Bhubaneswar: Internationally acclaimed literary platform, Kalinga Literary Festival organised it’s special KLF Corner to engage with the literary community and the youth of the state. Author Subhasis Mishra’s new book ‘Finding Piya’ released at KLF Corner. Renowned film maker Nila Madhab Panda joins the conversation with author Subhasis Mishra.
In the conversation both Mishra and Panda discussed about the book ‘Finding Piya’, contemporary issues in literature, film and society in large.
It should be noted that Subhasis Mishra’s book ‘Finding Piya’ is a rollercoaster ride of love & betrayal, of beauty & darkness, of innocence & connivance and many more extremes of human emotions. Through the protagonist Raj’s journey, the reader gets a ringside view of the transformation of Raj from an innocent boy to a student leader and then to a victim of the campus politics, in pursuit of Piya, his love. It can be termed as the latest bundle of political thrill and campus-love.
Raj becomes the target of the seniors’ wrath and gets brutalized in his new college. Meanwhile, Piya wraps him with her love. But he is soon thrown into a well of despair and dives into the murky world of campus politics & power struggles. However, he never stops looking for his lost love. Will he ever find Piya again?
Subhasis Mishra is a global human resources leader who is a keen student/observer of human relationships and their impact on lives. His passion for storytelling has been inspired by closely witnessing many an iconic stories being made into movies, during his 10 years career at the Walt Disney Company, both in India & USA. ‘Finding Piya’ is his first work of fiction. He currently works as a Talent Acquisition leader at Amazon India and is located at Bangalore.
Renowned filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda has more than 100 films have been on screens under his direction and production. Most of his cinematic works are based on the vision of highlighting social issues, also, have brought him several national and international awards, critical acclamations and recognitions. His first feature film “I am Kalam” has become an iconic film winning 34 international awards along with a national award. As a visionary, he says,”Art, Literature, for me is the way to project realities of universe on screen. Because cinema is a platform where you relate to the even a few unrelatable motions of life. I am only proud and humbled by the fact that my work has had an impact on people and has found recognition.”