Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Khilgaon street named in honour of Fakir Alamgir

The enduring memory of the legendary folk singer Fakir Alamgir will now be etched forever in the very streets he called home. Today, on the second death anniversary of this eminent musician, Road No 6 of Chowdhurypara in Khilgaon has officially inaugurated as "Fakir Alamgir Road" in presence of Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor, Md Atiqul Islam. 

1w ago

The comfort of rereading old books

I often feel overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of new books that I still want to read—so many stories, so little time—and understand that this is an ambition that rereading can only delay.

4w ago

Bangladeshi singer Shwapnil Shojib awarded ‘Best Rabindra Sangeet Artiste’ at Ananda Mela LA

With a deep understanding of Rabindranath's message, Shwapnil's melodious voice has managed to spread the charm of Rabindra Sangeet, not only in the hearts of Bangladeshi music lovers, but also to fans around the world.

Riverdale can be anytime, anywhere

Sweet, colourful, and funny, Archie comics were one of the only graphic narratives available for people who weren’t interested in superheroes and really gritty, edgy comics like Batman.

World Music Day / Scrounging revelations out of music

I don't remember at what point in life I learned to recognize the fallacy behind the not-like-other-girls phenomenon and discarded it for an all-encompassing love for female friendship and solidarity, in acceptance of femininity in all its forms. But I do know that Taylor Swift played a significant role in it.

Musician, vlogger Bushra Shahriar ties the knot

Bushra Shahriar is a musician, vlogger, and a PHD student at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Never have I ever…seen such diverse casting in western media

It makes me wonder if the entire show gets too swept up with its political correctness.

Snapshots of history—Golam Mustafa meets Manzoor Alam Beg

Modhurimay Alap (Swapno ‘71, 2023) transcribes two days of conversations with the late Golam Mustafa, first Director of Photography of Bangladesh Television.

Naeem Mohaiemen discusses ‘Midnight’s Third Child’ at ULAB and Bengal Institute

Naeem Mohaiemen called the book and its selections, which comprise fairly short essays and editorials on contemporary matters, “an argument for somehow recording all that seems ephemeral, so we can then look back and trace what was happening.”

Poluck's 'Kabitanjali' released on Rabindra Jayanti

On the the occasion of Rabindra Jayanti 'Saregama Bengali' has released a collection of six timeless poems from Rabindranath Tagore.

My first foray into fiction with Feluda

Growing up, I never analysed what drew me to the Feluda novels. It is only now that I marvel at how Feluda remained the fiction novel read at leisure by a self-proclaimed Bookworm such as myself for so long in my childhood.

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor dies aged 56

Irish pop singer Sinead O'Connor, who shot to worldwide fame in the 1990s, has died at the age of 56

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The emergence of Azam Khan, a true icon

Today marks the 10th death anniversary of the legendary Azam Khan, the pioneer of rock music in Bangladesh. With a discography of more than 20 albums, he was a constant advocate for peace and freedom, throughout his life. Azam Khan changed the course of our cultural history through his unconventional approach to music, his iconic style, and powerful and impactful lyrics.

Artist Harry Belafonte dies at 96

Harry Belafonte, a singer, songwriter and groundbreaking actor who started his entertainment career belting “Day O” in his 1950s hit song “Banana Boat” before turning to political activism, has died at the age of 96..Belafonte died of congestive heart failure at his home in New York on T

Reimagining the magic for HBO Max's Harry Potter remake

Why don’t we imagine a cast that could illuminate the characters and make us happy? 

‘O mon Ramjan er ei rojar sheshe elo khushir Eid’: On Nazrul and his ode to Eid

Written almost a century ago, Nazrul’s song till today adheres to the cultural conscience of Bengali Muslim society.

Indian celebrities, politicians lose Twitter blue ticks

Twitter has removed verified blue ticks from the accounts of a host of Indian celebrities and politicians ranging from Bollywood megastars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Exhibition on 1971 genocide being held at UN headquarters

For the first time in history, an exhibition displaying images and stories of the 1971 genocide started at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for three days.

‘Shadow and Bone’: new member of the "poor book adaptation club"

This season tries to cover too much ground and misplaces its focus in the process.

Of ‘BONOBIBI’ and music as a form of storytelling

The verses remind us that a withering, war-torn Earth can still birth new life and hopes of freedom.