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Photo Feature: Atul Agnihotri and Fashion Photographer Jude Fernandes Launch Starline Productions with Models and Fashion Show

Via a Press Release

Fashion Show at Starline Productions with Photographer Jude Fernandes at Mahada
A model walks the ramp at Fashion Show at Starline Productions with Photographer Jude Fernandes at Mahada


Japanese perfume ISSEY MIYAKE now in Bangladesh

From left, Zakir Hossain, ED, Faridul Hassan Chowdhury, Chairman, Khondoker Nazrul Islam, CEO & Reshad H. Khan, Director
From left, Zakir Hossain, ED, Faridul Hassan Chowdhury, Chairman, Khondoker Nazrul Islam, CEO & Reshad H. Khan, Director

Perfume lovers in city had some truly happy hours with Bangla Perfumes Distributors Ltd, the top-brand fragrance distributor in country where they introduced its newest family-member ISSEY MIYAKE from Japan in a city hotel recently.


Discover Visual Excellence of Performance Art with Multi-talented Delhi Artist Seema Kohli Hosting Talk Show in Kolkata

MYTH MIND AND MOVEMENT - an interactive talk show with Seema Kohli
MYTH MIND AND MOVEMENT - an interactive talk show with Seema Kohli

Emami Chisel Art Gallery is hosting an interactive talk show of the eminent and talented artist Seema Kohli for the very first time in Kolkata. At the session scheduled on 29th of March, 2016 at the gallery at 5.30 P.M, Ms. Kohli will conduct a talk show along with distinguished artists from Bengal including Tapas Konar and Ritendra Roy.


No Reference to Hindu God Lord Krishna in New “X-Men: Apocalypse” Trailer

X-Men: Apocalypse - Official Motion Picture POSTER

The recent “Official Trailer” of the action-adventure Hollywood superhero movie “X-Men: Apocalypse” does not contain reference to Hindu deity Lord Krishna, while there was comparison of its blue-colored villain Apocalypse with Krishna in the "Teaser Trailer" released in December last upsetting the Hindus.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest in December saying that “such trivialization of Lord Krishna, who was highly revered in Hinduism, was quite inappropriate and disturbing to the devotees”, has thanked director Bryan Singer for deleting reference to Lord Krishna in the new trailer, and thus showing maturity and responsibility, and understanding the feelings of Hindu community. Watch the latest X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) trailer via WBRi.


“Yoga Garden” in White House Easter Egg Roll event welcomed

White House Easter Egg Roll

White House Easter Egg Roll (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Hindu group has commended White House for including yoga in “138th White House Easter Egg Roll 2016” event to be held in the South Lawn of White House in Washington DC on March 28.

A “Yoga Garden” was listed under annual Easter Egg Roll “Events” on the White House website. “Come enjoy a session of yoga from professional instructors”, it said under the Yoga Garden.


Valiant Abu Taher awarded on Co-Management Day

Abu Taher receiving cheque from Secretary of MoEF
Abu Taher receiving cheque from Secretary of MoEF

Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Forests handed over 1.5 lakh taka cheque to Abu Taher a community patrol team member of Sadhonpur for his bravery role in forest conservation at a daylong event in observation of the Co-Management Day 2016. USAID’s Climate-Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) Project organized the ceremony at a city hotel in Cox's Bazar.


Daylong Dialogue held at Cox’s Bazar in observation of Co-management Day 2016; Government to Conserve Forest

USAID’s Climate-Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) Project organized a Dialogue on ‘Sustainable Financing of Co-management in Bangladesh’ yesterday at a city hotel in Cox’s Bazar hosted by Winrock International, NACOM, CODEC, CNRS and BCAS supported by USAID Bangladesh and Bangladesh Forest Department in observation of the Co-Management Day 2016.

Photo Feature | Kolkata Celebrates Holi - “RANGOTSAV 2016 - Buzz Ki Holi Festival” at PC Chandra Gardens

RANGOTSAV 2016 - Buzz Ki Holi Festival held at PC Chandra Gardens(Gold Acre, Gate No.2) organized by Buzz365 Entertainments & Co-ordinated by Media Connect

Kolkata, March 24 - A celebration of the triumph of good over evil, Holi is one of India's most fun-filled festivals celebrating happiness and togetherness. For the third year in a row once again, Buzz 365 Entertainments, Co-ordinated by Media Connect brings to you a celebration of the legendary festival in absolutely new colours.

RANGOTSAV 2016 - Buzz Ki Holi Festival held at PC Chandra Gardens(Gold Acre, Gate No.2) organized by Buzz365 Entertainments & Co-ordinated by Media Connect


Photo Feature: Anmoll Malik Spotted with Father Anu Malik at TV Channel Holi Party

ANU MALIK's daughter ANMOL MALIK - WBRi
Anmoll Malik with dad Anu Malik

Singer Anmoll Malik was spotted at the Zoom Holi party with her father Anu Malik.

Watch Ishq Anokha Video Song: Kailash Kher and Kailasa Release New Album, Perform Live in New Delhi


Pooja Tiwari, Kailash Kher and Kabir Kher
Pooja Tiwari, Kailash Kher and Kabir Kher

During the launch, Kailash Kher said, "This is our fifth album. I have unforgettable memories of Connaught Place and releasing the album here is special. With the launch of this album, we also mark our 10th year in the industry and it's great to celebrate it with Delhiites here at the Junkyard Café."

Watch the  Ishq Anokha video song by Kailash Kher ft. Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Sobhita Dhulipala via WBRi.



Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Pritam shoots with Shahrukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan and Pritam

Music composer Pritam will be judging this season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Shahrukh Khan recently shot for an episode of the show.



Meet Bros’ unforgettable HOLI bash

MEET BROTHERS Holi Party Bash attended by Khushboo Grewal, Shibani Kashyap, DJ Aqeel, Vineet Jain, Simple Kaul, Evelyn Sharma, Karan Mehran, Nisha Rawal Pratyusha Banerjee and others
Shibani Kashyap

MEET BROS hosted one of the craziest Holi bashes in town, ‘ColourBlast, 2016’ and ensured that everyone in the house had a colourful time dancing to their power-packed tunes.

MEET BROTHERS Holi Party Bash attended by Khushboo Grewal, Shibani Kashyap, DJ Aqeel, Vineet Jain, Simple Kaul, Evelyn Sharma, Karan Mehran, Nisha Rawal Pratyusha Banerjee and others
Shibani Kashyap


Raima Sen unveils philanthropic initiative for underprivileged children

Actress RAIMA SEN (C) WBRi Inc.
Raima Sen

Kolkata, March 25 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Tollywood actress Raima Sen along with Kolkata based fashion designer Pranay Baidya recently launched the philanthropic initiative of  the Kiehl’s , a New York based cosmetic brand which aims  at educating underprivileged children of India. The initiative commenced to mark the fifth anniversary of Keihl’s footprint in India.

Raima Sen and Pranay Baidya
Raima Sen and Pranay Baidya


Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru roped in as celebrity judges for short film contest

Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru
Radhika Rao and Arijit Singh

Zicom Electronic Security Systems Ltd, pioneers of Electronic surveillance in India have launched an exciting contest for budding filmmakers. The contest is aimed at getting fans to create videos based on social issues like safety for women, parents and also pets using Zicom’s Ziman app services. The winners stand to win a total cash prize of Rs. 5,00,000  and the video that wins first place will also be used as a digital advert for the Ziman App.



Meet SARGUN MEHTA: the shinning star of Punjabi cinema

Sargun Mehta
Sargun Mehta

Sargun Mehta, who started off her acting career in television has definitely created a mark for herself in Punjabi cinema, with barely two films. She debuted in Punjabi cinema with Angrej, which emerged as  the second highest grossing Punjabi film of the year. Her performance as a straight forward village girl of the early 1945, won her a lot of appreciation.