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Interview: Award-Winning Actor Amit Behl on His 13 Characters in "Upanishad Ganga"

Actor Amit Behl inUpanishad Ganga

Mumbai, March 9, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) "Upanishad Ganga" is a mammoth effort on Indian Television about Indian Culture, Heritage, Philosophy and Wisdom spanning more than 5000 years.



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?


Interview: Versatile Actor Rajesh Sharma on His Bengali and Hindi Films - "I Hope to Play More Positive Roles"

Rajesh SharmaMichigan, USA, March 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Among his numerous remarkable performances are Calcutta Police supercop Amit Kumar Srivastav in Baishe Srabon, Delhi Police Crime Branch officer N.K. in No One Killed Jessica, Noted South-Indian Movie producer and director Silva Ganesh and Kidda Dass in Dirty Picture, Kamalkant Kakkar aka KK in Ishqiya and so on. Bidisha Bagchi chats up actor Rajesh Sharma who effortlessly slips into such challenging roles in this informal and candid audio interview with WBRi.




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. 


Interview: Actress Pooja Bose on her Bengali film Macho Mastana (2012), Hindi movie Rajdhani Express with Leander Paes, & more


Bengali Actress Puja Bose (Pooja Bose)Cleveland, Ohio, March 1, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The sight of a young and pretty actress winning over viewers with charming performances is indeed refreshing. Director Reshmi Mitra’s (interview) big-budget (and hugely anticipated!) forthcoming release, ‘Macho Mastaana’ (which was previously titled "Macho Mustafa" till the government-controlled Indian film censor board decided that name was potentially derogatory to Muslims) would feature the Tollywood debut of Puja Bose, the latest among the current crop of young actresses hoping to make a mark in the Bengali film industry. In an informal chat with Arijit Chakrabarty of WBRi, Puja talked about her ‘Macho Mustana’ experience where she appears as the heroine opposite a eight-pack abs equipped Hiran Chatterjee (interview), her first forays into the movie industry, her forthcoming releases and many things more.

The conversation started out with the young actress exchanging pleasantries with the interviewer. It was also pointed out by the latter that, thanks to the stylized promos of ‘Macho Mustana’ (which are being extensively aired on all premier Bengali television channels!), Puja Bose had already become a known face among the moviegoers in Bengal. Thanks to the expertly thought-out media campaign of ‘Macho Mustana’, we had the good fortune to have an early look at this ravishing newcomer!

Speaking about her entry into films, Puja revealed that, since childhood, it had always been her desire to become an actress (a wish since ‘birth’, as the young lady put it!). Puja had been determined enough to follow her heart too, joining the showbiz industry soon after the completion of her studies.



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