Subject: Shubha Nava Barsha on Poila Boishak
Dated: Apr 14, 2001
Dear Member,

On the occasion of Poila Boishak, Prabasi wishes you another year of
Prosperity and Joy ahead. We are a small community. Let us continue to
do whatever little we can to spread joy and give back to the country
we come from, as well as enrich our own community and take care of
family and friends.

We are pleased to offer a special greeting card just for you. Just
click on the link below to receive your card.

...link removed...

In this mail:

  1. Baishakhi program to be held in June
  2. Poila Boishak gifts to Kolkata
  3. New Prabasi Board Members
  4. Community Notices

BAISHAKHI PROGRAM TO BE HELD IN JUNE
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This year's Boishakhi program is likely to be held on June 24 (Sunday)
at Chabot College. Though it is a bit too early to announce the
details, we will do so as and when we come to know more. Typically,
the availability of artists is high during NABC; so we arrange the
Boishakhi program a little late.

Also, between now and Durga Puja we are arranging to have one top
artist from Kolkata, one artist from Mumbai, and one theatre group
from Kolkata. Stay tuned...

NEW PRABASI BOARD MEMBERS
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We have elected Ree Mitra and Shompa Bhattacharya as new board members 
for three years term starting on 1st July, 2001. We like to welcome them 
in Prabasi Borad.

POILA BOISHAK GIFTS TO KOLKATA
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You may want to know that Prabasi-Bengalnet Gift Services at
http://www.prabasi.org/Gifts now has an all new catalog of Poila
Boishak gifts. The month of Boishak starts just today. The entire
month is a good time to send gifts to family and friends at Kolkata
and other parts of India.

COMMUNITY NOTICES
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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's new book of stories,
"The Unknown Errors of Our Lives", will be published by Doubleday on
April 17, 2001. Chitra extends a special invitation to all Bay Area
bengalis to come to one of the readings. The book contains stories
about bengalis living in America, and second generation bengali-
americans exploring what their culture means to them. Click below to
know more about locations where readings will be held.

http://www.prabasi.org/CGI/viewnotices.cgi#C986581982CU 

If you know someone by the name Shankar Prasad Ghoshal, please click
on the link below to help restore a lost relationship.

http://www.prabasi.org/CGI/viewnotices.cgi#G981434519OC 

To know about Sulekha CityScapes essay and photo contest with prize
money of $800, click below:

http://www.prabasi.org/CGI/viewnotices.cgi#S979942396OC 


Sincerely,

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 04/14/2001
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