Arts & Reviews

Dhaka International Film Festival starts in city

  The Dhaka International Film Festival or DIFF was inaugurated on January 12. Turkish film Zer screened at the inaugural session after the official inauguration. Zer is the story of a Kurdish boy grown up in New York and his journey Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Discrimination or misrepresentation?

  How Bangladesh’s social media got divided over a viral video   A new short film which was uploaded recently has been stirring up the social media pot as 2018’s first Bangladeshi viral video, dividing opinion like no other topic. The short film, Thursday, January 18th, 2018

World this week

  Baby milk scare forces product withdrawn from shelves A salmonella scandal at French dairy group Lactalis has affected 83 countries, including Bangladesh, according to reports of agencies. Twelve million boxes of powdered baby milk are being recalled from these countries, the Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Nation this week

  Ride-sharing services get the cabinet nod The cabinet has approved “Ride-sharing Service Guidelines 2017” validating the operations of app-based transport services like Uber and Pathao. There is a provision in the guidelines that the service providing company and its drivers would Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Understanding Young People in the Social Context

  “Praise youth and it will prosper.” -  Irish Proverb   Youth have the endless potential which makes them the most important and productive guiding force of any nation. Development of a society as well as a country mainly depends on the exploration Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Feraundher Alik Brittanta

  Syed Lutful Haque ushers Pharaoh’s in Bangla! Writer: Syed Lutful Haque Publisher: Alokpat Prokashan Publication: February 2018 Cover: Syed Lutful Haque Price: BDT 200 Pages: 64   The Pharaoh (Feraun in Bangla) remains a mystery to Egyptologist, scientists, archaeologist and historians. They are still busy in unearthing the Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Saptak enthralls Dhaka audience

  IGCC organised an evening of Hindustani Classical Vocal Music by  Saptak Chatterjee from India at Kabi Sufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Shahbagh in the city. The musical soiree was held on January 3.   The artiste was accompanied by Abhishek Chatterjee Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Highlighting Shawkat’s life and contributions

  Late eminent writer Shawkat Osman was remembered at a programme which was recently held at Shamsur Rahman Seminar Hall of Bangla Academy.   Kothashilpi Shawkat Osman Smriti Parishad organised the commemorative programme marking the 101st birth anniversary of Shawkat Osman. The programme Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Dhaka Cine Workshop to complement festival

  The 8th Dhaka Cine Workshop has started in the city. With the Dhaka International Film Festival starting soon this workshop looks to initiate the preparations amidst the local film fraternity ahead of time. The workshop will continue till January 20, Thursday, January 11th, 2018

World this week

  Wild, wild weather It was a week of wild weather, from Australia to North America. The eastern US is experiencing record-breaking low temperatures while in Australia, the city of Sydney has had its hottest weather in nearly 80 years. The US Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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