Priyanka Chowdhury

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

I gained 6 kilos to portray Rustom: Shohel Mondol

Shohel Mondol is an actor who passionately showcases his talent on the stage and screen. In Hoichoi’s “Boli”, directed by Shankha Dasgupta, he plays the protagonist, Rustom. In a heart-to-heart conversation, Shohel spoke about his journey of becoming the character, his love for new challenges, and more.

November 16, 2021
November 16, 2021

An artist through an artist’s eyes

In 1971, at the age of 17, Mamun photographed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 3, 1971. “I didn’t know he’d make the call for independence on March 7, but I happened to have witnessed and captured the moment,” he recalled. Ever since, Mamun grew a passion to capture portraits of famous personalities through his lenses. He captured portraits of more than 8,000 famous personalities till date.

October 29, 2021
October 29, 2021

A promising star of the stage

Talented theatre actress and dancer Umma Habiba delivered a brilliant performance in “Marx in Soho”, a recent play by prominent theatre troupe BotTola, in association with Jatrik.

October 8, 2021
October 8, 2021

'Marx in Soho' dives into the human side of the philosopher

Prominent theatre troupe BotTola, in association with Jatrik, presented their play, “Marx in Soho” at the Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mohila Samity in Bailey Road, Dhaka, recently. The whimsical play by Howard Zinn has been translated into Bangla by writer Javed Hussen. The production is helmed by actor and director Naila Azad.

October 8, 2021
October 8, 2021

Mrittika’s expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro

We all remember Mount Kilimanjaro from our general education books as Africa’s tallest peak, and the world’s tallest free standing mountain. For Mrittika Barua, however, it proved to be much more.

October 1, 2021
October 1, 2021

Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival kicks off in the capital

The ninth installment of the Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival kicked off at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) this evening.

September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021

A dive into the mysterious world of ‘Munshigiri’

Celebrated director Amitabh Reza Chowdhury’s “Munshigiri”, starring Chanchal Chowdhury, releases on Chorki at 8 pm tonight. The Chorki original film also features Purnima and Shabnam Faria in pivotal roles. Based on the novel "Mriterao Kotha Bole" by Shibarata Barman, Amitabh Reza Chowdhury brings a first of its kind detective story of Bangladesh with his debut web film.

September 25, 2021
September 25, 2021

I prepare for a role as though it is my last one: Mostafa Monwar

I grew up in a strict household at Indira Road, where reading for fun was prohibited because my parents believed it would hamper my academic pursuits.

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

Shilpakala Academy introduces curated zone at 24th National Art Exhibition

The 24th edition of National Art Exhibition is currently underway at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Dhaka. Along with the competition zone, this year, BSA introduced a curated section in Gallery 6 of Jatiya Chitrashala, for the first time. Curators Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Kamruzzaman Shadhin, Joydeb Roaja, and Zihan Karim are involved in the project.

August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021

The lone treasure trove of Bengali literary heritage in Karachi

The revolution that litterateur and musical polymath Kazi Nazrul Islam brought to Bengali literature is unparalleled.  It is known that he joined the British-Indian Army in 1917 during World War I, when he was just 18. Barely out of his teen years, Nazrul travelled across India to join his regiment at Karachi.