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Sonakshi cheers for women empowerment

Deepika Padukone’s latest video on ‘women empowerment’ has triggered an online debate over feminism and the way the video My Choice defines feminism. Joining the popular side of the debate now is Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha. Speaking at an event in Mumbai, Sonakshi said, “Women empowerment is not always about the kind of clothes you wear, not about who you ...

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Saudha’s Ghazal and Thumri Festival in London

‘Exploring to develop a Western Gharana of Indian classical Music’Ghazal and Thumri festival organised by one of the prominant promoters of Indian Classical Music of this country, Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music-‘made a true valentine treat’ for many Londoners at Morden Assembly Hall and Raynes  Park Library Hall. Leading musicians, poets from different languages and reciters made a ...

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Julia Roberts to make Broadway debut

Julia Roberts-Richard Gere starrer hit 1990 American romantic comedy is all set to get a Broadway musical, confirms Garry Marshal. The veteran writer-producer said he is collaborating on the theatrical version with producer Paula Wagner and the author of the original screenplay, J F Lawton, reported People magazine.“I had so much fun doing Pretty Woman the first time around that ...

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Shashi Kapoor gets Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Charming Shashi Kapoor, whose nuanced acts in memorable films like “Deewar”, “Satyam Shivam Sundaram”, “Trishul” and “Kabhi Kabhie” captivated Hindi film buffs, will be conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2014, it was announced on Monday.The veteran actor-producer, 77, is the 46th winner of the honour, conferred by the government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian ...

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Shahid Kapoor confirms wedding

Bollywood heart-throb Shahid Kapoor has confirmed he is getting married in December this year.Since the day, the news of him getting married to Delhi girl Mira Rajput in December broke, the media went in to tizzy over confirmation and denials, while Shahid kept mum. But last night at the HT Style awards the Haider actor.”I’m not engaged yet but marriage ...

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Liberation War Museum celebrates 19th anniv

The Liberation War Museum is hosting a weeklong cultural festival to celebrate its 19th founding anniversary as well as the Independence Day at its Segun Bagicha office in Dhaka. The event, which began on Sunday, is featuring dance, music,  recitation and theatre – presented by different cultural  organisations and culturally-based student organisations every evening.On the opening day on Sunday, painter ...

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Radhika won`t render songs that objectify women

Actress Radhika Apte, who picks content-driven films, says she would not do an item song, which objectifies women.Asked if she’s willing to do item songs in Bollywood, the Hunterrr said, “It all depends on what it is. What is item number? It is a song and dance sequence. But if you are objectifying a woman and if that’s the sole ...

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Moushumi to work for UNFPA`s breastfeeding awareness campaign

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. It expands the  possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. With the participation of world’s top celebrities it has been working to create different awareness programmes among the people ...

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Shakila Saki wants to survive with music

During her childhood she had fascination to music. For this reason, her family members thought that she could become a singer. Later she started learning music from two music teachers. One music teacher was Ustad Akbar while other was Ustad Shyamal Kumar Sarkar. Therefore, Saki received training on music from several institutions. By this way promising singer Shakila Saki started ...

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Nazrul theatre fest at Shilpakala in progress

The first-ever Nazrul theatre festival was launched at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the city on Sunday evening. A large number of theatre buffs from across the city flocked in droves to the festival on its opening day. Styled ‘Prothom Nazrul Natyautsab 2015’, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has organised the three-day carnival to be concluded on Tuesday. ...

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