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WBRi Event Announcement | Littlei presents special debut NISCHAY PAREKH, JIVER and PADDY Jazz Trio | Apr 23, 2010

SUMITH RAMACHANDAN, PRADYUMNA MANOT, JIVRAJ SINGH debut with a massive blues, swing and bebop session

Friday Night Live (FNL) with THREE-ON-A-SWING & Singer

23 April 2010 @ Big Ben, Kenilworth Hotel
9:00 – 10:30
THREE-ON-A-SWING: A jazz trio comprising 10:30 – 12:00
A special debut featuring singer-songwriter & guitarist NISCHAY PAREKH with JIVER on drums and PADDY on keys.

It's a free an open to all show. Pub rules are no shorts/open toed footwear for gents. 

Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes advices to explore ancient Sanskrit scriptures to find "purpose of life"

Apr 18, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) In view of actor-producer Wesley Snipes’ (Blade) reported fascination with exploring different religions including Hinduism; Hindus have suggested him to look more deeply into ancient Sanskrit scriptures.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, pointed out that Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita would prove helpful to MTV nominated Snipes, 47, to analyze the meaning and purpose of life.

2010 International Quality Summit (IQS) Award for Prodyut Paul, Durga Idol Artist, Kumartuli, Kolkata

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April 17, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) In a great recognition for the wonderful artists in Kumartuli, West Bengal, India whose fabulous clay sculptures of idols of Hindu Gods and Godesses for festive occasions every year remain an hallmark of Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Lakshmi Puja, Saraswati Puja, Bishwakarma Puja and so on, Pradyut Pal and his team of artists are a proud winner of prestigious International Quality Summit Award (IQS) for the year 2010. The award was given by Business Initiative Direction, Madrid, Spain.

Being a small group of humble Artists and sculptors, with this recognition Pradyut Pal and his colleagues are now placed in the same tier of world renowned business groups like Indian Oil Corporation, NTPC, Tata Elxsi, Reliance industries, Reliance Energy, Turner Construction International etc.  This award has proved their constant endeavor to customer satisfaction and Total Quality management in our products.

Pradyut Pal and associates are invited to be present at the Marriott Convention Hall at New York, USA on 30th & 31st May, 2010 to receive the award and meet the media/press ( ) for the coverage in their magazines.

Unfortunately, Pradyut Pal and his team will be unable to attend the award ceremony due to prohibitive travel costs. Any well-wishers offering sponsorship / assistance can contact Pradyut Paul directly at:

Prodyut Paul (Durga Idol Artist)
+91-9433403274 (Kolkata)

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Bangodarshan launches web-site to collect and preserve artifacts from Bengali arts and culture

Apr 17, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Bangodarshan Society was formed with the objective of posting all possible available literary and musical resources of the Bengali people on the internet affectionately called "jagat-jora jaal" by the founding members of the movement They have recently launched a new website  with the objective of digitizing and posting Bengali cultural resources with the help of volunteers and like minded people expected to come from all walks of life located throughout the globe. Their activities are growing with time.

  Contributions, suggestions and feedback can be sent to Bongodarshan via e-mail at bango_darshan [at] yahoo [dot] com.

NRBs watch live Kolkata Bengali TV Channel shows online via internet TV service

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Apr 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Non-Resident Bengalis (NRBs) can now watch Top-Rated Kolkata Bengali TV Serials and Shows Online Internet TV Live Broadcast from Kolkata.

Top Bengali Television shows from Calcutta are available over Internet TV for non-resident and expatriate Bengali TV audence to watch online.

The shows are streamed real-time direct from Kolkata to the PC, Laptops, desktops and so on. Aternatively, there is a set-top box available to watch the shows online directly on Television sets.