‘Nazrul Utsav’ kicks off

“Nazrul Utsav 2022”, a two-day festival honouring the work of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, began at the capital’s Gulshan Society Lake Park yesterday. The event, organised by Bangladesh Nazrul Sangeet Sangstha, Arunaranjani, and Gulshan Society, also commemorates the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence. HSBC is the title sponsor of the festival.
The event celebrates the life of the poet by bringing

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Four books by Fakir Alamgir available in Ekushey Boi Mela

Four books written by the legendary folk singer Fakir Alamgir has been published on the occasion of this year’s Ekushey Book Fair. Last year, on July 23, the Ekushey Padak winner left us for good.
Three of the books have been published by Anannya Publishers, and the other from Rhythm Publishers. The books are: “Desh Deshantor”, “Shadhinota Sangram Laal Shobujer Potakay”

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Virtual Museum Bangladesh launched

Virtual Museum Bangladesh (VMB), a virtual platform developed to preserve the country’s heritage sites in the digital sphere, was recently launched in the capital.
Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Prime Minister’s Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs Adviser unveiled the virtual museum at the Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Auditorium of the National Museum in Dhaka.
The museum allows visitors to have an immersive

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Print exhibition pays tribute to Language Movement martyrs

Artistes are displaying prints to pay tribute to Bangla language and Language Movement martyrs in an exhibition ongoing at Safiuddin Shilpalay in Dhanmondi.
The ten-day group art exhibition is displaying 38 artworks by 30 eminent and young artists.
The artworks were selected out of a pool of more than 60 artworks that were submitted to the exhibition, which began on

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Prachyanat launches website on their 25th founding anniversary

Prominent theatre troupe Prachyanat celebrated their 25th founding anniversary yesterday. On the occasion of International Mother Language Day, their website (www.prachyanat.com) was launched as a part of their year-long silver jubilee celebrations.
Noted actors Zahid Hasan, Azad Abdul Kalam, and Shatabdi Wadud, along with avid theatre activist and renowned

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‘Amar Bhashar Chalachchitra 1428’ kicks off at TSC

The 20th edition of ‘Amar Bhashar Chalachchitra 1428’, organised by Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS), starts today. The will take place at the TSC premises of Dhaka University and will end on February 26.
The largest festival of Bangla language films will commence on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, with the screening of Satyajit Ray’s “Agantuk”. The day will also feature the screening of Giasuddin Selim’s

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Eminent poet Quazi Rosy passes away

Ekushey Padak-winning poet and former lawmaker Quazi Rosy dies in a hospital in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on early Sunday. She was 73.
She breathed her last at about 2:30am, said her daughter Sumi Sikandar.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of the noted poet.
Quazi Rosy was admitted to Square Hospitals on

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Jibanananda Das’s birth anniv Thursday

Today is the 123rd anniversary of the birth of Jibanananda Das. Different organisations will pay tribute to the poet organising special programmes.
Jatiya Kabita Parishad Barishal will organise a programme at Jibananda Auditorium in Barishal city. Jibanananda Das was born on February 17, 1899 in Barishal.
He belonged to the group of poets who tried to

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Ekushey Book Fair begins today

Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2022 begins on Bangla Academy premises and at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka at 3:00pm today.
Bangla Academy organises the fair every year commemorating the historic Language Movement of 1952 and the martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the movement.
The fair is scheduled to continue till February

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Solo exhibition ‘Onneshon’ underway at EMK centre

Artiste Suborna Morsheada’s solo exhibition “Onneshon” is underway at Capital’s EMK Centre, featuring 31 artworks which was inaugurated on Saturday (15 January) on EMK Centre’s premises.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by Professor Jamal Ahmed (Faculty of Fine Art), along with special guests Professor Anisuzzaman (Graphics department), Asif Uddin Ahmed and Tawhida Shiropa, acting

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Fakir Lalon Shah’s death anniv today

Today is the 131st anniversary of death of legendary mystic bard Fakir Lalon Shah, who had secured a unique position in the history of traditional music for his humanitarian songs, blending philosophies of different devotional traditions such as Sahajia Buddhism, Sahajia Vaishnavism, Sufism and others.
Lalon died on the first day of the Bangla month of Kartik in 1297, which was October 17, 1890 according to the

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Salman Shah’s 25th death anniv today

Today is the 25th anniversary of the death of Dhallywood actor Salman Shah, who won the hearts of millions of film lovers across the country with his acting in films Keyamat Theke Keyamat, Sujan Sakhi, Ananda Osru and others.
Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association will observe the actor’s death anniversary organising a programme at Bangladesh Film Development Corporation in Dhaka.
‘Salman Shah was a member of the

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Remembering Zahir Raihan, the legend

Today is the 86th anniversary of birth of renowned filmmaker, writer and freedom fighter Zahir Raihan.
Zahir Raihan was born at Majupur village in Feni on August 19, 1935.
Zahir Raihan, who made immense contribution towards shaping Bangla films, made his silver-screen debut as a director in the film Kokhono Asheni in 1961. He also made the then Pakistan’s first colour film

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Ramendu Majumdar- Milestones mere alibi for this remarkable man

Anshuman Bhowmick
I was born two days after the passing away of Rabindranath Tagore. That was the 24th day of Sravan in the year 1348 of Bengali calendar, or 9th August, 1941, in Christian calendar,” reads the first two lines of Ramendu Majumdar’s autobiography, the English translation of which is slated for release this month. As the man turns eighty this year, his family and friends across generations and nations have reasons to feel elated. Not

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Rabirag bids adieu to monsoon

Rabirag bids adieu to monsoonRabirag bade farewell to monsoon on the penultimate day of the season organising a vibrant programme at Shawkat Osman Auditorium of Central Public Library in the capital on Friday.
The show, Barshamangol, comprising Tagore’s monsoon songs and dance recitals based on same genres of songs, was a nice treat for Tagore lovers in a rainy evening on the Bangla month of Sraban.

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Tareque, Mishuk remembered

Tareque, Mishuk rememberedCelebrated filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier were remembered through a commemorative event marking their fourth death anniversary at the Music and Dance Centre of
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday.
Both Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier, along with three others, died in a road accident on August 13, 2011.

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Jalaler Galpo invited to Indian film fest in Australia

Jalaler Galpo invited to Indian film fest in AustraliaDirector Abu Shahed Emon’s Jalaler Galpo has been invited to the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne-2015 beginning today, adding to the growing list of recognitions for the feature-length film.
The festival is mainly an event for the Indian films but it also includes a section for South Asian films under which jalalar Galpo has been invited. Besides, three films from Pakistan and one each from Nepal and

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Tareque Masud’s death anniversary today

Tareque Masud’s death anniversary todaySeveral cultural organizations will observe today the fourth death anniversary of Tareque Masud, one of the pioneers of the new wave of filmmaking in Bangladesh in the 1990s, who died this day in 2011 in a road accident along with his four colleagues including the renowned cinematographer Mishuk Munier.
Masud’s feature-length film Runway and short Narosundor will be screened at the festival. One of the most significant

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Peers mourn death of Farida Yasmin

Peers mourn death of Farida YasminSingers and musicians have mourned the passing of Farida Yasmin who died on Saturday at the age of 75.
Prominent singer Ferdausi Rahman, whose collaboration with Farida goes back decades, said, ‘Farida was a year junior to me in college but we were contemporary in our music careers. Anjumand Ara, Farida and I were the top playback singers in the early 1960s.’

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Autistic children show creative potential

Autistic children show creative potentialA group of autistic children are displaying their paintings at a group art exhibition at Drik Gallery, driving home the message that their neurobehavioral disorder is in no way a barrier to their creativity. Ninety children from 10 special schools have joined hands for the show, showcasing 120 pieces under the title of Emerged From Unknown 7. The show has been organised by an autism-specific organisation called HANS

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