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Ashitava now at WBRI.

Here is an exciting news to share with my WBRI family. We have on board Ashitava Sircar, an ace Ad Man by profession for more than two decades now. He has a natural flair in expressing himself through his art of writing. He is now here to enthrall the readers of WBRI with his impeccable and brilliant eloquence through his many artistic compositions.

রূপান্তর আছে ক্ষয় নেই – মৃগাঙ্ক

তোমার লেখা, তোমার গান আর কবিতা নিয়ে চটকাবে, তেঁতো করবে, ছিবড়ে করবে তার পর ভেবে নেবে তোমার প্রয়োজন ফুরিয়েছে। তখন ফেলে রাখবে কোণাতে অযত্নে...

22 she Shrabon - the day when His body left us, not the soul.

We admire the great poet on 22 she Shrabon......

22 she Shrabon,when his body left us

We admire the great poet on 22 she Shrabon......

A Priceless food fare in Timeless Venice.


A maze of waterways, bridges and tiny squares abound the magical city of Venice. Gondolas strung along canals in front of ageless buildings had been the hallmark of this timeless city. I waited with baited breath to witness this unique cityscape. Being a person who likes to tread the untrodden path, I wanted to wander along its alleys among the dilapidated but brightly hued buildings. And Lo Behold!! Here I stumble upon Piazza Santa Margarita in the Dorsoduro district of Venice. It had a striking resemblance to the ambiance of College Street and the surrounding university  area back home in Kolkata.  The location appealed to my senses at the very first sight and confirmed my conviction that this was the home for some of the best food I would ever find in Venice. And rightly so !!


Slash (Guns 'n' Roses Ex-Guitarist) Airs New 3D Music Video


San Diego, CA, November 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Slash’s 3D music video, “By the Sword”, the first video off of his #1 Rock Album SLASH, which hit retail in April and has received rave reviews worldwide, is now being be broadcast in 3D and available exclusively to customers of Rogers Communications Inc. in Canada, it was announced today in a joint statement by San Diego-based 3D Production studio PassmoreLab & Slash.

The 5-minute 3D rock video, “By The Sword”, is the first video ever from Slash to be released in 3D. It features the vocals of Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother, and Slash’s signature shredding.

“It’s really cool to be broadcast in 3D in Canada,” said Slash.

Jana Gana Mana | National Anthem Of India | Free MP3 Download | Min. Ext. Affairs, Govt. of India | Collective Vocal Version

The song "Jana Gana Mana" in Sanskrit / Stylized Bengali, written and composed by Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, the only composer whose compositions are the National Anthems of two countries today (Bangladesh & India), was adopted by the constituent Assembly as the National anthem of India on January 24, 1950. The song was however  first performed much earlier Dec 27, 1911, at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress. The complete song consists of five stanzas. The first stanza alone constitutes the full version of the national anthem, as follows :

Jana gana mana adhinayaka jaya he
Bharata bhagya vidhata
Punjab Sindhu Gujarat Maaratha
Dravida Utkal Banga
Vindhya Himachal Yamuna Ganga
Uchchala Jaladhi Taranga
Tava shubha name jage
Tava shubha ashish maange
Gahe tava jaya gatha
Jana gana mangala dayak jaya he
Bharata bhagya vidhata
Jaya he, Jaya he, Jaya he
Jaya jaya jaya jaya he.

The playing time of the National Anthem is approximately 52 seconds

The following is Tagore’s own English translation rendering of the stanza:

Thou art the rulers of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India’s destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of Panjab, Sind, Gujarat and Maratha,
Of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal:
It echoes in the hills of the vindhyas and Himalayas, mingles in the music of Yammuna and Ganga
And is chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
Thou dispenser of India’s destiny,
Victory, victory, victory to thee.

The Indian Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal, has made available the complete Indian national anthem for free listening and download in MP3 format.

Backbenchers's first footstep in the States through NABC 2015

All are cordially invited to a very captivating "bangla shruti natok"..."Brishti Ashche" on july11th, 2015 at 5:45 pm.