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Richness of Biodiversity in India and it's value

By Kalpana Palkhiwala
Deputy Director (M & C), Press Information Bureau, New Delhi.  

New Delhi, India, Oct 15, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB) Biological diversity, encompasses all life forms on earth. Biodiversity maintains the ecological balance and continues evolutionary processes. The very survival of humankind depends on these core ecological functions. The indirect ecosystem services provided through biodiversity include: photosynthesis, pollination, transpiration, maintaining the balance of atmospheric gases, maintaining hydrological cycles, chemical cycling, nutrient cycling, pest control, etc. Biodiversity also has aesthetic and recreational value. Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity is therefore fundamental to ecologically sustainable development. In fact the very survival of humankind depends upon biological diversity.

Biodiversity manifests itself at three levels: species diversity which refers to the numbers and kinds of living organisms, genetic diversity which refers to the genetic variation within a population of species, and ecosystem diversity which is the variety of habitats, biological communities and ecological processes that occur in the biosphere.

Mohamed Mughal, Author of Resolution 786 feat. courtroom trial of God speaks to Unitarian Universalists

Bel Air, MD, October 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / I-Newswire) - A Muslim author whose first novel includes a courtroom trial of God for crimes against humanity will speak at the Unitarian Universalists of Fallston in Fallston, Maryland from 11am to noon on October 24, 2010. In his novel, Resolution 786, Mohamed Mughal uses a literal and contextually selective interpretation of Biblical scripture to arrest, charge and try the Lord for the crimes of mass infanticide, homophobic genocide and felony animal cruelty.

Devi - The Ethos of Empowerment capturing the essence of Durga in the contemporary times

An exhibition of painting by Camellia Suman & Biswajit Das ,14th to 17th October 2010, 9am-12pm The tryst between the deities and the artists is not a new tradition. It dates back almost to the origin of the art of paintings, through which the artisans have always revealed their imaginative embodiment of the deities and their virtues. However, in the seasoned hands of Biswajit Das and Camelia Suman (the duo hitherto famous for their HORSEPOWER and NOSTALGIA - Down the Memory Lane), the art of deity depiction has a reached a new height altogether.

New Delhi, Delhi, October 11, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire/ The artist have selected the famous Durga Puja season to host an exhibition at Kalibari, C R Park, New Delhi. In essence, the duo artists have tried to delve into two different sides of Durga through their exhibition. One side tried (successfully) to depict the embodiment of feminine power, as envisioned in the Hindu scriptures. This side of Durga highlights her image in various forms, starting from the destroyer of the evil, to the restorer of goodness in the society. The bold stokes, beautiful color blends and shades have given a unique touch of power and depth to these forms of Durga.

Pizza Hut continues to be the biggest restaurant brand in India on Facebook

New Delhi, Delhi, October 13, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire/ -- As social networking platforms are bringing a new wave of change in the way brands reach out to their consumers, Facebook is fast becoming the new language for brands to communicate with the consumers who are also active online users. Keeping with the latest trends, Pizza Hut, the world's leading affordable casual dining brand, has seen a major splurge on its fan page - Pizza Hut Celebrations ( The statistics also reveal that in a month, over 1.6 lacs Pizza Hut fans are actively engaging and interacting with their favorite brand through Pizza Hut Celebrations Facebook page. The two way communication channel has also enabled fans from smaller towns to request Pizza Hut management for opening the doors to their restaurant in their respective cities too.

The Pizza Hut team on the other hands is extremely responsive and acts on the suggestions and feedback shared by the fans on the Facebook page. There are numerous interesting contests being organized constantly on the fan page and the users are particularly enthusiastic about participating in them. The consumers, who wish to be regularly updated with the latest offerings and promotions at Pizza Hut, look forward to the new posts, news and promotions on the official page. It acts as a perfect source of meaningful information to keep themselves abreast. This growing trend has given a new dimension to the existing brand-consumer relationship.

Non-profit Berkeley Film Foundation BFF fundraiser celebration

Berkeley, CA, October 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Riding on the huge success of its inaugural fundraising event last fall, the Berkeley FILM Foundation (BFF) will host its second annual fundraiser and celebration on Thursday, October 28, 2010, at the David Brower Center in Berkeley.

The BFF, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, will also recognize the twelve 2010 winners, who share $120,000 in grants including the first annual Saul Zaentz Award. The BFF, funded to support local filmmakers and inspire a new generation of emerging East Bay filmmakers, has distributed $220,000 in grants to date.

The Berkeley FILM Foundation fundraiser has grown into one of the Bay Area’s more important annual entertainment industry gatherings.

Indie Film-maker Sabina Shamdasani of Dada Ji fame Partners with Los Angeles After-School Program to Inspire Kids

Los Angeles, CA, October 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / VOCUS) Independent filmmaker, Sabina Shamdasani is partnering with After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA) on Thursday, October 21 at 5:00 pm as part of her ‘Bringing Cinema 2 Kids’ program with the hope of inspiring Los Angeles youth to follow their dreams.

The event will be held at Gertz High School, Los Angeles, where Sabina Shamdasani will share her knowledge and the ideals that lead her to being able to follow her dreams. Shamdasani is also donating copies of her film ‘Dada Ji’ to each of the attending youth.

John Travolta feels Hollywood needs Bollywood

CALCUTTA, Oct 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hollywood star John Travolta, who was recently in Mumbai (India), was quoted in the India’s media as saying that Hollywood needed Bollywood more than the other way around.

He also reportedly pointed out that there might be a potentiality of financing coming from India as Hollywood faced financial crisis caused by recession.

Travolta reportedly said that Europeans brought changes and made huge contribution to American cinema and added that it was now Bollywood's turn.

With God On Our Side (2010) Film U.S Tour with Porter Speakman, Jr. & Stephen Sizer

Colorado Springs, CO, October 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Rooftop Productions announces the dates and venues for the Fall U.S. Tour of “With God On Our Side” - a film by Porter Speakman, Jr.

Porter Speakman, Jr. (Director / Producer) and Rev. Stephen Sizer (Author “Zion’s Christians Soldiers”) will be at each event and there will be a time for Q & A and discussion after each screening.

"With God On Our Side" takes a look at the theology of Christian Zionism, which teaches that because the Jews are God's chosen people, they have a divine right to the land of Israel. Aspects of this belief system lead some Christians in the West to give uncritical support to Israeli government policies, even those that privilege Jews at the expense of Palestinians, leading to great suffering among Muslim and Christian Palestinians alike and threatening Israel's security as a whole.

Watch the theatrical trailer online on Washington Bangla Radio and buy the DVD via our sales affiliate.

Women Leaders in India Conference and Awards provides platform for business women & political leaders to set trends


New Delhi, Oct 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) After the success of 1st Annual Women Leaders in India Conference and Awards, i Group is gearing up for the 2nd Edition Women Leaders in India on the 9th and 10th December in Delhi, India..

The two day conference is aimed at providing a platform for business women and political leaders to set trends, influence, innovate and leverage women’s participation in the global business world.  

India home to world’s 42% underweight children

CALCUTTA, Oct 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio)  “India is home to 42 percent of the world’s underweight children and 31 percent of its stunted children”, according to “2010 Global Hunger Index” report.

The 2010 Global Hunger Index was calculated for 122 developing countries and countries in transition by International Food Policy Research Institute, Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide. Report says that there are more than one billion hungry people in the world and argues that improving child nutrition would reduce global hunger.

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