People - Biography

The Last Peer of the City: As I Saw Him---An Obituary by Abesh Kumar Das.

Reminiscing a man of letters...Debashish Bandyopadhyay. ...It was around April, 2009. I was at" Mayurakshi"(name of the house) for collecting an article. Bamada (well known writer Bamaprasad Mukhopadhyay) gave me the connection to the landlord. Bookshelf is a common factor in any author’s house. But I had not at all been prepared for the prodigious aura I perceived that day. No sooner the handsome old man had come and taken a chair in front of my couch that I could fully comprehended his dignified peerage. The veteran was smoking in his elegant gesture. Years after , once in a personal discussion Debasish Bandyopadhyay coined his cigarette as a quiet companion of solitude. Prior to my admiration of him as a maverick literary figure he was regarded as a legitimate peer of mine. The last of the peers lived at an era awfully characterized by its inherent kakistocracy.

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Showman turns 69

Subhash Ghai was born to a dentist father who practised in Delhi, Subhash did his higher secondary in Delhi and thereafter graduated in Commerce from Rohtak, Haryana. 

Sajid Nadiadwala - The Filmy Journey

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Mumbai, January 14 (Washington Bangla Radio, USA) - Sajid the dreamer and the story teller of hindi cinema industry has a long association with this magic reality. 



Prasenjit Chatterjee graces the launching ceremony of Shoma A. Chatterji’s book Reading Rituparno

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Rituparno Ghosh’s cinema is defined by his signature style which makes him one of the most outstanding contemporary filmmakers in India. He left behind a wonderful bouquet of films that will remain archived in the film archives across the world. A book on Rituparno Ghosh titled “Reading Rituparno” was recently launched by eminent film journalist Shoma A. Chatterji, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Bratya Basu and Arindam Sil.


Interview:Tete-a-tete with Aryann, The young actor who played Kakababu’s Santu in New Bangla Movie Mishawr Rawhoshyo

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Kolkata, October 17 (Washington Bangla Radio): Aryann Bhowmik won the hearts of the audience with his role as Prosenjit’s Son in the highly successful movie ‘Chalo paltai’. He will again be seen with Prosenjit as he is playing the role of ‘Shontu’ in the upcoming Bengali film Misor Rohosyo based on the Shontu-Kakababu series written by Late writer Sunil Gangopadhaya. In an exclusive interview with WBRi correspondent Priyanka Dutta, the actor talks at length about his upcoming film and also about his passion.


English Poems by Award Winning Poetess Gargi Saha (WBRi Feature)

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Gargi Saha is a creative writer whose first poem book 'The Muse In My Salad Days'has been published in 2000.Her poems have been published in 'The Indian Express', 'The Times Of India', 'The Asian Age' etc. Her poems have also been featured in National and International Journals like 'Poet', 'Poetcrit',The Skylark',' Contemporary Vibes' 'Shine'' Young Poet ' etc. Regularly her works are published in webzines like  'Poetic Portal','Muse India' etc.Recently she has been awarded the Excellence In World Poetry Award' (2009)

Interview: Sudip Sarkar, From Bengali Serial Champion to New Kolkata Bengali Film Kaal Madhumash (WBRi Exclusive)

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WBRi special correspondent Awrko Roy caught up with Sudip Sarkar, a well known television actor who is going to make his big screen debut with ‘Kaal Madhumash’ under the direction of Prabir Roy. Excerpts from the chat:


Satyaki Roy: The Man with the Magical Voice; Soul Stirring Bengali Recitation (WBRi Feature)

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Just at the age of 4, the basic training of Satyaki Roy in recitation began with his first guru being his own mother. Little did he know that one day he will achieve great fame and success with his recitation because destiny had absolutely different plans for him. From the age of five, Satyaki started focusing completely on his desired field i.e recitation and participated in many competitions and his talent got him several prizes.


War Chhod Na Yaar release date is finalised

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No war is ever worth it, War Chhod Na Yaar, one of the most awaited films of this year releases on the 30th of August, 2013. It takes a satirical look at why people go to war. A heart-warming story, sheds light on the “so-called” reasons countries wage wars.Dashing Sharman Joshi, seen for the first time as an army man, teams up with journalist Soha Ali Khan to try and unravel the conspiracy that led to another mindless war.

Abanti Bhattacharjee: Talented Young North Indian Hindustani Classical Vocalist (WBRi Feature)

Abanti BhattacharjeeAbanti Bhattacharjee is a talented young vocalist who has  been  making waves in the North Indian Hindustani Classical music scene.

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