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Joan of Arc (Orleans, France)

Michigan, July 16, 2010: At the point where the Loire River flows southeast leaving behind its northward coast, lies the beautiful and historic city of Orleans.

ইশ্বর..., ক্ষমা কোরো.. | Forgive me, my lord - a Bengali poem by Nilanjan Sanyal | WBRi Online Bangla Magazine

Nilanjan SanyalThe following is a Bengali poem written by Nilanjan Sanyal. This poem is in Unicode Bangla font.

ইশ্বর..., ক্ষমা কোরো..

A Bengali Poem by Nilanjan Sanyal

মন্দাঘাতের স্রোতে পিছিয়ে পরা ত্রিনখন্দতির ন্যায়
অসহায় আমিও... 

Time travel in Montreal, Canada - A trevelogue by Dipanwita Bhattacharyya

Montreal, Canada
Montreal, Canada - An eclectic mix of the old and new (C) Dipanwita Bhattacharyya

Boston, July 12, 2010: As our car crawls into rush hour Montreal, the chic city crowds around us—beautifully dressed women clicking their high heels down cobblestone streets, shoppers stopping to listen to a whimsically dressed musician playing his accordion in front of the famed Ogilvy’s store, locals and tourists toasting the July warmth with a glass of wine in Parisian sidewalk cafes. And all I can think of is if the 28 jars of Gerber baby food and almost an entire Barnes & Noble collection of Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh videos in my suitcase would last the entire trip!
Well, that’s what happens when you have a 16-month-old in the back doing his best to squirm his way out of the car seat, voicing his protest in a shrill mélange of “gagas”, “waaahhhs, and “eeeiiis”.

Rath O Ami (The Chariot and I) - A Bengali poem by Sharmistha Dutta

Tomorrow (July 13, 2010) India and the whole world will celebrate Rath Yatra with a lot of festivities. Here is a little poem for the occassion.

The poem is in transliterated English.

ILA ROY - author of "Bhalo Theko" (book of poems) recites her poems | Listen to Bangla Kobita Abritti (Bengali Poem Recitation)

ILA ROY Bengali Poems Recitation Bangla Kobita AbrittiPoet-songwriter-singer-elocutionist ILA ROY is perhaps not known to you, but after a few minutes you may get a idea of who she his through her words.

Ila Roy was born to Promila and Subodh Chandra Roy  and lives in Duttapukur, a little village in West Bengal, India. . She considers herself a simple lady, a patriotic Indian, and proud of her country's heritage of great personalities of the stature of Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda.

Ila says, "Mother is the most favorite word in my world." Unfortunately, Ila lost her mother in 2007, and remembers telling her mother "Bhalo Theko" (take care) just after she embarked on her final journey.  Ila's first book of poems, titled "Bhalo Theko", dedicated to her mother, was published in 2008.

After her first book, Ila has been busy writing poems which are regularly published in many Bengali Little Magazines, including Prometheus-er Pothe, Samajdarpon, Annoman, Nirbed, Choitali, etc.

Ila has a graduate degree from Calcutta University and a Masters degree from Rabindra Bharati  University. She has hosted Radio shows on All India Radio (Akashvani) from 2003 to 2007.

Ila says, "I love nature and want to help the poor and the solitary people because I think I am born for others."

Listen to recitation by Ila Roy of her own poems . Washington Bangla Radio is also broadcasting these recordings on our live Radio channel online.

নিমন্ত্রন - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Nimantran (Invitation) - A Bengali Children's Poem by Santwana Chatterjee

Nimantran - a bengali poem by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font.


সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

পরশু আমার বাড়ি এস মেয়ের আমার বিয়ে ।

আসবে কিন্তু খালি হাতে উপহার না নিয়ে ।

ছন্দপতন - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Chandopatan - A Bengali Children's poem by Santwana Chatterjee

CHANDAPATAN - a bengali poem by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font.


সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

পদ্য লেখা শেখাব আজ বানিয়ে লেখ ছড়া ।

ছেলেরা সব দেখাও খাতা ছন্দে ছন্দে ভরা ।

Amar Sahar Kolkata (My City Calcutta) - A Collection of Pictures

Sharmistha shares her collection of pictures of Kolkata around 90 days before the biggest festival of Durga Puja. She writes:

"aj ami j chobir collections tomader dilam.ota amar toiri ekta folder.....jar naam AMAR SOHOR... amar kolkata purono notun sob niye aj o oviggo manuser moto beche ache..... bangalir shreshtho utsav DURGA PUJO aste r matro 90 din baki..r tai khub taratari nijeder guchiye tulte kolkata vison busy ekhon.fashion hok,ba marketing..shoping mall ba catering..sob dik theke ready hochche.r tai r o ekbar nijer sohor,des k bissor dorbar e tule dhorte ami chai..tar valo kharap...sob jene bujhe nit e........serom borsha ei yrs e holoi na pray ekhono..tao vulte to parina otit diner katha......mele dhorechi tar drisso....r tai chobir sathe caption gulo mone hoy sohor kolkata k mone koriye debei..purono prem theke suru kore park street er office para..seo ek experience botei..tai boli amar sohor valo thakuk chironton...chirokal.."

Rath-er Mela - A Bengali poem to mark Rath Yatra 2010

Tuesday 13th July 2010  marks Rath Yatra - and people in Kolkata, India and across the world participate in the event of Jagannath's Rath Jatra. I would like to remind all of the celebration with a little poem in transliterated Bengali, "Rath Er Mela".

The Forbidden City (Beijing-China)

Michigan: July 09, 2010

Beijing isn’t a city where sightseeing can be a major attraction, more so because of its immediate neighbour ‘the great wall’ that attracts thousands of visitors every year. Even then we found the city to be a fascinating metropolis, rich with history, heritage and culture, now shining brightly on the world map as the 2008 Olympic venue.

বিধান বাবু - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Bidhan-babu - A Bengali Children's Poem by Santwana Chatterjee

Bidhan Babu - a bengali poem by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font.

বিধান বাবু

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

একটা দুটো চারটে ছটা  শীল পরেছে গোটা গোটা ;

সঙ্গে বৃষ্টি ফোঁটা ফোঁটা ;

গরম তবু গিয়েও যেন যাচ্ছে না ।

আমাদের বুড়োদা - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Amader Buroda - A Bengali Children's Poem by Santwana Chatterjee

Amader Buroda - a bengali poem by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font.

আমাদের বুড়োদা

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

আমাদের অফিসেতে কাজ করে এক বুড়ো,
কাজের বেলায় অষ্টরম্ভা দিতে জানেন হুড়ো।

Ramakrishna Ashram representatives and writer-poet Dibyendu Ghoshal meet Governor of West Bengal to present Homagni book

Governor of West Bengal

Representatives of The Ramakrishna Ashram and Writer-poet Dibyendu Ghosal met M K Narayanan, Governor of the State of West Bengal, India on July 2, 2010 to present the Governor with the Bengali book HOMAGNI that deals with spiritualism. Dibyendu Ghosal and the Governor also discussed Ghosal's two books Night of Ten: La Noche Del Ten and The Mitters Of Kolkata during the meeting, as well as the many poems, novels and stories written by Ghosal that are in circulation on the internet and in print worldwide.

Hotels.com’s Great Indian Summer Sale

Mumbai, 10th May 2010: Hotels.com, the leading hotel accommodation booking website, is offering great deals on
hotel stays at favourite Indian and international destinations this summer. The Hotels.com’s
Great Summer Sale is designed to offer the best deals to Indian families planning their
summer vacation in the months of May and June.

Hotels.com’s Unbelievable Goa Sale

Mumbai, 26th May 2010:
Hotels.com, the global hotels expert, is offering great deals on hotel stays in Goa.
Spend a holiday in Goa and relax on powdery beaches dotted with swaying palm plantation
listening to the waves lap on solitary beaches. Enjoy a sunset boat ride past old forts on the
Mandovi River accompanied by Goan folk music. See the old Goa that harks back to its
Portuguese colonial days with the Basilica de Bom Jesus church murals and the carved
altars of the Church of Francis of Assisi. Drive past coconut groves and papaya plantations
in lush, inland Goa and savour coconut kingfish curry served under breezy bamboo
canopies. Indeed, summer in Goa is always special. And, with incredible deals from
Hotels.com, there’s never been a better time to visit.