People - Biography

ANINDITA SAHA - The Talented Versatile Bengali Singer from Kolkata (WBRi Feature)

Anindita SahaAnindita Saha is an accomplished and performance-driven professional Musician (Vocal), seeking a challenging career in Music. She has a Bachelors degree in Zoology and a Masters Degree in Music from University of Calcutta. Anindita also learned music from INDRANI SEN and CHANDAN ROY CHOUDHURY.



PARNA MAITRA: Eminent Rabindrasangeet Singer (WBRI Feature)

Parna Maitra Kolkata Bengali Rabindrasangeet Audio Songs Listen Free Online"It gives me immense pleasure when I sing Rabindrasangeet. Singing fills my heart with fulfillness. Music brings tear to my eyes," says Parna Maitra, and we cannot agree more.

Parna Maitra has released a new Bengali Rabindrasangeet album titled Rabitarani: Songs of Rabindra Nath Tagore under the label of Saregama India Ltd. (erstwhile HMV). You can listen to the album online using the player in the full post. We are also broadcasting these songs on our live Radio channel. The album consists of 10 songs:

Parna Maitra Bengali Rabindrasangeet album Rabitarani Songs of Rabindranath Tagore
1. Bipulo torongore
2. Hridoyososhi Hridigogone
3. Deep nibe gechhe momo
4. Chhaya ghanaichhe bone bone
5. Shtamalo chhaya naiba gele
6. Amay bolona gahite bolona
7. Pushpobone pushpo nahi
8. Maharajo eki saje
9. Tanhare aroti kore chandra topono
10. Ei udashi haowar pothe pothe


A Glimpse of Sutapa Bhattacharya: The Talented Versatile Singer from Kolkata (WBRi Feature)

Sutapa Bhattacharya and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
Sutapa Bhattacharya and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan in his residence

On 24th July 2000, her performance was telecast in the world beat television show of CNN. Some of Sutapa's acclaimed live performances include Asian Fantasy, 1996, Tokyo, Japan; Winnipeg Summer Festival 2000, Canada; Quebec City Folk Festival 2000, Canada; Rabindra Sangeet solo in 2005 at Mumbai, A USA - Canada Tour in 2006, World Music Festival, 2007, Thailand, Chinese new year celebration in 2007 at Bangkok, Thailand and many more.

Read all about Sutapa Bhattacharya and listen to her songs on WBRi.



Somranjan Chakraborty - North Indian Instrumental Classical Guitar Chaturangui Artist (WBRi Feature)

Somranjan Chakraborty - North Indian Hindustani Classsical Instrumental Slide GuitarOne of the most talented Indian Classical Guitarists of the younger generation SOMRANJAN has the subtlety and sweetness in Raga  rendition and great energy on the stage.




PARIJAAT: The Bangla Folk Fusion Band from Kolkata (WBRi Feature)

One rainy evening of July 2007, a group of young men with dreams in their souls felt an inexorable need to express their thoughts, feelings and desires about the present society and the times. They decided to do so the only way they knew. Music, only Music, and nothing but Music.

And from that very moment the ball started rolling. Parijaat Bangla Band had arrived.


Raja Mukherjee - Bengali Poem Recitation (Bangla Kobita Abritti)

Raja MukherjeeRaja Mukherjee has rediscovered his love for Bangla Poetry recitation after retiring from an illustrious professional career. Recitation is a passion he had at 25 - Tagore, Nazrul and Sukanta his favourites. "Now, all of a sudden, 40 long years of service in a steel plant seems to have vanished", says Mukherjee. Listen to Bengali Poetry (Poem) Recitation - Bangla Kobita Abritti - free online on WBRi.



Bedabrata Pain (Director of Chittagong): From NASA and CMOS Sensors to Passionate Film-Making

Bedabrata Pain

Kolkata, October 12, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The film Chittagong has been greatly praised after the premiere held in Mumbai few days back. Bedabrata Pain has shown his immense potential to be on the top band of film directors of the country. The whole nation is soon going to watch his directorial talent through his depicting of a true patriotic saga based on the Chittagong uprising, an event arguably lost in the history of India. But one is bound to be amazed on discovering the background of this versatile man.


Interview: Kiran Meegada on LMFAO Comedy Night event with Vijai Nathan and My Heart Is Beating Adola (2012) Telugu Movie

Kiran MeegadaWashington, DC, Sep 10, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) WBRi's Gurjeet Singh chats with Kiran Meegada - the young film-maker and event organizer from Washington DC metro area. One of the duo of screenplay writers and directors of "My Heart Is Beating...Adola", the other being  Arun Rudra, Kiran is also one of the organizers of LMFAO Comedy Night with the remarkably witty Vijai Nathan (interview) and Irwin Loring, Chipp Jones and Sharhryar Rizvi on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 8:00 PM at Diya Tysons in northern Virginia.



WBRi Feature: Interview with Actress and Ghazal Nightingale JANIVA ROY Musical Career & Bengali Movie "E Sudhu Amar Gaan" (2012)

Indian Bengali Ghazal singer and actress Janiva Roy

In this on-demand audio broadcast, WBRi's Sayantanee Dutt has a comprehensive and intimate conversation with internationally acclaimed Ghazal exponent, writer and actress Janiva Roy about Janiva's childhood and growing up, her illustrious journey in music and acting, rewarding experiences and challenges, and much more.



Brahmanaad - Indian Folk Rock Classical Fusion Band from Delhi

Kolkata-based Indian Folk / Classical - Western Fusion Music Group Brahma NaadBrahmanaad are a four-member fusion band from New Delhi established in 2007. The band competed with around 20 others and won the "Real Rockstar" contest in 2011 organized by PVR pictures to promote their Ranbir Kapoor - Nargis Fakhri starrer Bollywood film Rockstar (2011). The contest was judged by Imtiaz Ali, director of the blockbuster Hindi movie. Meet the band members and listen to Brahmanaad online via WBRi.



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