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3-day animation fest features local, foreign cartoons

A three-day animation cartoon festival began on Friday at Bangladesh Shishu Academy to entertain children. Children Communication Bangladesh (CCB) has arranged the festival titled 1st International Animation Cartoon Festival Bangladesh. Around 70 animation cartoons from 17 countries will be screened in the festival including 20 films produced by Bangladeshi makers. Among the Bangladeshi cartoon films, eminent artist-puppeteer Mustafa Monowar’s Meena […]

March 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Jayanto, Dahlia recite poems at IGCC

Noted recitation artiste Jayanta Chattopadhyay, along with talented artiste Dahlia Ahmed, presented evergreen poems by various poets at a recitation programme titled Kobitalaap at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre at Gulshan in the capital on Friday. Jayanta was the first to recite poems at the show. He, in his stentorian voice, recited Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore’s Dussomoy. The artiste […]

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Anil Kapoor wants to make another film on the Mahatma

It has been seven years since Anil Kapoor’s production Gandhi My Father bagged three National Awards, but his passion for Gandhi has not ebbed, reports Times of India. The actor-producer now wants to delve deeper into the life of the Mahatma and has already taken the first big step by registering eleven different titles, all related to Gandhi. Says an […]

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Award winning docu Fog of War screened at DAC

Globally acclaimed documentary film Fog of War was screened at Dhaka Art Centre on Friday evening. The screening session was organised by Bangladesh Pramanno Chitra Parshad in association with Dhaka Art Centre. Directed and produced by Errol Morris, the documentary film was made about the insider view of the seminal events of 20th Century through the eyes of the former Secretary […]

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SATTURER SAT ART SHOW AT BENGAL: Seven classmates participate

Seven artistes, who came in the art scene together in the mid 1970s, are participating in a group show at the Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts at Dhanmondi in the city. The exhibition titled Satturer Saat features 56 artworks in various mediums by artists, who got admitted as students of the batch of 1975 at the then Bangladesh College of […]

March 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Babita writes autobiography

Once dream girl of Dhallywood, Farida Aktar Babita, who is known simply by her nick, is writing her autobiography. Her autobiography, she says, will cover every detail of her life and career of over four decades in film industry that might be of interest to her fans, friends and young film stars. But, it will not be any just a […]

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Rolling Stones to play Britain’s Glastobury Fest for first time

The Rolling Stones will play Britain’s Glastonbury music festival for the first time, organizers announced on Wednesday, joining Arctic Monkeys and folk band Mumford & Sons as headliners at the three-day June event. The appearance by the veteran British rock group follows weeks of rumors that the Stones, who in 2012 celebrated 50 years in the music business with a […]

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Fighting a tiger was easier than dancing: Ajay Devgn

Shooting with a real tiger was undoubtedly challenging for actor Ajay Devgn during the shoot of Himmatwala. However, for Ajay, there was something else a notch higher than this, shaking his leg to iconic hits like Nainon Mein Sapna and Taki Taki, reports Hindusatan Times. ‘Dancing was the biggest Himmatwala moment for me in the film; fighting with a tiger […]

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Colourful dance pieces presented at BSA

A two-day dance programme titled Khanda Nritya Pradarshani began on Thursday evening at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Noted and grooming dancers presented dance pieces of different genres at the programme held at the Music and Dance Centre auditorium of the academy. One of the most acclaimed performances on that evening was by seasoned dancer Munmun Ahmed, who presented a Kathak piece […]

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World Theatre Day celebrated in Dhaka, Chittagong

World Theatre Day was celebrated organising glittering programmes in the capital city Dhaka and in the port city Chittagong on Wednesday. ITI Bangladesh, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation and Bangladesh Pathanatok Parishad jointly arranged the programme featuring colourful procession and cultural function in Dhaka. A similar programme was organised in Chittagong by Theatre Institute Chattagram. Every year 27 […]

March 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Lubna Marium honoured with Bhupen Hazarika solidarity award

Eminent researcher-dancer Lubna Marium has been honoured with the first Dr Bhupen Hazarika International Solidarity Award 2013 in Assam, India. Asam Sahitya Sabha, India’s one of the pioneering literary and socio-cultural organisations, conferred the award to Marium at a glittering function held on Thursday at Rabindra Bhawan. Assam chief minister Shri Tarun Gogoi was the chief guest of the programme […]

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PUPPET SHOW AT AFD: Finnish, French artistes perform with local children

Puppeteers from Finland and France along with local street children presented a puppet show on water and selective sorting of household waste at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka on Monday. The performance was a part of the Franco-Bangladeshi Cross Cultural Project. Marja Nykanen from Finland and Elise Perrin from France presented the half an hour show in which a […]

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Pranon portrays nature

Young artist Sohel Rana Pranon’s five-day solo exhibition titled Roopshilper Deshe featured the artist’s concern on the contemporary Bangladesh, especially at the degradation of nature by the manmade causes at the exhibition at Dhaka Art Centre. The show showcased 67 artworks, most of which are oil paintings and a few prints by the Pranon. Bongomata, oil on canvas, depicts a […]

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Cultural organisations celebrate Independence Day

Government and non-government cultural organisations celebrated the 43rd Independence Day holding special programmes at different corners in the city on Tuesday. Artistes presented music, dance and recitations highlighting the spirit of the war of independence in such programmes organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangla Academy and others. Shilpakala Academy observed the day holding a special programme at the National Theatre […]

March 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Artists paint with patriotic songs

Leading painters of the country painted canvases at a programme titled Rang Tulite Muktijuddha on Tuesday organised by Channel-i marking the 43rd Independence Day on its premises at Tejgaon. Hashem Khan, Shahid Kabir, Hamiduzzaman Khan, Sheikh Afzal, Nasim Ahmed Nadvi, Naima Haque, Sabyasachi Hazra, Syed Iqbal, Samrjit Roy Chowdhury, Jahid Mustafa and others created colourful canvases highlighting the war of […]

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Amader Swadhinota staged on ‘fateful night’

Theatre Angon staged Amader Swadhinota Monday evening at the Gitanjoli Lalitkola Academy in Uttara featuring the Pakistan army’s brutal attack to demolish the Baanglai nation on Mrach 25 midnight in 1971, which is known as fateful night. The play, written and directed by Shahjahan Shobhan, did not, however, only portray the massacres done by the Pakistani army and its local […]

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CELEBRATING 43RD INDEPENDENCE DAY: Recreating war of independence in art

The War of Independence has been portrayed in different ways by the artists since the war began in 1971. Almost all of the seasoned artists of the country created canvases on the war in the early 1970s featuring valiant freedom fighters of the war or the killing fields of the war in explicit manner. Artists have been continuing the legacy. […]

March 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Bulbul believes in better Bangladesh

Noted musician and freedom fighter Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul blames the dismal state of the spirit of the war of independence in the contemporary society as the root cause behind the ongoing political turmoil. As most of the people are derailed from the spirit of the war, they don’t act like patriots and don’t even think much for the welfare of […]

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MV SWAT UNLOADING AT CTG: Play based on history continues at TIC

Theatre Institute Chattagram has organised three consecutive shows of its latest production Swat featuring a Pakistani Navy ship styled MV Swat’s carrying ammunitions to the Chittagong port on March 24, 1971. As the ship had been harboured in Chittagong Port on March 24, the Chittagong based troupe started the programme at the TIC auditorium on Sunday marking the day as […]

March 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

15TH PRACHYANAT ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS: 2 foreign plays staged on third day

Bangla version of a Marathi and an English plays were staged on the third day of the six-day theatre festival organised by Prachyanat marking its 15th founding anniversary at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday. The host troupe staged 76th show of Robert Bolt’s historical drama A Man for all Seasons, translated by Shahed Iqbal, at the National Theatre Hall while […]

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