Elita Karim

Elita Karim

Glad to be alive!

Singer; Writer; Editor of Arts and Entertainment, The Daily Star; Loves books, visuals, sleep and eating bowls of apples, pears and oranges.

July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020

Mangoes, lychees, and childhood memories in ‘Amar Chelebela’

For me, Amar Chelebela (1991) by Humayun Ahmed would not only be a summer read but also a comfort read, a holiday retreat, a walking tour of a Bangladesh unheard of today, and also a sneak-peak...

July 8, 2020
July 8, 2020

Tribute to Andrew Kishore: End of the golden era of playback

Times were probably different back then, and Kishore had definitely made the right choice of staying back and being with his people.

March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020

“Sharing your ideas is what counts” – Partha Mazumder

Partha Mazumder prefers to stay out of the limelight. However, the music he produces and the tunes he composes, speak his heart out. He spent a few minutes with the A&E team, talking about the...

January 1, 2020
January 1, 2020

From Prematal to No Land’s Man

It is not every day that one is invited to Tahsan Khan’s home, even if it is for an interview. It was a cold night, and as the hours were

December 31, 2019
December 31, 2019

40 years down, Miles to go

Established in August, 1979, Miles had become a household name within a few years, thanks to their out-of-the-box compositions, bringing about a new wave of pop-rock sound in Bangladesh.

December 7, 2019
December 7, 2019

A new chapter in Mithila’s book

Rafiath Rashid, popularly known as Mithila, is an actor, writer, a development professional, a mother and also an occasional singer – not necessarily in the mentioned order.

November 1, 2019
November 1, 2019

A heart-to-heart with Asaduzzaman Noor

Born on October 31, 1946, freedom fighter and former Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor began his journey as an actor with theatre. His memorable roles include Baaker Bhai from Kothao Keo...

October 10, 2019
October 10, 2019

‘Licensed to kill’

A glance through Abrar’s social media handle says a lot about him.

September 1, 2019
September 1, 2019

Stories with a Purpose

As opposed to what some of the seniors in the field would say, this year, both the Eid seasons actually brought about telefilms and stories, even though few in number, reflecting positive changes...

August 2, 2019
August 2, 2019

Words from a commoner

Tagore songs take me back to my childhood. They remind me of the nights when my mother would stay awake well past midnight to watch over me while I studied for my board exams.