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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.

Interview: Sayan Chowdhury of IIDR - Institute of Integrated Development & Research talks about 2010 Best Durga Puja awards

CALCUTTA, Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sayan Chowdhury is a teacher and a photographer. When Indrajit Ghosh Dastidar - the chief organizer of the IIDR Sarood Samman Kolkata Durga Puja awards - approached Sayan, Sayan agreed instantly seeing some excellent scope for photogrpahy.

Sayan gradually became increasingly involved in IIDR's charitable activities as well, and today Sayan is a enthusiastic and dedicated supporter and worker for the IIDR.

Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi reporter in Kolkata, caught up with Sayan Chowdhury and recorded this exclusive audio interview about Sayan, IIDR and Sharod Samman Pujo awards. Listen to it using the player at the top via WBRi on-demand online Bangla radio service.

Golf Green Sarbojanin - Interview with Samrat Ganguly | Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama Online

CALCUTTA, October 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Golf Green is one among the most popular posh area of Kolkata with gathering of celebrities from different fields.Though Golfgreen puja committee observed truly traditional puja for the last 28 years, this time they are observing Theme puja for the 1st time. This year their theme is a Buddhist village of Tibet.

The puja committee is full of young people and they are working hard to present a part of Tibet in true sense to the spectators. They always hope for awards for their innovativeness but they are more happy with the blessings of spectators.

WBRi's Kolkata reporter Subhomoy Mukherjee talks to Samrat Ganguly of Golf Green Sarbojonin Durga Puja committee. Listen to the audio interview on WBRi on-demand audio service.

Behala Pragati Sangha - Interview with Nilmoni Roy | Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama Online

CALCUTTA, Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi reporter in Kolkata, spoke with Nilmoni Roy, one of the chief organizers of Behala Pragati Sangha Durga Puja committee this year.

Around the year 2000 AD, the spectators found a new destination in Kolkata puja map, that is. Behala. That is due to start of new generation theme based pujas planned by eminent artists as well as young talents from art collages and designing institutes.

Tollygunge Sodepur Agragami Club - Interview with Subhankar Maitra | Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama Online

CALCUTTA, October 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sodepur Agragami Puja is popular not only in South Kolkata but to all spectators as the puja is well known for its unique theme and wonderful atmosphere.

Subhomoy Mukherjee, Washington Bangla Radio reporter, talks exclusively to Subhankar Maitra, one of the chief organizers of the famous Tollygunge Agragami Durga Puja in Sodepur.

This year they are arising social awareness by the theme itself as they are making the puja against usage of plastic as plastic is a curse to the human civilization.

Gava Sammilani - Interview with Tapan Ghosh Dastidar of the historic Pujo | Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama Online

CALCUTTA, Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Gava Sammilani is a old Sarbojanin of Bhawanipur area. Gava is a village of Barishal district of Bangladesh. The first puja has been started in Gava village around 1620 or 1625. Tapan Ghosh Dastidar - one of the chief organizers of the Puja - talks exclusively to WBRi reporter Subhomoy Mukherjee in the audio interview available in the complete post.

After then, many families of Gava have started puja at their homes. They were very rich. All the families of Gava are “Ghosh Dastidar” by surname. After independence of India and Pakistan, most of the families have come India, specially Kolkata.

Naktala Udayan Sangha - Interview with Sandip of Pujo Committee | Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama Online

CALCUTTA, Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) For the last few years, Naktala Udayan Sangha is one among the most favourite destinations to the pandal hopers. This year they are trusting on eminent artist Bhabotosh Sutar to build their pandal, idol and atmosphere.

Listen to Mr Sandip of organizing Puja Committee talk exclusively to WBRi reporter Subhomoy Mukherjee.

This year their theme is “Durga in the background of Globalization or packaging of all the products globally or consumerism all over the World where the pandal is reflecting packaging but ther main pandal is reflecting godown of rice and paddies (Dhaner Gola) which we can see at Bengal villages. At the same time they are building different stalls to aware people regarding social issues like energy conservation, water preservation, environmental pollution etc. through banners and slogans.