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Hollywood Celebrities expected in Haridwar Kumbh Mela - Largest Hindu Spiritual Gathering in the world from Jan 14, 2010

Some Hollywood and other celebrities are expected to participate in the Mela, according to reports. Tour operators are keeping the celebrity names hush-hush. Many luxury camps with all-weather cottages will be set-up on the banks of holy river Ganga for international celebrities, business tycoons and other VVIPs for the Mela, which is expecting an influx of about 100 million people. Some American tour companies are advertising the tour for about $9,000 (airfares not included).

North Indian Hindustani Classical Program by Moumita Mitra at IIC New Delhi in December 2009

North Indian Hindustani Classical Live Performance Program - Moumita MitraIndia International Centre New Delhi is organizing a program of Hindustani Vocal Recital by Moumita Mitra  from Kolkata, Disciple of Late Pt A Kannan and Anjan Majumdar , On Thursday, 3rd December 2009 at 6.30 pm in the Centre’s Auditorium. Moumita has learnt music from Lt. Pt. A. Kannan and his student Shri Anjan Majumdar. Today she has imbibed a distinguished ‘gayaki’ style of her own.

Moumita is a featured artiste on Washington Bangla Radio - listen free to her North Indian Classical songs online andread all about Moumita here. Submit your songs and profile for live broadcast and feature using the Contact link.

Mrinal Sen retrospective at the 14th Kerala Film Festival - The 14th IFFK 2009

IFFK 2009 PosterThe International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) is almost exactly as old as the Kolkata Film Festival. The 14th edition of IFFK will be held at Thiruvananthapuram (formerly known as Trivandrum), the capital city of Kerala in the South of India from 11th - 18th December 2009.

Bengali films to be shown at the 14th Kerala Film Festival 2009 include films like Calcutta My Love/ Kaalbela by Goutam Ghosh starring Parambrata Chatterjee and Paoli Dam, Maya Bazaar by Joydeep Ghosh and many more.

A special Mrinal Sen retrospective will include  Calcutta 71  (1972), In search of famine/Aakaler sandhane (1980), This is my land/Aamar bhuban (2002), The Confined/Antareen (1993), Ek Din Pratidin / A day like any other (1979) and many Hindi films from the acclaimed director.

India's Oldest Film Festival - IFFI 2009: The 40th International Film Festival Of India 2009, Panaji, Goa, 11/23 - 12/3 2009

IFFI 2009 Official LogoThe IFFI is the oldest and most respected Film Festival in India. The first IFFI was organized in 1952. There is not a lot of money given out the winners of competitions in various categories (the 2009 posted total award money is a meager $140,000), the real value of the IFFI awards are in the prestige, respect and recognition the awards bring to the winners of this International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations (FIAPF) recognized cinema event.

SUPERSIZE THANKSGIVING featuring AMA-Award winning DJ VIX from UK - 1st-ever Chicago visit!

DJ Vix In Chicago Live Concert Super-Size Thanksgiving 2009

featuring AMA-Award winning, DJ VIX from UK!
* 1st-ever Chicago visit!

Ladies FREE till 11p. Guys $10 till 11p. No RSVP req'd.
Cover subject to increase after 11p. Come early to avoid long line.

The Youth Guild for Friendship, Kolkata (Calcutta) to organize a year-long music and cultural bonanza on 30th Anniversary

The Youth Guild for Friendship enters its 30th Anniversary on 1st December, 2009. It was founded to strengthen the bond of friendship and cooperation among the youth.

The Youth Guild for Friendship is organizing a social and cultural event starting from 1st December 2009. This event shall run throughout the year (i.e. 1st December, 2009 to 1st December, 2010).

YOUTH GUILD FOR FRIENDSHIP & RUSSIAN CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND CULTURE IN KOLKATA request the pleasure of your company at the Inaugural Ceremony of the 30th Anniversary of the Youth Guild for Friendship at Gorky Sadan on Tuesday 1 December 2009 at 5-30pm.

Read on for complete program and participant details.

Krosswindz live at University Institute Hall, Calcutta University, College Street, Kolkata

KROSSWINDZ - India Kolkata Rock Folk Fusion Music Band Songs Mp3

Krosswindz live at University Institute Hall.

Friday, November 27, 2009
3:00pm - 6:00pm
College street,Calcutta University main building

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod), Subhankar Banerjee (Tabla) - North Indian Hindustani Classical Live Concert, Kolkata, Nov 21 2009

North Indian Hindustani Classocal Instrumental - Ustad Amjad Ali Khan - Sarod - Live Performance
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod), Subhankar Banerjee (Tabla), Chaiti Halder (Tanpura)
11/21/2009, Kolkata

On 21st November, 2009 evening , the West Bengal Motion Picture Artists Forum in association with Basanti Bidyabithi opened a portal on Tollywood, The Bengal Film Industry at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata in the graceful presence of eminent actors Soumitro Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Lili Chakraborty, Haradhan Banerjee and Ranjit Mullick.

After the opening of the portal, the program continued with Sarod Recital by Ustad Amzad Ali Khan. Tabla Maestro Subhankar Banerjee accompanied him along with Chaiti Halder on the Tanpura.

Read about this wonderful Kolkata program and listen to Ustad Amjad Ali Khan playing north Indian classical instrumental Sarod.

WBRi exclusive report by Subhomoy Mukherjee, Washington Bangla Radio, Kolkata

Hindu Dharma satsang via phone conferance on Margshirsh Sh 5 (22 November 2009), 7.30 to 8.30 pm EST

HinduismThe Forum for Hindu Awakening is organizing an innovative Dharma Satsang teleconference on Margshirsh Shukla Panchami, Kaliyuge varsha 5111 (22 November 2009) from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm Eastern USA time.

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Ashanti | An Alumnorum Societas Presentation | Kolkata, India - Nov 26, 2009

Ashanti Kolkata Show


Date – 26.11.2009 – (Thursday)

Venue – St. Xavier’s School Grounds.

Time – 6 PM.

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