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Voting Open for Golden Joystick Video Gaming Awards 2011

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Northwich, UK, Oct 10, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRUrgent) Since launching in 1982, before gaming had taken over the planet and minds of everyone on it, the Golden Joystick Awards has become the World’s best-known gaming awards. Being the only annual awards nominated by the gamers themselves, it’s known for it’s authenticity, relevance and reliability.


Diora Baird, Julia Benson, Michael Biehn, Alaina Huffman, Kevin Sorbo at Austin Comic Con

Austin, TX, Oct 11, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRurgent) Five popular celebrity guests have been added to the stellar Wizard World Austin Comic Con lineup as Diora Baird, Julia Benson, Michael Biehn, Alaina Huffman and Kevin Sorbo have committed to the event, set for the Austin Convention Center, November 11-13. The five join standouts Hayden Panettiere, Adam Baldwin, ACADEMY AWARD WINNER Louis Gossett Jr., James Marsters, Juliet Landau, Charisma Carpenter and others at the next stop on North America’s largest pop-culture tour.

Baird (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, ACCEPTED), Benson (“SGU Stargate Universe,” ROAD TO VICTORY), Biehn (TERMINATOR, THE ABYSS), Huffman (“Smallville,” “SGU Stargate Universe) and Sorbo (ANDROMEDA, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”) further bolster the event's robust celebrity roster.

Wizard World Austin Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.



Kolkata Kali Puja Live Online Webcast - Balaka BD Block Salt Lake Calcutta | E-Pujo Available | Feat. Live Cultural Program

BALAKA SPORTS CLUB, BD Block, Salt Lake (Bidhan Nagar), Kolkata (Calcutta) Live Kali Pujo (Shyama Puja) Online Webcast Logo


Thank you for making this event a great success. Check out a news report by Sudeshna Banerjee on the WBRi global Kalipuja Webcast in the Telegraph daily newspaper published from Kolkata.




IIDR declares Sarad Samman 2011 Kolkata Best Durga Puja Awards - List of Winners

Honorable Minister Rabindranath Bhattacharya reciving award for Sera Sabeki Pujo.JPG
Honorable Minister Rabindranath Bhattacharya receiving award for Sera Sabeki Puja

Honorable Minister Firad Hakim recieving award for Chetla Agrani Club
Honorable Minister Firad Hakim recieving award for Chetla Agrani Club

Gabha Sammelani 350 years old Durga Puja
Gabha Sammelani 350 years old Durga Puja

Calcutta, October 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Like prior years, IIDR organized the 2011 “IIDR Sarad Samman” awards in association with South-Kolkata District Nehru Yuba Kendra Sangathan, Ministry of Youth Affairs And Sports, and Government of India.

Washington Bangla Radio is the global radio partner for the IIDR Sarad Samman Awards.

The unique contest was held among several Pujo Committees (South Kolkata) during Durga Pujo. A group of eminent judges selected winning Puja Committees on several criteria like creativity, maintaining noise pollution norms, using traditional/folk art forms etc.

Over Sixty pujo committees participated in this competition, not just from Kolkata but also from Hooghly and South 24 Parganas.

Complete details of participation and a partial list of competing Durga Pujas for the awards were previously published here.

List of 2011 IIDR Sarad Samman Kolkata Durga Puja Award Winners




Kolkata Durga Puja 2011 Online: Chinese Lion Dance at Singhi Park Immersion (Bhasan) - Photo-Feature

Click on images to enlarge (the images are hosted by an external pictures hosting service due to the incredible number of pandals and idols images from Calcutta that WBRi brings you in 2011).


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Calcutta, Oct 8, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / IBNS) Keeping in mind the festive spirit of love, unity and fraternity Singhi park Durgotsav Committee and the Chinese community of Kolkata came together to present the unique and very traditional "Lion Dance" for the first time here to mark the immersion ceremony of Durga Puja on Oct 7.



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