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Listen to Actress DEBASHREE ROY talk about her Rabindra Sangeet Album Release at Purple Music Sharad Arghya (Audio)

Purple Music Pujo 2010 Album Launch Ceremony
Purple Music Pujo 2010 Album Launch Ceremony
PURPLE Music Puja 2010 Audio Songs Album Release Event SHARAD ARGHYA
Images (C) Subhomoy Mukherjee / WBRi

CALCUTTA, India, Sept 25, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA) On 20th September, 2010, at Kalakunj, Kalamandir, Kolkata, new anchor of Bengali Music - Purple Leaf Entertainment - has launched their collection for Sharadiya, 2010 as “Sharad Arghya” officially.

Subrata Dutta, Vice President, Indian Football Association (IFA), was the guest of honour their and eminent elocutionist Prabir Bramhachari anchored the show.

The surprise was launching of veteran Tollywood Kolkata Bengali cinema actress Debashree Roy as a singer. She was present that evening. Under the guidance of Robin Mukherjee, she has released her Rabindrasangeet album “Tar Duarey”.

The other albums  Purple has launched are: Horizon ( of Bengali Modern Songs ) by Monomoy Bhattacharya, Bhabchi Tomay ( of Bengali Modern Songs ) by Subhankar Bhaskar, Prayaas ( of Rabindrasangeet ) by Reema Ganguly, Hari Disc-e-Chalo ( of Bengali Modern Songs ) by Shaan (of Kolkata ), Campus ( of Bengali Modern Songs ) by Sujay and Jibon Cholche ( of Bengali Modern Songs ) by Arnab.

Listen to online audio of Debasree Roy talk about her album at the release on Washington Bangla Radio on-demand audio service.

Movie Review: Wall Street - Money Never Sleeps

Movie Review: Wall Street - Money Never Sleeps

Director: Oliver Stone

Starring:  Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Frank Langella, Carey Mulligan, Susan Sarandon, Charlie Sheen

Rating: ***

City of Ann Arbor lauded for “reaffirming religious freedom”

Hindus have applauded City of Ann Arbor (Michigan, USA) for passing a resolution reaffirming religious freedom.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, commended Ann Arbor City Council for taking religion seriously as it was the most powerful force in human society. Prevalence of different religions was a positive sign of God’s generosity.

Mushroomhead - Mushroomhead Announce New Album

Cleveland, Ohio 1993 and so began an incredible journey. Seventeen years and three 'Behind the Music's' worth of good and bad experiences, Mushroomhead is poised to release their Juggernaut Creation - "Beautiful Stories  for Ugly Children". Drummer and producer Steve "Skinny" Felton states 'BSFU is truly a vice for everyone, the widest range of emotions ever recorded by MRH! Musicians today are half psychotic, half glutton for punishment. Mushroomhead has persevered through things that would have ended much weaker entities.

Calcutta Singers in ZEE TV channel Show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstars Press Meet - Bisakh Jyoti,Dipannita,Mampi,Sreyashi

Calcutta Bengali Singers in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstars Bisakh Jyoti, Dipannita Chowdhury, Mampee Nair, Shreyasi Chakraborty
Singers from Bengal in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstars: Bisakh Jyoti, Dipannita Chowdhury, Mampee Nair, Shreyasi Chakraborty
Image (C) Aditya Chakrabarty / WBRi

CALCUTTA, India, Sept 25, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA) Kolkata’s rising singing stars Bisakh Jyoti, Dipannita Chowdhury, Mampee Nair and Shreyasi Chakraborty were present in Kolkata on 9/24/2010 for a tête-à-tête with the media at the Park. The four singers have made it to the final 12 of Zee TV’s ‘Hero Honda Saregama Singing Superstar’.

Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is being called Sa Re Ga Ma Pa singing superstars from this season and the show airs every Friday and Saturday at 9:30 pm on Zee TV. The 12 contestants have been chosen to compete against each other after grueling auditions held in cities in India like Indore, Bangalore, Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar, Baroda, Kolkata, Nagpur and Mumbai and abroad - Dubai, New York, London, Australia, Bangladesh and in Pakistan.

Bengali film review: PREM BY CHANCE (2010) is a new love story on celluloid - nice effort at soothing the frayed nerves

"Prem By Chance" - a nice effort!

A film review by Nilanjann Nandy, India.

5 fundamental benchmark metrics for physical therapy private practices

The primary financial purpose of running a private practice is the generation of profit, yet many private practice physical therapists miss the boat when it comes to achieving profitability with their business.

When running a physical therapy private practice there are certain rules of thumb that professionals should be using to determine how well the practice is performing, says P. Christopher Music, author of What Every Private Practice Physical Therapist Needs to Know About His or Her Financial Future and President of Wealth Advisory Associates. Music recently collaborated with Shaun Kirk, PT, to develop 5 fundamental metrics to measure the productivity and profitability of a private practice.

Should You Lower Your Salary Expectations ? How to tell if you are being realistic ?

Everyone is pinching pennies these days, including employers. Hiring freezes, lower salary offers to new hires and smaller raises for existing employees have become commonplace. The unfortunate effect of all of this is that many workers will have to accept -- or at least consider accepting -- lower salaries than in the past. Still, taking a pay cut is a big deal. So how do you decide whether lowering you salary expectations will be beneficial to your job search or just a hindrance to achieving what you're really worth?

Grow your own food indoors during Winter

If the weather's getting cold and you haven't planned ahead, don't worry. There are plenty of salad varieties that you can sow now for tasty leaves, even in the depths of winter.

Winter gardening indoors
If the weather's getting cold and you haven't planned ahead, don't worry. There are plenty of salad varieties that you can sow now for tasty leaves, even in the depths of winter. This guide from, an online retailer for all you garden supplies, tools and plants will allow you to enjoy fresh produce through to Christmas and the New Year by ‘Growing your own’ indoors.

Washington Journalism and Media Conference: Brooklyn student chosen as National Youth Correspondent at Washington D.C.

Brooklyn, New York Mar 1, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Michael Bavalsky, a rising senior at BROOKLYN STUDIO SECONDARY has been selected to represent New York as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2010 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

Michael joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. Bavalsky was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

Bollywood returns to Bulgaria | Namaste Bulgaria! Indian Film Festival - Aishwarya Rai, Shah Ruh Khan, Hritik Roshan, Kareena

Sofia, Sept 18th, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA) From Oct 1st to the 10th in Sofia in Cineplex (bul Aresnalski 2) the Namaste Bulgaria! Indian Film Festival is going to take place

A total of nine movies will be shown, featuring the best works out of Bollywood for the last 6 years. The guest of the festival will be able to watch the famous present-day Indian actors such as Aishwarya Rai, Shah Ruh Khan, Hritik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan.

vital issue of UFO incursions at U.S. nuclear weapons sites over past six decades: conference National Press Club Washington DC

By James Carlson, Albuquerque, NM

National Press Club review of UFO interest in nukes scheduled for 27 Sept 2010

Recent internet and and other media advertisements announcing a September 27, 2010 press conference to be held at the National Press Club, Washington, DC intended to address "the vital issue of UFO incursions at U.S. nuclear weapons sites over the past six decades" (please see have forced us to take countering steps to halt this pathetic joke on an apparently credulous American public. One reason for this is the unfortunate fact that during a period of financial insecurity for most of America, the individuals organizing this discussion -- Robert Salas, co-author of "Faded Giant", and Robert Hastings, author of "UFOs and Nukes" -- intend to pay for this farce utilizing the donations of other Americans. Some of us think that's a crime, especially in light of the fact that numerous witnesses to what has since been described as "one of the top ten UFO cases best supported by the evidence" -- the incident supposedly analyzed in the book "Faded Giant", and set as a primary point of discussion for the announced conference -- have come forward repeatedly to assert very convincingly that no such interference by UFOs ever occurred. It is our intention to present the actual facts of this particular case to varied members of the national press establishment in order to ensure that at least somebody at this conference is prepared well enough to ask the participants the necessary hard questions so the whole press conference doesn't turn into a pile of otherwise insignificant fluff intended to stoke civil demands for full disclosure of classified materials discussing such incidents. Most of us are convinced that such people should not have any voice whatsoever regarding the disposition of any classified materials maintained by the Department of Defense, and believe that political and military agendas of this sort should not hinge on the lies of men who make a respectable wage by needlessly frightening as many people as possible; they generate paranoia for money. A firm belief that there are plenty of confirmed and tangible characteristics of modern life that we actually should be paranoid about, coupled with strong proof that this conference is based primarily on easily disputed arguments and undeniable lies that have no basis in historical values or facts is the point of this communication. If these men are going to hold a press conference, the press should be prepared to ask appropriate questions of them.

Free Omelet Day for struggling families

Funds raised will benefit St. Vincent de Paul programs and services

Phoenix, AZ ( Washington Bangla Radio USA - malebits ) September 16, 2010 - Valley First Watch restaurant locations will host Free Omelet Day Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in an effort to help raise money and awareness of homelessness and hunger issues in Phoenix ( ) and throughout Arizona.

GFEST - London Festival Is Proud To Highlight Future Trends In Gay Art

Gaywise FESTival, 'London's LGBT and queer cross - art festival for all', has announced an exciting and ambitious 2010 programme.

London, UK, Sep 24, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) GFEST – Gaywise FESTival, 'London's LGBT and queer cross - art festival for all', has announced an exciting and ambitious 2010 programme. The festival will take place across London in prestigious venues including The National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Rich Mix, Hampstead Town Hall and Cochrane Theatre.

POSITIVE ONLY Celebrity News Small Town Girl Goes Hollywood

Miami, Florida, Sept 24, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) In 2010, inspired by her love for movies & music, with a background in helping others as the Founder of the non-profit organization, The Look for Success, Kim Goedde launched the first “positive-only” celebrity news website:

With all of the negative celebrity news, Kim felt it was time. “I want to change the focus of celebrity news to “Positive Only!”