Washington Bangla Radio News

India Bike Week: Signature Chai and Pakoda Breakfast in Run Up

India Bike Week 2016

The legendary Chai & Pakoda Breakfast Run comes to the nation’s capital this Sunday with over 200 bikers participating from various biking clubs throughout the city. Following from last week’s ride in Mumbai, the Delhi edition is a continuation of India Bike Week (IBW)’s 2016 social calendar, and serves as a prelude to the monster festival set to take place in Goa on the 19th and 20th of February, 2016.

Hindu shrine “expected” to remain in prayer room of Pennsylvania college

Bryn Mawr College is located in a suburb near ...

Bryn Mawr College is located in a suburb near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Hindu shrine, which the Hindus wanted to stay in the Prayer Room at Bryn Mawr College (BMC) campus in Pennsylvania, is “expected” to stay.

Kerala: an Embodiment of Tolerance and Progress

The political state of Kerala in India was cre...

The political state of Kerala in India was created in 1956 when erstwhile Travancore-Cochin was renamed (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chandigarh, India, Nov 27 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) Kerala has a cosmopolitan and composite culture.  It is an integral part of Indian culture.  The rich cultural heritage of Kerala is a synthesis of Aryan and Dravidian cultures developed over millennia under the influence from other parts of India and abroad.   Kerala’s culture is a practical example and an embodiment of tolerance being practiced throughout the state.

Out now: DOMG feat Alina Eremia - Don't Worry About It

Alina Eremia - Don't Worry About It
Music/Lyrics : DOMG (Dorian Oswin, Mihai Gruia)

IFFI: India to Honor Russian Film-Maker Nikita Mikhalkov with Lifetime Achievement Award

Nikita Mikhalkov and Syed Mahmoud Nawaz
Syed Mahmoud Nawaz in conversation with Nikita Mikhalkov

Nikita Sergeyevich Mikhalkov, the world renowned film maker from Russia will be conferred upon, the Lifetime Achievement Award during the closing ceremony of the 46th International Film Festival of India.

"Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" in steady 3rd week, 2nd 2015 film to reach 200 crore box office collections


Mumbai, November 27, 2015:  Director Sooraj Barjatya’s family drama ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ (PRDP) has entered the 200 crore club. The family entertainer starring Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor is Bollywood’s second highest grossing movie this year.

Watch: Party Song of the Year: Pritam's "Manma Emotion Jaage Re" (Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon in Dilwale)

Kriti Sanon at Sonaakshi Raaj's show
"Kriti Sanon at Sonaakshi Raaj's show" by http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/ - http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/more/photos/view/stills/parties-and-events/id/2478418. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons.

Mumbai, November 27 (Washington Bangla Radio): After the success of ‘Gerua’, Music Composer Pritam’s peppy track ‘Manma Emotion Jaage’ from ‘Dilwale’ was recently released. The song features the sizzling chemistry between Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon as they groove to the energetic music.

Varun Dhawan at Stardust Conference
"Varun Dhawan Stardust Conference" by Bollywood Hungama - http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebritymicro/images/id/85671/category/parties/type/view/imageid/1701375/. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons.

"Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai" rocks Chandigarh

Raju Chadha, Tanya Chadha, Jimmy Sheirgill, Rahul Mittra
Raju Chadha, Tanya Chadha, Jimmy Sheirgill, Rahul Mittra

Chairman Wave Group Raju Chadha accompanied by daughter and entrepreneur Tanya Chadha, actor Jimmy Sheirgill and filmmaker & CEO Wave Cinemas Rahul Mittra came down to Chandigarh to promote their upcoming film Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai which is re-releasing in enhanced colour format on November 27th.

Unsung 26/11 Mumbai Terrorsit Attack Heroes Tribute Film Opens in Theaters in India

TEAM Aishwarya (left) RaJ Konar (centre) Prathik Belose_Prashant Machar_Suraj_Alex_Vicky_Ritesh_Dhruv_Jigar_Kunj
TEAM Aishwarya (left) RaJ Konar (centre) Prathik Belose_Prashant Machar_Suraj_Alex_Vicky_Ritesh_Dhruv_Jigar_Kunj

This two minute thirty seconds film will be shown in all theatres nationally to honor the unsung heroes of the tragic terrorist attacks that took place seven years ago. This brings more than 100 such brave hearts together, which include Mumbai’s top police officers, doctors and staff of Cama Hospital, staff and employees of Taj and Oberoi Hotel, Mumbai Fire Brigade and  family members of those who lost their lives, among many others. Watch it online via WBRi.

Winners of the Massively Successful Zee Talkies "Maharashtracha Favorite Kon 2016" are ...

Priya Bapat
Priya Bapat

Zee Talkies popular awards ‘Maharashtracha Favorite Kon 2016’ was a grand success. The glittering evening was hosted by actors Vaibbhav Tatwawdi and Siddharth Chandekar along with brilliant performances by many Marathi stars. Held in the presence of the veterans from the Marathi film industry, this audience choice award honors the contribution and achievements of upcoming talent including those that have made a mark with their work.

Bappi Lahiri launches Top 25 Video Songs Jukebox

Bappi Lahiri

Veteran Music director Bappi Lahiri launches “TOP 25 SONGS OF BAPPI LAHIRI VIDEO JUKEBOX” on FILMI GAANE – Shemaroo’s one of the most popular channels on Youtube. Bappi Lahiri, also popularly known as “The Disco King”, himself made live this compilation on Filmi Gaane. Excited and thrilled, Bappi Da sat watching the entire video with a smile on his face. He reconnected to his olden days and shared few of his experiences with Shemaroo team as well.

Watch the top 25 video songs of Bappi Lahiri online via WBRi.

Asian Development Bank Loans $600 Mllion to Philippines to Support Public-Private Partnerships and Financial Reforms

North Luzon Expressway. The assistance will help attract more private investment in infrastructure.
North Luzon Expressway

Manila, Nov 26 (Washington Bangla Radio): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved loans totaling $600 million to support the Government of the Philippines’ efforts to tap more private participation for urgently needed infrastructure investment.

The first $300 million loan is earmarked to support expanded private participation in infrastructure investment through the promotion of public-private partnership (PPP) projects. The second loan, for the same amount, supports policy changes to deepen the nonbank financial sector to unlock more long-term private funding for infrastructure.

Bilquis Bano, Gladys Staines and Doctors Without Borders win Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice

Pakistan’s Bilquis Bano receives the Mother Teresa Award from Mahesh Bhatt in the presence of Dr Abraham Mathai of Harmony Foundation, Gen Dr BK Chopra Of the AFMS and sisters from Missionaries Of Charity

Pakistan's Bilquis Bano, caretaker of speech and hearing impaired Geeta, Gladys Staines and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) aka Doctors Without Borders were honored with the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice 2015.

eNatya Chaupal presents "Innocence beheaded: Challenges for a play based on real life brutality"

Innocence beheaded: Challenges for a play based on real life brutality

eNatya Chaupal will feature actor-director Shubhrajyoti Barat who along with a few of his actors will share insights into their play SONG OF THE SWAN, in terms of researching it, staging it and producing it. The play has been inspired by real-life events surrounding the Norwegian actor Hans Christian Ostro, whose life was brutally cut short twenty years ago, when he was beheaded by Kashmiri militants. He had come to India to learn Kathakali and write a play based on the Mahabharata, but a holiday in Kashmir put a cruel stop to all that.

Australian-Bengali Prasun Roy Chowdhury: A New Star of Illusion Born on YouTube

Prasun Roy Chowdhury

Prasun Roy Chowdhury (aged 34) is an Illusionist, Actor, Quizmaster, Technologist and Entrepreneur was born in a small city Siliguri of West Bengal and started illusion at a very young age. He has performed his illusions on various platforms globally in Australia, UK, Europe and Middle East.