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Kabir Suman hospitalized

Veteran singer-composer Kabir Suman was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata recently with shortness of breath, fever and a sore throat. The 72-year-old celebrity was hospitalized on Sunday night, his close friend Monisha Dasgupta confirmed through a social media post. Kolkata’s Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial Hospital’s head of medicine department Dr Soumitra Ghosh said, “He (Kabir Suman) was admitted to ...

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Legendary Tagore singer Bannya wins ‘Padma Shri’

Legendary Tagore singer and Rabindra Sangeet exponent Rezwana Choudhury Bannya was awarded with “Padma Shri”, the India’s fourth highest civilian award for her distinguished service in the field of Art. The award was announced for the year 2024 on Thursday on the eve of India’s Republic Day, according to a statement issued by Indian ministry of home affairs last evening. ...

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Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Leela Bhansali to reunite after 15 years for ‘Love and War’

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is gearing up to helm his upcoming multi-starrer film, “Love and War”, featuring the talented trio of Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Vicky Kaushal. The exciting announcement was made by Vicky and Alia via their social media platforms, accompanied by a slate bearing the distinct signatures of all three lead actors. The specific genre and plot details ...

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From Britain to Bangladesh: Akram Khan brings a new restaging of Chotto Desh back to life

  Akram Khan Company’s family-friendly dance-theatre production creates a compelling tale of a boy’s dreams and memories, from Britain to Bangladesh as part of Imagine Children’s Festival 2024 which is celebrated annually at the Southbank Centre and arrives next month (7-17 Feb). It is the UK’s leading arts festival for children aged 0-11. This year’s festival has over 130 events ...

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Pedro Pascal and Kristen Stewart lead stars to Sundance fest

Movie stars and indie darlings from Pedro Pascal and Kristen Stewart to Richard Linklater and Steven Soderbergh were headed to the mountains of Utah on Thursday for the 40th edition of the Sundance film festival. Co-founded by Robert Redford, and held in sub-zero temperatures at an altitude of 7,000 feet (2,150 meters), Sundance will host premieres for many of the ...

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INDIRA VARMA TAKES ON LADY MACBETH IN A NEW THEATRICAL PRODUCTION

Prepare for the arrival of Macbeth as it unfolds, unraveling the story of a couple tainted by an insatiable hunger for power, leaving blood on their hands. Wessex Grove, Underbelly, Gavin Kalin Productions, Eilene Davidson Productions, Winkler & Smalberg, and Cultura, in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C., proudly announce the full cast and creative team for MACBETH. Olivier ...

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‘Succession’ and ‘The Bear’ dominate strike-delayed Emmys

The final season of “Succession” dominated the Emmy Awards on Monday, scooping six prizes including best drama, at a nostalgic gala honoring television’s past and present that was delayed by four months due to Hollywood strikes. The HBO show about the back-stabbing dynastic battles of a powerful media family won awards for stars Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook and Matthew Macfadyen, ...

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Annie Nightingale: Trailblazing BBC Radio 1 DJ dies at 83

BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale, the station’s first female presenter, who went on to become its longest-serving host, has died at the age of 83. Nightingale joined the station in 1970 and remained the only woman on the line-up for 12 years. She was known for her passion for a wide range of music, championing everything from prog rock ...

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Jaya-starrer ‘Fereshte’ at Iranian film festival

Noted actor Jaya Ahsan-starrer Bangladesh-Iran joint venture film “Fereshte” has been selected for the Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran. The acclaimed Iranian director Morteza Atashzamzam-directed film will compete in the main category of the festival. The 42nd edition of the festival is scheduled to be held from 1 to 11 February. Besides Jaya Ahsan, several other Bangladeshi artistes, including ...

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Mahi fails to secure any single vote in 17 polling centres

The independent candidate for Rajshahi-1 constituency and film actress Sharmin Akter Nipa alias Mahiya Mahi didn’t get any single vote in 17 polling centres out of a total of 158 centres in the district. Rajshahi Returning officer’s office confirmed the information on an announcement at around 8.30pm on Sunday. Apart from her, Trinamool BNP candidate Jamal Khan Dudu, BNM candidate ...

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