Community News Bites : Jhumpa Lahiri, Urhalpool and Bhool Rasta

  • On Thursday, April 30th, Jhumpa Lahirithe internationally renowned writer, will  have a book signing ceremony at the Barnes & Nobles book store at Menlo Park, New Jersey at 7 P.M. Sushmita Dutta, a co-editor of our Ananda Sangbad will be covering a special report of this event with a possible interview.
  • Tickets for Banaprastha, ECTA’s new play, are now available on-line at
  • Urhalpool, the online Bengali webzine’s second edition is delayed due to some technical difficulties. It will be published soon.
  • Raj Basu’s film “Piyalir Password” had a successful premiere in New Jersey. The producers of the film are looking for more screening opportunities in New York and New Jersey.
  • ECTA is staging a “members only” event – “Putuler Chithi”, a one woman show by Abanti Chakraborty from Kolkata. The script is by Bibhas Chakraborty and is based on Nora of Ibsen’s Doll’s House. The play will be staged on May 3rd.
  • NJISACF had a successful Spring Film Festival. The hightlight of the festival was the screening of “Kaalbela”, a film by Gautam Ghosh based on the novel by Samaresh Majumdar. The director was present to answer questions from a full house.
  • Subhashis Das and Tandra Das will perform Badal Sircar’s “Bhool Rasta” on May 2nd at the South Brunswick Senior center.  They are also looking to perform this theatrical storytelling show at different venues and festivals. All proceeds will go to the benefit of Badal Sircar and his group Satabdi. 

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