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A Priceless food fare in Timeless Venice.

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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

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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.

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Audio | Aajker Natok: Utpal Dutta's MEGH Part 2 of 2 | Listen to Bangla Radio Natok (Bengali Radio Play) online broadcast

WBRI Shukti International Artists Group presents a Bengali radio drama adaptation of Utpal Dutta's 1961 psychological thriller feature film Megh.

Listen to the 2nd (and last) of two parts of the radio drama. As you know, WBRi SHUKTI ANTORJATIK SHILPI GOSHTHI (WBRI Shukti International Artists Group)  is a pioneer in producing this series of audio dramas featuring a cast and crew spread across the entire world collaborating over telephone and electronic communication technologies.

All WBRi Shukti productions are available free online in our exclusive Bangla Natok section.


Audio | Aajker Natok: Utpal Dutta's MEGH Part 1 of 2 | Listen to Bangla Radio Natok (Bengali Radio Play) online broadcast


WBRI Shukti International Artists Group presents a Bengali radio drama adaptation of Utpal Dutta's 1961 psychological thriller feature film Megh.

Listen to the first of two parts of the radio drama. As you know, WBRi SHUKTI ANTORJATIK SHILPI GOSHTHI (WBRI Shukti International Artists Group)  is a pioneer in producing this series of audio dramas featuring a cast and crew spread across the entire world collaborating over telephone and electronic communication technologies.

All WBRi Shukti productions are available free online in our exclusive Bangla Natok section.


Audio | RABINDROMOYEE - A Special Songs & Narration Presentation Contrasting the Romance in Chandalika, Shyama & Chandalika

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Washington, DC, September 10, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Thakur, Shri Barid Baran wrote "Rabindramoyee" which depicts the comparison of THREE very popular and well known female characters created by Rabindranath - SHYAMA, CHITRANGADA and PRAKRITI (in CHANDALIKA).

The similarity between these characters is that they wanted their loved ones desperately. But the dissimilarity lies in the ways they opted to pursue their loved ones and the final outcome of their love.

Shyama sacrificed the life of a young paramour of hers in order to save Bajrasen from death as she was infatuated with him and wanted him at any cost.

Chitrangada, the only child of the king and the one to inherit the throne, falls in love with Arjun, the third of the five Pandava Brothers in the Mahabharata. But after Arjun refused her as she was not an attractive woman. She changed her appearance by the boon of Kamdev in order to reach her goal.

Prakriti was shunned by everyone around her as she was born to a lower-caste untouchable family. Her life changed when Ananda, a buddhist monk asked for water from her and made her understand that she is as human as everyone in the world. Prakriti felt re-born as a human being and fell in love with him.

However, the outcome of their love was different also.

In spite of everything Shyama did to get her love, Bajrasen left her, when he came to know about the sacrifice of life in order to save him.

After changing her appearance Chitrangada did win herself Arjun, but Arjun being a warrior looked for Chitrangada, the warrior and she came back to her original form.

Prakriti wanted Ananda and even tried her mother's magic powers to obtain him. But at the end of the day he was a monk, a hermit - a saint who had no attraction for material matters.

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