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Indian superhit Amar Chitra Katha Comics go digital : online download e-book release

Download and Read Amar Chitra Katha Comics ebooks onlineMar 18, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The popular Indian Amar Chitra Katha comics are now available in digital format worldwide. The Amar Chitra Katha comics are an Indian icon, featuring mythological and historical stories from the endless reserves of Indian mythology and history. The colorful comics continue to be a great way of introducing children to the richness of South Asian culture, and multiple generations of Indians have grown up spending endless hours of comic-book reading fun with fascinating stories of kings, queens, religious characters and so on, while simultaneously getting solid lessons in morality and human wisdom, much like Aesop's fables familiar to many children in the West.

Amar Chitra Katha Comics are now available for download in eBook format online for smart phones.


The First Rain - a short story - Ratan Lal Basu | WBRi Online Magazine

I looked expectantly at the lump of nimbus gathering in the north-western sky and observed below the hazy silhouette of hills and further below the dark line of forest arching majestically the vast undulating field dotted with scatters of straw cottages, bamboo groves and clusters of trees. The setting sun was now peeping bashfully through the translucent lining at the lower end of the pitch-dark bulk of the cloud that looked like a gigantic serpent waiting viciously for its prey. The scattered sun rays had tinged orange on the multi-shaped cirrus floating away as though fleeing in fear of the monster hanging above motionless. My eyes brightened momentarily with hope although I felt at heart that it was the same false hope of the first rain tempting me every afternoon for the last few days and I knew well that soon a strong wind would drive away the nimbus leaving me alone with utter hollowness under a clear sky and mocking stars and the moon.


মৃত্যু - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Death - A Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee

Mrityu (Death) - a bengali poem by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font.

মৃত্যু

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

সেদিন রাতে ঝড় ওঠেনি
শান্ত গাছের পাতা,
মরণ আমায় শোনায়নি ভাই
ভালবাসার কথা,
তার দুখানি আঁখির পাতে
কী ছিল যে লেখা-
আঁধার রাতে তাও
হলনা দেখা  ...



হারিয়ে গেছে মা - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Lost Mother - A Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee

Hariye Geche Ma (Lost Mother) - a bengali poem by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font.

হারিয়ে গেছে মা

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

হারিয়ে গেছে মা।
এদিকে যাই ওদিকে যাই
এঘরে যাই, ওঘরে যাই।
কোথাও যে পাইনা ...


Newly Discovered Previously Unseen Rolling Stones Photos Published for the First Time

Unseen and undiscovered for over 45 years, more than 300 candid, revealing and intimate photographs of The Rolling Stones taken by their U.S. Tour Manager, Bob Bonis during their first US tours, 1964 – 1966, have been published for the first time in a new book, THE LOST ROLLING STONES PHOTOGRAPHS: The Bob Bonis Archive, 1964-1966 by Larry Marion (It Books; On-sale: Nov 16, 2010; Hardcover; $29.99), with a Foreword by Rolling Stones drummer and founding member Charlie Watts. An exhibition of photographs from the book will be unveiled November 13th and continue through February 12th, 2011 at the New York flagship store of rock ‘n’ roll fashion designer John Varvatos in SoHo, NYC.

New York, NY, November 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Unseen and undiscovered for over 45 years, more than 300 candid, revealing and intimate photographs of The Rolling Stones taken by their U.S. Tour Manager, Bob Bonis during their first US tours, 1964 – 1966, have been published for the first time in a new book, THE LOST ROLLING STONES PHOTOGRAPHS: The Bob Bonis Archive, 1964-1966 by Larry Marion (It Books; On-sale: Nov 16, 2010; Hardcover; $29.99), with a Foreword by Rolling Stones drummer and founding member Charlie Watts.



মিলন - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Milan - A Bengali Poem By Santwana Chatterjee

মিলন

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

যেদিন তোমার চোখে লালসা দেখেছিলাম ;
ঘৃণায় অন্তর পুড়ে ছাই !
এর পর মাঝে মাঝে
কারনে অকারনে ,
তোমার চোখের দিকে দৃষ্টি চলে যায় ...



Tambourine--the online english magazine for kids from Kolkata

The 3rd Issue of the Online English Magazine for kids has been uploaded.

Click the image to visit the magazine :

www.boipatro.com/tambourine/3/index.html





Gitanjali : Poems By Rabindranath Tagore - in Hindi

Read online and download free Hindi translation e-book of Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali (Song Offerings). Check out our online auction house to see if you find collectible antiques like an original 1914 Edition of Gitanjali.


পুজাবার্ষিকী কোলাজ ১৪১৭ | Kolaj Bengali Magazine Sharodiya Pujabarshiki Issue Released by Bengalis in Hyderabad

KOLAJ Sharodiya Bengali Magazine

Hyderabad, India, Oct 25, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bengalis In Hyderabad (BIH), an association of Bengali expatriates in Hyderabad, have released this year's annual Sharodiya Pujabarshiki issue of Bengali - English magazine KOLAJ ( কোলাজ ).

Sharadiya Kolaj is available in India for Rs.50 - click here to order online.

The immense effort of the creative editorial team to compile and present a wonderful read is commendable.

After the huge success of কোলাজ – পূজাবার্ষিকী (১৪১৬), BIH determined to give it another try to enthrall readers. The feedback received was so valuable, that they dropped the idea of publishing a বর্ষা সংখ্যা and worked for a year to give their best shot and come out with another edition of পুজাবার্ষিকী (১৪১৭). Rahul Basu of BIH says, "I can vouch on my team, who worked day in and day out inspite of their busy office schedules, to give us a wonderful read."

"কোলাজ ধিক্কার জানাচ্ছে তাদের, যারা ধর্মের মুখোশ পরে মানবিকতাকে উপেক্ষা করেছে প্রতি মুহুর্তে। " says editor Rajarshi Ghosh.

KOLAJ is surely going to make a difference in everyone's life. It is a new lease of hope.

Washington Bangla Radio congratulates the Kolkaj team for delivering a world-class icon associated with Durga Puja - their own Sharodiya Bengali Magazine publication.



Devipur experiment: Report 4

Devipur Experiment--

the change becomes visible.


The Sharodiyo 2010 issue of the Joydhak has been uploaded

জয়ঢাকের ২০১০ শারদীয় ইস্যু প্রকাশিত হয়েছে। পড়ুন ও সকলকে পড়ান। www.joydhak.com


বিসর্যন - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Bisorjon - Bengali poem to mark Bijoya Dashami and end of Durga Puja by Santwana Chatterjee

Bisarjon marks the end of Durga Puja celebrations with Bijoya Dashami greetings. The following is a Bengali children's poem to mark the occassion, written by Santwana Chatterjee. The poem is in Unicode Bangla font.

বিসর্যন

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

কিছুই যে আর ভাল্লাগেনা, সদাই খারাপ মন
ফোস ফোস ফোস দীর্ঘশ্বাস ফেলছে সারাক্ষন
সর্বক্ষন চোখেতে জল দেয়না কিছুই মুখে
হ্যারে খুকি, কি হয়েছে, কে বকেছে তোকে ?


Healing and Joy of Therapy Dogs

Although golden retriever Lily provided the usual puppy mischief, she never pushed on a door or dragged the author, who suffered from Lyme disease. She breezed through obedience and agility training, and passed her Canine Good Citizen test. She also passed the Therapy Dog International certification test with flying colors. Knowing how much Lily had helped her own recovery, the author decided to share her experience with others, beginning Lily’s ministry as a therapy dog.

Sapphire, NC, October 08, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PR.com) -- Golden retriever Lily, born on Valentine’s Day, came to her new home on Easter weekend. Although she provided the usual puppy mischief, she never pushed on a door, got on the bed or dragged the author, who suffered from Lyme disease. She breezed through obedience and agility training, and passed her Canine Good Citizen test. When the time came to pass the Therapy Dog International certification test, she did so with flying colors. Knowing how much Lily had helped her own recovery, the author decided to share her experience with others, beginning Lily’s ministry as a therapy dog.


Explore How Baby Boomers Make Decisions About Life, Love

St. Charles, IL, October 08, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PR.com)-- People make all kinds of decisions every day of their lives, whether it’s what they should have for lunch or what kind of care they should arrange for an aging parent. Everyone’s decision-making process is different, driven by his experience in understanding, relationships and God. This engaging book explores what drives the nation’s 75 million baby boomers and the decisions they make regarding love, school, career, family and fun. It moves from love and prejudice to the daily reality, dreams and worries of baby boomers, driven by snippets that “expose the author’s best and worst decision making,” Francis J. Kostel writes.


Wonders Never Cease (Giza, Egypt)


The plateau of Giza houses the most famous constructions in human history; the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, Mycerinus and the Sphinx. The other smaller ones here belong to the queens. It is said that when Cheops became the king of Egypt, there was no place at the royal necropolis in Dahshur for his own pyramid. He moved his court and residence further north towards a commanding rock cliff, ideal for a gigantic pyramid. Thus was born the ‘Wonder’ that did not need any speculation about its appearance, shape and size