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Katy Perry's Rising Interest in Hindu Meditation Welcomed

Reno, Nevada, May 4, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindus have welcomed American singer-songwriter-actress Katy Perry’s (Teenage Dream) increasing interest in meditation.

In the June issue of Vanity Fair magazine, which will hit newsstands on May five, Perry (Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson), 26, tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Lisa Robinson: “Russell (husband English actor-comedian Russell Brand) is into Hinduism…He meditates in the morning and the evening; I’m starting to do it more because it really centers me…”

Video Feature: Kolkata Couture & Lifestyle Fashion Week (KCLFW) Summer 2011

Calcutta, April 25, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Idea Weavers presented the second season of “Gitanjali Lifestyle Kolkata Couture & Lifestyle Fashion Week ( KCLFW)” in association with “The Park” at the Ebony, The Park, Kolkata, India from 14th to 17th April.

Bengali actress Llocket Chatterjee at Kolkata Couture Lifestyle Fashion ShowOn 14th April, Idea inaugurated the show with a promotional by chief sponsor Kingfisher followed by a show by designer Archana Kochhar where she presented her latest creation “Sun Sand and Sangeet”. The collection “Sun Sand and Sangeet”, made with Viscose and Georgette with appliquéd borders in silk and velvet, is a wedding collection for the modern Indian Princess. The vibrant collection of sarees and anarkalis reminded spectators every ritual of a true Indian wedding. That was a truly royal style collection. Most of the dresses were based on white or pink fabric. Famous Bengali film actress Locket Chatterjee (interview) was the show stopper for the day and she walked on the ramp gracefully in a black-pink combined gorgeous royal bridal dress.

Watch a video-feature on the event exclusively on Washington Bangla Radio.

Fiama Di Wills & A&T Present Autumn-Winter 2011-12 Collection

Mumbai, April 18, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / pressreleasepoint) ITC, the multi-business conglomerate’s leading personal care brand, Fiama Di Wills, presents David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore (A&T), one of the most successful and respected designers in the global fashion fraternity at this season of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. The Fiama Di Wills show is positioned on the theme of‘Rejuvenation’ this season in line with its latest launch of the Aqua Pulse Shower Gel and Bathing Bar, crafted exclusively for men. The unique collection by the iconic designers is a manifestation of the brand theme.

Third Annual Northern Virginia (NOVA) Fashion Week to Celebrate Spring 2012 collections

Washington, DC, April 19, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / 1888PressRelease) From October 24-28, 2011 thousands of invited guests will descend on the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area as several of the world's leading fashion designers will showcase their Spring 2012 collections at the Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington, Virginia. The third annual Northern Virginia (NOVA) Fashion Week is a steadily growing fashion event that provides a platform for designers to use in an area that's coming into its own style capital.

A Divine Energy Healing Internet Radio Station

Washington DC, April 19, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) HealingPAQ teaches the art and science of self healing, distance healing and healing of living earth using love, joy, peace and compassion and our unique connection to divine love, light and energy.

Indian Actresses Rekha and Rani Mukherjee Shine at asiaSpa Awards

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New Delhi, Apr 15 (IBNS) Actors Rekha and Rani Mukherjee were seen shining together at the asiaSpa India Awards held on Thursday night here.

In a first of its kind initiative, Zee Trendz partnered with the prestigious signature event, Fourth Pevonia asiaSpa India Awards in a ceremony at The Claridges, Surajkund, New Delhi, to award the Indian wellness industry.

With a 500+ guest list, the evening was one of opulence and celebration as 28 lucky winners highlighted and paid accolades to the latest in spa trends.

Watch Kolkata Bengali Models & More Walk the Ramp in Innovative BONG CONNECTION Fashion Show

Calcutta, April 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Times Of India group presented a innovative fashion show titled BONG CONNECTION featuring some of the top professional models walking the ramp with committee members.

The models were accompanied by members from eclectic backgrounds - home makers, air hostesses, women from the professional sector and so on joined the fashion models.

The show was directed by Arindam Banerjee. Watch excerpts from the fascinating show online via a video posted at you tube by Arindam.

KCLFW 2011: Summer Festival Of Kolkata Couture & Lifestyle Fashion Week

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A creation by Aslam Khan from a 2010 KCLFW event

Calcutta, April 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio)  The 2011 Summer Festival Of Kolkata Couture & Lifestyle Fashion Week (KCLFW) will be held from April 14 to April 17, 2011 at The Park, Kolkata.

The event features fashion shows from 3 PM  to 9 PM by iconic designers show through out the days. The inaugural show will be by Gitanjali at 4.30 PM, and the grand finale show by Anita Dongre at 9.30 PM.

Actress Sonakshi Sinha launches Provogue fashion store

Hyderabad, India, Apr 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) The leading fashion brand Provogue launched its new store at A S Rao Nagar, Hyderabad with Style Icon & Trend Setter, Sonakshi Sinha. The Dabang girl who was recently roped in by Provogue as the face for their latest Summer/Spring collection and “LIVE MAD” campaign for the Women’s Wear was spotted at her fashionable best. The actress was delighted to be a part of this magnum-opus store by Provogue and even shared her views regarding the revolution the brand has brought in the fashion fraternity. LIVE MAD defines a state of mind, which represents the spirit of New India. It embraces the concepts of to Care more than others, think wise; Risk more than others, think safe; Dream more than others, think practical; Expect more than others, think possible; Live more than others, Live Mad. LIVE MAD says that there’s no success without a touch of madness.

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and Buddhism

New Delhi, April 11, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB) Dr. B R Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, was  the Architect of the Indian Constitution.   Born on 14 April 1891 in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was the fourteenth child of his parents, Bhimabai Sakpal and Ramji. “Sakpal” was the surname of Bhimrao and “Ambavade” was the name of his native village. To avoid the socio-economic discrimination and the ill-treatment of the higher classes of the society, Bhimrao changed his surname from “Sakpal” to “Ambedkar” by the help of a Brahmin teacher, who had great faith in him. Since then, Bhimrao and his family used the title, Ambavedkar.

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