Shababa Iqbal | The Daily Star
  • Shababa Iqbal

  • Art galleries operating cautiously amidst countrywide lockdown

    Art galleries and event spaces are operating cautiously during the countrywide lockdown, with most of them postponing their public programmes and exhibitions.
  • Behind the book covers

    Having graduated from the University of Dhaka’s Faculty of Fine Arts, Sabyasachi Hazra’s work first gained momentum in 2005 and today, is a mainstay during the Ekushey Boi Mela.
  • Revisiting A T M Shamsuzzaman’s memorable roles

    The five-time National Film Award winner was also a prolific screenwriter. Although A T M Shamsuzzaman’s importance in the world of cinema and television can be talked about for days on end, his greater legacy was that of a humble and witty artiste, whose passion for his craft was unparalleled. That being said, let us revisit a few of his notable performances.
  • How effective is art as a form of protest?

    In today’s climate of fake news and alternative facts, social and political truth can be inconsistent and fragile. Artists, like journalists and activists, need to define the truth and defend it.
  • The show goes on

    Nonetheless, braving challenges, towards the end of 2020, theatre artistes in Bangladesh slowly resumed work.