Mystic Kalinga, an international festival of poetry and performances will be held in Bhubaneswar during December 22-23, 2017. World renowned mystic and yogi Sadhguru will inaugurate the Mystic Kalinga. Central Theme of Mystic Kalinga is Transcending Boundaries. Central theme of Mystic Kalinga is derived from the Odia word “Aseema” which in English refers to Transcending Boundaries. Aseema (aslo written as Asima), is also used in Sanskrit and Hindi. In Odia this means without boundaries. Translated into English it refers to limitlessness, indefinite, boundless, universal and unlimited.
Mystic Kalinga is an emerging platform of poets and performers designed to promote young mind’s participation in art, culture and creative dialogue with the past, present and future.
Sadhguru will join Mystic Kalinga as the Chief Guest and Key Note Speaker. He will speak on his book and reflect upon his literary and spiritual journey. Leading poet, writer and co-author with Sadhguru, Ms. Arundhathi Subramaniam will discuss with Sadhguru on his new book Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga. It should be noted that Sadhguru is a 'realized yogi, mystic and visionary', a globally revered spiritual leader, who has recently launched Rally for Rivers, a much appreciated nation-wide public awareness campaign and movement to restore and revitalize the Indian rivers.
There will be multi-lingual poetry sessions in Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and English. Local folk artists will also have a performance during the festival.
Announcing the festival, Mystic Kalinga - Director and Founder, Mr. Rashmi Ranjan Parida said, “Literature has the potential to connect a divided society and it can transform self-centeredness to world-centeredness. Kalinga Literature Festival was launched in 2014 to celebrate this potential of literature. Mystic Kalinga, an international festival of poetry and performances, emerged out of the need to connect to people’s hearts through poems, songs, dances and meditations”.
Leading figures in the Indian literary life like Amaresh Patnaik, Aruna Mohanty , Arundhathi Subramaniam, Ashok Vajpayee, Asit Mohanty, Asutosh Parida, Baladev Maharatha, Cecilia G. Artates, Dr Bijay Rath, Dr Subas Pani, Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee, Dr. Rahat Indori, Durga Panda, Fani Mohanty, Gayatri Bala Panda, Hariar Mishra, Jacob Isaac, Janab Munawwar Rana , Jayanta Kripalani, Jayanta Mohapatra, Jing Reyna-Jorge, Jitendra Mishra, Kedar Mishra, Keki Daruwala, Kooky Tuason, Marty Tengco, Nila Madab Panda, Noriko Mizusaki, Paramita Satpathy, Pranesh Prasad, Pratibha Ray, Pratibha Satpathy, R.K. Dash, Ramakanta Rath, Ruchita Kazaria, Saira Shah Halim, Satyarth Nayak, Sitakanta Maapatra, Soubagya Mishra, Sri Jiban Pattnai , Sudarshan Patnaik, Sujit Mohapatra, Surya Mishra, Vikram Nayak, Vinod Dua and others will grace the occasion.
Mystic Kalinga Literary Award has been instituted to recognize and celebrate three prolific writers in Odia, in one Indian language and in one international language. The awardees have been chosen keeping in mind their contribution to their specific language and genres.
Odisha Diary Foundation (ODF) and Odisha Media info Service (OMIS) Private Ltd is organizing annual Mystic Kalinga and Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) every year to celebrate this creative spirit of Bhubaneswar and commemorate the literary diversity it offers, bringing it in conversation with the best minds in the world of literature within and outside of Odisha and India. Academics, authors, political and social activists, law makers, government officials, corporate leaders, students and people from all walks of life immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the festival and exchange opinions on their favourite authors and works.
KLF has emerged as an Annual Flagship event in the cultural calendar of Odisha and our focus is to rekindle the romance with literature and foster reading and writing habits, especially among the youth. It offers a national platform with a global appeal and bridges the gap between literature in English and other Indian regional languages.
Boundaries today have become increasingly important, advocated by some as a necessity or as some say a necessary evil. Literature, especially poetry, as a genre has transcended any such self-imposed or socially imposed boundary. But this has not been without a struggle. This struggle, however, is social and transcending it is only human. From being social to being human the struggle continues. Boundaries are created, recreated, drawn and re-drawn in the name of safety, security and comfort but we need to ask whether they make us more human.
KLF@MysticKalinga – An International Festival of poets, performance
Central Theme: Transcending Boundaries
Venue- Mayfair Convention, Bhubaneswar
Date- December 22 & 23 - 2017
Date – December 22, 23 – Mayfair Convention, Bhubaneswar
Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) organising 2nd Mystic Kalinga – An International Festival of poets, performance
on December 22, 23 at Mayfair Hotel , Bhubaneswar.
Date – December 22 – Mayfair Hotel, Bhubaneswar – 2 PM
Pre- Event- activities: 10.30 to 12.00
Regional Language poetry and Youth: Awakening of a new trend
Inaugural Session 2 am to 3 PM
Inauguration ceremony : In dias: Chief Guest Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Guest of Honour Padma Bhusan Shri Ramakanta Rath, Guest of Honour Shri Keki Daruwala, Mystic Kalinga Director, Odisha Diary Foundation, Funder Shri Rashmi Ranjan Parida
Session 2: Conversation with Sadhguru conducted by Arundhathi Subramaniam - 3 pm to 5.00 pm
Session 3: 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm
Odia poetry Session – 20 poets
Preside by Rajendra Panda
Session 4: 6.15 pm to 7.00 pm
Bhakti poetry: Poetry recitation: Arundhati Subhramanium, Keki Daruwala, Ramakanta Rath, Sitakanta Mohapatra
Session 5: 7.00pm to 7.45 pm
Poetry recitation : Ashok Vajpayee, Keki Daruwala, Ramakanta Rath, Navneet Devsen, Soubhagya Mishra, Pratibha Satpathy, Dr. Tarannum Riyaz, Pratibha Ray, Jacob Issac
Session 6: 7.45 pm to 8.45
Dr. Rahat Indori, Janab Munawwar Rana, Tarunnam Riyaz
Moderate by Ruchhita Kazaria
8.45 to 9.30
Second Day: December 23
Inauguration ceremony: 9.30 am to 11 am:
Prof. Ashok Vajpayee Ji, VinodDua Ji, Keki Daruwala Ji
Literature in times of Intolerance
Prof. Ashok Vajpayee, Keki Daruwala, Naveeneet Devsen, Vinod Dua Ji, Dr. Tarannum Riyaz, Paramita Satapathy: Moderator Kedar Mishra
Session 2: 11 am to 11.45 -
Peace and poetry: Poetry Beyond boundaries
Speakers: Janab Munawwar Rana, Ruchhita Kazaria, Jayanta Kripalani , Philippines poet: Moderator: Sujit Mohapatra
Session 3: 11.45 am to 12.30
Literature in the Digital Age: Youth, Reading Habits, and Teaching Literature
Speakers: Prof Malachi Edwin Vethamani, Sariah Shah Salim, Satyarth Nayak, Vikram Nayak: Moderator- Mrinal Chaterjee
Session 4: 12.30 to 1.15
Sri Jagannatha and the Cultural Heritage of Odisha: Dr Bijay Rath & Sri Jiban Pattnaik, Aruna Mohanty,
Baladev Maharatha, Asit Mohanty: Moderate by Dr Subas Pani
Session 5: 1.15 pm to 1.45
Session 6: 1.45 pm to 2.45
Performance: Daskathia, Dhuduki, Chakulia Panda
Session 7: 2.45 to 3.45
Multilingual Poetry session