News - Calcutta & Bengal

Kanchanjunga Express Premiered in Kolkata

Kolkata, February 23, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio):  The premiere of Bengali movie Kanchenjunga Express which took place at Priya Cinema was a gala affair. The Debutant director Arnab Ghosh was seen looking after the guests which included Rajatava Dutta, Music composer Savvy, Designer Indroneel Mukheerje, Lopamudra Mandal Saha and Riddhi Sen.  Newbie Pujarini Ghosh also glammed up the occasion looking ravishing in a black dress.

Chinese New Year ushered in delicacies and Dragon Dance

Kolkata, February 21, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Mainland China, one of the more sought after dining destinations of the city, ushered in the Chinese New Year with a decorative traditional Dragon Dance and a re-decorated menu which has been peppered with rare and exotic ingredients by the Master Chefs from China.


The musical theme of this year's Performance section of Surbahar was, 60's and 70's Golden Era of Bollywood music, comprising songs by R. D. Burman, S. D. Burman, Shankar Jaikishen, Kalyanji Anandji, Ravindra Jain, Usha Khanna etc. Songs on vocal and the guitar was presented by Nilanjann Nandy, with solo vocals by Neeharika Nandy and Ellora Nandy. 

Tagore remembered through his songs in Baanchbo Sarad Samman

Kolkata, February 15, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Baanchbo Sarad Samman 2014 which was recently held at ICCR in Kolkata turned out to be a lovely affair. The evening saw some mesmerizing performances by the children and the eminent artists present at the function.

Team “Aranyadeb” supports ‘Save a Child’s Heart’ project

Kolkata, February 15, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): : The cast and crew of upcoming Tollywood flick ‘Aranyadeb’  came together at an event dedicated to children and launched its merchandise items which included coffee mugs, paper caps and other things.

Tagore to be remembered during twelveth Baanchbo Sharad Samman award ceremony

Kolkata, January 07, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Baanchbo, one of the more prominent of the Kolkata based organisations which are working towards the welfare of underprivileged children and elderly people, is going to organise its annual programme of Banchbo Sarad Samman award on the evening of 9th February.

Designer Sharbari Dutta graces textile exhibition

Mumbai, February 03, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Looms Weaves and More, an exclusive exhibition of natural fibre, textiles, arts and craft, organized by team Aesthetique, Maitreyee Pathak, and Sanchita Ghosh (PARTNERS), was back with its third edition at the Kolkata Ice Skating Rink showcasing the finest of fabrics, textiles, arts and crafts of India ranging from sarees, pret wear, artifacts, home linen, jute diversified products and other accessories.

Dilip Kumar Roy remembered through a cultural evening

Mumbai, February 03, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): An inspiring blend of youth and talent marked the 118th birth anniversary celebrations of Dilip Kumar Roy organized by the Sura Kavya Trust at the Satyajit Ray Auditorium(ICCR) .

The poem ‘Pujarini’ By Tagore performed on stage

Mumbai, February 03, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Pankaj Mullick Music and Art Foundation staged the dramatic adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore's poem Pujarini to mark the beginning  of 110 th birth anniversary year celebration of the legendary music composer- singer Pankaj Kumar Mullick at Satyajit Ray Auditorium, recently.

Raj and Mimi brighten up the launch party of city’s newest chill out destination

Kolkata, January 28, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Recently Tollywood hot property Raj and Mimi Chakrabarty glammed up the launch party of Loft Bar and Grill,the newest destination for the party freaks who want to let their hair down in a ‘à la mode’ ambience.

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