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Hindu Goddess Lakshmi Image on Sex-Boosting Potion in Bad Taste and Indicates Ingnorance

Nevada, Feb 22, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindus are upset with image of goddess Lakshmi being used on the bottle of “Potion 9” “mood enhancement shots”, which some of the sellers are claiming to boost sex drive.

"Potion 9" picture from
Picture of Potion 9 from

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was very disturbing to see goddess Lakshmi, who was highly revered in Hinduism and worshipped by devotees daily, on the bottle of a potion which some of its retailers claimed to increase “intensity of orgasms”. Lakshmi was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not for pushing such potions for mercantile greed.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged the manufacturer, said to be Brand New Energy, to immediately remove the image of Lakshmi from the Potion bottles which was offensive to the devotees.

Hindu Lord Vishnu exhibitation at Nashville, USA

Nevada, Feb 21, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio)  “Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior”, said to be the first major museum exhibition to focus on the Hindu deity Vishnu, opened at Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville (Tennessee, USA) today.

Bollywood Stars Raise A Toast To Team India

Bollywood Stars Raise A Toast To Team India

February 21, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): We know India won the first World Cup match against Bangladesh, and that too, while creating some records along the way. But even before they ventured out to do so, big Bollywood stars were already Tweeting about the happening sub continental event! From Asha Bhosle to Neha Dhupia, everyone took up the mode of public platform to tell others how much they are dying to be a part of the 2011 World Cup.

BJP Makes More Bollywood Roads With Shahnawaz Hussain Now

BJP Makes More Bollywood Roads With Shahnawaz Hussain Now

February 21, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): When Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter Sonakshi did it with Dabangg, everyone danced to the tunes of Tere Mast Mast Do Nain. Now, Shahnawaz Hussain, the spokesman of BJP, is entering the Bolly terrain with his little one. Though of course no Sonakshi, this little one has his own charm. Adeeb is all of eight, and set to start working on a kids film, titled Satrangee Parachute.

Academy Awards Nominee for Art Direction & Visual Effects (Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows--Part 1)

Michigan: February 20, 2011: Just about a couple of days left for the Oscars to happen; Sunday, 27th February, 2011. The red carpets will roll and the glitterati of the tinsel town will gather to see who would be the lucky ones to take home the knight and millions of cinelovers will tune in to watch the World’s most glamorous ceremony.

Chirantani Organizes An Evening Of Recitatiom

BANGLA KOBITA ABRITTI | Chirantani Bengali Poem Recitation

Movie Review: Saat Khoon Maaf

Movie Review: Saat Khoon Maaf

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj

Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, Naseeruddin Shah, Vivaan Shah

Rating: *


Latest Updates from Tollywood

Latest Updates from Tollywood

February 20, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work):
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s gorgeous daughter Nandana Sen, who is better known for her cascading locks and smoking-hot bod, is ready with her next Bengali venture with national award winner Shekhar Das’s ‘Kaler Rakhal’.  The stunning bong lass is already in the news for her acclaimed performance in Srijit Mukherji’s debut film ‘Autograph’, an alluring tale about love, fame, passion and mistrust.