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New Release of Song Tere Ishq Ne Nachaaya

The makers of Hai Apna Dil Toh Awara have launched the song Tere Ishq Ne Nachaaya. The song has been sung by Pervez Quadir.

 Link:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV5NbP6-OxU

Screening of Peace Haven


Screening of Peace Haven 
(Starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Poran Bandyopadhyay, and Arun Mukherjee) to be screened on Sep 3, Sat at 2 PM at AMC Rio (9811 Washingtonian Ctr, Gaithersburg, MD 20878). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with award winning director of the film, Suman Ghosh.

POSTMASTER (2016) Full Bangla Movie Trailer Review

The trailer of Srijon Bardhan’s upcoming movie ‘Postmaster’ which opened on 24th June is quite intriguing than what was expected from a film based on the famous short story of the same name by Rabindranath Tagore.

Interview: SRIJON BARDHAN - Debutante Director of POSTMASTER (2016) New Bangla Movie

Actress Pujarini Ghosh with Director Srijon Bardhan
Lead Actress Pujarini Ghosh with Director Srijon Bardhan of POSTMASTER (Bengali, 2016)

Srijon Bardhan, who made his directorial debut with the new Kolkata Bengali movie ‘Postmaster’ (2016), is neck deep in promoting the film along with his lead actors Pujarini Ghosh and Ishaan Majumdar. The debutant director chatted with Washington Bangla Radio about Postmaster just before his film opened in Kolkata, talking about his background and more. Excerpts:

An Evening with "Te3n": Sujoy Ghosh, Amitabh Bachchan and Ribhu Dasgupta in Kolkata

Amitabh Bachchan

“It has always been an amazing experience to shoot in Kolkata, The people here understand the process of filmmaking very well and co-operate with the film unit very well. The crowd knows when they may get into the frame or when making noise can hamper the shoot. They helped us in every way to shoot the movie.”

Interview: Actor Mainak Banerjee (It's Bashonto)

Ritabhari Chakrabarty and Mainak Banerjee in IT'S BOSONTO
Ritabhari Chakrabarty and Mainak Banerjee in IT'S BOSHONTO (Bengali, 2016)

Actor Mainak Banerjee, one of the versatile actors among the young brigade of Tollywood , has been working in film industry for nearly a decade. Though he started his career as a protagonist, his most talked about act came as an antagonist when he played the villain in Raj Chakraborty’s ‘Borbaad’. Mainak's new Bangla movie release It's Basanto hit the theaters on 3rd June. Recently the actor engaged in a candid chat with Washington Bangla Radio correspondent J.P. Mandal to talk about his role in It's Bashonto and more.

Glittering Grand Finale of JEWEL OF INDIA USA Beauty Pageant

JEWEL OF INDIA USA 2016 Beauty Pageant (C) WBRi Inc.

The 2016 event  was the 6th edition of the "Jewel of India" Pagent. Contestants dazzled the ramp from Colorado, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Delaware, New York, New Jersey. Among all the glitter and glamour, the clamor for the coveted title Miss India International 2016 was won by Ms. Madhu Iyer of Connecticut. Mrs Jewel of India  2016 crown was rightly awarded to Ms. Maryland Ishita Bhatnagar.

STRUGGLE WITH RADIO | By Sumantra Mukherjee

Internet radio has always worked to connect the lives, sentiments and emotions of the people of various communities thereby giving a launch-pad. Since the internet users in rural Assam are much less, therefore the internet radio may not be a big thing. A person in rural Assam still prefers to sit with transistor radio or commonly the radio of their phones and tune to the AIR FM station listening the songs and news updates. And our aim is to make this internet radio station “open-source”. Any person having any knowledge can volunteer to enlighten us as well as the listeners. It is the one-place where poetry, drama, songs, dance can roll without any premium terms & condition provided it does not hurt the sentiments of any. That’s how we can nurture our beautiful ethos of Assam and bring back the golden bird in front of the world.

Whodunnit in Sonar Bangla? Didi’s Victory has a Pattern of Basuism | Nirendra Dev

Nirendra Narayan Dev The best part of West Bengal electoral battle of 2016 is the washout of the communists – a long deserving gift from the frustrated people. The worst part is perhaps the increased strength of mercurial Mamata Banerjee. One is saying so with utmost restraints and respect for people’s mandate.

Narendra Modi's 'Somalia' remarks: Bongs and Malayalis - The bond is beyond Karl Marx ! - By Nirendra Dev

So what does this bring about? Mallus and Bongs have something common to talk about.

My wife articulates it in her own wisdom: “West Bengal’s politics for last five decades has been essentially based on violent control of territory and merciless elimination of political rivals. Every Bengali worth his or her salt knows this. But when it comes to glib talks, most Bhadraloks will talk about jungle-raj in Bihar and insurgency-related killings in Assam and beyond”.

Hence my mallu friends are wasting no time to suggest that Modi has insulted Keralites!

KAVITA MALHOTRA PATTANI - Mrs. Jewel of India Florida 2016 Participates in Jewel of India USA 2016 Pageant

Indian-American Model Kavita Malhotra Pattani
Kavita Malhotra Pattani

Being a first generation American – Indian can be very challenging.  I grew up in Detroit, MI with my amazing and hard-working parents as well as my grandparents and extended family.  I was blessed to have parents that made it a priority to instill within us the beautiful Indian culture, the ethics, the morals, and the desire to reach for the stars.   My parents were instrumental in my accomplishments and success.  They stood behind me, and alongside me to build a strong educational foundation while balancing my social involvements.

FORAM PANDYA - Meet the Gorgeous Miss Jewel of India Pennsylvania and Participant of Jewel of India USA 2016 Pageant

Indian-American Model Foram Pandya
Foram Pandya

Like Mahatma Gandhi once said “let your life be your message”. We are all blessed and gifted with this one life, therefore, make sure it’s inspiring and be passionate and go after your dreams. As well as, face challenges and work hard for what you admire. And remember that it’s okay to make mistakes, as Albert Einstein said, “a person who never made a mistake, never tired anything new”, so eliminate the negatives and accentuate the positives in life. Be better in life not bitter, I don’t believe in treating others the same way as they treat me, I believe in giving love and respect. Who you are is not defined as how educated, talented, wealthy, or famous you think you may be, it’s the way you treat others truly describe who you are. I believe integrity is everything. How you approach your everyday life is your silent message to other, and it touches people in ways you can’t imagine.

PRIYA JAIN - Meet the Mrs. Jewel of India, Colorado - Participant at Jewel of India Pageant 2016


My belief, as my idol Mrs. Madhuri Dixit Nene said “I guess life offers you opportunities to live your dream. We just have to accept what comes our way and live those moments completely. You will not get time back again, so live every moment you get.”

And Here I am, at The Jewel of India, USA 2016, living one of the most cherished dreams of my life. Being a part of this pageant is a feeling of pride and achievement. This is so very exciting and fulfilling to me. And representing Colorful Colorado elevates my spirits as high as Mt. Elbert and enthusiasm as vast as the Rockies ...

Interview: Contemporary Singer-Songwriter ANUPAM ROY on his Film Songs, Albums, Foray into Bollywood and more

Anupam is coming to Washington DC to perform tonight in a school auditorium rented by the local Bengali diaspora. Meet Anupam Roy once again, this time in a conversation with Lovely Ghosh Ray Banerjee in a WBRi exclusive audio interview broadcast.

Srijon Bardhan’s New Bangla Movie "Postmaster" OST Soundtrack Music Released in Kolkata

Tollywood Actress Pujarini Ghosh with Actor Ishaan Mazumder
Pujarini Ghosh and Ishaan Majumdar

The music launch of Srijon Bardhan’s debut movie ‘Postmaster’ turned out to be a happening event as the cast and crew of the film came together at the Press Club of Kolkata for the event.