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তোমার জন্য একটি গান - পলাশ দে | A Song For You - Bengali Poem by Palash Dey | WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

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তোমার জন্য একটি গান



Geneva to Montreux (Switzerland)


ILA ROY - author of "Bhalo Theko" (book of poems) recites her poems | Listen to Bangla Kobita Abritti (Bengali Poem Recitation)

ILA ROY Bengali Poems Recitation Bangla Kobita AbrittiPoet-songwriter-singer-elocutionist ILA ROY is perhaps not known to you, but after a few minutes you may get a idea of who she his through her words.

Ila Roy was born to Promila and Subodh Chandra Roy  and lives in Duttapukur, a little village in West Bengal, India. . She considers herself a simple lady, a patriotic Indian, and proud of her country's heritage of great personalities of the stature of Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda.

Ila says, "Mother is the most favorite word in my world." Unfortunately, Ila lost her mother in 2007, and remembers telling her mother "Bhalo Theko" (take care) just after she embarked on her final journey.  Ila's first book of poems, titled "Bhalo Theko", dedicated to her mother, was published in 2008.

After her first book, Ila has been busy writing poems which are regularly published in many Bengali Little Magazines, including Prometheus-er Pothe, Samajdarpon, Annoman, Nirbed, Choitali, etc.

Ila has a graduate degree from Calcutta University and a Masters degree from Rabindra Bharati  University. She has hosted Radio shows on All India Radio (Akashvani) from 2003 to 2007.

Ila says, "I love nature and want to help the poor and the solitary people because I think I am born for others."

Listen to recitation by Ila Roy of her own poems . Washington Bangla Radio is also broadcasting these recordings on our live Radio channel online.



Buddha Temples in Bangkok (Thailand)


                                                                                           (The Golden Buddha Temple)


Tamilnadu (India)

We were on the second leg of our fortnight long trip to Tamilnadu. This southern state of India had already given us an extensive idea about the grand structures that this region could boast of. Now it was our turn to visit the mountains, the Nilgiris to be precise, and experience the beauty of the verdant hills, lush green tea gardens, magnificent wild life, rivers, dams and peaks…..to put it in one word…the scenic splendor.


WE ARE HAPPY - A Short Story By Dr Ratan Lal Basu | WBRi Online Magazine

‘Oh that’s the tree,’ gaunt Prabhu cried out in ecstasy. Fat Prabhu nodded to indicate that he too had seen it and they climbed down the slope of the embankment and made for the tree. The path was strewn with thorny thickets, titillating bushes and furthermore snakes could be lurking in the thick bushes. They battered down the bushes and thickets with the long bamboo clubs they had brought along and advanced slowly toward the tree and reaching at the bottom of the tall old sal tree they started to examine the trunk of the tree closely and were elated to find the red vermillion mark at a height of five feet. It was an asterisk drawn neatly by vermillion dissolved in oil so as to save the marking from being distorted by rain water. They removed the creepers from beneath the red marking and were reassured to find the x-markings edged out deeply in the trunk. Both of them smiled jubilantly.

Top Bengali Children's Magazine ICHCHAMOTI Summer 2010 Issue published

ICCHAMOTI FREE BENGALI CHILDRENS' MAGAZINEMay 10, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The summer 2010 issue of online Bangla e-zine Icchamnoti (www.ichchhamoti.org) for children has been released. Icchamoti and Joydhak are the two top most read popular Bengali Webzines in North America.

The editorial starts off, "সেদিন জোড়াসাঁকোর ঠাকুর বাড়িতে সাজ সাজ রব। কারো এতটুকু নিশ্বাস ফেলার সময় নেই।  কাজের লোক  থেকে শুরু করে আত্মীয়-স্বজন সবাই তটস্থ...নিয়মের এতটুকু যেন এদিক থেকে ওদিক না হয়। সময়ের কাজ যেন সময়ে হয়...ফাঁকি দেওয়া...পড়ে থাকা কাজ মোটেই পছন্দ নয় মহর্ষি দেবেন্দ্র নাথ ঠাকুরের। তাই সবকিছু হচ্ছে পরিপাটি নিয়ম অনুযায়ী। আর হবেই বা না কেনো? আজ তো ছোট্ট রবি এই প্রথম বাবার সাথে বাইরে বেরোবে। যাবে অনেক দূর...সেই হিমালয়। সকাল থেকে তাই রবির খুশি আর ধরে না। কোথায় বেঙ্গল একাডেমিতে একঘেয়ে ক্লাস আর কোথায় পাহাড় ঘেরা...সেই অনেক পুরোনো গাছের ছায়ায় রূপকথার পথ। যা এতদিন রবি শুধু গল্পই শুনে এসেছে।"

This issue of Ichamoti , lile it's predecessors,  is full of stories, poems, travelogues, sports articles, comics, games and so on that will keep children, tweens, teens and even grown-ups submerged into the pages of this issue for a long time. The partial table of Index has:

ছড়া/ কবিতা ৫
 গল্প-স্বল্প ১
 গল্প-স্বল্প ২
 গল্প-স্বল্প ৩
 গল্প-স্বল্প ৪
 বিদেশি রূপকথা
 আন্‌মনে
 মনের মানুষ
 পড়ে পাওয়া
 দেশে -বিদেশে ১
 দেশে-বিদেশে ২
 ছবির খবর
 বায়োস্কোপের বারোকথা
 পরশমণি
 কমিক্‌স কাহিনী
 জানা-অজানা ১
 জানা-অজানা ২
 এক্কা- দোক্কা
 আঁকিবুকি
 পালা-পার্বন

Read the complete free Bengali children's magazine online, or download in PDF format from www.ichchhamoti.org.


Bengali Poem Malatibala Balika Bidyalay by Joy Goswami | English Translation by Barnali Saha

Barnali is a creative writer, painter and elocutionist from Nashville, TN, and is a regular contributor to Washington Bangla Radio.

In this article in the Washington Bangla Radio Online Magazine (e-zine) section, Barnali Saha translates acclaimed Bengali poet Joy Goswami's famous poem Malatibala Balika Bidyalay (Malatibala Girls' School) into English. Also watch a free video online of Barnali reciting the Bengali original poem.


Calcutta Writer Dibyendu Ghosal's books of fiction Night Of Ten and The Mitters of Kolkata

Dibyendu Ghoshal - The Night Of TenWriter Dibyendu Ghosal  has published quite a few pieces and poetry in net-zines and in print. Two of his books of ficiton - NIGHT OF TEN and THE MITTTERS OF KOLKATA are on the stands in the USA, UK and in Europe, as well as available online (Click here to order online).

Night of Ten is a scintillating work of fiction which targets all those readers who are adult. The book focuses on purpose and repercussions of a New Jersey train accident. It is told from the perspective of the main character, Mr. Drayton Corvick, a person of Indian origin and Hungarian descent , who works in a German patent attorney firm. He gets a chance to investigate, out of the passion of his inquisitive mind, the cause of the train accident when he is instructed to deliver crucial documents to a client in New Jersey. His curiosity leads him to visit the wreckage site where he finds the bodies of policemen who were killed in mysterious situations. Along with his assistant, Alexandra, he delves much deeper into the mystery. From this foundation, the author constructs an intriguing tale of fiction.

The author, Dibyendu Ghosal, writes ...

The Noble Deed Of Inspector Rao - A Short Story by Dr Ratan Lal Basu | WBRi Online Magazine

The Noble Deed of Inspector Rao

Dr Ratan Lal Basu

A Short Stoty


The Police Inspector Sudhakar Rao looked down the deep gorge with bewildered eyes. The rivulet, locally called Drejon-chu, was flowing about 200 feet below, dancing down the boulders and pebbles and the musical resonance could be heard from the stiff bank at the foothill. A patch of sooty cloud was gliding down the undulating crest of the hill to the other side of the river and a chilly breeze from the heights made Rao tighten his jacket. He looked up at his guide Thupden Lepcha. Thupden smiled amiably and said assuredly, This is a simple job sir. Always have tight grip on the ropes and never look down while crossing ...

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