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'Virginia Woolf' playwright Edward Albee dies at age 88 'Virginia Woolf' playwright Edward Albee dies at age 88

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks…


Man Booker shortlist for 2016 announced Man Booker shortlist for 2016 announced

LONDON: Noted writers such as JM Coetzee and Elizabeth Strout were bypassed as judges of the 2016 Man…


Oxford English dictionary adds over 1,000 updated entries Oxford English dictionary adds over 1,000 updated entries

LONDON: The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) added more than 1,000 revised and updated entries, including…


Govt to ensure best treatment of Syed Shamsul Haque: Inu Govt to ensure best treatment of Syed Shamsul Haque: Inu

Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu on Sunday described versatile poet and writer Syed Shamsul Haque…


Memorial meeting on Poet Shahid Quadri Wednesday Memorial meeting on Poet Shahid Quadri Wednesday

A memorial meeting on eminent poet and a fellow of Bangla Academy Shahid Quadri will be held at Bangla…


7-day theatre festival underway at Shilapakala Academy 7-day theatre festival underway at Shilapakala Academy

The first phase of a national theatre festival titled, 'Mulyabodher Natyautsab 2016' is underway…


Author of ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ sued by publisher Author of ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ sued by publisher

Seth Grahame-Smith, author of ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’, was sued by his publisher,…


Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83 Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles…


"A Poem" by Munzarin Khan

There was once a girl named Ivy. She hardly talked. There was something odd about her. During “Parent…


Nazrul’s 40th death anniv being observed Nazrul’s 40th death anniv being observed

The 40th death anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is being observed today (Saturday) with…


A pilot's view of Bangladesh – in pictures A pilot's view of Bangladesh – in pictures

‘The Guardian’ a leading English News paper of the world, published a photo gallery on Friday…


Zahir Raihan Film Festival kicks off Friday Zahir Raihan Film Festival kicks off Friday

This year’s Zahir Raihan Film Festival is going to be organized on the occasion of the 81st birth…


Shamsur Rahman's 10th death anniv today Shamsur Rahman's 10th death anniv today

The 10th death anniversary of eminent poet Shamsur Rahman is being observed today (Wednesday) with due…


Rumy’s solo art exhibition begins in city Tuesday Rumy’s solo art exhibition begins in city Tuesday

Alliance Française de Dhaka will host a two-week solo art exhibition of artist AR Rumy titled…


Tagore’s 75th death annv today Tagore’s 75th death annv today

Legendary poet Rabindranath Tagore’s 75th death anniversary will be observed today. Different…


Alomgir’s Distorted Melody concludes at Drik Alomgir’s Distorted Melody concludes at Drik

Artist Alomgir Hossain's solo exhibition 'Distorted Melody' concludes on Friday at Dhaka's…


New Harry Potter book breaks sales record in Australia New Harry Potter book breaks sales record in Australia

  The latest instalment in the popular Harry Potter series co-authored by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne…


Sangskritik Jote to hold cultural events in 500 edu institutions Sangskritik Jote to hold cultural events in 500 edu institutions

Sammilito Sangskritik Jote (SSJ) has taken a series programmes with a view to expanding cultural activities…


Bahram Obituary Bahram Obituary

Artist Bahram, born in 1950 as Syed Quomer Hossain Sheerajy, passed away On 2 August 2016 evening.  …


South East Asian authors are part of the climate change problem South East Asian authors are part of the climate change problem

By catering to an affluent community cut off from the reality of the poor, the South Asian literary…


Eminent writer Mahasweta Devi dies at 90 Eminent writer Mahasweta Devi dies at 90

Eminent author and social activist Mahasweta Devi died in Kolkata today after a short illness. She was…


'Pretty Woman' director Garry Marshall dead at 81 'Pretty Woman' director Garry Marshall dead at 81

Garry Marshall, who created some of the 1970s’ most iconic sitcoms including “Happy Days,”…


Fans miss quality works of Humayun Ahmed Fans miss quality works of Humayun Ahmed

Even though he started out as an academician of chemistry, Humayun Ahmed’s legacy as one of Bangladesh’s…


Humayun Ahmed’s 4th death anniv observed Humayun Ahmed’s 4th death anniv observed

The 4th death anniversary of celebrated fiction writer, playwright and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed was observed…


Humayun Ahmed’s 4th death anniv today Humayun Ahmed’s 4th death anniv today

The 4th death anniversary of celebrated fiction writer, playwright and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed is being…


Humayun Ahmed’s 4th death anniv Tuesday Humayun Ahmed’s 4th death anniv Tuesday

The noted and mostly celebrated fiction writer, playwright and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed’s 4th death…


Iraqi marshlands named UNESCO world heritage site Iraqi marshlands named UNESCO world heritage site

BAGHDAD: UNESCO has named Iraqi marshlands once ravaged by Dictator Saddam Hussein as a World Heritage…


Egypt displays oldest papyrus accounting on pyramid-builders Egypt displays oldest papyrus accounting on pyramid-builders

CAIRO: The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has put on display the country's oldest papyruses, which date…


Mediterranean artists spread message of peace through music Mediterranean artists spread message of peace through music

Fifteen artists from 12 Mediterranean countries kicked off the first in a series of annual concerts…


The Indian man who restored a 4,500-year-old mummy The Indian man who restored a 4,500-year-old mummy

Anupam Sah, the head conservator of Mumbai's Prince of Wales museum, has successfully restored a…


Living Legend Serajul Islam Chaudhury Living Legend Serajul Islam Chaudhury

Some man is born to mesmerize others with their work and diversity of thought. Serajul Islam Choudhury…


Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' Suddenly Seems To Be Popular Again Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' Suddenly Seems To Be Popular Again

Few would have imagined that Adolf Hitler's autobiography "Mein Kampf" would again become…


'The Voice' singer Christina Grimmie shot dead after Florida concert 'The Voice' singer Christina Grimmie shot dead after Florida concert

"The Voice" star Christina Grimmie has died after she was shot at a Florida concert venue…


What is Ramadan and why do Muslims fast all day? What is Ramadan and why do Muslims fast all day?

All your questions about Ramadan — the month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly…


The India-Pakistan masterpiece that fell through the cracks The India-Pakistan masterpiece that fell through the cracks

A 1958 Pakistani film, considered by critics as the best ever made in the country and boasting a curious…


Autopsy report: Prince died of fentanyl overdose Autopsy report: Prince died of fentanyl overdose

Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller that is up to 50 times more potent…


France's Canal+ founder Andre Rousselet dead at 93 France's Canal+ founder Andre Rousselet dead at 93

Andre Rousselet, who founded pioneering French TV and film heavyweight Canal Plus and France's leading…


All-female nude Shakespeare play staged by NYC theatre group All-female nude Shakespeare play staged by NYC theatre group

The words ‘naked’ and ‘Shakespeare’ are not usually the first words people associate…


Humayun Tomb: How the king got its crown back Humayun Tomb: How the king got its crown back

In a first of its kind restoration, a dedicated team of experts brought traditional craftsmanship with…

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