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Uttamkumar's Grandchildren are in Bengali Entertainment Industry

James Cameron - Avatar (2009) : Hindus concerned

Expressing concern at the forthcoming blockbuster Hollywood movie “Avatar”, Hindus have urged its famed director James Cameron to be careful when handling Hindu concepts and terminology.


President Barack Obama presented Nobel Peace Prize 2009 for extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy

While this may raise some eyebrows, there is no question President Obama has already started to initiate fundamental changes in American foreign policy, sometimes quietly, as in the case of Cuba, and always with humility, like in the case of Iran. Humility does not translate to weakness, and thank you President Obama for reminding us all of that.

350 years old Durga Puja of Chandra’s House at Dainhaat, Burdwan

Historic Durga Puja at Chandra's Residence in Burdwan, West Bengal, IndiaChandras at Dainhaat, Burdwan near Katwa are worshipping Devi Durga for the last 350 years at their Ancestors’ home. Complete coverage of this historic Bengali Durga Puja by WBRi correspondent Subhomoy Mukherjee.


Hollywood celebrities visit Hindu holy city Varanasi

Oscar nominated Hollywood actor Richard D. Jenkins (The Visitor) visited  Varanasi (India), considered the most sacred spot on earth by many Hindus, according to reports.  


First Hinduism Summit held succesfully in the UK

The first ever Hinduism Summit in the EU was held by the Forum for Hindu Awakening and the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti at the Maharashtra Mandal in London, UK today. The aim of the Summit was to foster education about Hindu Dharma by bringing forth the unique science behind Hinduism concepts and practices, and bringing together Hindu leaders across the UK to spread the message of Hinduism.

Exclusive coverage and picture slideshow from the event on Washington Bangla Radio.


Hindus & Jews demand probe into Durgapuja hurdles in Rome

Hindus and Jews have asked for thorough enquiry into the reportedly last minute withdrawal of the permission by officials to celebrate Durgapuja festival in a public park in Rome (Italy).


Renowned singer Sara Forman of the world’s only Sanskrit rock band, marries in Nevada

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Shanti Shanti released their sixth album titled “Veda” on the oldest scripture of the world Vedas. This groundbreaking work, which took one year to complete involving extensive research, contains shlokas (hymns) from all four Vedas—Rig-veda, Sama-veda, Atharva-veda, and Yajur-veda; some as old as 1,500 BCE.



Bengali Online Childrens Magazine JOYDHAK Durga Puja 2009 Issue (7th Issue) Published

Online Bengali Magazine | Joydhak

The editors of Bangla online e-zine "JOYDHAK" have announced the publication of the 7TH  INTERNET ISSUE of the webzine.


Julia Roberts moving to world’s wettest place

From the heat-humidity of Pataudi near India’s capital Delhi, Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) is soon moving to “world’s wettest place” Cherrapunji in northeast India for the next leg of the shooting of “Eat, Pray, Love”, according to reports.

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