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June Maliah Hosts Launch of AAROHAN - a Hindustan Unilever initiative to help the underprivileged in Kolkata

June Maliah hosts launch of Aarohan in Kolkata

Kolkata, July 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla radio / Penning Creations) The employees of Hindustan Unilever Brooke House Recreation Club took an initiative to look beyond everyday life to build a better society. They organized an event, Aarohan which took place in Kala Mandir on the 13th of July. This event was meant to bring to the fore underprivileged children, people from old age home, children who are suffering from severe illness as well as physically challenged individuals and give them an opportunity to showcase their talents and fun at the same time.

Maura Farrell of U.S. Consulate Kolkata Attends Banchbo Sharad Samman 2011 Awards Ceremony & Cultural Evening

Maura Farrell
Maura Farrell

Kolkata, July 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Banchbo organized a cultural evening at the Dr. Triguna Sen Auditorium of Jadavpur University Campus on the 14th of July, on the occasion of Award ceremony of Sharad Samman 2011.

Bengali Movie Actors Rahul and Priyanka
Acrtors Rahul & Priyanka

Banchbo is an organization that provides help to underprivileged children and senior citizens. The organization was started in 1995 and it started organizing puja ratings for kids from 2002. The association proceeded with pride and also received help from different other sectors and individuals. In 2008, it started extending its help for the senior citizens. It features participation from children and older people from Sunderban, Malda, Purulia and West Mednipore to Kolkata during the Durga Puja and makes them see and enjoy the festive spirit of the occasion. These chivalrous activities of the organization are supported by many Puja samitis and other individuals.

AMRA (Art, Music, Revolution and Action) Organizes "AMRA Mela" Fair in Kolkata to Raise Funds

Kolkata (Calcutta), India Street Art: President Barack Obama
Kolkata (Calcutta), India Street Art: President Barack Obama

AMRA MelaKolkata, July 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) A.M.R.A is an organization that is created by the youth, for the youth, and is a movement of the youth. The organization arranged A.M.R.A Mela to gather funds for the underprivileged children on the 14th of July at Park Street.

Aparna Sen Dazzles with Eloquent Book Reading of GOYNAR BAKSHO in Kolkata

Aparna Sen reads the story of her next Bengali film Goynar Baksho at Grand Hotel, Kolkata

Aparna Sen reading Goynar Baksho at Grand Hotel, KolkataKolkata July 17, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) A book reading session was held at Hotel Taj Bengal on the 17th of July for the upcoming Bengali feature film Goyenar Baksho directed by internationally acclaimed film-maker Aparna Sen. The innovative book reading session was held to introduce the story and the plot of a film to the attendees.

Actor Arindam Sil started the proceedings by giving an introduction about the event and its uniqueness and then asked the gracious actress and director Aparna Sen to take over and continue the event. Aparna said she had read the original story, written by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, around 21 years ago and has been thinking of making a film out of it since 1993. Her cinematic adaptation does have some changes in the story, though.

PREM UNLIMITED Bangla Movie Goes on Floors with Newcomers Ritabhari and Sagar set to Dazzle

Bengali actress Ritabhari ChakrabortyTollywood Hero actor Sagar Dutta
Ritabhari Chakraborty & Sagar Dutta

Kolkata, July 15, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) The Shubo Mahurat (a film kick-off event with a traditional religious ceremony popular in India) of Bengali movie Prem Unlimited took place at Floatel, Calcutta on the 11th of July. The romance-drama promises to be different from others, and appeal to the audience by its uniqueness. The lovers in the love story are Priya played by Bengali television and theater actress Ritabhari Chakraborty - the well-known actress and daughter of reputed writer, poet, director and social activist Satarupa Sanyal, and Joy essayed by Tollywood newcomer Sagar Dutta - a promising actor. Read all about the event and watch a video.

Tollywood Hero actor Sagar Dutta
Ritabhari Chakraborty & Sagar Dutta

Director Subrata Lahiri stressed the significance of the story, music and photography of the film at the launch event. Actress Ritabhari Chakraborty actually debuted in Tollywood with Tobu Basanta which will release in September. Prem Unlimited is her second film and the actress was justifiably excited at the event.

Tollywood Hero actor Sagar Dutta
Ritabhari Chakraborty & Sagar Dutta

Music director Debajyoti Mishra, renowned actor Dulal Lahiri, Director Subrata Lahiri and, of course the heroine Ritabhari and hero Sagar enthusiastically interacted with the invitees at the Shubho Mahurat. Ritabhari described having Debajyoti Mishra as the music director as a dream come true. Incidentally, actor Dulal Lahiri will appear in both of her upcoming films Tobu Bashonto and Prem Unlimited.

Kolkata Bangla Movie Prem Unlimited Poster
A poster of Prem Unlimited at the launch event