Arts & Reviews

Gallery Cosmos kicks off exhibition of 33 women artists

  A month-long group art exhibition of 33 women artists titled ‘Life 2018’ began at Gallery Cosmos on March 16, marking the International Women’s Day that was observed on March 8.   Norwegian Ambassador in Dhaka Sidsel Bleken inaugurated the exhibition which was Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Tarshito’s search for the inner spirit

  The diverse and to be frank blandly provocative expressions of arts in the postmodern era has certainly perplexed many if not drawn stark criticisms. Particular in the east where new forms and hyper-liberalism is still to find its ground to Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

33rd death anniversary of Dr Aleem Al-Razee observed

  The 33rd death anniversary of Dr. Aleem Al-Razee, the celebrated jurist, parliamentarian, educationist and philanthropist, has been observed with due solemnity in the country.   Razee, who died on March 15, 1985, was at the vanguard of all political and socio-cultural movements Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

World this week

  ‘Unwell’ Suu Kyi skips public speech Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on March 19 pulled out of a public speech and question-and-answer session in Sydney because she was “not feeling well”, the event’s organisers said. Suu Kyi has Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Nation this week

  Bodies of Nepal plane crash arrives home A small dot appeared in the sky above Dhaka and it gradually got larger. The plane carrying the bodies of Bangladeshi victims of last week’s crash in Kathmandu arrived around 4:00pm on March 19. Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Ekattorer Hojmiwala: Retelling stories of 1971

  Ashraf Ahmed’s Ekattorer Hojmiwala (The Pickle Seller of Nineteen Seventy-one), published by Agamee Prakashani, is a children’s novel on Bangladesh’s liberation war in 1971. The plot of this novel, however, is set in today’s Bangladesh. Fulbanoo, a poor girl of Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Progress towards gender equality in the Commonwealth countries

  (Advancing Gender Equality: Case Studies from Across the Commonwealth, Published by the Commonwealth Secretariat, 2016, Pages: 200, ISBN: 978-1-84929-151-4)   Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but an essential foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Providing women Thursday, March 15th, 2018

UPL completes four decades of journey, awards best books, authors

  Marking the occasion of completing four decades of journey in quality publishing, the University Press Limited on Saturday recognised 18 books, 16 individuals and six institutions with the UPL Excellence Awards 2018 recognizing their contribution and impact on the 40 Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Freedom fighter and craftswoman Ferdousi Priyabhashini no more

  Freedom fighter and noted craftswoman Ferdousi Priyabhashini died at the age of 71 on March 6 in a private hospital in the city.   The Swadhinata Padak recipient was suffering from heart and kidney ailments for a long time. She was admitted Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Highlighting Historic March Seven Speech on canvas

  To celebrate the Historic March Seven Speech, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has organised an eleven-day long cultural festival on its premises in Segunbaghicha in the capital. The festival was inaugurated on March 7. As the opening event of the fest an Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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