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  • Homage to the BARD

    Marking the 128th death anniversary of Fakir Lalon Shah, the most prominent figure of the country's Baul tradition, Lalon Biswasangha has organised a three-day historical exhibition titled Fakir Lalon and Fakiri Inheritance of Bangladesh at Chheuriya.

  • Eminem turns 46 today

    Eminem has dominated the rap genre for years and is considered one of the greatest of all time by many established artistes in the entertainment industry. Born as Marshall Bruce Mathers III, he is also a record producer and an actor.

  • Aruna Biswas's Durga Puja Celebration 2018

    Aruna Biswas in celebratory mood for Durga Puja

    Aruna Biswas started her journey in the show business in 1986 with the film 'Chapa Dangar Bou', directed by Nayak Raj Razzak. Since then, she has appeared in 150 movies and recently, she directed a tele-fiction. The actor shares her plans for this Durga Puja.

  • Runa Laila

    Three cultural legends honoured

    The award ceremony and gala of the 11th edition of The Daily Star-Standard Chartered Celebrating Life, a film-making, photography and lyrics contest, was held at the International Convention City Bashundhara last night.

  • Star Cineplex Bangladesh 14th Anniversary

    Star Cineplex celebrates 14 years of excellence

    Minister of Information, Hasanul Haq Inu was the chief guest of the event. “I would like to congratulate Star Cineplex for reaching such a tremendous milestone,” said the minister.

  • Khelna Mela 2018 underway at Shishu Academy

    In order to celebrate National Children's Rights Week, Shishu Academy, in association with Khelna Bank has organised Khelna Mela 2018 at their premises. This fair is the first of its kind in the country.

  • Remembering Abul Kalam Mohammed Zakaria

    Eminent scholar, archaeologist and historian, Abul Kalam Mohammed Zakaria was recently remembered on his 100th birthday by a committee to publish books on the architectural sites in Dhaka, at the Experimental Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. He was the former president of the editorial board of the organisation.

  • Salahuddin Ahmed Paulash's 'Rohingya Crisis: Through Despair there is Hope'

    Bangladeshi photographer Salahuddin Ahmed Paulash bagged the Ian Parry Scholarship 2018 in the “Award for Potential” category.

  • Grooving the Latin way

    The lively rhythm of different forms of Latin dance - Cha-cha-cha, Tango, Salsa, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Lambada, Merengue - can brighten up anyone's mood. To help the people of Dhaka appreciate the dance form, 3rd Space has introduced Latin dance classes.

  • DU's homage to Rabindranath and Nazrul

    University of Dhaka (DU) will host a programme in honour of Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam at 4 pm today. Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Dhaka, Dr Nasreen Ahmad will inaugurate the programme in the presence of National Professors, Dr Anisuzzaman and Dr Rafiqul Islam.

  • A night of musical SPLENDOUR

    One of the icons of Bangladesh's playback industry, Subir Nandi was awarded the Channel i Music Awards 2018 Lifetime Achievement


    In a noble initiative, Bangladesh Musical Bands Association (BAMBA) has partnered up with the Ministry of Social Welfare and PFDA – Vocational Training Center to arrange a stellar concert on September 28. The concert will raise awareness for autism, which is a commonly neglected phenomenon in Bangladesh.

  • 7th Seoul Migrant Film Festival 2018 held in Dhaka

    With the slogan “Sromiker jonyo Cinema, Sromikder nirmito Cinema” (Cinema for the workers and cinema by the workers) Joloj Movie and Asia Media Culture Factory (Korea) in association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organised the 7th Seoul Migrant Film Festival Dhaka 2018 in the International Archive Auditorium on September 15.

  • From Japan, with love: Japan Fest 2018

    Embracing art, literature, language and more of another country broadens our perspectives and helps us see things differently. On Sunday, the people of Bangladesh and Japan were seen embracing each other's cultures at the Japan Fest 2018 held at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

  • Ruhul Abdin talks 'The Portraits of Kamalapur'

    A discussion on The Portraits of Kamalapur, a book by artist Ruhul Abdin, took place on Monday at Art Café in Gulshan Avenue. Born in Sylhet and raised in London, Ruhul Abdin is an artist, architect, designer, writer and urban research planner.


    Growing up, ATM Shamsuzzaman loved writing. From expressing his thoughts through poems and short stories, he grew up to become an actor. Today the beloved actor celebrates his birthday.

  • Photo Talk with Prito Reza completes a picturesque year

    Prito Reza has been one of the most well known photographers in the country for quite a while now. The man of many talents constantly rediscovers himself as a man of many talents

  • 'Blossoms from Ash' unveiled

    The documentary was filmed in the Ukhiya refugee camp and documented the life and struggles of the stateless people residing there. “We are made to fear migrants and refugees back in my country,” said Alexander I Blum.“Bangladesh has inspired me incredibly and thus I decided to make the film to spread awareness among people.”

  • Bangladesh Bhavan in Shantiniketan to open this month

    On May 25, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bangladesh Bhavan in Shantiniketan. From the third week of September, Bangladesh Bhavan will be open to all.

  • Five Bangladeshi and four foreign artists awarded

    Dhaka has become the hub of contemporary art thanks to the rendezvous of a few hundred local and foreign artists, curators, connoisseurs, critics and enthusiasts marking the 18th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh (AABB).

  • Syed Hasan Imam and Ferdousi Majumdar honoured with Shaheed Altaf Mahmud Padak

    Eminent cultural personalities Syed Hasan Imam and Ferdousi Majumdar were awarded with this year's Shaheed Altaf Mahmud Padak for their contribution to their respective fields.

  • Gold Gilding Workshop concludes at Britto

    Britto Art Trust organised Gold Gilding Workshop 2018, together with an open studio at its space in Green Road, Dhaka. Britto's current residency artist, Kathrina Rudolph conducted the workshop.

  • “Jol Abeg” observes Nazrul's death anniversary

    “Jol Abeg”, a forum of painters in Mymensingh observed the 42nd death anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. Marking the occasion, they organised a workshop styled “Water Colour Workshop” to sketch the portraits of the bard at Udichi Mymensingh Zila Sangsad hall room.

  • Indo-Bangla literary seminar at Kolkata Press Club

    Ankur Art and Cultural Institute of India recently organised a panel discussion on four seminal books of Avik Gangopadhyay at the premises of Kolkata Press Club, India.

  • Australian High Commission Pays Tribute

    Recently, the Australian High Commission and US Embassy Dhaka jointly hosted a special programme called 'Music Buzz', with talented Australian diplomats Amy Sheridan, James Dillon, Jane Hardy and Swedish Embassy's Magdalena Skarp performing at the American Center Dhaka.

  • Worthy Publications to unveil 'Sehri Tales' and 'The Mason Jar' on August 31

    In order to celebrate the launch of the books Sehri Tales and The Mason Jar, Worthy Publications is going to organise a first-of-its-kind event on August 31 at 3pm at

  • Worthy Publications to unveil 'Sehri Tales' and 'The Mason Jar' on August 31

    In order to celebrate the launch of the books Sehri Tales and The Mason Jar, Worthy Publications is going to organise a first-of-its-kind event on August 31 at 3pm at

  • IDLC to organise theatre festival

    To celebrate the long heritage of theatre in Bangladesh, IDLC is going to organise a five-day long theatre fest titled 'Let the theatre be a source of Joy' from September 4 to 8, 2018.

  • His spirit remains immortal

    August 15, 1975 is a date that has cast a shadow so dark over our nation, that the tragedy of it shall forever haunt Bangladesh. Nothing can justify the atrocities unleashed upon the residence at House 677 of Road 32 in Dhanmondi.

  • Sumon Wahed's ode to Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin

    Promising artist Sumon Wahed, also a lecturer at the Department of Drawing and Painting, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka (DU), showcases an array of his brilliant artworks at Zainul Gallery 1 and 2, Faculty of Fine Art, DU. The six-day (August 12-17) exhibition titled 'A to Z Zainul' is open daily from 11am to 8pm.