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B. L.Gautam’s novel "Andy Leelu" - a bold new voice in Indian literature in English

Mumbai, March 8, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Zorba Publishers has launched author B L Gautam’s book ‘Andy Leelu’.   Andy Leelu is a novel that showcases a bold new voice in the world of Indian literature in English.  It is a voice reminiscent of Munshi Premchand — honest and raw.



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?


FILM PROMO: THE HUNGER GAMES (MARCH 23RD, 2012)

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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.


KALAMANDALAM, CALCUTTA & ITS PREMIER CLASSICAL DANCE TROUPE: PERFORMING WING

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Kalamandalam Calcutta has been one of India’s most respected dance institutes for South Indian Classical dance. For more than 4 decades, the academy has been imparting dance training to students from Calcutta and around the country. WBRi caught up with Kalamandalam’s secretary Shri.Somnath.G. Kutty to know more about the founder, the institute and its Premier Classical Dance Troupe of Kolkata, Performing Wing. 


Oscar's Red Carpet : Fashion Winners & Losers

Hollywood, California, February 27, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Itʼs that time of year again where armchair fashionistas everywhere put on their best tiaras and tune into the Superbowl of red carpet events...The Oscarʼs. Among the “fashion fumbles” detected on the Red Carpet Sunday night, by international fashion stylists Ruth and Sara Levy, were Meryl Streepʼs unusual golden getup, Viola Davis' sqwoobs (squished boobs) and Emma Stone’s suicide by satin gown.

Sara & Ruth are style experts who have appeared on The Rachael Ray Show and NBCʼs “Cracking The Fashion Code”. The twin sisters provide fashion styling to a large international clientele. The Levy sisters also own TheFashionCode.com, a successful fashion site which helps women discover their ideal clothing proportions - regardless of their size, shape or age.



Dunes & Bay (Traverse City, Michigan)

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As we drove through Traverse City a clear blue sky reflected on the gleaming Lake Michigan with a unique contrast of green, light blue and dark blue.


Royal Bengal Rahasya (Bengali Film by Sandip Ray) Online release review

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Sandip Ray’s Royal Bengal Rahasya was released online by Databazaar media a couple of days back and that’s how we, the people of North America had the chance of watching one of Satyajit Ray’s classic short story featuring Feluda, turned into a film.


Varli Food Festival Returns for a Second Year with Emmy-nominated TV Host Padma Lakshmi

Emmy-nominated television host Padma Lakshmi
Emmy-nominated television host, Actress, Model and Cookbook Author Padma Lakshmi

New York, NY, February 13th, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) After a tremendously successful event in 2011, the Varli Food Festival returns for a second year with Emmy-nominated television host Padma Lakshmi, according to a press release.

Varli magazine brings another gathering of the Masters of Indian Cuisine on April 4th and 5th at the 2nd annual Varli Food Festival and Varli Cook Off in New York City.  The Metropolitan Pavilion located in the heart of Manhattan will open its door to the exquisite flavors of India featuring over 60 fine Indian restaurants and 20 Award Winning Celebrity Chefs, from US, Canada, UK and India. “I’m really excited  to introduce festival guests to the vibrancy and diversity of Indian cuisine” notes Varli Singh, founder and publisher of the popular Indian food magazine, Varli.A new introduction by the Varli Magazine is a Live Cooking competition between aspiring chefs at the first Varli Cook Off. Esteemed Chefs Kunal Kapur, Prasad Chirnomula, and restaurateur Rajesh Bhardwaj, will be joined by internationally acclaimed Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, to be the official judges of the Varli Cook Off. Contestants will compete for the title of Varli Star Chef.  The Varli Cook Off will be held on April 4th, one day prior to the Varli Food Festival.



কচিদা - শুকদেব চট্টোপাধ্যায়, রহড়া | Kochi-Da - A Bengali Short Story by Sukdeb Chatterjee - WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

SUKDEB CHATTOPADHYAY"Kochi-Da" is a Bengali short story by Sukdeb Chatterjee of Rahara in unicode Bangla font published in WBRi Bengali Online Magazine section.

The author can be reached by e-mail at sukdeb.fhs [at] gmail [dot] com.

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


কচিদা

শুকদেব চট্টোপাধ্যায়, রহড়া


কলেজে পড়ার সময় বাজার পাড়ার হাঁড়ি পুকুরের চাতালে আমাদের জমিয়ে আড্ডা বসত।  খুব ইমারজেন্সি ছাড়া পর পর দুদিন কামাই করলে মেম্বারশিপ কাটা যাবে, এমনটাই ছিল কচিদার ফতোয়া। কামাই অবশ্য সচরাচর কেউ করত না।



ফুলের সান্নিধ্য - তাপসকিরণ রায় | Phuler Shannidhya Bengali Poem (Bangla Kobita) by Tapas Kiran Ray WBRi Online Bangla Magazine

Tapas Kiran RoyThe Bengali poem Phooler Shannidhyo 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.



ফুলের সান্নিধ্য

তাপস কিরণ রায়


ফুলের সান্নিধ্য কে না চায় !

কোমলতা বুকে নিয়ে...



হেঁটে যাওয়া - তাপসকিরণ রায় | Hente Jaoa - Bengali Poem (Bangla Kobita) by Tapas Kiran Ray - WBRi Online Bangla Magazine

Tapas Kiran RoyThe Bengali poem Hente Jaoa 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.



হেঁটে যাওয়া

তাপস কিরণ রায়

হেঁটে যাই
সেই পা, বহু দূর থেকে আসা ...



কাঞ্চনপুরের দলিল রহস্য - অধ্যাপক (ড:) জি .সি. ভট্টাচার্য, বারাণসী, উত্তর প্রদেশ | Short Story - WBRi Bengali Online Magazine

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 is the second story in the Dr. Bhattacharya's detective mystery series featuring young sleuth Badal who you was introduced to you in বাদলের প্রথম অন্বেষণ.

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.



কাঞ্চনপুরের দলিল রহস্য

অধ্যাপক (ড:) জি .সি. ভট্টাচার্য, বারাণসী, উত্তর প্রদেশ

কাঞ্চন পুরের নাম হয়তো অনেকেই শোনেনি তবে সেই অখ্যাত অজগ্রামে সেবারে বেশ এক মজাদার কান্ড হয়েছিল একটা দলিল নিয়ে। আজ সেই কথাই বলছি ....

জমিদার বিলাস সিংহের প্রাসাদের লোহার সিন্দুক থেকে এই দলিলখানা এক্কেবারে উধাও হয়ে যায়। নির্ঘাৎ করে চুরি তবে খাসা চুরি, কোনো প্রমাণ নেই ..

বোঝাই যায় যে সময়ের কথা বলছি সেই সময়ে দেশ স্বাধীন ও হয়নি আর জমিদাররাও নির্মূল হয়ে যায়নি, সুতরাং তাদের রমরমা ও বেশ ছিলো ইংরেজ সরকার বাহাদুরকে প্রসন্ন করে রেখে। উপযুক্ত সম্মান উপাধি ও পেতেন সেবার বদলে।



বন্ধ ঘরের হত্যা রহস্য - অধ্যাপক (ড:) জি .সি. ভট্টাচার্য | Young Bengali Sleuth Badal Returns in Detective Crime-Mystery Story

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.

As you may know, we have introduced the young Bengali sleuth Badal in Dr. Bhattacharya's first of the detective crime-mystery short story series বাদলের প্রথম অন্বেষণ.

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


বন্ধ ঘরের হত্যা রহস্য

অধ্যাপক (ড:) জি .সি. ভট্টাচার্য, বারাণসী, উত্তর প্রদেশ


যে সময়ের কথা বলছি তখন আমি বিজ্ঞান কংগ্রেসের আসরে যাবার জন্যে তৈরী হচ্ছিলাম আর পেপারের পাওয়ার পয়েন্ট প্রেজেনটেসনের জন্যে বসে কম্পুটারে স্লাইড বানাচ্ছিলাম একমনে। বাদলের শীতের ছুটি হয়ে যেতেই আমার পুনা যাবার কথা সে দিব্বি জেনে ফেললো আর আমার পরীর দেশের রাজকুমার অপরূপ সুন্দর ভাইপো চঞ্চলের তো বেড়াবার নেশা আছেই।



বাদলের প্রথম অন্বেষণ - অধ্যাপক (ড:) জি .সি. ভট্টাচার্য, বারাণসী, উত্তর প্রদেশ | Short Story - WBRi Bengali Online Magazine

DR G C BhattacharyaDr. 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.

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


বাদলের প্রথম অন্বেষণ

অধ্যাপক (ড:) জি .সি. ভট্টাচার্য, বারাণসী, উত্তর প্রদেশ


আমার পরীর দেশের রাজকুমার পরম সুন্দর ভাইপো চঞ্চলের একমাত্র পরম বন্ধু বাদলের কথা আজ অনেকেই জানে তবে সে অনেক ছোট বয়সে যে অন্বেষণের জন্যে বালক অন্বেষক বা লিটল ডিটেক্টিভ বলে বেশ পরিচিত হয়ে উঠে ছিলো প্রচার মাধ্যমের কল্যাণে, সেই ঘটনার কথা হয়তো অনেকে জানেই না, তাই আজ সে গল্প বলছি ...



দেখা (Dekha) Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee | WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

"Dekha" 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.


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