Kala Chaupal 2017 , 9ft x 9ft, Paper and Khejri Tree branches.
The installation focuses on the pollinator in a desert biome.
Poonam Bhagat. Ausra Kleizate’s installation-
‘Survival Kit‘ using paper and indigo dye hangs
in the backdrop at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur Kala Chaupal 2017
Behra and Anil Swain to the audiences with Anita
Bose’s presentation on the cultural heritage of
Raghurajpur in the background during the Rise4Odisha campaign.
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A Crisis Intervention post Cyclone Fani 2019
Raghurajpur- A Heritage Village
The devastation caused by tropical Cyclone Fani, which ravaged the eastern Indian state of Odisha on 3 May 2019, has refocused attention on the grim outlook for the state in the face of climate change, experts say.Odisha, like its neighbours Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, has seen some of the worst ever cyclones in India’s history.
Between 1891 and 2018, the state was hit by about 110 cyclones, says tropical meteorologist Uma Charan Mohanty, a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar. “That’s a massive number.”
The geography of the state contributes to the development of the culture for the state as it stands as a coastal corridor between the northern and southern India.Dedicated labour of the artisans scattered all over the state has made Odisha a fabulous market of souvenirs and mementoes. Stemming from centuries of exquisite craftsmanship, they are a colourful testimony to the integral life force of the people.
#Rise4Odisha was initiated to raise crisis funds to rehabilitate the artisans from the heritage village in Raghurajpur devastated by Cyclone Fani in 2019.