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The Northern Virginia Bengali Association (NVBA) is hosting Mr Anuj Dhar in Virginia and Maryland

The Northern Virginia Bengali Association (NVBA) will host Anuj Dhar on October 18, 230PM at McLean High School - 1633 Davidson Rd, McLean, VA, 22101, USA. Mr. Dhar will also be addressing the Indian diaspora on November 1, 4PM at Washington Kali Mandir - Shiva Durga Shakti Mandir - 16126 New Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866.

Banchbo ties up with UNICEf for Children Carnival

Kolkata, October 14, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Kolkata based NGO Banchbo which works for the welfare of underprivileged children is going to arrange for a Children Carnival along with UNICEF.

Nita Nath Das's poems on auspicious Durga Puja and Autumn season


Cast and crew of movie Aro Ekbar celebrates thier success with a party

Kolkata, October 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio): The cast and crew of Bengali movie Aro Ekbar recently came together to celebrate the success it has garnered after it hit the theatres.

The occasion was graced by Indrani Halder who looked pretty enough to make up for the absence of her co-stars Rituparna Sengupta and Rupa Ganguly. Smriti Lala , the Producer, Music director and Creative director of the film was spotted welcoming the guests while director Jon Halder was basking in glory of string gold in his debut.

Navrang academy celebrated thier 12th Annual show with Music and fashion

Kolkata, October 07, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio) : Navrang dance academy recently celebrated their 12 th Annual Programme with a  mesmerising programme at  Kalamandir in Kolkata.

Kathmundu to provide audience a musical trip to Nepal this Puja

Kolkata, October 4, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Raj Chakrabarty’s  Kathmundu will tickle funny bones as Abir Chatterjee, Rudranil and Soham  gets into their most hilarious Avatar.

FFACE auditon for 2016 held among celebs

Kolkata, October 08, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Recently Kolkata based celebs like director Raj Chakrabarty,  director Sanjay Nag, designer Agnimitra Paul, renowned choreographer Sudarshan Chakrabarty and former Miss India World Richa Sharma came together to judge and  Shortlist the top thirty contestants who will be contesting for the top positions to be featured on the FFACE calendar of 2016 edition.

Pernia Qureshi wins Femina Power List North 2015 award

Pernia Qureshi

Actress and fashion diva Pernia Qureshi, who made heads turn at the recently held Amazon Fashion Week in Delhi, won Femina Power List North 2015 award.

Puja Menu launched at Floatel

Kolkata, October 12, 2011 (Washington Banlgla Radio): Recently Floatel, the only restaurant in Kolkata over the Ganges launched a Puja package titled ‘Puja  on the Ganges.’ The package will include a cruise on the Ganges covering Belur math, Ganga Arati, accompanied by Baul Music.

The Bengali Extravaganza.

   Mahalaya is round the corner, the festive feeling has set in already and the Bengali heart is beating fast. The countdown has begun. The splendid attires are chosen, accessories that goes best with them are all set aside as  the beautiful ladies and gentlemen are ready to walk the ramps and usher Goddess Durga to her Pedestal which the community rightly considers to be highest among  the Gods and celebrates Her homecoming as  their biggest extravaganza. So, it's time for us  to Eat, Pray and Love all together!!

Live Mahalaya Broadcast - Birendra Krishna Bhadra on WBRi Washington Bangla Radio USA at 4 AM Worldwide Free MAHISHASUR MARDINI

By Supratim Sanyal

As in past years, Washington Bangla Radio USA (WBRi) - the pioneering internet Bengali online Radio station - will air Birendra Krishna Bhadra 's legendary Mahishasurmardini program on the day of Mahalaya repeated at 4 AM across various time zones across the globe. The 4 AM Indian time program is a direct world-wide relay from Akashvani Kolkata. Brought to you courtesy of Saregama USA.


First Look: Soumik Haldar's "Barood" (Bengali, 2015) - Zee Bangla Cinema Originals Film

Barood (Bengali, 2015) Film Still

Barood is a story of today's youngsters being compelled and exploited by the corruption of the society. Jui, a soft and innocent girl  falls in love with a loafer Shaon. This turned Shaon’s life upside down. He realized that his life of political murders and unrest is not what he wants. He wants to lead a peaceful life with Jui, but knows it very well that given the circumstances it’s very difficult.

Banchbo Steps into fourteenth year of Baanchbo Sahrad Samman

Srijit Mukherjee releases Kobita Path by Bratya Basu

Kolkata, October 06, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio) : National award winning filmmaker Srijit Mukherjee recently released ‘Kobita Path’ an audio cd featuring recitation by Bratya Basu , who besides a notable figure from Bengal’s cultural scene is also the  hon’ble MLA from Dumdum Constituency and the Tourism minister of State. 

'Aro Prem e', a Tagore album by Abhradeep Dutta launched

Kolkata, October 07, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): ‘Aro Prem e’, a Rabindra Sangeet album by Abhradeep Dutta was recently launched in the presence of singer Miss Jojo and Lajbonti Roy.