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Bengali Movie Review - EKTI TARAR KHONJE (Beyond The Stars, 2010) by Anirban Halder

Aniruddha Roy Choudhury had struck the right chord with the audience in his first film as a director-producer- Anuranan, and continued the trail with his next- Antaheen. The latter was less crowd-pleasing than the former in its storyline but the treatment pulled it off. After the success of these two, expectations were bound to form with the audience. There is a distinct Aniruddha Roy Choudhury school of filmmaking, with certain recognisable elements, that has emerged out of these two films. Hence though Aniruddha has kept himself only to the producer’s seat with Ekti Tarar Khoje, leaving the director’s baton to Avik Mukhopadhyay, one of India’s most talented bunch of cinematographers, who has filmed most of Rituparno’s work, the audience who loved these two films expected to see how Aniruddha’s school takes itself forward.

Jim Sheridan's My Left Foot (1989) - Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award winning film - A Shemaroo Release

My Left Foot

Daniel Day-Lewis won an Oscar for his emotionally and physically complex portrayal of Irish writer Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy and misdiagnosed as mentally disabled for the first 10 years of his life. The story unfolds in a series of flashbacks with Hugh O'Conor starring as the young Christy, who eventually learned to write using the only body part he could control: his left foot.

Twin Sisters – Dutch Film | Shemaroo Release

Twin Sisters - Ben Sombogaart

Dutch family-oriented filmmaker Ben Sombogaart directs De Tweeling (Twin Sisters), based on the best-selling novel by Tessa de Loo. Using black-and-white and color film stocks to establish the interwoven time periods, the story concerns twin sisters who grow up during WWII. In 1926, orphans Lotte and Anna are separated and forbidden to contact each other. Lotte is taken in by a wealthy Dutch couple to recover from tuberculosis and Anna is sent to work on a farm in Germany under the aegis of her uncle. Each woman becomes romantically involved with a different suitor; when the war breaks out, both sisters lose their men. The socioeconomic differences between their experiences drive them to opposite sides of the battlefront once war breaks out. Years later, they reencounter each other again and face the difficult prospect of a long-delayed reconciliation.

Biggest Fundraiser "Bollywood INCEPTION Hollywood" Fashion Show + Dance Event

Fundraiser for Sankara Eye Foundation

Proloy Ghosal - Singer, Song-writer, composer, journalist and international performer.


Proloy Ghosal is a professional singer, composer and music teacher. He is also a columnist for a leading news-paper.

Recently, Prime Music release Pralay's album Bhalo Thakar Gaan featuring Bengali songs written, composed and performed by him.

Listen to Prayal Ghoshal's Bengali songs free online.

ILA ROY - author of "Bhalo Theko" (book of poems) recites her poems | Listen to Bangla Kobita Abritti (Bengali Poem Recitation)

ILA ROY Bengali Poems Recitation Bangla Kobita AbrittiPoet-songwriter-singer-elocutionist ILA ROY is perhaps not known to you, but after a few minutes you may get a idea of who she his through her words.

Ila Roy was born to Promila and Subodh Chandra Roy  and lives in Duttapukur, a little village in West Bengal, India. . She considers herself a simple lady, a patriotic Indian, and proud of her country's heritage of great personalities of the stature of Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda.

Ila says, "Mother is the most favorite word in my world." Unfortunately, Ila lost her mother in 2007, and remembers telling her mother "Bhalo Theko" (take care) just after she embarked on her final journey.  Ila's first book of poems, titled "Bhalo Theko", dedicated to her mother, was published in 2008.

After her first book, Ila has been busy writing poems which are regularly published in many Bengali Little Magazines, including Prometheus-er Pothe, Samajdarpon, Annoman, Nirbed, Choitali, etc.

Ila has a graduate degree from Calcutta University and a Masters degree from Rabindra Bharati  University. She has hosted Radio shows on All India Radio (Akashvani) from 2003 to 2007.

Ila says, "I love nature and want to help the poor and the solitary people because I think I am born for others."

Listen to recitation by Ila Roy of her own poems . Washington Bangla Radio is also broadcasting these recordings on our live Radio channel online.

নিমন্ত্রন - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Nimantran (Invitation) - A Bengali Children's Poem by Santwana Chatterjee

Nimantran - a bengali poem by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font.


সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

পরশু আমার বাড়ি এস মেয়ের আমার বিয়ে ।

আসবে কিন্তু খালি হাতে উপহার না নিয়ে ।

ছন্দপতন - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Chandopatan - A Bengali Children's poem by Santwana Chatterjee

CHANDAPATAN - a bengali poem by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font.


সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

পদ্য লেখা শেখাব আজ বানিয়ে লেখ ছড়া ।

ছেলেরা সব দেখাও খাতা ছন্দে ছন্দে ভরা ।

Sonata Software to announce results for Q1 FY10-11 on July 20, 2010; Analyst Call on July 23, 2010

Mumbai, July 8, 2010 - Sonata Software Limited, a leading IT consultancy and software services company, will announce results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 in Mumbai.

Barnali 2010 | Tagore Society Of Houston

Barnali 2010 Tagore Soceity of Houston

Washington DC, July 9, 2010: The Tagore Society of Houston is arranging the 2010 summer music festival BARNALI with the theme of Melody and Versatility.

The Forbidden City (Beijing-China)

Michigan: July 09, 2010

Beijing isn’t a city where sightseeing can be a major attraction, more so because of its immediate neighbour ‘the great wall’ that attracts thousands of visitors every year. Even then we found the city to be a fascinating metropolis, rich with history, heritage and culture, now shining brightly on the world map as the 2008 Olympic venue.

थ्री इडीयट्स | 3-Idiots iPhone App reaches top 25 apps for the Apple iPhone - Online Download

The 3 IDIOTS iPhone App has reached the Top 25 iPhone apps list for downloads.

Directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Aamir Khan, the Bollywood film 3 Idiots (Hindi, 2009) won 8 IIFA film awards and became one of the greatest Indian super-hit blockbusters in all time. The film is adapted from the novel Five Point Someone  by Chetan Bhagat. The star cast includes Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Omi Vaidya, Parikshit Sahni and Boman Irani.

Bethenny Frankel should go beyond ‘yoga for hotter sex’ & explore yoga’s spiritual side

Hindus are suggesting television personality Bethenny Frankel (Wish Me Luck) to go beyond her recent focus of using yoga for hotter sex and explore the vast spiritual benefits it offers.

Ishqiya – the 1st blockbuster of the year to be screened at IFFL in London

Hiren Gada, Director, Shemaroo Entertainment, shares his thoughts on the occasion “It feels pride to know that Ishqiya is going to be screened at IFFL. It seems that Ishqiya has made place in every heart world wide and hope people’s love with Ishqiya continues even in days to come.”

TCDINFOLINE - A Kolkata 2D and 3D Animation Studio Breathing Life into Characters

Kolkata, July 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) TCDINFOLINE is a new generation animation  company based in Eastern India that is providing  specialized services in the fields of 2D  and 3D animation at extremely competitive prices. They are committed to building long lasting strategic partnerships with their clients to ensure satisfaction, timely deliveries and measurable business results.