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জীবনমুখী ছবি (Jibonmukhi Chhobi) Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee

A Bengali poem (Bangla Kobita) by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font published in WBRi Bengali Online Magazine section.


জীবনমুখী ছবি

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

 তোমার বয়স ষোলো

আর আমার বয়স আশি ।

তুমি বুক চিতিয়ে চল –

আমি খুক খুক খুক কাসি ।


Bengali Poem: "Buddham Sharanam Gacchami" By Sudipuddin Srirampuri - বুদ্ধং শরণং গচ্ছামি - সুদীপঊড্ডীণ শ্রীরামপুরী

"Buddham Sharanam Gacchami" - a Bengali poem by Sudipuddin Srirampuri. This post is in Unicode Bengali font.


বুদ্ধং শরণং গচ্ছামি...

সুদীপঊড্ডীণ শ্রীরামপুরী

(অক্টোবর ২০০৩)



শুভ্রতা প্রতীক শান্তির।
স্মর্তব্য দুহাজারী অশান্তির।
কৃষ্ণ গহ্বর , ঘূর্ণি আবর্তণ,
শুভ্রতার লোহিত সরণ।
বুদ্ধং শরণং গচ্ছামি।


Nemai Ghosh's Manik Da - Memories of Satyajit Ray Captures the Man Behind the Iconic Director

Rituparno Ghosh launches Manikda by Nemai Ghosh
Rituparno Ghosh launches Manikda by Nemai Ghosh
Rituparno Ghosh launches Manikda: Memories of Satyajit Ray by Nemai Ghosh

Calcutta, April 30, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Renowned photographer Nemai Ghosh who has worked with the legend in several of his films and was his personal photographer as well is the author of books like Faces of Indian Art: Through the Lens of Nemai Ghosh, Satyajit Ray: A vision of Cinema (with Andrew Robinson), Satyajit Ray at 70 etc. He is one of the most distinguished photographers around.

Starmark, South City Mall hosted the launch of Nemai Ghosh’s Manik Da : Memories Of Satyajit Ray published by Harper Collins recently where eminent film director Rituparno Ghosh released the book.

Buy Manikda & other books by Nemai Ghosh online:

In USA: Buy the Book "Manik Da: In Memories of Satyajit Ray" by Nemai Ghosh in USA »

In India:

Satyajit Ray, known to his intimates as Manik-da, remains India’s most respected name in international film circles. This book reveals in its simplicity the ease and camaraderie between Satyajit Ray, one of India’s finest film- makers, and Nemai Ghosh, photographer extraordinaire. Manik-da is the latter’s endeavour to depict the man behind the director’s mask.


First Multi-Media eBook Novel with Self-Contained Music Soundtrack Released

Los Angeles, CA, April 28, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Cathedral Rock Publishing is proud to announce the release of the 1st multi-media e-book novel to contain its own music soundtrack: Cathedral of the Senses, the sequel to the cult classic novel, Trick of the Light, which was touted by critics to be “One of the Top Ten Most Inspirational Books of All Time.”

Cathedral of the Senses - Stephen SmokeThe iPad version of Cathedral of the Senses allows readers to hear music written specifically for the novel by merely touching the screen at appropriate points in the novel. If the reader wants to download the entire song or the album, he or she may do so by touching the screen again and purchasing the song or album.


Teachings of Sathya Sai Baba: Christ Of Our Days, Ultimate Experience, Man of Miracles: Complete Collection

Sathya Sai Baba - Aura of Divinity (Film)

[Sathya Sai Baba Teachings Collection]

Calcutta, April 24, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The collectible rare classic "Sathya Sai Baba: Man of Miracles" is a film in which Sai Baba himself appears in video with Rod Serling as the host. The film, directed by Don Como, showcases Sai Baba's unique powers including apparently spontaneous manifestation of objects from thin air or, perhaps, another dimension.This particular phenomenon is only one among many attributed by his followers to a man of extraordinary mystical powers, an Indian mystic and guru known throughout the world as Sathya Sai Baba. Some of the psychic powers reported by his followers are the ability to read minds and see into the future, to cure disease by miraculous means, to project his astral body anywhere in the world and to adopt other forms, both human and animal. In this film you will witness events which may be unbelievable. However, try to keep an open mind, for some of this man's feats have been captured on film, and you will see them now as they actually happened. Order "Sathya Sai Baba: Man of Miracles" on DVD online »

"Aura Of Divinity" by Hollywood filmmaker, Richard Bock, is an experience of poetic sensitivity in color, music, scenes of nature, Indian temples, mosques, village life and conducts a deep, thorough search into the life of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. This rare film is available on VHS »

Check out the complete collection of teachings of Sathya Sai Baba on audio CD, film, DVD and books via Washington Bangla Radio.


Legends of Indian Cinema: P C Barua

[Front Cover: P C Barua - Legends of Indian Cinema by Shoma A Chatterjee]

PC Barua was an enigma throughout his life. This is the first time his life story has been written for a wider readership of the man who turned Devdas into a myth.

You can order Shoma A Chatterji's Legend of Indian Cinema series book "P.C. Barua" online.


4th Issue of Diyala Children's Bengali Online Magazine Published

[Diyala Bengali Online Children's Magazine]Calcutta, April 22, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The fourth issue of Diyala has been published. Diyala is a Bengali online e-magazine for the under 16 age group that you can read and enjoy with your family, friends and kids.


তুমি আলো এনেছ এই প্রাণে (Tumi Aalo Enecho Ei Praaney) Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee

Tumi Aalo Enecho Ei Praaney - a Bengali poem (Bangla Kobita) by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font published in WBRi Bengali Online Magazine section.


তুমি আলো এনেছ এই প্রাণে

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

সকল অন্ধকার ছিন্ন-ভিন্ন করে আলো হয়ে

আস তুমি ।হৃদয়ের যত যন্ত্রনা –

টুকর টুকর রঙিন আলোর বন্যা ,

ভাসিয়ে নিয়ে চলে ...

The Enchanting Verses International - a Serious Poetry Journal from West Bengal

Calcutta, April 19, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) With the overwhelming popularity of the world wide web, significant e  journals have come up all over the world with different motives and wish to promote poetry on a Global stage. West Bengal in comparison to South India has been a step backward in this regard with only a handful of online journals bringing out issues, that too without consistency except a few like Kaurab or Uharpool. In this context, our own Washington Bangla Radio Online Magazine has been publishing poems, stories and travelogues from independent creative writers for quite a few years now.


Bangla Kobita: Dabanal (Volcano) - A Poem by Brototi Paul | WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

[Brototi Paul] WBRi Online Bengali Magazine presents a Bengali poem "Dabanal" by Brototi Paul.

Bangla Kobita: Abhyudoy - A Poem by Brototi Paul | WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

WBRi Online Bengali Magazine presents a Bengali poem by Brototi Paul.

A R Rahman's Biography "The Spirit Of Music" online release with Free Music CD

[A R Rahman The Spirit Of Music]Calcutta, April 6, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The eagerly awaited biographical book "A. R. Rahman: The Spirit Of Music" by Nasreen Munni has been released an is available online. The book comes with a free audio CD.

The book is available in India and USA (as well as world-wide). Read all about the book and order it online.



Prayers for Japan II (Tokyo)


Michigan, March 22, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio): The strict self discipline and Japan’s hi tech infrastructure has prevented Tokyo from being affected by the recent earthquake and the Tsunami. I fondly recall my trip to this amazing city of Asia that can attract anyone from any corner of the World, even though sightseeing is not its USP.


Interview: Acclaimed Writer-Journalist NIRENDRA DEV On His Books

[NIRENDRA NARAYAN DEV]Washington, DC, March 27, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Nirendra Narayan Dev is a well-known name in the world of political journalism in India. His books Ayodhya - Battle for Peace, The Talking Guns North East India, and Godhra - A Journey to Mayhem, have been critically acclaimed in observers and commentators on the political scenario of India. He is not only a writer, he is also associated with and a special correspondent of one of India’s and the World's most revered news dailies - The Statesman. Nirendra spared a few minutes to talk to Bidisha on WBRi about the political scene in India, about journalism, plagiarism and his current and future projects.


Where I'm From (Poem)

26th March 2011: 

I am from stacks of books,
Sitting on the floor,
Read over twice,
But still more to go.