Bangladeshi theater artistes recreate surrender of Pakistani forces in Dhaka

Bangladeshi theater artistes recreate surrender of Pakistani forces in Dhaka

Dhaka, December 21 (BDNews24): To mark the 46 th. Victory Day last Saturday, a group of young Bangladeshi theater artistes re-enacted the historic moment on December 16 ,1971 when the Indian General, Jagjit Singh Aurora, accepted the unconditional surrender of the Pakistani forces from Lt.Gen.A.A.K.Niazi at the Race Course Grounds in Dhaka, now known as Suhrawardy Udyan. The Pakistani Instrument...

Pakistanis and Lata Mangeshkar reach out to each other

Pakistanis and Lata Mangeshkar reach out to each other

Karachi, December 17 (Dawn): In an unusual case of music crossing disturbed borders, a video of a song sung by a Karachi three-wheeler driver put on Facebook last year drew the attention of Indians across the border and brought encomiums from none other than India’s nightingale, Lata Mangeshkar. Three wheeler driver Master Aslam’s rendering of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan’s...

Suhaee Abro nurtures Odissi in Pakistan defying prejudice

Suhaee Abro nurtures Odissi in Pakistan defying prejudice

Lahore ,December 13 (AFP): With her arms stretched out and her hands elegantly curved, the young dancer stamps her feet with aplomb, defying prejudice. Her art is reviled by many in religiously conservative Pakistan, where it is often linked with prostitution. “We constantly have to explain to people that dance is an art form, it's not just about what happens...

Bengali song “Tumi Na Hoi Rohite Kache”

Bengali song “Tumi Na Hoi Rohite Kache”

"Tumi Na Hoi Rohite Kache" is a song from the 1957 Bengali film "Pothe Holo Deri" starring Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen. The song, originally sung by Sandhya Mukherjee, is now rendered by Adriza Chakraborty Thakurta   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RseSY4V2UO4     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sabarUkJmbg

Telling stories around troubled histories

Telling stories around troubled histories

By Meera Srinivasan/The Hindu When Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam recently received the DSC Prize for South Asian literature, the honour shone the international spotlight on the country’s gruesome civil war yet again. Except that this time, it was a novel that drew attention to it. A Story of a Brief Marriage is Mr. Arudpragasam’s debut novel published in 2016. A...

Elegant coffee table book tells the story of 75 year old Peradeniya University

Elegant coffee table book tells the story of 75 year old Peradeniya University

Colombo, November 22 (newsin.asia): To mark the 75 th. Anniversary of the degree-awarding university system in Sri Lanka this year, a group of old students of Peradeniya University got together to produce a coffee table book on their alma mater. The well-illustrated volume, with each picture carrying crisply written notes, was released last Sunday by the Minister of Higher Education,...

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