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Assamese dancers enthral audience in Dhaka Assamese dancers enthral audience in Dhaka

The much-applauded dance performance depicted all the eight Rasas discussed in Bharata Muni’s Natya Shastra


Black Sabbath bow out in Birmingham with final concert Black Sabbath plays final concert

The two-hour gig at the NEC Arena in their home city of Birmingham saw the rock veterans play 15 songs ending with their first hit, Paranoid


Louvre reopens 24 hours after machete attack Louvre reopens 24 hours after machete attack

Art lovers return to the Louvre in Paris on Saturday, 24 hours after a soldier shot a machete-wielding attacker at the museum


JK Rowling hits back over threats to burn Harry Potter books JK Rowling hits back over threats to burn Harry Potter books

Some followers take umbrage with her stance, with several saying they have burned her books and one suggesting she “should stay out of politics”


Book fair attracts large number of visitors on day two Book fair attracts large number of visitors

With huge enthusiasm, thousands of visitors of all ages flocked to different stalls and pavilions to find out books of their beloved writers Thursday


Visitors throng Ekushey book fair Visitors throng Ekushey book fair

Thousands of visitors of all ages flocked to the Amar Ekushey Granthamela- 2017 that began Wednesday…


Saraswati Puja being celebrated Saraswati Puja being celebrated

Every year, the puja is celebrated on the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Magh as Goddess Saraswati was born on this day


Ekushey Boi Mela kicks off Wednesday Ekushey Boi Mela kicks off

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the book fair on the Bangla Academy premises at 3pm


Book on ‘Ganotantrer Bonnhishikha: Sheikh Hasina' hands over to President Book on ‘Ganotantrer Bonnhishikha: Sheikh Hasina' hands over to President

"Ganotantrer Bonnhishikha: Sheikh Hasina" written by a number of professionals including politicians, poets, writers, journalists, economists


31st National Poetry Festival begins Wednesday 31st National Poetry Festival begins Wednesday

With the slogan of "poetry does not allow barbarism", the two-day festival would feature elaborate programmes including recitation of poems and songs


Sheikh Hasina's 'Nirbachita Prabandha' to be published tomorrow Sheikh Hasina's 'Nirbachita Prabandha' to be published tomorrow

"Nirbachita Prabandha" (selected articles), authored by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is set to be published on the first day of Ekushey Grantha Mela


Amar Ekushey Boi Mela to begin Wednesday Amar Ekushey Boi Mela to begin Wednesday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate both the book fair and the literature conference on the Bangla Academy premises at 3pm on Wednesday


Iconic space history photos from Nasa to go up for auction Iconic space history photos from Nasa to go up for auction

Space history goes under the hammer next month when a batch of Nasa photos come up for auction


‘Garai: The Untold Story’ to be premiered at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy ‘Garai: The Untold Story’ to be premiered at BSA

The film is based on the works, life and philosophy of the artist Tarak Garai who is famous for his sculptures and paintings


An Eternal Journey at AFD in full swing An Eternal Journey at AFD in full swing

Oriental art comes from China and Japan, but with the great contributions from Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, it is now familiar in Bangladesh


How will Trump presidency affect the arts? How will Trump presidency affect the arts?

The newly inaugurated US president exhibits little interest in cultural events over the years apart from occasionally attending musicals on Broadway


Jatra Pala: A Moribund Art Form Jatra Pala: A Moribund Art Form

This traditional art form goes through significant changes when Jatra dance, an inseparable part of the show, virtually turned into striptease


Asma Kibria's Publication ceremony of Asma Kibria's book Friday

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed is likely to attend the programme as the chief guest while Emeritus Prof. Rafiqul Islam to preside over the function


Singer Shwapnil now to perform in Australia in July this year Shwapnil to perform in Australia in July

Shwapnil is scheduled to perform at the Science Theatre of The University of New South Wales in Kensington of Sydney in Sydney on July 29


Poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt’s 194th birthday Wednesday Poet Michael Madhusudan’s birthday Wednesday

Sagordari, in Jessore district witnesses a week-long mirth and merriment from Saturday marking the 194th 194th birthday of the great poet


Children's Film Festival begins January 24 in Rangpur Children's Film Festival begins January 24 in Rangpur

Besides, a daylong story-telling workshop will be organised for 25 young film makers at Rangpur Shilpokola Academy auditorium on the concluding day


Iranian painter Sarah Hojjati’s 13-day solo exhibition begins in city Iranian painter Sarah Hojjati’s solo exhibition begins

As part of the 15th Dhaka International Film Festival, Rainbow Film Society, organiser of the festival, and Shilpangon Art Gallery jointly organized


‘Nobody Dies Here’ comes to Dhaka filmfest ‘Nobody Dies Here’ comes to Dhaka filmfest

Nobody Dies Here directed by Hossein Kondori and co-produced by Abbas Rafei and Sina Saeidian, will compete along with two other Iranian titles


Iranian 'Charm' to go on screen at Dhaka Festival Iranian 'Charm' to go on screen at Dhaka Festival

Iranian feature 'Charm' will go on screen at the 15th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF)


Agartala book fair will be inaugurated in Feb 11 Agartala book fair will be inaugurated in Feb 11

The famous Agartala Book Fair in the Indian state of Tripura will be inaugurated on February 11 by Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar


Art exhibition ‘Brush of Hope’ opened at Le Méridien Dhaka Art exhibition opened at Le Méridien Dhaka

The exhibition is open for all and will end on 07 January, 2017. Any interested visitor will be able to buy the portraits from PFDA- VCT. The price


Bambi artist Tyrus Wong dies aged 106 Bambi artist Tyrus Wong dies

Tyrus Wong only workes at Disney for three years, moving to Warner Brothers as a concept artist, designing greeting cards for Hallmark on the side


Shawkat Osman’s birth centenary Monday Shawkat Osman’s birth centenary Monday

A five-day celebration of the centenary of the birth of prominent author Shawkat Osman will begin at…


17th Asian Art Biennale wraps up 17th Asian Art Biennale wraps up

The month-long 17th Asian Art Biennale ended at Jatiyo Nattyashala of the National Art Gallery, of Bangladesh…


Bangla Academy takes punitive action against 20 publications Punitive action taken against 20 publications

The Bangla Academy has decided to take punitive action against the 20 publications on various charges.…


‘Rhythm on Canvas’ by ARTBEAT begins at Gallery Twenty One ‘Rhythm on Canvas’ begins in city

A 10-day group art exhibition titled ‘Rhythm on Canvas’ kicks off Sunday at the Gallery Twenty One in the city


World's most famous diamond Koh-i- Noor witnessed birth and fall of empires Koh-i- Noor witnessed birth and fall of empires

The Koh-i-Noor now part of the British Crown Jewels, witnesses the birth and the fall of empires across the Indian subcontinent and remains


Lyricist Abdul Gafur Hali passes away Lyricist Abdul Gafur Hali dies at 88

He composes more than 1,500 scores


Handwritten JK Rowling fairytales sold at UK auction Handwritten JK Rowling fairytales sold at UK auction

A rare collection of fairytales handwritten by JK Rowling as a gift to her "Harry Potter"…


Bangabandhu's unfinished memories now in Arabic Bangabandhu's unfinished memories now in Arabic

Palestinian government has translated the unfinished autobiography of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman into Arabic. It will be published in Spanish language soon.


Bob Dylan sends speech for Nobel ceremony Bob Dylan sends speech for Nobel ceremony

STOCKHOLM: Music icon Bob Dylan won’t be at the Nobel prize ceremony this week to accept his award,…


‘Live from Dhaka’ wins big at silver screen awards ‘Live from Dhaka’ wins big at silver screen awards

At at the Silver Screen Awards, which concluded the 27th edition of the Singapore International Film…


Film about nuns who fall in love to be shown in Welsh cathedral Film about nuns who fall in love to be shown in Welsh cathedral

A short film that is deeply critical of the church’s attitude to homosexuality is to receive its…


Cuba’s rumba dance, Belgian beer join UNESCO’s ‘intangibles’ Cuba’s rumba dance, Belgian beer join UNESCO’s ‘intangibles’

Cuba’s sensual rumba dance and Belgium’s thriving beer culture brought new effervescence…

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