Showbiz Column

Showbiz Column

Kolkata, Kolkata!

Kolkata has been the city of dreams of my childhood and continues to be so until now.

Farewell to Ganderia!

Life in Ganderia was most engaging and colourful. I had developed friendship with a number of local kids of my age.


25th March 1971. We left our old DOHS house just fifteen minutes before midnight.

Aaj Achi Kal Nei

I'm not a very emotional memory trotter, and I prefer to not be one. But, despite saying so, all the wonderful gifts of lessons that I had received from my guru, I treasure them, relish them, chew on them, brush them and whole heartedly respect and love them.

A life Less Ordinary! / Life begins at Dhaka

Dhaka then was considered the happening place, One afternoon Baba came back from his office and said that he was under order of transfer to Dhaka.

A life Less Ordinary! / Kushtia and the childhood Days!

Mornings were glorious in the small towns of the then Bangladesh, with birds chirping, the hawkers' hawking and the most endearing voices of the servants waking us up, washing and dressing us to start the day anew.

A life Less Ordinary! / Starting with a cry

It was a winter morning in Meherpur, then a subdivision under the district of Nodia, just before the partition of Bengal.


On August 1 1971, former Beatles' member George Harrison and Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar organised two benefit concerts...

Facebook Live! Coming soon to a screen near you!

The other morning as I was sipping my fragrant Earl Grey tea, marveling at the picturesque golf view from my windows, sudden beautiful tune from far away Mumbai brightened by mind.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

To me the face of Angelina Jolie is always that of an angel. Not because she is an Oscar winning actress.

In Unison With The Divine

Baul Rob Fakir has taken his last breath on August 7, at a local hospital in Kushtia. According to his nephew, the 49 year old mystic had suffered from a stroke and left behind his wife, son, daughter and a number of supporters.

Words of appreciation on behalf of Asaduzzaman Noor

We requested Sara Zaker to share some thoughts on Asaduzzaman Noor, as they have worked together on various aspects for a rather long time. We present to our readers her thoughts on her long-time colleague and friend.


'Pochishe Boishakh', the birth anniversary of Bengal's very own Poet Laureate, brings with it a blitz of performances based on Tagore's literature...

Don't hold your breath

'Cultural action is an intervention in daily life, directed to the transformation of social consciousness.' ...


A few days ago if you entered the corner-most exhibition space at the EMK Center, no one would blame you if you thought it was an exhibition of rural artifacts.

The Body speaks anew

“To understand what I am saying, you have to believe that dance is something other than technique. We forget where the movements come from. They are born from life. When you create a new work, the point of departure must be contemporary life - not existing forms of dance.” -- Pina Bausch, German choreographer, dance director par excellence

Road to Cannes - Future of Bangladeshi Films

Samia Zaman: “Even though we all know each other here, I would still like to emphasise on Zakir Hossain Raju because he is involved with our topic of discussion since the very beginning.

A Chat With Akhi Alamgir

I've been singing playback since 1994, and my first album was launched in '97. My second album was launched in '98, titled “Bisher...