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Monsoon inside, monsoon outside

Monsoon is here in all its majesty. The presence of the season, now into its second month, is being felt across the country with many low-lying areas having gone underwater because of incessant showers and flash floods. The Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre in Gulshan on Saturday hosted an evening to pay tribute to the monsoon by presenting songs and poems ...

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Big B ‘astonished’ with grand-daughter’s hidden ‘music’ talent

Amitabh Bachchan seems to be completely blown by his grand-daughter Navya Naveli’s hidden talent of playing tunes on a piano and was completely astonished when he got to know about it. The ‘Piku’ actor posted a picture of him with his daughter Shweta Nanda’s teen kid playing piano, on Facebook alongside caption “Is duniya mein ek Nana ke liye isse ...

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Neha Dhupia ‘didn’t intend’ to criticise PM Modi’s ‘Good Governance’

Neha Dhupia seems to be taking her words back after coming under fire for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s save girl and yoga initiatives as she said that she had no intention to demean or personally attack anyone. The ‘Julie’ actress recently tweeted explaining that she just got annoyed about the government’s inability to handle traffic situations during monsoons in ...

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Fans pay tribute to Al Mahmud

Al Mahmud is the best living poet of our time and perhaps the most underappreciated and misunderstood too, said poets and literary personalities on Saturday at a programme organised to celebrate his 80th birthday. Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud, commonly known as Al Mahmud, turned 80 on Saturday. The event, organised by Al Mahmud Club at the Jatiya Press Club ...

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Hamlet around the Globe

In a press conference, prior to the staging of Hamlet by Shakespeare’s Globe in Dhaka, Tom Lawrence, one of the actors of the company said, “Text and performance by the actors is core acting that Globe is trying to transmit all over the world.” Tom, the only cast member of Globe has also appeared in both the 2011 and 2012 ...

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Johnny Depp’s daughter new face of Chanel

Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose is the new face of fashion brand Chanel. The 16-year-old model, who is one of “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor Johnny Depp’s two children with ex-partner Vanessa Paradis, has appeared in the promotional video for the luxury brand’s new eyewear range, wearing a pair of pearl-studded sunglasses and sporting a dark red lip. “(Lily-Rose is a) ...

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Katrina got big surprise on her birthday by Ranbir

Ranbir Kapoor took ladylove Katrina to Alibaug for the celebration of her birthday. It was quite an intimate celebration. But what happened inside the party was more endearing. Reportedly Ranbir asked Katrina one question which bought the lady to surprise. He apparently proposed her with platinum and diamond eternity band by Van Cleef and Arpels. Looks like the actor is ...

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Parineeti to play MS Dhoni’s wife

Apparently, Parineeti Chopra has been approached to play Indian captain MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Rawat’s character in the upcoming biopic on the cricketer. Gossip mills have long been buzzing about a key casting in the MS Dhoni biopic – that of the Indian cricket captain’s wife, Sakshi Rawat. While the names of Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor and Kriti Sanon were ...

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Court wants probe report on Salman Shah ‘murder’ by Sept 15

A Dhaka court ordered Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) to submit a probe report on the death of silver screen actor Shahriar Chowdhury Imon, commonly known as Salman Shah, by September 15. Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Kumar Dey passed the order on Monday after RAB officials failed to submit the probe report due on 20th July. A Dhaka court ordered a further ...

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Old Dhaka theatres lie unused despite demand for more halls

Amid growing demands for theatres and cultural venues in the capital city, three halls in the Old Dhaka have been left unused because of excessive rental rates and poor management. The three halls are: Mohanagar Natya Mancha, Zahir Raihan Sangskritik Kendra and Northbrook Hall (Lal Kuthir). Theatre activists say these halls charge excessively high rates, are poorly managed and often ...

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