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  • Ideology in Representation

    While talking to Amit Patra, the scholar and independent filmmaker from Kolkata, invited to conduct a workshop on Documentary Film Production..

  • Frames of Identity

    The death of the soul through the mechanism becomes doubtful at the moment the mechanism becomes ensouled.' (Thomas Mann, Rede über das Theater)

  • The Scrolls and Song of Gazi Pir

    In a country with scant patronization of the folk arts, eminent thespian Ramendu Majumdar's Expressions Ltd is to be congratulated

  • Requiem for a Dream: Bot Tola's 'Crutcher Kornel'

    'What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.' Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Redefining the world through Music

    At the first Rector's Forum of the just completed 'Inaugural Conference of Music Education Alliance Across the Silk Road (MEASR)' held in

  • An Eternity in One Night

    Theatre group Teerondaj's choice of Badal Sircar as the playwright to be presented during their agitprop event at 'Beauty Boarding', on April 28, 2017, Friday, was appropriate for two reasons.

  • OF LOCATIONS AND DISLOCATIONS

    As a riposte to 'Brexit', award-winning British theatre director Marianne Elliott states, “I feel that art, somehow, has to be at the heart of what's happening now.

  • Revisiting Critical Thinking

    At the beginning of yet another new year and then, yet again, coining of new resolutions, it will certainly be worth our while to resolve to critically evaluate where the world is heading.

  • Dancing away boundaries

    Dancing away boundaries

    The thought of three young Bangladeshi dancers in North America immediately conjures up images of distance, of 'otherness', of struggle.

  • Lest we forget: Atiśa

    The above lyrics, from medieval Bengal, is an example of the earliest 'kirtan', or musical accolade, which began the practice of presenting philosophical notions through music, and is continued till date by our Bauls.

  • And, theatre strikes back!

    After the Gulshan carnage, July 15, 2016 was the first day that Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) opened its doors for public performances, to packed audiences in all three of its auditoriums.

  • The Art & Politics of Documentation

    For me, watching Naeem Mohaiemen's expository documentary,'Last Man in Dhaka Central', was essentially a trip down memory lane, reliving a time of hope.

  • Kangalini Sufia

    Culture: The present site for struggle

    We, the children of the language and cultural movement, of Bangladesh are heartbroken to witness, unfolding before our eyes, the phenomenon of an alien and mutant culture overtaking the very consciousness of our progeny, our nation. This is a consequence of a two-pronged assault.

  • Of Monsoons, Myths and Manasa

    In Bangladesh, after the scorching heat of 'grishsho', or summer, comes the monsoons and with it come welcome thunder, lightning and pouring rainfall.

  • HISTORY OF RHYTHM, IN PIXELS

    Dance is the one of the most ephemeral artistic creations, as it is here one moment and then gone the next.

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