Flowers and nature are depicted in watercolor at Kaya

Entertainment Desk : dhakamirror.com In an exhibition titled Watercolor currently taking place at the Galleri Kaya in Uttara in the capital, Bangladeshi artist Sarker Helal Uddin, who lives and works in Canada, has shown a variety of flowers, scenic beauty, urban life, nature, and other subjects. The show is Sarker Helal Uddin’s fifth solo watercolor … Read more

Kazi Nazrul’s birth anniv today

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

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Happy Days staged at Shilpakala Academy

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

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Star Cineplex’s branch at Bangabandhu Military Museum opens

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

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Bangla Academy to host ‘Pohela Boishakh Mela’ from tomorrow

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

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

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

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Chhayanaut to celebrate Pahela Baishakh at Ramna Batamul

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

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Fagua brings rhythm to lives of tea workers

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

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Theatre celebrates golden jubilee with Independence Day specials

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

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‘Nazrul Utsav’ kicks off

“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

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Four books by Fakir Alamgir available in Ekushey Boi Mela

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”

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Virtual Museum Bangladesh launched

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

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Print exhibition pays tribute to Language Movement martyrs

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

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Prachyanat launches website on their 25th founding anniversary

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

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‘Amar Bhashar Chalachchitra 1428’ kicks off at TSC

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

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Eminent poet Quazi Rosy passes away

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

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Jibanananda Das’s birth anniv Thursday

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

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Ekushey Book Fair begins today

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

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