Washington Bangla Radio News

Jews & Hindus find Pope’s message “shocking”

Jews and Hindus have found some of the Pope’s World Mission Sunday message posted on The Holy See website “shocking”.


Mahalaya Live Online Broadcast on Washington Bangla Radio - Sept 18, 2009 4 AM - A recap

A look at WBRi Kolkata Bangla Radio's online live broadcast of Mahishashur Mardini on September 18, 2009 at 4 AM across global time zones.

Send Durga Pujo greeting with Ichchamoti's new e-card service just launched

Ichchamoti, the popular Bengali Online Children's Magazine, has launched a great Bengali e-card service for you to use to send Durga Puja greetings (Sharadiya Shubheccha) to your loved one.


Rupam Islam's Fossils Kolkata Bangla Band lives up expectations with Fossils 3

Kolkata Bangla Band Fossils

Kolkata witnessed the biggest album launch ever on the 19th of September 2009 at South City Mall with Fossils 3.


Hindus & Jews pinning hopes on Pope for highlighting Roma apartheid in Czech Republic

Hindus and Jews are hopeful that Pope will not stay apathetic to apartheid conditions faced by Roma people in Czech Republic and will strongly take-up their cause during his September 26-28 visit.



Julia Roberts’ shooting launched with Hindu fire ritual of “hawan”

Hindus have applauded the makers of Hollywood movie “Eat, Pray, Love” and its star Julia Roberts for reportedly launching the India leg of the shooting with a hawan (a fire sacrifice) on Sunday.


Releasing of a Book of Poems By Indira Mukherjee at Weaver’s Studio on 18th September, 2009 at 6.30 P.M.

Weaver’s Studio, Centre for the Arts, Presented “An Evening of Jalsa” on 18th September, 2009 at 6.30 P.M. at their Hall – detail report by Subhomay Mukherjee

Hindus upset over denial of temple access caused by Julia Roberts shooting in India

Access to Hindu temple in the India ashram (hermitage) has been denied to area villagers who regularly came there to pray to give way to Oscar winner Julia Roberts’ (Pretty Woman) shooting, according to reports.

Hindus urge authentic Hinduism depiction as Julia Roberts begins India shooting

Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) reportedly begins shooting for “Eat, Pray, Love” on Sunday in Pataudi, about 60 kilometers from India’s capital Delhi, and Hindus are concerned about the authenticity of the depiction of Hinduism objects-rituals-beliefs-concepts-traditions-philosophy.

Production of Cate Blanchett starrer “Indian Summer” halted over Nehru-Edwina affair

Production of Hollywood movie “Indian Summer” has reportedly been put on hold for the time being.

Portrayal of the affair between Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, and Lady Edwina Mountbatten, wife of last British viceroy of India, appears to be the cause. India Government officials have asked to scrutinize the script to review how the Nehru-Edwina affair will be played out, reports suggest.


Sanskrit tattoos becoming popular among world celebrities

Recently, there has been a surge in interest in Sanskrit tattoo designs and symbols among Hollywood and other celebrities.


“Cows are looked after with great care” in India ashram where Julia Roberts will be shooting


Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) will be shooting for “Eat, Pray, Love” in an ashram (hermitage) in India, starting September 20, which has a “gaushala” (cowshed) where “cows are looked after with great care”.

Julia Roberts lands in India to film “Eat, Pray, Love” : Hindus concerned

After New York and Italy, Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) reportedly landed Thursday in Delhi (India) with cast and crew to shoot the next leg of “Eat, Pray, Love”.



Gwyneth Paltrow’s formula to “nourish the inner aspect”: “Bibimbop”

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Paltrow describes Bibimbop in the latest newsletter in her blog “GOOP: nourish the inner aspect” as “…a rice bowl that you can adorn with whatever toppings you like. It’s a great vehicle for leftovers—a veritable ‘kitchen sink’ kind-of meal.”


Kolaj - Bengalis In Hyderabad publish the first Bangla Magazine in Hyderabad

Bengali Online Magazine | Kolkaj

The not-for-profit Bengali organization "Bengalis In Hyderabad" (BIH) have published "KOLAJ", the first Bangla magazine in Hyderabad. The creative editorial team of Kolaj richly deserve commendation for their immense effort to compile and present a wonderful read.