Arts & Reviews

Nation this week

  Seven directors of the privately-run Social Islami Bank Limited resigned on November 14 citing “personal problems”. Four of them were independent while three others were shareholders of the bank. The changes came following a board meeting of the bank held Thursday, November 16th, 2017

World this week

  Widely criticised for her stance over Rohingya refugee crisis, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi now told her fellow Southeast Asian leaders that her country will take back Rohingya refugees after it signs an agreement with its neighbor Bangladesh. Suu Thursday, November 16th, 2017

14-day printmaking exhibition commences at Gallery Cosmos

  A 14-day group art exhibition on printmaking titled ‘Nature Quest’ began at Gallery Cosmos on November 10. Cosmos Atelier71 Printmaking Studio and Gallery Cosmos jointly organised the exhibition on the artworks derived from a six-day printmaking (Etching/Intaglio) workshop conducted by Thursday, November 16th, 2017

A Delightful Journey at AFD

  Alliance Française de Dhaka hosted the inaugural ceremony of a group art exhibition titled ‘A Delightful Journey’ on November 3.   ‘Art Stories’ is a platform for artists with the primary aim to help its artists to realise their ideas and conceptions Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Award ceremony of Berger Young Painters’ Art Competition held

  Mahmudul Haque gets Life Time Achievement Award   The award giving ceremony for the 22nd Berger Young Painters’ Art Competition (BYPAC) was held on November 9 at the La-Vita Hall of Hotel Lakeshore at Gulshan-2 in the city.   This programme began with a Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Khairul Anam Shakil captivates Dhaka audience

  Indira Gandhi Culture Centre organised an evening of Nazrul Geeti by eminent Nazrul singer Khairul Anam Shakil at Kabi Sufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Shahbagh in the city. The musical soiree was held on November 11.   The singer was accompanied Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Courier Asks: Are ‘gate-locked’ and ‘seating service’ here to stay?

  The terms refer to the salient features of a random, unannounced move by a number of bus operators in the capital - first reported in March - to try out their own version of ‘surge pricing’.   It involved converting some of Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Things that go bump in the night in Riyadh

  It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that Hariri’s resignation, the Saudi purge, and the Houthi missile fired at Riyadh are interconnected.   Saturday night was a busy one for Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The kingdom’s 32-year old heir Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The Prince: On how many fronts can Mohammed bin Salman act simultaneously?

  If Machiavelli were alive today, he might have modeled his political treatise ‘The Prince’ on Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS). Events on the first Saturday of November show that the young heir apparent is confident enough to move Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Nation This Week

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ranked 30th on this year’s Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. The magazine’s another list of the World’s 22 Most Powerful Women in Politics has put Hasina in the 9th place Thursday, November 9th, 2017
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