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Bandemataram 2011 (Bengali, 2011) - Sri Joydip: Teaser-Trailer

[Bandemataram 2011 - Bengali Film Poster]
Film Poster: Bandemataram 2011

Calcutta, May 18, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bandemataram 2011, a Bengali feature film written and directed by Sri Joydip (Joydip Chakladar) [interview], is about to get post production started. In a remarkable development, Sri Joydip's script for the film has won an award at the "Scriptfrenzy" International Script Writing Challenge organized by Office of Letters and Light, organizers of The National Novel Writing Month in Berkley, California. Watch one of the first teaser trailers of Bande Mataram 2011.

MF Hussain joins the ever growing fan list of Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, May 18, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) The eminent Indian painter MF Hussain is well known for his liking of beautiful and substantial women. The world has witnessed the typical portrayal of the stunning Bollywood beauty Madhuri Dixit by the painter in the Gajagamini series. He had even ventured into the medium of film making for creating art on celluloid with Madhuri Dixit. The Bharat Mata series is also a famous work of MF Hussain.

Taj is fighting for survival

Agra, May 18, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) The eternal ode to love and one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is fighting a grim battle for its survival. It seems nature and the careless act of men has joined hands to destroy the eternal monument of love, the one of its kind in the world. The blast of sand from the dried up bed of Yamuna river beside the Taj and the dusty winds from the deserts of Rajasthan are playing havoc with the health of the structure.

Agradoot's ANUPAMA (1954) Uttam Kumar-Sabitri Chatterjee (DVD Release)

[Uttam Sabitri in Anupama]
A still from Anupama

Calcutta, May 17, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Directed by the directorial team of Agradoot, Mahanayak Uttam Kumar appeared with Sabitri Chattopadhyay as the heroine in Anupama which opened in theaters in Kolkata in February 1955.

Bridging Rural-Urban Divide in India Through ICT for Better Life in Rural Communities: World Telecommunications Day

New Delhi, May 17, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB-India) Today is World Telecommunications Day. The theme for this year is “Better life in rural communities with ICTs”. This theme is especially pertinent to a country like India, where 70% of the population resides in rural areas.  It is an acknowledged fact that in spite of best efforts by the Government, rural areas continue to lack adequate infrastructure in terms of roads, financial services, health and educational facilities, employment opportunities and government services etc.