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Bali Jatra

Memories Hazy And Vivid

Eighty-two years old now and his memory of the first visit to Bali Jatra is a bit hazy. "It was around 1957," says Ramaballav Mishra, now a resident of Bhubaneswar. "Yes, it was a big fair…

Dry Fish Special

What makes a fair special? It has to be the fascinating mix of smells, sounds and sights. It was true half a century ago; it holds true now  "The first thing that hit you when you approached…

Old Habits Die Hard

Food is what attracted many to Bali Jatra. The range of eatables was wide. "Dahibara and aloo dum sold the most. Thunkapuri was in great demand too. No trip was complete without a taste of…

Love in Tokyo Headbands

The mention of Bali Jatra stirs fond memories in Geeta Satpathy, 59. She was around seven when she first visited the jatra and she still remembers the excitement at the sight and sounds of…

The Cultural Connection

Wayang kulit, the shadow-puppetry show, popular in South-East nations has similarities to the nearly extinct puppetry in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Kaundinya’s marriage is the major theme in…