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“I can never forget the way Tanushree shouted when I scared her”: Aryann Bhowmick (WBRi exlcusive interview)

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Interview: Ace Designer Gavin Miguel on his ‘Warriors of Heaven and Earth’ collection for Blenders Pride Fashion Tour Kolkata

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Blenders Pride Fashion Tour, one of the biggest fashion tours in India arrived in Kolkata with a bang. The two day fashion extravaganza had four set of designers. Gavin Miguel was one of the designers who showcased his collections on the first day of the tour.

Interview:Tete-a-tete with Aryann, The young actor who played Kakababu’s Santu in New Bangla Movie Mishawr Rawhoshyo

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Kolkata, October 17 (Washington Bangla Radio): Aryann Bhowmik won the hearts of the audience with his role as Prosenjit’s Son in the highly successful movie ‘Chalo paltai’. He will again be seen with Prosenjit as he is playing the role of ‘Shontu’ in the upcoming Bengali film Misor Rohosyo based on the Shontu-Kakababu series written by Late writer Sunil Gangopadhaya. In an exclusive interview with WBRi correspondent Priyanka Dutta, the actor talks at length about his upcoming film and also about his passion.

Interview: Tollywood actress Arunima Ghosh on New Bangla Movie "Nayika Sangbad", Her Next Film and More

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If the film Nayika Sangbad has brought a change in someone’s life, then it is none other than Tollywood actress Arunima Ghosh. The pretty, chirpy and adorable actress bagged her deserving appreciation for her character Dia Chatterjee around whom the storyline of Nayika Sangbad revolves. After the great reception of Nayika Sangbad, Arunima is in the focal point of the media. And with the look of things it seems that a new innings has begun for her. WBRi correspondent Awrko Roy indulged in a casual ‘adda’ with Arunima to delve a bit deeper into her thoughts. Excerpts:

Interview: Karan Sharma; Former Radio Jockey and Indian Television Actor Karan talks about his next film Rajula

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A former Radio Jockey and a well known Indian Television Actor with serials such as Crime Patrol, Savadhaan India, Kunki Jeena Isi Ka Naam hai, etc Karan Sharma debut film as main lead is Rajula.

Sambalpur Kalaparishad; An organization working with an aim to keep the traditional Sambalpuri Folk Dance alive (WBRi Feature)

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Sambalpur Kalaparishad was established in the year 1956 with an aim and object of promotion of Dance and Music of Western Orissa.  Under the able leadership of Late Sri Murari Prasad Mishra, Ex. Minister a school was started functioning in the Parishad Premises for imparting formal training to the students in Dance and Music which runs till today.

Interview: Kenny D Basumatary, Director of Assamese film Local Kung Fu; An action packed comedy

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It may look like a small film, but Local Kung Fu seems like a giant effort. And it has been creating ripples on social media. Set to get the biggest release for an Assamese film as it releases simultaneously in seven cities outside Assam, Local Kung Fu would be creating history as the most inexpensive action movie ever made. Not to mention, India’s first martial arts comedy! Made for a humble Rs 95,000 Local Kung Fu, releasing on September 27, has wowed the likes of Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee. Here’s a excerpt from chat with the man behind the film – Kenny D Basumatary – who has written, directed and acted in the film.

English Poems by Award Winning Poetess Gargi Saha (WBRi Feature)

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Gargi Saha is a creative writer whose first poem book 'The Muse In My Salad Days'has been published in 2000.Her poems have been published in 'The Indian Express', 'The Times Of India', 'The Asian Age' etc. Her poems have also been featured in National and International Journals like 'Poet', 'Poetcrit',The Skylark',' Contemporary Vibes' 'Shine'' Young Poet ' etc. Regularly her works are published in webzines like  'Poetic Portal','Muse India' etc.Recently she has been awarded the Excellence In World Poetry Award' (2009)

Interview: Noted Film-Maker Bappaditya Bandopadhyay on New Bangla Movie "Nayika Sangbad", Tollywood Film Industry and More

There used to be a time when Bengali films used to go abroad to be screened at major film festivals, but after a certain point, the trend or selection of Bengali films at major international film festivals saw a steep decline particularly after the kind of success that Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Ritwick Ghatak had, in terms of world cinema.

Watch Trailer of New Short Film By Satyam Deb Roy 'Chitro Bichitro', A tale of Lost Relationships (WBRi Exclusive)



Chitro Bichitro is about a lost relationship. The film starts with the performance of a Nationwide famous Indian Dancer. The program also filled up by a Poet who writes and recites during his leisure time but not professionally. The Dancer got stuck inside the auditorium due to political clashes outside. During that tensed situation, the Poet offers her to stay safely in his house till the situation gets cold. After several disagreements, the Dancer confirmed to go to the Poet’s house. In the house, there took place a chat session with coffee cups for both. In between the preparation of coffee by the lonely Poet, the dancer discovers a book by Rabindranath Tagore named Chitro Bichitro and remembered her past.

This is a story about the past and the forgotten and lost bonding.

বিশ্ব কবি - বিশ্ব কবি , Bissho Kobi by Suman Kumar Sahu - WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

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আমারনামসুমনকুমারসাহু।জন্ম১৯৮২সালেরশুরুতেই। ছেলেবেলা কেটেছে নিয়মমাফিক পড়া ও খেলার মধ্যে। " আমিছোট্ট বলে একলা ঘরে , পথের পানে চাই / বাইরে যাওয়া মায়ের মানা , পড়ার ঘরে ঠাই "...... তবু আমিদুষ্টুই ছিলাম। বাড়ির ছাদ ও জানালা ছিল আমার কবিতার হাতছানি। তখন থেকে কবিতা লেখা। আবৃত্তি করে অনেক পুরস্কার ও পেয়েছি।
খুব ভালো ভাবে মাধ্যমিক ,উচ্চমাধ্যমিক উর্ত্তীর্ণ হয়ে , স্নাতক ও স্নাতকোত্তর পেরিয়ে এখন সরকারী আধিকারিক পদে কর্মরত।
নতুন প্রযুক্তির সাথে হাত মিলিয়ে ইন্টারনেটে কবিতা লিখি।

" বিশ্বকবি " কবিতাটি " সুরজিত ও বন্ধুরা কবিতা ক্লাবের "  বিড়লা একাডেমির অনুষ্ঠানে আবৃত্তি করি

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Interview: Sudip Sarkar, From Bengali Serial Champion to New Kolkata Bengali Film Kaal Madhumash (WBRi Exclusive)

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WBRi special correspondent Awrko Roy caught up with Sudip Sarkar, a well known television actor who is going to make his big screen debut with ‘Kaal Madhumash’ under the direction of Prabir Roy. Excerpts from the chat:

Satyaki Roy: The Man with the Magical Voice; Soul Stirring Bengali Recitation (WBRi Feature)

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Just at the age of 4, the basic training of Satyaki Roy in recitation began with his first guru being his own mother. Little did he know that one day he will achieve great fame and success with his recitation because destiny had absolutely different plans for him. From the age of five, Satyaki started focusing completely on his desired field i.e recitation and participated in many competitions and his talent got him several prizes.

Interview: Intimate with Item Girl Rakhi Sawant; Tollywood, Marriage, Indian Politics, Item numbers and more (WBRi Exclusive)

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WBRi correspondent Awrko Roy wngaged in a candid chat with sizzling hot Rakhi Sawant as they drove all the way to Park Hotel from Narayani studio in Joka. Here are the excerpts of an engaging chat:

Interview: Subhash Ghai the showman on his latest movie Kaanchi and the new trends seen in Bollywood

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This maverick Film maker who is also called as the 'Showman' made most notable films such as Kalicharan (1976), Karz (1980), Hero (1983), Meri Jung (1985), Karma (1986), Ram Lakhan (1989), Saudagar (1991), Khalnayak (1993), Pardes (1997) and Taal (1999). He launched Mukta Arts, a film production company in 1982, and is considered a Legendary Maker who made films that portray grandeur and very rich themes. The man who is known as an Institute himself, Created an Institute called Whistling Woods International for aspirants of the world. The one and only Subhash Ghai is now ready with his magnum opus Kaanchi ready for release this December 6th goes in candid with Faisal Saif.