Contributing writer for Arts & Entertainment and Star Youth.
With these tips, you can make the most of this holy month and keep yourself physically fit for Taraweeh.
Sehri Tales has established itself as a Ramadan tradition for writers in Bangladesh. The rules are simple: each night at midnight, for the entire month leading up to Eid-ul-Fitr, Ahmad shares a prompt, and participants have until 6 AM (sunrise) to write original poetry, flash fiction, or create unique art, and then share it online with the hashtag #sehritales2023.
These women display extensive strength, determination and valour, acting as the pillars of their families and masters of their own fate.
Female characters in Bollywood have largely been portrayed from a male perspective due to the imbalance between the number of men and women involved in the creative process. Gender bias spanned over decades, and it took more than fifty years to bring equality in terms of gender representation on the big screen.
On the third day of the event, two documentaries were showcased. The first featured the infamous Belonia Battle, and Pakistan’s first and only surrender to the freedom fighters. It emphasised how the battle is closely intertwined with Bangladesh’s military history and has a special significance in the turn of events that led to our independence.
Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation revisits the spirit of liberation in March.
The festival included four exhibitions, namely Made in Bangladesh by Prachyanat, Voices of Bangladesh by iCan Foundation, Moheshkhali Exhibition by University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and Hum Studio Interactive, and Auyoni: Beyond Sexuality by Ayreen Khan which were displayed at Gallery 1 of the BSA.
As a pioneer, the publishing house has ensured that the quality of their books is unparalleled; I was amazed by the colourful animations at this year’s Boi Mela.
Be it the use of vibrant shades, taking inspiration from rickshaw art, or relying on the simplicity of monotone, the stalls this year feature a variety of artistic styles and innovative concepts.
The landmark event not only united the nation to speak up against oppression but paved a new direction for what ultimately led to our independence.
There have been many prominent changes, but it does not come without growing concerns over the quality of books presented at the Boi Mela.
These books have made me fall for the idea of love, and believe in it.
‘BookTok’, is a hashtag on TikTok, that connects avid readers across the world who interact with each other, discover new books and share their own ideas on what they read.
With Valentine’s day falling at the same time as Boi Mela, what could be a better gift than books?
The event kicked-off with the Embassy’s Cultural Attache, Sharlina Hussain-Morgan delivering the opening remarks.
The scenography for the project was made by Paris-based multinational architecture, art, and design group Golem. It has been created with the support of Harper Collins India. The installation invites visitors to enter a forest of enormous pages where scenes from the book stand as tall as trees.
Animation, games and performances your children shouldn't miss on the last day of DAS 2023 today
Visiting the DAS on its fifth day, I had a wonderful experience of watching this performance live. While walking through the gallery, I was fascinated by the thunder noises and the soft sound of raindrops hitting the ground. It took me a while to find the pavilion, and by then there was a small group of visitors circling the performance.
The Slavic fairy tales and Soviet stories formed a significant part of the childhood memories of people who grew up in the subcontinent from the 1960s to the mid 1980s.
“We wanted to share the story in our native language, just the way we heard it from our elders", said Kanak Chanpa Chakma.
"Learning from Puran Dhaka: The Urbanity of Occupations along the Buriganga Riverfront", a living exhibition and open workshop, was inaugurated on Saturday at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka.
"We want to use this space as a medium to connect our readers with products that accompany their habit of reading."
The live-action rock series follows the rise of a rock band through the 1970s Los Angeles music scene as they embark on a quest for worldwide fame.
Here, Rapunzel, Hercules, Bon Bibi, and King Solomon might be having a gala time over tea, or fighting their own battles.
Jawad Araf Khan, a business student at North South University (NSU), has recently been crowned as the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” at the Global Platform Icons of Asia Awards 2022. He won this recognition beating 1500 other nominations from across 40 Asian countries.
In full flow with the beat and the rhythm.
Be it due to his dancing prowess, or exceptionally well-crafted action sequences, Hrithik Roshan has been reigning over the Bollywood industry for quite the right reasons. To celebrate his birthday today, we look back at five of his most memorable performances on screen.
Babuibela’s third edition was launched on the first day of DLF. The Babuibela (Mayurpankhi, 2020) series, written and illustrated by artist Reesham Shahab Tirtho, are picture books showing new parents’ journeys with their little ones. The book launch was also accompanied by a discussion between illustrator Tirtho and musician, artist and author Shibu Kumer Shill.
The first day saw a relaxed yet diverse range of topics covered in the sessions, from South Asian and world history to women’s rights, publishing, Bangla literature and film, and the legacy of BRAC founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed.
Muktijuddher Chikishsha Itihas captures the stories and struggles of medical professionals during the Liberation War.
This fair is organised annually with a goal of raising awareness about books related to business, economy and real-world phenomena. The organisers believe there has been a growing popularity of these books, and initiatives like this can go a long way in promoting readership.
Archtwist is a platform for students and young professionals to share and compete on architectural ideas. It provides a space for aspiring architects to showcase their creativity and talent, in return offering opportunities for recognition and awards.
One of my favourite Christmas activities is getting comfy under the blanket with a new book. It’s true that you can read anything you want all year, but for me this day calls for some holiday-themed Christmas specials that are set to make your reading sessions extra cosy.
Over the years, Anil Kapoor has managed to amaze the audience with a variety of "jhakaas" roles throughout the course of a career that has lasted over 40 years.
The third iteration of the Filmfare OTT Awards took place on December 21, celebrating and honouring the best in the realm of OTT.
Govinda, born as Govind Arun Ahuja, is one of the most adored performers in Indian cinema. Having more than 165 Hindi films to his name, the actor enjoyed an illustrious career, spanning over three decades. Over his time in Bollywood, Govinda became renowned for his infectious energy, impeccable comical timing and dance prowess. As the “Hero No. 1” actor celebrates his 59th birthday today, here are five of his best comedy films fans should re-watch.
Bangladesh ended the event on a victorious note, winning a total of three silver and three bronze medals.
The fifth season of the popular Netflix original, ''The Crown'' began streaming earlier in November.
Team Bangladesh displayed a magnificent performance by bagging four bronze medals.
The exhibition will remain open to visitors till December 14, between Monday to Saturday, starting from 3 pm and closing at 9 pm.
"Shonglogno", a solo exhibition featuring the works of Rakibul Anwar was recently displayed at La Galerie, Alliance Francaise, Dhaka. The exhibition was inaugurated on November 18, in the presence of Her Excellency, Marie Masdupuy, Ambassador of France to Bangladesh; eminent artist Professor Dhali Al Mamoon, and artist-critic Mustafa Zaman.
The winning team is expected to pitch their idea at the World Bank Headquarters.
Two Bangladeshi teams participated in this year's WRO.
Yasmin Jahan Nupur’s installation and performance, “Let me get you a nice Cup of Tea”, is currently on display at Tate Modern.
In order to commemorate the 50 years of friendship between Bangladesh and the US, EMK Center recently organised a print exhibition—showcasing the artworks of Bangladeshi and American artists—appropriately named “50 Years of Friendship”.
Abhijit Chowdhury’s 15th solo art exhibition, “(Non) hierarchical Order of Forms”, opened at La Galerie, Alliance Francaise, Dhaka on November 4.
Team EV CHARGESHARE from IUT bagged the gold medal.
Over 30 years, Shah Rukh Khan has ruled over the hearts of the audience. Today, the 'Badshah of Bollywood' turns 57.
The “Bangladeshi rock band encyclopaedia” is authored by music journalists Milu Aman and Haque Faruk, depicting the chronological history of 180 music bands in the country.
EMK Center’s eBLAZE, is an American Space eSports club in Bangladesh.
Recent floods have had catastrophic effects on the lives of many people across the country, causing a severe insufficiency of resources, along with the increase of waterborne diseases such as dengue.
This year, eight young changemakers from Bangladesh received the award, following a virtual ceremony on July 1, 2022.
Recent floods have had catastrophic effects on the lives of many people across the country, causing a severe insufficiency of resources, along with the increase of waterborne diseases such as dengue. In response to this situation, several youth-based organisations started working to provide relief and support to the communities battling this crisis. We talked to the teams of some of the organisations to getter idea of the current landscape.
The exhibition ends today (June 25) at 9 pm BST.
EMK Center’s eBLAZE, is an American Space eSports club in Bangladesh. It is affiliated with the North America Scholastic E-sports Federation (NASEF) and intends to create an atmosphere where the youth can channel their love for video games. Their goal is to create a safe space where gamers will be able to develop their skills, engage in different kinds of games, maintain their mental wellbeing, and gain expertise in blended learning. This year, three teams from eBLAZE won the NASEF Farmcraft International Tournament 2022. Around 68 countries with over 1000 teams participated in the tournament, over a range of categories and the winners were selected in three categories: Junior division, Senior division, and All Ages division.
Last week, a group of 12 young students serenaded North South University with their otherworldly acapella chops, introducing an auditorium full of students to their unique style.
In recent years, Bollywood has seen a splurge of remakes and sequels of movies, most of which have garnered mixed reviews from audiences. While some were able to hit the right spot, others felt repetitive and boring compared to the original. ...
“We witnessed great footfall in the afternoon and are glad that people came to the celebrations even amidst this gloomy weather,” shared Zafar Ahmed Rashed, CEO and Chief Editor, about the first day of the event.