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DUMA wins Delhi mime contest

Dhaka University Mime Action, a DU-based mime troupe, bagged the first position at a mime contest held as part of an international cultural festival at the Jindal Global University of Delhi, India. The festival, titled ‘Biswamil 2016,’ held on October 14-16, was the annual cultural programme of the university. More than 58 troupes from different universities of India and several ...

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Emma Stone on pay disparity: ‘Lucky’ to have equal pay as male co-stars

  Actress Emma Stone said she feels lucky to be paid the same remuneration as her male counterparts. In an interview with the Vogue magazine, the Birdman star said she is not in favour of the lack of disparity in payments between male and female actors, reported femalefirst.co.uk. “We should all be treated fairly and paid fairly. I’ve been lucky ...

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Hina Khan makes her relationship public in the most romantic post, see pics

  Hina Khan’s social media handles are a window to her flamboyant personality. She is a fun-loving and mischievous person, a lot different than her onscreen character of a serious Akshara who is loaded with the burden of family and coping with the hardships of life in her hit television show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. But now Hina has ...

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I’m very patriotic, but why hang only artistes: Priyanka

In the wake of the spillover of recent tensions between India and Pakistan on Bollywood, actress Priyanka Chopra says as a “patriot”, she would go along with whatever the government decides on the issue. But why only actors are singled out in these discussions, she has asked. Talking about the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan, Priyanka, whose late father ...

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Tauquir’s Oggatonama achieves Special Mention award in Italy

Another feather has been added to the success of talented film maker Tauquir Ahmed as his film Oggatonama (The Unnamed) was conferred a Special Mention award at the Religion Today Film Festival held in Trento city of Italy. The big screen venture directed by Tauquir Ahmed snatched such award for the fourth time in the foreign film festivals. Bangla daily ...

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This is what Rekha has to say about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s beauty

  The Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards, held on October 15, was a star-studded event. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was an absolute stunner as she sashayed down the red carpet in a black gown. The ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ actress even won the award for the Most Glamorous Star (Female) and it was presented to her by none other than Bollywood’s ...

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Two win Syed Waliullah literary award

Two expatriate writers – Shahmim Azad and Nazmun Nesa Piari – won this year’s Syed Waliullah Literary Award. Bangla Academy introduced the award in 2014 to recognise the work of expatriate Bangladeshi authors, writing in Bangla, English or any other language. Shamim Azad, who lives in the UK, writes poetry, novel and drama while Nazmun Nesa Piari, who lives in ...

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Bangladesh High Commission, London, hosts first ever cultural programme in Nehru Centre

  The Bangladesh High Commission in London hosted the “Summit Bangladesh Evening” on 06 October 2016 at the prestigious Nehru Centre in the heart of the city. It was dedicated to the freedom fighters and martyrs of the 1971 Bangladesh war. The programme was originally named “Summit Evening of Young Bangladeshi performers,” but changed as the four young men could ...

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Aamir Khan is a great actor, not me, says Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan says his Thugs of Hindostan co-star Aamir Khan can be called a “great actor,” but not him. Bachchan and the 51-year-old superstar will be teaming up for the first time in the Yash Raj Films project. “Aamir can be termed ‘great’, not me. I have enjoyed his performances and his films. He is an accomplished actor and a ...

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Alia Bhatt spends Sunday at Akshay Kumar’s women’s self-defence centre

Actress Alia Bhatt spent her Sunday at action star AkshayKumar’s Women’s Self Defence Centre (WSDC). “A Sunday well spent at Akshay Kumar women’s self defence centre! Such strong, inspiring girls and such a great initiative Aaditya Thackeray,” Alia tweeted on Sunday. Akshay thanked the actress for ‘joining us today and being a part of our initiative’.  The ‘Khiladi’ star also thanked Thackeray. “One young man who needs ...

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