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Bengal Related Links

Bengal Net
Has news in Bengali (both text and multimedia), and has sections on entertainment, cuisine, sports, rural news, and a classified section. You will need to download fonts to see the Bengali text on these pages. If you are a book fan, you may want to follow Kolkata Boi Mela.

Bengali Songs and Mutimedia Clips
MediaTimes is a section of BengalNet dedicated to songs and clips from upcoming dramas and news clippings. You can Email them a song request and it will be put up within a couple of days.

Bengal On the Net
This site is professionally designed and provides information about Calcutta and its surroundings. It focuses on weekly local news, attractions, and sections on adda, sports and entertainment. The creators of this site, Web Development Company have a very impressive web-site.

West Bengal homepage [official]
This site was started with the initiative of the West Bengal government as a tourism site. Has a very nice and appealing layout. Navigation is simple.

West Bengal homepage [unofficial]
This started as a project from an educational institution. Recently has received a face-lift. A well maintained site and has good literary pieces.

Bengal Online
An extremely well-designed, easily navigable and aesthetically appealing community site on Bengal. It its own words, "It presents Bengal in its full glory of language, literature, music, folklore, traditions, history and cultural heritage to people of the world". You must visit this site.

Bangali Net
This well-designed site has Bengali calendar, a site for Durga Puja including calendar, E-cards, Bengali food and a good links section.

College Street Online
An attempt to promote Bengali Culture and literature amongst the Bengalis outside of India.

Information on law, health, arts, science, environment and women's issues. Includes a directory of local and community services of Dhaka and Kolkata and recreational items.

Calcutta Phone Directory
A website to search people in Calcutta based on phone (or vice versa) and also check your bills online.

Calcutta Complete
A recent addition. Has literary, song and movie links. Rather slow loading. Has a chat applet in the front page which requires a Java compatible browser.

Calcutta Online
This is the earliest commercial site related to Bengal. Has daily news and tons of information. Also peek at their new multi-media site AARAMV.

City 4 U
City4u is a new site on Calcutta which gives news from all over India.

Pujo 4 U
Pujo4U is a neatly designed web-site dedicated entirely for Durga Puja. A good place to update yourself about new happenings in Kolkata during this important time.

This is site full of links. Has organised sections to point you to the information you need quickly.

Bangla Alive
This is very professionally designed site with lot of Bengali content interlaced within typical traditional bengali art. Also has a bengali calendar ,an e-card section, and best of all, your childhood comic strips like Haanda-Bhonda and Baantul-the-Great!

Hello Calcutta Online Services
Has frequently requested information about Train timings, Bus/Tram fares and routes, a directory of essential businesses, and a tourist guide.

Bangla Haat
"Bengal Away from Bengal" is what the site claims to be. It is a comprehensive site covering news, business, adda, cuisine culture, humor, women and many other topics.

Kolkata Vision
A portal site for covering all aspects of the city and its life, from medical facilities, restaurants, schools, matrimonials, jobs, real estate, travel and leisure activities.
Calcutta 1940s - A site dedicated for capturing memories and finding out more and presenting the history, life and culture of the Kolkata of the 1940s.

Presidency College, Calcutta, India
Could be your favourite link if you are from Presidency.

South Point High School, Calcutta, India
A relatively lack-lusture page, but it has an alumni database.

Bengal Engineering College, India
Has alumni listings and links to other alumni pages. BE College was established in 1856 and is the second oldest Enginerring college in the country.

Bangali Adda
Received a face-lift recently. Has plenty of features. Popularly called, it has a separate Bengali and English section. You can download free Bangla fonts to view the page in Bengali. The true adda is Email based, and you have to subscribe to join in. It has a transliteration system, and a facility for creating your own Bangla web-page. You can send Bengali Email from their transliteration system. Its link section is very good. Must visit.

CityNet Calcutta
Links you to Excite travel to find information about Calcutta.

CityNet Bangladesh
Links you to Excite travel to find information about Bangladesh.

Virtual Bangladesh
Has a neat layout. Good for a virtual tour.

Cyber Bangladesh
Has several sections of good information. Some government information may also be found here. Has a good audio-visual and music section. Also a good source of politics, finance, sports and news.

Bangladesh Online
Bangladesh equivalent of Calcutta Online.

Bengal Commerce
Send gifts to cities in Bangladesh and India. Receive digital pictures of your family members.

West Bengal on the Internet
Primarily a site full of links. It has a compilation of Bengali Associations and Societies throughout the world which is noteworthy.

Online Puja
A recent addition to the Internet family. You may offer puja at Kaalighat, Tarakeshwar and Dakhineshwar.


Bengali Songs



These are only links to places where you'll find songs. Most of them require you to install Realplayer which you can dowload free from the RealAudio Home Page.

They have a wide selection of new and old songs from all languages. This is a good place to find all the latest Bollywood songs. Their Bengali section is small compared to the Bolloywood collection. Also, they have a Bengali radio which provides a mix of songs from all genres and generations.

Music India Online
There are songs from almost all Indian languages here. The Bengali section is small, but it has some entries by Aasha Bhosle, Abdul Jobbar, Ferdowsi Rahman, Gazi Mazharul Islam, Hemant Mukerjee, Kishore Kumar, Rathindro Nath, Runa Laila, Sabina Yasmin, Saikat Mitra and Sandhya Mukerjee.

Radio Washington
Contains a decent mixture of old Bengali songs. Very good for setting a Bengali ambience among old timers.

Sangeet Bhuvan
An unique source of mostly Bengali songs, Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Sangeet, Hindi Bhajan and Old Hindi Hit Songs.

A Tribute to Hemanta Mukherjee
As the title suggests, this is a page with only Hemanta songs. At last count, there were 150 songs here.

If you are looking for just Indian songs from Bollywood, this is a good discovery. It has snazzy trailers from upcoming movies to keep your interest alive.

Saa Re Gaa Maa
This is a good site for purchasing Bengali CDs.



Literary Links

Parabaas (Web-magazine)
The first pure Bengali Webzine on the Internet which has remained unchanged over the years. Has 6 issues every year.

Shankha International
Internet version of Prabasi's own magazine. Has 4 issues every year.

Print and web magazine published in the Bay Area, mainly by Bangladesh-based nationals.

Bengali Books
You can buy Bengali books online from here. Has short reviews of each book. Also has a bengali version of the site.

123greetings - Greetings for all Occasions
This web-site has been our long time favorite for sending Durga Puja greetings.
Diwali Greeting Cards
A new web-site specially geared for one special occasion only. Has good collection of cards.
Rakhe eCards - Cards for Rakhe

Annesha - another Bengali Book Store based in India, but ships quite fast to USA.

Ajantrik - An online version of Ajantrik, a Bengali magazine published by the students of IIT Kharagpur.

Anirban (Web-magazine)
A web-magazine from the Bengali Association of Greater Rochester.

Utsab is a Bengali print magazine published from California USA. It now has an Internet appearance which has facilities to subscribe to the print version via a secure server.

Tokyo's Magazine. Publishes articles in Bengali, English, Hindi and Japanese.

A supplement of Bengalnet Communications.

A Rabindra Sangeet learning portal.

Rabindranath Tagore and some Translations of his work
Contains English translations of his work.

Bengali literary site.

The Bengal Tiger
A site built by Bangladeshi youths.

Salil Chowdhury's Home Page
The most comprehensive and authentic website of Salil Chowdhury.

Sukumar Ray's Home Page
Is a tribute to Sukumar Ray. Has a complete listing of his most famous work - Aabol Taabol.

Collection of Sukumar Roy's collection in Bengali
A brilliantly organized site with almost all original works (including pictures) of Sukumar Ray in Bengali.

Indian Review of Books

Bharat Books Contains small literary compositions and paintings by renowned artists for sale.

A site for Bengali Language. Is a pure Bengali site with several useful links.

A Bengali Poetry Webzine.

Sulekha Patrika
A pure Bengali literary site.

A Pure Bengali literary site.

A Pure Bengali literary site.

A Bengali Poetry site.

Bangla Language and Literary Society, Singapore
Literary magazine of Singapore Bengalees

English Translation of Gitanjali (1)

English Translation of Gitanjali (2)

A site on Jibanananda Das

A pure Bengali site dedicated for Bengali poetry.

A Portrait of the Hindus: Balthazar Solvyns & The European Image of India 1760-1824  Solvyns-Etchings


India Related Links

India World

India Network


India Connect

NRIOL.COM - Organizations Serving NRIs Worldwide has a host of features, including yellow pages, an NRI white pages, classifieds, news, insurance, and an info section for students. Also visit for visitor travel insurance.

Things Indian, useful resource for Bay Area Indians

Internet India

Welcome to India

India on Internet

Classmates at IOI

India Gate

Indofind with movie search


Bay Area Indian comprehensive search site on all Indian topics


Other Cultural Organizations

Banga Sammelan of Year 2000 in Atlantic City and Calcutta
Saikat, Bengali Association of San Diego
Prantik, Bengali Organization of Baltimore
Bengali Association of Greater Dallas/Fort Worth
Bengali Association of Greater Rochester
Bay Area Bangladesh Association

Milonee - Bengali Cultural Association in Colorado, USA 

Naatak - Bay Area Indian Theater

Garden State Cultural Association - New Jersey

Indian Community Club - New Jersey

Cultural Association of Bengal, New York

Federation of Indo-American Associations

Jadavpur University Alumni Association of Northern California

The Toronto-Calcutta Association

Bengali Association of Singapore

Hong Kong Bengali Association (HKBA)

Deshantari of Ottawa-Carleton

Edmonton Bengali Association

Bengali Association of Greater Atlanta

Bengali Association of Greater Chicago

Tri-State Durga Puja Kentucky Chapter

Bengali Association of Pittsburgh

Bengali Association of Southern Tier

Bichitra - Bengali Association of Troy, Michigan

Dakshini - Bengali Association of Southern California

Durga Bari of Houston 

Bengali Community of New Zealand

Mitali - Ann Arbor based Bengali Socio-Cultural Organization

Durga Puja by Bengalis in Vienna


Suchona - Iowa and Illinois

Bengalee Association of Tokyo, Japan

Durga Puja in Switzerland

Utsav - A Bengali Organization based in Sacramento, California

Other newer Durga Pujas in Bay Area: Sanskriti, Ekota, Paschimi

Calcutta University Science College Alumni Association

Sanatan Bengali Association - North London
Udayan Cultural Centre - Bengali Cultural club in Sheffield UK

Bengali organization of Greater Washington DC area

Seattle Bengali Association Home Page

Maitri - A non-profit organization to help battered women

Center for South Asia Studies - UC Berkley - The Bengali Studies Initiative


News Library


All India Radio


BBC News in Bengali

Dainik Suprovat

Business Line

Express India

Deccan Herald

The Telegraph

The Statesman

Sambad - Bengali Internet Daily

Hindustan Times

India Today

India Express News


The Hindu

The Times of India

Silicon India

Riverplate International

Bengalnet Communications

Ananda Bazaar Patrika

Kolkata News

The Pioneer


Selected News Items

J.C. Bose honoured for discovery of radio

Nirad C. Chowdhury turns 100

Ramkrishna Sangha appreciates Prabasi's contributions





Medical/Social/Legal Help in India

Sahayta Online

Projects and Services



 Bullock Cart


Bay Area Weather 

California Living

INDOlink - Film Review

College Board Online

Purchase Musical Instruments Online

Order Lunch boxes for the San Francisco Bay Area

CricInfo - The Home of Cricket on the Internet

FairFax @ the Cricket - Cricket section of Sydney's morning newspaper

Consulate General of India, San Francisco

Application forms for dual citizenship (US and India)

India Current - Calendar of Events

Bengali Recipes on the Web

Anita Pal's Bengali Cookery Page - contains many Bengali recipies

A web-site for Anandamayi Ma

Ramakrishna Adyapeath web site

Manick Sorcar's Animation page

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