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Shaam-e-Ghazal: An Upcoming Evening of Ghazals and Nazms

Presented by Tushar Bhatia and evocatively sung by the accomplished vocal artist and musician Gaurav Chopra, ‘Shaam-e-Ghazal’ is a delightful presentation of popular ghazals of legendary artists like Mehdi Hasan, Farida Khanum and Jagjit Singh among others. The presentation will showcase some of the most loved and popular ghazals and nazms and also introduce listeners to unheard, fresh ghazal compositions by Gaurav Chopra and Tushar Bhatia.



NYIFF: The New York Indian Film Festival Full Lineup

Bengali Actress Rittika Sen and Tollywood Hero DEV in Arshinagar
DEV and Rittika in Aparna Sen's "Aarshinagar" Bangla Movie

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the full lineup last night for their 16th year of celebrating independent, art house, alternate, and diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent (May 7 – May 14). Dedicated to bringing these films to a New York audience, the festival will feature 40 screenings (35 narrative, 5 documentary) –all seen for the first time in New York City. In addition, the festival will also feature five programs of short films.


Photo Feature: Actress Suchandra Vaaniya Celebrates "Gangaur Mahotsav" with Purva Kolkata Maheshwari Sabha (Slideshow)

Actress Suchandra Vaaniya Celebrates Gangaur in Kolkata
Actress Suchandra Vaaniya Celebrates Gangaur in Kolkata

'Gangaur', the festival of Rajasthan is observed with great fervour and devotion by women folk who worship 'Gauri', the consort of Lord Shiva. The word “Gangaur” comes from ‘Gana’ which is a synonym of Lord Shiva and ‘Gaur’ which stands for Gauri who symbolises Saubhagya (marital bliss). The inauguration ceremony was attended by: Suchandra Vaaniya, Tollywood Actress; Hon'ble Justice Amitava Lala, Ex Acting Chief Justice, Allabhabad High Court and many other political representatives and eminent personalities. Presenting a photo feature and slideshow on WBRi.



Video: Kangana Ranaut Answers Questions at Young India National Summit hosted by the CII

Kangana Ranaut with sister Rangoli Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut with sister Rangoli Ranaut (WBRi File Photo)

Kangana was seen to be at her fiery best as she faced a volley of questions thrown at her on various issues. She gave a few fearless and some witty answers. Snippets of this candid session was shared by her fan club on social media.


Watch: Music composer Pritam performs live at NIT Calicut

Music composer, Pritam recently performed at a live concert in NIT Calicut.

Singers Nakash Aziz, Aditi Singh Sharma and Antara Mitra were also present on stage and they performed to songs like Gerua, Afghan Jalebi and Kaisi Teri Khudgarzi amongst others.

Watch: Pritam Perform Live in Auckland, New Zealand (Video)


THE 16th ANNUAL NEW YORK INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OPENING NIGHT GALA FILM

Bardroy Barretto
Bardroy Barretto

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the Opening Night Gala film: Bardroy Baretto’s Nachom-ia Kumpasar (Let’s Dance to the Rhythm).  LET’S DANCE TO THE RHYTHM is a Konkani feature film- a tribute to Goan music and her musicians. Narrated through the emotional rollercoaster of a love story destined to tragedy, it celebrates Goan music through the eyes of its eclectic’s generation of musicians in the 1960s and 70s.


Eye-catching performance of magician Aliraj in Florida

Aliraj at Asian Fair 2016
Aliraj at Asian Fair 2016

Aliraj the magic icon of Bangladesh recently performed in the  biggest event in Florida, USA at the "Asian Trade Food Fair and Cultural Show" organized by Bangladesh Association of Florida.


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.


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


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.



Watch Pritam Perform Live in Auckland, New Zealand (Video)

Music Composer PRITAM CHAKRABORTY
Pritam Chakraborty

Music Composer Pritam recently performed at a live concert in Auckland, New Zealand at the Logan Campbell Centre Greenlane. He performed to a medley of his numbers from Yeh Dooriyaan to Tu Jaane Na.Watch a video of the performance.


Meet Bros and Khushboo Grewal Rock College in Gandhinagar

Meet Bros and Khushboo Grewal Live Concert

Meet Bros & Khushboo Grewal have been touring  all around the world with their power-packed performances. They gave the students of Gujarat a taste of their Punjabi style at GIT College, Gandhinagar recently.



Tagore Beyond Frontiers: Rajlakshmi Syam, Meeryung Hall and Ipshita Nandi Banerjee Boost Indo-American Cultural Exchange

Meeryung Hall and Rajlakshmi Syam
Meeryung Hall and Rajlakshmi Syam

Kolkata-based  pianist and  fashionista Rajlakshmi Syam recently paid tribute to Rabindranath Tagore in an evening of piano recitals and vocal renditions in a program titled "Tagore Beyond Frontiers." Meeryung Hall, wife of Consul General Craig L. Hall, impressed all with her vocal performances.


Bollywood Actor VIR DAS makes his Washington DC Improv Debut March 11-13

Vir Das Comedy Show in Washington DC, USA

Manan Singh Katohora & JMD Creations Proudly Promote'

A SPECIAL EVENT by "The DC Improv"
VIR DAS : India's Biggest Comedy Star
www.dcimprov.com/home/vir-das.html
Open to Everyone 18 and Over. All shows will be in English.

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You’ve got the wrong Girl: Girija Devi, Srijit Mukherjee and Joy Sengupta Launch Latest Novel by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu

Sreemoyee Piu Kundu (WBRi)
Sreemoyee Piu Kundu

Tollywood’s most sought after director Srijit Mukherjee, scenographer Swarup Dutta and renowned actor Joy Sengupta recently launched the latest book by new-gen author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu. The book titled ‘You’ve got the wrong Girl’ is the third book of the author after Faraway Music (2013) and Sita’s Curse (2014).