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Pankaj Udhas Live in Concert : An enchanting Mehfil of Ghazals and Shayari Warming up Kolkata

Pankaj Udhas Live in Kolkata

Pankaj Udhas Live in Kolkata

Kolkata, December 8, 2011(Washington Bangla Radio/ Penning Creations):  Indian Ghazal stalwart Pankaj Udhas graced Kolkata’s Science City Auditorium with a live concert on Saturday December 3.

The concert was organized by Radio 104 Fever Unplugged to launch their new 24 hour request channel – “Bolo Ki Shunbe” (First of its kind in India!). The show, hosted by RJ Shekhar, had an almost packed auditorium, filled with admirers of Pankaj Udhas.


Ostkreuz, The City: Becoming and Decaying - Photo Exhibition in Calcutta Celebrates India - Germany Relations

Ostkreuz, The City: Becoming and Decaying Photo Exhibition in Kolkata

Ostkreuz, The City: Becoming and Decaying Photo Exhibition in Kolkata

Kolkata, December 5, 2011(Washington Bangla Radio/ Penning Creations):  They speak volumes without words. Their silent stories take you to a world unseen. They are photographs.

An exhibition of photographs, “Ostkreuz, The City: Becoming and Decaying” was inaugurated at the Indian Culture for Cultural Relations (ICCR) by acclaimed actor-director, Mr. Suman Mukhopadhyay . Also present at the inaugural were Ms. Bharati Ray, Chairperson of ICCR and Dr. Martin Waelde, Director of Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, Kolkata.

Ostkreuz, The City: Becoming and Decaying Photo Exhibition in Kolkata

Ostkreuz, The City: Becoming and Decaying Photo Exhibition in Kolkata

A photo exhibition that will go on till December 13, 2011, is a gesture to celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations between India and Germany and is a part of the fifteen months program series named “Germany + India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities” . This exhibition hosts photographs taken by 18 ace photographers from Ostkreuz, one of the world’s leading photographic agencies that was born in the year 1990 in Berlin.


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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