Maliha Mashiat

‘Rise of Nation’: Liberation War through the ‘eyes’ of refugees at Raghu Rai’s exhibition

Stranger to none, Indian photojournalist and member of the prestigious Magnum Photos, Raghu Rai has been a notable figure in the documentation of the Liberation War of Bangladesh. On May 5 this year, “Rise of Nation”-- an exhibition featuring both released and unreleased photos of the artiste commenced in the capital’s Zainul Gallery, situated at the Faculty of Fine Arts in the University of Dhaka. 

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Nostalgia for '90s homebound magic: 3 Indian shows that evoke the feeling

An unparalleled and communal feeling of the ‘90s kids staying home during a school day is a joyful look back for many of us. Regardless of whether it was a heavy monsoon day, you were sick, or feigning it, we can all look back at the times we would spend, watching the early runs of our beloved sitcoms on Indian broadcast channels. Some were re-runs of the previous day’s shows or ones that had concluded already, we would follow them religiously. Some even went a bit deeper in their obsession and reiterated the episode for their friends the next day, much like me.

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Speaking up for Palestine

Commencing yesterday at 5 pm, cartoonists and young artists from Dhaka gathered at Drik Gallery with cartoons and installation art, protesting the Israeli occupation and expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people.

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The one about feelings: How Chandler Bing taught a generation of men to cope with comedy

Chandler Bing, the witty, sarcastic, and endearingly awkward character, defied the stereotypes of traditional masculinity. In a world where stoicism and emotional detachment were often expected from male characters, Chandler was refreshingly different.

7m ago

Furry celebs: How do our adorable four-legged casts operate?

Be it a beloved companion or a fearsome predator of the wild, animals have long been part of the silver screen, since we began using it as a mode of storytelling. The IMDb listings of animal actors have grown much longer since then. The Daily Star sat down for a conversation with our very own local animal actors and (human) directors, about their experiences and insights.

9m ago

AI-rendered images of deceased artistes: How ethical are these practices?

The rise of Artificial Intelligence-rendered artworks has been embroiled in controversies since its inception. From striking artistes to picketing actors, the utilisation of AI has stirred unease within the creative community. Recently, amidst Bangladeshi social media, the reimagining of actors in various styles, eras and contexts has captured headlines, sparking mixed reactions from a diverse audience. What particularly caught my attention was the rendering of images of late artistes, most notably Salman Shah.

9m ago

Rezaur Rahman: Addressing chaos through comedy

Rezaur Rahman is now gearing up for the upcoming Chorki anthology film series, “Ministry of Love”, supervised by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, where his production “36-24-36” will be featured.

10m ago

22 years of 'Dil Chahta Hai': How much has friendship evolved since then?

Farhan Akhtar at the time wrote and captured something that would truly become the selling point of the film, catapulting it to the ‘classic’ and ‘beloved’ status it has today.

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May 9, 2024
May 9, 2024

‘Rise of Nation’: Liberation War through the ‘eyes’ of refugees at Raghu Rai’s exhibition

Stranger to none, Indian photojournalist and member of the prestigious Magnum Photos, Raghu Rai has been a notable figure in the documentation of the Liberation War of Bangladesh. On May 5 this year, “Rise of Nation”-- an exhibition featuring both released and unreleased photos of the artiste commenced in the capital’s Zainul Gallery, situated at the Faculty of Fine Arts in the University of Dhaka. 

February 18, 2024
February 18, 2024

Nostalgia for '90s homebound magic: 3 Indian shows that evoke the feeling

An unparalleled and communal feeling of the ‘90s kids staying home during a school day is a joyful look back for many of us. Regardless of whether it was a heavy monsoon day, you were sick, or feigning it, we can all look back at the times we would spend, watching the early runs of our beloved sitcoms on Indian broadcast channels. Some were re-runs of the previous day’s shows or ones that had concluded already, we would follow them religiously. Some even went a bit deeper in their obsession and reiterated the episode for their friends the next day, much like me.

November 12, 2023
November 12, 2023

Speaking up for Palestine

Commencing yesterday at 5 pm, cartoonists and young artists from Dhaka gathered at Drik Gallery with cartoons and installation art, protesting the Israeli occupation and expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people.

October 29, 2023
October 29, 2023

The one about feelings: How Chandler Bing taught a generation of men to cope with comedy

Chandler Bing, the witty, sarcastic, and endearingly awkward character, defied the stereotypes of traditional masculinity. In a world where stoicism and emotional detachment were often expected from male characters, Chandler was refreshingly different.

September 16, 2023
September 16, 2023

Furry celebs: How do our adorable four-legged casts operate?

Be it a beloved companion or a fearsome predator of the wild, animals have long been part of the silver screen, since we began using it as a mode of storytelling. The IMDb listings of animal actors have grown much longer since then. The Daily Star sat down for a conversation with our very own local animal actors and (human) directors, about their experiences and insights.

September 2, 2023
September 2, 2023

AI-rendered images of deceased artistes: How ethical are these practices?

The rise of Artificial Intelligence-rendered artworks has been embroiled in controversies since its inception. From striking artistes to picketing actors, the utilisation of AI has stirred unease within the creative community. Recently, amidst Bangladeshi social media, the reimagining of actors in various styles, eras and contexts has captured headlines, sparking mixed reactions from a diverse audience. What particularly caught my attention was the rendering of images of late artistes, most notably Salman Shah.

August 23, 2023
August 23, 2023

Rezaur Rahman: Addressing chaos through comedy

Rezaur Rahman is now gearing up for the upcoming Chorki anthology film series, “Ministry of Love”, supervised by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, where his production “36-24-36” will be featured.

August 11, 2023
August 11, 2023

22 years of 'Dil Chahta Hai': How much has friendship evolved since then?

Farhan Akhtar at the time wrote and captured something that would truly become the selling point of the film, catapulting it to the ‘classic’ and ‘beloved’ status it has today.

July 22, 2023
July 22, 2023

A solemn walk through ‘Ten Years After Rana Plaza’

Ismail had been photographing the Rana Plaza disaster and its victims since 2013, having taken breaks in between due to the sheer mental exhaustion that he faced as an onlooker of such a tragedy. 

July 20, 2023
July 20, 2023

Don’t want to label myself as a ‘niche artiste’: Xefer

"I think my songs used to be niche, but that has changed. In the last three years or so, I have changed, now different people from different places know me."

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