Shababa Iqbal

May 28, 2021
May 28, 2021

‘Friends’ Reunion: The one where everyone gets nostalgic

“Friends” was a show I watched with my grown-up cousins in the evenings on Star World. I was young – too young to watch Monica and Chandler kiss, or to understand what it actually meant when an...

May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021

Meet the Eternals, Marvel’s group of immortal heroes

Marvel Studios released the first trailer of the much-anticipated “Eternals” recently, in which audiences saw a new band of superheroes. The introduction of these new characters is a keystone in...

May 24, 2021
May 24, 2021

Bob Dylan at 80: Revisiting his memorable songs

Few artistes have been significant for as long as Bob Dylan. Throughout the years, he has remained one of rock music’s most influential and striking figures. Although his importance in the world of...

May 1, 2021
May 1, 2021

Remembering Satyajit Ray, the cinematic genius who left a benchmark

Satyajit Ray, one of the world’s finest directors, producers, screenwriters, and authors, was born on May 2, 1921, in Kolkata. He died on April 23, 1992. This year marks his birth centenary.

May 1, 2021
May 1, 2021

Oscars 2021: The most diverse yet

Even though the 2021 Oscars were arranged in the midst of a pandemic, it had its silver linings. The ceremony marked a moment of real change, when it came to celebrating diversity.

April 24, 2021
April 24, 2021

Revisiting memorable roles of silver screen’s ‘Mishti Meye’

We recently lost one of the most celebrated actors of the country with the demise of Sarah Begum Kabori. Born on July 19, 1950, she started acting in films from the age of thirteen, with the...

April 5, 2021
April 5, 2021

Art galleries operating cautiously amidst countrywide lockdown

Art galleries and event spaces are operating cautiously during the countrywide lockdown, with most of them postponing their public programmes and exhibitions.

April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021

Behind the book covers

Having graduated from the University of Dhaka’s Faculty of Fine Arts, Sabyasachi Hazra’s work first gained momentum in 2005 and today, is a mainstay during the Ekushey Boi Mela.

February 27, 2021
February 27, 2021

Revisiting A T M Shamsuzzaman’s memorable roles

The five-time National Film Award winner was also a prolific screenwriter. Although A T M Shamsuzzaman’s importance in the world of cinema and television can be talked about for days on end, his...

February 15, 2021
February 15, 2021

How effective is art as a form of protest?

In today’s climate of fake news and alternative facts, social and political truth can be inconsistent and fragile. Artists, like journalists and activists, need to define the truth and defend it.