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Katha Manabi - Mallika Sengupta is no more!!!

I am in the 'blue' zone today... can't take it any more... since the beginning of this year 2011, I have been writing  'obituaries' here quite often, which involved people close to my Pintu Bhattacharya, Geeta Dey, Ramaprasad Banik, Suchitra Mitra, Utpalendu Chowdhury...the list is quite long... and today once again I am here to write my blog in the memory of one of my favorite poet of Contemporary Bengali poetry Mallika Sengupta, who passed away today, the 28th May 2011, after a long spell of suffering. 

A breast cancer survivor, she was under treatment since Oct. 2005. 2728senguptaand passed away,leaving her partner poet Subodh Sarkar and a young son behind.

May her soul rest in Peace!

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his seniors and objects to the on-going practice ragging.

A secret that is locked forever...........

Professor Aniruddh is impressed with Abhimanyu's rationality and tenacity when he decides to
dispel all rumours and moves into a room that has been locked away for years now...
What follows is an intriguing story about a Professor who denies the paranormal and believes
only in Science, and a bright young student who battles with his conflict of illusion and
Is what Abhimanyu sees real or is his mind playing tricks?
Is the Professors conviction that 'it's all in the mind' enough to convince the once
rational Abhimanyu that what he sees is not real...or is it???

Do you believe what you see......or ........see what you believe? A movie by Prawal Raman ("Darna Mana Hai" fame)!

A delightful filmy experiment!

Film Review: MEMORIES IN MARCH makes a very SENSITIVE watch!

[A still from the Indian motion picture Memories In March]

Calcutta, April 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The very beginning of this movie will take you back to the days of Mahesh Bhatt's rising...the film "Saaransh", the movie which had announced the arrival of a powerful actor, Anupam Kher. The character Anupam-ji played, rushes to government officials in order to collect the remains of his deceased son(Madan Jain). The film unfolds with the ensuing events and till date "Saaransh" happens to be one of the most profound sensitive films from the stable of Bollywood.

Chandrabali R Dutta presents an evening of Rabindrasangeet on 30th March 2011: Birla Sabhaghar

  Come 30th March, 2011, Birla Sabhaghar in Calcutta will be resonating with the soul singing of Chandrabali Rudra Dutta and her myriad presentation of Rabindra-sangeet. 

A well known vocalist, Chandrabali made her mark in Music quite early in life. Trained initially under her mother and later in classical vocals , Chandrabali is also proficient and has received able guidance in Rabindra Sangeet, Puratani / Tappa, Nazrulgeeti and Adhunik under renowned maestros; she is considered as one of the promising voices belonging to the Bengali Traditional Musical Styles post 2K. Among the well known gurus who contributed to the making of Chandrabali -'The singer', are Shri Sunil Bose, Shri Dhiren Das, Late Sj. Shailaja Ranjan Majumdar, Late Shri Aurobindo Biswas, Shri Prasad Sen and Sri Subhas Choudhury, Shri Chandidas Mal, Shri Biman Mukherjee, Shri Samaresh Roy, Shri Sukumar Mitra and Shri Jatileswar Mukherjee. 

Planning for more than 3 months ahead, Chandrabali wishes to present about a dozen Tagore Songs in the first half on the 30th Mar, which will include many compositions that harbor both Basanta and Puja Flavors, like "Aj Jyotsna Raate" and " Eki Labonye Purno Praan"!

Exclusive! GAANMELA 2011: Bibhu Bhattacharya & daughter Rupsha Release Recitation Album "AMI O AMRAA" (Music 2000)

(Washington Bangla Radio is a partner of Music 2000 - latest album releases from Music 2000 are available for MP3 download from our Online Digital MP3 Download Music Store).

Calcutta, March 25, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) It was the year 1949.

Saroj Mukherjee of Bhabani Kala Mandir was producing a Bengali film titled "MARYADA" in Calcutta with Master Bivu in the lead and Arup Kumar in the final cast. The film was directed by Digambar Chatterjee who went onto become the Dean of Faculty at the Pune film Institute later.

Year 1951. Debnarayan Gupta's "BHAKTA RAGHUNATH" was on the floors with Master Bivu in the lead. The film did well, and in the coming years Master Bivu had a string of releases i.e. "NABABIDHAN " directed by Haridas Bhattacharya, "MAMLAR PHAL" directed by Pasupati Chatterjee, "PURIR MANDIR", directed by Moni Ghosh, "AANDHI" directed by Agradoot, "PUTRABADHU", directed by Chitta Bose, "SAGAR SANGAMEY" directed by Debaki Bose and many many other classic hits of the 50's.

This young boy, Master Bivu excelled with each passing year and was becoming a fine actor with natural talent which was quite hard to find.