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Bangla Kobita: ABOHELITO BANGLA - A Special Bengali Poem by Brototi Paul for Poila Baisakh 2012 New Year

[Brototi Paul]WBRi Online Bengali Magazine presents a Bengali poem "Abohelito Bangla" by Brototi Paul. Brototi has written this poem especially to mark Pohela Baishakh which is the Bengali new year.

Creative writer, painter and elocutionist Brototi Paul won her first award in a recitation competition at age 3. Since then, she has won numerous awards in elocution at local and regional levels.  Her first book ASWAD, a book of poems, and her second book ATO TUKU ASHA – a novel, were inaugurated at the Kolkata International Book Fair in 2004 and 2005.



Online Bangla Magazine Papyrus Publishes Poila Baishakh 2012 Sankhya (Bengali New Year Issue)

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The editorial team of Bengali web-zine Papyrus have announced the publication of Pohela Baishakh 2012 Issue. The following is a note from the editors Indira Mukherjee and Prithwish Mukherjee of Papyrus in unicode-Bangla about the Bangla e-zine.


সোনারতরী আমার স্বপ্নের নৌকাখানি । সেই ২০০৮ এর ফাল্গুনে প্রেমে পড়ে গেছিলাম সোনারতরীর ।

তারপর থেকে  কখনো সে বুঝে নিয়েছে আমার মুড সুইং, মেপেছে আমার মনের হাংরি টাইড; হ্যালুসিনেটেড হাইওয়ের ধারে দাঁড়িয়ে সঁপে দিয়েছি নিজেকে তার কাছে  । সেই থেকে  তার হাতদুটো ধরে এগিয়ে চলেছি ছেঁড়া ছেঁড়া কবিতায়, অলস ভাবনার গদ্যে ।

সময়ের হাত ধরে চার বছর চলার পর অনেকে সোনারতরীর ডিঙি নৌকাখানিতে তুলে দিয়েছে তাদের কলম, খুলে দিয়েছে ভাবনার খোলাখাতা ।


Chicago: Lake, River & Fountains (United States)

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Navy Pier is Chicago a.k.a Windy City's most visited attraction; 50 acres of park and promenade, 18 hole mini golf crystal gardens, the Shakespeare theatre and the skyline stage, all marvelously facing the vast Lake Michigan.


Bangla Kobita: JIGYASA (Question) - A Special Poem by Brototi Paul for Poila Baisakh 2012 Bengali New Year

[Brototi Paul]WBRi Online Bengali Magazine presents a Bengali poem "Jigyasha" by Brototi Paul. Brototi has written this poem especially to mark Pohela Baishakh which is the Bengali new year.

Creative writer, painter and elocutionist Brototi Paul won her first award in a recitation competition at age 3. Since then, she has won numerous awards in elocution at local and regional levels.  Her first book ASWAD, a book of poems, and her second book ATO TUKU ASHA – a novel, were inaugurated at the Kolkata International Book Fair in 2004 and 2005.




Munising: Michigan's Upper Peninsula's best kept secret (United States)

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The great lakes region in the United States is perhaps Mother Nature’s favorite scenic area; her pet canvas in which she randomly splashes different shades of color all through the year. Shades of blue on the lakes and sky, purple and mauves on flowers, variety of grey and browns, oranges and yellows that I did not even know had existed and greens that can instantly bring peace to the mind.


জয়ঢাকের নতুন সংখ্যা বের হলো

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The Complete TINTIN Comics Collection Set by Herge Online Book Release in India and USA

The Adventures of Tintin Complete CollectionAnyone who grew up in India is well aware of, and probably fondly remembers, Tintin, Snowy and friends and foes. A timeless series of comics created by Georges Remi (1907–1983) in Belgian under the pen name of Hergé, The Adventures of Tintin is now available in over 50 languages (including Bengali which was published as a series in Anandabazar Patrika's Anandamela children's magazine) with over 200 million copies sold world-wide. Unfortunately, Tintin remains generally unknown in the United States, though he is part of folk-lore in Europe and the rest of the world. However, Peter Jackson - Steven Spielberg's stunning cinematographic adaptation in 3D IMAX (review) has helped a bit in popularizing Tintin in USA.

Tintin in the Congo   Tintin in the Land of the Soviets   Tintin and Alph-Art  

Collect the entire series of Tintin comics via our curated links to purchase the large format books in USA or India.


FILM PROMO: MIRROR MIRROR (2012) The Magic of Snow White waiting to be re created.

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‘’Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"
These famous lines are from the German folktale of Snow White by Brothers Grimm which is going to be narrated once again by Tarsem Singh. 

In search of Rubies in 'Ruby Falls'--Tennessee, United States

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Tennessee has the highest number of known caves in the entire United States and we got a good experience of one of the most fascinating and interesting one during our visit to this state. The best part of Rock City was Ruby Falls; the World’s longest underground waterfall…phew! 


Interview: Feng Shui expert Nalini Rawal on the ancient science and its impact on our lives

By Bidisha Bagchi

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An interior designer by profession in India, Nalini Rawal studied Vaastu and her interest grew in Astro Sciences. She also studied Feng Shui (Fung-Shway) and is now an expert in it. WBRi chatted with her to know more about these ancient sciences and how it works.



Interview: Arunava Sinha on his experience as a translator, his insights on the translation industry and his new books

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With years of experience, Arunava Sinha has achieved recognition for his works as a translator and has an impressive list of acclaimed publications to his name. It is through him that book lovers get a glimpse into a world that might have otherwise remained unknown to them. Quite recently, his current work ‘Chowringhee’ was aired on BBC Radio 3. WBRi had the honor of interviewing Mr. Sinha about his experience as a translator, his insights on the translation industry and his new books.


Interview: Creations in Silver - Indian Jewelry Designer Purvi Dhruv

By Bidisha Bagchi

Indian Silver Jewelry Designer Purvi Dhruv
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Designer Purvi Dhruv's silver jewellery has been able to capture the eye of a large chunk of ladies in India and abroad and they have been converted into faithful clients who keep coming back for more. Purvi, who is also a management graduate, chatted with WBRi about her designs and creations.

How did this idea of jewellery come to you?



রঙের ছোঁয়া - শুকদেব চট্টোপাধ্যায়, রহড়া | Ronger Choyaan Bengali Short Story by Sukdeb Chatterjee - WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

SUKDEB CHATTOPADHYAY"Ronger Choyaan" is a Bengali short story written especially for the festival of Dol Jatra (Holi) by Sukdeb Chatterjee of Rahara 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.

রঙের ছোঁয়া

শুকদেব চট্টোপাধ্যায়, রহড়া


আজকে অনিক বাড়ির বাইরে বেরোবে না। অন্তত এ বেলা তো নয়ই। আজ বলে নয়, চিরকালই এই দিনটা খুব ঠেকায় না পড়লে ও চেষ্টা করে ঘরেই কাটাতে। আসলে রং খেলতে অনিকের কোনদিনই ভাল লাগে না। সেই ছোট্টবেলায় যখন ওর বন্ধুরা নানারকমের পিচকিরিতে ভরে ছুটোছুটি করে রং খেলত, তখনও অনিক চেষ্টা করত একটু তফাতে থাকতে। কলেজে পড়ার সময় একবার বন্ধুদের চাপে পড়ে অনিচ্ছা সত্ত্বেও রং খেলতে হয়েছিল। সেবার মুখে মাথায় সব এমন রং মাখিয়ে দিয়েছিল যে দু তিন দিন সাবান শ্যাম্পু লাগিয়েও তা পুরোটা ওঠেনি। ওখানেই শেষ। তারপর শত অনুরোধেও আর কখনও দোল খেলেনি।




KA: Cirque du Soleil: MGM Grand, Las Vegas

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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?


"Aunt of a Nephew" by Nirendra Dev : An English Short Story (WBRi Online Magazine)

Aunt of a Nephew

By Nirendra Dev

A Short Story


Nirendra Narayan DevEditor's Note: Nirendra Narayan Dev (nirendev1 [at] gmail [dot] com), an acclaimed political journalist, is a special correspondent of The Statesman, New Delhi and author of the books Ayodhya : Battle For Peace, The Talking Guns North East India and Godhra A Journey To Mayhem. Nirendra was born and brought up in India's northeast and his father served with paramilitary force Assam Rifles. His blog is at bestofindiarestofindia.blogspot.com.

We have previously had an opportunity of talking to the author and have posted the audio recording of the interview.

WBRi has the pleasure of publishing a series of short stories by Nirendra. Search with keywords "Nirendra Dev" to read his prior stories and articles on Washington Bangla Radio.


It was still an age of mythmakers in relationship. An era – people still talked of love, values, gratitude where in a virtual inauguration of a new world of ruthless naked selfishness was still nearly a decade away. But it’s like the characters of a story spread over three generations. At one point of time, characters do change their positions ...