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How to write forty six (46) in Bengali

Someone from Singapore was scrubbing the web yesterday looking for help in writing 46 in Bangla. Here is the answer (unicode font support needed to view it) : 

Sabyasachi Mukherjee | Fashion Designer From Kolkata | Calcutta Fashion Design Goes Global

Sabyasachi Mukherjee is a Fashion Designer from Kolkata, India  with a global footprint, and his own Fashion line of creations. Read all about Fashion Designer Sabyasachi Mukherji and watch videos of his Fashion shows online.

WBRi Landmark | 250 Days Of Non-Stop Kolkata Bangla Live Radio Broadcast

Listen to Free Kolkata FM Radio Online Streaming Webcast Internet Radio Live

Today marks the first time that we have had our live Kolkata bangla internet radio broadcast continuously on for 250 days. As you will see from the server uptime in the picture above, the live broadcast was started 250 days ago.

Thanks are due to the Open Source developer community who write bullet proof code. Thanks are also due to Pepco for not interrupting power for more than the 15 minutes our UPS systems can compensate for in the last 250 days.

The last record was just shy of 200 days, and then we had a power cut for more than two hours due to a major tropical storm event (a remnant of a hurricane).

Your support for WBRi is appreciated. Please continue listening to the internet's first and only pioneering Live Bangla Online Radio Channel. Listen on your cell phones and mobiles as well as desktop systems. Read our FAQ for more information.

Elektrik Kool Rock Revue 1 | Original Songs by Top Kolkata Bands | Watch Online Live Concert Videos & Pictures | WBRi Partner

WBRi - Washington Bangla Radio - in Online Partnership with Patrick Sanjiv Lal Ghose - proudly announces
The first of a live concert series with the greatest of Kolkata bands

Elektrik Kool Rock Revue - 1

The First of The Series of Live Concerts

Watch some pictures online from the Event:

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All pictures © WBRi. All rights reserved.

Watch Live Concert Videos Online:

Bertie Da Silva & Orphic Hat. Video © WBRi.

Bertie Da Silva & Orphic Hat. Video © WBRi.

The Supersonics. Video © WBRi.

The Supersonics. Video © WBRi.

The Supersonics. Video © WBRi.

The Supersonics. Video © WBRi.

Event Finale. Video © WBRi.

Elektrik Kool Rock Revue 1

The Big Concert Of Original Songs & Music From

Date & Time: Saturday May 30, 2009 @ 6 PM

Venue: GD Birla Sabhagar

Tickets: Rs. 150, available at the following Vodafone stores:
Park Street
22 Camac Street
Minto Park
South City
Salt Lake - Opp. City Center

Band Members


Ananda Sen on guitar and vocals, Avinash Chordia on drums, Nitin Mani on bass and Rohan Ganguli on guitar, harmonica and vocals.


Bertie da Silva on vocals, harmonica and guitar, Willy Walters on bass guitar, Jonathan Ram Gopal on keyboards, Anindyo Paul on vocals and Amlan Jyoti Singh on drums.


Neel Adhikari on vocals and guitar, Allan Ao on guitars and backing vocals, Arka Das on drums and percussion, Sayak Bandyopadhyay on vocals and percussion and Sanket Bhattacharya on bass.

Telegraph daily, Calcutta Telegraph article, May 26, 2009

Telegraph daily newspaper, published from Kolkata, writes: "The idea that was kindled in that evening is now taking shape with Elektrik Kool Rock Revue 1, to be held once again at GD Birla Sabhagar, on May 30. “In the course of producing Bertie da Silva in Concert, we realised that it was possible to present quality music to audiences in a concert hall and that there is a large and appreciative audience ready and waiting for such shows,” explains Patrick Ghosh of Hat Productions, an outfit that also crystallised after the November show." Read the complete Telegraph article HERE »

Telegraph daily, Calcutta Telegraph article, May 28, 2009

Kolkata's Telegraph newspaper has published an article on Elektrik Kool Rock Revue 1 that includes profiles of the bands playing their own compositions in this concert: THE SUPERSONICS, BERTIE DA SILVA AND ORPHIC HAT, and FIVE LITTLE INDIANS (FLI). This artcile also has encouraging words from current popular Indian Rock & Pop musicians BICKRAM GHOSH (Tabla player, world percussionist), AMYT DUTTA (Guitarist: Pink Noise and Skinny Alley), PRASANNA SINGH (Former manager, Cassini’s Division), VIKRAMJIT “TUKI” BANERJEE (Guitarist: Krosswindz). Read the complete Telegraph article HERE »

Rohini & Debasis Roychowdhury | Ganer Surer Ashon Khani | Latest New Music Bengali Rabindra Sangeet Song Release From Kolkata

Rohini & Debashis Roychowdhury
Ganer Shurer Ashonkhani

Hindusthan / INRECO

Visit our online MP3 Songs and CD Sales store to buy the latest Bengali Rabindra Sangeet albums from Kolkata.

The Dust and the Sunlight | Songs & Recitation from Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali | New Bengali Song Releases from Kolkata

The Dust and the Sunlight

Songs & Recitation from Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali

New Bengali  Song Releases from Kolkata by Hindusthan / INRECO

Visit our online global digital media delivery and distribution store to purchase latest Bengali Songs and Albums from Calcutta / Kolkata.

Rabindra Sangeet | New Bengali CD Release in Kolkata / Calcutta | Rajeswari Dutta - Abar Chai Shunabare | Bengali Tagore Songs


Bengali Rabindra Sangeet classics from the famous Tagore Singer Rajeshawri Datta.

Visit our exclusive digital media MP3 Songs and CD store to download latest new songs and music albums from Kolkata instantly, securely, with cofidense. Genuine products from partners directly from Kolkata. Authenticity assured. Support Bengali Music industry - we offer the highest payback to singers and musicians. All major credit cards accepted. Instant downloads provided.

Srimati Hey - Tribute by Sravasti on 150 years of Kadambari Devi | Latest New Bengali Song Album Release in Kolkata / Calcutta

If you want your Interview published on Washington Bangla Radio or want to air your songs, recitation etc. to a global audience, or sell your music online please visit to contact us.


Rabindranath Tagore spent a considerable amount of time reading and writing poetry with Kadambari Devi who was perhaps at the same intellectual plane as Rabindranath. Kadambori Debi was the wife of

Mother's Day in Calcutta / Kolkata | Celebrate - Buy a Gift for your Mom | American Consumerism reaches Bengali Shores

Mother's Day recently passed by. Purses and jewelery from brands like Louis Vuitton saw strong sales. Spa trips were gifted to a few lucky moms. Many more worked till the last minute and then rushed to the mall to buy a Hallmark's card, flowers and perhaps a gift from a store. Mother's day generated about 8% of jewelery sales in the USA in 2008. Americans spent some $2.6 billion on flowers, $1.53 billion on pampering gifts, and $68 million on greeting cards. What exactly is a Mother's Day ? Nothing but a scheme by the store and brand owners to sell more products by blackmailing and labeling those people who confuse love with gift giving in the first place.

But - let us not always be this caustic. Why don't you gift some books, movies and CDs to your Mother ?  Check out some of the great deals on various genuine products we have at WBRi Affiliate Store  and make your mopther happy.

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