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The Tale of the Lone Traveller: Kuntal Mukhopadhyay and Sanlap Kolkata; An article written by Nilanjann Nandy.

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As I was reading his plays, I mean the paperback publications of his myriad thoughts, put on paper, having been acted out in numerous stages around this country and continent, I was wondering what if this man is not actually writing, in the true sense of the meaning of putting pen to paper, but simply puts his unique thoughts and arranges it in such a pattern that takes the form of “Ghare Phera”/ “Shudrayan”/ “Haye Raam” or Sanlap Kolkata’s latest “Niraasroy”, which mesmerizes with it’s veil like quality underneath which runs the ‘dark rivers of the heart’, which empties into an ocean of conscious understanding...which comes to one only after a thorough travel, a trek through the serpentine by lanes of the human mind...reading every subtle nuance and the whole range of colours which explodes in the deep recesses of our minds when we come face to face with ourselves through the characters in the drama that he portrays and which touches us with a fantastic vibrancy of warm flesh and blood?
 What if, the material that he explains as his script is nothing but the ‘whole result of his life-long search’? What if Kuntal Mukhopadhyay, the PhD holder in specifics of theatre, who is also the ‘main-spring’ of the “Sanlap Kolkata watch”, a professor, educationist, drama director, actor and a playwright is actually not a plain creative person, but a wanderer, a traveler, an explorer?

কাঁঠাল্ - ডঃ অশোককুমার মিশ্র | Kaanthal: A Short Story By Dr. Asokekumar Misra (WBRi Bangla Online Magazine)

Dr. Asokekumar MisraEditor's Note: Dr. Asokekumar Misra is a Bengali poet, short story writer, dramatist, literary critique and Associate Professor of Bengali Dept. at Bhairab Ganguly College in Belghoria, Kolkata. He has authored many books on Bengali on literature, including text books and reference books for M.A. courses of Calcutta and other universities. Dr. Misra can be reached at asokemisra6 at gmail.

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ডঃ অশোককুমার মিশ্র


জামাইষষ্ঠীর সাতদিন আগে থেকে  ঘর- বার ,পোষ্টাপিস -টাপিসে যাতায়াত করে করে হল্লাক হয়ে গেছে গোবিন্দ – না শ্বশুরমশায়ের চিঠি না শ্বশুরমশায়ের টিকি ...


Cambodia: Pol Pot Horror

Cambodia Pol Pot Jail and Museum: Killing Field and Mass Burial Graves

Coming out of the hellish killing field of Pol Pot, I dropped down numb on a bench beneath a Longan tree. Lucrative fruits were dangling within easy reach, but I ignored them. Grave silence around me was occasionally interrupted by suppressed weeping of female visitors.


In Quest of Our Glorious Past: Cambodia

Dr. Ratan Lal BasuAs soon as I looked out the exit gate of Phnom Penh Airport at late afternoon I felt as though I have entered into an unknown enchanting world radically different from the drab modernized Bangkok where I had been only a few hours ago. Later on I was marveled by the exquisite architecture of the city, a fine blending of French and Buddhist architecture.



Shahrukh Khan and Indonesia

Ramayana Show in Bali Indonesia

I could at last find out the mobile stall at Bali island of Indonesia and asked for an international sim-card. The man at the counter said, ‘sir you can buy a cheaper one at 20,000 Indonesian Rupiah but I would suggest you the better one at 50,000. I asked him to show the better one and handed over my passport. The boy beside him looked intently at my passport and said in a jubilant mood, ‘India, Shahrukh Khan, kuch kuch hota hai’. In front of my bewildered eyes two girls at came forward from behind, looked at me intently and then started singing in perfect Hindi accent (although they had disclosed later on that they don’t know Hindi at all)

“Tum paas aaye yoon muskaraye
Tumne na jaane kya sapne dikhaye
Ab to mera dil jaage na sota hai
Kya karoon haye kuchh kuchh hota hai”

"Chaitali's Father" by Nirendra Dev : An English Short Story (WBRi Online Magazine)

Chaitali's Father

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 Modi to Moditva, 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.


At the end of five years and more they were married; my mother was surprised into it. Not the one to believe in feminism of the kind that had come to stay, she always thought a woman is a puppet whose strings are held in one man’s hands or the other. For the present and probably her future she was blaming my father. She blamed her fate, but if she had the little courage to protest; well her life as well as mine would have been different ...

কাল্লুজীর বিয়ে - অধ্যাপক ড: জি.সি.ভট্টাচার্য |Kallujir Biye - Bengali Story by Dr G C Bhattacharya - WBRi Online Bangla 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.

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অধ্যাপক(ডঃ) জি০সি০ভট্টাচার্য্য, বারাণসী, উত্তর প্রদেশ



আমার পরীর দেশের রাজকুমার অপরূপ সুন্দর তেরো বছরের ভাইপো চঞ্চলকে সেদিন রাতে গল্প শোনাবার আগে একটা শ্লোক জিজ্ঞাসা করেছিলাম।


তিন্নির পরাজয় - অধ্যাপক ড: জি.সি.ভট্টাচার্য |Tinnir Porajoy - Bengali Story by Dr G C Bhattacharya - WBRi Online Bangla 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 story is part of Dr. Bhattacharya's detective mystery series featuring young sleuth Badal who you was introduced to you in বাদলের প্রথম অন্বেষণ and appears in many other crime-mystery stories on WBRi like বন্ধ ঘরের হত্যা রহস্যকাঞ্চনপুরের দলিল রহস্য and so on - search for keywords "badal detective" for a full list.

This story is reproduced in Unicode Bengali font for increased browser compatibility.

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তিন্নির পরাজয়

অধ্যাপক(ডঃ) জি০সি০ভট্টাচার্য্য, বারাণসী, উত্তর প্রদেশ



বেশ কিছুদিন আগেকার কথা।

তখন রূপবান ছেলে বাদলের বয়স ছিল বছর পাঁচ কি ছয় প্রায়।

মিডিয়ার ভয়ে আমি পালিয়ে ছিলাম বাদলকে সঙ্গে নিয়ে আমার পরীর দেশের রাজকুমার অপরূপ সুন্দর ভাইপো চঞ্চলের মামার বাড়ির গ্রাম সেই নিশিকান্তপুরে। বাদল তো চঞ্চলের একমাত্র বন্ধু আর সে একটা চুরী যাওয়া আসল মুক্তোর  হার খুঁজে দিয়ে তখন এক্কেবারে পাব্লিসিটির শিখরে হাজির হয়ে এমন কান্ড বাঁধিয়ে বসেছিল যে আমার শুদ্ধু পাগল হবার যোগাড় হয়েছিল। অতএব যঃ পলায়তি সঃ জীবতি…


তুমি যে আজ কল্পতরু ঠাকুর: দক্ষিণেশ্বর থেকে তারক ঘোষ ও জয়া বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায় (KALPATARU UTSHAB at DAKSHINESWAR)

Tarak Ghosh

The following article is in Unicode Bengali font. Tarak Ghosh and Jaya Bandopadhyay report from the Kolpotoru Utshob at Dakshineshwar.

Tarak is a writer and a journalist, managing editor of NEWS3, and former journalist for the Bartaman, the Telegraph and other dailies and journals.

Jaya is a former Journalist of CVP television & news agency CTVN plus, Sristi and M9 Bengali Channel. Photography is her hobby.

You can send your creative writing to submissions@washingtonbanglaradio.com for consideration towards publication in our Bengali online Magazine section.


Kalpataru Utshab at Dakshineshwar

কাশীপুর উদ্যানবাটি থেকে দক্ষিণেশ্বর।পথের শেষ থেকে শুরু আর এক নতুন পথের দিশা।লক্ষ মানুষের হৃদয়ে আজ শুধুই রামকৃষ্ণনাম।তবু ভবতারিণী মন্দিরের পাশ দিয়ে বয়ে চলা গঙ্গায় আজ কেন কান্নার এই চোরা স্রোত?ঠাকুর, তুমি তো নারীর মধ্যে দেখেছিলে দেবীর চিন্ময়ী রূপ, তাঁকে বসিয়েছিলে দেবীর আসনে।আর আমরা? আমরা তাকে ঠাকুর, তুমি আমাদের চৈতন্য দাও,দাও বিবেক।দূর কর মনের মধ্যে লুকিয়ে থাকা পশুটাকে,যাতে আমরা নারীকে আর পণ্য না ভাবি। তুমি যে আজ কল্পতরু ঠাকুর - দক্ষিণেশ্বর থেকে তারক ঘোষ ও জয়া বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়

Kalpataru Utshab at Dakshineshwar

স্থান কাশীপুর উদ্যানবাটি। তারিখ ১৫ আগষ্ট ১৮৮৬।সময় রাত্রি ১ টা বেজে ২ মিনিট। অমৃতলোকে চলে গেলেন যুগপুরুষ শ্রীশ্রীরামকৃষ্ণ।তার ঠিক কয়েকমাস আগে জানুয়ারী মাসের প্রথম দিনে শ্রীরামকৃষ্ণ এক অপরূপ রূপে আত্মপ্রকাশ করলেন এই কাশীপুর উদ্যানবাটিতেই।লীলাপ্রঙ্গকারের ভাষায় এই দিনটি -‘ঠাকুরের  অভয় প্রকাশ অথবা আত্মপ্রকাশপূর্বক সকলকে অভয় প্রদান’ এর দিন ...

Kalpataru Utshab at Dakshineshwar

Kolpotoru Utsob at Dakkineshwar

SONAJHURI: Chapter 1 Bumba - A Novel by Santwana Chatterjee | WBRi Online Magazine

"Sonajhuri" is a serialized English novel by Santwana Chatterjee published in WBRi Online Magazine section. Each episode has links to previous and next episodes.

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


SONAJHURI

A Novel Santwana Chatterjee

CHAPTER ONE

 

Bumba

 

Rina , Reena, Reenaa, the call was becoming louder and louder and I peeped out of my hiding place.


স্বপ্ন - রতন লাল বসু: ষষ্ঠ অধ্যায় | Shopno - A Bengali Novel by Dr. Ratan Lal Basu - Chapter 6 | WBRi Bangla Online Magazine


স্বপ্ন - রতন লাল বসু: পঞ্চম অধ্যায় | Shopno - A Bengali Novel by Dr. Ratan Lal Basu - Chapter 5 | WBRi Bangla Online Magazine

"Shopno" is a novel by Dr. Ratan Lal Basu published serially in the WBRi Bangla Magazine section in unicode Bangla font. Links to previous and following chapters are posted at the bottom of every episode.


Sillery Gaon - Quiet Paradise at 6,000 Feet offers Home Stay to Vacationers

By Indrajit Ghosh Dastidar

Sillery Gaon Mountain Retreat Bed and Breakfast with Meals for Tourists

Kolkata, Nov 6, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sillery Gaon is situated at an altitude of 6,000 ft in the middle of a jungle. A tiny quiet hamlet nestled between thick forests that were unknown to many even few years ago. Thanks to Chandan Saurav and 100 Miles their organization tirelessly trying to popularize this offbeat Tourist destination and Nature’s Paradise.

পূর্বাশার আলো (Purbashar Aalo) Bengali Poem by Rasel Raju | WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

"Purbashar Alo" is a Bengali poem (Bangla Kobita) by Rasel Raju 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.

Rasel Raju is a student of English Literature at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Born at Juri in Moulvibazar, Rasel describes himself as a very simple person coming from a poverty-striken family - the youngest child of aged parents. Before SUST, Rasel studied at Hossain Ali High School in his village and later at Taiabun Nessa Khanam Academy Degree College. Rasel likes to write poems both in Bengali and English. He also writes essay and stories, and would like to write novel. Rasel Raju can be reached at rajurasels [at] gmail [dot] com.


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জীবন সাগরে ভাসিয়ে ভেলা করি শুধু আশা যাওয়ার খেলা
মধ্যিখানে শুধু জোয়ার ভাটার মেলা ...

প্রতিহিংসা (Protihingsha) Bengali Poem by Rasel Raju | WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

Rasel Raju"Protihingsha" (Revenge) is a Bengali poem (Bangla Kobita) by Rasel Raju 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.

Rasel Raju is a student of English Literature at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Born at Juri in Moulvibazar, Rasel describes himself as a very simple person coming from a poverty striken family - the youngest child of aged parents. Before SUST, Rasel studied at Hossain Ali High School in his village and later at Taiabun Nessa Khanam Academy Degree College. Rasel likes to write poems both in Bengali and English. He also writes essay and stories, and would like to write novel. Rasel Raju can be reached at rajurasels [at] gmail [dot] com.


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