NEWS OF THE DAYJuhi Chawla is revelling in the reviews of her latest release ‘Gulaab Gang’, in which she has played a negative role for the first time. "I am loving the hate. For the first time, I'm actually glad you could hate me," Juhi posted on her Twitter page, along with the links of reviews where she has been lauded for playing a villain in the women-oriented movie.
Amid much enthusiasm and festivity, the cultural arena of the country observed the International Women’s Day on Saturday. To mark the day in a befitting manner, different socio-cultural organisations held elaborate programmes in the city, as elsewhere in the world. Besides, the local satellite television channels aired an array of quality programmes highlighting women issues. To make a fresh vow to establish the rights of women in every sphere of life of society, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy launched a six-day celebration programme on its premises in the city yesterday. The celebrations will continue at the Auditorium of... more ›
A photo exhibition featuring different aspects of nuclear energy was launched at the Nuclear Energy Information Centre of Bangabandhu Novo Theatre in the city on Saturday. A number of art-aficionados thronged the centre to get pleasure from the photographs put on display at the exhibition on its opening day. Styled ‘Nuclear Energy for Peace and Progress’, Bangabandhu Novo Theatre and Rosatom, the state nuclear corporation of Russia, have jointly organised the week-long event. State Minister for Science and Technology Yeafesh Osman formally inaugurated the exhibition at a gala opening ceremony as chief guest. Secretary to Prime Minister Abul Kalam Azad, Secretary of Ministry of Science and Technology Khondaker M Asaduzzaman and... more ›
The 12th National Children-Youth Drama Festival 2014’ at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy concluded on a positive note on Saturday. Hordes of children along with their teachers and parents thronged the festival to get pleasure by watching plays staged by different troupes from across the country on its closing day. Peoples Theatre Association, in association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Janata Bank Ltd, arranged the eight-day event at the National Theatre Main Hall and the Experimental Theatre Hall of BSA. Kids Cultural Institute, Chittagong, Peoples Theatre of Dhaka, Sundaram Children Theatre of Patuakhali, Ankur Natya Academy of Jhinaidah, Nabarupi Sangskritik Paratishthan of Dnajpur and Bhumij Theatre of Panchagarh staged their productions at the festival... more ›
The music lovers were treated to yet another heavenly experience when artiste Anil Kumar Saha kept the audience enthralled with his mesmerising renditions at an evening of classical vocal at Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre in the city on Friday. IGCC, in association with Asian Paints, IRCON and Marico Bangladesh, organised the event as part of its regular cultural programmes. Anil held the audience spellbound by rendering some hit ragas, including ‘jog’, ‘bageshree’, ‘kaushik’, ‘dhwani’, ‘basant’, ‘desh’ and ‘bhairavi-bhajan’ at the solo classical music soiree launched at 6.30pm on the day. The classical artiste was accompanied by Syed... more ›
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