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ESSAY / Music and the space it creates for literature

I cannot, for the life of me, definitively describe what makes music. Growing up in a family where music of any form was not typically paid any reverence, my exposure to it was tunnelled into mainstream pop songs for the longest time.

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Naeem Mohaiemen discusses ‘Midnight’s Third Child’ at ULAB and Bengal Institute

Naeem Mohaiemen called the book and its selections, which comprise fairly short essays and editorials on contemporary matters, “an argument for somehow recording all that seems ephemeral, so we can then look back and trace what was happening.”

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Dhaka Art Summit for young visitors

Animation, games and performances your children shouldn't miss on the last day of DAS 2023 today

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These folk tales record a unique past between South Asia and Soviet Russia

The Slavic fairy tales and Soviet stories formed a significant part of the childhood memories of people who grew up in the subcontinent from the 1960s to the mid 1980s.

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The books you will meet at Dhaka Art Summit 2023

For those who are especially interested in literature in book form, the first two floors of the exhibition hold treasures. 

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Revisiting indigenous folktales at Dhaka Art Summit

“We wanted to share the story in our native language, just the way we heard it from our elders", said Kanak Chanpa Chakma.

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BOOK REVIEW: NONFICTION / Andy Warhol & Truman Capote talk out their anxieties

Andy Warhol suggested they tape their conversations on his Sony Walkman, to which Truman Capote agrees.

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Himu taught me it was okay to not be normal

Himu not only made me look beyond goals that lead to a luxury of life, but he also taught me to enjoy the tiny bits that make life agreeable.

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Ink for days: How Inktober is its own medium of storytelling

Pictures are really the most basic form of story-telling, aren’t they? I imagine our ancestors sat around fires doing shadow theatre. They painted on cave walls long before writing came along.

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‘Books must make you see things differently': Sunandini Banerjee of Seagull Books on the art of book cover design

The process of designing a book is a combination of the practical and the creative.

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'Infinite Library': An immersive experience of civilisation at Goethe Dhaka

The Infinite Library did not have books. It consisted of virtual spaces, a set of "eight jars" or volumes that—using a VR journey through the users' phones—told the story of our planet's evolution, starting from the beginning of cosmic dust to human consciousness.

1y ago

Bangladeshi artworks exhibited in Nepal

Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu, in association with the Siddhartha Art Gallery, is organising an art exhibition in Nepal as part of the celebration of 50 years of Nepal-Bangladesh diplomatic relations.

1y ago

DhakaYeah designs book cover for HarperCollins India

The novel, first published in Bangla as Narach, is set in late 19th century colonial Bengal. 

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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.

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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.

2y ago

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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