News - Calcutta & Bengal

Growing curiosity about Hinduism prompts another Hinduism Summit at Chicago

May 16, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The first ever Chicago Hinduism Summits success last month in bringing together over 200 individuals, leaders and organizations, to facilitate Hinduism learning has prompted spontaneous support for another Hinduism Summit in the Greater Chicago area. This Hinduism Summit (Hindu Dharma Sabha) will be held on 5th June (Nija Vaishakh Krushna Ashtami 5112 as per the Hindu calendar) at the Hindu Temple of Lake County.

The Hindu Dharma Sabha welcomes anyone interested in understanding, living and preserving Hinduism. It brings Hindu and spiritual leaders on one platform, to work together for the cause of Hinduism and Hindu issues. The Hindu Dharma Sabha provides a practical direction on living Hinduism and preserving it in the face of denigration and misconceptions rife about Hinduism in society and media.

Ko the Timeless releases his 4th MIXTAPE "The Subway High Life"

May 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) KO THE TIMELESS has released his newest Mixtape: The Subway High Life. Talking about his latest release, Ko (Koushik Chatterjee) says, "Its my best stuff yet I think", and emphasizes on the need to unite the musicians and fans across the world so young and talented musicians like Ko can keep making great music.

Listen to Ko's 4th Mixtape The Subway High Life free online, or download the album in full.

11:34 - the debut album of GTOWN DESI Scottish Urban Asian band release

GTOWN DESI - TYPE OF GUY - FULL AUDIO SONG PROMOMay 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Gtown Desi are a Scottish Urban Asian collective, fusing each member’s individual influences. Bhangra, Breakbeat, Bashment, D&B and R’n’B all feature strongly as the group aim to filter through Asian influenced music with a touch of Urban into their tracks.

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GTOWN DESI - 11:34 - Audio Music Album 
CD ReleaseType of Guy’ is the second single taken from Gtown Desi's debut album called '11:34'. It features vocals from Nikitta, former X-Factor finalist in Simon's '16-24' category, in. The R’n’B dance floor smash is a true representation of the group’s Urban influence with minimal hints of eastern elements. With a definitive hook and instantly relatable lyrics, the song is sure to be a hit for the summer and beyond.

Their first single ‘Peerh’, proved to be a winner amongst DJs and audiences, and was play listed on the BBC Asian Network, featured on Vic Galloway's BBC Introducing show, and was dropped by Friction and Nihal as well, even Zane Lowe has got in on the action playing 'Lok Tath' when battling Nihal on his vs. feature.

Reviews of the track and the fascinating album are scintillating. Nihal (Radio 1) said, "Some Proper Jump Bhangra! ... An Incredible Track". Zane Lowe (Radio 1) opined, "All sorts of influences put together brilliantly".

Listen to the full song "Type of Guy" by Gtown Desi from the album 11:34 free online, courtesy of Gtown Desi on Washington Bangla Radio. Watch the free promo video online.

Trudie Styler & Sting should realize Tantra is not just sex, Sadomasochism is not the new Tantra

Hindus are dismayed and critical of actress-producer Trudie Styler and her husband Sting who apparently think, describe, and fixated on Tantra as just sex.

Styler (Moving the Mountain), 56, reportedly offered revelations about tantric lovemaking by Oscar nominated musician Sting (Cold Mountain), 58, to potential buyers at a New York fundraiser auction on May six. The stories boasting about Sting-Trudie marathon eight-hour tantric-sex sessions have been circulating for many years, but musician-model-actress Coco Sumner (Stardust) sometime back reportedly contradicted the tantric-sex sessions of her parents Sting and Trudie Styler. Styler reportedly announced in the recent past that "Sadomasochism is the new Tantra". There were reports that Tantra was now reportedly being utilized in dating in Europe.

Actress Pallavi Chatterjee launches Debjani Sarkar's new audio album Album Keno Mon Emon

May 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) By Aditya Chakrabarty, WBRi Kolkata Correspondent: Debjani Sarkar's new Bengali audio music album Keno Mon Emon was launched.