GK Newsboard June 2020
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The traditional art of ‘Talamaddale’, a variant of Yakshagana theatre, has gone virtual in times of COVID-19. A performance was
streamed live on social media on June 13.
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It is an ancient form of performance dialogue or debate performance in Southern India in the Karavali and Malnad regions of
Karnataka and Kerala.
• The plot and content of the conversation is drawn from popular mythology but the performance mainly consists of an
impromptu debate between characters involving sarcasm, puns, philosophy positions and humour.
• How is it different from Yakshagana?
• Unlike the Yakshagana performance, in the conventional ‘talamaddale,’ the artists sit across in a place without any costumes
and engage in testing their oratory skills based on the episode chosen.
• If music is common for both Yakshagana performance and ‘talamaddale’, the latter has only spoken word without any dance or
costumes. Hence it is an art form minus dance, costumes and stage conventions
2. Puri Rath Yatra 2020
The Supreme Court (SC) has put a stay on the annual Rath Yatra amid this novel Coronavirus outbreak, considering the safety of
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SC bench of CJI SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and Dineesh Maatheshwari stated that Lord Jagannath won’t forgive if this
year’s Rath Yatra is allowed. The annual procession was scheduled to begin from June 23 from Jagannath Temple of Puri, Odisha.
• The apex court noted that such huge gatherings cannot take place amid this COVID-19 pandemic. The court has also stopped
all the activities related to the Puri Rath Yatra. Odisha Government has been directed to not to hold any activity associated with
• SC order came on a plea filed by an NGO named Odisha Vikas Parishad seeking postponement or cancellation of the Puri Ratha Yatra.