Review - Book

Chai Theke Gaan (Song from the Ashes) - A Book Of Poems By Tapan Sanyal | Bangla Kobita (Bengali Poems)

Songs From Ashes - Chai Theke Gaan - Tapan Sanyal

April 17, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) A book of peoms, "Chai Theke Gan" (Songs from the Ashes) by Mr Tapan Sanyal, a muti-faceted talent and an acclaimed poet, has been released by Varabhi Prakashani.

The book was released by famous folk-song composer-singer Mr Arun Chakraborty (of Lal Paharir Deshe Ja fame) and translated by the young Poet Laureate Sonnet Mondol.

Mr Sanyal recently interviewed singer-songwriter Arun Chakraborty - the video is available here.

Washington Bangla Radio also published an exclusive interview with acclaimed young international poet Sonnet Mondol - the video is available here.

Tapan Sanyal can be contacted at ph +91-983-079-1929, e-mail: tmusehere [at] gmail.com. Tapan Sanyal is also a music composer and an accomplished Tabla player. He and his wife Tripti Sanyal (singer) are experimenting with classcial world fusion music. Washington Bangla Radio has previously featured the works of Tapan and Tripti Sanyal:



Interview | Sonnet Mondal - the internationally acclaimed young poet speaks with WBRi and recites his poems (video)

Apr 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The internationally acclaimed poet and youngest Poet Laureate Sonnet Mondol talks to Subhomoy Mukherjee of WBRi Washington Bangla Radio and recites a couple of his poems. Watch the interview video and listen to Sonnet's recitation online exclusively on Washington Bangla Online Radio.

Poet Laureate Sonnet Mondal is one of the illustrious names in the field of English Poetry and Literature. Starting his poetic career in 2007 through his book “A Poetic Peep Into The Post Modern World”, at present he has authored two other collections of poetry namely “The Curse of Atlantis and Other Poems”(released in 2009), “21 lines Fusion Sonnets of 21st Century” (due release in Kolkata book fair 2010), Sonnet’s Treasure of Poems (due release in 2010 in Sweden) and a translation work namely “Songs from the Ashes”(Due release in Kolkata book fair 2010). He has been honoured several times with many International awards and recognitions and his poetry has been featured in several world famous journals and magazines. His poetries and messages have been read out in radio shows Like World Poetry Café Show, Canada, etc. Reader’s say the specialty of Sonnet’s writings lies in its wide variety, range and simplicity in language. Sometimes he experiments upon traditional poetry, sometimes rhyming and sometimes free verse. But each time he lures his readers into a different World where one can feel a fresh breathe while reading his poems.

Sonnet 
Mondol's Book Inauguration on World Poetry Day
Sonnet Mondol's Book Inauguration on World Poetry Day, Mar 21, 2010

Sonnet’s has been praised by eminent personalities like Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Harvard President Dew Fraust, Dr. Stephen Gill, Dr. Thiagarajan, Dr. Leo Rebello,Dr. Sandra Fowler, Dr. Ramesh Chandra Mukhopadhyaya, Taslima Nasrin, Nora McCarthy, Trade Martin, Gopal Krishna Gandhi, Subodh Sarkar and many others. The appreciation letters sent to him via emails and through different forums amount to over 1000 from peoples of more than thirty countries.

In 2009 Sonnet’s name was included in the Dictionary of Contemporary International Poets published by International Poetry Translation and Research Centre, China.

His books have also been given as Government Book Award from the Government of West Bengal(DMC),India to well performing students in class 10 and 12.


Tees Maar Khan (1985) Full Manoj Chitra Katha Comics Online Release

Mar 26, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Tees Maar Khan is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language Bollywood movie directed by Farah starring Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Akshay Khanna and others. Tees Maar Khan Hindi Movie Comics`

The blog bollybusiness has published the front page of a classic nostalgic comics issue Tees Maar Khan from 1985 published by Manoj Chitra Katha originally sold for Indian Rupees 3.00. The authors of the blog have uploaded the entire 30 odd pages of the full comics online.

Mr. Teesmar Khan is a smart youngster who takes the opportunity of falling from a tree onto a dead mad elephant to turn himself into a super-hero, people believing that Mr Teesmar Khan  killed the elephant with his bare hands. The local King is impressed, and Tees Mar Khan becomes part of the royal court. Things get even better when Tees Maar Khan tames a violent man-eating tiger using his wit. Read the entire comic book !

According to reports, Akshay Kumar will impersonate John Travolta in Tis Mar Khan. Watch a NDTV news video online.


A comics of A new kind

THIS INTERESTING COMICS HAS BEEN BASED ON IRISH POET ALLINGHAM'S FAMOUS POEM "THE FAIRIES". CLICK ON THE IMAGE OR THE LINK BELOW TO ENJOY THE FULL COMICS.

PINMINIDER GAAN


WBRi Online Book Recommendation: Jyoti Basu, the authorized biography

BIOGRAPHY OF JYOTI BASU (1914 - 2010), CHIEF MINISTER OF WEST BENGAL, India.

By SURABHI BANERJEE


Interview - Chitrita Banerjee - Author of the popular Bengali Recipe Books & Feluda Mystery Stories Translations

Writer Chitrita BanerjiChitrita Banerji is well known for her excellent recipe books on Bengali cooking and dishes. Chitrita is from Kolkata, India and has a Master's Degree in English from Harvard University. An expert in food, culture and history, her popular books include Land of Milk and Honey: Travels in the History of Indian FoodBengali Cooking: Seasons and Festivals, Eating India: An Odyssey into the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices, Eating India, The Hour of the Goddess: Memories of Women, Food, and Ritual in Bengal, Eating India: Exploring the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices and so on.

Chitrita Banerji has also contributed to well-acclaimed translations of Feluda mystery detective thriller stories by Satyajit Ray, likeComplete Adventures of Feluda, and Adventures of Feluda.

Listen to an interview with Chitrita Banerjee (VOA Bangla) Online.

Official A R Rahman 2010 Calendar Sale

Oscar winning musician A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) has come up with a Calendar 2010 in aid of "education for the less privileged children".

With pictures of Rahman in various music related moods/settings and his thoughts on topics like love, music, and language; this desk-top calendar is being sold for Rupees 250. Reportedly produced by A. R. Rahman Foundation in collaboration with World Light (Audio Media Education subsidiary), its photographs are captured by T. Selvakumar, Audio Media Education director. “All praises belong to the Almighty”, is one of the quotes on the Calendar.


Bengali Online Children Magazine Joydhak (8th issue) uploaded

  • THE 8TH INTERNET ISSUE OF JOYDHAK has been uploaded. Read on to see what the editor of this currently most popular Bengali webzine for kids, teens and tweens have to say about the latest issue:

Bengali singer Sutirth Mukherjee to release debut album "Fall In Love" in Kolkata

Bengali singer Sutirth Mukherjee to release debut album "Fall In Love" in Kolkata on Tuesday Sept 15.


Feluda Comic Books Released - Subhadra Sengupta, Tapas Guha - Penguin Books India

Detective Feluda is here, Tintin-style. The iconic private eye - a character created by legendary filmmaker-writer Satyajit Ray in his Bengali whodunits - has entered the animated, colourful world of comic books ...

Syndicate content