Last days of Rabindranath Tagore By Rajib Kanti Roy | Last Updated: 6th August, 2020, 21:06

Exactly 79 years ago, on this day, Rabindranath Tagore breathed his last in Kolkata’s Jorasanko

Last days of Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore’s 79th death anniversary being observed Tagore’s 79th death anniversary being observed

However, this year the day is being observed with limited programmes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation


Tagore’s 79th death anniversary on Thursday Tagore’s 79th death anniversary on Thursday

The day will be observed with limited programmes in view of the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic


3D art festival transforms Dubai's City Walk into giant canvas 3D art festival transforms Dubai's City Walk into canvas

Spanish 3D artist and Guinness World Record holder, Juandrés Vera, and other local artists have created anamorphic murals that let visitors 'walk' into the art


Bangladesh connect in global COVID-19 bestseller book Bangladesh connect in global COVID-19 bestseller book

The world has recently witnessed a literary and artistic approach to supporting Coronavirus tackling frontline services globally


Miro sculpture expected to sell for nearly $7 million Miro sculpture expected to sell for nearly $7 million

Other highlights of the sale are a large bronze nude by Auguste Rodin and work by the American sculptor Alexander Calder, famous for his mobiles.


PM stands by artiste Nomita Ghosh PM stands by artiste Nomita Ghosh

Prime Minister gave financial assistance of Taka 21 lakh to Nomita Ghosh, an artiste of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, for her treatment


Nomination proposals sought for Ekushey Padak-2021 Nomination proposals sought for Ekushey Padak-2021

 The government has sought nomination proposals for Ekushey Padak-2021 from all ministries, different departments


Bob Marley classic reimagined and released worldwide in support of UNICEF Bob Marley classic reimagined and released worldwide in support of UNICEF

Members of the Marley family, including Stephen, Cedella, and Skip Marley, have launched a reimagined version of the late Bob Marley’s iconic anthem


Gronthomongol: For the love of books, and our debt to Nilkhet Gronthomongol: For the love of books, and our debt to Nilkhet

For as long as almost anyone can remember, Nilkhet in the heart of the capital has been known as the hive of bookworms


First happiness museum opens in Denmark First happiness museum opens in Denmark

 An international Museum of Happiness opened its doors for the first time in the Danish capital Tuesday


Noted poet Alam Talukder no more Noted poet Alam Talukder no more

Alam Talukder is a retired government official. In his service career, he served as the Director General of the Department of Public Library, Department of Family Planning


Efforts on to collect info about Bangabandhu’s Pakistan prison life: PM 'Efforts on to collect info about Bangabandhu’s Pakistan prison life'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina informed parliament that efforts are underway to collect information of the prison life


 Oscar-winning film composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91 Oscar-winning film composer Ennio Morricone dies

He died at dawn in a Rome hospital after falling and breaking his leg, his lawyer, Giorgio Assumma


No more ''Poush Mela'', ''Basanta Utsav'' in Shantiniketan No more ''Poush Mela'', ''Basanta Utsav'' in Shantiniketan

The varsity has also decided not to organise the ''Basanta Utsav'' on Holi for the public from next year


Begum Int’l Sufi Festival, 2020 begins Friday Begum Int’l Sufi Festival, 2020 begins Friday

This year, the celebration will be dedicated to Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti, Rehmat Ullah Allahe


Author Mokbula Manzoor passes away Author Mokbula Manzoor passes away

She is survived by two daughters, two sons and a host of well wishers to mourn her death


Bangladeshi youth honoured with ‘The Diana Award’ Bangladeshi youth honoured with ‘The Diana Award’

Rafiul Haque, 23, from Bangladesh has been recognised with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action


Nominations called for ‘Begum Rokeya Padak-2020’ Nominations called for ‘Begum Rokeya Padak-2020’

The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs is inviting applications for ‘Rokeya Padak-2020’


Online watercolour exhibition ‘Touches of Color’ begins Online watercolour exhibition ‘Touches of Color’ begins

The two-day long exhibition began on Monday on the Facebook Page of IWS Bangladesh Exhibition and its YouTube channel


Cultural programme for ‘special children’ held Cultural programme for ‘special children’ held

BSA has been giving the opportunity to special children to perform with remuneration for the last few years. The academy has also added ‘special children section’ to its draft law


 Young writer Barun Das passes away Young writer Barun Das passes away

A young writer and former student of Dhaka University (DU) Bangla Department Barun Das died of cardiac arrest 


Noted litterateur, journalist Nimai Bhattacharya dies

Noted litterateur, journalist Nimai Bhattacharya dies

According to media report, he breathed his last at his residence at Tallyganj of Kolkata (India)


Miniature Art Project DOOB begins Thursday Miniature Art Project DOOB begins Thursday

Young Bangladeshi artist Azizee Fawmi Khan is the initiator of this project which is her very first attempt at art curation


Museum to remove Roosevelt statue decried as white supremacy Museum to remove Roosevelt statue decried as white supremacy

The authorities of American Museum of Natural History will remove a statue of Theodore Roosevelt from its entrance


Begum Sufia Kamal’s 109th birth anniversary observed Begum Sufia Kamal’s 109th birth anniversary observed

During the Liberation War, she helped women hurt during the war and campaigned for bringing Pakistani war criminals to justice


Veteran journalist Kamal Lohani dies from Covid-19 Veteran journalist Kamal Lohani dies from Covid-19

Kamal Lohani, an epic figure of cultural activism in the country, was tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday


Corona infected Kamal Lohani in ICU Corona infected Kamal Lohani in ICU

His condition has worsened further because of his lung and kidney complications, Bonna Lohani, daughter of Kamal Lohan, says


Sufia Kamal- pioneer of women’s emancipation movement: PM Sufia Kamal- pioneer of women’s emancipation movement: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said poet Begum Sufia Kamal was one of the pioneers of the movements for women emancipation


Kamal Lohani tests positive for Covid-19 Kamal Lohani tests positive for Covid-19

Earlier, he was admitted to Health and Hope Hospital at Panthapath in Dhaka on Wednesday morning with kidney and lung infection


Bangladesh Art Week virtual charity auction to be held Friday Bangladesh Art Week virtual charity auction to be held Friday

Indonesian Ambassador to Bangladesh Rina P Soemarno Yuwono also donates one of her artworks for the good cause


8th Liberation Docfest Bangladesh-2020 begins connecting global minds virtually 8th Liberation Docfest Bangladesh-2020 begins

The 8th annual Liberation Docfest Bangladesh-2020, the first of its kind in South Asia, began on Tuesday virtually


Melania Trump announces youth art project on women's suffrage Melania Trump announces youth art project on women's suffrage

Melania Trump wants to use art to help children learn about women's suffrage


Sheikh Abdul Hakim beats Qazi Anwar Hussain in copyright battle of 'Masud Rana' Sheikh Abdul Hakim wins copyright battle of 'Masud Rana'

After this verdict, Abdul Hakim's name will be written as the author in all 260 books of Masud Rana and 50 of Kuasha that he wrote


Harry Potter fans reimagine their world without its creator Harry Potter fans reimagine their world without its creator

When JK Rowling was accused of transphobia about two years ago for “liking” a tweet that referred to transgender women 


Oscars board elects ‘Selma’ director as diversity increases Oscars board elects ‘Selma’ director as diversity increases

The organization behind the Oscar awards elected “Selma” director Ava DuVernay as it slightly increased


Rare letter of Van Gogh and Gauguin's could sell for $282K at auction Rare letter of Van Gogh and Gauguin's could sell for $282K at auction

The only known letter to have been jointly written by Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, in which the former details the pair's visits to French brothels


JK Rowling roasted on social media for anti-trans tweets JK Rowling roasted on social media for anti-trans tweets

JK Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter, is facing steep criticism over her remarks on transgender people


Artist Christo who wrapped Reichstag in fabric dies aged 84 Christo, the artist who wrapped the world, dies at 84

Christo Vladimirov Javacheff died of natural causes at his home in New York City


Kazi Nazrul’s 121st birth anniversary today Kazi Nazrul’s 121st birth anniversary today

But unlike previous years, there is no public function this year because of the coronavirus outbreak

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