No clash between religion and culture: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said culture has no clash with religion -- referring to numerous attacks on cultural programmes including bombings at Pahela Baishakh celebration.

Habiba Nowrose’s ‘Tongue Tied’ is an intriguing reimagining of Bengali cuisine

Embracing, adoring and nurturing traditional Bengali cuisine in a picturesque manner -  Habiba Nowrose’s “Tongue Tied” opened today at La Galerie, Alliance Francaise de Dhaka.

Abir Abdullah’s ‘Climate Migrants of Bangladesh’ underway at AFD

A solo photography exhibition, titled ‘Climate Migrants in Bangladesh’ by Abir Abdullah, began at La Galerie of Alliance Francaise de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi recently. 

270 cultural organisations receive government grants; Prachyanat, Wrishij Shilpi Ghosthi not listed

Under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, grants have been allocated to 270 organisations from the fine arts and theatre sector across the country, for 2020-2021. However, a number of prominent theatre troupes and cultural organisations, including Prachyanat and Wrishij Shilpi Ghosthi, are not on the list for receiving grants.

18 artistes, 2 organisations to receive Shilpakala Padak 2019, 2020

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy announced the names of 20 recipients for its prestigious Shilpakala Padak 2019 and 2020.

Bangladeshi artist Fawaz Rob’s artwork voted best in PenhArt International Exhibition

Fawaz Rob’s artwork, “Long Walk Home” was voted as the best entry among all participants at PenhArt International Exhibition. Jurors and audience voted his work to be the best among eighty participants from all over the world, including France, Japan, USA, and UK.

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

No clash between religion and culture: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said culture has no clash with religion -- referring to numerous attacks on cultural programmes including bombings at Pahela Baishakh celebration.

February 25, 2022
February 25, 2022

Habiba Nowrose’s ‘Tongue Tied’ is an intriguing reimagining of Bengali cuisine

Embracing, adoring and nurturing traditional Bengali cuisine in a picturesque manner -  Habiba Nowrose’s “Tongue Tied” opened today at La Galerie, Alliance Francaise de Dhaka.

November 17, 2021
November 17, 2021

Abir Abdullah’s ‘Climate Migrants of Bangladesh’ underway at AFD

A solo photography exhibition, titled ‘Climate Migrants in Bangladesh’ by Abir Abdullah, began at La Galerie of Alliance Francaise de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi recently. 

November 16, 2021
November 16, 2021

An artist through an artist’s eyes

In 1971, at the age of 17, Mamun photographed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 3, 1971. “I didn’t know he’d make the call for independence on March 7, but I happened to have witnessed and captured the moment,” he recalled. Ever since, Mamun grew a passion to capture portraits of famous personalities through his lenses. He captured portraits of more than 8,000 famous personalities till date.

October 9, 2021
October 9, 2021

Translating Sultan through medium and philosophy

Dinar Sultana Putul is a contemporary artist based in Bangladesh whose art practices focus on the quasi-scientific research and documentation of organic mediums and materials that explore various themes surrounding the nature. 

September 4, 2021
September 4, 2021

Visualising the present through Anup’s art

How does your work comment on current social and political issues?

August 14, 2021
August 14, 2021

Celebrating the Bengal tigers through art

Self-taught artist Nazir Hossain is popularly known as ‘Tiger Nazir’, for his remarkable contribution to folk art, and paintings of tigers. He mainly works with the traditional medium of art, ‘Potchitro’, or scroll painting.

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

Painting stories from the hills

Jayatu Chakma from Rangamati portrays the struggles, insecurities, and uniqueness of the Jumma people through his art. His fascination towards art traces back to his childhood, as he started drawing as an extracurricular activity, and slowly fell in love with it.

July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021

After MasterChef, Kishwar working with Michelin star chef Yomoda

Culinary sensation Kishwar Chowdhury is the first Bangladeshi-Australian to secure the third place in the internationally renowned cooking show, MasterChef Australia. She fought for the title of MasterChef Australia against Justin Narayan and Pete Campbell. She took home $20,000 in prize money to get her food dream off the ground. The talented cook is currently training under Michelin star chef Masahiko Yomoda, who was present in the MasterChef kitchen during the bento box challenge this year.

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

National Art Exhibition’s 24th edition begins today

The 24th edition of the National Art Exhibition 2021, a flagship art venture by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), will begin today (June 29).