Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Sikandar Alam Is Dead (RIP) - The Great Oriya Singer is No More

Sikandar Alam, the great Oriya singer who is famous for his mellifuous voice and Bhajans - is dead. Mr. Alam died of a cardiac arrest at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Sikandar Alam's repertoire included a great many devotional songs and Jagannath songs. Some of his famous movies for which he was a playback singer include Amada Bata, Adina Megha, Punarmilana, Kula Chandrama, Puja, Mamata.

Some of his famous songs in a career spanning 50 years and at least 50 Oriya movie are

Brundabane Banshi Ke Bajaila Eka Radha

Aa Re Mita Aa Sangata Bela Galani  from Mamata 

Sapanara Pathe Pathe  from film Dharitri

Emitibi Nadi Achi Jie Kebe Sagarare    from Pooja

Andha Kari Mote Karilu Re Dhanya  from Bilwa Mangal

and many more.

Sikandar Alam was born in Cuttack. He was the President of Orissa Sangeet Natak Academy.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Watch Old Oriya Song "Jibana Jamuna Re Juara Uthe Re" from Youtube

Watch the video of this Old Oriya Song "Jibana Jamuna Re Juara Uthe Re" from Youtube.

Jibana Jamuna Re is from the movie Amada Bata. The song is sung by Nirmala Mishra.

Watch the video of the song here.

Ei Bhara Janha Rati - Old Oriya Song - Watch Video from Youtube

Watch the video of this old oriya song "Ei Bhara Janha Rati" from Youtube.

Film - Adina Megha

Singer - Akshaya Mohanty

The Aei Bhara Janha Raati is picturised on Prashant Nanda and Jharna Das. Watch the video here.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Www.oriyamatrimony.com/ - Oriya Matrimonial Website

Go to Www.Oriyamatrimony.com to check out Oriya matrimonial prospects. Oriya Matrimony is a FREE Matrimony site by Bharat Matrimony. It is used by thousands of prospective oriya brides and grooms.

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Here is a view of the site 

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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Behind The Scenes at "I Am She" Miss Universe | Ipsita Pati | Sushmita Sen | Tantra Entertainment

Sushmita Sen's Tantra Entertainment runs the "I Am She Miss Universe" - a national level pageant to select the model who goes to represent India at the Miss Universe Pageant. Pantaloon's Femina  Miss India Contest winners will represent India at the Miss World, Miss Earth, Miss International contests. This is the first year Tantra Entertainment has won the franchisee to select the contestant.

For us Oriyas - there is more news and action from the I am She Miss Universe 2010. Ipsita Pati - an Oriya model from Vizag who represented at the event filed a complaint at a Bhubaneswar P.S. against Tantra. She went on to say that the event was mismanaged and she was starved during the grooming. She lost so much weight eventually that she was disqualified for being underweight! So that's life behind the arclights. Tough Ipsita. Tough way to learn at 18 - that life is not fair.

Ipsita alleged that she was replaced by someone from West Bengal. And the winner was Ushoshi Sengupta from West Bengal - so...any inference there...if the clue is Sushmita too is a Bong ;-)

I don't know how much this whistle-blowing is going to help Ipsita's career. I hope she gets over the trauma and has a successful life ahead - in whatever field she chooses. From her biodata - it appears she is immensely talented!

Read about Ipsita's complaint here

Here is a link to the I am She official website. Find out more about the I Am She Miss Universe 2010 India contestants and final photos

Ipsita Pati's portfolio, photos, bio and video at the I am She Website.


Www.Dharitri.Com - Dharitri Oriya Daily Newspaper for Oriya News

If you are looking for Oriya News online - Www.Dharitri.Com is one excellent place to look for it! Dharitri Oriya newspaper. At Dharitri.com - Oriya news is updated daily and is in Oriya. A click will also link to the complete Dharitri epaper online! One can also take a look at the newspaper arhives without storing the physical paper! Convenient isn't it? There is a horoscope section in the online paper for those astrologically inclined.

Take a look at the Dharitri Online Newspaper screenshot here.

Go to the Dharitri website at Www.Dharitri.Com