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VARLI Magazine Kicks Off Varli Food Festival and Varli Cook Off

Varli Singh with Chef Vikas Khanna
Varli Singh with Chef Vikas Khanna

New York, NY, March 12, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) VARLI Magazine hosted a Kick-Off Luncheon in preparation of the upcoming Varli Food Festival and Varli Cook Off.

Doug Singer with Chef Jehangir Mehta
Doug Singer with Chef Jehangir Mehta

US Immigration & Green Card Prediction April 2012 Visa Bulletin - For India EB2 May 1 2010, EB3 Sep 1 2002

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Visa Bulletin For April 2012
Number 43
Volume IX
Washington, D.C.


1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during April. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security reports applicants for adjustment of status. Allocations were made, to the extent possible, in chronological order of reported priority dates, for demand received by March 9th.  If not all demand could be satisfied, the category or foreign state in which demand was excessive was deemed oversubscribed. The cut-off date for an oversubscribed category is the priority date of the first applicant who could not be reached within the numerical limits. Only applicants who have a priority date earlier than the cut-off date may be allotted a number. If it becomes necessary during the monthly allocation process to retrogress a cut-off date, supplemental requests for numbers will be honored only if the priority date falls within the new cut-off date announced in this bulletin.

KA: Cirque du Soleil: MGM Grand, Las Vegas


When Cirque du Soliel’s Iris team performed a show during the 84th Annual Academy Awards function at the Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles on 26th February 2012, the anchor Billy Crystal commented that he had a hamstring injury just watching the show for 5 minutes. Wonder what thousands of people who have watched Cirque’s KA at MGM, Las Vegas for whole 90 minutes would have to say?

Vatican keeps extensive collection of Hindu texts

The Great Hall of the Vatican Library

The Great Hall of Vatican Library - Image via Wikipedia

Nevada, USA, March 12, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Vatican Library carries extensive collection of ancient Hindu scriptures and various other Hinduism related texts.

New Jersey Hindus awaken to Hinduism’s science, denigration and ‘digestion’ at 10th March Hinduism Summit

Bridgewater, NJ, March 12, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Over 150 Hindus from the NJ-NY-PA tri-state area attended the Hinduism Summit (Dharmajagruti Sabha) held in Balaji Temple Community Hall in Bridgewater on Saturday, 10th  March. The audience listened raptly as the speakers addressed the threats to Hinduism from direct assaults, denigration and ‘digestion’, and provided practical solutions and guidance on the Hindu spiritual way of life. Many attendees commended the organizers, Balaji Temple and Forum for Hindu Awakening, on the event’s quality and educational value. Some offered to host similar events in their temples, while others want to promote the event’s video recording, yet others would like to join hands to understand, live and preserve Hinduism.

Majboor (2012) Nepali Movie | मजबूर - Film Preview

Film Poster of Majboor (Nepali, 2012)

Another Still from new Nepali movie Majboor

Kathmandu, March 11, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Directed by Deepak Shrestha, Deep Khadka's new Nepali movie Majboor (2012) has a star cast of Biraj Bhatta, Anita Adhikari, Krishna Bhatta, Anuska Dhakal and more.Watch the trailer of Majboor.

A Science Fiction Film with Subtle Difference

WBRi Movie Review: John Carter (English, 2012)

John Carter (2011) Hollywood English Sci-Fi Movie Poster

Kolkata, March 10, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Characters from the comic paradise have always been a point of attraction for cinegoers. Almost for a decade, Marvel Comics heroes such as The man of steel-Superman and Batman have ruled our hearts, with their stupefying presence and on screen enigma. Beating up the baddies and saving the world is the one and only common trait among these Superheroes (though some of these superheroes could not save their producers from getting bankrupt!). Making a late entry is the recent undisputed warrior is the Edgar Rice Burroughs second literary creation after Tarzan –the much hyped John Carter. John Carter is the sole protagonist of the story, and has kept up the image of saviors, by saving the world from annihilation and preventing the audience from sleeping in their comfortable multiples seats. Based on the fantasy romance serial – Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice, this commercial movie was expected to offer a lot for action adventure seekers, accompanied with sanity and prudence, but, unlike the expectations, John Carter is crippling, tyrannically edited and unremittingly long.

A five-star must watch story of murder, mystery and intrigue - Indian cinema has a new queen!

WBRi Movie Review: Kahaani (2012)

Vidya Balan Pregnant Look
In Kahani (Hindi, 2012), actress Vidya Balan plays an expecting mother Vidya Bagchi looking for her missing husband Arnab Bagchi in Kolkata

Kolkata, March 10, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) The film opens in the claustrophobic setting of the Kalighat Metro Station. Tickets were being punched in and drone of commuters talking in loud voices could be heard as trains flit in and out of the station carrying people from one place to the other. Now that's enough to give you a hint of where the action could take place.

Film Preview: PYAAR MEIN KYUN (Hindi, 2012) 2nd generation South Asian Love Story

Pyar Mein Kyun Bollywood Movie Poster

Pyar Mein Kyun 2012 New Bollywood Hindi Movie Poster

Edison, New Jersey (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Pyar Mein Kyun is a Bollywood-style feature film featuring a young American cast and crew with roots in South Asia / India. Read about the film and watch the trailer.

Mona Khan Company Launches Bombay Jam

Mona Khan Company's Fun and fitness – Bombay Jam Bollywood Dance-based Fitness Workout

Sunnyvale, CA, March 9, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Fun and fitness – Bombay Jam® achieves both. Mona Khan Company, the Bay Area’s leading Bollywood Dance and Fitness Company brings the flavors of Bollywood dance to your workout routine.

Miranda Lambert 's "On Fire" Tour

Country Singer Miranda LambertCincinnati, OH, March 9, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Miranda Lambert 's "On Fire" Tour is hot and proving to be one of the most sought after tickets this year.

Interview: Award-Winning Actor Amit Behl on His 13 Characters in "Upanishad Ganga"

Actor Amit Behl inUpanishad Ganga

Mumbai, March 9, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) "Upanishad Ganga" is a mammoth effort on Indian Television about Indian Culture, Heritage, Philosophy and Wisdom spanning more than 5000 years.

Holi - Bengal decks up to welcome Holi in true festive spirit

Malpoa (Bengali Sweets)

Kolkata March 8, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio/Penning Creations) It is that time of the year again when we finish putting the woolens back in the wardrobe and begin to smell the fresh air and enjoy the fragrance of the flowers blooming in the early morning. Spring seems to have hit the Indian subcontinent bringing along with it one of the highly awaited festivals on every Indian’s calendar. Come March 8th, a sense of abandoned eccentricity and vitality will fill the air as people across the country will be found immersing themselves in bright colours in the festival of Holi.

The Penning Creations team celebrate holi in Kolkata
The Penning Creations team celebrate holi in Kolkata

Interview: Paroma Roy Chowdhury, Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Google India on International Women's Day

By Bidisha Bagchi

Paroma Roy Chowdhury, Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affair, Google India

International Women's Day (8th March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2012 is Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty. In many countries, International Women's Day is an occasion to honor and praise women for their accomplishments. On this special occasion WBRi spoke to Google India’s Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Ms. Paroma Roy Chowdhury about women in India and their desire for progress and achievements.

Women’s Day is a tribute to female achievement and the desire for progress. What is your idea on this?



Suzanne Collins joined the club of J.K Rowling (Harry Potter) and Stephenie Meyer (The Twilight Saga) when her first novel for the young adults, The Hunger Games hit the shelves.

The novel is set in Panem, a nation that grew out of the ashes of North America, and run by the Capitol. In order to exercise total control, the Capitol selects one male and one female from each of the twelve outlying districts to compete in the annual Hunger Games—a fight to the death between twenty four tributes from ages twelve to eighteen. Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen is chosen for the games along with Peeta Mellark. Together, they will create an unprecedented game and create a spark to change the course of history and maybe something more. A USA Today and New York Times bestseller, 9.6 million copies of the book was already being read in the United States when Lionsgate decided about the movie adaptation.