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কল্লোল ঘোষালের দ্বিতীয় অ্যালবাম "অন্য গান" | Kallol Ghoshal's 2nd Bengali Songs Album "Onnyo Gaan" Released

অন্য গান

Debojyoti Misra releases Kallol Ghoshal's New Bengali Songs Album

আমাদের চেনা গানের জগতে এবার এসে গেল " অন্য গান "। অন্য রকম করে ভাবনা চিন্তা যারা করেন, অন্য রকম আধুনিকতার হাত ধরে গানের যে সাময়িক সৃজন , তাঁদের সঙ্গীত ক্ষেত্রে এবার যুক্ত হলো , কল্লোল ঘোষালের দ্বিতীয় অ্যালবাম, "অন্য গান " ।



Bappi Lahiri launches Top 25 Video Songs Jukebox

Bappi Lahiri

Veteran Music director Bappi Lahiri launches “TOP 25 SONGS OF BAPPI LAHIRI VIDEO JUKEBOX” on FILMI GAANE – Shemaroo’s one of the most popular channels on Youtube. Bappi Lahiri, also popularly known as “The Disco King”, himself made live this compilation on Filmi Gaane. Excited and thrilled, Bappi Da sat watching the entire video with a smile on his face. He reconnected to his olden days and shared few of his experiences with Shemaroo team as well.

Watch the top 25 video songs of Bappi Lahiri online via WBRi.



eNatya Chaupal presents "Innocence beheaded: Challenges for a play based on real life brutality"

Innocence beheaded: Challenges for a play based on real life brutality

eNatya Chaupal will feature actor-director Shubhrajyoti Barat who along with a few of his actors will share insights into their play SONG OF THE SWAN, in terms of researching it, staging it and producing it. The play has been inspired by real-life events surrounding the Norwegian actor Hans Christian Ostro, whose life was brutally cut short twenty years ago, when he was beheaded by Kashmiri militants. He had come to India to learn Kathakali and write a play based on the Mahabharata, but a holiday in Kashmir put a cruel stop to all that.



"X: PAST IS PRESENT Initially Felt Not Possible": Acclaimed Bengali Actress BIDITA BAG

Bidita Bag

The stunning Bengali actress Bidita Bag​ known for her powerhouse performance in difficult character roles is venturing into commercial cinema, partly due to curiosity. "It’s not 11 directors making 11 different stories but making one single film. I thought it was impossible. That’s why out of curiosity I got involved with the project." says Bidita about her upcoming thriller "X: Past is Present".


DEV - Subhashree Ganguly in New Bangla Movie DHUMKETU: First Look, Story and Preview of Kaushik Ganguly's Next Film

Dev - Subhashree Ganguly in Dhumketu
Dev - Subhashree Ganguly in Dhumketu

Dev and Subhashree Ganguly are directed by Kaushik Ganguly in a film featuring a celebrity on-screen wedding. Read all about the upcoming Indian Tollywood Bengali movie on WBRi.




Interview: Vidya Balan Opens KIFF, Starts Shooting for New Hindi Movie "TE3N" in "Lucky City" Kolkata

Vidya Balan in Kolkata (C) WBRi Inc.

Vidya Balan chats with WBRi about her upcoming movie "Te3n" also starring Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddique and more.



Photo Feature: Russian Film Days - Russian Film Festival Inauguration in Mumbai

Russian Film Days: Mumbai Russian Film Festival Inauguration Group Photo (WBRi)

Fostering traditions of cultural relationships, the National Endowment of Right-holders Support along with the Filmmakers Union of Russian Federation is organizing the Russian Film Days in the capital of Bollywood. The film festival opened with a gala event at the iconic Liberty Cinema at 41-42 Liberty Building, Sir Vithaldas Thackersay Marg, Marine Lines with 500 guests and celebrities in attendance, to be followed by a get-together. WBRi presents an exclusive photo-feature from Mumbai, India.

Russian Actress Arina Borisova (WBRi)




Arijit Singh enthralls fans at Gold Acres P C Chandra Gardens Kolkata

Arijit Singh [WBRi]

Kolkata, Nov 17 (Washington Bangla Radio): Indian singing sensation Arijit Singh mesmerized Kolkata with his enchanting presence in a live  concert and received a massive response from his fans in this part of the country.



"Queen of The Bay" Malika Releases New Music Video to Her Song "Do Betta"

Malika - Do Betta

Malika also known as “Queen of The Bay” has dropped her new music video to her song entitled "Do Betta".


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Ravi Bal set to release "Bass In Ya Boothi" (RBP Desi Jia Bhangra Mix) featuring Victor Kamboz from The United States of Bhangra

Ravi Bal

"BASS IN YOUR BOOTHI" is the 1st release of 18 Tracks taken from the forthcoming Ravi Bal Album titled "The United States of Bhangra"; vocals by Victor Kamboz of Ludhiana, Punjab and lyrics penned by Ranbir Singh who recently wrote the smash hit "Veer Vaar" for Diljit Dosanjh.




আবছায়া (Aabchaya) Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee | WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

"Aabchaya" is a Bengali poem (Bangla Kobita) by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font published in WBRi Bengali Online Magazine section. You can send your creative writing to submissions@washingtonbanglaradio.com for consideration towards publication.


আবছায়া

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

এই কে রে তুই অন্ধকারে ঘাপটি মেরে থাকিস
দেহ নয়তো  কুমড়ো পটাস
ঠিক একদিন ফাটবি ফটাস
পা চালিয়ে  যতই চলি
ছায়ার মতো সাটিস .....




আমার ভূতটা (Amar Bhoot-ta) Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee | WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

"Amar Bhoot-ta" is a Bengali poem (Bangla Kobita) by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font published in WBRi Bengali Online Magazine section. You can send your creative writing to submissions@washingtonbanglaradio.com for consideration towards publication.


আমার ভূতটা
সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

সাত সকালে রাস্তায় মারলো গাড়ি ধাক্কা ,
ওরে বাবা গেলুম গেলুম  পেলুম বুঝি অক্কা ...




KIFF: Kolkata International Film Festival Goes Competitive with Highest Prize Money Yet for Royal Bengal Trophy

Moon Moon Sen, Ranjit Mallik, Haranath Chakraborty, Arindam Sil launch KIFF [WBRi]
Moon Moon Sen, Ranjit Mallik, Haranath Chakraborty, Arindam Sil launch KIFF

There will be  a competitive section for ‘International Films by Women Directors’.  It has also been  announced that the prize money allotted for the winner is a whopping Rupees 51 Lakhs that will go along with a "Royal Bengal Trophy".



Watch: Nisha Rawal Releases New Cover Video Song "Choti si Asha" for Children's Day

Nisha Rawal - Choti si Asha [WBRi]

Nisha Rawal's cover of Oscar-winning A.R. Rahman’s “Choti si asha” featuring Terence Lewis was released on the eve of Children’s Day to raise funds for Vatsalya Foundation working for under-privileged children. Watch the new HD Music Video online via WBRi.