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The Uttarakhand Politico-Legal Battle: and Indian Media's Very Own Crisis of Credibility - Nirendra Dev

So immature reporting surfaced – almost in the manner 19-year-old Kanhaiya Kumar became a threat to India’s incumbent prime minister! Harish Rawat became instantly a chief minister. Even popular media organizations, supposed to thrive on credibility the vital C of A,B,C of journalism started addressing Harish Rawat as chief minister.



Rabindra Sangeet Top 50 Hits. Listen Free To Previews Online & Download MP3 Songs. New Kolkata Album Releases | Partner CD Store

New Rabindra Sangeet Album Release from Kolkata - WBRi Kolkata Live Online Radio - Partner MP3 Songs & CD Store:

Listen to free previews and download bengali rabindra sangeet MP3Songs Of Tagore Top 50 Hits: Saregama Sampler : Music From India

A comprehensive 3-CD set of Rabindranath Tagore classics from Saregama (previously the venerable HMV), featuring 50 collectible classic Bengali Rabindrasangeet songs by Chinmoy Chatterjee, Dwijen Mukherjee, Hemanta Mukherjee, Suchitra Mitra, Kanika Banerjee, Debabrata Biswas (George Biswas), Sagar Sen & Sumitra Sen. Listen to free previews online and download Bengali Rabindra Sangeet MP3 songs from this album.


Watch: POSTMASTER Bangla Movie First Teaser Trailer Out

Actors Ishaan Majumder and Pujarini Ghosh in Postmaster (2016) Bengali film
Ishaan Majumder and Pujarini Ghosh in Postmaster Bengali film

Srijon Bardhan’s upcoming movie ‘Postmaster’ recently released  its first teaser giving a hint at what is in store for the audience. Based on world poet Rabindranath Tagore’s short story of  the same name, the movie stars Ishaan Majumdar and Pujarini Ghosh playing  the lead roles.


PRAKTAN: Bengali Film Preview and Back Story - Anupam Roy Debuts as Actor with Prosenjit Chatterjee and Rituparna Sengupta

Rituparna Sengupta and Prosenjit

Prosenjit Chatterjee and Rituparna Sengupta were once the top jodi of Bengali film Industry, both on screen and real life. They together have delivered more than fifty hit films over years. But the two lovers had moved apart after ‘Jamai Babu Zindabad’ (2001). They were rarely seen communicating with each other or appearing together in public events.

Mahanayika: Rituparna Sengupta's Glorious Reflection as Tollywood Queen on Silver Screen: Backstory Trailer Bengali Film Preview


Vocalist Madhumita Sanyal Continues Journey in Indian Classical Music in America (WBRi Feature)

  Madhumita Sanyal performs in Mega stages in the USA now.Listen to Meera Bhajan and Kali Bhajan in her wel-trained melodious voice . 

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Review: SRK's FAN (Hindi, 2016)

Waluscha De Sousa

But Fan is one of those movies where the mass audience don’t look much for logic and rather seek entertainment and every bit of this movie is designed to fulfil that purpose. The  camera work by Manu Anand is superb , so are the locations. The sequences where SRK chases SRK will take the audience to the edge of their seats. The final fight sequence, though over the top and exaggerated, gives a lot of scope to cheer for your pick of Shah Rukh. But the trump card of the script is that the audience can never decide which SRK to be tagged as antagonist, a confusion they would love to indulge in.


Interview: JEET - The Tollywood Bengali Movie Action Hero on Sayantika, Nusrat Jahan, Bangla Films and His Aspirations

JEET, NUSRAT JAHAN and SAYANTIKA - Kolkata Bangla New Movie Actors (Indian) in Tollywood
Nusrat Jahan (left), Jeet and Sayantika

Tollywood superstar Jeet  along with Bengali movie divas Nusrat Jahan, Sayantika and director Rajib Biswas recently  appeared before the Kolkata press to promote their new Bangla movie ‘Power’.

In the press meet Jeet had a chat with Washington Bangla Radio correspondent J.P. Mandal talking about the movie, Jeet’s aspiration of being a police, his co-actors and more. Presenting the interview and also watch the full Bangla movie Power trailer via WBRi.



LOVE GAMES (2016) Movie Review

LOVE GAMES (2016) Movie Poster

‘Love Games’ is yet another erotic thriller from the Vishesh Films , the production house  owned by Mr. Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt . The Bhatts never get  tired of selling sex in their movie and ‘Love Games’ is no exception.


Fashion Beyond Boundaries: Nations Come Together with Fashion and Music in Rajlakhsmi Syam Show in Kolkata, India

Fashion Beyond Boundaries, Kolkata

Ana Hall, daughter of US consul general Craig Hall was the first to walk the red carpet. She was followed by Kathrina from Moscow who displayed a red lehenga. Irina from Gorky Sadan, the Russian cultural centre in Kolkata also dazzled the red carpet in black gown. Uyen Posner another representative from the US consulate was seen walking in an ash green and black sari. Monica from Namibia was spotted in a floral gown and Fariza from Tajikistan was seen exhibiting a grey saree. Saira Shah Halim and Parijat Chakrabarty, who are known to be close friends of  Rajlakshmi also walked the red carpet adding more glamour to the show.


Popular Bengali TV Actress Pratyusha Banerjee Dead; Suicide of Balika Badhu's Anadi Stuns India

Kolkata, April 1 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Shock and gloom descended on Indian Television industry as popular TV serial actress Pratyusha Banerjee ended her life by hanging herself in her apartment in Goregaon area of Mumbai. Police responded to the emergency and transported her to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The bubbly actress shot to fame for her role as Anadi in the extremely popular television series ‘Balika Vadhu’ and became a household name in India. She was also seen in dance reality show Jhalak dikhlaa Jaa and Big Boss.


Watch: "Zulfiqar" Bangla Movie Teaser Trailer - A Srijit Mukherji Film

ZULFIQAR New Bangla Movie Cast and Crew
The "Zulfiqar" film unit

Srijit Mukherji is currently busy with two of the biggest projects of his directorial career till date i.e. the post production of "Zulfiqar" and the pre-production of the Hindi version of "Rajkahini" which stars Vidya Balan.


EAGOLER CHOKH: The Next Shabor Dasgupta Film - Story, Plot, Characters, Actors, Actresses, Stars (Full Bangla Movie Preview)

PAAYEL SARKAR - Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie Actress
Paayel Sarkar

Kolkata, March 23 (Washington Bangla Radio) - After receiving rave reviews from both the critics and the audience for ‘Ebar Shabor’,  Arindam Sil is preparing to bring on screen another adventure of the fictional super-cop Shabor Dasgupta created by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay.

The director has chosen the story ‘Eagoler Chokh’ from Shabor series for his next film. The film, also titled as ‘Eagler Chokh’ will see the return of Saswata Chatterjee in the role of Shabor while Shubhrajit Dutta will also return as Nandolal, Shabor’s assistant.

JOYA AHSAN
JOYA AHSAN (WBRi File Photo)


Watch: POWER Bangla Movie Trailer - JEET Nusrat Sayantika (পাওয়ার)

Tollywood Hero JEET in POWER
JEET

Kolkata, March 24 (Washington Bangla Radio) The trailer of  the  upcoming Bengali movie ‘ Power’ which stars Tollywood hunk Jeet along with Nusrat Jahan and Sayantika in the lead has been launched. Read all that is revealed in the trailer and watch the Power full Bangla movie trailer free online.



Photo Feature: ILPA Fashion Show, Kolkata

Actress SAYANI DATTA (c) WBRi Inc.
Sayani Dutta

The annual fashion show of the Indian Leather Products Association ( ILPA ) turned out to be a starry night as numerous celebrities from different fields walked the ramp making the show a memorable affair. Watch a slideshow from the glamor event from Kolkata only on WBRi.


Raima Sen unveils philanthropic initiative for underprivileged children

Actress RAIMA SEN (C) WBRi Inc.
Raima Sen

Kolkata, March 25 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Tollywood actress Raima Sen along with Kolkata based fashion designer Pranay Baidya recently launched the philanthropic initiative of  the Kiehl’s , a New York based cosmetic brand which aims  at educating underprivileged children of India. The initiative commenced to mark the fifth anniversary of Keihl’s footprint in India.

Raima Sen and Pranay Baidya
Raima Sen and Pranay Baidya