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Acclaimed Danseuse Anurekha Ghosh promoting Indian Classical Kathak Dance and Choreography Across The World

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Anurekha Ghosh is an accomplished Indian Classical Kathak Dancer, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Anurekha Ghosh & Company, UK.

Born to a new generation of dancers and choreographers, BBC award winning Anurekha Ghosh is an inevitable name in the world of Indian (Kathak) dance. She has shown her excellence in Choreography.  Anurekha is based in United Kingdom.  Her technique and style is a combination of “tradition and modernity”. 

In October 2009 Anurekha was invited by Her Majesty The Queen at the Buckingham Palace, London and The British Prime Minister – Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street, to celebrate the extraordinary talent and contribution of British Asian Artists in the world.

The danseuse and her troop will present Kolkata with their Premiere Performance on 17th March 2010 at 6:30 PM at Purbashree Auditorium, Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201, Salt Lake City (Near AMRI Hospital / No 13 Water Tank), Kolkata – 700106.

Watch Anurekha in performance via a free video from You Tube.

Forbes lists Savitri Jindal as richest woman of India at $12.2 billion

Savitri Jindal is the richest woman of India, according to Forbes special report titled “The World's Billionaires” published on March 10.

With her net worth of $12.2 billion, Jindal, 60, ranks 44 from the top on the list.

Widow with nine children, Forbes lists her source of income as steel. Nonexecutive chair of O.P. Jindal Group, she took over as head after her husband’s death. She is also a Congress MLA from Hisar constituency in Haryana. She lives in Delhi and Hisar.

Acclaimed Indian Film-Maker Shyam Benegal spotlight in Belfast Film Festival

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Cannes nominated India’s film director-screenwriter-producer Shyam Benegal will be in the “spotlight” at prestigious Belfast Film Festival, being held from April 15-30.

Besides screening of Benegal’s films “Zubeidaa” and “The Making of the Mahatma”, he will deliver a public lecture on April 22 and participate in the discussion on his films after screening.

Congratulating Benegal, Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged India Government and large private conglomerates of India to promote independent cinema. India was full of creative and excellent filmmakers and they only needed an integrated effort in funding, encouragement, marketing/promotion, exposure in global avenues, and organization of world-level film festivals in India, Rajan Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, added.

James Cameron in India to discuss “Future of Cinema”

Filmmaker James Cameron (Avatar) will be in India on March 13 for the first time.

He will be discussing “The Future of Cinema” with Bollyood’s megastar Aamir Khan (Lagaan) in a conclave in a five star hotel in capital New Delhi, watched by few hundred over a dinner. Lasting about 90 minutes and ending around 09-30 pm, it will include questions from the attendees also. Aroon Purie, Editor-in-Chief of India’s leading newsmagazine “India Today”, will chair the session.

Describing Oscar winner Cameron’s movies, Conclave says: “…movies speak the language of immense courage and deep spirituality. His female heroes are fearless and all powerful, his men learn the power of conviction.” It talks about Cameron’s “dropping out of college to drive a truck for the local school district…selling the script of The Terminator to Hemdale Films for one dollar on the condition that he could direct it”.

Bangla Movie Simultaneous Release in North America (USA, Canada) with DWANDO (Conflict) and EKTI TARAR KHONJE (Beyond The Stars)

Mar 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bengali film lovers in USA and Canada no more have to wait six months to see that new Bengali movie! Nor will they have to suffer bad quality pirated DVDs from their local Indian grocery store.

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Karma: The New Revolution movie release to explain Michael Jackson's death and Tiger Wood's apolology

Acharya Zen Karma The Revolution Movie Poster Mar 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Acharya Zen is the only self-help expert and Motivational Speaker who combines the true essence of Eastern Spirituality with the rousing tone of Western Motivation.

Upcoming film to explain role of “Karma” in Tiger Woods’ famous apology: A new film, titled "Karma: The New Revolution", will explain the role of Karma in the recent golfer Tiger Woods’ apology, according to reports.
Reportedly releasing on March 15, it will also explain the role Karma played in the death of entertainment icon Michael Jackson. It will highlight how Karma Yoga has helped everyday individuals overcome credit crunch, cancer and crime, it is said.

Read all about the upcoming film and watch a video of Acharya Zen free online.

Bengali Magazine KOLKAJ of Hyderabad requests submissions for Barsha Shonkhya (Monsoon 2010 Edition)

Bengali Magazine KOLKAJ Puja 2009 Issue CoverMar 7, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The KOLAJ Bengali Magazine editorial team is gearing up again for the next edition after their successful paperback Bangla magazine launch over last year's Durga Puja.

KAJIRANGA - Bondhu Tomay On Rupashi Bangla TV Channel - June Maliah, Kushal Chakraborty, Bhaskar Banerjee

Bondhu Tomaye Rupashi Bangla TV Channel Watch OnlineMarch 6, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) KAJIRANGA is a hilarious story of a woman trying to find her life partner, unfolding over March 8 - March 12 on the Bondhu Tomay TV show at 7 pm & 9 pm on Rupashi Bangla TV Channel broadcast from Kolkata, India.

KAJIRANGA is directed by Kushal Chakraborty, starring Kushal Chakraborty, June Maliah and Bhaskar Banerjee.

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Bhaskar Banerjee and June Malia have previously appeared in Debraj Sinha's film RAKTOMUKHI NEELA (Buy DVD) with Sabyasachi Chakravarthy, Dolon Roy, Dipankar Dey and others. June Maliah also played a lead role in NRI director Suman Ghosh's critically acclaimed film Padakkhep - Footsteps (Buy DVD) costarring Soumitra Chatterjee, Nandita Das, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Sabitri Chatterjee and more.