Arts & Reviews

UNB’s annual District Correspondent’s Conference

  The annual conference of the district correspondents of United News of Bangladesh (UNB) began at its head office in the city on November 16. Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu formally inaugurated the daylong conference as the Chief Guest. Later, State Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Book launch at Indian High Commission

  As part of the Dhaka LitFest 2017, held at the Bangla Academy from 16 to 18 November 2017, the High Commission of India organized a launch of two books by Indian authors at its premises on Sunday, 19 November. The Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Anuk Arudpragasam Wins the DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2017

  The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam emerges as the winner from a shortlist of five to take the coveted US $25,000 DSC Prize   Anuk Arudpragasam has been announced as the winner of the prestigious DSC Prize for South Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

DLF: Coming into its own

  Syrian poet Ali Ahmad Said Esber known as Adonis along with Bangla Academy Director General Shamsuzzaman Khan inaugurated the three day Dhaka Literary Festival at the Bangla Academy premises on November 16.  DLF (Dhaka Literary Festival) Directors Ahsan Akbar, Sadaf Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Citibank pays tribute to Ferdous Wahid

  Citibank Bangladesh recently organised its annual event “Gaane Gaane Gunijon Shongbordhona” to celebrate the lifetime contributions of renowned artist Ferdous Wahid. At the event, eminent musical composer, Alauddin Ali and Singer Habib Wahid spoke about the acclaimed artist’s musical career.   Alauddin Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

William Dalrymple’s next book to focus on Bangladesh

  Scottish writer, researcher and historian William Dalrymple has envisioned his future writing project to focus on Bangladesh. He expressed this wish at the first session of the second day of the Dhaka Lit Fest 2017. Novelist Shazia Omar moderated the Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

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
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