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স্বপ্ন - রতন লাল বসু: প্রথম অধ্যায় | Shopno - A Bengali Novel by Dr. Ratan Lal Basu - Chapter 1 | WBRi Bangla Online Magazine

"Shopno" is a novel by Dr. Ratan Lal Basu published serially in the WBRi Bangla Magazine section in unicode Bangla font. Links to previous and following chapters are posted at the bottom of every episode.


স্বপ্ন

রতন লাল বসু

প্রথম অধ্যায়


Bengali Novel SHOPNO Chapter 1 : WBRi Bangla Online Magazine

সমরবাবু ঘুমিয়ে পড়েছিলেন। ঘুম ভাঙতেই দেখেন বিকেল হয়ে গেছে। বাইরে বৃষ্টি পড়ছে। ল্যান্ডস্কেপ হোটেলের দশ তলার জানলা দিয়ে তাকিয়ে দেখেন মেকং নদীতে এক অপূর্ব স্বপ্ন মাখা জগত। সমরবাবু লিফ্ট দিয়ে দ্রুত নেমে পড়লেন। বাইরে যাবেন শুনে রিসেপসনিষ্ট মেয়েটা একটা সুন্দর রঙিন ছাতা এগিয়ে দিল। প্যাগোডা আকৃতির ক্যাম্বোডিয়ানা হোটেলের সামনে থেকে এক প্যাকেট সিগারেট কিনে এগিয়ে গেলেন মেকং এর তীরে। নদীর তীর ঘেঁষে সারি সারি নানান আকৃতির নৌকা। সমরবাবুকে দেখে একজন মাঝি এগিয়ে এসে ভাঙা ইংরেজিতে বলল, ‘হো-চি-মিন সিতি তু আওয়ারস্’। সমরবাবু বললেন, ‘আমার ভিয়েতনামের ভিসা নেই’। তারপর হেসে ফেললেন। হোটেলের ম্যানেজারের কাছে শুনেছেন নৌকা করে সায়গন যেতে কম করে আট ঘণ্টা লাগে। অথচ যাত্রীদের আকৃষ্ট করার জন্য মাঝিরা কেমন বেমালুম মিথ্যা বলে যায়।



এখনো আছিস তুই - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Ekhono Achish Tui - Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee WBRi Bangla Online Magazine

"Ekhono Achish Tui" (You are still here) is a Bengali poem (Bangla Kobita) by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font published in WBRi Bengali Online Magazine section. You can send your creative writing to submissions@washingtonbanglaradio.com for consideration towards publication.


এখনো আছিস তুই

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়


এখনো আছিস তুই এখনো আছিস

এক টুকরো আলো হয়ে অন্ধকার এ মিশে

যে কালে যে দেশে

মন্দির এ মসজিদ এ কাশী বা মেক্কায়

মরেনি মানুষ ...



আকর্ষণ - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Akorshon (Attraction) Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee - WBRi Bangla Online Magazine

"Akarshan" is a Bengali poem (Bangla Kobita) by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font published in WBRi Bengali Online Magazine section. You can send your creative writing to submissions@washingtonbanglaradio.com for consideration towards publication.


আকর্ষণ

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়


মাটি থেকে এত দুরে পৃথিবীর আকর্ষণ তাই এত বুঝি
সীমানা ছাড়িয়ে যেতে পাখির ডানায় মুখ  গুঁজি
তোমার আকাশে সাদা মেঘের  খাতায়
রোজ দেখি পাখির পালক ঝরে যায়
পৃথিবীর টানে .
আকর্ষণ কেউ যদি দিতে পারে খুলে  ...



কাগজের কম্বল - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Kagojer Kombol (The Paper Blanket) - Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee

"Kagojer Kombol" is a Bengali poem (Bangla Kobita) by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font published in WBRi Bengali Online Magazine section. You can send your creative writing to submissions@washingtonbanglaradio.com for consideration towards publication.


কাগজের কম্বল

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়



ভণ্ডামিটা ঘোমটা মাথায় বসে আছে অন্তরে

কাগজের কম্বলে ঢাকা শহুরে মানুষ,

এক পা বাড়ায় এক পা পেছায় ,

শীতের দিনেও গরম তাদের

অহংকারের ওম মাখা গায় ...




সে এলো না - তাপসকিরণ রায় | Se Elo Na (She Didn't Come) Bengali Poem (Bangla Kobita) by Tapas Kiran Ray

Tapas Kiran RoyThe Bengali poem Se Elo Na by Tapas Kiran Roy is presented in Unicode Bangla font. Roy is writing for a couple of years now and he has been published across various online Bengali magazines including Ichchamati, Joydhak, Diala Kochikancha, Banglalive, Tilottama Bangla, Madhukari, Parabaas and our own WBRi Online Bengali Magazine. The author can be reached at tkray1950 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Read all about Tapas Kiran Roy in a short biography of the author.

You can send your stories, poems and creative writing for publication in our online magazine section by e-mail to submissions@washingtonbanglaradio.com.



সে এলো না

তাপস কিরণ রায়


দেহের পাশে অভেদ্য দেওয়াল - তাপসকিরণ রায় | Deher Pashe Abhedya Dewal - Bengali Poem (Bangla Kobita) by Tapas Kiran Ray

Tapas Kiran RoyThe Bengali poem Deher Pashe Abhedyo Dewaal by Tapas Kiran Roy is presented in Unicode Bangla font. Roy is writing for a couple of years now and he has been published across various online Bengali magazines including Ichchamati, Joydhak, Diala Kochikancha, Banglalive, Tilottama Bangla, Madhukari, Parabaas and our own WBRi Online Bengali Magazine. The author can be reached at tkray1950 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Read all about Tapas Kiran Roy in a short biography of the author.

You can send your stories, poems and creative writing for publication in our online magazine section by e-mail to submissions@washingtonbanglaradio.com.



দেহের পাশে অভেদ্য দেওয়াল

তাপস কিরণ রায়


পাঁচটা আঙুল (Five Fingers) Bengali Poem by Udayan Banerjee | WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

Bengali Poet, Singer and Song-Writer Udayan Banerjee

"Panchta Angul" is a Bengali poem (Bangla Kobita) by Udayan Banerjee in unicode Bangla font published in WBRi Bengali Online Magazine section.

The poem is one of Udayan's new ones and not yet published anywhere.

Udayan's first book of poetry “Kobitar Bisforan” was published in 2011 in Kolkata and has been selected at Sarat Samity (a library situated at Aswini Datta Road, Near Triangular Park, Kolkata, where the great writer Kathasahityik  Sarat Chandra Chattopadhayay once resided) for their members/readers. Besides writing poems, Udayan sings Bengali Modern Songs and his own compositions, and ‘acts’ (he prefers to not call it "recitation") his own poems. He has studied singing techniques as well as some unique vocal exercises with his two music teachers - Kabir Suman and Anjan Mukherjee who is a disciple of the great composers Prabir Majumdar & Sudhin Dasgupta.

Udayan lives in Kolkata with his wife Sujata and daughter Sargam and works with an engineering company as a Project Manager, and can be reached by e-mail at udayan1969 [at] gmail [dot] com.

You can send your creative writing to submissions@washingtonbanglaradio.com for consideration towards publication.


পাঁচটা আঙুল



Japanese Food

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On our trip to Tokyo, we ensured that we never touched the Big Mac and concentrate only on the great food that the country Japan had to offer. And since we had named our child Oishi, which in Japanese language means ‘very very good/tasty/delicious’ we felt it was our responsibility to use the word whenever we wanted to.


Arabian Nights

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Arabian cuisine is sometimes described as refined art; such is its diversity and richness. It is influenced by dozens of cultures, and its spicy dishes reflect the fact that the Arabian nations that also includes Egypt was either the source or the way for spices that eventually spread to the whole world. Rice and various legumes, especially lentils and chickpeas are staples of main course dishes and it also includes lots of salads made from both fresh vegetables and fruits. Meaty items like lamb, chicken and beef plays an important role in the cuisine, be it in grilled or barbequed form and blends of common ingredients like coriander, cumin, mint and other Arabian spices adds to the uniqueness of this fare. Lebanese cuisine plays a very important role in placing Arabian food in the world map of exotic food.


ABP Sports Editor Gautam Bhattacharya's New Bengali Book "JAYA HE" Released as Amazon Kindle e-Book by Databazaar Media

Gautam Bhattacharya - Author of SACHCalcutta, March 19, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Renowned sports journalist Gautam Bhattacharya (WBRi Interview) has released his latest book "Jaya He" also made available in downloadable e-Book format from Amazon Kindle store by Databazaar Media.

A sports journalist whose writings on Cricket are especially popular, Gautam's last book on Sachin Tendulkar titled "Sach" is already a favorite of sports lovers worldwide.


Interview: Artist Sumita Acharya and Colors on Canvas

By Bidisha Bagchi

Sumita AcharyaSumita Acharya was born in Mumbai, grew up in Kolkata and like any true blue Bengali girl, was expected to learn art & music besides studies.. She was a total outdoor girl,more interested in sports, rock climbing, rifle shooting, rowing. But her love for art was always there somewhere hidden in the depths of her heart. After graduating from the University of Calcutta, she earned a degree in Fashion Design, as in the late eighties art was not considered to be a promising career where as fashion in India was an upcoming and challenging option. She launched her own ‘pret ‘ and ‘avant garde’ label for domestic and export market. Later she joined a multinational footwear giant and proved her marketing skills too at a national level. However, after 5 years of corporate career, meanwhile marriage, she eventually moved on to pursue her true passion ie art . She learnt painting, sculpture , mixed media under eminent artists of Kolkata and destiny brought her back to Mumbai. In the years that followed she held several exhibitions and her works got published in several newspapers magazines and art journals.
WBRi chatted with her to know more about her work, art and career prospects in the field of art.


What is art according to you?




Interview: Dr. Shehla Agarwal on Skin care, Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

By Bidisha Bagchi

Dr. Shehla AgarwalDr.Shehla Agarwal is a well known name in the field of Dermatology, Skin care and Cosmetic Surgery. With years of practice, she conducts workshops on educating people on skin care, anti- ageing and other skin and hair related problems all over the country and abroad. She is closely involved with the print media as she regularly writes monthly columns on skin care for leading dailies in India. She spared some time from her busy schedule and spoke to WBRi about skin care, treatments and cosmetic surgery.

Why did you choose Dermatology as your specialization?











Interview: Reiki and Magnified Healing Master Sukirta Chopra on Distant Healing, Reiki & Theta

By Bidisha Bagchi

Reiki and Magnified Healing Master Sukirta ChopraReiki pronounced as Ray-Key, is a Japanese word given to an ancient healing system which was re-discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, a theologist and a teacher in the 19 Century. Ki means life force energy and has various names like Chi in China, Prana in Sanskrit. This is present in all of existence and can be tapped to benefit all. This vibrational technique balances, harmonizes and restores our energy system by channelling energy through the energy centres in the palms of our hands.

WBRi chatted with Reiki and Magnified Healing Master Sukirta Chopra on how the spiritual practices help to heal.

What is Reiki?







বাংলা নাটিকা: বই চুরি রহস্য - অধ্যাপক ড: জি.সি.ভট্টাচার্য | Boi Churi Rohossho - Bengali Play by Dr. G C Bhattacharya

DR G C Bhattacharya

Dr. G C Bhattacharya is a teacher at BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India and has been writing for over 15 years. His writings have been published in Ichchhamoti, Joydhak, Diyala, A-Padartha and other Bengali magazines. Besides Bengali, he writes in Hindi and English (UK short fiction) too. His published books includes Badal Kotha in Hindi. Dr. Bhattacharya can be reached at dbhattacharya9 [at] gmail [dot] com.

This play is a part of Dr. Bhattacharya's detective mystery series featuring young sleuth Badal who you was introduced to you in বাদলের প্রথম অন্বেষণ and appears in many other crime-mystery stories on WBRi like বন্ধ ঘরের হত্যা রহস্যকাঞ্চনপুরের দলিল রহস্য and so on - search for keywords "badal detective" for a full list.

This story is reproduced in Unicode Bengali font for increased browser compatibility.

Submit your creative writing, story, poem, travelog etc. for publication on WBRi by e-mail to submissions@washingtonbanglaradio.com.



বই চুরি রহস্য

বাংলা নাটিকা




SUBHRASANKAR DAS: Bangla Kobita (Bengali Poems) and English Translations | WBRi Online Magazine

SUBHRASANKAR DAS, born on 1st May, 1986 in Tripura (north-eastern part of India), is a prominent figure in modern Bengali literature. He writes both in Bengali & English (Poetry, Short stories for adults & children).

Presenting some of the works of Subhrasankar Das in the WBRi Online Bangla Magazine section.