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Aranyak Natydal, a leading theatre troupe of the country, staged its new production Swapnapathik at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday marking one year of Rana Plaza tragedy. Swapnapathik was a creative response to the catastrophe as written by Haroon Rashid and directed by and Mamunur Rashid, the play artistically depicted the […]

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Cultural Correspondent Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy jointly with Bangladesh Ganasangeet Samanway Parishad organized a three-day people’s song festival at the Academy’s open space last week. The performances during the festival featured recitation dance and timeless people’s songs in group and solo presentation. The powerful lyric and soothing composition of classics in people’s song genre created a joyous atmosphere […]

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Bangladesh is taking a brisk preparation for the celebration of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali calendar, that falls on April 14, Monday. According to traditional practice, the people  begin their new day with a new hope for better future by taking sweets or some improved food specially prepared on the occasion. Here, farmers […]

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Cultural Correspondent The nation celebrated  the 44th Independence and National Day on Wednesday with a fresh vow to turn Bangladesh into a peaceful and progressive country. On this occasion various cultural organisations held elaborate programmes across the country. The Ministry of Cultural Affairs, different cultural bodies, organisations and people of all walks of life paid […]

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Cultural Correspondent Leaving much delights to the children, the 7th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh’ concluded on Thursday. With the theme ‘Future in Frames’, the Children’s Film Society Bangladesh organised the week-long carnival. Earlier on Saturday, Finance Minister AMA Muhith inaugurated the festival at a gala opening ceremony at Shawkat Osman Auditorium of Central Public […]

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Publishers and readers expressed satisfaction over the peaceful completion of the fair this yea The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, the largest literary event of the country, ended yesterday. Thousands of booklovers thronged the Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan premises on the closing day to seize the last opportunity to collect books of their choices. […]

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Cultural Correspondent The two-week exhibition of the art works by Bangladeshi and Japanese artists concluded at the Gallery Chitrak in Dhanmondi on Tuesday. The exhibition was inaugurated on February 14 by Japan’s ambassador to Bangladesh Shiro Sadoshima. Gloria Foundation has organised the exhibition as part of its cultural exchange programme with different countries of the […]

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Cultural Correspondent Selim Al Deen Foundation organised a four-day festival at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy featuring discussion and staging of plays to pay tributes to the trendsetter playwright Selim Al Deenin in observance of his death anniversary. He died on January 14 in 2008 at the age of 58. The festival began with a seminar […]

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The general theme of the festival is “Better Film, Better Audience, Better Society” The 13th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) will be held in Dhaka from 10 to 18 January 2014 and will feature around 180 films from different countries. The general theme of the festival is “Better Film, Better Audience, Better Society.” The Festival […]

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Cultural Correspondent Amids a political unrest with arsons, teargas and firing in the capital and elsewhere in the country, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy took the venture for a nabanno festival on Sunday marking the annual harvesting  of  new paddy in rural Bangladesh . There was a colourful display of various rice cakes (pitha) and sweets in […]

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  It was a bright sunny day breeze was cool, sky beautifully day. A perfect Day to welcome New Year in traditional Bengali way. Everyone was dressed for the occasion women in white saree with red border in red, men wore red tinged Punjabi and white pajama. The place Our House Restaurant and Banquet was […]

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Fatimah Waseem/The Diamondback   When senior bioengineering major Nahid Sultana came from Bangladesh to the United States, she was a 1-month-old baby. For her parents, the journey meant a better education. But for Sultana, the journey meant leaving behind not only a country, but also a culture integral to her background. Bangladesh’s official language, Bangla, […]

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