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Another Saheb joined Bengali Film Industry

It is expected that Saheb should be a Soccer Player but he has joined Film!!

Cheer up Mohunbagan Supporters!!

Mohun Bagan Sports Club, Kolkata, India

Mohunbagan took revenge against ARCH Rival East Bengal after 34 years in Soccer. Congratulations to all Mohun Bagan fans!


Pop Singer Jessica Simpson bravely flies into Bollywood

Hollywood diva Jessica Simpson has confirmed on Twitter her impending visit to India.

Jessica Simpson Signs Up For A Bollywood Movie To Shoot In A Sari

Hollywood diva Jessica Simpson will shoot in India starting next week for her VH1 docu-series show "The Price of Beauty", according to reports.

In this show, Simpson will reportedly get some beauty pointers from Bollywood actress-model Neha Dhupia (Singh is Kinng), 29, who was quoted as saying: “I know for sure that Jessica will be draped in a saree.” Simpson reportedly may also study the local dietary fads, beauty regimes and fashions and even take part in some of the extreme practices she finds out. 

Hindu goddesses invoked in a pre-BCE tradition in Nevada for world peace

Swami Atmananda (standing in front row, fifth from left) with the participants. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed is standing next to him (front row, fourth from left)
Swami Atmananda (standing in front row, fifth from left) with the participants. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed is standing next to him (front row, fourth from left).

Hindu goddesses Mahakali and Mahalakshmi were invoked for world peace in a special overnight sacred ceremony held in Silver City in Nevada (USA).

Swami Sri Atmananda; founder of Divine Mission, Satya Chetana International, and University of Spiritual Research based in Tiruvannamalai (India); lead the invocation ceremony, who pointed out that this rare invocation would help neutralize the dark forces. Performed according to Vedic traditions, it included continuous chanting of mantra, lighting of wick lamps, and offering of rice, grain, lentils, fruit, milk, vegetables, flowers, etc., to the goddesses. Some participants fasted for the ceremony.


Joydhak workshop on non formal education - a unique experiment taking place in Nadia district, West Bengal

Priyabala Vidyavithi, Asannagar, Nadia

The editors and the team who publish the excellent Joydhak Bengali Children's Online Magazine also keep conducting workshops with children belonging to various non formal educational formations across rural Bengal. The idea is to study the patterns and suggest improvement.

Read all about the unique endeavor by Joydhak.



Rupam Islam's Fossils 3 Kolkata Bangla Band nominated in the best non-film section category of Anandalok Awards

Fossils 3 has been nominated in the best non-film section category of Anandalok Awards.


Kali Puja Diwali Halloween

Mehndi on hand (cropped version)

There is something to celebrate across all cultures and national boundaries in October. Some totally unrelated cultures observe nights having to do with spirits and ghosts around the same time. Simchat Torah, Shemini Atzeret, Diwali, Kali Puja, Halloween - read about the missing link.


Obama celebrates Diwali in the White House

Hindus have applauded US President Barack Obama for celebrating Diwali in White House in Washington DC on Wednesday.\


Who says Bengalis are unprofessional?!

Professionalism of Tollywood Queen Rituparna Sengupta


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