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Published April 19, 2014

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Published Date: April 19, 2014
SEVEN TALES FROM ANUSHEH

SEVEN TALES FROM ANUSHEH

It was a bridge between the rural and the urban, a blend of east and west ­– a fusion of uncharted proportions. Anusheh and her band 'Bangla' brought the unique style of rich baul culture in a package that had to be felt, not just listened to. It was appealing to all ages – the adults could relate to it and the young could learn from it. When the urban society was not paying attention to the gem of Lalon's mystic songs of harmony and the wonderment of creation, Anushesh made us realize that Lalon is not only for any class or time, Lalon is universal. Promotion-shy singer Anusheh has opened up Jatra, her experiment to bring forth the core handicrafts of Bangladesh. With Jatra, Anusheh is embarking on a project called Shaatkahon, with seven festivals with seven folklores at its core.  There are many outlets like Jatra. Then why has Jatra become a household name within a few years? What is Shaatkahon? With questions like these, I had a very insightful conversation with Anusheh.  What is Shaatkahon? Should we be excited? For the last six months… Its...

Living with the stars

Published Date: April 19, 2014
Nagar Baul ANUSHEH

Nagar Baul ANUSHEH

Anusheh Anadil's biggest plus point is her character, which is reflected in everything she is a part of – her music, her projects and folk art through Jatra, her lifestyle and all her works. On her website, Anusheh describes herself as a skeptic, rebel, mother, lover, dreamer, poet, designer, singer, and says that her search for understanding has brought her close to the music, art and philosophy that lies at the root of her birth place. But if you get to know her a little better, talk to her for a little while, you'll realize that her defining character flows through every other quality that she has. Her songs...

CLOUDS AND MIST

Published Date: April 19, 2014
The song, the ontora

The song, the ontora

Often it is the ontora that turns out to be the most appealing part of a song. Of course, when we speak of songs that we recall, we generally draw attention to the beginning of a song. That is only natural. But how about delving into some ontoras, if we are permitted to...

  

Television of a lifetime

Published Date: April 19, 2014
A family affair & the king's crown

A family affair & the king's crown

Continued from Vol 01 Issue 34 Mustafa Monowar was the main producer of the drama Roktokorobi. And his assistant producer was Mustafizur Rahman. Dilshad Khanom, younger sister of Dilara Hashem, played the character of Nandini. I must mention that nowadays many from the same family are working on TV, but this culture was prevalent...

  

HOLLYWOOD HIVE

Published Date: April 19, 2014
STAR IN FOCUS MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY

STAR IN FOCUS MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY

This is definitely a great time for Matthew McConaughey – and not just because he won the Academy Award for Best Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Drama for his role of a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS in the biographical film 'Dallas Buyers Club', but also because he everything he...

BEHIND THE SCENE

Published Date: April 19, 2014
10 things you didn't know about Ratan Paul

10 things you didn't know about Ratan Paul

1.    What led you to the world of sound and music? Truly speaking, I solely wanted to study in the music school in Pune, India. I started studying sound not for my love for it rather my passion for the school. Sound was a possible gateway for me in this case. Earlier, I was...

Published Date: April 19, 2014
GRAPE VINE

GRAPE VINE

Penelope Cruz: The next bond girl? Following murmurs earlier in the week that Chiwetel Ejiofor was top of the pecking order for a villainous role in Bond 24, news has come in today that Penelope Cruz might be getting penned in too. The fiery Academy award winner was rumored as far back as early...

Published Date: April 19, 2014
MOVIE REVIEW

MOVIE REVIEW

Director: Nitesh Tiwari Writers: Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain Cast: Farah Ahmed, Manoj Anand, Raj Awasti, Amitabh Bachchan Runtime: 155 minutes Strength: A fun movie, well suited for family entertainment Weakness: Weak script and predictable storyline, unnecessarily long Showbiz rating: 2.5/5 Plot: Bhoothnath Returns takes Bhoothnath's story forward. As he returns to 'Bhoot World' he is greeted with taunts and condemnation...

INTL FILM

Published Date: April 19, 2014
GUISEPPE TORNATORE PARADISE IN SICILY

GUISEPPE TORNATORE PARADISE IN SICILY

Tornatore was born on May 27, 1956 in Bagheria, a small town outside Palermo in Sicily. At the age of sixteen, he directed two stage works: Luigi Pirandello's Bella Vita and L'Arte della Commedia. That same year he made a short film entitled Il Carretto (The Wagon) which brought him to the attention of RAI television, with which he began a close collaboration in 1979. Several TV films followed in rapid succession. In 1982, Tornatore won a prize for Best Documentary at the Salerno Film Festival for Ethnic Minorities in Sicily. Tornatore made his feature film debut with an adaptation of Giuseppe Marazzo's novel Il Camorrista, about an Italian journalist's...

DID YOU KNOW?

Published Date: April 19, 2014
GODZILLA was meant to be an alien fighting dinosaur in 1998 film

GODZILLA was meant to be an alien fighting dinosaur in 1998 film

The original script and Godzilla design were going to be very different to what had made it into the film. The script had Godzilla as a reptilian monster that had hibernated for millennia, which upon its awakening encountered and fought a shape-shifting alien monster, which was called "The Gryphon". At the withdrawal of...

Published Date: April 19, 2014
TRIVIA & QUIZ

TRIVIA & QUIZ