Our Awesome Team

Amiya Pani

Executive Producer

Amiya Pani, having 20 years of experience in media, has worked with popular TV magazines like ‘Ajira Odisha’ to ‘Odisha Diary’, ‘Amari Katha’, ‘Spandan’, which were telecast on Doordarshan, Bhubaneswar. He has worked with DD National, ‘Aaj Tak’, ‘DD Metro’, ‘Star Plus’, ‘Aaj Ki Baat’. He also worked as a Video Journalist with India TV, CNN-IBN and IBN 7.

Subhakant Ray


Subhakant is an experienced and quality hand in video and still photography. During his more than 10 years of professional experience, he has worked with Doordarshan, India TV and News X. From documentary to news stories, he has proven his mettle in almost all genres of camera works. Ray passionately peruses wildlife photography as hobby.

Sambit Mohapatra


A media personality with 20 years of experience in media, Sambit has worked with popular Odia dailies ‘Sambad’ and ‘Dharitri’ as a sports and developmental journalist. His skills are best reflected in a number of popular news & current affairs TV series in Doordarshan, ‘Odisha Diary’, ‘Ama Odisha’. He has produced several radio programmes and he is a recognised sports commentator.

Sarada Kanta Pattnaik

Marketting Consultant

Sarada Kanta possess 25 years of rich experience in both product & concept selling. He has the privilege to head operation of various organizations spanning the entire state of Odisha. He has a knack for intricate market research & critical analysis.

Sampad Mahapatra

Guest Editor

Sampad Mahapatra is one of the most respected journalists of Odisha. A second batch JNU alumnus, he has taught History, Cinema and Journalism. He was the editor of leading Odia daily Sambad prior to joining NDTV. After 18 years of path breaking work in television news as NDTV’s Odisha Bureau Chief, Sampad currently works as the editor of an Odia Daily Nitidina.

Sanjay Kanungo

Chief Producer

Sanjay Kanungo has more than 15 years of experience in reporting news events as well as producing news, current affairs and cultural programmes like ‘Ajira Odisha’, ‘Odissa Diary’, ‘Aei Odisha’, ‘Ajira Cinema’, Spandan and ‘Kiran’. Prior to his association with Light House, he was working with popular Odia channel OTV as a producer and as senior producer in MBC TV.

Soumya Ranjan Pattnaik


Tremendously talented Soumya, with gifted sense of colour and lighting is capable of covering reality shows, documentaries, corporate films, ad films, music albums and live shows. This cinematography degree holder from Biju Patnaik Film and Television Institute of Odisha has worked for media organizations such as OTV, Prameya, Kamyab.

Pritish Patra

Graphics Artist

Pritish is an emerging talent in the field of digital media. He has been working in the industry as a compositing artist and motion graphics designer for the last 4 years. With a strong sense of color, light and perspective, Pritish brings freshness to his assignments and loves to do challenging projects.

Dr. Lagna Ray


This brilliant Sociology scholar with her specialization in Gender has a vast experience of imparting education to the students of several prestigious institutions. After the role of a former senior consultant in IGNOU, Dr. Ray is currently a poetess in making.

Sanjay Jena

Guest Editor

Sanjay Jena, a freelance journalist of repute, knows Odisha like back of his palm. He contributes content to global news brands like Reuters and BBC. Presently he is heading Bhubaneswar news-bureau of Hindusthan Samachar- the only multilingual news agency of the country. He has been credited with producing research articles published in number of vernacular and national medium.

Gurujee Swetachandan

Content Head

A young  talent of media industry, whose scripting, visualization and editing skills are praiseworthy. From art to entertainment, and from social to cultural, he can handle various subjects comfortably. His efforts in programmes like ‘Generation-Z’, ‘Spandan’, ‘Abhula Smruti’, ‘Puntu Nana Nka Peta Jatra’, ‘Debata Hoile Marai’ has been appreciated by viewers & professionals.

Mousumi Satpathy

Visual & Content Editor

Mousumi Satpathy is a budding talent in the area of video editing who dreams to be a complete filmmaker. She possess strong vocabulary and sense of visual style. She holds a masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with two years of experience in content writing in one of the leading news channels of Odisha.

Ashis Dhir


Ashis Dhir is a passionate video/photo-journalist who has worked for organizations like Zee News, Network 18, News World Odisha. He has carried out a successful venture ‘Ajira Odisha’ for Doordarshan in his career span. Photography being the love of Ashis, wildlife to culture & heritage, Ashis captures picture that breathes life.

Pradipta Sahu

Visual Editor

Being trained under award winning editor of Odisha Mr Sukumar Mani and director Susant Mani, Babu is infused with subtle power of thinking beyond the usual which reflects in his work. He can handle editing of documentary to daily soaps with ease.

Navin Das

Guest Editor

Navin Das is a veteran journalist and noted media personality with more than 25 years of professional experience. He is one of the renowned and highly respected political reviewer and critic of the state. He has worked with leading vernacular dailies of Odisha – ‘Sambad’, ‘Prajatantra’ and ‘Suryaprabha’ as the News Editor. He is also the editor & publisher of daily tabloid ‘Nirbhay’.

Tapas Mohanty

Senior Cameraman

Tapas has expertise in shooting news, features, documentaries, educational films. He has worked on assignments for NDTV, India TV, Doordarshan, ZEE TV, TV Today and ETV. His outstanding camera work is clearly visible in a number of documentary films and developmental projects for respectable organizations like of OSDMA, ORSAC, Live Stock, SHG, and otherMSSRF, Indo Swiss Project.

Subrat Kumar Das


Subrat is a young talent having 5 years of media experience in producing short films, corporate films, AD and documentaries. A good team player and hard worker with zeal to learn, he likes working in challenging situations. He has worked in prestigious television channel like Kanak and has directed popular TV shows like ‘Chota Mora Gaan Ti’ for ETV News Odia.

Shibangi Mohapatra


Shibangi holds Masters degree in Psychology and passion for Odissi Classical Dance. The combination makes her a strong blend of communication and creativity. Assertive, confident and positive she believes in the process of unending learning. Teacher, dancer and counselor, she believes that empathy makes every challenge possible.

Dillip Dhir Samant


A photo-journalist who has worked for the leading newspaper organization of Odisha ‘Sambad’ for 30 long years. Over the years he has mastered news coverage and has extended his excellence in other beats such as culture, nature and fashion.

Sandeep Sahu

Guest Editor

is a senior Bhubaneswar based journalist with over 30 years of work behind him. Starting out with leading Odia daily ‘Sambad,’ he has worked for a host of top local, national and international media houses such as BBC World Service and OTV. Apart from his journalistic work, he has written scripts for scores of documentaries, telefilms and TV serials: in Odia, English and Hindi.