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Salman, Kareena top rankers for Times Celebex

A Salman Khan scores almost twice second ranker Akshay Kumar, while Kareena Kapoor overtakes Katrina Kaif to regain the top slot in Times Celebex, India’s first, most definitive and scientific ranking system for Bollywood actors in the month of December, reports Times of India. Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan edged their way back to the top of Times Celebex […]

February 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Shaheen Samad teaches Ekuesher Gaan

Bangladesh Shilapakala Academy organised a workshop to train young singers the top five songs on Ekushey just a week before Ekueshey February, the United Nations approved International Mother Language Day. Songs selected in the workshop were Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury’s Amar bhaiyer rokt-e rangano ekushey February, Abdul Latif’s Ora amar mukher bhasha kaira nite chay, Sikander Abu Zafar’s Pakhider ganer and […]

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Romanian film Child’s Pose wins Golden Bear in Berlin

The Romanian film Child’s Pose has picked up the coveted Golden Bear prize for best film at the 63rd Berlin film festival. (Reported BBC online) The film, directed by Calin Peter Netzer, tells the story of a wealthy mother who uses her connections to try and stop her son from going to jail. The film was a favourite among the […]

February 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Rocker Biplob emerges in film

Popular rocker Biplob of Prometheus Band is going to make his debut as an actor in a Dhallywood film titled Game, directed by Royal Anik. Biplob is acting the role of an anti-hero in the film. Biplob has already participated in the shooting of the film last week at Jannat Shooting House at Pubail, a location in Gazipur. Shooting of […]

February 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Shilpakala holds children film session

Department of theatre and film of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organised a children film screening session on Friday at the plaza of the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. A remarkable number of children with parents watched the German film ‘Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods’ screened in evening, which the organisers claimed as ‘International Children Film Festival’. Shilpakala […]

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Swapnodal stages pantomime in Narayanganj

Dhaka based troupe Swapnodal staged its pantomime production titled ‘Swadhinata Sangram’ at the Shaheed Minar in Narayanganj on Friday as part of the theatre festival organised by the local troupe Oikik Theatre. The festival has been organised showing solidarity with the ongoing demand of ensuring the capital punishment of the war criminals. The pantomime production directed by Zahid Ripon, features […]

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Rafiqul Alam presents songs at IGCC

Rafiqul Alam presented his popular songs at a solo music programme on Friday at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre. Alam amused the audience with 15 songs. Most acclaimed ones were Saraswati Bondona, Ke Abar Bajai Banshi, Vhojon, Asha Chilo Mone Mone, Ek Hridoyhinar Kachhe and Kobe Sadhur Charandhuli. The programme was jointly organised by Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre in association […]

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Pahela Baishakh screened

A richly-informed documentary titled Pahela Baishakh featuring the tradition and events of welcoming the Bangla New Year was screened in a daylong programme on Thursday at the Shawkat Osman Auditorium at the Central Public Library. The show was screened celebrating the spring. In this sense the show appeared a bit irrelevant as a result it failed to attract audience. However, […]

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Louvre museum returns Nazi-looted artworks

Seven paintings taken from their Jewish owners in the 1930s are being returned to their surviving relatives as part of an ongoing French effort to give back looted, stolen or appropriated art (reported BBC online) The works include four paintings that currently hang in the Louvre in Paris. Six of the pieces were owned by Richard Neumann, an Austrian Jew […]

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Music inspires protesters at Shahbagh

Patriotic songs inspired the freedom fighters during the war of independence in 1971 to fight against the Pakistani army and its local collaborators. Even after the independence, such inspirational songs had been a source for encouragement for the masses to protest injustice. Following the trend of boosting the masses, many singers and bands have composed and presented inspirational songs at […]

February 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Group art show features Korean, local artists

A two-day Korea-Bangladesh group art exhibition featuring Korean and Bangladeshi artists began on Friday at the residence of Korean ambassador at Baridhara. The exhibition features paintings and four sculptures by participating 21 Korean and seven local artists. The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in collaboration with the Athena Gallery of Fine Arts has organised the exhibition as part of […]

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Romantic songs presented

Couples form all generations had a romantic evening at Chhayanaut on Valentine’s Day. A programme titled ‘Sudhu Valobasar Gaan’ was performed by famous Rabindra Sangit singers of Chhayanaut. All the singers and the audience had lighted candles in front of Chhayanaut before the programme started at 7:00pm expressing their solidarity with Shahbag Square’s candlelight vigil. Singer Sadi Mohammad and the […]

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Die Hard sequel leaves critics cold

The latest instalment in Bruce Willis’s Die Hard action franchise has received a largely frosty response from critics, reports Hindustan Times. ‘Last is least,’ bemoaned the Hollywood Reporter, while The Scotsman called it a ‘limp parody’ of the 1988 original. ‘The sense of exhilaration and fun that marked the best of the series has gone unaccountably AWOL,’ opined Kenneth Turan […]

February 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Barin Mazumder’s birth anniversary celebrated

Eminent classical artiste pandit Barin Mazumder’s 92nd birth anniversary was celebrated through discussion and performing classical music at a programme at the Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday. Pandit Barin Mazumder Smrity Sangsad and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy jointly organised the programme. Classical artiste Nihad De Akash presented raga Behag in vocal accompanied by Meher Hossain on […]

February 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Music enriches Valentine’s Day celebrations

Different genres of music presented by various groups appeared as additional source of entertainment for the Valentine’s Day makers at Dhaka University on Thursday. Huge number of viewers, mostly students in groups, enjoyed music from the dawn to the night at the Swaparjito Swadhinata on the campus. Cultural organisation Sattyen Sen Shilpy Gosthi organised the day-long programme with the slogan […]

February 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Subir Nandi presents romantic songs

His vocal and style are perfect for sentimental and romantic songs. Truly the seasoned singer Subir Nandi could transport the emotion in various types of romantic and sentimental songs from his latest album Amar Tumi Ele on Tuesday at Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmandi. The album was also launched at the same programme targeting the Pahela Phalgun and Valentine’s Day celebrations […]

February 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Endless Love tops Billboard’s chart

When it comes to love, sometimes old songs say it best. The 1981 Motown ballad ‘Endless Love’ by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie topped Billboard magazine’s ‘Top 50 ‘Love’ Songs of All Time’ list on Wednesday, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The duet, written by Richie and used as the theme song for Franco Zeffirelli’s film of the same […]

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Recitation festival ends at JU

Rabindranath Tagore’s classic Shesher Kabita was performed in the Pahela Phalgun evening by Dhwani, a Jahangirnagar University based recitation organisation at the at the Selim Al Deen Mucktamancha on the campus on Wednesday The presentation of the novel that recounts the love story of Amit Ray, a barrister educated in England, was the perfect treat for hundreds of audience to […]

February 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Bashanta welcomed

The city turned to a festive mood on Wednesday as thousands of youths in colourful attires and flowers in hands celebrated the first day of Bashanta (spring), the season of beauty and resurrection, which has been glorified in poems and songs as symbol of love and inspiration. Celebrating the day various cultural organisations presented romantic songs, people’s songs, poems and […]

February 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Valentine’s Day always special

Even after 40 years of the their marriage, celebrity couple Lucky Enam and Enamul Huq celebrate Valentine’s Day with special arrangement. Nature of celebrations is completely different from their early marriage days but charm is still the same. They celebrate the day with children and grand children these days. Family friends also get invitation in the Valentine’s celebrations. ‘We celebrate […]

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