When it comes to magazines, we can’t stop reading enough! Though the popularity of e-reading is more these days, yet picking a magazine and feeling the pages’ glossiness is something we all do. Odisha has also produced a lot of exceptional magazines over the years which has garnered many trusted readers and followers!
Here is a list of some unique online and offline magazines from Odisha which you should subscribe, if you simply love to keep calm and read on!
Published in 1988, Nandankanan is still one of the most popular Odia magazines dedicated to children. It is even accredited to be the widely circulated Odia magazine and has been edited by Sarala Patri, winner of Odisha Sahitya Academy award for the book Ame Sabu Ek. Its colorful and vibrant pages are a good deal to entice any kid!
Founded in 1990 by eminent polyglot, Late Bijaya Mohapatra, this is the only Odia magazine to get translated in 100 different languages. Bijaya’s effort to popularize Indian languages also led this magazine to find a place in the Limca Book of World Records. Composite of stories and current affairs facts, it is a perfect storehouse of knowledge and fun.
This is known to be the first English magazine of Odisha which started its journey from the Jajati Press, Jajpur in 1987. It boasts of being a purely literary journal which publishes essays, short story, poetry, book review, art works etc. It even comprises work of eminent writers like Nissim Ezekiel, R. K Narayan, Khushwant Singh and a few others.
From the house of the famous Odia Magazine, Kadambini, this monthly edition for children encompasses a sea of information ranging from mythology to general knowledge and other categories as well. Founded in 2011 by KIIT and KISS Head, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, this magazine’s USP is its eye-catching layout and varied content!
This is claimed to be the first monthly online Odia magazine which invites Odia authors from all around the globe to contribute articles, jokes, poetry or anything as per their preference and based on the sections mentioned. Founded by Rashmi Rekha Moharana and Third Eye Creation Private Limited in 2009, this portal makes it a point to give due courtesy and recognition to the original sources and is hence widely preferred by many!
This quarterly epistolary brings forth a collection of exclusive and interesting letters. You can look out for letters ranging from personal messages exchanged between Kalinga kings to present day writings about general issues and letters of various officials besides many other details. The fascinating concept of this publication is something that has led Chithi to garner a great fan-base!