Abdus Selim

December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018

History retold

Yes, I am talking about Mahasthan, a play written by Dr Selim Mozahar (apologies for not being sure about the English spelling he prefers), visualized

November 24, 2018
November 24, 2018

“Oh My Sweet Land”

Being homeless is perhaps the most cursed life a human being can lead. In spite of the high sounding human rights moralism propagated by big powers and human rights watchdogs, numerous homeless people are constantly being humiliated, harassed and even traded by the power mongering vicious circles globally.

November 17, 2018
November 17, 2018

Hassles of fraternizing with celebrities

From my real life experience I have learned, and that too has been a real hard learning, that fraternizing with celebrities initiates a lot of mortifying situations.

October 27, 2018
October 27, 2018

Another Galileo to Vibe With

Bangla translation of Bertolt Brecht's Life of Galileo was staged almost two score and eight years back by Nagorik Natya Somprodaya and it immediately created tremendous vibes in the theater arena of Bangladesh, and of course there were multiple reasons for that.

October 6, 2018
October 6, 2018

When Aly Zaker was possessed by Galileo's excellence

His plan was to produce the play as a multi-group production funded by Goethe Institute, Dhaka but it somehow did not work that way. The gentleman left Bangladesh with huge frustration.

September 15, 2018
September 15, 2018

Story of a Brazilian shepherd boy dramatized in Bangla

Paulo Coelho in a note on his 1987-Novel The Alchemist, wrote—before the novel was translated from Portuguese to English—that he one day received a letter from HarperCollins that read, 'reading The Alchemist was like getting up at dawn and seeing the sun rise while the rest of the world still slept.

September 1, 2018
September 1, 2018

Whither should they go?

Perhaps her name was Cynthia Warren, an American expatriate English language teacher at Dhaka University Institute of Modern Languages, around late seventies or early eighties of the last millennium.

August 11, 2018
August 11, 2018

ITI Bangladesh Centre

International Theatre Institute (ITI) Bangladesh Centre completed its thirty-six years in March 2018. Throughout the long 36 years, it has proved to the world of performing arts that sans so-called professionalism, theater workers of this country have been able to create an ambiance of professional skill in theatre.

July 28, 2018
July 28, 2018

70 Years of International Theatre Institute (ITI)

Just after two years, that is, in 1948, International Theatre Institute (ITI) was created aiming at building 'an organization that was aligned with UNESCO's goals on culture, education and the arts.'

July 14, 2018
July 14, 2018

What's in the theater?

Thus in Greek city states, especially for Athenian citizens, it is rumored, watching theater was mandatory. But that was fine with city states with a handful of population.