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Golden Arrow Club - Exclusive Pictures & Rajesh Mukhopadhyay Interview | Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama Online

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CALCUTTA, Oct 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Golden Arrow may not be high on the list among pandal hoppers, they are not known as big budget puja but they have reputation as a truly cultured puja of South Kolkata.

Subhomoy Mukherjee, Kolkata reporter for WBRi, talks exclusively to Mr Mukhopadhyay of the Golden Arrow Puja Commitee in an audio interview.

This year they have conceptualized their pandal with a use and throw material i.e. cones of cotton yearn. The entire pandal has been made with aluminum sheets and cones of yarns.


Chetla Agrani Sangha - Exclusive Pictures & Interview with Arijit Ray | Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama Online

Kolkata Calcutta Durga Puja Online Picture - Chetla Agrnai Club Durga Puja

CALCUTTA, Oct 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Chetla Agrani Sangha is a old puja of South Kolkata and they are renowned for their unique theme Durga puja. This year their theme is motherhood with growing of a child, more specifically, different phases of life of a human being.

Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi Kolkata reporter, talks to Arijit Ray of the Durga Puja organizing committee exclusively on Washington Bangla Radio.

Chakraberia Sarbojonin Durga Puja - Exclusive Pictures | Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama Online

CALCUTTA, October 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Chakraberia Sarbojonin Durgatshab is organized by the socio-cultural organisation which started when some like minded people got together in 1946 and decided to celebrate Durga Puja in the locality.

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Kolkata Calcutta Durga Puja Online Picture - Badamtala Ashar Sangha 4

They uphold a 62 year old heritage of Durga Puja of Bengal and celebrated their Diamond Jubilee year in 2005 and the journey continues.

They are situated in the very heart of kolkata and probably the Hub of Bengalis in Kolkata i.e. Bhowanipur.

Durga Puja over the years have become an integral part of life for the residents of the locality.

Interestingly, their lady members are more involved than the male members.

Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi Kolkata reporter, took a few pictures of this IIDR Sarood Sammelan participant Durga Puja.

Badamtala Ashar Sangha - Exclusive Pictures & Organizer Interview | Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama Online

Kolkata Calcutta Durga Puja Online Picture - Badamtala Ashar Sangha 1

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CALCUTTA, October 13 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Ashar Sangha is reputed for organizing traditional puja with innovative things over the years with reputation to all.

Check out the WBRi exclusive pictures from the Durga Puja pandal.

Subhomoy Mukherjee, Calcutta reporter for Washington Bangla Radio, caught up with one of the chief organizers of the  Badamtala Ashar Sangha Durga Puja - click on the play button in the full post  above to listen to the exclusive audio interview online.

India home to world’s 42% underweight children

CALCUTTA, Oct 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio)  “India is home to 42 percent of the world’s underweight children and 31 percent of its stunted children”, according to “2010 Global Hunger Index” report.

The 2010 Global Hunger Index was calculated for 122 developing countries and countries in transition by International Food Policy Research Institute, Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide. Report says that there are more than one billion hungry people in the world and argues that improving child nutrition would reduce global hunger.

Adi Babubagan - Interview with Prasanta Chatterjee | Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama Online

Listen to Prasanta Chatterjee of Adi Babubagan Durga Puja Committee

By Subhomoy Mukherjee

CALCUTTA, Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Adi Babubagan has been started around 52 years ago at Dhakuria Babubagan  area of Kolkata. Then people dared to go places like Babubagan because of less of population, houses and all. That time Adi Babubagan Sarbojanin has been started with Bangla Art Idol in a very small pandal. Adi Babubagan was then the only Durga Puja of that area.

Right now there are many pujas at that area but Adi Babubagan still maintains her tradition and unique features. The puja committee always obeys the rules and regulations imposed by Government to avoid any accident. Not only that, they always try to do something for economically backward classes. This year they are giving cloths to the poor people. At the same time they are arranging to provide lunch to every poor person who will come there at the time of lunch break during puja.

They also arrange cultural programs with local talents to boost up Bengal’s cultural activities. People from all corners of Babubagan and also Dhakuria area come to enjoy this traditional old puja. This is favourite puja to old residents of the area. We wish Adi Babubagan should be flag bearer of traditional old sarbojanin pujas of Bengal.

Motilal Oswal managed India Realty Excellence Fund invests in Godrej Properties Ltd. subsidiary for Bangalore residential space

CALCUTTA, Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / 1888pressrelease) The subsidiary will undertake development of a large high end Residential project. IREF has invested INR 45 crores and would invest another INR 5 crores in second tranche for equity stake of 49.9% in the SPV. The project is in an extremely prime location at Hebbal junction in Bangalore.

Asia Needs to Produce More Food with Less Water - ADB Conference

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Oct 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Asia’s ageing irrigation systems must be revitalized to produce more crops with less water in the face of the region's surging demand for food (a 70-90% increase to 2030), a rising population, and stressed water resources, say new studies released at a conference here today.


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