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Three Life Time Achievement Awards presented in the 4th Global Film Festival

Sandeep Marwah with Sanjay Kapoor & Singheetham S.Rao
Sandeep Marwah with Sanjay Kapoor & Singheetham S.Rao

New Delhi, Delhi, November 30, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire) The three-day fourth Global Film Festival Noida, 2011 will be remembered for all times to come for the three life time awards presented to the celebrated South Indian filmmaker Singheetham S.Rao, all time great director and producer late Surinder Kapoor and the melodious lyricist Santosh Anand.


Ruhaniyat International Folk Music Festival Serving Food for the Soul in Calcutta

Sufi Saint Baba Bulleh Shah

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Kolkata, December 6, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio/ Penning Creations) Taking the famous and mystic Sufi music across India, the music fest, ‘Ruhaniyat’ laid out its buffet for the soul at Kolkata’s Tollygunge Club on Saturday, December 3.

Started in 2001 by the directors of Banyan Tree Events, Mahesh Babu and Nandini Mahesh, the ‘Ruhaniyat’ festival is completing a decade of showcasing some of the finest folk musical talents from different parts of India and even the world. Taken from an Urdu word meaning ‘soulfulness’, the ‘Ruhaniyat’ at Kolkata featured four Indian artists and one each from Africa and Turkey.

The ambience at the Tollygunge Club was set up with flamed torches in a dimly lit open space where the stage was set for the evening’s performance, to add to the air of mystique complementing the genre of the music on display. The evening however, was kicked off by a technological glitch marring the opening performance of a Shah Latif composition (Munji Jinj Ladi).


IIDR & Society For Democratic Rights Observe World Human Right Day with "Suchetana" Seminar

Wild West Bengal

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Calcutta, Dec 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) To mark the occasion of World Human Rights Day on Dec 10, a Seminar named “ Suchetana” on Human Rights and its implementations will be organized jointly by Institute of Integrated Development and Research (IIDR) and Society For Democratic Rights.

The objective is to increase awareness of Rights Activists from different districts, NGO leaders, Social Workers and the Youth who will participate in the Seminar about issues covering Human Rights.

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Kolkata Gears Up for Nandikar National Theatre Festival at Academy of Fine Arts - Schedule Published

28th Nandikar National Theater Festival 2011 KolkataCalcutta, Dec 16, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The 28th Nandikar National Theater Festival 2011 will be held from 16th through 25th December 2011 at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. The festival will feature 19 live drama performances by Indian, Bangladeshi and Israeli drama troupes.

The 10-day celebration of theater will include a dramatic-musical collage "Our Dear Rabindranath" and performances by groups from the Indian states of Assam, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Maharashtra. Also of special interest will be productions of National School of Drama Repertory Company and National School of Drama TIE Company, Delhi, and of course, productions of the resurgent and vibrant group theater companies of Kolkata, West Bengal.

There will be a Children’s chapter with performances by children. Last but not the least, the event will also feature exhibitions on Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda.


Bollywood Star Couple Kajol & Ajay Devgn to Attend Charity Dinner to "Educate a Widow’s Child in India"

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Cherie Blair, Britain’s former first lady, to inaugurate The Loomba Foundation’s Annual Charity Dinner in Delhi to help ‘Educate a Widow’s Child in India’. Confirmed attendees include Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Bollywood star couple Kajol & Ajay Devgn, among several other dignitaries.

New Delhi, Dec 6, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Loomba Foundation today announced that it will be hosting its Annual Charity Dinner to support its ongoing ‘Educate a Widows Child in India’ programme, on Saturday, December 10, at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi. Cherie Blair, Britain’s former first lady, and President of The Loomba Foundation, will be in India to inaugurate the charity event.

Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Honorable Chief Minister of the Government of NCT of Delhi, has consented to be the Chief Guest for the evening. Bollywood star couple, Kajol and Ajay Devgn, who are the international brand ambassadors for The Loomba Foundation, will participate in the event to express their solidarity to the cause of raising funds to educate the children of poor widows in India.



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