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Playwriter Momtazuddin no more

Prominent playwriter, director and actor Momtazuddin Ahmed has passed away. He breathed his last at Apollo Hospital, Dhaka, around 3:48pm, said Shariar Mahmud Prince a nephew of Momtazuddin, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. momtazuddinMomtazuddin, an Ekushey Padak winner, was suffering from old age ailments since long and was in hospital as his health condition deteriorated. Born in January 18, 1935, Momtazuddin Ahmed became one of the pioneering thespians to have contributed to the Bengali culture. Apart f...

Suruj Dewan dead, but not forgotten

Sir Frank Peters

  Wednesday, October 10 marked the 40th day of mourning following the death of one of the most beloved and distinguished Bangladeshi holy men, Guru Suruj Dewan. Guru Suruj who was born and raised in Haydarabad, Gazipur, devoted his entire life to serving Guru Suruj Dewan.40ththe people of the area, spiritually and medically. He was a knowledgeable and gifted homeopathic doctor of high renown and held with prof...

First ever 3D animation cartoon series in Bengali

The very first three-dimensional (3D) animation series based on children’s adventure story in Bangla is on the drawing board as the trial of ‘Chacha Bahinir Ajob Kahini’ has been released on Youtube channel. Animation means joy and moving to another world, animation means the smallest people are laughing and crying out. But, if anyone tries to find out any suitable animation film for children in Bangla will not get much, reports UNB. Keeping this challenge in mind, a team of creative people came forward to make a 3D animated Car...
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A different Romeo and Juliet

The British Council has filmed the theatre “A Different Romeo and Juliet” performed by people with special needs and is screening the theater in six divisional districts of Bangladesh. This was the first ever theatre performed by the Bangladeshi casting with people with special needs, which was the outcome of a three-year project by the British Council in partnership with GRAEAE Theatre UK and Dhaka Theatre in Bangladesh to mark the 400 death anniversary of William Shakespeare. This cultural approach has an effective way to highlight the importance of empowering diverse groups to participate in cross-cultural dialogue and capacity building which is connected towards “Leave no one behind” agenda of United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal.The filmed version of the “A Different Romeo ...

IPDC partners Aga Khan Foundation Jubilee Concert

IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, recently has appreciated as the Lead Partner at Jubilee Concert Dhaka with Aga Khan Foundation. To celebrate the 60 years of service to the world, Aga Khan Foundation has organized this concert at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB). Jubilee Concerts of Aga Khan Foundation have already been received with great acclaim and enthusiasm in Russia, The United States and several countries in Africa. Jubilee Concert...

Remembering Debabrata Biswas in Dhaka

We are the same souls and share the same artistic, literary and cultural legacies. This was again reinforced in a cultural meet when eminent persons and admirers of the artist from Bangladesh and India participated on 19th March 2018   in an evening programme to pay respect to the legendary Rabindra sangeet singer Debabrata Biswas. The venue was Gyantapas Abdur Rajjak vidyapith Milanayatan, Dhanmandi. In between talks and songs with recitation thrown in the programe was arranged very beautifully. The programme was conducted nicely by Sri Bidhan Chandra Pal, a noted artist known for his oratory, who recited two poems Asparshi sparsha and Sraddha dedicated to the great singer.