Tiasha Idrak

Qahr

Let me tell you about Qahr.  A word not in my mother tongue, 

4m ago

22nd DIFF wraps up with cinematic splendour and global triumph

Internationally renowned figures, including Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary Mokammel Hossain, Bangladesh National Museum Director General Md Kamruzzaman, DIFF Chairperson Kishwar Kamal, and Sharmila Tagore, graced the occasion as special guests.

5m ago

Wana-Mena artistes unite for powerful ode to Palestinian resistance

Translated as "We will return" or simply "Returning", this eight-minute track was composed and performed as an act of solidarity. It serves as an anthem that transcends borders, paying tribute to the strength and resilience of the Palestinian people and their history while resoundingly calling for justice.

6m ago

'Love Letters': Companionship and melancholy etched between the lines

What happens when two unlikely individuals forge a bond so strong that it stands the test of time; when two hearts, despite the distance between them, carefully nurture their shared connection—all through penning their thoughts in letters?

1y ago

‘Nonajoler Kabbo’ wins Hiralal Sen Award 1428 for Best Feature Film

“Nonajoler Kabbo” (The Salt in Our Waters) has won the Hiralal Sen Award 1428 in the Best Feature Film category at the 20th Amar Bhashar Cholochitro film festival.

2y ago

5 latest anime shows on Netflix

Despite the pandemic, there has been a considerable increase in the number of anime shows produced. As the curtains fall on 2021, it is time to look back on some of the shows that were released on Netflix this year.

2y ago

Ronni Ahmmed’s solo exhibition ‘NOOR’ underway

Bridging the past and the future, all artworks displayed in artist Ronni Ahmmed's solo exhibition, NOOR, radiate the mysticism of Sufism. Organised and curated by ARTcon, the exhibition began at Bengal Art Lounge, Gulshan, on April 14. It will continue after the lockdown is lifted. A 3D virtual version of the exhibition is available on ARTcon’s website.

3y ago

Virtual exhibition for Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020-21 Bangabandhu Youth Art Competition to begin on June 17

A virtual exhibition of the entries from “Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020-21 Bangabandhu Youth Art Competition” will be organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The month-long exhibition will begin from June 17.

3y ago
May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021

Participants of Sehri Tales 2021 share their experiences

Author and journalist Sabrina Fatma Ahmad initiated Sehri Tales, a creative writing challenge, as a means to battle melancholia five years ago. Today, this challenge has become an anticipated event among many writers. The rules are quite simple: throughout the month of Ramadan, a prompt is given every night, participants must post their work online, following the 250 word limit and the deadline. 2021 was the third year that Sehri Tales was open to the public. This year’s participants shared their experiences with Star Youth, The Daily Star.

May 8, 2021
May 8, 2021

Dhor Nirbhoy Gaan: Chhayanaut's tribute to Tagore

Marking Rabindranath Tagore’s 160th birth anniversary, Chhayanaut organised a virtual cultural programme. Titled Dhor Nirbhoy Gaan, the theme of the event was to hope, and to be brave. Artistes performed works by Tagore, which sing praise of life and the joy of living, bravery, and hope. The virtual concert featured musical performances, dances, poetry recitals and more. It aired on Chhayanaut's YouTube channel tonight.

May 8, 2021
May 8, 2021

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy hosts virtual celebrations on Rabindra Jayanti

Today marks the 160th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, the polymath who reshaped Bengali music and literature. Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) organised an online programme to celebrate the day. As the country enforced restrictions on public movement to curb Covid-19 transmission, BSA opted to pay a tribute to the poet virtually, just as the year before.

March 21, 2021
March 21, 2021

Fourth day of ‘Mujib Chirantan’ celebrates young talents

The fourth day of "Mujib Chirantan", the ten-day celebration of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence, was held at National Parade Square yesterday. The theme of the day was, “Tarunner Alok Shikha”. As the theme suggests, the fourth day of the programme celebrated the youth, featuring prominent young individuals from different sectors – from the arts to science and technology.

March 19, 2021
March 19, 2021

An aspiring judge’s uphill battle

Born in the outskirts of Netrakona, Sakhina Akhter stood 15th in the Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission Examination across the country. A graduate of Northern University Bangladesh (NUB), she was recommended as an assistant judge, following her success in the examination in 2019.

March 13, 2021
March 13, 2021

Commemorating Shilpaguru Safiuddin Ahmed’s legacy

Artists and art enthusiasts gathered together for the inauguration of Safiuddin Shilpalay at Dhanmondi yesterday. As the name suggests, the establishment commemorates the life and works of Shilpaguru Safiuddin Ahmed.

February 27, 2021
February 27, 2021

Female artists celebrate the spirit of the Language Movement with ‘Ekusher Chetonay’

Empowered by the spirit of the Language Movement, COLOURS, a collective of contemporary female artists, recently organised an art exhibition at Studio 6/6, Mohammadpur. Titled “Ekusher Chetonay”, the exhibition began on February 25, and will go on till March 6. It was inaugurated by renowned artist Professor Naima Haque from University of Dhaka and actor Bhaskar Bandyopadhyay.

March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020

Natnandan stages ‘Krishna Sarothi’ at EMK Center

On the eve of international Women’s Day, the tale of Draupadi was brought to life at EMK Center, Dhanmondi.

February 25, 2020
February 25, 2020

‘Art for Autism 2020’ held at DU

Specially abled children of all ages gathered together at the premises of the Faculty of Fine Art (FFA), University of Dhaka (DU), for the art camp, Art for Autism 2020. Organised by Countrywide Health Initiative for Learning and Development (CHILD) Foundation in cooperation FFA, the fourth edition was inaugurated by Professor Nisar Hossain, Dean, FFA, DU.

February 21, 2020
February 21, 2020

The Unexpected Friend: A story dedicated to Rohingya children

Throughout decades, over a million Rohingyas have fled the violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. The persecution of the Rohingya people led to the exodus that began in August 2017, marking one of the most tragic humanitarian crisis in recent history. The biggest victims of this catastrophe were women and children, who witnessed the targeted violence and are limited to the identity of refugees today.

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