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WBRi Event News | GANDHAR Drama Group of Kolkata presents KACHER MANUSH in Germantown, Maryland, USA

Washington, DC, July 6, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Gandhar - the Kolkata Bengali Drama (Stage Theater) - will present their production, the Bengali play "Kachher Manush" on July 18th, 2010 at 4 PM at the Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD.

Stage Play (Drama) Review | Road to Hell - A Stage Fusion production - Kalamandir, Kolkata

3rd July, 2010 – the weekend evening was gloomy, the weather was stuffy and I was on road to hell!! Road to Hell!!?? Yes! That evening I was watching Stage Fusion’s ( from Assam) famous murder mystery “Road to Hell” at Kalamandir, Kolkata.

Audio| Aajker Natok : KONKAL - The Skeleton | Listen to Bangla Radio Natok (Bengali Radio Play) online

The first episode of AAJKER NATOK Bengali Radio Drama (Bangla Natok) series by Sukti Antorjatik Shilpi Goshthi is Rabindranath Tagore's KONKAL.

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Aajker Natok

Kankaal (the skeleton)

Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore

1. Debashish Raychaudhuri - as the Lekhak
2. Subhendu Goswami - as Dada
3. Sanjib Howladar - as Doctor Shashi Sekhar
4. Sudipta Chattopadhyay - as Meye-ti
5. Arijit Chakraborty - as the Narrator


this is the story of a very young woman who became a widow in her teens and then came back to her elder brother's place. the elder brother was also single as he decided not to marry. Dr. Shashi Sekhar who was the friend of her brother came to stay with them after passing out and gradually the young woman started developing an infatuation for the doctor. but the relationship finally didnt mature and the doctor decided to marry a rich man's daughter. on hearing this piece of news, the young lady lost her senses and poisoned the doctor and then herself.


Subhendu Goswami

Subhendu Goswami, a current resident of Cleveland , Ohio , is a portfolio manager by profession and a regular performer of Indian Arts in drama and music forms. His stage performances include India and USA . He is an amateur Indian artist who loves to perform in Bangla Natok of new dimensions.

Sudipta Chattopadhyay

Sudipta Chattopadhyay, a current resident of Cleveland, Ohio, is a doctorate in Chemical Engineering by profession and a passionate aficionado of Indian Music.
She took talim of Indian Classical music, Rabindrasangeet and Najrulgeeti from several gurus including Pta. Tripti Mukherjee, Mrs. Swastika Mukhopadhyay, Sumitra Sen, Mrs. Bani Ghosh of Dakshini, Mr. Prabhas Ghosh and Sukumar Mitra since her age of four. She has performed Indian Music in different forms several times in India, Germany, and in USA. Performance in India includes stages and television. In USA, she shared her voice to amaze the audience of Rabindramela 2003, NABC, 2004, 2005, Bangomela 2008, to name a few. She sang several Rabindrasangeet in Gitabitan Live-II as NRI artist under Dakhshini’s guidance. Those songs were well acclaimed by the listeners.
She also has performed in several dramas, audio-dramas of Rabindranath Tagore and other modern Indian authors in India and USA. Singing and recitation in Bengali and Hindi languages are her life’s fervor in true sense.

Marian Chattopadhyay

Marian Chatterjee, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, has been studying Rabindrasangeet for 11 years under Mrs. Rama Banerjee of Pittsburgh. She learned Bengali at the University of Washington, Seattle, under the late Dr. Carol Salomon, re-known translator of Lalon Giti.  A clinical psychologist by profession, Marian has participated in numerous cultural programs with the Bengali Cultural Society of Cleveland and has also served on the board. Other areas of interest include translation of Rabindrasangeet.

Sanjib Howladar

Sanjib Howladar is a resident of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. He is an engineer by profession and is currently working in Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. He is an ardent follower of Rabindrasangeet and other kind of Bengali songs.

Arijit Chakraborty

Arijit Chakraborty is a resident of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is a Certified Management Accountant by profession having completed his certification from both India and United States of America. He is a student of Dakshinee and has trained in Rabindrasangeet and dramas by Tagore. He has also learnt Rabindrasangeet from Sri Rano Guhathakurta for a long period of time. He also participated extensively in Group Theatre in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He is closely associated with Washington Bangla Radio.

Debashish Raychaudhuri

Debashish Raychaudhuri is a current resident of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. By profession he is a professor of English. He is also a singer, director of several TV documentaries. He joined Doordarshan as a Presentation Announcer in 1977 and had also worked as a producer between 1982 and 1985. He has performed and taught Tagore songs and other genres of Bengali music in India and England. He has a number of CDs in Rabindrasangeet and other genres of Bengali music.
Many of his documentary films have received national & international awards. He is also the recipient of the prestigious “SAMATAT” award for his contribution in the field of music & culture.
He heads the drama wing of Dakshinee and has directed many plays of Tagore for stage and television.

SHUKTI ANTORJATIK SHILPI GOSHTHI presents International Bangla Natok Broadcast Series on Washington Bangla Radio

We are pleased to announce AAJKER NATOK - a series of Bengali Radio plays (Bangla Natok) by the international cultural organization SUKTI ANTORJATIK SHILPI GOSHTI to be aired on Washington Bangla Radio commencing shortly.

This series of radio plays will be a first of it's kind in the sense the actors and actresses will not be together in the studios of Washington Bangla Radio but participate from their homes across the globe playing their roles.

The series will be broadcast on Washington Bangla Radio Channel-1 on weekends. Announcements will be posted on this blog about each episode. Audio recording of the broadcasts will also be available free for listening on demand via posts in this blog.

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