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Arohan (2010) Kolkata Bengali New Movie Review by Aditya

Arijit, a young guy comes down from the U.S to take some snaps and to explore the city of Kolkata.One day at the Maidan, he saves an old man Surya Sekhar Chaudhury from being run over.Surya Sekhar gives him his card and asks Ari to come over to his place one day.Ari goes to his house knowing fully well that Surya Sekhar is his grandfather. His identity is later revealed to Surya Sekhar who accepts him whole heartedly as his grandson though he has no relation with Ari’s parents.Ari’s mother does try to keep in touch Surya Sekhar and his mother and tries to mend ties, but she had never been accepted by Surya Sekhar because she belonged to a different caste and their horoscopes(Ari’s father Alok and his mother) hadn’t been matched before they married.Aloke had never believed in all this and that is why he had left the house more than 25 years and had gone away and severed all ties with his parents.Surya Sekhar is a man of old principles and one of the devout believers of Astrology and thinks everything that an astrologer predicts or says will happen and nothing can ever change that. He is very stubborn and no one can change his ideology.

Watch a video of shooting of 2010 Bengali movie Arohan online free via You Tube.

Rajan Zed presented with “Global Civil Rights Award” in USA

Religious statesman Rajan Zed was bestowed with prestigious “Vishwa Nagarik Adhikar Hindu Shiromani Puraskar” (Global Civil Rights Hindu Jewel Award) in California Hinduism Summit in Sunnyvale on August 28. Zed’s award citation said: For consistently, bravely and selflessly taking up human/civil rights issues worldwide in the spirit of Hinduism. Rajan Zed is a well-known religious statesman who has taken up Hindu, interfaith, religion, environment, Roma and other causes all over the world.

Poetry in Stones.....Ellora Caves (Aurangabad, Maharashtra/India)

Michigan: August 27th, 2010: We were all set to witness the structural grandeur of Verul…more popularly known as the Ellora caves in Aurangabad, a town in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Hinduism Summit to bring prominent Hindu leaders together in California

Prominent Hindu leaders and activists from various parts of USA and Canada will gather in Sunnyvale Hindu Temple in California (USA) on August 28 to discuss current issues facing the worldwide Hind

রমজান - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Ramadan - A Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee

Ramjan (Ramadan) - a bengali poem by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font. This is one of the favorite poems of the poetess herself.


সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

রশিদমিঞা রিক্সা চালায় সকাল দুপুর রাত
তাইতে তাদের জোটে কাপড় তাইতে জোটে ভাত ।

Einstein@Home announces first pulsar discovery

For more than a year, Einstein@Home has been using about one-third of the available computer time to search for radio pulsars in data from the Arecibo Observatory. The project coordinators are happy to report that they have found their first radio pulsar last month: PSR J2007+2722. It is still not sure, but this appears to be a rare type of object called a Disrupted Recycled Pulsar.

In Labor Day message, Hindus urge urgent efforts at jobs creation

Hindus have urged urgent efforts at jobs creation and poverty reduction. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in the message for upcoming Labor Day from Nevada (USA) today, said that a nice safe job with good salary for everyone that could support the family should be the priority and at this time of economic uncertainty, poor and vulnerable should be helped. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that people and not the objects should be the focus of all planning and programs.

India lauded for disallowing mining of “sacred” Niyamgiri Hill mountain range in Orissa

Indo-Americans have applauded India for reportedly rejecting bauxite
mining by multinational company in remote tribal area of Orissa, which
the environmentalists had described as devastating to the area
environment and tribes considered sacred.

Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA)
today, said that Government of India apparently took into
consideration the concerns of the tribes living in the area and issues
raised by environmentalists involved and it should be commended for

Rajan Zed, who is the Chairperson of Indo-American Leadership

Congo Square presents yet another world-class Jazz event in Kolkata - US Jazz-Rock act: ALEX MACHACEK TRIO

This is one of the prominent Jazz Rock bands to have come to the city.

Kolkata Bangla Rock Band Fossils Fan Club Fossils Force Annual Blood Donation Camp 2010 - Live Fossils acoustic show

FOSSILS FORCE, the official fan club of the Bangla Rock band FOSSILS, is organizing a Blood Donation camp on 29th August 2010 in association with KPC Medical College & Hospital and Baishakhi Sangha Club. The camp will commence at 9:30 AM.

The camp will be at Baishakhi Sangha Club, 66A, Prince Baktiar Shah Road, Kolkata - 700 033 - located just opposite street of Navina Cinema, Prince Anwar Shah Road. The club is reachable by Metro Rail via Rabindra Sarovar Metro Station, then by cycle rickshaw to Baishakhi Sangha Club. (Fare Rs. 7/-).

All the members of the Kolkata Bangla band FOSSILS will be present at the camp and will also donate blood.

FOSSILS will also perform acoustic specially at the event.

Please call Anirban Ghoshal at 9830251500 or Abhinava Mukherjee 9830859644 for more information.

FHA organizing Dharma Satsang 29 th Aug 2010

Forum for Hindu Awakening is organizing a Dharma satsang on Shravan
Krushna Chaturthi, 29th August  2010, 7.30 to 8.30 pm EST time (US

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.
Discuss latest assaults on Hindu Dharma and awareness drives to
preserve Hinduism

This Dharma Satsang will consist of

Rotorua Rocks!! (New Zealand)

Michigan: August 23, 2010: Rotorua is the most famous city in the north island of New Zealand. Full of natural geysers, mud pools, craters and volcanic valleys, this city is the hot bed for geo thermal activities.

Vatican lauded for voicing against Roma crackdown in France

Hindus have applauded Vatican and other Catholic leaders for
reportedly speaking against the Roma (Gypsy) crackdown in France.

“It is a step in the right direction”, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said
in a statement in Nevada (USA) today and added that other religious
elite of Europe should also come out openly against the reported
maltreatment of Roma communities in France, which smelled of
xenophobia, racism, and intolerance.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, had stressed
in the past that condition of Roma in Europe had most of the signs of

California Hinduism Summit to discuss Hindu identity, human rights and issues facing Hindus in America !

Hundreds have already registered to attend the Hinduism Summit, to be
held at the Sunnyvale temple in California on August 28, 2010 (Shravan
Krushna Chaturthi, 5112 as per the Hindu lunar calendar), either in
person or via the live webcast. This interest is not surprising
considering that the topics up for discussion at the Summit address
many aspects of living as a Hindu in America. Some of the topics are
Maintaining a Hindu identity, Issues facing Hindus, Hindu human rights
and Understanding, living and preserving Hinduism in daily life.
Prominent leaders like Shri Rajan Zed, Dr.

Arabic Calligraphy Painting Exhibition at Impressions Gallery

On the occasion of Holy Ramadan, for the first time in its history, Gallery Impressions is showcasing a 30 days Arabic Calligraphy Painting exhibition by renowned Artist Najib Tareque starting from August 19, 2010.