12 Sep 2005
This week's program producer Avijeet Sarker had to attend an urgent work related appointment. Replacement producer Sadequr Rahman availed this opportunity to open Bangla Radio's archive of 'Old is Gold' songs. Amid the backdrop of Canberra's late winter cloud and occasional rain, he has chosen songs of renowned Indian artist Hemanta Mukhapadhay and famous Bangladeshi singer Abdul Alim. Hemanta's songs represented 'palki', 'nouka baoa', 'dhan katar gaan' and 'joarer gaan'. Abdul Alim's songs are: 'meghnar kule', 'eije dunia' and 'porer jaega'. A very good selection of songs that will be liked by our listeners.
03 Nov 2014
This week's program remembered Indian film actress Suchitra Sen through a collection of songs from her roles in Bengali cinema. Born in Pabna, Bangladesh she spent most of her life in West Bengal and died on 17 January this year at the age of eighty-three. She was awarded the 'Padma Shri', one of the highest civilian awards in India, and the West Bengal Government's highest honour 'Banga Bibhushan' among other national and international awards. This week's program was produced and presented by Zaheen Rahman.
21 Dec 2015
This week's program commemorated Christmas to be celebrated this week by presenting a special composition of Christmas memories from Bangladesh and beautiful Bengali Christmas songs, including a very familiar Christmas tune, "Silent Night, Holy Night" sung in Arabic. The composition, prepared by special guest presenter Luna's sister Jharna Bernadette Purification from Melbourne, highlighted an important aspect of Christmas, which is family. This week's program was presented by Luna and Jharna Bernadette Purification and produced by Luna Purification.
09 Jan 2017
This week's program, part one of a three part series, is on the memories of Cadet colleges in Bangladesh. This week's first episode presented recollection of memories of Cadet college by the ex-Cadets of Bangladeshi Cadet colleges living in Canberra, Australia recorded during their first get-together on 14 November 2015. The sitar piece used in the program was by Sangeet from Brisbane, Australia from his album 'Between Bombay & Byron Bay'. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.
16 Jan 2017
This week's program, part two of a three part series, is on the memories of Cadet colleges in Bangladesh. This week's episode presented the remaining part of the recollection of memories of Cadet college by the ex-Cadets of Bangladeshi Cadet colleges living in Canberra, Australia recorded during their first get-together on 14 November 2015. The beautiful song played in the program was sung by Alamgir, an ex-Cadet of Mirzapur Cadet College, from his popular album 'Alamgir in Hollywood'. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.
13 Mar 2017
This week's program presented a collection of songs of Indian Bengali singer and songwriter Moushumi Bhowmik. Her songs characterised by modern poetic lyrics stands out of the traditional Bengali songs. Her popular albums include: "Ekhono golpo lekho" and "Ami ghor bahir kori". The songs of Moushumi Bhowmik compiled in this week's program beautifully narrated the past and an uplifting future for the Bengalees. This week's program was produced and presented by Sadequr Rahman.
18 Nov 2019
This week's program, presented by the new generation Bangladeshi expatriates in Canberra, Australia, talked about their SMART goals to stay positive, stay hopeful and stay well in 2020 - covering both physical and mental health. The background music used in the program were played by Tony O'Connor and Chris Kimber in their albums 'Bushland Dreaming' and 'Enhancing your Mind, Body, Spirit' respectively. This week's program was produced and presented by Adnin Zahid and Adiba Ahmed.
23 Dec 2019
This week's program commemorated the 'Christmas Day' to be celebrated on 25th December 2019 around the globe. The theme of this week's program was the difference of Christmas Day celebration in Bangladesh and Australia. It interviewed three Bangladeshi expatriate guests: Father Rupok Dominic Rosario, Sister Suchitra Rosario, and Ms. Naomi Costa, all living in Melbourne, Australia describing their memories of the celebration in Bangladesh. The Bangla Christmas songs played in the program were collected from various sources. This week's program was produced and presented by Jharna Purification.
15 Jun 2020
This week's program captured the frame of mind of a Canberra resident in the age of COVID-19 - its impact on life and living. The singers of the songs played in the program were Hyder Husyn, Children chorus from Bengal Foundation album 'Megher Koley Roud Heshechhe' and Kiran Chandra Roy from Bengal Foundation album 'Premangoney Ke Jaabi'. The poem recitation was by Raja collected from social media. The background piece used in the program was played by Kashinath Misra and Anuradha Chaurashia. This week’s program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.