Miscellany

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    Louvre’s record numbers fall as museum tries to limit visitors

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:40pm on January 04, 2020

    The hordes flocking to the Louvre in Paris fell to 9.6 million in 2019 as the museum tried to limit overcrowding, its director said Friday....

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    Muktodhara pays tribute to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:38pm on January 04, 2020

    Recitation troupe Muktodhara Sangskriti Charcha Kendra paid tribute to country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by dedicating a recitation production ‘Sheikh Mujib Amar Pita’ to...

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    Poush Mela begins

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:34pm on January 04, 2020

    A three-day Poush Mela featuring traditional pithas (cakes) and cultural shows commenced on Bangla Academy premises in Dhaka on Saturday. Poush Mela Udjapon Parishad in...

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    An evening with Tagore’s poems

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2020

    Artistes of recitation troupe Swarachito entertained the audience reciting popular poems penned by Noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore at Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of Sufia Kamal...

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    Akhteruzzaman Elias’s 23rd death anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2020

    Today is the 23rd death anniversary of novelist, short story writer Akhteruzzaman Elias. He was born in the village of Gotia in Gaibandha District on...

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    Bangladesh Cultural Festival 2020 begins

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2020

    The second edition of Bangladesh Cultural Festival 2020 commenced through a colourful inaugural ceremony held at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on...

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    China’s incense makers toil ahead of Lunar New Year

    Agence France-Presse . Zayton | Updated at 12:00am on January 02, 2020

    Dozens of workers toil through the night coating thin lengths of bamboo in herbs, spices and richly coloured powders to create incense sticks that are...

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    Shawkat Osman’s 103rd birth anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 02, 2020

    Today is the 103rd birth anniversary of novelist and short story writer Sheikh Azizur Rahman, popularly known as Shawkat Osman. Family members of Osman will...

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    German opera great Harry Kupfer dies aged 84

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on January 01, 2020

    One of the world’s most celebrated opera directors, Germany’s Harry Kupfer, has died at the age of 84 in Berlin, his agency confirmed on Tuesday. ...

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    Bangladesh artists sorry for dog-collar feminist stunt

    Agence France-Presse . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on January 01, 2020

    Two Bangladeshi artists who feature in viral videos of a man being led in the street on a dog leash have apologised for offending the...

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