Kazi Nazrul’s birth anniv today

May 25, 2022

Today is the 123rd birth anniversary of the national poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam.
The birth anniversary of Nazrul, widely known as the rebel poet, is observed in Bangladesh on Jaishtha 11 according to the Bangladeshi Bangla calendar.
A poet, lyricist, composer, playwright, novelist, revolutionary and journalist, Nazrul sang equally for freedom and love.
In his short artistic career of just over Read more

Happy Days staged at Shilpakala Academy

May 22, 2022

Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days was staged at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.
Translated by Kabir Chowdhury and adapted and directed by Shuvashis Sinha, the play is a take on the absurdity of life, an investigation into meaning and meaninglessness of human existence.
Although the original play contains two Read more

Star Cineplex’s branch at Bangabandhu Military Museum opens

May 12, 2022

Star Cineplex is set to open their branch at Bangabandhu Military Museum today. There will be one screen at this outlet, with state-of-the-art sound system and 183 seats, according to a press release.
The popular cinema hall franchise’s Chattogram branch will be launched at the Bali Arcade this summer, while the Bogura branch will be opened in fall.
Star Cineplex was first launched on Read more

Baishakh gets its colours back after two years

April 16, 2022

After a gap of two years due to the pandemic, the country’s people celebrated Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla new year, with due fervour on Thursday.
Sanctity of the holy month of Ramadan and security arrangements were maintained in the celebrations as well.
Celebrations to welcome the new Read more

Bangla Academy to host ‘Pohela Boishakh Mela’ from tomorrow

April 13, 2022

On the occasion of Bengali New Year, a 10-day long Boisakhi Mela will start from tomorrow at the premises of Bangla Academy. The fair is organised by Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC), and Bangla Academy.
Industrial minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun will inaugurate the fair, tomorrow at 11 am. Director General of Bangla Academy and acclaimed poet Muhammad Nurul Huda will preside over the Read more

‘Doraemon’ co-creator Fujiko A. Fujio dies at 88

April 8, 2022

Fujiko A. Fujio, co-creator of iconic manga series Doraemon, has died at age 88.
IGN reported that the manga artist died in his home in Tokyo on Thursday, April 7. According to the report, police were called to the artist’s home that morning after he had collapsed, but he had died by the time they arrived.
Fujiko A. Fujio, whose real name was Motoo Abiko, was one half of the manga writing duo Fujiko Fujio, where Read more

Chhayanaut to celebrate Pahela Baishakh at Ramna Batamul

April 3, 2022

Chhayanaut will celebrate Pahela Baishakh organising cultural programmes at Ramna Batamul in the capital on April 14 after a two-year hiatus.
The cultural organisation celebrated Pahela Baishakh in 2020 and 2021 organising online programmes due to the Covid situation.
This year, the celebration programme will begin at 6:15 am.
The announcement was made at a press conference Read more

Fagua brings rhythm to lives of tea workers

March 28, 2022

The Fagua festival has a special place in the life of tea workers. Besides an attempt to preserve their heritage, the festival brings rhythm to their arduous and monotonous lives.
Yesterday, tea workers from different areas, belonging to different ethnic groups with their own language and culture, came together as one to mark the Fagua festival, held at Fulchhara football Read more

Art camp held at Savar National Memorial

March 27, 2022

An art camp was held marking Independence Day at the National Memorial in Savar yesterday.
Shilpakala Academy organised the event in collaboration with Dhaka district administration and Dhaka district police. Around 20 students from various universities took part in the camp.
Mahbubur Rahman, guide lecturer at Read more

Theatre celebrates golden jubilee with Independence Day specials

March 26, 2022

Celebrating the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and their journey of 50 years, noted drama troupe Theatre has launched a year-long initiative. Marking Independence Day, they will be staging well-known plays.
The 204th show of the anti-communal drama, “Meraj Fakirer Ma” (1995), written and directed by Abdullah al-Mamun, was staged yesterday at Bangladesh Mahila Samity Read more

‘Nazrul Utsav’ kicks off

March 12, 2022

“Nazrul Utsav 2022”, a two-day festival honouring the work of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, began at the capital’s Gulshan Society Lake Park yesterday. The event, organised by Bangladesh Nazrul Sangeet Sangstha, Arunaranjani, and Gulshan Society, also commemorates the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence. HSBC is the title sponsor of the festival.
The event celebrates the life of the poet by bringing Read more

Four books by Fakir Alamgir available in Ekushey Boi Mela

March 9, 2022

Four books written by the legendary folk singer Fakir Alamgir has been published on the occasion of this year’s Ekushey Book Fair. Last year, on July 23, the Ekushey Padak winner left us for good.
Three of the books have been published by Anannya Publishers, and the other from Rhythm Publishers. The books are: “Desh Deshantor”, “Shadhinota Sangram Laal Shobujer Potakay” Read more

Virtual Museum Bangladesh launched

March 4, 2022

Virtual Museum Bangladesh (VMB), a virtual platform developed to preserve the country’s heritage sites in the digital sphere, was recently launched in the capital.
Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Prime Minister’s Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs Adviser unveiled the virtual museum at the Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Auditorium of the National Museum in Dhaka.
The museum allows visitors to have an immersive Read more

Print exhibition pays tribute to Language Movement martyrs

February 27, 2022

Artistes are displaying prints to pay tribute to Bangla language and Language Movement martyrs in an exhibition ongoing at Safiuddin Shilpalay in Dhanmondi.
The ten-day group art exhibition is displaying 38 artworks by 30 eminent and young artists.
The artworks were selected out of a pool of more than 60 artworks that were submitted to the exhibition, which began on Read more

Prachyanat launches website on their 25th founding anniversary

February 23, 2022

Prominent theatre troupe Prachyanat celebrated their 25th founding anniversary yesterday. On the occasion of International Mother Language Day, their website (www.prachyanat.com) was launched as a part of their year-long silver jubilee celebrations.
Noted actors Zahid Hasan, Azad Abdul Kalam, and Shatabdi Wadud, along with avid theatre activist and renowned Read more

‘Amar Bhashar Chalachchitra 1428’ kicks off at TSC

February 22, 2022

The 20th edition of ‘Amar Bhashar Chalachchitra 1428’, organised by Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS), starts today. The will take place at the TSC premises of Dhaka University and will end on February 26.
The largest festival of Bangla language films will commence on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, with the screening of Satyajit Ray’s “Agantuk”. The day will also feature the screening of Giasuddin Selim’s Read more

Eminent poet Quazi Rosy passes away

February 20, 2022

Ekushey Padak-winning poet and former lawmaker Quazi Rosy dies in a hospital in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on early Sunday. She was 73.
She breathed her last at about 2:30am, said her daughter Sumi Sikandar.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of the noted poet.
Quazi Rosy was admitted to Square Hospitals on Read more

Jibanananda Das’s birth anniv Thursday

February 17, 2022

Today is the 123rd anniversary of the birth of Jibanananda Das. Different organisations will pay tribute to the poet organising special programmes.
Jatiya Kabita Parishad Barishal will organise a programme at Jibananda Auditorium in Barishal city. Jibanananda Das was born on February 17, 1899 in Barishal.
He belonged to the group of poets who tried to Read more

Ekushey Book Fair begins today

February 15, 2022

Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2022 begins on Bangla Academy premises and at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka at 3:00pm today.
Bangla Academy organises the fair every year commemorating the historic Language Movement of 1952 and the martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the movement.
The fair is scheduled to continue till February Read more

Solo exhibition ‘Onneshon’ underway at EMK centre

January 18, 2022

Artiste Suborna Morsheada’s solo exhibition “Onneshon” is underway at Capital’s EMK Centre, featuring 31 artworks which was inaugurated on Saturday (15 January) on EMK Centre’s premises.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by Professor Jamal Ahmed (Faculty of Fine Art), along with special guests Professor Anisuzzaman (Graphics department), Asif Uddin Ahmed and Tawhida Shiropa, acting Read more

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