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Kolkata Event News | The Right Stuff: Bertie live @ Someplace Else, Calcutta - 19 March 2009

Bertie Da Silva: The Right Stuff: Bertie live @ Someplace Else, Calcutta - 19 March 2009March 17, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) T2 and Someplace Else present "The Right Stuff" - Bertie Da Silva Live at Someplace Else, Calcutta - 19 March 2009.

Someplace Else is located at The Park, 17 Park Street, Kolkata; Ph: +91 33 22499000.

The Right Stuff is how Bertie Da Silva describes the new songs he’ll be playing. These are songs composed over the last two months, songs with a different feel, opening up into another side of the man.

Some of the songs have acquired the quiet mellowness of one coming to terms with life. Others rip nastily at the meaninglessness or the sadness of it all.

And then he goes back to his older songs and invites Amyt Dutt to play along with the rest of the band: Willie, Sooman, Suraj and Anindya.

Amyt taps into the raw guts of the music, tearing out amazing passages of lyric beauty and then pieces of searing, passionate intensity.

Come listen to what happens next.

Oscar winner A. R. Rahman’s Chicago Concert tickets sell for US$1,050 each

Some of the tickets for Oscar winner A.R. Rahman’s (Slumdog Millionaire) Chicago (USA) June 18 “Jai Ho Concert” are now selling for US$1,050 (about Indian Rupees 47,700) per person on his official website.

This “Jai Ho Circle” ticket includes: no waiting in line - express entry, separate entrance on green carpet, and pre-show service of non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. The lowest price ticket available (for Section 206) for this Concert costs US$54.50 (about Indian Rupees 2,475). The concert will be held in Sears Center and there is a limit of eight tickets per order.

Acclaimed Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged Rahman to lower the price of the bottom ticket to US$20 so that all his fans could enjoy his Concert in these times of recession. Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, however, commended Rahman for taking the Indian music to new heights and bringing respect and international recognition to Indian film music.

Molotov attack on a Roma family in Czech Republic Condemned

Hindus have strongly condemned recent reported Molotov cocktail attack on a Roma family in an Ostrava settlement in Czech Republic.
Expressing shock, acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, asked for its early investigation and taking preventive measures nationwide that such things did not happen in future frightening the Roma community. Zed argued that Roma faced apartheid like conditions in Czech Republic.
Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, however, admired Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer’s strong reported statement on the issue, calling it "unacceptable, shocking, insane”.

Bengali vs Telugu Movie Industry

Mar 15, 2010, by Biplab Pal: Hyderbad has a great movie industry and Telegu movies do far better business than Bengali movies in India and abroad. Just imagine-There are 60M Telegus and 250M Bengalis-yet, we have a movie industry which is not commercially as successful as Telegu industry. What does that tell you?

We may criticize  Bengali film industry-but we never did our job right. That is buying the genuine DVDs of Bengali cinema to boost the Bengali film industry. Now that Databazaar Media Ventures are bringing the genuine Bengali DVDs in North American Market (Amazon, Netflix), please help Bengali film industry by buying DVDs or download.

Please buy it from Amazon: Newly released "Dwando"  is already shipping (my order has been shipped today)-Give a boost to our film industry-they need your help.

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University of Houston and Banaras Hindu University form partnership

The University of Houston, a public university in Texas (USA), and Institute of Technology of Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi (India) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation in instruction and academic exchange, according to reports.