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URBAN SCREEN showing DEAD MAN RUNNING ON 7 April+ new film EVE on 13 April

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April 1, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) By Sarah Sinclair: Next Wednesday 7 April, during the Easter holiday, Urban Screen will be showing British gangster film DEAD MAN RUNNING at the Albany. The film stars a plethora of talent including 50 Cent, Ashley Walters, Brenda Blethyn, Omid Djilali and duo Tamer Hassan and Danny Dyer. The event will be given extra spice as Tamer Hassan and Ashley Walters will be coming for the Q&A.

Lindsay Lohan asked to take-up trafficking issue worldwide as she promotes her India documentary

April 1, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hollywood diva Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls) is promoting her documentary on child trafficking in India on Twitter and Indo-Americans are asking her to take this project seriously and worldwide.

Lohan posted on Twitter: “it's a massive world issue, & it goes on everyday. i just want people to recognize the more important things in the world-rather than gossip” and “my documentary for the BBC network is coming out soon...It's about child trafficking in India...I'd like to encourage everyone to watch it!!”

My Father - My Guru : Sourabh Goho writes about his father Pandit Jyoti Goho



Pandit Jyoti Goho and Sourabh Goho
Pandit Jyoti Goho and Sourabh. Image courtesy: Sourabh Goho

Mar 27, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Rapidly rising North Indian Classical Tabla instrumentalist Sourabh Goho writes about his renowned father and Classical Harmonium exponent Pandit Jyoti Goho, his Guru Pandit Shankar Ghosh, and shares his on-going experience in apprenticeship of Indian Classical Music as a young disciple in the timeless traditions. A worthy son and a capable disciple, Sourabh expresses his gratitude and respect to his parents and his Guru. Washington Bangla Radio is honored to have previously published Melodic Musings - a biographical writing by Pandit Jyoti Goho himself, and also a feature on Sourabh Goho.

Bangla Kobita Abritti - Dr. Pinaki chattopadhyay - Bengali Poetry Recitation

Bangla Kobita Abritti | Pinaki Chatterjee Bengali Poem Recitation Pinaki was awarded ABRITTI RATNA (2004) in a function at Bangla Academy by Padmashree Debdulal Bandopadhyay on behalf of Samantaral for his contribution in recitation and his youthfulness in performance (‘tarunyo r abrittir hridoye hridoy joge korechhen….’). The function was covered by DD News and other media.

December 6 Abritti Audio CD Album Review in Dainik StatesmanHis audio album DECEMBER 6 was released by Washington Bangla Radio partner Music 2000. Listen to audio clips online from his Bengali recitation album December 6.

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Melodic Musings - by Pandit Jyoti Goho | WBRi Washington Bangla Radio Exclusive Feature

Pandit Jyoti Goho

Melodic Musings

by Pandit Jyoti Goho

The famous North Indian Hindustani Classical Instrumental Harmonium exponent Pundit Jyoti Goho writes about his transformation from a singer to an accompanist.

More than 3 decades ago I used to learn vocal music from Pandit A. Kanan. He was a very popular teacher and his Bakul Bagan home in south Kolkata, which was a regular haunt of many a famous musician. One day, when Guruji (teacher) had gone out for a break, I started playing the harmonium. He heard it from outside and must have recognized some potential, as he encouraged me to play the harmonium with him and since then I have had the good fortune of accompanying many a musician of eminence ...

Iceland bans striptease shows

March 29, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindus have applauded Iceland for banning striptease shows.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that “it was a step in the right direction for Althingi (Iceland Parliament)”.
No votes were reportedly cast against this historic European first bill to ban strip shows. Except Vatican and Andorra, strip clubs reportedly operate across Europe.

Bangla Sanskriti Mela 2010, Kolkata, January 2010 - A WBRi Special Event Report

Bangla Sanskriti Mela 2010Mar 28, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) A special report from Kolkata by WBRi correspondent Subhomoy Mukherjee on Bangla Sanskriti Mela, 2010 held during 18 - 26 January, 2010.

Bangla Sanskriti Mela 2010Bangla Sanskriti mela is one among the biggest Bengali cultural events organized every winter at Vidyasagar Udyan, Calcutta ( popularly known as College Square). The week-long festival is popular both among the artists from different segments and the audience from different corners of society. It draws huge crowd every year.

You & I .. - Back to the Future | Audio CD Album MP3 Download Release from the Kolkata Experimental Indian Classical-Fusion Band

You And I - Back To The Future - Bengali MP3 Download Audio
Songs AlbumMar 26, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) "You & I ... " is a musical unit formed by Soumyojit and Sourendro who are working together for years now. They have presented musical compositions on unique fields which came to high public applause and press circulation by major press houses of the town. Even the German Press house commented on their recent involvement with German and French musicians.

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