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The ‘Sun’ rising

The ‘Sun’ rising

Revolution and poetry are two strong traits of Bengali people. No surprise, armed revolution against the oppression of the British Empire started here, in Bengal. Led by Surya Sen, the Chittagong uprising of April 1930 was the first strong armed resistance against the empire. To commemorate the revolution, Istiaque Ahmed Nahian reviews Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010), a film […]

April 22, 2018 · 0 comments · Art Culture
Roots: seven generations of a slave

Roots: seven generations of a slave

Slave trading is arguably one of the darkest practices in the entire human history. Tradition of enslaving people has ruptured the gamut of consciousness, history, language and culture of the entire African continent. Alex Haley’s Roots (1976) is an epic tale of a person abducted as slave from his native land of today’s Gambia during 18th century, his perilous voyage […]

April 8, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Art Culture
Dan Brown’s Origin

Dan Brown’s Origin

Dan Brown’s character Robert Langdon, a professor of symbology at Harvard, is a quite popular figure in contemporary thriller novel genre. In Origin (2017), Langdon travels through cities of Spain with elaborate descriptions on history and art, to stop someone from exposing new revelations about god and hopes of a godless world. Hiya Islam reviews the book.   RELEASED in […]

April 1, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Art Culture
Nindito Nondon: the defamed domain

Nindito Nondon: the defamed domain

Ferdousi Priyabhashini has left this world earlier this month. Her autobiographical work Nindito Nondon (2014) opens a window to a time of turmoil and turbulence. Priyabhashini’s life, her fearless but humble narrative is a source of strength for women in Bangldesh, reviews Nahid Riyasad She is arguably one of the finest sculptors in Bangladesh, she is also the first women […]

March 25, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Art Culture
Women artists deconstructing patriarchal tradition

Women artists deconstructing patriarchal tradition

ART AND WOMEN IN BANGLADESH Breaking the shackle of the millennia-old male dominance, women artists of Bangladesh asserted themselves as the protagonist in the art history of Bangladesh. Dipa Mahbuba Yasmin, reflecting on this history writes about the way women have deconstructed the portrayal of women in stereotypical roles, devoid of their lived experience. The discussion about ‘women and art’ […]

March 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Art Culture
Stranger Things: the new sensation of Netflix

Stranger Things: the new sensation of Netflix

In a nostalgic setting, charactarised by a group of adolescents in US, ‘Stranger Things’ has stirred quite a talk lately. Jabir Misbah reviews the series.  ‘YOU better run! She’s our friend, and she’s crazy!’ This quote perfectly describes Eleven, a 12-year-old girl who was kidnapped and experimented on in Hawkins National Laboratory, where she acquired her psychokinetic abilities. Now if you […]

March 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Art Culture
Bor-porong: stories drowned in Kaptai Lake

Bor-porong: stories drowned in Kaptai Lake

Reading Samari Chakma’s Kaptai Badh: Bor Porong, Duburider Attokothon (2018), a book about Jumma people’s enduring suffering and life journey after the construction of Kaptai dam, Nahid Riayasad asks the tourists — next time you pay a visit to the Kaptai Lake, setting aside your Bengali nationalist worldview, look closely, hear carefully, you may be able to see the lost […]

February 25, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Art Culture
Dhaka Art Summit ended with love

Dhaka Art Summit ended with love

The first two weeks of February, Dhaka became a hub of artists’ gathering from all across the world. They gathered to attend the Dhaka Art Summit-2018.  Artworks, belonging to an array of genres and representing 35 countries, have been displayed here. Dipa Mahbuba Yasmin has visited this summit and shared her experience with New Age Youth. The first two weeks […]

February 18, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Art Culture
Jigsaw: the game has just begun

Jigsaw: the game has just begun

Saw movies are familiar among its fan-base for its grim violent story line. This brings another sequel, Jigsaw (2017). Riasat Raihan reviews the dark mystery thriller. Well, it might have seemed that the Saw series was ‘game over’ when the final installment came out at 2010, there was still a lot of bloodshed to be had on big screen. With […]

February 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Art Culture
Gabhi Brittanto: timely review of a satire

Gabhi Brittanto: timely review of a satire

Ahmed Sofa had the courage to speak truth to power. In his satirical novel Gabhi Brittanto (1995), he mocks the practice and politics of vice-chancellorship and intellectual poverty in our public universityies. Nahid Riyasad reviews and finds surprising similarity of the novel with present time.   In contemporary Bangla literature, we have not seen many non-conformist authors. Among this small […]

February 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Art Culture