Elita Karim

Tagore’s Gitabitan and the bookshelf of a Bengali household

It has been 80 years today since Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali polymath, poet, composer and the first Bengali Nobel Laureate, breathed his last. In these 80 years, much has changed in the world, including the modernisation of his compositions. Tagore’s songs—Rabindra Sangeet, as they are known—are still popular amongst Bengali music lovers. A quick search on YouTube will lead to the traditional renditions that we have grown up with, along with the younger lots reinterpreting the songs into acoustic, unplugged, and piano renditions. Tagore’s music lives on and he lives on through his music.

August 13, 2021
August 13, 2021

Women in Translation Month: Why we need more of Selina Hossain

The women in Selina Hossain’s books are strong, because the author herself likes to be inspired by the reality around her.

August 6, 2021
August 6, 2021

Tagore’s Gitabitan and the bookshelf of a Bengali household

It has been 80 years today since Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali polymath, poet, composer and the first Bengali Nobel Laureate, breathed his last. In these 80 years, much has changed in the world, including the modernisation of his compositions. Tagore’s songs—Rabindra Sangeet, as they are known—are still popular amongst Bengali music lovers. A quick search on YouTube will lead to the traditional renditions that we have grown up with, along with the younger lots reinterpreting the songs into acoustic, unplugged, and piano renditions. Tagore’s music lives on and he lives on through his music.

July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021

Remembering the contemporary great: Humayun Ahmed

To me, he was a weaver of stories from lands and cultures, all within Bangladesh, that I would never have heard of otherwise. Growing up abroad amidst mixed cultures and languages, Humayun Ahmed kept Bangladesh within me and in thousands of others like me.

April 28, 2018
April 28, 2018

Elita and Bibek's 'Tumi Nei To Ami Nei' resonates!

Known as a promising singer of the current generation, Bibek Majumdar has wowed his fans once again with his latest song Tumi Nei To Ami Nei, performed alongside the ever-popular singing sensation Elita Karim.

January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016

Daily Star turning 26

The Daily Star has begun the celebration of its 25th founding anniversary with much enthusiasm and promise to continue upholding the standard of journalism.

September 19, 2015
September 19, 2015

Elita Karim's Performance wows Sushmita Sen

It was a star studded launch event early this week at the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre's Hall of Fame where Unilever organized the launch event of TRESemmé and Sushmita Sen was the showstopper on the ramp.

June 22, 2015
June 22, 2015

I avoid iftar invitations at all costs: Elita

Elita Karim wears many hats-- besides being a top pop musician of the country, she is an established journalist and a radio host. Despite her busy schedule, Elita makes sure to eat healthy -- even when she's having Iftar at work -- and make time for friends.