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The 21st edition of the National Art Exhibition, featuring 273 works by 261 artists, was inaugurated by finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Sunday at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The artworks include 158 paintings, 49 sculptures, 32 prints, 31 video installations and three performing arts pieces. Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has been organising the biennale […]

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The first-ever theatre festival based on plays by Kazi Nazrul Islam concluded  on Tuesday  at   Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.  It  successfully   kindled  greater interest in National poet’s  theatre works among theatre practitioners. The three-day event was inaugurated by Simin Hossain Rimi, a member of the parliamentary standing committee on cultural affairs ministry, Eminent Nazrul researcher Anupam […]

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The Liberation War Museum on Sunday opened its week-long 19th  founding anniversary programme at its premises with the vow to transmit the spirits of the war of independence of 1971 among the young generations. Sarwar Ali, the trustee of the organization, in his welcome address at the programme said that the Liberation War Museum was […]

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Chhayanaut couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate time to host its annual folk music programme: Pahela Phalgun, the first day of Phalgun marking the beginning of the spring season. On Friday, the organisation hosted the event as part of its campaign to promote the musical heritage of rural Bangladesh, before an audience mostly dressed in […]

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Three-wheeled rickshaws are one of the well-known trade marks of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. It is one of the most important modes of transport in the country – millions of people use these rickshaws to commute every day. There are an estimated million rickshaws in Bangladesh and Dhaka is considered to be the rickshaw capital […]

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Dhaka, Dec 9 (UNB) – Claiming Bangladesh women’s spectacular leadership in its current parliament, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said Begum Rokeya would have been very happy to see that Bangladesh has been able to partially fulfill her dreamland ‘Naristhan’ (place for only women). “She had always dreamt of a land where there’ll be […]

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In the seven-man category, Akash and his team won the title while Juran and Julhas’ sides finished second and third respectively The Walton-Marcel Singna Boat Race organised by Singna Social Welfare Youth Society with the collaboration of the Bangladesh Rowing Federation concluded at Kumri Channel in Kalihati, Tangail yesterday. In the seven-man category, Akash and […]

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Bishad Sindhu’, an adaptation of a novel by Mir Mosharraf Hossain of the same title, was staged at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday evening making the audience gloomy in sorrows and pain. It was more soul touching at this time when the Muslim men women and children are being killed […]

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It’s way off the south Asian travellers’ trail, but on a recce to Bangladesh, our writer discovers a country about to hit the tourist radar ‘Come before the tourists visit” is the old Bangladesh tourist board slogan that had caught my eye and partially inspired my trip. Two days after arriving in the country, I […]

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Bangladesh Udichi Shilpi Gosthi held a Borsha Utsab at Bakultola of Charukola Institute, Dhaka Univesity, on Sunday, the first day of the Bengali month of Ashar. To welcome the rainy season, the Dhaka metro branch of Udichi Shilpi Gosthi organised the festival like previous years. With the instrumental presentation of Bijan Chandra Mistri, the traditional […]

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A week-long    European Film Festival’ began in  the  city   on  Tuesday  at Star Cineplex of Bashundhara City. European Union and Star Cineplex are jointly arranging the second edition of the festival like previous year. The festival was  inaugurated on Tuesday  evening  with the screening of ‘Almanya’, a German film directed by Yasemin Samdereli. Ambassador […]

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The five-day national Rabindra Sangeet festival titled ‘25th Jatiyo Rabindra Sangeet Utsab’ began at the Central Public Library auditorium at Shahbagh in the city on Tuesday. Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha (BRSSS) is organizing the festival like previous years to celebrate the 153rd birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore coinciding with the 27th founding anniversary of […]

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