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  • Afghan fury as Iran, Turkey claim Rumi

    Who can lay claim to Rumi, the Sufi mystic who is one of the world's most beloved poets? A bid by Iran and Turkey to do so has exasperated Afghanistan, country of his birth eight centuries ago.

  • Beautification with Henna

    What with Eid approaching, people are going helter skelter to touch-up their hair and hands with “mehdi”--both to look their best and keep with an old tradition of Bangladesh.

  • The world of Abdus Shakoor's paintings

    Last year, a handful of watercolour paintings of Abdus Shakoor Shah, along with a few selected works of two other artists from Bangladesh were put in an exhibition in a gallery in Tokyo, under the title “Three poems from Bangladesh”.

  • Joypurhat Fine Art Festival in focus

    To inspire creativity and to diffuse the practice of science and culture among the students of the rural schools, the first Joypurhat Fine Art Festival was held last month at Teghar High School premises, Joypurhat.

  • Women need to be in decision-making roles - Shaela Sharmin

    Gender equality is way off in the creative arts, believes Shaela Sharmin, an eminent painter and theatre personality in the port city.

  • Hamiduzzaman Khan - The wonder of sculpture

    Galleri Kaya celebrates Hamiduzzaman Khan's 70th birth anniversary with a solo sculpture exhibition. The exhibit opens today and runs till March18.

  • Esperanza Romero's Unknown Spirit at Cosmos-2

    A 10- day solo art exhibition, titled “Unknown Spirit”, by Spanish artist Esperanza Romero opened at Gallery Cosmos-2, New DOHS, Mohakhali,

  • Cast of Rodin's 'The Kiss' sells for record 2.2m euros

    A bronze cast of Auguste Rodin's famous sculpture "The Kiss" sold for 2.2 million euros ($2.4 million) to an American collector at an auction in Paris on Tuesday.

  • Dhaka Art Summit 2016 opens today

    The third edition of the Dhaka Art Summit, deemed the biggest festival of South Asian Art, begins today at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).

  • Fragments of the Anthropocene - at Bengal Art Lounge

    “Fragments of the Anthropocene”, an exhibition of video works, installations, paintings and drawings by Shimul Saha and Zihan Karim, opened at Bengal Art Lounge in the city's Gulshan on January 30.