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Sharadiya Anandamela - Pujabarshiki Anadamela (আনন্দমেলা) Online Release Exclusively on WBRi Affiliate Bookstore

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Washington Bangla Radio's affiliate online Book Store is now exclusively shipping Sharadiya Pujo-special Pujabarshiki Anandamela to the USA.

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Anandamela (আনন্দমেলা) is one of the most popular Bengali children's magazines from ABP / Ananda Bazar Patrika Group, Kolkata. Anandamela  has managed to survive for many decades while many other print magazines continue to disappear.Anandamela is published monthly from 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street, Kolkata 700 001.

The Anandamela Pujobarshiki has long been a must-have for Bengali homes with young kids. According to the ABP Group, Anandamela is the most widely read Bengali children’s magazine. With an enduring appeal across genders and age groups, it continues to celebrate the glory of companionship with its readers during their growing-up years. From science to sports, fiction to comics, adventure to astronomy — the magazine caters to the needs of a child’s psyche.

হস্টেল - শুকদেব চট্টোপাধ্যায়, রহড়া | "Hostel" by Sukdeb Chatterjee - WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

SUKDEB CHATTOPADHYAY"Hostel" by Sukdeb Chatterjee of Rahara 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.

The author takes a nostalgic journey back to his school days at Narendra Ramkrishna Mission.


হস্টেল

শুকদেব চট্টোপাধ্যায়, রহড়া



দামাল শিশুদের বাগে আনতে বাড়ির লোকজন সাধারণত দুটো জিনিসের ভয় দেখান। প্রথমটা হল ভূতের ভয়। জবর দাওয়াই। বাচ্চা তো বটেই, অনেক প্রাপ্তবয়স্ককেও আমি রাতের অন্ধকারে ভূতের ভয়ে গুটিয়ে যেতে দেখেছি। কিন্তু কারো কারো যেমন কিছু ওষুধে কাজ হয় না( ড্রাগ রেসিস্ট্যান্ট ), তেমনই এক একটা দস্যি ছেলে মেয়েকে ভূত দিয়েও ঠাণ্ডা করা যায় না। এরকমও দেখেছি, বাবা-মা বেয়াড়া বাচ্চাকে টাইট করার জন্য ভুতের গল্প শোনাবার পর থেকে ভয় পাওয়া দূরে থাক, ভূত দেখবে বলে বায়না ধরে বড়দের একেবারে অস্থির করে তুলেছে ...



Axiom of a 'girl friend' - by Nirendra Dev : An English Short Story (WBRi Online Magazine)

Axiom of a 'girl friend'

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 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.


I have returned to the lawns of India Gate – all alone after a long time. Many years back I used to be here, yes—alone, and almost regularly. A melee of memories, old and new, come flooding in. Nothing much seemed to have changed here all these years. The evening hours especially on weekends would get over-crowded. The volume of the incoming crowd into these lush green lawns intrigued me always ...


তোমার যা ইচ্ছা - অধ্যাপক ড: জি.সি.ভট্টাচার্য | Tomar Ja Icche (What You Wish) - Bengali Short Story by Dr. G C Bhattacharya

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 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.



তোমার যা ইচ্ছা

ডঃ জি০ সি০ ভট্টাচার্য, বারাণসী, উত্তর প্রদেশ


গল্পটা আমার পরীর দেশের রাজকুমার অপরূপ সুন্দর তেরো বছরের ভাইপো চঞ্চলকে শুনিয়ে ছিলাম আমি তার মিষ্টি এক ঠাট্টার বদলে। যে সময়ের কথা বলছি, তখন ছিল শীত কাল। বাদল বিকেলে রোজ আসতো তখন চঞ্চলের সাথে ব্যাডমিন্টন খেলতে। আমি ওদের স্কুলের মাঠে ও খেলতে পাঠাতে রাজী নই বলে খেলা হতো বাড়ির ছাদে আর সন্ধ্যা ঘনিয়ে এলেই খেলার দফা গয়া হতো দেখতে দেখতে। তা কি আর করা?


"Alone at Top" by Nirendra Dev : An English Short Story (WBRi Online Magazine)

Alone at Top

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 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.

For submission of your creative writing to WBRi Online Magazine, contact the editor at submissions@washingtonbanglaradio.com.



A screen saver image on his computer carried a rather unusual caption, “Suicide is man’s way of telling the God, you cannot fire me, I quit”. Unwittingly, Mohan Kumar, alias MK, as he is better known in the professional world today, gave a curious look at the same. The computer mechanic had saved the image after doing the regular servicing. Could it have been done intentionally; but what the hell the outsourced mechanic boy would have to tell MK. The pinkish image of a fish floating in blue waters and diving occasionally in some corner gave him a special excitement. Did he find it biographical? The fish trying to leap into the bigger tumbler from the adjacent small one appealed him most. Life is like that --- one has to grow constantly. One has to jump into the bigger tumbler. The risk is okay. But the stagnancy is equivalent to farewell. MK was not sure. But he did never have much to deal with God or even think about death. Suicide, remorse or anything such never bothered him much. All his life he has been a gutter fighter. He has quit several jobs before joining the National News Trust, the country’s premier multi-media news organization ...

New branch of HATARI restaurant opens in Behala, Kolkata

Actor Joyjit Banerjee
Actor Joyjit Banerjee checks out the food

Rupsa and Ratri
Tollywood actresses Rupsha Guha and Ratri Ghatak

Bengali actress Rupsha Guha
Actress Rupsha Guha

Bengali actress Sudipta Chakraborty
Actress Sudipta Chakraborty

Bengali Actress Indrani Bhattacharya and Actor Joyjit Banerjee
Indrani Bhattacharya and Joyjit Banerjee

Kolkata, July 12, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) The HATARI Restaurant Pvt. Ltd. opened its third branch at James Long Sarani in Behala. The restaurant has started with a seating capacity of about 60, which will soon increase and reach up to the level of 150. The new branch was inaugurated in the presence of the owner, Samarendra Mukherjee and his acquaintances from the showbiz world. Well known personalities like Indrani Bhattacharya, Joyjit Banerjee, Ratri Ghatak, Rupsha Guha, Sudipta, Surojit and Anindya Sarkar among others attended the event.


মাইনাস - শুকদেব চট্টোপাধ্যায়, রহড়া | Minus - A Bengali Short Story by Sukdeb Chatterjee - WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

SUKDEB CHATTOPADHYAY"Minus" is a Bengali short story by Sukdeb Chatterjee of Rahara 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.


মাইনাস

শুকদেব চট্টোপাধ্যায়, রহড়া


কয়েকমাস হল অজয় এই ব্র্যাঞ্চে এসেছে। আগে যে সব ব্র্যাঞ্চে ছিল এটা তার থেকে অনেকটা আলাদা। আলাদা অফিসের কাজের নিরিখে নয়। ব্যাঙ্কের কাজ তো সব যায়গায় একই রকম। তফাতটা গ্রাহকদের ক্ষেত্রে। এখানে একাউন্ট হোল্ডারদের সিংহভাগই সিনিয়র সিটিজেন। বয়স্ক লোককে সামলান বেশ কঠিন কাজ। শারীরিক, মানসিক, আথির্ক, পারিবারিক, নানারকম সমস্যার কারণে এঁদের মন মেজাজ অনেক সময়েই ভাল থাকে না। পরিষেবায় এঁদের তুষ্ট করতে গেলে একটু বেশি সহিষ্ণুতার প্রয়োজন। অজয়ের এই গুনটি  আছে ...


স্বপ্ন - রতন লাল বসু: দ্বিতীয় অধ্যায় | Shopno - A Bengali Novel by Dr. Ratan Lal Basu - Chapter 2 | 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.


স্বপ্ন

রতন লাল বসু

দ্বিতীয় অধ্যায়



পুজোর বন্ধের ঠিক পরে ঘটনাটা অত্যন্ত আকষ্মিক ভাবে ঘটে গেল। এতই আকষ্মিক যে প্রথমে সমর বিশ্বাস করতে চায়নি, ভেবেছে সবাই ওর সাথে ঠাট্টা করছে। কি করে বিশ্বাস করা যায় যে সুবলের মত ভালো ছেলেকে প্রিন্সিপ্যাল কলেজ থেকে এক্সপেল করেছেন। কিন্তু সকলের মুখে একই খবর শুনে সমর বুঝতে পারল ঘটনাটা সত্যি। সমরের মাথা ঝিম ঝিম করতে লাগল। কেউই সঠিক ভাবে বলতে পারলনা সুবলের এক্সপেল্ড হওয়ার আসল কারণ কি? সমর হন্যে হয়ে সুবলকে খুঁজে বেড়াল, কিন্তু কলেজের কোথাও সুবলের দেখা মিললনা। বেশ কয়েকদিন যাবত সুবল কলেজে আসছেনা, তাই সুবলের খবর কেউ বলতে পারলনা।


তুমি আসবে কি (Tumi Asbe Ki) Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee | WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

"Tumi Ashbe Ki" 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.


রাধা (Radha) Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee | WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

"Radha" 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.


রাধা

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়


ভণ্ডামিটা ঘোমটা মাথায় বসে আছে অন্তরে
বাইরে তবু লজ্জাবতী কুলবধুর ভেক ধরে
ঠকাতে চাই জগত কে ...


জয়ঢাক বর্ষা ২০১২ সংখ্যা বের হলো

এসে গেল নতুন জয়ঢাক। পড়ুন, পড়ান ও আনন্দ পান।

জয়ঢাক বর্ষা ২০১২

"Niharbabu's Last Rites" by Nirendra Dev : An English Short Story (WBRi Online Magazine)

Niharbabu's Last Rites

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 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.

For submission of your creative writing to WBRi Online Magazine, contact the editor at submissions@washingtonbanglaradio.com.


Nihar Chakravarty had woken up slightly depressed. The pain on the chest was punching him. So much to do, so much to tell the children, their spouses – his two son(s)-in-law but he knew he had very little time. So little motivation left. Yes, that was the most depressing part. The pain was getting unbearable. The visit to the doctor in the far off nursing home in the district town has not helped much. Unnecessarily, we had to cough up so much money. His eldest son was predictably disturbed. The pain would be killing and at last, Niharbabu passed on to comma. But that was it….. The journey from comma to full stop came sooner than his ‘urgent’ auto drive in the three-wheeler to the local hospital. Niharbabu had collapsed.

"Happy Birthday" by Nirendra Dev : An English Short Story (WBRi Online Magazine)

Happy Birthday

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 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.


The 6th of May would unknowingly haunt him. Initially it was once in a while phenomenon ….. something not regular but lately – in last six years or so – it has become the regular feature of his life. May 6th: birthday of Kakoli Sen, someone Dhruv always admired and believed there was the similar appreciation in reciprocation. It was on this day, he had spoken to her first. It was on this day …. after a year – they had parted ways – never to talk about each other nor to talk to each other – ever. Memories have been always like floodgates to Dhruv – easier to open and tough to close. He remembered the first tele talk. She sounded sweet and sexy ….. There was an air of precipitous urgency about her. She wanted him to get into the business of ‘affair’ and ‘dating’ as early as possible. But Dhruv was in no hurry. The idea of marriage never excited him in the first place. Thus, he had thought; there is time. Let me not hurry it up, slow and steady he wanted to win the race. Thus the talk would range from movies to holiday spots and as she was already into a part-time job writing for a mofusil newspaper; they did talk about working atmosphere in a news room. How senior scribes would simply stammer in front of the bosses or how the jobs for the young gals were often certain but punctuated with certain subtle riders? He was little amused. But then he agreed for a meeting. Then, a few more. Interactions soon resulted in mutual admiration for each other.


স্বপ্ন - রতন লাল বসু: প্রথম অধ্যায় | Shopno - A Bengali Novel by Dr. Ratan Lal Basu - Chapter 1 | 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.


স্বপ্ন

রতন লাল বসু

প্রথম অধ্যায়


Bengali Novel SHOPNO Chapter 1 : WBRi Bangla Online Magazine

সমরবাবু ঘুমিয়ে পড়েছিলেন। ঘুম ভাঙতেই দেখেন বিকেল হয়ে গেছে। বাইরে বৃষ্টি পড়ছে। ল্যান্ডস্কেপ হোটেলের দশ তলার জানলা দিয়ে তাকিয়ে দেখেন মেকং নদীতে এক অপূর্ব স্বপ্ন মাখা জগত। সমরবাবু লিফ্ট দিয়ে দ্রুত নেমে পড়লেন। বাইরে যাবেন শুনে রিসেপসনিষ্ট মেয়েটা একটা সুন্দর রঙিন ছাতা এগিয়ে দিল। প্যাগোডা আকৃতির ক্যাম্বোডিয়ানা হোটেলের সামনে থেকে এক প্যাকেট সিগারেট কিনে এগিয়ে গেলেন মেকং এর তীরে। নদীর তীর ঘেঁষে সারি সারি নানান আকৃতির নৌকা। সমরবাবুকে দেখে একজন মাঝি এগিয়ে এসে ভাঙা ইংরেজিতে বলল, ‘হো-চি-মিন সিতি তু আওয়ারস্’। সমরবাবু বললেন, ‘আমার ভিয়েতনামের ভিসা নেই’। তারপর হেসে ফেললেন। হোটেলের ম্যানেজারের কাছে শুনেছেন নৌকা করে সায়গন যেতে কম করে আট ঘণ্টা লাগে। অথচ যাত্রীদের আকৃষ্ট করার জন্য মাঝিরা কেমন বেমালুম মিথ্যা বলে যায়।


এখনো আছিস তুই - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Ekhono Achish Tui - Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee WBRi Bangla Online Magazine

"Ekhono Achish Tui" (You are still here) 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.


এখনো আছিস তুই

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়


এখনো আছিস তুই এখনো আছিস

এক টুকরো আলো হয়ে অন্ধকার এ মিশে

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