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Free Online Bengali-English Magazine DIYALA launched - A Kochisamsad Publication

Online Bengali Childrens Magazine Diyala

Germantown, Maryland, Nov 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) DIYALA ( is a newly launched Bengali-English bilingual online magazine from Kochisamsad. Though the magazine focuses on children below 16, youngsters as well as grown-ups should find it equally appealing.

DIYALA webzine is a part of Kochisamsad which is bilingual (English and Bengali) and for the under 16 age group. The main motto of the publishers is to connect the schoolchildren worldwide through this webzine and to provide them with some quality reading material. An interesting aspect of DIYALA which derives from it's online nature is the magazine's web-site also servers as a platform for students, parents and teachers to interact online at the Diyala blog on different topics as a part of the Kochisamsad website.

Kochisamsad are involved in diverse social and literary activities, including The Mukti-Kochiknacha Book Bank Project, art workshops, pottery workshops, theater workshops, cooking-health food workshops for mothers, sit and draw and so on, where children under 16 are involved.

Diyala and Kochisamsad are created by Ananya Banerjee and her brother Sanjib Sikder. Ananya is a teacher with about 16 years of continuous teaching experience in reputed schools, presently attached with DPS, Ruby Park, Kolkata. Sanjib Sikder is an IIT Mumbai Research Scholar who is the designer of their web-site.

Ananya and Sanjib are currently the joint editors of Diyala. Their future plan is to come up with an advisory panel as Diyala grows, consisting of teachers, doctors, child psychologists, eminent writers and well wishers. DIYALA in print edition from a good publication house is also envisioned.

Check out DIYALA and Kochisamsad at

Tambourine--the online english magazine for kids from Kolkata

The 3rd Issue of the Online English Magazine for kids has been uploaded.

Click the image to visit the magazine :

পুজাবার্ষিকী কোলাজ ১৪১৭ | Kolaj Bengali Magazine Sharodiya Pujabarshiki Issue Released by Bengalis in Hyderabad

KOLAJ Sharodiya Bengali Magazine

Hyderabad, India, Oct 25, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bengalis In Hyderabad (BIH), an association of Bengali expatriates in Hyderabad, have released this year's annual Sharodiya Pujabarshiki issue of Bengali - English magazine KOLAJ ( কোলাজ ).

Sharadiya Kolaj is available in India for Rs.50 - click here to order online.

The immense effort of the creative editorial team to compile and present a wonderful read is commendable.

After the huge success of কোলাজ – পূজাবার্ষিকী (১৪১৬), BIH determined to give it another try to enthrall readers. The feedback received was so valuable, that they dropped the idea of publishing a বর্ষা সংখ্যা and worked for a year to give their best shot and come out with another edition of পুজাবার্ষিকী (১৪১৭). Rahul Basu of BIH says, "I can vouch on my team, who worked day in and day out inspite of their busy office schedules, to give us a wonderful read."

"কোলাজ ধিক্কার জানাচ্ছে তাদের, যারা ধর্মের মুখোশ পরে মানবিকতাকে উপেক্ষা করেছে প্রতি মুহুর্তে। " says editor Rajarshi Ghosh.

KOLAJ is surely going to make a difference in everyone's life. It is a new lease of hope.

Washington Bangla Radio congratulates the Kolkaj team for delivering a world-class icon associated with Durga Puja - their own Sharodiya Bengali Magazine publication.

The Sharodiyo 2010 issue of the Joydhak has been uploaded

জয়ঢাকের ২০১০ শারদীয় ইস্যু প্রকাশিত হয়েছে। পড়ুন ও সকলকে পড়ান।

Sarodiya Anandabazar Patrika 2010 Pujobarshiki আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা


The 2010 Sharodiya Anandabazar Patrika Pujobarshiki is a must-read for Bengalis during Durga Pujo. Published from Kolkata, New Delhi and Mumbai by ABP Pvt. Ltd. (an enterprise of Ananda Publishers) and with 1,577,000 daily copies, the parent news daily has the largest circulation for a single-edition, regional language newspaper in India. According to Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2010, the newspaper is the eighth most widely read newspaper in India with a total readership of 15,318,000.

Anandabazar is the most circulated Bengali newspaper in India. Other than Kolkata, it is also printed from various other towns in West Bengal. The paper was founded in 1922 by its inaugural editor Prafulla Chandra Sarkar. Presently, the newspaper is edited by Aveek Sarkar.

The contents of the Sharodiya Pujobarshiki ANANDA BAZAAR PATRIKA this year are ...

Sharadiya Anandamela - Pujabarshiki Anadamela (আনন্দমেলা) Online Release Exclusively on WBRi Affiliate Bookstore


Washington Bangla Radio's affiliate online Book Store is now exclusively shipping Sharadiya Pujo-special Pujabarshiki Anandamela to the USA.

SARODIA ANADAMELA is available from online US stores  - CLICK HERE TO ORDER

Anandamela (আনন্দমেলা) is one of the most popular Bengali children's magazines from ABP / Ananda Bazar Patrika Group, Kolkata. Anandamela  has managed to survive for many decades while many other print magazines continue to disappear.Anandamela is published monthly from 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street, Kolkata 700 001.

The Anandamela Pujobarshiki has long been a must-have for Bengali homes with young kids. According to the ABP Group, Anandamela is the most widely read Bengali children’s magazine. With an enduring appeal across genders and age groups, it continues to celebrate the glory of companionship with its readers during their growing-up years. From science to sports, fiction to comics, adventure to astronomy — the magazine caters to the needs of a child’s psyche.

Ichchhamoti Bengali Online Children's Magazine - Monsoon 2010 Issue Published

ICHCHAMOTI Bengali Children's Online Magazine

The monsoon 2010 issue of the excellent Ichchamoti Bengali Online Magazine for Children (and adults will enjoy it for sure, too!) is now online at

Ichchamoti is one of the most read Bengali online magazines in North America (USA and Canada).

কোলাজ Kolaj Bengali Magazine accepting articles for Pujabarshiki 2010

The editorial team have started working on the KOLAJ magazine for the Pujabarshiki 2010 Edition. The editors are looking for articles of various genres. They are also looking for advertisers who would be interested in partner with them.

Upendrakishore's Tuntunir Boi converted into English comics

Joydhak Workshop at Devipur, in the Sunderbans – May’30, 2010.

Fifty Kilometers away from Joynagar railway station in the district of South 24 Parganas of the Indian state of West Bengal, there flows a river called Thakurani. One of its banks is covered under the dense canopy of mangroves and on the other bank, surrounded almost on all sides by the various branches of Thakurani as well as by the main river itself, stands a village called Devipur.

Devipur is a very interesting place. Its one of the frontier human settlements standing between the civilized world of mainstream Bengal and the menacing Sunderbans and thus has to serve two masters for survival. The two masters , the nature on one side and the human ‘civilization’ on the other, function at two completely different levels, both equally inscrutable and unpredictable. JOYDHAK WORKSHOP AT DEVIPUR >

The continuous subjugation to two such different , difficult and demanding masters has left an indelible stamp on the entire settlement. It’s a study in contrasts. People discuss the latest nabbing of a burglar or nabbing of a tiger on the village grounds in the same pitch as if there’s no difference between the two.

On 30th May 2010 a Joydhak  Team began the experiment of strengthening these people from inside through its first workshop at Devipur. The work will continue now. Read the detailed report on the workshop at the following link: JOYDHAK WORKSHOP AT DEVIPUR >

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