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স্বপ্ন - রতন লাল বসু: প্রথম অধ্যায় | Shopno - A Bengali Novel by Dr. Ratan Lal Basu - Chapter 1 | WBRi Bangla Online Magazine

"Shopno" is a novel by Dr. Ratan Lal Basu published serially in the WBRi Bangla Magazine section in unicode Bangla font. Links to previous and following chapters are posted at the bottom of every episode.


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প্রথম অধ্যায়


Bengali Novel SHOPNO Chapter 1 : WBRi Bangla Online Magazine

সমরবাবু ঘুমিয়ে পড়েছিলেন। ঘুম ভাঙতেই দেখেন বিকেল হয়ে গেছে। বাইরে বৃষ্টি পড়ছে। ল্যান্ডস্কেপ হোটেলের দশ তলার জানলা দিয়ে তাকিয়ে দেখেন মেকং নদীতে এক অপূর্ব স্বপ্ন মাখা জগত। সমরবাবু লিফ্ট দিয়ে দ্রুত নেমে পড়লেন। বাইরে যাবেন শুনে রিসেপসনিষ্ট মেয়েটা একটা সুন্দর রঙিন ছাতা এগিয়ে দিল। প্যাগোডা আকৃতির ক্যাম্বোডিয়ানা হোটেলের সামনে থেকে এক প্যাকেট সিগারেট কিনে এগিয়ে গেলেন মেকং এর তীরে। নদীর তীর ঘেঁষে সারি সারি নানান আকৃতির নৌকা। সমরবাবুকে দেখে একজন মাঝি এগিয়ে এসে ভাঙা ইংরেজিতে বলল, ‘হো-চি-মিন সিতি তু আওয়ারস্’। সমরবাবু বললেন, ‘আমার ভিয়েতনামের ভিসা নেই’। তারপর হেসে ফেললেন। হোটেলের ম্যানেজারের কাছে শুনেছেন নৌকা করে সায়গন যেতে কম করে আট ঘণ্টা লাগে। অথচ যাত্রীদের আকৃষ্ট করার জন্য মাঝিরা কেমন বেমালুম মিথ্যা বলে যায়।



SUBHRASANKAR DAS: Bangla Kobita (Bengali Poems) and English Translations | WBRi Online Magazine

SUBHRASANKAR DAS, born on 1st May, 1986 in Tripura (north-eastern part of India), is a prominent figure in modern Bengali literature. He writes both in Bengali & English (Poetry, Short stories for adults & children).

Presenting some of the works of Subhrasankar Das in the WBRi Online Bangla Magazine section.



Bangla Kobita: ABOHELITO BANGLA - A Special Bengali Poem by Brototi Paul for Poila Baisakh 2012 New Year

[Brototi Paul]WBRi Online Bengali Magazine presents a Bengali poem "Abohelito Bangla" by Brototi Paul. Brototi has written this poem especially to mark Pohela Baishakh which is the Bengali new year.

Creative writer, painter and elocutionist Brototi Paul won her first award in a recitation competition at age 3. Since then, she has won numerous awards in elocution at local and regional levels.  Her first book ASWAD, a book of poems, and her second book ATO TUKU ASHA – a novel, were inaugurated at the Kolkata International Book Fair in 2004 and 2005.



Chicago: Lake, River & Fountains (United States)

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Navy Pier is Chicago a.k.a Windy City's most visited attraction; 50 acres of park and promenade, 18 hole mini golf crystal gardens, the Shakespeare theatre and the skyline stage, all marvelously facing the vast Lake Michigan.


Bangla Kobita: JIGYASA (Question) - A Special Poem by Brototi Paul for Poila Baisakh 2012 Bengali New Year

[Brototi Paul]WBRi Online Bengali Magazine presents a Bengali poem "Jigyasha" by Brototi Paul. Brototi has written this poem especially to mark Pohela Baishakh which is the Bengali new year.

Creative writer, painter and elocutionist Brototi Paul won her first award in a recitation competition at age 3. Since then, she has won numerous awards in elocution at local and regional levels.  Her first book ASWAD, a book of poems, and her second book ATO TUKU ASHA – a novel, were inaugurated at the Kolkata International Book Fair in 2004 and 2005.




Munising: Michigan's Upper Peninsula's best kept secret (United States)

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The great lakes region in the United States is perhaps Mother Nature’s favorite scenic area; her pet canvas in which she randomly splashes different shades of color all through the year. Shades of blue on the lakes and sky, purple and mauves on flowers, variety of grey and browns, oranges and yellows that I did not even know had existed and greens that can instantly bring peace to the mind.


FILM PROMO: MIRROR MIRROR (2012) The Magic of Snow White waiting to be re created.

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‘’Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"
These famous lines are from the German folktale of Snow White by Brothers Grimm which is going to be narrated once again by Tarsem Singh. 

In search of Rubies in 'Ruby Falls'--Tennessee, United States

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Tennessee has the highest number of known caves in the entire United States and we got a good experience of one of the most fascinating and interesting one during our visit to this state. The best part of Rock City was Ruby Falls; the World’s longest underground waterfall…phew! 


Interview: Feng Shui expert Nalini Rawal on the ancient science and its impact on our lives

By Bidisha Bagchi

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An interior designer by profession in India, Nalini Rawal studied Vaastu and her interest grew in Astro Sciences. She also studied Feng Shui (Fung-Shway) and is now an expert in it. WBRi chatted with her to know more about these ancient sciences and how it works.



Interview: Arunava Sinha on his experience as a translator, his insights on the translation industry and his new books

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With years of experience, Arunava Sinha has achieved recognition for his works as a translator and has an impressive list of acclaimed publications to his name. It is through him that book lovers get a glimpse into a world that might have otherwise remained unknown to them. Quite recently, his current work ‘Chowringhee’ was aired on BBC Radio 3. WBRi had the honor of interviewing Mr. Sinha about his experience as a translator, his insights on the translation industry and his new books.


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