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Talaash (2012) to have "Kareena Kapoor" in credits

Kareena Kapoor

London, UK, Oct 29, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Reema Kagti, the director of Talaash clarifies that Kareena Kapoor will have her name written as Kareena Kapoor only and not Kareena Kapoor Khan in the credits of the film.


Public-Private Partnership Model to Boost India Infrastructure Development

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) is an effective tool for bringing private sector efficiencies in creation of economic and social infrastructure assets and for delivery of quality public services. The extent of private sector participation in creation of infrastructure, especially through PPP, has shown a promising increase in the recent years. As on January 2012, there were 881 PPP projects with Total Project Cost of Rs. 543,045 crore as compared to over 700 projects with TPC of Rs.371,239 crore by March 2011. These projects are at different stages of implementation i.e. under bidding, construction and operational stages. The broad sectors encouraged under the PPP framework are Highways, Railways, Ports, Airports, Power and Urban Infrastructure etc.



Ajab Gazabb Love (2012) - WBRi Hindi Movie Review

Kolkata October 27, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations): Romantic comedy movies are the flavor of the season in Bollywood and every director seems to think that they have a fantastic plot for the genre. But the reality is that most of such movies turn out to be mere flop shows with scant regard for either romance or comedy. ‘Ajab Gazabb Love’ is one such endeavor from director Sanjay Gadhvi who has shown his prominence in B-town with action movies like ‘Dhoom’ and ‘Dhoom 2’. Why the sudden transition from hard core action movies to cheesy romantic comedy flicks, one would never know. Anyhow, ‘Ajab Gazabb Love’ is a movie that no doubt has its hilarious moments but like other flicks of the genre, tries too hard to be funny and thus loses control of the entire plot post second half. With mediocre acting and a plot filled with gaping holes, ‘Ajab Gazabb Love’ falls a long way short from being an entertainer and could pass off as an under average flick.


Naxalites in Nandighat: Prakash Jha's Chakravyuh (2012) - WBRi Hindi Movie Review

Prakash Jha's Desi Indian Bollywood Political Thriller Chakravyuh (2012) Poster 4

The major risk that filmmakers often run into while establishing mainstream films on socio-political issues is to run the fine line between entertainment and realism. In ‘Chakravyuh’, Prakash Jha does not fall into this trap and steadies the ship really well with a plot that does not cry out for errors.



Le Gaya Saddam (2012) Hindi Film On Divorce in Islam Stars Cricketer Sandip Patil's Son Chirag Patil

Le Gaya Saddam Hindi Movie Poster
Irrfan Khan and Sunny Shah

Mumbai, Oct 27, 2012 (Washiongton Bangla Radio) Every actor, producer, manager thriving in the film industry wishes to climb the steps of success. The vastness of the industry and the variety of contours it has makes you try your hand in at least one field. Sunny Shah, well-known celebrity manager in the industry, too had some similar thoughts and decided to dive in the production of the film.



The Hindu Feature Editor Zia Us Salam Releases New Book "Housefull" on Bollywood from Golden Era to Now and Forward

Housefull - a book by Zia Us Salam

New Delhi, Oct 28, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) We have all heard and know about the movie “Housefull”  - an entertaining and fun-filled film. So when you hear the name Housefull the first thing that pops in your mind is entertainment. However, another Housefull that is going to hit the markets very soon is a book.



IIDR Sharad Samman Kolkata Durga Puja Awards Receives Great Response

The Sarod Samman contest was held among several Pujo Committees (South Kolkata based), during the Panchami and Shasthi of Durga Pujo 2012 and finally awards are presented to best winners on Saptami. A group of eminent judges made their selection on the basis of creativity, maintaining statutory norms, using traditional/folk art forms, contribution towards community etc. Besides the orchestration of theme based puja pandals, few Puja Committees also presented their traditional ideas. Like the recent trends, community puja organizers in Kolkata erected massive and beautifully decorated marquees showcasing the creative excellence.



Watch: Lonely Song from Khiladi 786 (Akshay Kumar, Asin, Yo Yo Honey Singh), Trends on Digital Platforms

Khiladi 786 Official Poster / Wallpaper

Khiladi 786 is on a roll with the release of the yet another upbeat song from the action-packed film. The newly released song, ‘Lonely’ has generated quite a buzz as #LonelyAtMidnight trended on twitter even before its launch in the digital arena.

Kolkata's Leading Record Label COZMIK HARMONY Releases New Albums in Star-Studded Ceremony

New Bengali Audio Songs Albums Releases from Cozmik Harmony Kolkata

Kolkata, October 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) The seminar hall at the Birla Planetarium resounded with tunes and melodies from upcoming music albums and CDs by some of the new artists and a few veteran performers too. In the presence of noted singers Monomoy Bhattacharya, Jayati Chakraborty, Shraboni Sen, music director Debashish and many others, the place turned into a land of melodies. “Bhoomi” lead singer Surajit Chatterjee also came up launching his new album “Surajit o bandhura” with a different set-up and musical quality altogether. The high spirited ambiance was augmented with the presence of all talented singers together for their own music launches.

Shuman Chattopadhyay, head of Cozmic Harmony, was elated to see the star studded seminar hall and highly praised the concept of Indian music and Bengali film industry for paying due importance to the music genre as a whole. Just before the festive season they have launched CDs of beautiful numbers each having a separate and distinguished melody and tune. A variety of musical compositions have been portrayed by various singers with their own touch of emotions and sensuousness.



Bijaya Dashami in Tripura

Durga Puja in Agartala, Tripura

Bengali Durga Puja in Agartala, Tripura, India

Durga Puja was observed with the same fervour as in West Bengal in the landlocked northeastern state of Tripura too. The women smeared each other with vermilion, the dhakis played their drums frantically and the Ravana was burnt on effigy on Wednesday (Oct 24, 2012) on the Bijaya Dasami day, which was also observed as Dusshera. Images from Agartala capture the mood of Durga Puja and its last day in the state.

This is part of Washington Bangla Radio Special Series on Durga Puja Online Parikrama from India.

Bengali Durga Puja in Agartala, Tripura, India

Bengali Durga Puja in Agartala, Tripura, India

Bengali Durga Puja in Agartala, Tripura, India

Bengali Durga Puja in Agartala, Tripura, India

Bengali Durga Puja in Agartala, Tripura, India

Bengali Durga Puja in Agartala, Tripura, India

Bengali Durga Puja in Agartala, Tripura, India

Bengali Durga Puja in Agartala, Tripura, India

Bengali Durga Puja in Agartala, Tripura, India

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Dragon Dance and Bhangra at Singhi Park Kolkata Durga Puja Idol Immersion (Doshomi - Bisorjon)

Singhi Park Bisorjon Dragon Dance Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama

Singhi Park Sarbojanin made its Durga Visarjan (Durga idol immersion) memorable with a 15-ft Dragon Dance done by the Chinese community and Bhangra by a 25-member team from the Sikh community in Kolkata on Oct 25, 2012.

This is part of Washington Bangla Radio Special Series on Kolkata Durga Puja Online Parikrama.

Singhi Park Bisorjon Dragon Dance Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama

Singhi Park Bisorjon Dragon Dance Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama

Singhi Park Bisorjon Dragon Dance Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama

Singhi Park Bisorjon Dragon Dance Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama

Singhi Park Bisorjon Dragon Dance Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama

Singhi Park Bisorjon Dragon Dance Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama

Singhi Park Bisorjon Dragon Dance Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama


Eros Now sends fans to Indian Grand Prix

Mumbai, Oct 26, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Eros Now is making the best of the F1 fever by giving their fans a chance to be a part of the Indian Grand Prix in Delhi. While promoting their upcoming film, Son of Sardaar, Eros Now held a contest on their official twitter handle and gratified the winner with two passes for the grand F1 event.


Vikram Bhatt turns lyricist for "1920: Evil Returns" (2012) Bollywood Supernatural Horror Thriller Film

Indian Bollywood Film Poster Vikram Bhatt 1920 Evil Returns

"We have seen that when we make sequels, the story should be different, actors should be different. Nothing should be similar except the name. Since we make such films here, we have continued with that trend. 1920: Evil Returns has nothing to do with the first part and it's a totally unique film" - Vikram Bhatt.



আবার এসো মা - শুভবিজয়ায় ফটো ফিচার: বাগবাজার ও বাবুঘাট থেকে তারক ঘোষ ও জয়া বন্দোপাধ্যায় | A Shubho Bijoya Photo Feature

বিসর্জন মানে ফিরে যাওয়া নয়, এ যেন আবার ফিরে আসার অঙ্গীকার। শুভবিজয়ায় কলকাতার বাগবাজার ও বাবুঘাট থেকে তারক ঘোষ  ও জয়া বন্দোপাধ্যায় এর বিশেষ ফটো ফিচার ‘আবার এসো মা’

Kolkata Durga Puja Bijoya Dashami



"Jai Ho Jagdamba Mai" Music Release

Sudip Pandey,Rakhi Sawant,Rakesh Sawant,producer Ranju Sinha,Dolly Bindra,Sudesh Beri,Bobby Darling,Divya Dwivedi,Kishen Khadaria at music release of jai Ho Jagdanba Maai

Mumbai, Oct 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Recently Sudip Pandey starrer ‘Jai Ho Jagdamba Mai' music was released with attendnce of Divya Diwedi, Rakhi sawant, Dolly Bindra, Dr. Ranju Sinha, director Raj Varma, Rakesh Sawant, Sudesh Berry, Kishan Khadaria etc.