Founder and President of Kalinga Literary Festival Rashmi Ranjan Parida is a leading media entrepreneur and a globally regarded as the pioneer of online journalism in Odisha. He established OrissaDiary in 2005 (www.orissadiary.com), a legendary initiative that changed, impacted and influenced how news is reported online.  In between he has launched prestigious annual awards like Odisha…

Co-founder and Director Sitansu Sekhar Mahapatra is a New Media and Communication professional with more than a decade long experience in Media Convergence, Digital Product, Content, Policy, Governance, Service Delivery and Knowledge Management. He worked with prestigious national media houses such as Hindustan Times, INX Media, News X TV, Incredible India, etc. He has constantly…

Debasish Samantaray is a fictionist of the young genre easily recognisable in the crowd. He writes both in English and Odia. His distinction comes from his writings which carry much of intellectual values. He has 7 odia short story collections Birnnaswar, Satamunha, Raha, Parba, ,Chhakisuna, Pratibimba,Tame dina tame rati and 3 novels Epate Sepate, Bhida…

Prachee Naik, Co-founder and Director Prachee Naik is a techno-journalist, having an MA in Journalism from Berhampur University and a degree in Animation from Arena Multimedia. As the creative head, she adds color to all our initiatives and verticals. She is the co-founder and Director of Kalinga Literary Festival, Member Trustee at Odisha Diary Foundation…

An artist, educator, researcher and curator, Professor (Dr.) Ranjan Kumar Mallik has received numerous National & International Awards, Honors and Achievements to his credit. Over the years, Prof. Mallik has emerged as an important figure in visual art sector at national and international sphere. He had also served in the past as Faculty in Lalitkala…

Digital Media Incharge and Coordinator Debamitra Mishra is a journalist by profession. She holds a Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature from Ravenshaw University. She manages the Social Media base of Kalinga Literary Festival & Mystic Kalinga Festival. And Coordinate our Outreach Programs like KLF Corner and Campus.

Kamala Kanta Dash is an educator, policy analyst and institution builder with more than 20 years of experience of working for institutions in India, Australia and the United States. He is also a well known television commentator on issues of foreign policy, international relations and sustainability. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Public Policy…

Codirector & Curator (KLF Bhav Samvad), Kalinga Literary Festival Ashutosh Kumar Thakur is a management consultant and literary critic based in Bengaluru (India), known for giving his unwavering contributions in the fields of literature, art, culture and music—he is core member of Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF). At KLF, he spearheads the policy planning, strategic initiatives…