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ECO-Products International fair in New Delhi, India to Promote Green Consumerism and ECO-Culture Across Nations

New Delhi, India, Feb 9, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB-India) Growing population resource imbalances and looming threat of global warming demands rising concerns for sustainable living, the choice is to go for eco-powered technologies, eco-products and clean eco-energy.  The need of the hour is to adopt an eco-powered life style and provide clean eco-energy with zero co-generated pollution. Clean energy generation products wean you off the polluting or wasteful forms of energy and ensure our eco footprint enough to stomp out global warming.  As India graduates into a pulsating and growing economy, we are mindful of the pressing need to go for clean and green products. We also realize that the traditional methods and principles may become increasingly ineffective, therefore, need is to augment eco-productivity both at micro as well as macro level to realize our global competitive edge. Hence, India is organizing THE 7th Eco-Products International Fair (EPIF-2011) to showcase its eco and energy efficiency products and exchange the newer, cleaner and greener technology with the rest of the world.

Acharya Sanjoy Chakravarty's Science of Living

Acharya Sanjay Chakraborty
Acharya Sanjoy Chakravarty

The Sciene Of Living - Artists From Around The World
The Science Of Living Through Shabda And Sangeet - Artists From Around The World

Ankan, Kinjal, Reshmi, Bisak, Soumen
Ankan, Kinjal, Reshmi, Bisak, Soumen - Images © Aditya Chakraborty / WBRi

Calcutta, Feb 9, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Acharya Sanjoy Chakravarty, younger brother of Pandit Ajoy Chakravarty organized a programme recently at the Jodhpur Park Institute called ‘Science of Living through Science through Shabda and Sangeet’. It was a basically a programme which proved how scientifically we can get peace of mind through noise (not the pollution kind though!) and music and how it can soothe our feelings. A few people like Pandit Tonmoy Bose, Dr.Ranadip Ranjan Ghosh Roy and Dr. Santanu Banerjee as well as Pandit Maharaj Banerjee spoke on the effects of music on our human mind and also how music affects our minds.

WOW Club - Women On Wanderlust - Inspiring All Women Travel

When I first read about Sumitra, the first thing I remembered was a clip of dialogue from Yash Chopra’s super hit film ‘Chandni.’  Vinod Khanna, the owner of the travel club explains to his newly appointed secretary, Sri Devi about the job and he says ‘hum logon ko duniya ki sair karate hain’ (we take people around the world) and Sri Devi replies, yani ke, jo sapney woh dekhtey hain, aap usey poora kartey hain (which means, you fulfill their dreams of travelling around the World)
That is exactly what Ms. Sumitra Senapaty is; she can make your travel dreams come true. An internationally known travel writer who has extensively travelled across the globe , Sumitra is the answer to all your travel dreams. She spared some time from her busy schedule to talk about what WOW is. 

Rig-Veda inspired art show runaway hit in Berlin

Rig-Veda inspired art show runaway hit in Berlin

Berlin, Germany, Feb 9, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Titled “Soma” after the Soma (ambrosial drink of the gods) of ancient Hindu scripture Rig-Veda, Carsten Höller’s art exhibition in Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin (Germany), which ended on February six, was a grand success, reportedly attracting about 100,000 visitors.

DJ Vix – Glassy Nachdi

Making a return to the Bhangra scene after many years, The California King Bhinda Jatt teams up with DJ Vix on this massive collaboration. Two amazing and powerful singers teaming up on this massive collaboration, with the hard hitting dhol and desi sound, this is soon to be the next drinking anthem. It’s the year of the Dancing Drink, Glassy Nachdi.

Read all about the new music release from DJ Vix and download the song in MP3 format via Washington Bangla Radio.

Market Information at Farmers’ Fingertips in Inida: A New Initiative by NABARD

New Delhi, Feb 8, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB-India) Timely decisions often make a vital difference to the final results. This is an oft quoted management dictum that is more often followed in default! However farmers in Tamil Nadu have decided to improve their decision making skills with the active cooperation of the National bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

Very often it is the absence of critical information that prevents decisions being made in any timely manner. This is very much so in the matter of agricultural products that are extremely perishable. The farming community very often has to confront some vital questions which has a bearing on their livelihood such as to when should I harvest, at what price should I sell my products, what are the optimal ways in which I can boost my crop productivity, whether favorable weather conditions can be expected or not etc etc!


February 8, 2011(New York, NY).  The 12th Annual TromaDance Film Festival (April 22-23 at the Showroom Theater, in Asbury Park, NJ) is proud to announce its current sponsors for the Tromadance Film Festival.  Sponsors include Focal Press, Brooklyn Brewery, Big Picture Media, Night Flight Comics, Kodak Film, G4, Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund, and Asbury Lanes.

Interview | SRIJIT MUKHERJEE - Director, Kolkata Bengali Movie AUTOGRAPH (2010) starring Prosenjit - Nandana Sen

Kolkata Tollywood Bengali Movie AutographDo not miss Srijit Mukherjee's great story of his cast and crew singing songs when shooting of Bengali movie Autograph was once delayed due to unavoidable reasons, including his senior collaborators, in this extensive and in-depth audio interview of playwright-director-actor Srijit Mukherjee by Arijit Chakraborty of Washington Bangla Radio.

Srijit Mukherjee has an extensive background in professional English and Bengali stage theater, and his full-length Bengali feature film AUTOGRAPH (2010) is expected to release on October 14 2010.

Autograph, a Bengali film, is produced by Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni of Shree Venkatesh Films, the makers of Chokher Bali, Raincoat and Iti Mrinalini, in collaboration with Madhu Mantena, the producer of Ghajini and Rann. It marks the debut of Srijit Mukherji as a writer/director and stars the reigning matinee idol of the Bengali Film Industry, Prosenjit Chatterjee, the internationally acclaimed actress Nandana Sen and the emerging new face of Bengali parallel cinema, Indraneil Sengupta. The plot revolves around three lives - a superstar, a young director and a theater actress - and how their coming together during the process of making a film, changes them forever. The film is also a humble tribute to Satyajit Ray's Nayak and is expected to release on October 14, 2010.