This section (link) will be continually updated during the Pujas with a finale of coverage of the Award ceremony.
Oct 10, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) In a unique and exclusive
partnership with the Institute of Integrated Development And Research
(IIDR),Washington Bangla Radio USA brings Kolkata Durga Puja to all NRIs
and Non-Resident Bengalis across the world in the form of audio-visual
multimedia coverage of the IIDR Sarod Samman 2010.
The Sarad Samman
event is organised with a view to acknowledge the creative zeal, social
committment and efforts of Durga Puja Committees of Kolkata and
The unique contest is held among several Puja Committees
Puja and finally awards are given to top four winners. There are no
Entry Fees or any other charges for participation. A group of judges
will select wining Puja committees based on a number of parameters,
including but not limited to:
maintaining noise pollution norms
using traditional art forms
security aspects for the Pandal visitors.
Prizes and Certificates are awarded to the wining Puja committees.
The IIDR is a Non-profit Community Development Organization duly registered under Government of India Trusteeship Act.
The chief organizer for IIDR Sarood Samman 2010 is Indrajit Ghosh Dastidar. Subhomoy Mukherjee of Washington Bangla Radio is the chief reporter in Kolkata for this exclusive coverage.
A 35 member strong delegation consisting
manufacturers of Engineering and Industrial products and Electrical
Products & merchandise are scheduled to visit ENGEETECH Kolkata.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, September 30, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio - India PRwire/
-- A 35 member strong delegation consisting manufacturers of
Engineering and Industrial products and Electrical Products &
merchandise are scheduled to visit ENGEETECH Kolkata
http://engeetechkolkata.ipftradefairs.com. During the visit they are
likely to interact with participants in understanding the technology and
products on display and explore the possibilities of importing the
same. They will also attend the IDEAS seminar
will comprise members of Bangladesh Engineering Industry Owners
Association (BEIOA) and Bangladesh Electrical Merchandise Manufacturers
Association (BEMMA). In an effort to substitute imports and save
precious foreign currency and also to generate employment, Bangladesh,
which has been languishing in manufacturing all these years is
aggressively modernizing due to increased demand. In this backdrop the
visit of Bangladesh delegation to ENGEETECH Kolkata show is significant
and provides greater possibility of business for both participants as
well as the members of the delegation.
With a history of 5,000 years of making Indian women look irresistibly beautiful, the queen of all Indian dresses - the Sari (or Saree) simply means a drape made of cloth. One school of scholars believes that the contemporary Blouse and petticoat (called Shaya
in Bengali) that now go together with the Sari were introduced in India
only after the British invaders started occupying the country, and
before that it was acceptable for women to just wear the drape without
much concern for exposing the upper body or her breasts. Others believe
that women have been using variations of a choli from vedic ages, though
this may have been to limited to specific occasions or job functions.
Nevertheless, in the age of designer fashion-wear, there is no dress
that beats the quintessential Indian sari that brings out the stunning
soft beauty of women of the subcontinent.
Sarees come in a mind-boggling variety of classic and modern styles,
which Indian women seem to have no problem understanding, distinguishing
and selecting from. West Indian Sarees include Bandhani, Patola,
Gujarati Brocade, Embroidered Tinsel Sarees, Paithani, Chanderi,
Maheshwari, Gadwal and more. North Indian include the Benarasi, Kota
Doria, Jamdani, Jamawars, Tanchois etc. South India is famous for Saris
like Kanjeevaram, Konrad etc. And of course Eastern Indian women have
their own fabulous Baluchari Sarees
There are differences in the way a Saree is worn by women from different parts of India.
In Bengal, the sari is worn pleat-less; it is wrapped around the waist, brought back to the right side and the Pallu (called the ANCHAL
in Bengali) is thrown over the left shoulder. The pallu is then brought
up under the right arm and once again cast over the left shoulder.
Gujarati women wear the saree in a "seedha pallu" style, is also
found in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar.
Instead of opening to the left, the pleats are tucked so that they open
to the right. Then, the pallu is taken to the back and brought over the
right shoulder. It is then spread across the chest, and the left edge is
tucked in the petticoat at the back.
Women from Maharashtra wear eight-meter saris instead of the usual
five-and-a-half meters. One portion of the sari is drawn up between the
legs and tucked in behind at the waist, while another portion is draped
as a pallu over the bosom. Thus it forms a kind of divided sari,
allowing greater freedom of movement.
Tamilian women, like Maharashtrians, also wear longer eight meter
sarees. After wrapping around the waist, the pleats are positioned along
the left leg. The rest of the sari is taken over the left shoulder,
wrapped once again round the waist and tucked on the left side.
Check out a fabulous collection of modern Kolkata Bengali fashion
Sarees - click on the pictures for more information on ordering these
September 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) If you have not noticed, Kolkata fashion-wear is changing fast, as is the sense of feminine beauty.
There is the touch of globalization, along with the peculiarly Indian conservatism mixed into wonderful creative fashion dresses and jewellery - proving that deeper necklines is necessarily a must to look sexier.
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