Moner Mayur (1954) Uttam Kumar-Bharati Devi classic black-and-white Tollywood Bengali film

Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Film Actress Bharati DeviManer Moyur was directed by Sushil Majumdar and released in theaters in Calcutta in early 1954. The Bengali B&W movie starred Mahanayak Uttam Kumar and Bharati Devi in lead roles.

The story of Moner Moyur was written by Pratibha Bose.

Watch an interview video with the veteran Bengali actress Bharati Devi on Washington Bangla Radio via You Tube, read all about the film and order the DVD release.

Washington DC's Drama Troupe Natya Bharati presents RON - A Play in Hindi by Sudipta Bhaumik

RON - A Hindi Play

Germantown, MD, Oct 15, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Natya Bharati, the acclaimed theater troupe from the Washington DC Metro Area, will stage the play RON on  Oct 30, 2010 at the JCC in Rockville, MD.

A production still from RONBack by popular demand, this will be the last show for RON in the DC area.

RON is a play by Sudipta Bhawmik and set in the backdrop of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The play, RON explores issues of loyalty and patriotism in the context of an Indian immigrant family settled in the United States, where the only son decides to join the US army and gets deployed to Iraq. The larger issues of war are juxtaposed against the wars that each one of us continue to fight for our physical and emotional survival. The wars we fight are not always just and fair but we still fight them anyway.

The play also poignantly portrays the challenges a family faces when a loved-one is fighting a war, especially a war that they may or may not believe in.

Richness of Biodiversity in India and it's value

By Kalpana Palkhiwala
Deputy Director (M & C), Press Information Bureau, New Delhi.  

New Delhi, India, Oct 15, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB) Biological diversity, encompasses all life forms on earth. Biodiversity maintains the ecological balance and continues evolutionary processes. The very survival of humankind depends on these core ecological functions. The indirect ecosystem services provided through biodiversity include: photosynthesis, pollination, transpiration, maintaining the balance of atmospheric gases, maintaining hydrological cycles, chemical cycling, nutrient cycling, pest control, etc. Biodiversity also has aesthetic and recreational value. Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity is therefore fundamental to ecologically sustainable development. In fact the very survival of humankind depends upon biological diversity.

Biodiversity manifests itself at three levels: species diversity which refers to the numbers and kinds of living organisms, genetic diversity which refers to the genetic variation within a population of species, and ecosystem diversity which is the variety of habitats, biological communities and ecological processes that occur in the biosphere.

Free Online Live Concert: Teedra Moses Gives Music Lovers Intimate Access Inside Jamie Foxx's Foxxhole From The Conga Room

Young Lioness Teedra MosesWatch R&B songstress Teedra Moses performing at Jamie Foxx's Foxxhole Live inside The Conga Room at LA Live on Friday, October 15, 2010, 8:00pm PST, at, and chat live via Twitter with Teedra during the broadcast! TMG Live gives you VIP access to the hottest spot in Los Angeles with one of the sultriest talents in R&B music. Go back stage with Teedra before and after the show, view exclusive interviews and performances of all of the fan favorites from Teedra’s groundbreaking first album ‘Complex Simplicity’ including rare remixes, special guests, surprise performances and new music from her upcoming release, ‘Young Lioness’. 

Los Angeles, CA, October 15, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Vocus)  - From her emergence on the music scene as a songwriter for music icons such as Macy Gray, Mary J Blige and Raphael Saadiq, to the quiet release of her debut album “Complex Simplicity” in 2004 (the record peaked at #20 on Billboard’s R&B /Hip-Hop Album chart), loyal fans have been eagerly following every step Teedra Moses takes –selling out intimate shows at clubs all over the country and anxiously awaiting her next album release.

Tata Aria, the first Indian four-wheel drive Crossover, hits the road

CALCUTTA, Oct 11, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / pressreleasepoint) Tata Motors today launched the Tata Aria, the first Indian four-wheel drive crossover, a luxurious creation with the finesse of a sedan and the muscle of an SUV all blended in one car.

The Tata Aria redefines several benchmarks with its design and technologies, offering class leading features that take comfort and safety to a new height. The selectable 4x4 is equipped with a Torque-on-Demand System which significantly enhances all-terrain capabilities. It is the first in its segment with an In-dash GPS-based Navigation System . It is also among those rare cars in India to offer advanced safety features like the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), which ensures the car's stability, and six airbags to ensure safety in exigencies.

Finesse of a sedan in the Tata Aria

The Aria's styling is a blend of bold proportions, uncluttered lines and uncompromising aesthetics. The aggressive, well planted stance is tempered by a lunging silhouette and a dynamic roofline. Wraparound dual barreled headlamps complement the signature Tata grille. Chrome detailing on the sides accentuates its premium class. The interiors reflect the same richness and elegance in design, layout, and visual appeal. Premium leather upholstery enhances richly textured trims in single or dual tone themes. Air-conditioning louvres on pillars and a sweeping row of roof utility spaces add to the distinctive appeal.