• Thursday, October 02, 2014

Entertainment

Homage to the nightingale

Homage to the nightingale

A memorial programme on recently-deceased legendary Nazrul Sangeet artiste Feroza Begum was organised by Gaanbangla TV, at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on September 30. Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor; noted jurist Barrister Rafiqul Haque; eminent cultural personalities including Kamal Lohani and Shamsuzzaman Khan; music composer Azad Rahman; renowned Nazrul singer Sadya Afreen Mallick; officials of Gaanbangla TV and Feroza Begum's family members M Asaf-ud-doula, Masih-ud-doula, Shafin Ahmed and Hamin Ahmed paid their rich tributes to the legend. The organisers screened videos of Feroza Begum's funerals, tributes at the Central Shaheed Minar and several exclusive TV interviews. The auditorium turned a musical heaven with the recorded songs of the nightingale of Nazrul Sangeet. Several speakers including Sushmita Anis and Sadya Afreen Mallick became emotional while paying their homage. Mahmuda...

Radio Shadhin to hold “Petuk Contest” for Eid

Radio Shadhin to hold “Petuk Contest” for Eid

Radio Shadhin 92.4FM, one of the more proactive FM radio stations...

“Shunte Ki Pao!”in 30 Indian cities

“Shunte Ki Pao!”in 30 Indian cities

Kamar Ahmad Simon's much-acclaimed documentary “Shunte Ki Pao!” (“Are You Listening!”)...

'Shei Saat Din' on ATN Bangla

'Shei Saat Din' on ATN Bangla

Special single episode TV play “Shei Saat Din” will air on...

Tele-film “Na Manush” on Maasranga

Tele-film “Na Manush” on Maasranga

Tele-film “Na Manush”, written by Asaduzzaman Sohag and directed by Ashis Roy, will air on Maasranga Television at 7:50pm. Casting Mishu Sabbir, Safa Kabir, Farhan Zovan and Tawsif Mahbub, it tells the story of a group of friends who go to an old palace to stay the night, where strange things begin to...

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The Equalizer tops US box office

The Equalizer tops US box office

Denzel Washington's latest film “The Equalizer” has debuted at the top of the North American box office, taking $35m, according to early estimates. It marked a strong opening for the film, in which Washington plays former commando who finds himself in a battle with the Russian mafia. Last week's topper “The Maze Runner”, slid...

IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

Menahem Asher Silva Vargas from Mexico City has set a new Guinness World Record of Harry Potter memorabilia – with his collection boasting no fewer than 3,097 pieces. His collection—which includes everything from toy figurines to replica Quidditch brooms—obliterated the previous record holder, an 807-item assortment.

Published Date: October 1, 2014
Mir Sabbir's return to the big screen

Mir Sabbir's return to the big screen

Actor-director Mir Sabbir has so far appeared in only one movie in his long career. After a seven-year hiatus, he has now signed up a movie for which shooting is going on in London. Before leaving Dhaka, the actor spoke to The Daily Star about his new film and Eid plans. Hasn't this been...

Published Date: October 1, 2014
BoTala to hold major theatre fest

BoTala to hold major theatre fest

Theatre troupe BoTala has chalked out an eight-day theatre festival later this month at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy's (BSA) National Theatre Hall, featuring productions from India and USA, along with top troupes of the country. With the title “Chhorai Swopno-beej Akash Toley: BotTlaa Rongo-Mela 2014”, the festival will run from October 24-31 and...

FILM REVIEW

Published Date: October 1, 2014
'Khoobsurat': Frothy fairytale

'Khoobsurat': Frothy fairytale

When bubbly physiotherapist Mili Chakravarty (played by Sonam Kapoor) enters the lives of a stifling royal family, expect an explosion of personalities. She's fun loving, dressed over the top and doesn't hesitate to speak her mind. The gloomy Rathores, by contrast, are just so -- there's wheelchair-bound father Shekhar Singh Rathore (Aamir Raza...

Published Date: October 1, 2014
Mosharraf Karim turns 'almost rock star' for Puja

Mosharraf Karim turns 'almost rock star' for Puja

In a special TV play for Durga Puja, seasoned actor Mosharraf Karim will be on screen on a new avatar –that of a rock star. Titled “Praye Rockstar”, the play written and directed by Rubayet Mahmud, will air on Banglavision on October 4 at 9:05pm. Prova will star opposite Mosharraf in it. Iqbal (played...

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What's On

  • Photography Exhibition

    Organiser: Drik
    Theme: Inspiration
    Venue: Drik Gallery, Dhanmondi
    Date: Oct 16-22
    Time: 3pm-8pm

  • Channel i 16th Anniversary Celebration

    Venue: Channel i Office, Tejgaon, Dhaka
    Date: October 1
    Time: 10am onwards

  • Group Art Exhibition

    Title: Shreyoshi by 11 women artists
    Venue: Gallery Twenty One, 11th Floor, 751 Satmasjid Road, Dhanmondi
    Date: Sep 12-Oct 4, Time: 12-8pm

  • Solo Painting Exhibition

    Artist: Gopal Ghose
    Venue: Bengal Shilpalaya, H-42, Rd- 27 (old), Dhanmondi
    Date: Sep 26-Oct 18
    Time: 12-8pm

  • Solo Miniature Painting Show

    Title: Small is Beautiful
    Artist: Azmeer Hossain
    Venue: Shilpangan
    Date: Sep 20-Oct 1
    Time: 12-8pm

  • Group Art Exhibition

    Title: Shreyoshi by 11 women artists
    Venue: Gallery Twenty One, 11th Floor, 751 Satmasjid Road, Dhanmondi
    Date: Sep 12-Oct 4
    Time: 12-8pm

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TV WATCH

Published Date: October 1, 2014
Dhonni Meye on Channel 9

Dhonni Meye on Channel 9

Drama serial titled “Dhonni Meye” will air on Channel 9 tonight. Written and directed by Matiya Banu Shuku, the serial casts Abul Hayat, Dolly Zahur, Dipanwita Halder, Swagota, Intekhab Dinar and others. The plot revolves around a government employee Anwar and his three daughters Bipasha, Manisha and Tanisha who have vastly different temperaments....

TV WATCH

Published Date: October 1, 2014
Devdas on ATN Bangla

Devdas on ATN Bangla

Tele-film Devdas will air on ATN Bangla at 8pm on October 3 as part of the channel's special Durga Puja programmes. Based on Sharatchandra's classic novel, the tele-film has been directed by Dayel Rahman. DA Tayeb plays the role of Devdas while Homayra Himu and Soma Afroze play Parbati and Chandramukhi respectively.

Published Date: October 1, 2014
Nicole Scherzinger lands “Cats” role

Nicole Scherzinger lands “Cats” role

Pop singer Nicole Scherzinger is to make her West End debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical “Cats”. The US star will play Grizabella in the award-winning musical, which is returning to London for a 12-week run from December 6. The show is based on TS Eliot's “Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats”. “I am really thrilled to be making my West End debut in such an iconic show,” Scherzinger said. Scherzinger studied theatre and dance at the Wright State University in Ohio and joined pop band “The Pussycat Dolls” in 2003. They went on to sell 50 million records worldwide. She has also enjoyed solo chart success and spent three years working...

Published Date: October 1, 2014
IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

The Chapman Stick is an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s. A member of the guitar family, the Chapman Stick usually has ten or twelve individually tuned strings and has been used on music recordings to play bass lines, melody lines, chords, or textures. Designed as a fully polyphonic chordal instrument, it can also cover several of these musical parts simultaneously. A Stick looks like a wider, longer version of the fretboard of an electric guitar, but more strings. Unlike the electric guitar, it is usually played by tapping or fretting the strings, rather than plucking them. For this reason, it can sound many...

Published Date: September 30, 2014
DURGA PUJA NOSTALGIA

DURGA PUJA NOSTALGIA

Durga Puja, one of the biggest religious festivals of the country, brings back happy memories for many, and actors are no different. As the festival begins today with Shoshthi, A number of popular artistes of the big and small screen shared their happy memories of the festival with The Daily Star, and their celebration plans this time around. Chanchal Chowdhury The festival is back again. I have many fond memories of celebrating Durga Puja at my ancestral home, Pabna -- hanging out with friends, visiting relatives' homes and wearing new attire. This Puja, I will spend time in Pabna with my family and friends. I feel restless if I don't go...

Published Date: September 30, 2014
Gaan Bangla's tribute to Feroza Begum

Gaan Bangla's tribute to Feroza Begum

Gaan Bangla Television is organising a special memorial programme for the recently departed legendary Nazrul singer Feroza Begum at the National Museum Auditorium today at 5pm. Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor will attend the programme as chief guest. Eminent cultural personalities, family members and others will be the discussants at the programme.    M Asafuddowla,...

Published Date: September 30, 2014
Six episode play “Bhai” on Maasranga

Six episode play “Bhai” on Maasranga

Six-episode TV play “Bhai” will air on Maasranga television at 6.15 pm over six days during Eid. Written by Motia Banu Shuku and directed by Ruman Runy, the play revolves around Manik Murshed, a successful man whose unrequited love for Nirjhor cause him pain, particularly since he has helped her  achieve her dream...

Published Date: September 30, 2014
Deadline on ntv

Deadline on ntv

Drama serial “Deadline” will air on ntv from the second to the seventh day of Eid at 6:35pm. Written by Shafikur Rahman Shantonu and directed by Golam Sohrab Dodul, the play is a story of vengeance. Isabella and Flora's professional rivalry leads them to cross swords at the personal level as well. Abul Hayat,...

Published Date: September 30, 2014
'Chot' staged in Mymensingh

S.B Media, a theatre troupe from Mymensingh, recently staged 'Chot', (The Wound) at Muslim Institute auditorium. The play, based on the Liberation War, has been written and directed by Sujoy Basak. The cast of the play were--Ranjit Basak, Halima Sheikh Prattashya, Manik Pal, Arian Selim, Ajit Banik, Tofael Ahmed, Mustafa Kamal Khokon and Manik Chakraborty. The play was assisted by Bulbul Ahmed, Sunny and Reza. Earlier, a discussion was held. President of Chhayanat Sahitya Sangskritik Dal, Sharif Mahfuzul Haque; secretary of Bidrohi Natya Goshthi...

NEWS bytes

Published Date: September 30, 2014
Thom Yorke releases new album on BitTorrent

Thom Yorke releases new album on BitTorrent

Radiohead's Thom Yorke has released his latest solo album via BitTorrent, in an attempt to bypass “the self-elected gatekeepers” of the music industry. The singer said he turned to the online file-sharing system as “an experiment”. “Tomorrow's Modern Boxes”, which includes eight tracks and a video, is available for $6. It comes seven years after...

Published Date: September 30, 2014
IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

During his sixty-year career, Ivan Aivazovsky, considered one of the best marine artists in history, produced around 6,000 paintings of very different values. The vast majority of his works depict the sea. He rarely drew dry-landscapes and created only a handful of portraits. Aivazovsky never painted his pictures from nature, always from memory,...

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Remembering Rabindranath at RCC

Remembering Rabindranath at RCC

Rabindranath was remembered with an impact on September 26 at the Russian Cultural Centre (RCC). There were interesting discussions, recitations, songs and dances remembering Rabindranath and his contributions to literature and music. In the discussion that went prior to the cultural programme by Sangeet Bahaban, Spondon and Jiyon Kathi, Zahid Reza Noor of Prothom...

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Niranjan Das passes away

Niranjan Das passes away

One of the most renowned professional portrait photographers of the country, Niranjan Das passed on at his Shibbari residence on Thursday noon. He was 88. Former-president of Alokchitra Shilpi Sangsad (Ashis) Mymensingh, Das worked behind the camera for over 70 years. He started his career early on in the 1940's at M Saha Studio at Chhoto Bazaar of Mymensingh town.   In his long career, Das photographed many eminent personalities such as Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Haque, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Fatema Zinnah, Syed Nazrul Islam and Syed Abdus Sultan. Das also took artistic photographs of Muktagacha zamindars including Maharaja Shashikanta Acharya Chowdhury and Jibon Kishore Acharya Chowdhury. Internationally reputed photographer Naibuddin Ahmed, founder...

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Veet-Channel i Top Model resumes

Veet-Channel i Top Model resumes

Veet-Channel i Top Model (VCTM), the prestigious model hunt contest created by depilatory brand Veet and Channel i in 2011, is back for a new season. The show will give a candid view into the lives of the aspiring young girls vying for the title of VCTM 2014 both on the competition stage and...

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Super Chef elimination rounds start

Super Chef elimination rounds start

With the burden of elimination in everyone's mind, there's no doubt today's episode of the Rupchada- Star Lifestyle Super Chef will be an exciting one. Last week, the final 24 participants were dived into two groups of 12, with each asked to prepare their best dish. The first batch finished their work last...

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Workshop by Nrityajog begins today

Nrityajog-Bangladesh Chapter of World Dance Alliance has once again organised a dance workshop, this time by two--renowned and talented dancers from Taiwan -- Chia-Liang Lin and Kathyn Tan Chai. The workshop will be held from September 29 -October 12 at the Jatiyo Nrityashala Rehearsal Room of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy over two sessions -- from 5pm-6.30pm and 7pm-8.30pm. The workshop will be divided into two parts conducted by the two visiting coordinators. In one part Chia-Liang Lin, who was a member...

NEWS bytes

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Five-day film festival closes in Dinajpur

A five-day film festival ended in Dinajpur yesterday, at the Dinajpur Shilpakala Academy auditorium. Deputy Commissioner Md. Ahmed Shamim Al Razi as chief guest inaugurated the festival, on Wednesday. The films screened at the festival that remained open to all, were “Chhana O Muktijuddho”, “Lalon”, “Megher Onek Rong”, “Television”, “Srabon Mehger Din”, “Matir Moyna”, “Jibon Theke Neya”, “Hajar Bochor Dhore”, “Rajlokkhi Sreekanto” and “Sharey Chuattor”.

Published Date: September 29, 2014
IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

Run–DMC, an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay, is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop culture. They were the first group in the genre to have a gold album...

Published Date: September 28, 2014
Celebrating autumn in full fervour

Celebrating autumn in full fervour

As autumn, the season of silvery Kashphool and white clouds, nears its end, Chhayanaut celebrated autumn yesterday morning at Bokultola, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. Artistes of Chhayanaut -- in colourful attire --hailed the season through their mellifluous renditions highlighting Sharat, the third in a cycle of six seasons. Adorned with the...

Published Date: September 28, 2014
Mesmerising melody and rapturous renditions

Mesmerising melody and rapturous renditions

It was half an hour into the scheduled time for Khairul Anam Shakil's solo soiree “Bangla Nagorik Gaan-er Ashor” and the artiste was yet to reach Chhayanut, thanks to the terrible traffic jam worsened by inclement weather. The music lovers were eagerly waiting at the main auditorium of the Shangskriti Bhaban on September...

Published Date: September 28, 2014
Charles Burks tickles the funny bones

Charles Burks tickles the funny bones

US comedian Charles Burks enchanted a houseful of audience with his ingenious skills of stand-up comedy at Baridhara Convention Centre on September 26 and 27 evenings.  Naveed's Comdey Club arranged a standup comedy show featuring the New York-based comedian to give a 300-strong Dhaka audience consisting all age groups, a new experience. Charles Burks,...

News Bytes

Published Date: September 28, 2014
The Who unveils new song

The Who unveils new song

Rock legends The Who have unveiled their first song in eight years, as they mark their 50th anniversary. “Be Lucky” includes lyrical references to Australian rockers AC/DC and French electro band Daft Punk and will be included in a double album featuring the group's greatest hits. The band will donate royalties from the new track to teenage cancer sufferers. One of the most influential rock bands of the 20th Century, their hits include “My Generation” and “I Can See for Miles”. Earlier this year, surviving members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend announced they would play a tour, which starts in the UK in November, to mark their 50 years in the industry....

Published Date: September 27, 2014
Humayun Ahmed's mother passes away

Humayun Ahmed's mother passes away

Ayesha Faiz, mother of late popular writer Humayun Ahmed, died at Labaid Hospital in Dhaka this morning at the age of 84. She was admitted to the hospital September 12 with several old age complications, Saifur Rahman Lanin, assistant general manager (corporate communication) of the hospital, told The Daily Star. Ayesha had been suffering from kidney infection, diabetes and cardiac problems too, the hospital official said. Her son Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, noted academician and popular author, and his wife Dr Yasmeen Haque were with Ayesha when she breathed her last at 7:20am at the CCU of the hospital. Ayesha was also mother of eminent cartoonist Ahsan Habib. Her first namaj-e-janaza will be held...

Published Date: September 27, 2014
SERENADING SOIL

SERENADING SOIL

Soon after you enter Zainul Gallery-1 of the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA), University of Dhaka, you will marvel at the beauty of art. The aesthetic melody of soil will speak to you. The rays of beauty produced from the simple pottery will splendidly catch your artistic senses. Dr. Azharul Islam Sheikh Chanchal, Chairman...

Published Date: September 27, 2014
Teenager designs cover for new Pink Floyd album 'The Endless River'

Teenager designs cover for new Pink Floyd album 'The Endless River'

It's as if he came from the 'Dark Side of the Moon'. Few would have predicted that an 18-year-old Egyptian, who wasn't even born the last time Pink Floyd released an album, would become the cover designer of the iconic British band's latest album “The Endless River”. However, Ahmed Emad Eldin was plucked from...

Published Date: September 27, 2014
Textile exhibition

Textile exhibition

A textile exhibition, jointly organised by The Fashion Design Council and The Bengal Lounge begins on October 1, at the Bengal Lounge, 60 Gulshan Avenue, says a press release. The event will be inaugurated by the Minister of Cultural Affairs Assaduzzaman Noor and Danish Ambassador Hanne Fugl Eskjær. The exhibit traverses the journey of the fine weave over the past five decades. Heirloom pieces will be showcased besides a demonstration of weaving techniques by a master weaver as well as installations of tools used in the production of hand woven textiles.       Leading designers Kuhu, Emdad Hoque, Farah Anjum Deeba, Shaibalshaha Saha, Shabana Ali, Mumu Maria, Lipi Khandker, Shahrukh Amin, Nawshin Khair,...

Published Date: September 27, 2014
'The Equaliser' releases in Dhaka

'The Equaliser' releases in Dhaka

The latest film by prolific Hollywood actor Denzel Washington, “The Equalizer”, released at the Star Cineplex yesterday, on the same day as its international release. The film, that combines the veteran with the director for his Oscar-winning film “Training Day” (Antoine Fuqua), is a film adaptation of a 80s TV series of the...

NEWS bytes

Published Date: September 27, 2014
Barbra Streisand makes US chart history

Barbra Streisand makes US chart history

Singer Barbra Streisand has created US chart history by becoming the first artist to score number one albums in each of the last six decades. The veteran star's latest release, “Partners”, topped the Billboard rundown after selling 196,000 copies. The 72-year-old's first number one album, “People”, was achieved almost 50 years ago in October 1964. Streisand's latest hit also makes her the only female singer to clock up 10 number one albums in the US. The musician now stands at number four in the all-time list of album chart-topping acts in the US, behind The Beatles, who lead the hall of fame with 19 number ones. Jay Z is second with 13,...

Published Date: September 26, 2014
HEMANTA KUMAR MUKHOPADHYAY: The Man with a Golden Voice

HEMANTA KUMAR MUKHOPADHYAY: The Man with a Golden Voice

A quarter of a century ago, on  September 26, 1989 to be exact, not only we Bengalis but the people of the entire sub-continent lost one of the most popular and versatile singers and composers -- Hemanta Kumar. He was also a film producer. Hemanta Kumar was born on June 16, 1920 in Kashi (now Varanasi), where his maternal family lived. Most certainly he was born to sing.  Hemanta wrote in his autobiography named “Anandadhara”, published in 1979, that as a student of class ten in Mitra Institution School of Bhawanipore in Kolkata, he was expelled by the Assistant Head Master for singing in the class-room in a free period...

Published Date: September 26, 2014
The return of RIAZ

The return of RIAZ

Riaz, who once reigned over the film industry, has scarcely been seen on the silver screen over the last couple of years. But change is round the corner. He has turned in some fine performances on the small screen and signed up for a film recently. In a recent conversation, the three-time national film...

CLASSICS

Published Date: September 26, 2014
'High and Low': Contrasts of the human psyche

'High and Low': Contrasts of the human psyche

Akira Kurosawa is considered one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, mesmerising audiences and critics alike over the decades, from “Drunken Angel” (1948) to “Dreams” (1990). In between, he delivered masterpieces like “Rashomon”, “Seven Samurai”, “Ikiru”, “Yojimbo”, “Dreams”, “Kagemusha” and “Ran”, among others. A weeklong Akira Kurosawa festival organised jointly by International Academy of Film and Media (IAFM) and Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh was held at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum (BNM). On the penultimate day of the festival (September 23), “High and Low” (1963) was screened, in the retro 35mm film format. In a nutshell, “High and Low” (also dubbed “Heaven and Hell”)...

Published Date: September 26, 2014
The poetic beauty of Bali

The poetic beauty of Bali

Speaking at the photographic exhibition of Shamim Sultana, held recently at the Dhaka Art Centre (DAC), noted artiste and media personality Mustafa Monwar, said that Shammin's poems and her pictures were both worth talking about. Just as a woman's smile is a pleasure to look upon, said Mustafa Manwar, so Shamim's work was...

Published Date: September 26, 2014
Musical evening dedicated to Hemanta at IGCC

Musical evening dedicated to Hemanta at IGCC

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) is organising a musical evening dedicated to Hemanta Mukhopadhyay by eminent Indian artist Soumyen Adhikari today at 6:30pm at IGCC, Gulshan. Born in Kolkata, Soumyen Adhikari was initiated into music by his father, Golok Nath Adhikary. Later he trained in Rabindra Sangeet, classical music and modern songs from stalwarts...

Published Date: September 26, 2014
Farmers' game show Krishoker Eid Ananda on Channel i

Farmers' game show Krishoker Eid Ananda on Channel i

Farmers' game show “Krishoker Eid Ananda”, the popular entertainment TV programme during Eid, will return to the screens of Channel i on the second day of Eid. The initiative of popular agro-documentary “Hridoye Mati O Manush” is the brainchild of Shykh Seraj, Director and Head of News of Channel i and noted development...

Published Date: September 26, 2014
“Mr. Pashan Ekhon Neta Hoite Chaye” on Rtv

“Mr. Pashan Ekhon Neta Hoite Chaye” on Rtv

A special single-episode TV play “Mr. Pashan Ekhon Neta Hoite Chaye” will air on Rtv on the third day of Eid at 9:10pm. Written by Faruk Hossain and directed by Himel Ashraf, the the play encircles Pashan, a contract killer. The mentally imbalanced killer is notorious for his brutality and uncanny skill in...

Published Date: September 26, 2014
Fakir Shahabuddin performs in NY

Fakir Shahabuddin performs in NY

Fakir Sahabuddin, a renowned folk singer of Bangladesh, cast a spell on the audience with his performance at musical festival at Club Sanm party center in 36 Astoria of Queens in New York, on September 21. The event saw a large crowd in attendance. Dr Fokir Sahabuddin and a number of other artistes performed...

Published Date: September 26, 2014
'Jabey Amar Sathe' on Channel 9

'Jabey Amar Sathe' on Channel 9

Single episode TV play “Jabey Amar Sathe” will air on Channel 9 on the 5th day of Eid at 7:25pm. Written by Ayon Chowdhury and directed by Shamima Tushti, the play is a love triangle. Pavel, an expat, comes to visit his relatives in Dhaka. He falls for his neighbour Orpita. They gradually...

TV WATCH

Published Date: September 26, 2014
Ittyadi at Uttara Gonobhaban

Ittyadi at Uttara Gonobhaban

BTV's popular variety show “Ittyadi” showcases the country's culture, history and heritage. Viewers are always captivated by the historic venue segments. This month's episode of the show was shot at the famed Uttara Gonobhaban in Natore. Formerly known as Dighapatia Rajbari, the ancient Uttara Gonobhaban has numerous archaeological wonders. Curious locals gathered at the...

Published Date: September 26, 2014
IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

US singer-actress Selena Gomez is active in various social and philanthropic works.  She is the ambassador of DoSomething.org, after being involved with the charity Island Dog, which helps dogs in Puerto Rico. Gomez is also involved with the charity RAISE Hope For Congo, an initiative of the Enough Project, which helps raise awareness about conflict minerals and violence against Congolese women. Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers recorded “Send It On”, a charity single with all of its proceeds to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.