Govt boosts efforts to protect archaeological sites

July 2, 2015

Govt boosts efforts to protect archaeological sites=Amid criticism of distorting a portion of the historic Lalbagh Fort by the department of archaeology, the government has taken an initiative to demarcate archaeological sites in the country in a bid to protect those from encroachment.
The government will also control development work in the buffer zones of these sites, cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor told New Age over telephone from Comilla. The minister said a working group formed to demarcate Read more

Masud Pathik to make more films on poems

July 2, 2015

Masud Pathik to make more films on poems=After winning critical acclaim for Nekabbarer Mohaproyan, a film based on a same-titled poem by Niramlendu Goon, director Masud Pathik is now working on two more films inspired by works of art.
The films are respectively Maya (The Lost Mother), which draws its inspiration from Kamal Chowdhury’s poem Juddha Shishu (War Child) and artist Shahabuddin Ahmed’s painting Woman, and The Poetree (Kobigachh), based on two poems by Nirmalendu Goon and Read more

Binodini to be staged in US

July 1, 2015

Binodini to be staged in US=Dhaka Theatre is going to stage a special show of its acclaimed monodrama Binodini at the upcoming North American Bengali Conference in
Houston, Texas, USA.
The three-day conference, an annual event held in the North American states, will kick off on July 10 and feature social gatherings, class reunions, film screenings, literary readings and performances dealing with Bengali culture.
Dhaka Theatre will stage Read more

Dr Annisuzzaman felicitated

April 9, 2015

Dr Annisuzzaman felicitatedhBengal Foundation felicitated professor emeritus Anisuzzaman on his getting the civilian awards from two states — Independence Award of Bangladesh and Padmabhusan from India — through a programme at Krishibid Institute in Farm Gate on Tuesday.
Professor Anisuzzaman and his wife Siddiqua Zaman were present at the programme.
Bengal Foundation chairman Abul Khair Read more

Sanjida Khatun’s birthday celebrated

April 6, 2015

Sanjida Khatun’s birthday celebratedhVeternan Tagore exponent Sanjida Khatun’s 83rd birth anniversary was celebrated at the Ramesh Chandra Dutta Smriti Milan Kendra of Chhayanaut on Saturday.
The programme was organised by the friends, well-wishers and colleagues of Sanjida Khatun, who built her career on a lifelong passion for progressive cultural activates. She was one of the founders of the wartime Bangladesh Mukti Sangrami Read more

Prints of Chinese paintings shown at Shilpakala

April 4, 2015

Prints of Chinese paintings shown at ShilpakalahPrints of paintings by noted Chinese artists were displayed at a two-day exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, which ended on Friday.
The exhibition, titled ‘Chinese Culture to South Asia: Exhibition of Fine Arts of Contemporary China,’ was jointly organised by the academy and the Bangladesh-China Peoples’ Friendship Association.
There were prints of 30 artworks by Read more

Female artists explore womanhood

April 3, 2015

Female artists explore womanhoodhA group of female artists have amassed their works for a group show at the Gallery Twenty One in Dhanmondi exploring womanhood among other themes.
The exhibition, Jatra or Journey, is a tribute to the International Women’s Day and was jointly organised by the gallery and the Zonta Club of Greater Dhaka.
The highlight of the event was the Read more

Indian troupe reenacts Bengal’s struggles for freedom

April 2, 2015

Indian troupe reenacts Bengal’s struggles for freedomhKolkata-based dance troupe Manjir Centre for Dance and Culture staged a dance drama based on independence movements at the Central Public Library’s Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday.
The play, Swadhinata Sangram, is based on a historical narrative recounting and reenacting the struggles for freedom that took place in this region, starting with the 1757 Battle of Read more

Artists from Chittagong exhibit artistic prowess

April 1, 2015

Artists from Chittagong exhibit artistic prowesshA group of 50 artists from Chittagong are displaying their works at a group exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The exhibition, Rong O Ruper Kabya (Poetry of Colour and Beauty), is the seventh edition of the event organised jointly by Chattagram Charushilpy Porshad and the academy. It features a total of 150 artworks of miscellaneous themes, mostly paintings and a few installations. One of Read more

Bangladesh Betar: unsung heroes of 1971

March 26, 2015

Bangladesh Betar- unsung heroes of 1971=The war of independence was fought on many fronts, not just on the battlefield with rifles, bayonets, grenades and incendiaries. Bangladesh earned its independence in just nine months because of the untrammelled passion of its people who strived in whatever way they could to make it happen.
The officials of the then Radio Pakistan, now Bangladesh Betar, are some of those unsung heroes who fought in their own way Read more

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