Children celebrate Christmas

December 26, 2014

Children celebrate Christmas-Children of the city enjoyed programmes on Christmas organised by different city hotels on Thursday, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ amid festivity.
They came with their families and passed a joyful day with Santa Claus and with his friends –Angry Birds, Micky Mouse and Mini Mouse.
Samantha, Zaira, Mahin and many other kids of 3- 15 years old were seen dancing, riding on different rides, Read more

Embroidered quilts from Zainul’s collection on display

December 25, 2014

Embroidered quilts from Zainul’s collection on displayA collection of exquisitely embroidered quilts that belonged to shilpacharya Zainul Abedin are now on display at the Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi. The show, featuring 22 embroidered quilts and a collage of photographs of Zainul’s master pieces, has been organised by Bengal Foundation as part of its yearlong Zainul birth centenary programme. Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith and Zainul’s widow Jahanara Abedin Read more

Khaled Khan’s recitation album launched on his death anniv

December 22, 2014

Khaled Khan’s recitation album launched on his death annivThe late artiste Khaled Khan’s recitation album Megh Balika was launched on his first death anniversary observation programme on Saturday at the Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi. The album, which was recorded by Khaled Khan 20 years back, has been produced by Bengal Audio in response to the request of Khaled Khan’s family. Noted artistes also presented music and recitation at the programme where thespian Aly Zaker was Read more

Classical music fest ends at Chhayanaut 

December 20, 2014

Classical music fest ends at ChhayanautA two-day classical music festival ended on Friday at Chhayanaut auditorium with participation from noted local and a few Indian artistes. Both days saw full attendance from music lovers who expressed their satisfaction and thanked Chhayanaut for the festival. On the concluding day, the festival was held in two sessions- from morning till noon and from evening till late night. Local artistes from across the country like Read more

Nasima Khan depicts nature in char areas 

December 20, 2014

Nasima Khan depicts nature in char areas-Artist Nasima Khan has depicted the natural diversity of the char areas in different seasons through her watercolor paintings at a solo exhibition at the Bengal Art Lounge in the capital. The exhibition titled Shifting Sands features 69 paintings all done in watercolour. All the paintings that have been done in watercolour beautifully reveal the landscape of the char areas to the eyes of the urban visitors. Vivid colours drawn with bold Read more

Cultural organisations celebrate Victory Day

December 18, 2014

Cultural organisations celebrate Victory Day-Different cultural organisations celebrated the 44th Victory Day through colourful programmes across the country on Tuesday. As part of Bangladesh Shilpakala’s 13-day Victory Day celebrations programme, the academy organised a special show featuring a collage of music and recitations performed by the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artistes at the National Theatre Hall of the academy on Tuesday. Dance troupe Sapandan presented Read more

War films, plays show collaborators only as clowns

December 16, 2014

War films, plays show collaborators only as clowns-Mainstream Bangla films and theatre plays on Liberation War represent mostly depict collaborators of the occupational Pakistani Army as clowns in typical attires. In most of such films and theatre productions, collaborators appear as fictitious comical characters with attires of pajama, punjabi and tupi, and with make-up of clownish bearded man, who are engaged with some trivial activities such as handing over Read more

Museum displays glimpse of genocide in 71

December 15, 2014

Museum displays glimpse of genocide in 71Bangladesh National Museum is displaying photographs, posters, different artifacts and paintings depicting the dreadful killings that took place during the Independence War in 1971 from its collection at the Nalini Kanta Bhattasali Auditorium. The weeklong exhibition titled ‘1971 Ganohatya and Nirjatan’ has been organised by the museum marking Victory Day, on December 16. About 200 displays including numerous Read more

Translating theory into art

December 12, 2014

Asian Art Biennale
Translating theory into art
Translating theory into artOmani artist Hamed Al-Jabri has won the honorable mention award at the 16th Asian Art Biennale for his installation based on the Impasse Theory, a philosophical discourse of intra-psychic collision of a person.
The impressionist Jabri in his installation, Impasse, creates a contrast of two opposing personality traits through two parallel circular mixed-media paintings and a pair of parallel painted fabrics connected Read more

Salahuddin presents Dhaka as city of dreams, nightmares

December 1, 2014

Salahuddin presents Dhaka as city of dreams, nightmares-Dhaka as the city of dreams and of nightmares has been presented in a series of 77 mixed media works in artist Kazi Salahuddin Ahmed’s ongoing solo at Shilpangan Gallery at Dhanmondi. The changing city has been an inexhaustible theme in Salauddin’s works for well over the last two decades. The artist has focused on the evolution and the degeneration of the city. Born and bred in Dhaka, Kazi Salauddin Ahmed feels himself Read more

Saturday morning performances begin with Rajan-Sajan brothers

November 30, 2014

Bengal Classical Music Fest
Saturday morning performances begin with Rajan-Sajan brothers
Saturday morning performances begin with Rajan-Sajan brothers-Renowned Indian duo pandit Rajan Misra and pandit Sajan Misra moved thousands of audiences on Saturday dawn presenting some tuneful morning ragas at the open air concert at the Army Stadium. The classical music lovers, who forwent snuggling under a comforter back home in the chilly night, would have felt justified in the morning for making the call to hang back in the stadium. The audiences were treated Read more

Munier Chowdhury, Zakaria awards conferred

November 28, 2014

Munier Chowdhury, Zakaria awards conferred-Munier Chowdhury memorial award and Zakaria Smrity Padak were conferred respectively on Mrittika Chakma and Irin Pervin Lopa on Thursday marking the 89th birth anniversary of martyred intellectual, educationist, playwright Munier Chowdhury. Poet-playwright Syed Shamsul Haq handed over the awards to the recipients at a programme organised by Theatre at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Read more

Farooki’s project wins award at Goa film fest 

November 26, 2014

Farooki’s project wins award at Goa film fest-Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s upcoming film, No Land’s Man, won the most promising project award at the Indian National Film Development Corporation’s annual Film Bazaar industry event in Goa. NFDC Development award, earlier known as the Incredible India Award, is considered as the flagship of the South Asian film industry event. The cash award of Rs 10 Lakh (USD 16,000) was handed over to Farooki by the renowned Read more

Chhayanaut remembers Sufia Kamal

November 23, 2014

Chhayanaut remembers Sufia Kamal-Chhayanaut observed the 15th death anniversary of its founding president Poet Sufia Kamal with a cultural programme in its auditorium on Friday. The programme featured a commemorative lecture and presentation of patriotic songs composed by three great poets — Dwijendralal Roy, Atulprasad Sen and Rajanikanta Sen — in group and solo. Chhayanaut vice-president Sarwar Ali in his commemorative lecture analysed Read more

Flavours of Nabanno festival at Ramna Batamul

November 22, 2014

Flavours of Nabanno festival at Ramna Batamul-The delicious smell of pithas wafting through the air at Ramna Batamul makes it known that Nabanno festival has finally arrived for the urban dwellers. Nabanno, one of the most celebrated festivals of the country, is one of the greatest times of merrymaking for the farmers, as they harvest their crops at this time. However, the ongoing three-day Nabanno fair at Ramna Batamul presents the city dwellers with an opportunity to derive Read more

Sufia Kamal’s death anniv today

November 20, 2014

Sufia Kamal’s death anniv todayToday is the 15th death anniversary of Sufia Kamal, a renowned poet and a pioneer of women’s rights movement in Bangladesh. She received Independence Day Award, Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Award, Deshbandhu CR Das Gold Medal, and many other national and international accolades. Born in the Shayestabad’s Nawab family in Barisal, Sufia Kamal (June 20, 1911 –November 20, 1999) was not just a poet but an iconic Read more

The award will boost me, young makers: Kamar

November 20, 2014

The award will boost me, young makers- KamarNoted filmmaker Kamar Ahmad Simon said that his one after another international recognitions for his film ‘Shunte Ki Pao!’ (Are You Listening!) boost him to overcome the hurdles he faces as an independent filmmaker in Bangladesh. The film, an artistic presentation of winning the nature by common people, has recently bagged Best Documentary Film Audience Award at the 9th Seattle South Asian Film Festival held in Seattle, USA from Read more

Kanak Chanpa’s tribute to the Chakmas

November 19, 2014

Kanak Chanpa’s tribute to the Chakmas-The Chakma community, like other communities of the hill tracts of the country, has been mired in political unrest and conflicts for long. In spite of the community’s engagement in weathering hard times, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, an insider of the largest ethnic community and a prominent artist, chooses not to directly address the political struggles of her people in her artworks. The artist rather suggests that perhaps contemplating on Read more

Nabanno celebrated

November 16, 2014

Nabanno celebratedIt is the age old tradition to celebrate Agrahayan, the seventh month of Bangla year, which is associated with new harvest. Following the tradition, the urban troupes these days also organise programmes celebrating the month.
Like the previous years, Jatiyo Nabanno Utsab Udjapan Parisad organised a day-long programme at the Bakul Tala of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University on Saturday. The programme featured colourful Read more

Drishtipat Theatre festival ends at Shilpakala

November 16, 2014

Drishtipat Theatre festival ends at ShilpakalaThe six-day theatre festival organised by Drishtipat Natya Dal ended through staging of two plays on Friday at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The troupe organised the festival in celebrating its 30th founding anniversary.
Eleven local and one Kolakata based troupe staged one production each at the festival that began on November 9, two days before anniversary date of the troupe. On the concluding day, local troupe Swapnadal Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »