete profile of the ‘LOO’, Padampur, Bargarh

The Loo, Padampur is a cultural organization devoted to art & Theatre. Instituted in 1993, The Loo has pioneered a new era of theatre activities in Western Orissa.The Loo productions are in Sambalpuri/Kosli, the language spoken in Western Odisha. The plays are glocal, drawing life and blood from the folkloristically rich Budasambar region and imbibing in them universal human values. Click here to download complete profile of the ‘LOO’.

January 16, 2010 at 9:25 am 1 comment

Koshli drama competition held

Following is a report from

Sambalpur: The 11th All Orissa Sambalpuri Drama Competition, organised by Yuba Udayan, was recently held at the Aranyaka Mandap at Jharuapara here..

At the concluding day of the five-day competition, Panjha bagged the award for the Best Drama of 2007.

The drama was staged by Loo, a state-level cultural group. Director of Panjha Kesha Ranjan Pradhan was presented the Best Director Award. Speaking on the occasion, MLA of Sambalpur and transport and commerce minister Jayanarayan Mishra said that the effort of Yuba Udayan is not merely to popularise Sambalpuri drama. It has been emerged as a cultural revolution in the state. The best three dramas will be staged in Bhubaneswar during the Nuakhai celebrations, he assured.

January 15, 2010 at 5:11 pm Leave a comment

Well-known and important cultural organizations of “Koshalanchal”

Following is a list of “Cultural organizations” of “Koshalanchal”:

  • The Loo, Padampur, P.O. Rajbodasambar, Bargarh
  • Abarnirguna, Padampur, Bargarh
  • Abhinaya Sanskrutik Sanstha, Padampur, Bargarh
  • Ame Kalakar Sangha, Padampur, Bargarh
  • Sanskrutika, Padampur, Bargarh
  • Padampur Sangeet Samiti, Padampur, Bargarh
  • Koshal Kala Mandal, Balangir
  • Kosali, Pancham, Balangir
  • Baulajhumpa, Near Bargarh Cement Factory, Bargarh
  • Mahaveer Sanskrutik Anusthan, Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi
  • Brundaban Sanskrutik Anusthan, College Road, Jagannath Para, Kesinga, Kalahandi
  • Koshal Kala Kendra, B-4 Industrial Estate, Sambalpur
  • Mahanadi Sahitya Sansad, Sonepur
  • Painree, Sonepur


    Dear Readers,

    This is not the complete list. Please leave a comment if you have any information about other organizations. Also, check for the correctness of the name and address of the mentioned organizations.



    December 9, 2009 at 2:22 pm 2 comments

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