In current times , the marriage of digital media and networks have amplified our daily, everyday lives and is part of monumental changes relating to our prior engagement in knowledge fructification, communication, and creative expression. Apart from the entire globe, Odisha too has witnessed such changes and been an active member in its propagation.
The very term “Existence” derived from Late Latin “existentia” is the ambiguous and mutable one, and one can have diverse assumption about what existence is in the context of understanding young generation’s bonding with digital media. Odia culture and Odishan society have produced such iconographic faces on world map that they have manifested as idols for youth as well as Baby Boomers. Personalities like Jayanta Mahapatra, Nandita Das, Manoj Das, Oopali Operajita, Prince Dance Group, Mira Nair, Nila Madhab Panda, Sudarshan Patnaik, Pragyan Ojha and others truly add feathers, colorful ones, on our hats.