Priyanka Chowdhury

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,...

August 13, 2021
August 13, 2021

Revisiting ‘Narosundar’: A tribute to Tareque Masud

Tareque Masud's films compel us to think anew. An archivist and a brilliant storyteller, he was fondly known as the ‘Cinema Feriwala’. The artiste is an indispensable name when it comes to...

August 13, 2021
August 13, 2021

Behind Intekhab Dinar’s stellar performance in ‘Unoloukik’

With an array of popular television fictions under his belt, celebrated actor Intekhab Dinar has built a powerful presence on OTT platforms in recent years. From a convincing portrayal of a...

August 9, 2021
August 9, 2021

The Manipuri Raas Leela: Where performance meets history and mythology

The Raas Leela is an important part of Manipuri culture. The term roughly means ‘dance of divine love and passion’. Dancers symbolise their spiritual love for Lord Krishna when they perform the...

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Revisiting the legacy of Concert for Bangladesh

The Concert for Bangladesh, a pair of benefit concerts organised by former Beatles guitarist George Harrison and Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, were held on August 1, 1971, at Madison Square...

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

Moutushi Biswas makes a comeback with ‘Spotlight’

Since her first on-screen appearance in 2003, Moutushi Biswas garnered her career with well-known television fictions, reality shows, and movies. However, she was away from the limelight for one...

July 25, 2021
July 25, 2021

‘Ghotona Shotto’ sparks allegations of insensitivity towards children with special needs

Eid special tele-fiction, “Ghotona Shotto”, directed by Rubel Hasan and released under the banner of Central Music and Video (CMV), has enraged audiences -- allegedly due to its insensitivity...

July 18, 2021
July 18, 2021

An ode to Kulsum

Renowned actor Shahnaz Khushi paid a wonderful tribute to Kulsum, her house-help, who took care of her family for nine long years, through a social media post. Kulsum passed away recently, after a...

July 10, 2021
July 10, 2021

A sneak peek into Chorki’s ‘Unoloukik’

OTT platform Chorki released the trailer of their anthology series, “Unoloukik” recently. It is based on four original stories by writer Shibabrata Barman -- “Moribar Holo Tar Shad", "...

July 10, 2021
July 10, 2021

Sangeet Oikya Bangladesh formed to combat challenges of musicians

With an aim to overcome challenges and neglect faced by musicians, several lyricists, composers, and vocalists have formed a committee called, ’Sangeet Oikya Bangladesh' for the first time in...