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  • Shirin Akter Shela’s journey to Miss Universe 2019

    This year, Bangladesh opened a new chapter by participating in the 68th edition of the Miss Universe beauty pageant.

  • Sandalina Bold Women campaign begins

    Sandalina, the flagship brand of Kohinoor Chemical Company (Bangladesh) Limited, has launched a new campaign, Sandalina Bold Women,

  • ‘Fresh Tissue Potuar Utshob’ – Art competition organised in DU

    On December 6, in the greenery of Charukola Institute, Dhaka University, Fresh Tissue organised an art competition titled Fresh Tissue Potuar Utshob.

  • Ocean Dance Festival 2019

    Ocean Dance Festival concludes on a high note

    Ushering in a new horizon of prospect for Bangladeshi dance artistes, and inspiring cultural exchange with the global dance community, the international dance biennial ‘Ocean Dance Festival 2019’ concluded in Cox’s Bazar on November 25.

  • Contrast in the rural and urban: Art talk with Marufa A Chowdhury

    On Saturday, artist Marufa A Chowdhury opened up about her experiences at Art Talk in 3rd Space, Dhanmondi. Titled Contrast in the rural and urban, the talk was hosted by Arafat Ahmed Ali. The session, attended by youths, began with a brief introduction of the artist and the participants of the art talk.

  • A blend of contemporary and classical dances

    The penultimate day of the four-day Ocean Dance Festival 2019 featured several outstanding performances -- contemporary and classical. Indian artiste Srabasti Ghosh set off the event with Unshared Desire, a piece that blended Odissi and contemporary styles.

  • Zonta International completes a century

    During the formation of Zonta Clubs in Bangladesh, three women -- Zakariah Murshed, p Anwari Kabir and Sarwari Rahman -- had a vision to bring the professional women under a single platform.

  • ‘IDLC Theatre Festival 2019’ concludes at BSA

    IDLC Theatre Festival 2019 concluded at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), recently. Professor Emeritus Dr Sherajul Islam Choudhury attended the closing ceremony as the

  • Ocean Dance Festival in full swing

    Centring on the theme “Bridging the Gap”, the largest international dance fiesta,’Ocean Dance Festival Bangladesh 2019’ is underway in Cox’s Bazar.


    “She is the story herself. Her eventful life is the script. If brevity is the soul of wit, no one could be more precise narrating the journey of Sheikh Hasina, daughter of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.”

  • Romin Majumder’s first book at the 9th Bangladesh Book Fair, Kolkata

    Bangladeshi poet and fiction writer, Romin Majumder’s first poetry-picture book Shobuj Nishshongotar Drishshyomoy Shohore

  • DIFF 2019’s ultimate showdown

    The final day of the fifth Dhaka International Folk Fest (DIFF) 2019 featured two Bangladeshi artistes-- Malek Kawal and Chandana Majumdar.

  • Mim becomes the brand ambassador for Emami 7 Oils in One

    Bidya Sinha Mim has recently shot for a new TV commercial, directed by Amitabh Reza Chowdhury. The popular actor told The Daily Star that she is now the brand ambassador for Emami 7

  • Indo-Bangla cultural exchange programme held in Moulvibazar

    The Indo-Bangla cultural exchange programme was held recently at Homerjan Ema Limeren Sidabi temple of Adampur Union, in Kamalganj, Moulvibazar. The event was organised by Bangladesh Porai Apokapa Morp (BPAM), in association with Institute of Postgraduate Studies in Agriculture (IPSA).

  • Uttarayan’s 9th anniversary celebration honours Tagore’s Europe trips

    Members of cultural organisation Uttarayan presented the musical soiree, ‘Europe-e Rabindranath’, with twenty hand-picked songs. The programme was held at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on November 2, marking the 9th anniversary of the organisation.

  • A memorable celebration on Abul Hayat’s 75th birthday

    National Film Award and Ekushey Padak winning actor-playwright-director, Abul Hayat turned 75 on September 7.

  • ‘Syed Mohidul Islam Smaran Utsab 2019’ opens at BSA

    In memory of playwright, actor and director Syed Mohidul Islam, a five-day festival titled Syed Mohidul Islam Smaran Utsab 2019, began recently at National Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). The event was organised by Batikrom Natya Goshthi.

  • Karam Utshab concludes in Sylhet

    People from different districts attended the festival and performed their rituals. On the opening night, the community people, led by the chief, prayed under the ‘Holy Karam’ tree.

  • Jamdani Festival underway at Bengal Shilpalay

    National Crafts Council of Bangladesh and Bengal Foundation jointly organised a five-week Jamdani Festival, a celebration of the proud heritage of Jamdani weaving in Bangladesh, demonstrating the outstanding skills and the artistic finesse of our weavers.

  • BRAC IED organises children’s book launching event

    BRAC Institute of Educational Development (BRAC IED), organised a story book launching event for children, recently at their premises. The books were part of a series titled ‘Esho Golpo Shuni’, written by 16 authors. 30 books, 15 each for two age groups (1-

  • National Mourning Day observed in Mymensingh

    Marking National Mourning Day 2019, a painting competition for children was held at Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala in Mymensingh.

  • Depicting the Grace of Monsoon in Rangamati

    Bangladesh Ethnic Artists’ Forum, in association with Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts and Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited, has organised a three-day (August 14-16) art camp in the Rangamati Hill Districts. Around 70 artists from 52 indigenous communities of Bangladesh

  • Tribute to the Father of the Nation

    Marking the 44th death anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy is hosting a month-long tribute to the Father of the Nation.

  • Chhayanaut pays homage to Rabindranath Tagore

    To commemorate the 78th death anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Chhayanaut arranged a cultural programme recently at their premises, a practice the organisation has been carrying out committedly.

  • Paeans to Muhammad Jahangir

    The entire lobby, entrance and the front stage of the National Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy was enlivened with the portraits of renowned journalist, writer and cultural personality, Muhammad Jahangir. The adorned bouquets and lighted candles

  • ‘Nazrul Utshab 1426’

    ‘Nazrul Utshab 1426’ was held at Chhayanaut on July 25 and 26, celebrating the best of the National Poet’s works. Renowned artistes, as well as students from different institutes, performed at the festival.

  • Boishakhi Music Contest – Powered by Rangs Desi Karaoke

    Rangs Electronics Ltd, the official distributor of Sony in Bangladesh, recently handed over crests and gifts to the winners of ‘Boishakhi Music Contest – Powered by Rangs Desi Karaoke’ at the Sony flagship Store in Bashundhara City Shopping Mall.

  • Islamic cultural programme

    In an attempt to increase their involvement in cultural activities, students from various madrasas from Gopalganj partook in a cultural programme comprising of Islamic songs,

  • Announcement

    Chhayanaut is scheduled to arrange a two-day programme titled ‘Nazrul Utshab’, which will focus on the works and life of our National Poet. The occasion is set to begin tomorrow and continue till the day after, from 7 pm onwards and is open for all.

  • ‘Tagore Blends East and West’ launched at BSA

    Artistes Swapan Dutta and Anandamayee Majumdar jointly unveiled their latest album titled Tagore Blends East and West, presented by Satoto Limited,