News - Calcutta & Bengal

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Murderers to be Hanged - Bangladesh Supreme Court Verdict

Sheikh Mujibur RahmanOn Thursday [November 19, 2009] morning, Bangladesh Supreme Court, in the much awaited verdict, confirmed the death sentence of 12 former army men in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman murder case, dismissing appeals filed by the convicts.

A.R. Rahman focusing on international live concerts

In January alone, he is giving three live performances and all are out of India. Starting with a live concert on January eight at Doha (Qatar), he will give two-and-a-half hour outdoor free and exclusive music-dance performance involving over 40 Bollywood dancers-singers-musicians near Sydney (Australia) on January 16. On January 21, he will showcase another live concert in Muscat (Oman).

Gwyneth Paltrow recommends pursuing websites to “nourish the inner aspect”

Gwyneth Paltrow

To “nourish the inner aspect”, Oscar winner Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love) suggests pursuing websites in the latest newsletter of her blog “GOOP—nourish the inner aspect”.

She says: “When I can steal a quiet moment I like to peruse these websites for inspiration…” Then she lists various websites which talk about romantic portraits, glamorous people, tips on faucets, luxury home goods, Must Have Gifts, tips on Raising Lifestock, most compelling global street style, boutique openings, brands like “Rag & Bone”, etc.


15th Kolkata Film Festival 2009 Web-site flagged as a malware site harmful for your computer

Calcutta Film Festival 2009 Virus Attack - 1

In an unfortunate incident sure to set back the government's attempts at rapid adoption of technology as a means of communication and promotion of the eagerly awaited 2009 Calcutta Film Festival, the official web-site of the festival has been flagged as a carrier of malware and computer viruses.


Chandmama (Bengali) - Chandamama - Read the Classic Indian Children's Magazine Online Free in 9 Languages

Chandamama Free Childrens Magazine OnlineDo you miss the Chandamama magazine that you grew up with ? Remember the days you could not wait for the next issue ? Even grown-ups would compete with you to get to a hot new just-delivered issue first !

Thanks to the efforts of the folks who publish Chandmama and the folks who invented the internet (40 years ago!), you can now read the Chandamama magazine online for free. No question at all this will cause you to take nostalgic trip down memory lane.

A unique effort in reinforcing self-confidence and unleashing creativity in economically disadvantaged Bengali Children

India  Child EducationJoydhak - the group that publishes a top Bengali children's online magazine of the same title, continues to make interesting and practical contributions towards energizing and inspiring coming generations of Bengalis by organizing unique camps and workshops for children of Bengal who are growing up in rural and semi-rural, often economically challenged, areas.

The editor of Joydhak brought to our attention the fascinating experiment called "Sishu Kishore Vikaas Mela" (Children's Development Fair) - a series of annual camps and workshops, started a dozen years ago.


Indian Film Censor Board urged to stop nonsensical Bollywood vulgarity

Hindus have asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) of India to wake up.Indrani Haldar, leading Bengali film actress B...

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that seeing the continuous increase in the unnecessary vulgarity and violence in Indian films, it appeared that the Board had lost the sense of Indias cultural milieu and was ignoring the directions given in the Cinematograph Act.

Neha Dhupia throws party for Jessica Simpson in Bollywood - Simpson wears Bindi gets Hena per western India traditions

Cover of "The Dukes of Hazzard (Unrated) ...Hollywood diva Jessica Simpson returned to USA from India yesterday with intricate henna tattoo on her left hand, which included an elephant.

Bollywood actress-model Neha Dhupia (Singh is Kinng), 29, threw a grand party in her honor at exclusive Vie Lounge in Mumbai, where she went to shoot for her VH1 docu-series show "The Price of Beauty" with celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves.

Zee Bangla - A top-rated Bengali TV Channel from Kolkata, India

Zee Bangla TV Channel Kolkata

Watch Zee Bangla TV Channel Online Live Broadcast direct from Kolkata - find out how.

Zee Bangla is one of the top Bengali TV Channels which, along with ETV Bangla, rules viewership numbers and TV ratings. Greatly popular shows on Zee TV include Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Li'l champs, Shashuri Zindabad, Erao Shatru, Asambhav, Rani Kahini, Hero, Ei Ghar Ei Sansar, Agni Pariksha, Khona, Mirakkel, Kofee and more, Rannaghar, Dance Bangla Dance hosted by Bengali and Bollywood Movie Superstar Mithun Chakraborty, Dadagiri Unlimited hosted by Indian ex-cricket captain Saurav Ganguli, Bichitra, Chander Buri O Magicman, Raju Uncle and so on. Read more ...


Utah school kicks out Indian-American student for wearing nose stud

Indo-Americans have urged Bountiful Junior High School in Utah (USA) to immediately reinstate its student who was reportedly kicked out of school for nose piercing, alleging violation of school dress code.


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