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Nilanjann Nandy - Exclusive Interview with the Singer Poet Songwriter and Journalist

Nilanjan Nandy

Acclaimed singer, song-writer, composer, creative writer and journalist (among many other interests) Nilanjann Nandy talks to Subhomoy Mukherjee of Washington Bangla Radio in this exclusive, personal and up-close interview. Do not miss his extempore singing.

Click on the play button to listen to the full audio interview online on WBRi on-demand radio broadcast service.



Rupankar Puja Album MOHONAYE released in Kolkata by Orion Entertainment

Rupankar Ketan Manekm Amit Banerjee Suvojit Roy and Dr PurnenduRoy
Rupankar Ketan Manek Amit Banerjee Suvojit Roy and Dr PurnenduRoy

Rupankar and Mir
Rupankar and Mir
Images (C) Aditya Chakrabarty / WBRi

Kolkata, India, Sep 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The latest album of Rupankar titled ‘Mohonay’ was released at Uttam Mancha by Ketan Manek, a doyen of the music industry on 20.9.10 in the presence of the singer, the music director Amit Banerjee, Suvojit Roy who is the M.D of Orion Entertainment and Dr Purnendu Roy, the chairman of Orion Entertainment. Even people like Srikanta Acharya, Joy Sarkar,Anusua Choudhury and Suman Chatterjee from Cosmik Harmony were present to encourage Rupankar.

Mohonay is an unique Pujo Album featuring eight songs where the music is by Amit Banerjee and Rupankar has himself penned the lyrics along with his wife Chaitali and Saikat Kundu.Most of the songs in this album seems to have been inspired by R.D.Burman,Rupankar’s idol and most of the numbers have a R.D feel.


Deepika Walks Out Silently From Anurag Basu’s Silence

Deepika Walks Out Silently From Anurag Basu’s Silence

September 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): Director Anurag Basu was very happy to sign Deepika Padukone with her ex Ranbir Kapoor for his next venture titled Silence. But now, as per the latest report, Deepika has walked out of the project to be produced by UTV.

FHA Dharma satsang on Bhadrapad Krushna Trutiya 26 th September 2010, 7.30 to 8.30 pm EST time (US time)

Washington, DC, Sep 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA) Forum for Hindu Awakening invites you to a Dharma satsang on Bhadrapad Krushna Trutiya 26 th September 2010, 7.30 to 8.30 pm EST time (US time)

The satsang will be held via phone conference.
Phone Number: 1-218-936-4141
Participant code: 443194
Please try to log on 5 minutes before the satsang time.

The aim of these Dharma satsangs is to:
Enhance our understanding of Hindu (Sanatan) Dharma concepts and practices, and the unique spiritual science underlying them.

Zed appeals urgent steps to tackle global hunger

Nevada, USA, Sep 21 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) World should take immediate steps to eliminate global hunger and poverty, religious statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) today. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that number of hungry people had risen in the world crossing the billion mark.

"Do not be afraid of yoga" - Hindu statesman Rajan Zed tells practitioners of different faiths.

Zed tells that yoga is a world heritage to be utilized by all

Hindu Charities For America Donates School Supplies To Disadvantaged Children

Hindu Charities for America (HC4A), a new national non-profit based in Austin, Texas, aims to provide students who qualify for the National Free and Reduced School Lunch Program with free school supplies, nationwide.

Austin, TX, Sep 20, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA - PRURGENT) Hindu Charities for America (HC4A), a new non-profit based in Austin, Texas, aims to provide students who qualify for the National Free and Reduced School Lunch Program with free school supplies.


Miss Newport Beach Beauty Pageants finds sponsors in Vivoderm Natural Skincare

Newport Beach, CA, Sept 20, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA - PRURGENT) Vivoderm Laboratories shared their natural skincare line with contestants and guests as they sponsored the 3rd Annual Miss Newport Beach Pageants, Sunday, August 29, 2010.

In addition to their sponsorship, Vivoderm Vice President, Dr. Noushin Adhami participated in the pageant as a contestant judge. Alexis Bellino, a local resident and star of the "Real Housewives of Orange County emceed’ the event while, DJ and Producer of Star Radio and MTV, Jamie Allen was the official announcer.

Shridhar University, Pilani Rajasthan India, transformation on International Ozone Day

It is high time for all to remember Environmentalist Jim Fowler quote - Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth's ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature.

The Tale Of Abigale Withers: new EP from IAMMEDIC from Authentik Artists

September 15, 2010, Los Angeles, CA (Washington Bangla Radio USA - PRURGENT) – Authentik Artists is proud to announce the signing of Electronica/Rock outfit IAMMEDIC from Orange County, CA. The band recently completed work on their debut EP The Tale Of Abigale Withers and is set to digitally release the effort on October 5, 2010.

Photography Masters Cup - West Coast Aerial Photography President Honored

West Coast Aerial Photography’s B-2 image receives honorable mention at 4th annual Photography Masters Cup


New Breakthroughs to Combat Heart Disease: World Progress Report with Joan Lunden

Calcutta, India, Sep 20, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA - PRURGENT) Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., responsible for 40 percent of deaths. The Senior Producer of World Progress Report stated that, “Many people do not realize that heart disease is responsible for more deaths each year than all forms of cancer.” Heart disease is a term used to describe conditions affecting the heart, including but not limited to: coronary heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Fortunately, many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices and diet and exercise.


Commonwealth Games 2010 - Dhoom Dhoom all the way with Indian Band EUPHORIA

The makers of the iconic songs ‘Maaeri’ and ‘Dhoom Pichak’ EUPHORIA have come up with another hit number, this time it’s for the upcoming Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010.

New Delhi, India, Sep 20, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio - PRURGENT) The makers of the iconic songs ‘Maaeri’ and ‘Dhoom Pichak’ EUPHORIA have come up with another hit number, this time it’s for the upcoming Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010. The Indi-rock band led by the effervescent Dr. Palash Sen is all set with their theme track “Dilli – Gateway to your Heart”, which has been made keeping the global audience in mind. The games will be held from October 3 to October 14 in New Delhi.


Indian TV Channel Reliance BIG TV DTH aims to get BIG on social media connectivity

Everyone has come across the, now ubiquitous, Facebook ‘f’ and the Twitter ‘t’ buttons on websites. No one in today’s age can afford to ostracize social media and everyone’s hopping on to the social media bandwagon. 

Mumbai, India, Sep 20 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA - PRURGENT) The DTH industry is no different in this aspect and Reliance BIG TV is making a big push towards connecting with customers on a more direct and personal note than any customer care executive could.

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The Indian consumer today is an informed and smart individual, with all information and knowledge, quite literally, at his fingertips. He/she is very careful about his needs and preferences and rightly so. Connecting with him/her is very important and can translate into a win-win situation for both the brand and the customers. Reliance BIG TV aims to engage users in relevant conversations garner consumer sentiment on various issues, address consumer grievances, incorporate suggestions into their products and services and set up special online contests, get customer feedback. These are just some of the things that consumers can look forward to.



Iraq War Vet Releases Debut Album

North Carolina based hip hop artist and Iraq war vet Bank releases his debut album "I Was Just Recording" through Itunes.

New York, Sep 20, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA - PRURGENT) Hip Hop Artist Bank has released his debut Album, “ I Was Just Recording” on August 10th, 2010. The album is being released on his Atlanta based, independent record label Southern Produce Entertainment and  is currently available on Itunes: I Was Just Recording by BANK MP3 download from iTunes.

The album is a follow up to 2009's “2000 N Plenty Mixtape”, which was recorded by the North Carolina Native after serving two tours of duty with the U.S. Army in Iraq and hosted by DJ Sense of D.J. Drama’s The Aphilliates and the “Fresh Hits Daily Mixtape” which he released in early 2010.