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French ‘Spiderman’ scales Hong Kong skyscraper urging peace

A French climber known as “Spiderman” has scaled a Hong Kong skyscraper and put up a banner urging peace in the city rocked by political unrest. Alain Robert unfurled a banner showing a handshake and the flags of Hong Kong and China on Friday morning. Hong Kong has seen months of anti-government protests that have sometimes led to violent clashes ... Read More »

Eid’s Drama Foyzu Munshir Narkel Gach

Foyzu Munshi shows Bengali films on DVD behind a tea shop where he has set up his mini movie hall. The youngsters of the village hangout there. During one afternoon show, when the hero Jasim was bursting the head of villain Jambu with a bottle, Foyzu’s wife sent a message from home that the coconut tree beside the house is ... Read More »

চিত্রজগত এ্যাওয়ার্ড পেলেন ১৩ জন তারকা

দেশের ঐতিহ্যবাহী বিনোদন ‘সাপ্তাহিক চিত্রজগত’-এর ৩২ বছর পূর্তি উপলক্ষে গতকাল ২৯ জুলাই সোমবার সন্ধ্যায় বাংলাদেশ শিল্পকলা একাডেমির জাতীয় চিত্রশালা মিলনায়তনে জমকালো অনুষ্ঠানের আয়োজন করে সাপ্তাহিক চিত্রজগত পরিবার। সুস্থ বিনোদন সুন্দর সমাজ গঠনের সহায়ক শীর্ষক আলোচনার পাশাপাশি প্রদান করা হয় ‘চিত্রজগত এ্যাওয়ার্ড ২০১৯’। Read More »

হাতেখড়ি শিশু-কিশোর আর্ট ও ফটোগ্রাফী এক্সিবিশন অনুষ্ঠিত

ঢাকা: জাতীয় শিশু-কিশোর পত্রিকা হাতেখড়ির আয়োজনে রাজধানীর দৃক গ্যালারীতে ৮ জুলাই সোমবার শিশু-কিশোর আর্ট ও ফটোগ্রাফী এক্সিবিশন অনুষ্ঠিত হয়েছে। হাতেখড়ি আর্ট এন্ড ফটো চ্যালেঞ্জে অংশগ্রহনকারীদের বাছাইকৃত ছবি নিয়ে এক্সিবিশন চলে সকাল ১১টা থেকে সন্ধ্যা ৭টা পর্যন্ত। প্রথমবারের মতো হাতেখড়ির এআয়োজনে তিনটি ক্যাটাগরিতে মোট ৪০জন শিশু-কিশোর ও তরুণের ৫১টি ছবি প্রদর্শীত হয়। প্রদর্শীত ছবির মধ্যে বিচারকদের রায়ে ক্যামেরা ফটোগ্রাফীতে পর্যায়ক্রমে প্রথম ... Read More »

Bangladeshi artists going to the FOBANA Convention

Like in every year, a group of star artiste comprising of music artistes, magicians, actors, models, choreographers from Bangladesh will take part in this year’s FOBANA convention. The Artists going to the United States to participate in FOBANA, led by singer Sharmin Sultana ( Chirkut band) are – Kumar Bishwajit Dey, Pavel Areen, Mustafizur Rahman Chowdhury, Jahid Hasan,Mostafa Emran Hasan,Moidul ... Read More »

Fahmida Nabi to lead artistes in 33rd FOBANA Convention

Bangladeshi artistes led by Fahmida Nabi to participate 33rd FOBANA Convention The 33rd Convention of the Federation of Bangladeshi Associations in North America (FOBANA) is going to be held from August 30 to September 1 in New York. There will be at least eight scheduled events in the convention. The three-day program will be held at a newly-built postmodern indoor ... Read More »

AFD celebrates ‘Fête de la Musique 2019’

Alliance Française, Dhaka celebrated ‘Fête de la Musique 2019’ with a series musical performances in its La Galerie on Friday, 21 June 2019. Aiming to integrate through the universal language of melody and rhythm, the Fête de la musique inspires an overture to a participative lyrical voyage by putting forward thousands of free concerts all over the world. Celebrated on ... Read More »

AF Dhaka celebrates “Fête de la Musique 2019” Friday

Dhaka, June 21 – Alliance Française, Dhaka will celebrate “Fête de la Musique 2019” which is globally known as ‘World Music Day’ with a series musical performance in its La Galerie on Friday, 21 June 2019 from 2.15 pm to 10 pm. Aiming to integrate through the universal language of melody and rhythm, the Fête de la musique inspires an ... Read More »

‘Grits and Grains’ has begun at La Galerie, AF Dhaka

The first solo art exhibition by Iqbal Bahar Chy ‘Grits and Grains’ has begun at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka on Friday, 14 June 2019. Eminent artist Shahid Kabir attended the opening ceremony as the chief guest while Architect Salauddin Ahmed also present as the special guest. There are around 60 artworks are in display for the exhibition. Born ... Read More »

মিস কালচার ওয়ার্ল্ড ওয়াইড মুকুট জিতলেন বাংলাদেশের প্রিয়তা ইফতেখার

‘বিজয়ের দিনে এমন একটি অর্জনে আমি খুব আনন্দিত। বিশ্বের বুকে লাল-সবুজের পতাকা ওড়ানোর তৃপ্তিটা বলে শেষ করা যাবে না। পুরো প্রতিযোগিতায় আমি বাংলাদেশ ও বাংলাদেশের সংস্কৃতি তুলে ধরেছি। কেননা আমার মূল লক্ষ্যই ছিল সবার মাঝে বাংলাদেশকে তুলে ধরা।’ Read More »

আসাদ চৌধুরী আমাদের সবার কবি

মোস্তফা কামাল মজুমদার কবি আসাদ চৌধুরীকে দেখলে একজন সাধারণ সরল প্রকৃতির মাটির মানুষ মনে হয়। বিশাল তার ব্যক্তিত্ব কিন্তু সহজেই তার সাথে মেশা যায়। কথাবার্তায়, বেশভূষায় এটা পরিষ্কার হয়ে উঠে যে তিনি দেশজ সংস্কৃতির ধারক ও বাহক। ষাটের দশকে তার কবিসত্বা পাঠককুলের নজরে আসে। সে থেকে তিনি লিখেই চলেছেন। ঢাকার বাংলা কাব্যসাহিত্য সত্তরের দশকে কোলকাতার কাব্যসাহিত্যকে ছাড়িয়ে যায়। বাংলা সাহিত্যে ... Read More »

Photographic exhibition begins at AF Dhaka

An exhibition titled “East Coast Group Bangladesh International Salon 2018” organized by ‘Phoenix Photographic Society’ has begun at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on Wednesday, 26 December 2018. Read More »

Aajob Records drops eight albums on Eid

Entertainemnt Desk Aajob Records, a prominent record label of the country, releases in eight musical albums of distinct taste on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Ranging from folk to rock, the albums are available in digital formats as well as audio CDs across the country. Shopno Shomuddur: Leading singer Kumar Bishwajit and popular musician Joy Shahriar are here to present the ... Read More »

Documentary on Nurjahan Begum premieres

Culture Desk Model and actress Priota Iftekhar wanted to surprise her grandmother, Nurjahan Begum, on her birthday. Not with just any gift, but with a documentary she had made on the illustrious life and career of Nurjahan Begum, the first female journalist in Bangladesh. However, Nurjahan Begum tragically passed away a few days short of the screening of her granddaughter’s ... Read More »

Musical evening at AFD

 Culture Desk Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) has arranged a musical event for the book launching of The Voice of Faith – Nusrat, written by Dr Pierre-Alain Baud, tomorrow at the La Galerie at 6pm. Dr Pierre-Alain Baud, a French music researcher, journalist and former associate researcher at the Music and the World Religions and Culture Departments, University of Dhaka, ... Read More »

An evening of Rabindra Sangeet in Gulshan

Culture Desk Indira Gandhi Culture Centre (IGCC) organised an evening of Rabindra Sangeet by Himadri Shekhor Talukder and Shimu Dey on May 7 at the IGCC, Gulshan in the city. The artistes were accompanied by Binod Roy Das on keyboard, Pallab Sanyal on tabla, Ebadul Huq Shaikat on sitar and Mehedee Islam Anup on octopad. Tagore songs were rendered along ... Read More »

Shankhachil: A  film with difference

Cultural Reporter Shankhachil tells the story of the Bangladeshi rural family of Muntasir Chowdhry Badol aka Badol Master (played by Prosenjit), his wife Layla Chowdhury (played by Kusum Shikder) and their only child Rupsha Chowdhry (played by Shajhbati), living in a village close to the Indian border. So close, that few of the village dwellers even have to sleep in ... Read More »

From a wrestler to a music composer

Culture Desk   After finishing shooting his much-awaited Dangal, Aamir Khan will be seen on-screen portraying the role of a music composer in his manager’s Advait Chandan’s directorial debut, tentatively titled as Secret Superstar. According to a report published on DNA India, the film was previously titled, Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai. However, the perfectionist will be seen in a ... Read More »

More about film Ice Cream

 Cultural Desk Ice cream is such a film where the word “no” is the main issue. The story might have ended differently, if the lead character could say no. The story begins with a sweet love story of Priyota and Rounak. They meet in dramatic fashion, when both of them miss out on a last trip to the main land ... Read More »

Evergreen Voices: Remembering Legendary Singer Manna Dey

Cultural Correspondent Yesterday marks the 97th birth anniversary of Manna Dey, one of the legendary singers of the sub-continent. On the occasion of the day, different socio-cultural organisations will arrange various programmes in Bangladesh and West Bengal of India. Besides, satellite television channels of the country will telecast an array of special programmes to pay tribute to the celebrated singer. ... Read More »

Summer in colour solo painting show begins at Dhaka Alliane Francaise

A solo painting exhibition titled *’Summer in Colour’* by artist Nobo Kumar Bhadra has begun at  Zoom Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on Friday, 29 April 2016. Dr Pierre-Alain Baud, writer and researcher, Moinuddin Khaled, art critic, Anwar Hossain, photographer and Imorz Hassan Chowdhury, creative director * were among the distinguest guests ... Read More »

Dance Festival at Shilpakala Academy

Dhaka – A three-day dance festival, titled ‘Nrityanchal Utsab’ began at Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday, unb news agency reported. Dance school Nrityanchal organised the festival in association of Shilpakala Academy. Legendary Indian ‘Bharatnatyam’ dancer Leela Samson was present at the inauguration as the chief guest while artist Mustafa Manwar as special guest. Read More »

New album Tumi ar ami to release soon

Showtime Desk  Music arranger and singer Kishore has just completed new album Tumi ar ami. A duet album, Kishore will be singing along with Elita. The album is full of romantic numbers. Popular lyricist Kabir Bokul and Shomeshywar Ali have also written two songs for this album while the music has been arranged by Kishore himself. “Based on Bengali taste, ... Read More »

Father of Bengali Cinema: Satyajit Ray’s 24th death anniversary today

Culture Desk Satyajit Ray (1921-1992) is amongst the dozen or so master filmmakers of global cinema. His humanistic approach to films is considered unmatched to this day. He made his films mostly in Bengali, yet they are of universal interest — highlighting relationships, emotions, conflicts, joys and sorrows. Today marks the 24th death anniversary of Satajit Ray. Ray considered scriptwriting ... Read More »