Arts & Reviews

Second Hiralal Sen Padak at festival for only Bangla films

  “Aamar Bhashar Chalachitra Utshab”, claimed to be the biggest show of Bangla films will start on February 12. This year the “Hiralal Sen Padak” will be conferred for the second time. Dhaka University Film Society will organise the film festival Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Novera’s paintings to be donated to National Museum

  Late eminent sculptor-painter Novera Ahmed’s husband Gregoire de Brouhns will donate the late artist’s 10 paintings, those she created between 1985 and 2014 in France, to Bangladesh National Museum.   Brouhns made the announcement about donating the paintings while delivering a lecture Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Tisha in action role

  Nusrat Imrose Tisha, an actress prolific in both small and big screens has often been cast in romantic roles. But it has been reported that she would be seen in a completely different look. She will portray the role of Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Ayub Bachchu on platform for would-be band stars

  A new show has been envisioned to bring up young band performers of the country. The new show will be headed by Ayub Bachchu on Rtv. It will start from February 16 and will continue through every Friday at 10pm. Thursday, February 15th, 2018

World this week

  Pakistan warns India against surgical strikes Pakistan warned India against cross-border strikes in the disputed region of Kashmir after Indian authorities blamed a Pakistan-based group for an attack on an army camp in which soldiers and their families were targeted. February Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Nation this week

  GP, Banglalink acquire spectrum for 4G Two leading mobile operators --Grameenphone and Banglalink -- acquired 15.6 Megahertz of 4G spectrum with a price of $463.6 million in auction on February 13. Banglalink took 10.6 MHz spectrum from different two bands - Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Artist Nipa’s book launched at Dhaka Art Summit

  A book containing the artworks of artist Maksuda Iqbal Nipa, titled “Maksuda Iqbal Nipa - Episodes of Her Gaze” was launched at the Dhaka Art Summit 2018’s BMW Lounge in Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on February 6.   Published by Cosmos Books, the Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Charles Pachter’s retrospective exhibition kicks off in city

  A 14-day long art exhibition of Canadian contemporary artist Charles Pachter was inaugurated at the Nalini Kanta Bhattasali Gallery of Bangladesh National Museum on February 5. Slated to run from February 5-18, it was organised under the collaboration of the Thursday, February 8th, 2018

DAS Talk: Country’s growth must reflect in arts, not just GDP

  Art patrons and collectors all stressed greater promotion of the arts during a discussion session at the ongoing Dhaka Art Summit 2018 on February 5. The talk, titled “Speaking to the Importance of Patronage of Art and Culture in Bangladesh”, Thursday, February 8th, 2018

World this week

  Rohingya abuses could spark regional conflict The UN human rights chief warned on February 5 that possible acts of "genocide and ethnic cleansing" against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority could fuel a religion-based conflict that spreads beyond the country's borders. His remarks Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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