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    Shamsur Rahman: a poet of urban sensibility

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 09:29pm on August 16, 2018

    Shamsur Rahman’s poetry can be seen as the most notable extension of the cosmopolitan and urban sensibility found in the poets of the 1930s and...

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    Galleri Kaya celebrates 14th founding anniv

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 11:10pm on August 02, 2018

    Galleri Kaya has organised a group show featuring diverse artworks to celebrate its 14th founding anniversary. The gallery in Uttara is displaying a total of...

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    Classical musicians bemoan lack of patronage

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 08:02pm on May 19, 2018

    Lack of patronage and shortage of classical shows is making it difficult for classical musicians to earn a decent living. Besides, classical artistes aren’t highly...

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    Tagore’s birth anniv today

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on May 08, 2018

    The 157th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore will be observed today. Different cultural organisations across the country have chalked up special programmes...

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    Social awareness needed to check language distortion

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 09:43pm on February 20, 2018

    Language distortion in television and radio programmes is a concern for parents, senior artistes and educationists, who argue that such distortion has adverse impact on...

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    Shital Pati inscribed as ICH on UNESCO list

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:09am on December 07, 2017

    The traditional art of Shital Pati weaving of Sylhet has been inscribed on the representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on Wednesday...

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    Bari Siddiqui dies

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on November 25, 2017

    Noted singer and flautist Bari Siddiqui passed away at a hospital in the capital early Friday. He was 63. He is survived by his wife,...

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    Living insecure and lonely

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on November 16, 2017

    WHILE talking to a doctor friend of mine, who is pursuing a higher degree in psychiatry, about a few days ago, I was astonished to...

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    Govt officials get most benefits

    Ershad Kamol with Monwarul Islam | Updated at 11:25pm on November 07, 2017

    Government officials take most benefits of UNESCO’s projects meant for protecting and promoting Intangible Cultural Heritages of different communities living in Bangladesh, community leaders and...

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    Cultural illiteracy and intolerance

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on October 14, 2017

    THE minister for cultural affairs Asaduzzaman Noor, himself a renowned actor and recitation artiste, repeatedly recollects his observations about the cultural tradition that he has...

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