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  1. Good afternoon,

    My name is Renata Makarios, I oversee the Language Services Department for AccessOnTime and we currently looking for interpreters Bengali-English in the state of New Jersey, more specifically in Totowa, NJ to assist non English speaking patients at their medical appointments.

    Please let me know if you can assist us.

    We currently have a patient in need of an interpreter tomorrow morning, around 9am.

    You may contact us via email at languageservices@accessontime.com
    Or via phone at 888-748-7575 #4 #2 to connect with the Language Services Department.

    I sincerely appreciate your assistance location a Bengali Interpreter.


    Renata Makarios
    Language Services Manager

    Phone: 888.748.7575 ext. 1202
    Fax: 866-719-8391
    3210 Lake Emma Road – Ste 3090
    Lake Mary, FL 32746

     Consider the environment. Please don’t print this e-mail unless you really need to.
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  2. Hello

    My name is Rajeev. I manage digital communication at Indo-American Arts Coucil (IAAC), a non-profit that has been engaged in promoting Indian arts and culture in US for last 15 years. New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) is our annual flagship program that brings the best narratives from all over the Indian sub-continent in many languages to the cinema lovers in New York City. This year we have FIVE Bengali films – Shesher Kobita, Apur Panchali, The Auction House and Sniffer.

    I am writing on behalf of IAAC and NYIFF to invite you and members of your organization to come enjoy the hand picked Bangla stories with us. It will be our honor to have you at our festival. We have special packages for bulk purchase also. We would be thankful if you could share this message with members of your organization. The festival kicks off on May 5th and concludes on May 10th this year. Feel free to reach out to me for any further information. I have included below the information on the Bangla films.


  3. Dear NY/NJ Bengalis,

    I’m a doctoral student working on the research comparing Hinduism in America to Hinduism in India (detailed below). I was hoping you might be interested in participating in my research and that you could forward my request below to anyone you think might be interested. I’m hoping to conduct several interviews this summer and throughout the next year. I would also love to attend any of your events at which I would be welcome. I would greatly appreciate any help you could offer.

    Best wishes and thanks in advance,



    Do you want to better understand the ways Hinduism in America is different from Hinduism in India and to help others understand this? How do Hindus in both places think differently? How does Hindu youth learn in both locations?

    I am a doctoral student and am seeking to answer these questions. I am looking for Bengali Hindu families to participate in my study. I would interview all the members of your immediate family, and would then interview your extended family members in Bengal. I will also observe your daily puja if you are comfortable with that and potentially accompany you to temple, again, if you are comfortable with that. I may request follow-up interviews.

    What’s in it for you? First, you’ll help me answer some difficult questions that are relevant to the Hindu community in the US and in India as well as to anyone interested in religion, culture, and immigration. Second, I’m happy to bring gifts to your relatives in Bengal and to bring you goods from India!

    Please note that all interviews and observation will be confidential. No one will be compelled to answer any question he or she does not want to answer. My goal is to make you comfortable.

    Please contact Rita Biagioli (rbiagioli@uchicago.edu) for more information!

  4. I am a physician from New Jersey and I am working with author Amitav Ghosh on a fundraiser for the Kolkats charity Calcutta Rescue. Please join us on November 8, 1-4pm in New York City. Amitav Ghosh will be reading from and signing his latest book, Flood of Fire.


    Jonathan Reisman MD
    President, World Health and Education Network (WHEN)

  5. Thanks much for establishing a Bengali community centric forum like this one, I came across your website through an online search in Google.

    I have another query…do you have any forum/event or activity where you establish a connect within Bengali community who have recently relocated to NJ/NY from other states in USA or any other parts of the world Bengali family as yet being new; and not able to reach out to other Bengali families in NJ/NY as there is no other forum where they can meet each other.
    Is there a way you can help these new families to get settled down.
    Will be very much obliged if you can find me and my family a bridge like this one.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Shivaji Pradhan

  6. I am listening to your Mahabharata Podcast, It is beautifully presented. But please upload episode fast. I cant wait for the next episodes.
    Thank You.

  7. Good Morning. We love your podcasts. However we are finding that they are buffering the last few weeks andwe are unable to play them. Is there a problem with the server? Thank you

  8. Dear Sir,

    Your “Stories of Mahabharatha” has been one of the best narrations that I have ever heard of. I was finding all possible ways to convey my gratitude and my sincere appreciation for a marvel that you have built through these podcasts. I am longing to listen to the next day of action after the fall of Bhishma. Sir, my heartfelt kudos for a wonderful podcast. Hoping to hear many more such stories from you. The world has a lot to learn from these stories.

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