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Rabindranath Tagore on Ecology and Sustainable Development - by Dr R L Basu

Rabindranath Tagore is generally hailed as a versatile genius in the arena of fine arts (all branches of literature, music and painting) and many aspects of his thought pertaining to practical living have not yet been brought under thorough discussion and research. This article endeavors to bring to light two such aspects, viz. his thoughts related to i) Ecology and ii) Sustainable Development.  An Washington Bangla Radio exclusive study by Dr R L Basu.

Fund-Raising Concert In Aid of Kumar’s Family with Arnab Chakraborty

A Musical program will be held on Saturday, 10/10/09 from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm at Shangri-la Ballroom at 4475 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Main attraction is Arnab Chakraborty of “K for Kishore” fame. Arnab Chakraborty

Forum for Hindu Awakening announces Hinduism Summit (Hindu Dharmasabha) in New Jersey, USA

Hinduism Conference New Jersey

The Forum for Hindu Awakening (FHA) has announced their next North American Hinduism Summit (Hindu Dharmasabha) in New Jersey, USA. The event will be held at The Marathi Vishwa Community Center, 143 State Route 35, Laurence Harbor, New Jersey 08879-2834, USA on Saturday, 24 October 2009 at 2.30 PM. Complete information on this event. Also listen online to Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale, founder of the Sanatan Sanstha, as He guides us as to which spiritual practice should be undertaken by us so that the fastest spiritual progress occurs

Srabani Sen with narration by Ratna Mitra: Shei Aami - A Review by Kaustav Goswami

Srabani Sen - Shei Ami - Shei AamiPoet Bishnu Dey had aptly said in his poem,Tumi ki shudhui Ponchishey Boishakh..Baishey Srabon? Rabindranath’s songs are synonymous with the humdrum ,mundane existence of men.

Washington Bangla Radio to broadcast Mahalaya online at 4 AM Across various global time zones

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Upholding Bengali Radio tradition, Washington Bangla Online Radio will broadcast Mahishashura Mardini by Birendra Krishna Bhadra at 4 AM on Mahalaya day Sept 18, 2009 across various global timezones.

Dr Jayant Balaji Athavale, founder Sanatan Sanstha | Listen to Guide on Spiritual Practice Online. Learn Science of Spirituality

His Holiness Dr Jayant Athavale | PhotoWashington Bangla Radio Special On-Demand broadcast.

Listen online to Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale, founder of the Sanatan Sanstha, as he guides us as to which spiritual practice should be undertaken by us so that the fastest spiritual progress occurs.

On Chain Mails & Spam e-mail - by Barnali Saha

Nashville, Tennessee: Sept 1, 2009:

"Have you ever thought what could happen if you don’t forward this message from some anonymous philosopher? I guess you mother would have to die an untimely death and that too because of you and your skepticism ..."- Barnali Saha writes about her frustration with chain and spam e-mails clogging her inbox.

Hans Vermeersch & Rajhans Orchestra | Europan & Indian Cross-Genre Music Composer, Conductor, Performing Artist from Belgium

Hans Vermeersch Rajhans Orchestra & Ensemble | WBRi ExclusiveAs a young boy, Hans Vermeersch used to hear music on the radio and on records, and not content with listening to music composed and performed by others, he decided to create his own music reflecting emotions his own way.

Later, after a visit to India, hans realized that a lot of Indian sub-continental principles in music were identical to those of 17th / 18th Century European music. Hans was heavily involved in 17th and early 18th century European music at that time. He approached Satyatjit Ray for a few days in 1989 with a plan for a multi-cultural orchestra. Ray was enthusiastic, and with his Ray's help and advice Hans went on a search across India and established the fabulous Rajhans Orchestra.

Hans is a true world-class and world-music composer with a long and growing list of fascinating concertos and compositions with both European and Indian instrumentation. Read all about Hans, listen to his music and watch music videos »

Jolrong Presents ORCHESTRA - 14 Solos in a single frame - National Gallery, Dhaka, Aug 2 - 10, 2009

পৃথিবীতে কি ঘটছে তা পরিমাপের জন্য স্টকমার্কেট বা কংগ্রেসের বিতর্কের চেয়ে ভালো পরিমাপক হচ্ছে শিল্প।
- হেনরিক উইলিয়াম ভ্যান লুন

ORCHESTRA, an exhibition organized by Jolrong.com, is an effort to capture the spaces, lines, styles, colors and experiences of 14 contemporary artists in one place, at one time. It's a celebration of art as life, life as art - not as a mere inheritance, rather as a continuum that enriches the society as it evolves.

Bengali Online Magazine | Short Story : তেন্‌ডং পাহাড়ের অপ্সরা - রতন লাল বসু | The Angel of Tendong Mountain - by Ratan Lal Basu

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তেন্ডং পাহাড়ের অপ্সরা
The Angel of Tendong Mountain

রতন লাল বসু
By Ratan Lal Basu

রোজকার মতই অনিমেষ সাতসকালে কফি খেয়েই বেরিয়ে পড়েছিল সিগারেট ধরিয়ে আনমনে পাহাড়ের কোল ঘেঁষে হাঁটছিল। চারিদিকে কুয়াশার মায়ালোক, আধো অন্ধকারে পাহাড়ের কুয়াশা মাখা গাছপালাগুলোকে ভূতুড়ে মনে হচ্ছে। হঠাত্জঙ্গলের ভিতর থেকে মেয়েটা ছুটতে ছুটতে নেমে এল। হিন্দি নেপালী মিশিয়ে বলল, তোমাকে আজ আমাদের মুলুকে নিয়ে যাব। তুমি বাংগালী শুনে বুবা তোমাকে দেখতে চেয়েছে। গুরু রিন্পোচে বাংগালী থিও। তস্কা লাগি বুবা তোমাদের খুব শ্রদ্ধা করে। ......

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সুবর্নরেখা (Subarnorekha) - A Bengali Poem By Soutik Singha

Soutik Singha | WashingtonBanglaRadio.com

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Read the Bengali poem (Bangla Kobita) "সুবর্নরেখা " (Subarnorekha) by Soutik Singha.

Soutik Singha lives in Maryland, USA. His passions include inventing complex algorithms for data mining, photography, creative writing, kitchen gardening, music, web 2.0+ design and development, and many other things.


DREAM IN A RAINY DAY - Ratan Lal Basu | A short story | Washington Bangla Radio Online Magazine

Dr.Ratan Lal BasuAn English short story by Dr. Ratan Lal Basu. Washington Bangla Radio exclusive. Read WBRi online magazine.

Ratan Lal Basu, Ph.D. (Economics) is an ex-Reader in Economics and Teacher-in-Charge, Bhairab Ganguly College, Kolkata, India. Dr. Basu has written & edited several books on Economics.

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Sandeep Khurana - Music Composer with genres ranging from New Age, Psychedelic to Spiritual & Film Music

Sandeep Khurana - Yoga Reiki Relaxation Meditation Chanting Devotional Religious ComposerSANDEEP KHURANA is a prolific composer with a unique style. Sandeep lives in the San Fransico bay area, popularly known as Silicon Valley. He took courses in music at the Ali Akbar Khan College of Music in the Bay area as well as classes in film production and Media Arts, and proceeded to compose albums with flair in 2002. So far, Sandeep has composed and released 12 albums (the 13th album is coming soon!) under the label of SK Infinity, some of them in collaboration with contemporary California artists like Rita Sahai and Renoo Nathan. Read all about Sandeep and watch a few online music videos.

Carlyta Mouhini | Indian Bengali Brazilian Folk Fusion Latin Singer and Musician - Brazil's Cultural Ambassador To India

Carlyta Mouhini (CMoH) Bollywood Bangla Hindi Latin Singer Vocalist

Carlyta (Mou) Mouhini is a very talented Bengali Brazilian Folk Fusion Latin Artist - Musician. Her debut Bengali album "Rocke Joto Chele " with her band OM2K released in Kolkata is quite popular. Read all about Carlyta and watch free Music Videos online.

বাংলা রয়েছে বাঙ্গালীর কাছে - A Bengali Poem by Alaka Sanyal

Read the Bengali Poem (Bangla Kobita) "বাংলা রয়েছে বাঙ্গালীর কাছে" (The Bengali Language rests with the Bengali People) by Alaka Sanyal.

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