20 Mar 2006
This week's program sketched the feeling of a Canberra expatriate in an afternoon with the backdrop of beautiful songs sung by promising new age singers of Bangladesh - Kaya, Tipu and Tutul. It featured a non-traditional Sitar devotee 'Sangeet', highlighted some Australian links to beat 'depression' and remembered the most intimate person of our life - 'mother'. The CDs chosen for this week's program are: 'Ananda', 'Ridoy Nagorey' and 'Sitar Meditations'. The songs are: 'amar anander shima nai', 'shamer bashi', 'ridoy nagorey' and 'ektu porey nambe brishti'. The Sitar piece 'Good Morning' played in the program was from the album 'Between Bombay and Byron Bay' compiled in CD 'Sitar Meditations'. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.
05 Jun 2006
This week's program presented a short story 'Olot Palot' written by Touhidul Islam Shaju and a feature remembering Rowshon Jamil - renowned actress and dance artist of Bangladesh - on her fifth death anniversay observed recently. The beautiful songs played in the program are: 'bhromor koio gia', 'tumi je amar kobita', 'mora ar jonome hongsho mithun chhilam' and 'jare jabi jodi ja'. The singers are all from Bangladesh: Ferdousi Rahman, Sabina Yasmin, Bashir Ahmed and Firoza Begum. This week's program was produced and presented by Shireen Ahmad.
24 Jul 2006
This week's program presented two features: first, following on from last two programs on Chakma people of Bangladesh, on the micro-credit schemes of NGOs - like BRAC, Asha, Proshika, IDF and others - in Chittagong Hill Tract that is transforming the life of tribal communities, and the second, the story of the invention of 'paper' in 16th Century. Shireen Ahmad played four beautiful songs to complement the Canberra rain that is forecast to continue for the rest of the week. The songs are: 'chhaya ghonaichhe bone bone' by Indian singer Chinmoy Chattopadhay, 'brishti pore ajhor dharae' by Bangladeshi band 'Dolchhoot', 'chhele belar brishti' and 'modhu gondhe bhora' by Indian singers Lopa Mudra Mitra and Arundhuti Hom Chowdhury respectively. This week's program was produced and presented by Shireen Ahmad.
04 Jun 2007
This week’s program presented (1) mysteries of our universe - two interesting theories in astronomical science - the collision of the universes and the destiny of our galaxy Milky Way in five billion years, and (2) the story of a Canberra girl and her dream album. The three beautiful songs played in this week's program are: 'tomar bhaz kholo anondo dekhao' by new generation Bangladeshi singer Bachelor, 'amar bolar kichhu chhilona' by Indian singer Hoimonti Shukla and 'khelichho ei bishwa loey' by Indian singer Anup Jalota. This week’s program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.
24 Sep 2007
life - 'mother' - by presenting a collection of articles on the life, affection and sacrifice of our mothers in three parts: (1) 'amader ma' - by Bangladeshi columnist Shumonto Aslam, (2) 'ekjon ma er kahini' - by Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, and (3) 'ma ke mone po re' - by a lonely passenger from the Pacific island nation of Samoa at the Sydney International Airport. The three beautiful songs played in this week's program are 'o tota pakhi' by Nirmola Misra, 'raga sangeet' by Shanti Sharma, and 'ma, ma go ma' by Manna Dey - all distinguished singers from India. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.
16 Jun 2008
This week's program presented: (1) personal tribute to Dr. Selim Al Deen, a pioneer of theatre movement in Bangladesh, a scholar, an organiser and a professor of Drama and Dramatics at the Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh - undisputedly regarded as the leader of the neo-theatre movement in Bangladesh who developed a 'new drama form' based on the narratives of traditional indigenous theatre, and (2) remembering - 'father' - on this year's Father's Day. The beautiful songs played in the program: 'bangla bhashae kotha boli' and 'shokatore oi' were sung by Bangladeshi folk singer Kangalini Sufia and Indian singer Moushumi Karmakar respectively. The Jibonanondo Das poem used in the program was recited by Bangladeshi actress Shuborna Mustafa. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.
05 Jan 2009
This week's program welcomed the new year with dreams and wishes for everyone, the country of our residence and our motherland Bangladesh. It presented: (1) a poem - 'maar kachhe phera' - by Bangladeshi poet Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, and (2) a tribute to mother - 'mukh' - written by Ehsan Ullah. The beautiful songs played in the program: 'bangladesh', 'adhare jochhona' and 'tui ki janishna' were sung by popular Bangladeshi singers Ayub Bachchu, Bappa Mojumdar and Ornob respectively. This week's program was produced and presented by Murshed Haider Anjohn from Dhaka, Bangladesh.
15 Mar 2010
This week's program presented: (1) interview with Mr. Mahmud Hossain Murad, leading Tea-Taster and Tea-Broker of Bangladesh on the history of tea plantation in Bangladesh, the issues of tea brokerage and the prosperity of the country's tea industry expected in future, and (2) 'ma-er kachhey mey-er chithi' - a heart-warming letter to mother from her daughter written by Sutapa Barua, an expatriate Bangladeshi living in Sydney, published in the Sydney website www.bangla-sydney.com. The beautiful songs played in the program 'ek kup cha' and 'money porey ma-ke amar' was sung by Indian singer Kishore Kumar and expatriate Bangladeshi singer Rifat Nigar Shapla (Loy Records, Toronto) respectively. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.
12 Jul 2010
This week's program featured - 'ekti shalik pakhi, shiter pitha ar kobita' - reflecting on the expatriates' life in Canberra winter. It presented: (1) the story of friendship between an eleven year old Indian girl Shumita and a Myna named Shona, (2) recitation of poems by popular Indian poet Apurba Dutta at a Canberra function organised recently by the Priyoaustralia.Com, and (3) recollection of memories of traditional 'banglar pitha'. The beautiful songs played in the program 'pakhi amar, ekla pakhi' and 'amar kalo pakhi gelo urey' were sung by Bangladeshi singer Moushumi Kader and Indian singer Swapan Basu respectively. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.
29 Apr 2019
This week’s program paid tribute to Mrs. Fazilatunnessa Dowla, a long term resident of Canberra who expired last week in Sydney at the age of around eighty years. Mrs. Dowla lived in Canberra with her late husband Mr. Raquib ud Dowla - distinguished Bangladeshi scientist and a leader of the historic procession of 21st February 1952 in Dhaka (Listen Bangla Radio archive 22 Feb 2010). Mrs. Dowla is survived by one son and a daughter in Canberra, one son in Sydney and another son in the US. A very lively and social person she saw three Bangladeshi expatriate generations grow in Canberra under her motherly love and affection. She has regularly participated in Canberra Bangladeshi community social programs including Bangla Radio. This week's program presented a snippet of her interview and a Bangla Radio micro-drama - 'kortobbo' - she took part in with Liza and Rajib. The drama broadcast on 28 Jan 2008 was written and directed by Sadequr Rahman. The two beautiful songs played in the program were sung by Bangladeshi singer Iffat Ara Khan and Indian singer Purba Dam. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.