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  • Star Melodies to present 'Prakriti – Upomaye Gaantha Bangla Gaan'

    Star Melodies, an initiative of The Daily Star to promote Bangla music, will hold a special musical programme, titled, Prakriti – Upomaye Gaantha Bangla Gaan (Nature as Literary Metaphors Used in Bangla Songs).

  • Afzal Hossain to publish two books at Ekushey Boi Mela

    Afzal Hossain is a name that needs no introduction, as he is one of the most popular television stars from the 80's. Fantastic news for

  • Guru-Shishsho: Shishsho-Guru begins today

    The inaugural ceremony of the group art exhibition titled, Guru-Shishsho: Shishsho- Guru (Preceptor-Disciple: Disciple-Preceptor) is all set to commence today at 5:30 pm at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka. It is the first group exhibition by The Oriental Painting Studio Bangladesh.

  • Udichi celebrates 107th birth anniversary of Ronesh Dasgupta

    Ronesh Dasgupta was not only an eminent writer, journalist and cultural activist of Bangladesh, but also one of the founding members of Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigoshthi.

  • 17th Dhaka International Film Festival 2019 held

    Women in Cinema Conference 2019 at DIFF

    An array of topics on women in film was discussed at the fifth Dhaka International Conference on Women in Cinema 2019. The conference was organised at Alliance Française de Dhaka by Rainbow Film Society, in association with the Women and Gender Studies department of the University of Dhaka (DU), as a part of the 17th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF).

  • Chobi Mela X to open on February 28

    The tenth edition of Chobi Mela launches on February 28, 2019. In a press conference held yesterday at Drik's new gallery in Panthapath, the organisers updated the media on the upcoming programme. The festival will continue with many happenings till March 9.

  • 'West Meets East' at DIFF

    According to Sydney Levin, there often seems to be a misunderstanding amongst filmmakers that, in order for a film to be successful in the international market, it must comprise of a stellar cast.

  • 'Two Strangers Versus Oleander Flower' at Shilpakala

    An acclaimed theatre production titled, Two Strangers Versus Oleander Flower will be staged at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on January 17 and 18. The 40-minute long play is set to be staged in two shows (7 pm and 8 pm) every day.

  • Faces of Bangladesh in the DIFF jury board

    Noted Bangladeshi film actor and activist Ilias Kanchan and internationally acclaimed Bangladeshi filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain made to the list of 12 member jury board of the Dhaka International Film Festival 2019.

  • An evening of music with Mo and the Shooting Stars

    Recently, Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Dhaka, organised a musical programme, featuring Mo and the Shooting Stars, an Indian folk fusion band from Assam who are known for their covers as well as their original compositions. It was held at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum.

  • Bangla Utshab 2019 concludes

    The concluding day of Bangla Utshab 2019, held at Nazrul Mancha, Rabindra Sarobar in Kolkata, welcomed guests to a mesmerising evening of music, featuring an array of artistes from Bangladesh and West Bengal.

  • Did 2018 hit the right notes?

    It is hard to argue the fact that 2018 was an eventful year in Bangladeshi music. Whether it be the end of a musical saga, or a stark change in consumption trends, there was a lot that indicated where the future may lie for an industry that is slowly recuperating from the dark days of mass piracy.

  • Zainul Abedin Birthday

    Birthday felicitations to Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin

    Today marks the 104th birth anniversary of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, the founding father of Bangladeshi art and art education. Born in Mymensingh, Abedin grew up in the serene landscape by the river Brahmaputra. In 1933, he enrolled at Calcutta Government Art School, and later taught at the institute. He was an influential member of the Calcutta Group of progressive artists.

  • Grand festival of victory concludes at BSA

    December is the month of victory. To celebrate the victory in grandeur, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) arranged a weeklong (December 21-27) grand festival that concluded yesterday.

  • Faculty of Fine Art's 70 years celebration

    70 years of FFA celebrated in grandeur

    To celebrate the glorious 70 years of the Faculty of Fine Art (FFA), University of Dhaka FFA, coupled with the Zainul Utshab 2018, along with hundreds of artists, teachers, students and


    As the year draws to an end, a sense of festivity seems to have taken over the moods of people, especially with celebrations for Christmas and the New Year. While snugging in the comforts of winter, many celebrities have taken some time off to spend their holidays with their families and loved ones. Here are a few snaps they posted on Instagram to share the joy.

  • 'Bijoyer Mahotsav' under way at Shilpakala

    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) is currently having a seven day long cultural programme titled, Bijoyer Mahotsav, 2018 with the slogan

  • 'Khacha Bhangar Gaan' to pay tribute to cultural icons

    Prachyanat has organised a musical improvisation today titled Khacha Bhangar Gaan, to pray tribute to the recently deceased cultural personalities Anwar Hossain, Amjad Hossain and Saidul Anam Tutul. The performance will take place at the Experimental Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 6pm.

  • 'Bijoy Utshab 2018' concludes at Liberation War Museum

    To celebrate our victory day, a festival titled, Bijoy Utshab 2018, was organised at the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka from December 10 to 16. The event aimed to bridge the gap between humanity and the history of liberation, and thus, conveyed the motto “Fom Human Rights Day to Victory Day.”

  • DBL celebrates Bangladesh's Victory Day in Ethiopia

    Recently, the company celebrated the 48th anniversary of the Victory Day of Bangladesh. A day long programme was held to imbue the people of Ethiopia with the prolific history, culture, and the spirit of the War of Liberation of Bangladesh.

  • Hajaro Konthe Deshgaan on Bangladesh's 47th Victory Day 2018

    'Hajaro Konthe Deshgaan' commemorates 47th Victory Day

    Chhayanaut Sangeet Bidyayatan, in association with University of Dhaka, organised a cultural programme titled, Hajaro Konthe Deshgaan to mark Bangladesh's 47th Victory Day at central playground, DU, where a thousand voices harmonised to the national anthem.

  • Bangla Utshab in the offing in Kolkata

    With the theme, Dui Bangla: Seemana Bhule, Ek Sur-e, a three-day (January 4-6, 2019) Bangla Utshab is in the offing. Bangladeshi and Kolkata-based renowned and promising singers together with popular bands will be performing at the festival.

  • 'Bhalobashar Bangladesh' campaign ends

    A campaign titled, Bhalobashar Bangladesh, was organised by Chabial, Aamrai Bangladesh and Greenbee Communications, in association with Square Toiletries Ltd and Mediacom Limited, to celebrate 47 years of Bangladesh's victory.

  • Nazia Jabeen's 'Sporsho' awarded

    Sporsho, founded by Nazia Jabeen, is the first organisation in Bangladesh to publish Braille books for visually impaired children. The founder of Sporsho and writer, Nazia Jabeen, was recently awarded for her outstanding contribution to the field of social welfare.

  • Begum Rokeya remembered in the capital

    To observe the day, different programmes have been organised in the city. The Ministry of Children and Women Affairs organised Begum Rokeya Padak 2018 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will present the prestigious Rokeya Padak 2018 to the recipients for their outstanding contributions to the society and the empowerment of women.

  • Mukwege Foundation's international symposium honours survivors of wartime rape

    Almost half a century after the Liberation War of Bangladesh, two of Bangladesh's Birangona added their powerful voices to an international call for a global reparations scheme to address the consequences of rape as a weapon of war.

  • Anwar Hossain remembered by FFSB

    In honour of the recently demised freedom fighter, cinematographer and veteran photographer Anwar Hossain, the Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh (FFSB), in collaboration with Bangladesh Short Film Forum, and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organised a memorial event at National Music and Dance Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on December 5.

  • Swapnadal's 'Helen Keller' at BSA tomorrow

    After a successful showing in Japan on invitation from the Bangladesh Embassy, theatre troupe Swapnadal will stage their acclaimed mono-drama

  • 15-day long Muktijuddher Bijoy Mela begins in Manikganj

    The 28th Muktijuddher Bijoy Mela began at the Bijoy Mela ground in Manikganj yesterday. Chairman of the Udjapon Parishad and Manikganj district council and freedom fighter advocate Golam Mohiuddin formally inaugurated the 15-day long victory fair by hoisting the national flag.

  • Bangla Academy completes 63 YEARS

    Bangla Academy celebrated its 63rd founding anniversary on Monday. A programme, beginning with wreaths placed at the Central Shaheed Minar and grave of Dr Mohammad Shahidullah was arranged to mark the day.