Kadambini Media Pvt. Ltd. was founded in July 2000 by the eminent educationist & noted social entrepreneur Dr. Achyuta Samanta, the Founder, KIIT group of institutions & KISS. From a modest start as the publisher of a family magazine, the organisation today has emerged as a large publication house publishing novels, short stories, poetry collections, feature collections and translations of literary masterpieces from other Indian and foreign languages. Young writer, social worker & journalist Dr. Iti Samanta, the director of Kadambini Media Pvt. Ltd. and the editor of magazines ‘The Kadambini’ and ‘The Kunikatha’, is a woman with a dream. ‘The Kadambini’ was her brainchild through which she dreamt of ushering in a creative renaissance of sorts in the state. ‘The Kunikatha’ is also first of its kind as a magazine for young children which fulfills the long standing demand of Odia young children for an exclusive quality Odia family magazine exclusively for them. As a part of its endeavour, Kadambini Media has also ventured into the audio-visual medium. So far it has produced several music albums and Video CDs of popular songs. Kadambini Media also has marked its debut in films with its maiden production ‘Kathantara’ (Another Story), a film with 1999 Super-cyclone as its backdrop. ‘Kathantara’ went on to bag Eight Awards in the 18th Odisha State Film Awards apart from winning the Silver Lotus for the Best Odia Feature Film for the year 2005 in the 53rd National Film Awards. It also participated and received critical acclaims in several National & International Film Festivals.