Priyanka Chowdhury

September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020

Curtains rising, cautiously

As I was walking into Prachyanat’s practice space, with my mask and gloves on, some familiar voices called out my name. For the next few minutes, it felt like I was back to my old theatre-going self.

September 19, 2020
September 19, 2020

40 Years of Ghuddi: Rereading the film and its enduring influences

After the First World War, Major Arthur Hurst filmed shell-shocked patients who returned from the war in France. War Neurosis (1917) pioneered as the first medical film about the treatment of...

August 15, 2020
August 15, 2020

Zahid Gogon on his film ,‘Prem Puran’

Young filmmaker Zahid Gogon has a number of accolades to his credit, including the Tareque Masud Young Film Maker Award (2014).

July 25, 2020
July 25, 2020

“Performance art involves looking at life through a micro lens”

In ‘Let Me Get You a Nice Cup of Tea’, artist Yasmin Jahan Nupur sits across from spectators at an English-styled tea table, in her white jamdani shari.

July 18, 2020
July 18, 2020

Tayeba Begum Lipi on stitching through the pandemic

Perhaps it is not a coincidence that the name ‘Lipi’ translates to ‘inscription’ in English. Her razor-sharp commentary on the politics of gender and female identity and representation has given...

June 27, 2020
June 27, 2020

An insight into installation art

Installation, a relatively new genre of contemporary art, is practiced by postmodernist artists.

June 13, 2020
June 13, 2020

The deserted performing spaces

While artistes are exploring different digital platforms as makeshift performing spaces, the once crowded physical venues and auditoriums now remain deserted, amid the coronavirus crisis.

May 16, 2020
May 16, 2020

When the shows don’t go on

As we wrestle with the coronavirus pandemic, theatre artistes and production workers are trying to figure out how to stay afloat and take care of their community, since the very notion of live...

April 25, 2020
April 25, 2020

UNESCO’s #BeCreative earns praise on social media

As a way of coping with the coronavirus pandemic, UNESCO Dhaka initiated the online campaign, #BeCreative, featuring different artistes and cultural professionals.

April 18, 2020
April 18, 2020

“Creativity can provide solace and strength in these difficult times” - Samina Husain Prema

Acclaimed Manipuri dancer Samina Husain Prema has been keeping the public entertained and motivated through virtual performances, as the nation copes with the coronavirus pandemic.