Interviews, Features, Events, Bengali & Indian Performing Arts & Artist Reviews

Thakur bari and its cultural heritage

Kolkata, May 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Rabindranath Tagore was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore who was a leader of the Brahmo samaj. The Tagore family was very rich in its cultural heritage. The women in the family were especially gifted with the talent where as Randinranath Tagore was a poet and a great artist.

Sounak Chattopadhyay in Toronto: Interview

[Sounak at the National Mall, Washington DC]Washington, DC, May 4, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sounak Chattopadhyay, one of the brightest shining stars of the young generation of contemporary Indian Classical vocal artists who is also known for his sterling presentation of Rabindra Sangeet, was recently in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to perform at the Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School on St.Andrews Blvd. Arijit Chakraborty caught up with Sounak in Toronto in this wonderful chit-chat with the young maestro, a performance of special significance to Sounak because he is himself an alumnus of the famous Don Bosco school of Kolkata at Park Circus.

Sounak speaks to Washington Bangla Radio from Toronto and sings a few lines for us.

Soha Ali wishes to work with Aparna Sen and Goutam Ghosh

Kolkata, May 4, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) The actress born with the proverbial silver spoon is no new comer to the arena of stardom; rather she has her roots in it. Being the daughter of a multi dimensional actress of Sharmila Tagore’s stature, she is accustomed to showbiz with its associated glitter; its spells of frustration and those of cheer.

Abhishek Bachchan’s funny act with wife Aishwarya Rai

Mumbai, May 3, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Before taking on the exclusive tag of Mr. and Mrs. Bachchan, they found themselves together in a couple of romantic movies namely; “Dhai Akshar Prem Ke” and “Kuch Naa Kaho”. They gelled well as friends but no romance or passion bloomed because their respective interests were different.

Aamir Khan is a firm supporter for the Community Radio drive

Mumbai, May 3, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) The multifariously talented Aamir Khan has not only limited himself to the domains of acting, directing and film making; but also has gone much beyond it. Apart from creating films which are uniquely different in script and thematic content from the existing commercial flicks of Bollywood; one finds him donning wide variety of roles to address issues of social concern.

Interview: Debojyoti Mishra - Composer and Acclaimed Tollywood Bengali Film Music Director

Debojyoti Mishra talks to Subhomoy Mukherjee in this exclusive, comprehensive and intimate audio interview on Washington Bangla Radio.

How to describe Debojyoti Mishra who is an musical institution by himself!! We can only consider him as a gifted prodigy of Bengali Music. He is one amongst the best music directors of Tollywood. At the same time he is showing his talent for Ad films, soaps and movies from other countries and of other languages too.

Jaden Smith – The Poorest Member of the Smiths’ Family!

Jaden Smith – The Poorest Member of the Smiths’ Family!

May 2, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): With a minimum of $3 million in earnings just from ‘Karate Kid’, Jaden is still arguably the poorest member of the Smiths’ household!

Bengali Movie Review: CHALO PALTAI (2011) - Two Films Rolled into One ?

[Chalo Paltai Poster]Calcutta, April 29, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Chalo Paltai is Haranath Chakrabarty's second film in recent times with Prasenjit Chatterjee (WBRi Interview) and appears to be two films rolled into one as both the halves are completely different in nature and the film totally deviates from it's path and message in every form and goes towards a completely different direction.