Arts & Reviews

Noor becomes president of UNESCO’s cultural project

  Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor has been officially elected President of the 6th session of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions for two years. The election took place Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Odissi dance presented at Shilpakala Academy

  Indian dancer Shashwati Barai Ghosh entertained the audience by presenting Odissi dance at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpaklala Academy on June 12.   Nrityanandan organised the show following a weeklong Odissi workshop where Shashwati trained local dancers on different aspects Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Zainul Abedin’s works on display in Kassel

  Bengal Foundation has arranged an exhibition of the works of two artists from Bangladesh at Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany. The show started on June 10. The works of founding father of Bangladeshi Modern art Zainul Abedin and of contemporary Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Remembering a Classical Maestro

  Ali Akbar Khan often referred to as Khansahib or by the title Ustad (master), was a Hindustani classical musician of the Maihar gharana, known for his virtuosity in playing the sarod. Khan was instrumental in popularising Indian classical music in Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

The season for litchi lovers

  The litchi business has been getting momentum creating huge jobs for thousands of male and female labourers now in the harvesting, processing and marketing of the delicious fruit in Rangpur division.   According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources and Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Syed Abdullah Khalid remembered at TSC

  A memorial programme was organised at TSC of University of Dhaka on June 9 to pay tribute to sculptor and painter Syed Abdullah Khalid. Bangladesh Charushilpy Sangsad organised the event, where cultural personalities and leading artists of the country paid Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Nayak Raj Razzak and Ranjit Mallick honoured in Kolkata

  Nayak Raj Abdur Razzak and Ranjit Mallick of India have been awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th Tele-Cine Award. The award ceremony was held on June 4 at Nazrul Manch in Kolkata. Dr Shahsi Panja, Minister for Women Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Farrukh Ahmad: The poet advocating humanism

  Poet Farrukh Ahmad one of the most powerful poets of Bangla literature, took birth on this day in 1918. He is widely known as the poet of Islamic Renaissance. This year marks his 99th birth anniversary.   Islam was not only the Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

A world of silence and serenity

  Mohammad Kibria, a significant name in enriching modernism in Bangladeshi Art. He is considered an iconic figure in contemporary art, as he introduced modern paintings where compositions, colours and forms are major features. He meticulously blended the essential elements of Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Preventing AIDS in Children

  Despite enormous progress, the AIDS epidemic remains one of the major critical issues of our time. The situation is especially dire for children – and for adolescent girls most of all. AIDS is a leading cause of death of adolescents Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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