Novels of “Islamic” love set Bangladeshi hearts aflutter

Novels of “Islamic” love set Bangladeshi hearts aflutter

Dhaka, April 27 (AFP): Kasem bin Abubakar was told nobody would buy his chaste romance novels about devout young Muslims finding love within the strict moral confines of Bangladeshi society. And yet his tales of lovers whispering sweet nothings sold millions in the 1980s and proved a huge hit among young girls from Bangladesh's rural, conservative heartland. Now his work...

Music director Ilayaraja sends legal notice to S.P.Balasubramanyam under copyright law

Music director Ilayaraja sends legal notice to S.P.Balasubramanyam under copyright law

Chennai, March 19 (TNIE): In a shocking development versatile singer S P Balasubrahmanyam in his Facebook post claimed that he had received a legal notice from music director Ilayaraaja's attorney for singing the songs composed by 'Maestro' Ilayaraja at various concerts. S P Balasubrahmanyam's Facebook post reads "Couple of days back, an Attorney representing Shri.Iliayaraaja, sent legal notices to me, Smt.Chithra,...

Bali not to cover up statues during Saudi King’s visit

Bali not to cover up statues during Saudi King’s visit

Bali March 11 (AFP): Bali, a Hindu majority island in Muslim Indonesia, has decided not to cover up its statues for Saudi Arabia’s King Salman who was holidaying in the Indonesian island with a large entourage. A Hindu pocket in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, Bali is known for its statues of deities and semi-naked women. "We're just going...

Re-establishing Sri Lanka’s past ties with Bengal

Re-establishing Sri Lanka’s past ties with Bengal

Colombo, March 6 (www.bdnews24.com): Sri Lanka’s earliest contact with the outside world was with Bengal since it is believed that the Sinhalese race was created after the arrival of Prince Vijaya of Bengal with his camp followers in 543 BC. In the 19 th. and early 20 th. Centuries, it was Bengal which stirred and influenced nationalistic consciousness in the...

Indian fashion week to showcase first transgender model

Indian fashion week to showcase first transgender model

Mumbai, January 31 (AFP): A Nepali who will become the first transgender model to walk the runway at an Indian fashion show hopes to inspire other victims of gender identity discrimination across South Asia. Anjali Lama, who was born a man in rural Nepal, was ostracized by members of her own family after telling them twelve years ago that she...

Glimpses of the world through the arts of Varanasi and Anuradhapura

Glimpses of the world through the arts of Varanasi and Anuradhapura

Panaji, Goa, December 10 (NIA): Conceived by Renu Modi in collaboration with Teertha and programmed by Serendipity Arts Trust, the art project, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ facilitates established artists of two countries, India and Sri Lanka, to engage in an investigative and research based art-making process together re-looking at the socio-cultural and historical dynamics of two cities, Varanasi and...

Creative Carnatic musician Balamuralikrishna dies in Chennai at 86

Creative Carnatic musician Balamuralikrishna dies in Chennai at 86

Chennai ,November 22 (The Hindu): The noted Carnatic vocalist, playback singer and composer Mangalamapalli Balamuralikrishna, who burst into the music world as a child prodigy, died on Tuesday. He was 86 and is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters. His music appealed to both the connoisseurs and the laymen alike. In classical music, he was able to...

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