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"Breakaway" Canadian-Indian Bollywood Film add to Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Festival

Toronto, Canada, Aug 3, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) It is carnival time for ‘Breakaway’!

Breakaway Movie at Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Festival 2011 / Caribana

Images of dancers grooving to the beats of the drums is a typical carnival image and ‘Breakaway’ added to the high spirits witnessed during the annual Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Festival 2011, formerly known as Caribana, in Canada.

Breakaway Movie at Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Festival 2011 / Caribana

The Indo-Canadian production, ‘Breakaway’, was a key participant in the happy mayhem of the street carnival Caribana – the Caribbean cultural festival held over the weekend of July 30 –bringing to the people of Canada the pulsating Calypso rhythms and creating a ‘joie de vivre’ atmosphere. And it was among this electrifying surrounding that ‘Breakaway’ made its presence felt with a distinctive float carrying posters of the movie making its away among the carnival-lovers. And did they love this float too! One saw carnival dancers prance and strut around the float and people stopped by to get a handful of the movie’s images clicked.

Breakaway Movie at Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Festival 2011 / Caribana

One of the largest Caribbean festival’s in North America, pulling in a crowd of more than 1.3 million every year, ‘Breakaway’ added the extra zing to the magic and thrill of Caribana.

Sambad Pratidin Presents Probash Parboni 2011 (24th & 25th September 2011)


London, UK, July 30, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sambad Pratidin presents the 1st Year of KKN PROBASH PARBONI 2011 celebrating the Spirit Of Bengal  to be held on 24th and 25th September 2011  at the Harrow Leisure Centre, Christ Church Avenue, Harrow, HA3 5BD.

Rajasthan : Land of Opportunities

camels and tourists in Thar desert

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By Sameer Pushp

New Delhi, July 25, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) Rajasthan is a vibrant, exotic state where tradition and royal glory meet in a riot of colors against the vast backdrop of sand and desert. It has an unusual diversity in its entire forms- people, customs, culture, costumes, music, manners, dialects, cuisine and physiography. The history of the land has a saga and tale; every roadside village has its own flavor of valor and sacrifice, the winds singing them and the sands shift to spread them. The panoramic outlook of the state is simply mesmerizing; with lofty hills of Aravali’s- one of the oldest mountain ranges of the world and the golden sand dunes of the Great Indian Desert- the only desert of the sub-continent.

Amarnath Yatra 2011: Ancient Hindu Pilgrimage Remains Icon of Hindu-Muslim Brotherhood in Kashmir Valley

Photo of Lord Amarnath taken by Mr.Gangadhar T...

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New Delhi, June 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB-India) This year’s pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath in Kashmir is to begin from the 29th of this month. It will continue till August 13, the Shravana Poornima day, which coincides with Raksha Bandan. The countdown has begun with the State Government finalizing all arrangements for the pilgrims.

The 5000-year old Yatra, which used to be a pilgrimage for only a few days, has grown tremendously in size over the years. It is now being conducted for more than one and a half months with over 4 lakh (400,000) people taking part in the Yatra each year. Registration for the Yatra has already begun on first come first served basis. On line registration has also been introduced this year. Over 2 lakh pilgrims have already registered in the first few days only.

Sutti Vasool

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Pune, Maharashtra, May 19, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire) Every man who possibly can, should force himself to a summer holiday of a few days and this summer, planning a trip could not get easier. IBN-Lokmat presents a brand new show "Sutti Vasool", a travel show which gives budget travel ideas for this summer to nearby places in and around Maharashtra. To get information on some accessible places around your city where you can unwind with your near and dear ones, tune into to "Sutti Vasool" every Sunday at 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm only on IBN-Lokmat.

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চলো যাই বরফের নদীতে হাঁটতে-- জয়ঢাকের সঙ্গে

  বরফের নদীতে অভিযান--সঙ্গে আছে জয়ঢাক!! পড়তে থাকুন----

Footsteps of the King of India's Wildlife

Mumbai, April 19, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Online PR News ) The king of Indian wildlife and perhaps the largest member in cat family, the Royal Bengal Tiger (scientifically known as Pantheratigristigris) is a tiger species native to India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. The symbol of unbridled power and magnetism, the roar of the Royal Bengal Tiger is audible up to 3 km of the distance.

Photo-Feature: Bengali Film-Maker Arin Paul Shoots Ad-Film with Actress Locket Chatterjee in the Himalayas


[Arin Paul, Locket Chatterjee, Ashok Pramanik and others]
[Arin Paul, Locket Chatterjee, Ashok Pramanik and others]
Arin Paul, Locket Chatterjee, Ashok Pramanik and others in the film unit

[Tollywood Bengali Movie Actress Locket Chatterjee]
Bengali Film Actress Locket Chatterjee

Calcutta, April 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Film-Maker Arin Paul (interview), director of Doshta Dosh (10:10) [Buy DVD], Jyanto Durga and numerous acclaimed films, recently traveled to the mountains of Gangtok in north-east India to shoot two ad films with the leading Tollywood actress and accomplished danseuse Locket Chatterjee (interview).

FUNDUSTAN Amusement Park to Entertain Children in Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, Apr 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) Jodhpur’s 1st and India’s 6th Amusement Park so aptly known as FUNDUSTAN - where you can experience the ultimate thrill gelled with undescribable fun, its also said to be the perfect destination for your kids who can have a gala time, away from the madding crowd of the city.

Babui Resort Bangladesh Boishakhi Festival Highlights Bengali New Year Celebrations

[Poila Boishakh Bengali New Year Celebration at Babui Eco-Resort]
[Babui Resort Bangladesh]

Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Babui Eco Resort is one of a kind in the southern coastal region of Moheshkhali Island, Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. Cox's Bazar is known as the longest unbroken beach in the world and Moheshkhali Island is an island off the coast of Cox's Bazaar.

A range of low hills, but the coast to the west and north is a low-lying treat, fringed by mangrove jungle. You can go to this Island by local motorboat called trawler or by speedboat. It takes only half an hour to reach this Island. You will find mangrove forests, hilly areas, salt field etc. This island is famous for Buddhist Temple and Pagoda; you can enjoy a full day sight seeing and also you visit Sonadia and some other Islands nearby.

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