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    New budget upsets cultural activists

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 08:59pm on June 14, 2019

    Cultural activists observed that the allocation for cultural affairs ministry in the proposed national budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 is poor and disappointing. Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, in his budget speech...

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    Medieval poet Alaol remembered

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 15, 2019

    Poet Syed Alaol, one of the most influential poets of the medieval Bengali literature who earned the epithet ‘wise poet’ for his ability to fuse emotion with intellect in his works, was remembered at...

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    Byatikrom stages Durasha at Shilpakala Academy

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 15, 2019

    Theatre troupe Byatikrom Natyagoshthi staged a monodrama titled ‘Durasha’ at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday. The play, an adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s short story with...

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    ‘Gaaner Jhorna Tolay’ begins

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 15, 2019

    Bengal Foundation has organised a three-day music show, featuring diverse genre songs and instrumental recitals, titled ‘Gaaner Jhorna Tolay’. The event which commenced on Thursday is being...

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    Madonna takes on frightening world with ‘Madame X’

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on June 15, 2019

    Gun control, poverty and the marginalised, Madonna’s new album ‘Madame X’ sees the Queen of Pop wanting to ‘fight back’ in what she sees as a frightening modern world...

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    Robbie Williams takes stake in college

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on June 15, 2019

    Pop singer Robbie Williams, a judge on Britain’s ‘The X Factor’ television show last year, is taking a stake in a performing arts college as he looks to mentor more ‘jazz hand people’ like...

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    Aston Martin built for James Bond heading to auction

    Reuters . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:00am on June 15, 2019

    A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 outfitted with special gadgets for James Bond, such as tire slashers, machine guns and a bulletproof shield, will go up for auction in August, the auction house announced...

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    New Paris museum puts economy centre stage

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 07:13pm on June 14, 2019

    Do consumers make rational choices? It might not sound like the title of an art exhibit, but it’s one of the questions visitors can contemplate...

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    Khairul Anam Shakil: Spreading Nazrul’s original tunes

    Mahfuz Mizan | Updated at 12:00am on June 14, 2019

    ‘You have two sons, let one of them go for the sake of music.’ These were the very words the noted actor Abul Khair told his namesake and friend Mohammad Abul Khayer, an Awami League MLA of erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) regarding his son Khairul Anam Shakil. One of the most...

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    Bangla Natyadal stages Megh

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 14, 2019

    Dhaka-based theatre troupe Bangla Natyadal staged 12th show of its popular play titled ‘Megh’ at Studio Theatre hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday. The play, written by Utpal Dutt and directed...

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