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Interview: Arunava Sinha on his experience as a translator, his insights on the translation industry and his new books

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With years of experience, Arunava Sinha has achieved recognition for his works as a translator and has an impressive list of acclaimed publications to his name. It is through him that book lovers get a glimpse into a world that might have otherwise remained unknown to them. Quite recently, his current work ‘Chowringhee’ was aired on BBC Radio 3. WBRi had the honor of interviewing Mr. Sinha about his experience as a translator, his insights on the translation industry and his new books.


Interview: Creations in Silver - Indian Jewelry Designer Purvi Dhruv

By Bidisha Bagchi

Indian Silver Jewelry Designer Purvi Dhruv
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Designer Purvi Dhruv's silver jewellery has been able to capture the eye of a large chunk of ladies in India and abroad and they have been converted into faithful clients who keep coming back for more. Purvi, who is also a management graduate, chatted with WBRi about her designs and creations.

How did this idea of jewellery come to you?



KA: Cirque du Soleil: MGM Grand, Las Vegas

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When Cirque du Soliel’s Iris team performed a show during the 84th Annual Academy Awards function at the Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles on 26th February 2012, the anchor Billy Crystal commented that he had a hamstring injury just watching the show for 5 minutes. Wonder what thousands of people who have watched Cirque’s KA at MGM, Las Vegas for whole 90 minutes would have to say?


Interview: Paroma Roy Chowdhury, Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Google India on International Women's Day

By Bidisha Bagchi

Paroma Roy Chowdhury, Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affair, Google India

International Women's Day (8th March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2012 is Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty. In many countries, International Women's Day is an occasion to honor and praise women for their accomplishments. On this special occasion WBRi spoke to Google India’s Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Ms. Paroma Roy Chowdhury about women in India and their desire for progress and achievements.

Women’s Day is a tribute to female achievement and the desire for progress. What is your idea on this?


FILM PROMO: THE HUNGER GAMES (MARCH 23RD, 2012)

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Suzanne Collins joined the club of J.K Rowling (Harry Potter) and Stephenie Meyer (The Twilight Saga) when her first novel for the young adults, The Hunger Games hit the shelves.

The novel is set in Panem, a nation that grew out of the ashes of North America, and run by the Capitol. In order to exercise total control, the Capitol selects one male and one female from each of the twelve outlying districts to compete in the annual Hunger Games—a fight to the death between twenty four tributes from ages twelve to eighteen. Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen is chosen for the games along with Peeta Mellark. Together, they will create an unprecedented game and create a spark to change the course of history and maybe something more. A USA Today and New York Times bestseller, 9.6 million copies of the book was already being read in the United States when Lionsgate decided about the movie adaptation.


KALAMANDALAM, CALCUTTA & ITS PREMIER CLASSICAL DANCE TROUPE: PERFORMING WING

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Kalamandalam Calcutta has been one of India’s most respected dance institutes for South Indian Classical dance. For more than 4 decades, the academy has been imparting dance training to students from Calcutta and around the country. WBRi caught up with Kalamandalam’s secretary Shri.Somnath.G. Kutty to know more about the founder, the institute and its Premier Classical Dance Troupe of Kolkata, Performing Wing. 


White House 2013 Budget & AAPIs

President Obama sent his budget for the 2013 fiscal year to Congress earlier today. Below are details about how his budget creates security for Asian American and Pacific Islander families. This year’s budget reflects the President’s firm belief that our country has always done best when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same rules. It’s a document built around the recognition that this is a make or break moment for the middle class and those trying to reach it. What’s at stake is the very survival of the basic American promise that if you work hard, you can do well enough to raise a family, own a home and put a little away for retirement. This budget continues the Obama Administration’s commitment to keeping that promise alive by creating an economy that’s built to last – with good jobs that pay well and security for the middle class.

'TENI DA' Returns (Bengali Theatre)

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Good News for all the fans of Teni da and Narayan Gangopadhyay. Oikyo Natyo Goshti is bringing back the charm of Teni da to the people of Calcutta. 


ArtPrize (Event)

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ArtPrize is an open competition of art. Anyone can take part, host or even judge the heavenly creations. This time it is Grand Rapids in Michigan that is hosting the ArtPrize and we were lucky to be present in the Meijer garden venue to have a glimpse at the wonderful displays. This exclusive art competition is not held for the sake of competition but with an intention to have a strong bond between artists and common people so far as ideas and creativity are concerned.


Can Agnihotra prevent the effect of nuclear radiation ?

March 23, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio)  Research performed through advanced sixth sense by the Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) confirms that the Vedic sacrificial fire called Agnihotra does mitigate the effect of nuclear radiation. Agnihotra provides more protection when performed by a person who is at a higher level of spiritual consciousness.




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