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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021

Indian news outlet mentions Bangladesh-origin MasterChef contestant Kishwar as ‘Indian’

An Indian media outlet has recently mentioned Kishwar Chowdhury, a MasterChef Australia contestant of Bangladesh origin, as an “Indian contestant”.

June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021

Prachyanat to receive government grant

Under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, grants were allocated to 270 organisations from the fine arts and theatre sectors across the country, for 2020-2021. However, a number of prominent theatre troupes and cultural organisations, including Prachyanat, were not on the list for receiving grants. Finally, after some revisions, Prachyanat’s name has been added to the list.

June 21, 2021
June 21, 2021

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.

June 13, 2021
June 13, 2021

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.