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

Sourav Ganguly launches book on APJ Abdul Kalam

Kolkata, September 22, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio):  Former Indian Cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly recently launched a book commemorating the life of Late APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India. The book, edited by Satyam Roy Choudhury (famous as the owner of Techno India Group), has been titled as ‘Pupils President of India’.  

Meeruthiya Gangsters team promotes the film in Kolkata

Kolkata, September 19, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): The recently released dark humour laced movie Meeruthiya Gangsters cast and crew promoted their film in Kolkata.

Bodhi Briksh, a new school in Kolkata launched

Kolkata, September 23,2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): ‘Bodhi Vriksh’ a new school in town was recently inaugurated by Tapan Dasgupta.

Kolkata celebs annnounce the second season of Designer Next India in the city

Kolkata, September 18, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Kolkata Celebs like actor Arijit Dutta, designer Lopamudra Mandal Saha, Producer and actor Satrajit Sen, designer Indroneel Mukherjee, actress Sayani Dutta and designer Sarbani Dutta recently came together to announce Designer Next India’s second season at Kolkata. Along with them was Randhir Kumar Singh from SS Media, the organisation behind this project. He was accompanied by Sandy Larma, Paljor Gyabak and Choten Dorji.

Healthy Culinary Food Festival Held in Kolkata

Kolkata, September 18, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Festive season always calls for great food without which no celebration is complete. Event those with strictest diet habits have numerous cheat days during this time of the year. But one needs to be healthy to make most of this happy period. Keeping in mind the needed balance between a hearty feast and a sound health, a Healthy culinary Festival was organised by Casa Kitchen, one of the popular vegetarian eateries of Kolkata.

Ranbir and Deepika starrer ‘Tamasha’ will launch its trailer on 22nd September

Mumbai, September 11, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): With Director, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starrer Tamasha is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Directed by Imtiaz Ali and A R Rehman as Music director on board, the film is expected to be high on every aspect.  

Bengal Fashion Week kickstarts with a pre-party hosted by Arijit Dutta

Kolkata, September 12, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Kingfisher Ultra Bengal Fashion Week kicked off its second season in style with a Pre-Party which was held at Vault Lounge Bar.

Tolly stars Parambrata and Mimi Chakrabarty kickstarts American-Mexican Food fest

Kolkata, September 13, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Tollywood stars Parambrata Chatterjee and Mimi Chakrabarty came together to kickstart the Mexifornia Festival at Café Mezzuana at its anniversary.

Bengal Fashion week steps in its second year

Kolkata, September 08, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): A host of celebs came together at Novotel Hotel recently to announce the commencing of Bengal Fashion week which will be held in the city for three days, 11th -13th September. Present at the event was actors Sonalli Seygal and Arijit Dutta along with designers Abhishekh Dutta and Agnimitra Paul.

Raj Chakrabarty captures his native village while Bonny borrows Raj's childhood nickname in PACT

Kolkata, September 08, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Parbo Na Ami Charte Toke, the upcoming Bengali Movie by Raj Chakrabarty will have Raj’s own village as its background while Bonny Sengupta, the protagonist of the film borrows Raj’s Nickname for his on screen character.

WBRi movie review: Welcome Back

Welcome Back is less appealing than its predecessor Welcome

Casting: Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Shruti Hasan, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadiya, Supriya Karnik, Shiney Ahuja

Indrani Hlader makes a comeback with Goyenda Ginni

Kolkata, September, 07, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): After 7 long years Indrani halder ,who is fondly called Mamoni di returns with Zee Bangla’s latest venture “Goyenda ginni”. Recently the announcement press conference of the show was held at Mukti Banquet in Kolkata in the presence of Indrani Halder along with her costar Saheb Chatterjee and Indrajit Bose. Also present at the event was director Anupam Hari.

Music Fraternities comes together to launch 'Cafe kazi',an album on Nazrul islam Songs

Kolkata , September 06, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Top Music Fraternities from Kolkata like Kabir Suman , Joy Sarkar,  Lopamudra Mitra ,Sakuntala Barua and Jojo came together to launch ‘Café kazi’  the debut Album of Sahaoli P Mukherjee.  Also present at the event was the entire band member of Cactus.

Milind Soman launches luxury undergarment brand in Kolkata

Kolkata, August, 05, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): India’s super model and actor Milind Soman who is known for his roles in films like ‘Rules: Pyar ke side effects’, ‘Ashoka’, ‘Agnivarsha’ ’16 December’ as well as international films like ‘Arn-The Knight Templer’, recently visited Kolkata to unveil the logo of ‘Force Next’, an undergarment brand.

Ola cabs launches new taxing booking feature in its app

Kolkata, August, 05, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Ola cab recently launched taxi booking feature with which commuters can book a taxi which will pick them up from their doorstep.
Nitesh Prakash, the director (Operations) of Ola Cabs announced the initiative of roping in around 1000 taxis under the application.