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13th South Asian International Film Festival, 2016- New York.

This Year, SAIFF-2016, runs week long, Nov 28th thru Dec 4th, 2016 in New York city. With a team of high-profile sponsors and a slate of top-notch films, the festival will give audiences of all ages and ethnicity the chance to discover new South Asian voices and celebrate the  establish ones.

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13th South Asian International Film Festival, 2016- New York.

This Year, SAIFF-2016, runs week long, Nov 28th thru Dec 4th, 2016 in New York city. With a team of high-profile sponsors and a slate of top-notch films, the festival will give audiences of all ages and ethnicity the chance to discover new South Asian voices and celebrate the  establish ones.

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South Asian International Film Festival in New York City from Nov 30th to Dec 4th 2016.

The 13th Annual South Asian International Film Festival will take place from November 30 to December 4, 2016.For five exciting days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media will attend and watch the very best in new cinema from new talent and acclaimed masters. The week-long event will run from Wednesday, November 30 through Sunday, December 4 2016. 

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South Asian International Film Festival in New York City from Nov 30th to Dec 4th 2016.

The 13th Annual South Asian International Film Festival will take place from November 30 to December 4, 2016.For five exciting days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media will attend and watch the very best in new cinema from new talent and acclaimed masters. The week-long event will run from Wednesday, November 30 through Sunday, December 4 2016. 

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Memorial Meet at Kolkata Press Club at the Demise of Renowned Journalist and Author Sri Debashish Bandyopadhya.

A heart-rending memorial meet was organised at the Press Club, Kolkata, by "Arjo Potro" on Nov 7th to pay homage to the loss of one of its very distinguished member, accomplished writer and reputed journalist Sri Debashish Bandyopadhya. He has been the editor of  the  popular magazine "Anando Mela" for many years.It was a very poignant and heart-wrenching mournful moment for all who attended as this  day happened to be the first death anniversary of his renowned film maker son Sri Bappaditya Bandyopadya. A heartfelt and worthy tribute was paid to the two prolific persona of our times and it has been a grievous , unfortunate and irreparable loss to the literary world. 

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Memorial Meet at Kolkata Press Club at the Demise of Renowned Journalist and Author Sri Debashish Bandyopadhya.

A heart-rending memorial meet was organised at the Press Club, Kolkata, by "Arjo Potro" on Nov 7th to pay homage to the loss of one of its very distinguished member, accomplished writer and reputed journalist Sri Debashish Bandyopadhya. He has been the editor of  the  popular magazine "Anando Mela" for many years.It was a very poignant and heart-wrenching mournful moment for all who attended as this  day happened to be the first death anniversary of his renowned film maker son Sri Bappaditya Bandyopadya. A heartfelt and worthy tribute was paid to the two prolific persona of our times and it has been a grievous , unfortunate and irreparable loss to the literary world. 
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Inauguration of Shilpir Pashe Foundation

লাকি আখন্দ ও আলাউদ্দিন আলিকে চেক প্রদান 
শিল্পীর পাশে ফাউন্ডেশনের শুভ সূচনা হলো

শিল্পীরা সমাজের শক্তি আর সুন্দরের প্রতিচ্ছবি। সামাজিক মানুষের উদ্যম আর আবেগ ধরাা আছে তাদের বুকে। কিন্তু শিল্পীর জীবনেও কখনও কখনও নেমে আসে দুর্দিন। তেমনি সময়ে প্রয়োজনীয় শক্তি আর সমর্থন নিয়ে শিল্পীর পাশে দাঁড়িয়ে যাওয়ার প্রেরণা থেকেই গড়ে উঠেছে শিল্পীর পাশে ফাউন্ডেশন। 

রাজধানীল হোটেল ওয়েস্টিনের বলরুমে আজ দুপুর ১২-৩০টায় সংস্কৃতিভুবনের সকল শাখার শিল্পীদের অংশগ্রহণে মিলনমেলা আয়োজনের মধ্য দিয়ে আনুষ্ঠানিক যাত্রা শুরু করে এই ফাউন্ডেশন। উদ্বোধনী আয়োজনে বাংলা সঙ্গীতভুবনের নীল মণিহার আকি আখন্দ এবং বাংলা গানে সুরের বরপুত্র সুরকার আলাউদ্দিন আলিকে ফাউন্ডেশনের পক্ষ থেকে সহায়তা চেক প্রদান করা হয়।    

Hindus look forward to working together with Trump administration

Cordially congratulating Donald J. Trump on his US presidential win, Hindus are looking forward to work together and closely with the upcoming Trump administration on various issues concerning Hindus.
 
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that they were hopeful of close relations with the Trump administration.
 
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that they hoped that Trump’s leadership would open new opportunities for our co-operation based on shared commitment to democratic ideals.
 
Rajan Zed pointed out that US Hindus had made lot of contributions to the nation and society and were known for their traditional values of hard work, higher morals, stress on education, sanctity of marriage, etc.
 
Zed also congratulated Hindus elected to U.S. House of Representatives—Tulsi Gabbard, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal; state legislatures— Prasad Srinivasan, Niraj Antani, Ash Kalra, Jay Chaudhuri, etc.; and various other bodies across USA; over their respective victories. We urge these Hindu elected leaders to seriously and wholeheartedly undertake the issues concerning the Hindu community and attempt to address those, Zed added.
 
There are about one billion Hindus worldwide, including about three million in USA. 

A magnificent 49,000 sq ft Hindu temple opens in New York

A two story 49,000 square foot temple, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, has opened in Melville (New York) on a five acres plot after three days of festivities.
 
Constructed by utilizing eco-friendly and cost-effective technological advancements, it includes an assembly hall, classrooms, gymnasium, dining area, indoor basketball court, etc. It is open to the public daily, conducts twice daily arti and offers Gujarati classes.  
 
Opening celebrations included kirtan aradhana, yagna, prayers, murti-pratishta, etc. Sadguru Pujya Kothari Swami (Pujya Bhaktipriya Swami), one of the most senior swamis of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), presided. Although this temple was envisioned in late 1980s, its construction began in 2012.

Singer Babbu Maan Marks His Comeback To Bollywood With ‘31st October’ Song ‘Umeed’

A few days after the makers of upcoming dramatic thriller ‘31st October’ unveiled their two songs ‘Yaqeen’ and ‘Maula’, the third song from the film’s album ‘Umeed’ was released by the makers of the film, which stars Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan.

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Watch the song here: http://bit.ly/Umeed_31stOctober


SAANSEIN romantic song ‘Mera Ishq’ crosses 10 Lakh views

It’s been just three days and the first song ‘Mera Ishq’ from the upcoming film SAANSEIN - The Last Breath has soon become a favourite of B-town. The song that was released on the festive occasion of ‘Dussehra’ crossed 1 million plus views and still counting and it is soon going to touch 2 million views too.
 
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The romantic number that brings together three reigning singers Arijit Singh, Ash King and Swati Sharma has been loved by the audience. Sonarika Bhadoria and Rajniesh Duggall, who feature in the song, make for a romantic jodi. They look adorable together and their chemistry is to watch out for.

Konnya Slok Recitation of the very famous poem (written by Mallika Sengupta)

Dipashri Bardhan Biswas. is a reciter of Bengali poems. She has done stage shows in Delhi and Bangalore. 

Her she is sharing  'Konnya Slok' -  Recitation of the very famous poem (written by Mallika Sengupta) which is also known as 'Amar Durga' or 'Maa Tujhe Salaam'. Performed this, on Maha Navami, this Durga Puja. The power of Devi Durga & her hidden presence in every woman around us forms the crux of this poem.

We are sure our viewers would enjoy this



Durga Pujo...is a state of mind.

The countdown to the Durga Pujo has started among the Bengalis in every part of the world. We are all eagerly awaiting for the festivities to begin. As Kolkata will go frenzy in the Euphoria of the extravaganza, those of us who are away especially at this time of the year, will be missing the fervor of our joyous city and will most definitely be in a Kolkata state of mind. I wish you all a very Happy Durga pujo.

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ADB to Provide India $500 Million for Solar Rooftop Systems

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is set to provide $500 million in financing for rooftop solar systems that will help the Indian government expand energy access using renewable energy. 

ADB will provide the financing to Punjab National Bank - one of India’s largest commercial banks - which will use the ADB funds to make loans to various developers and end users throughout India to install rooftop solar systems. 


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Chetan Bhagat is back with One Indian Girl.

​"I'm old school, prefer physical books over e-books" - says Kangana

Chetan Bhagat is back with One Indian Girl.


And what a feisty Indian girl to  launch it!!


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The Indian girl we love, Kangana Ranaut did the honours in style, and threw a pleasant surprise to the crowd, invited by Crossword Bookstores, by saying, "Im old school, prefer physical books over e-books."


Crossword Bookstores hosted Chetan Bhagat, best-selling Indian author, columnist, television personality, motivational speaker, screen writer and producer for the launch of his latest endeavour - One Indian Girl.