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Cinemawala: Kaushik Ganguly’s New Bangla Movie Premieres in Kolkata

Actress Shubhashree Ganguly
Shubhashree Ganguly

The red carpet premiere of Kaushik Ganguly’s latest film ‘Cinemawala’ turned out to be a star studded affair as the whole film industry of Bengal attended it . The movie which reflects the alarming condition of single screen theaters due to the rise of multiplexes and digital, had seen huge success at different film festivals around the world and received the Unesco Felini Award at IFFI 2015. hence the commercial release of the movie was highly awaited.


DEV - Nusrat Jahan in LOVE EXPRESS Bangla Movie: Preview, Story and First Look

Tollywood Hero DEV and Bengali Actress NUSRAT JAHAN
DEV and Nusrat Jahan in "Love Express" (2016) New Kolkata Bangla Movie

After ‘Khoka 420’, Tollywood hunk Dev and flawless beauty Nusrat Jahan will be  seen together again in the upcoming Bengali movie ‘Love Express’. The movie is being directed by Rajib Biswas, the same director who had paired up Dev with Nusrat together last time.

Related: Watch POWER (2016) JEET NUSRAT SAYANTIKA Full Bangla Movie Trailer


Pujarini Ghosh, Ishaan Majumdar and Director Srijon Bardhan Promote POSTMASTER (2016) in Aban Mahal

By J P Mandal, WBRINN (newsdesk.kolkata@washingtonbanglaradio.com)

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

As the release of Srijon Bardhan’s debut Bengali feature film Postmaster is approaching, the cast and crew of the movie are leaving no stone unturned to promote the movie.

Related: Srijon Bardhan’s New Bangla Movie "Postmaster" Full Audio Songs OST Soundtrack Music Released in Kolkata


Whodunnit in Sonar Bangla? Didi’s Victory has a Pattern of Basuism | Nirendra Dev

Nirendra Narayan Dev The best part of West Bengal electoral battle of 2016 is the washout of the communists – a long deserving gift from the frustrated people. The worst part is perhaps the increased strength of mercurial Mamata Banerjee. One is saying so with utmost restraints and respect for people’s mandate.


FORAM PANDYA - Meet the Gorgeous Miss Jewel of India Pennsylvania and Participant of Jewel of India USA 2016 Pageant

Indian-American Model Foram Pandya
Foram Pandya

Like Mahatma Gandhi once said “let your life be your message”. We are all blessed and gifted with this one life, therefore, make sure it’s inspiring and be passionate and go after your dreams. As well as, face challenges and work hard for what you admire. And remember that it’s okay to make mistakes, as Albert Einstein said, “a person who never made a mistake, never tired anything new”, so eliminate the negatives and accentuate the positives in life. Be better in life not bitter, I don’t believe in treating others the same way as they treat me, I believe in giving love and respect. Who you are is not defined as how educated, talented, wealthy, or famous you think you may be, it’s the way you treat others truly describe who you are. I believe integrity is everything. How you approach your everyday life is your silent message to other, and it touches people in ways you can’t imagine.


Narendra Modi's 'Somalia' remarks: Bongs and Malayalis - The bond is beyond Karl Marx ! - By Nirendra Dev

So what does this bring about? Mallus and Bongs have something common to talk about.

My wife articulates it in her own wisdom: “West Bengal’s politics for last five decades has been essentially based on violent control of territory and merciless elimination of political rivals. Every Bengali worth his or her salt knows this. But when it comes to glib talks, most Bhadraloks will talk about jungle-raj in Bihar and insurgency-related killings in Assam and beyond”.

Hence my mallu friends are wasting no time to suggest that Modi has insulted Keralites!


KAVITA MALHOTRA PATTANI - Mrs. Jewel of India Florida 2016 Participates in Jewel of India USA 2016 Pageant

Indian-American Model Kavita Malhotra Pattani
Kavita Malhotra Pattani

Being a first generation American – Indian can be very challenging.  I grew up in Detroit, MI with my amazing and hard-working parents as well as my grandparents and extended family.  I was blessed to have parents that made it a priority to instill within us the beautiful Indian culture, the ethics, the morals, and the desire to reach for the stars.   My parents were instrumental in my accomplishments and success.  They stood behind me, and alongside me to build a strong educational foundation while balancing my social involvements.


PRIYA JAIN - Meet the Mrs. Jewel of India, Colorado - Participant at Jewel of India Pageant 2016

PRIYA JAIN

My belief, as my idol Mrs. Madhuri Dixit Nene said “I guess life offers you opportunities to live your dream. We just have to accept what comes our way and live those moments completely. You will not get time back again, so live every moment you get.”

And Here I am, at The Jewel of India, USA 2016, living one of the most cherished dreams of my life. Being a part of this pageant is a feeling of pride and achievement. This is so very exciting and fulfilling to me. And representing Colorful Colorado elevates my spirits as high as Mt. Elbert and enthusiasm as vast as the Rockies ...


Shweta Subram Impresses with Sindhi Folk Song in Collaboration with 'Sultans of String'

Shweta Subram
Shweta Subram

When three rockstar musicians come together it ought to be a recipe for success. Shweta Subram's latest with Toronto based Sultans Of String and sitarist Anwar Khurshid is a must add to your playlist.


"GREEN EARTH - SHOBUJER OBHIJAN" - Sounak Chattopadhyay's Chinton Production to Perform Live in Kolkata

GREEN EARTH – SHOBUJER OBHIJAAN Poster (Sounak Chattopadhyay - Chinton)

It is a pleasure to write to you about my new production after 2 years. My production house Chinton has been showcasing concept shows in Kolkata since 2009. The last one we did was in 2013. It was titled “Green Earth – Shaymol Sukher Dhora” its theme was the relevance of Tagore’s ideology of the harmony of man and Nature, in the perspective of modern day human interference and climate change.


Surreal Realm Releases compilation album "Singles"



Surreal Realm
creates instrumental music that blends catchy melodies with electronic and symphonic elements.


Interview: Contemporary Singer-Songwriter ANUPAM ROY on his Film Songs, Albums, Foray into Bollywood and more

Anupam is coming to Washington DC to perform tonight in a school auditorium rented by the local Bengali diaspora. Meet Anupam Roy once again, this time in a conversation with Lovely Ghosh Ray Banerjee in a WBRi exclusive audio interview broadcast.


Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan to visit Kolkata for showroom launch

Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan along with his better half Jaya Bachchan was recently seen in pure Bengali avatar in the Television ad of a jewelry retailer where they themselves has announced that they will land in Kolkata soon to inaugurate showrooms of the company.


EveryMedia Technologies bags Digital Mandate for one of PMG’s talent Shikhar Dhawan

EveryMedia Technologies Pvt. Ltd. has recently bagged the digital duties for one of Professional Management Group (PMG), talent Shikhar Dhawan. PMG, India’s first sports management company established in 1985.



Srijon Bardhan’s New Bangla Movie "Postmaster" OST Soundtrack Music Released in Kolkata

Tollywood Actress Pujarini Ghosh with Actor Ishaan Mazumder
Pujarini Ghosh and Ishaan Majumdar

The music launch of Srijon Bardhan’s debut movie ‘Postmaster’ turned out to be a happening event as the cast and crew of the film came together at the Press Club of Kolkata for the event.