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  • A night of musical SPLENDOUR

    One of the icons of Bangladesh's playback industry, Subir Nandi was awarded the Channel i Music Awards 2018 Lifetime Achievement


    In a noble initiative, Bangladesh Musical Bands Association (BAMBA) has partnered up with the Ministry of Social Welfare and PFDA – Vocational Training Center to arrange a stellar concert on September 28. The concert will raise awareness for autism, which is a commonly neglected phenomenon in Bangladesh.

  • 7th Seoul Migrant Film Festival 2018 held in Dhaka

    With the slogan “Sromiker jonyo Cinema, Sromikder nirmito Cinema” (Cinema for the workers and cinema by the workers) Joloj Movie and Asia Media Culture Factory (Korea) in association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organised the 7th Seoul Migrant Film Festival Dhaka 2018 in the International Archive Auditorium on September 15.

  • From Japan, with love: Japan Fest 2018

    Embracing art, literature, language and more of another country broadens our perspectives and helps us see things differently. On Sunday, the people of Bangladesh and Japan were seen embracing each other's cultures at the Japan Fest 2018 held at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

  • Ruhul Abdin talks 'The Portraits of Kamalapur'

    A discussion on The Portraits of Kamalapur, a book by artist Ruhul Abdin, took place on Monday at Art Café in Gulshan Avenue. Born in Sylhet and raised in London, Ruhul Abdin is an artist, architect, designer, writer and urban research planner.


    Growing up, ATM Shamsuzzaman loved writing. From expressing his thoughts through poems and short stories, he grew up to become an actor. Today the beloved actor celebrates his birthday.

  • Photo Talk with Prito Reza completes a picturesque year

    Prito Reza has been one of the most well known photographers in the country for quite a while now. The man of many talents constantly rediscovers himself as a man of many talents

  • 'Blossoms from Ash' unveiled

    The documentary was filmed in the Ukhiya refugee camp and documented the life and struggles of the stateless people residing there. “We are made to fear migrants and refugees back in my country,” said Alexander I Blum.“Bangladesh has inspired me incredibly and thus I decided to make the film to spread awareness among people.”

  • Bangladesh Bhavan in Shantiniketan to open this month

    On May 25, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bangladesh Bhavan in Shantiniketan. From the third week of September, Bangladesh Bhavan will be open to all.

  • Five Bangladeshi and four foreign artists awarded

    Dhaka has become the hub of contemporary art thanks to the rendezvous of a few hundred local and foreign artists, curators, connoisseurs, critics and enthusiasts marking the 18th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh (AABB).

  • Syed Hasan Imam and Ferdousi Majumdar honoured with Shaheed Altaf Mahmud Padak

    Eminent cultural personalities Syed Hasan Imam and Ferdousi Majumdar were awarded with this year's Shaheed Altaf Mahmud Padak for their contribution to their respective fields.

  • Gold Gilding Workshop concludes at Britto

    Britto Art Trust organised Gold Gilding Workshop 2018, together with an open studio at its space in Green Road, Dhaka. Britto's current residency artist, Kathrina Rudolph conducted the workshop.

  • “Jol Abeg” observes Nazrul's death anniversary

    “Jol Abeg”, a forum of painters in Mymensingh observed the 42nd death anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. Marking the occasion, they organised a workshop styled “Water Colour Workshop” to sketch the portraits of the bard at Udichi Mymensingh Zila Sangsad hall room.

  • Indo-Bangla literary seminar at Kolkata Press Club

    Ankur Art and Cultural Institute of India recently organised a panel discussion on four seminal books of Avik Gangopadhyay at the premises of Kolkata Press Club, India.

  • Australian High Commission Pays Tribute

    Recently, the Australian High Commission and US Embassy Dhaka jointly hosted a special programme called 'Music Buzz', with talented Australian diplomats Amy Sheridan, James Dillon, Jane Hardy and Swedish Embassy's Magdalena Skarp performing at the American Center Dhaka.

  • Worthy Publications to unveil 'Sehri Tales' and 'The Mason Jar' on August 31

    In order to celebrate the launch of the books Sehri Tales and The Mason Jar, Worthy Publications is going to organise a first-of-its-kind event on August 31 at 3pm at

  • IDLC to organise theatre festival

    To celebrate the long heritage of theatre in Bangladesh, IDLC is going to organise a five-day long theatre fest titled 'Let the theatre be a source of Joy' from September 4 to 8, 2018.

  • His spirit remains immortal

    August 15, 1975 is a date that has cast a shadow so dark over our nation, that the tragedy of it shall forever haunt Bangladesh. Nothing can justify the atrocities unleashed upon the residence at House 677 of Road 32 in Dhanmondi.

  • Sumon Wahed's ode to Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin

    Promising artist Sumon Wahed, also a lecturer at the Department of Drawing and Painting, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka (DU), showcases an array of his brilliant artworks at Zainul Gallery 1 and 2, Faculty of Fine Art, DU. The six-day (August 12-17) exhibition titled 'A to Z Zainul' is open daily from 11am to 8pm.

  • An interesting show for National Mourning Day

    On the occasion of National Mourning Day, Duronto Television will air Bangabandhu, Nana Borne, Nana Rekhay, this month.

  • Madhupur commemorates World Indigenous Peoples' Day

    A beautiful cultural programme was held at Corpus Christy High School at Jalchhara under Madhupur Upazila in Tangail on the occasion of World Indigenous Peoples' Day. The Garo artistes performed their traditional songs and dances at the cultural event with their traditional musical instruments.

  • SM Sultan's birth anniversary observed

    The 95th birth anniversary of the legendary art maestro SM Sultan was observed yesterday in Narail. The Bengali avant-garde artist was born on this day in 1923.

  • Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy celebrates Rabindranath Tagore

    Recently, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) hosted a discussion and a cultural programme on the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore's 77th death anniversary.

  • The essence of Letters

    The art of letter writing has been in practice for a very long time, and the event highlighted that very essence using a recitation approach, which placed it in a class of its own.

  • Seminar on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman held at National Museum

    The Bangladesh National Museum has arranged a month-long programme comprising of photography and memorabilia exhibitions, poetry recitals, film screenings and seminars based on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the Father of the Nation's 43rd death anniversary.

  • 'Basanta Raasleela' in the monsoon

    A special performance of traditional Manipuri art form Raasleela took place in the Ghoramara Dakshin Mandap, Kamalganj, Sylhet on July 28. Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy took the initiative to document traditional art from all over Bangladesh.

  • legendary Nayak Raj Razzak

    Remembering The Nayak Raj

    It will soon be a year since the film industry lost the legendary Nayak Raj Razzak. The TV channels are prepping to pay homage to the actor on his first death anniversary.

  • Celebrating Life at JU

    Popular folk band Joler Gaan enthralled a large audience on Tuesday evening at Zahir Raihan Auditorium of Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus to mark the District tour of Standard Chartered-The Daily Star Celebrating Life.

  • Maiden Int'l Action Art Fair under spotlight

    Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Island arranged the first International Action Art Fair at Chalkida in Evia Island, Greece.

  • Emran Mahfuz's 'Dirghosthai Shokshoba' released

    The launching ceremony of Emran Mahfuz's poetry album, Dirghosthai Shokshoba, was recently held at the Lionic Multimedia premises in Banglamotor.