Interviews, Features, Events, Bengali & Indian Performing Arts & Artist Reviews

USA is the Theme once again at the 35th Kolkata Book Fair 2011

Feb 6, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) At the conclusion and award ceremony of the 34th Kolkata (Calcutta) 2010, the Consul General of the United States Consulate, Calcutta - Beth Payne - announced that the USA will be the Theme of the 35th Calcutta International Book Fair 2011.

Hindus worldwide urged to extend helping hand to poor on Mahashivratri

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, sending Mahashivrati greetings to one billion Hindus of the world, has asked them each to take a vow of adopting at least one charitable project on this auspicious occasion for less fortunate members of the community.

Washington DC Live Webcam - Winter Storm Blizzard of February 2010

Our live webcam video broadcasting live from our corporate headquarters and studios in Germantown, Maryland in suburbian Washington DC. Coverage of the winter storm / blizzard of February 2010 expected to break a few records. The live video stream will be on as long as we have power at the station - we do not have generators, unfortunately.

Watch the live video broadcasting direct from the stidios of Washington Bangla Radio accompanied to live audio telecast on our Channel-1 station:

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Sumana Chakraborty | A versatile Bengali Film, Modern & Folk Singer

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Bengali Modern Film Folk Songs | Bangla Adhunik Gan | Sumana ChakrabartySumana Chakrabarty is a popular Bengali Film, Modern (Adhunik) and Folk Songs singer from Kolkata & Mumbai (Bombay), India. Sumana took singing lessons from her Gurus Pundit Ajoy Chakrabarty, Smt. Sreela Banerjee (daughter of Pandit Tarapada Chakrabarty) and Sree.Anal Chatterjee. A graduate from Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta, Sumana has received scholarships and won many awards, including West Bengal State Music Academy Scholarship 1996, Lady Braboune best singer award 2000, Inter-College award AGONE’2000, and All India Radio eastern zonal award for devotional songs.

Listen online to bengali film songs by Sumana. Watch music videos.

Bilaat Bangla Utsav 2010 | Fusion Bangla Band EBONG AMRA feat. Raghab Chatterjee and Krishna Das Baul Live In UK

PosterCome and watch Raghab Chatterjee Live. Performing for the first time in the UK, Raghab Chatterjee and Krishna Das Baul. A Fusion Bangla Band  - The Music Makers of EBONG AMRA.

Panchamukhee is delighted to bring you the Bengal Shriram First Bilaat Bangla Utsav 2010 to London.  They are all set to enthral you with the finest selection of song, dance, Histrionics, Recitation, Adda and much more at the inaugural Bilaat Bangla Utsav. Pachamukhee would love for you all to be part of this celebration of Bengali Culture and Way Of Life.

Book Your Tickets Now, Tickets Going Out Fast.

Interview - Subrat Dutt : Bollywood, Hindi and Bengali Movie Actor

SUBRAT DUTTBengali film actor Subrata Dutta, who has also started to appear in Bollywood flicks as Subrat Dutt, has movies like Bibar (2006), Uttara (2000), Swapner Feriwala (2002), Doshta Dosh (2008), Chaturanga (2008), Tomar Jonyo (2008) in Bengali, and Lajja (2001), Mangal Pandey - The Rising (2005) in Hindi, to his credit.

In an exclusive interview with Mohua Das in The Telegraph, Indian actor Subrat Dutt talks about his award-winning performance in Madholal Keep Walking (2009). "The director Jai Tank had seen my showreel and felt I had a versatile face. It took a month to complete the look test since I was sporting a shaved head after (Suman Mukhopadhyay’s) Chaturanga." says Subrata.

Pa Ma Ga Re Sa (2009) Bangla Movie Review - report from the film's Premiere

Pa Ma Ga Re Sa Bangla Movie Poster

Subhomoy Mukherjee, Washington Bangla Radio Kolkata correspondent, attended the premiere of the latest Bangla movie Pa Ma Ga Re Sa and liked what he saw. He writes:

Pa Ma Ga Re Sa – Dekha hobe ki? I should say “Dekhte hobei” I mean it's a must see movie. Pa Ma Ga Re Sa is an addition to the league of contemporary off-beat urban audience oriented smart Bengali Movies for which Bengalis are coming towards Tollywood again, specially Generation Y because the movie has the entire flavour of Generation Y. Not only that, the movie is fresh in every sense as it is the 1st of production of Bunch of Buddies Production with new Director and Music Director as well as Actors like Rohit Ray and Reshmi Ghosh, basically from Mumbai TV industry, and Gauri Karnik ...

Read the complete Kolkata Bengali new movie review and watch the exclusive title song promo.


By Sounak Chattopadhyay

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: NETAJI BHAVAN, Kolkata, India