Monday, 25 Sep, 2023


Ricci makes menswear ultra-feminine

DHAKA: Though Nina Ricci’s safe spring-summer 2014 show broke no molds, there were some subtle surprises.The ultra-feminine Paris display from designer Peter Copping in sheer whites and pale blues - and a great, bright peacock blue - drew its inspiration in historic tailoring for

3-day group photo show at DAC

DHAKA: A three-day group photography exhibition will begin at Dhaka Art Center in city’s Dhanmondi area from September 27.The exhibition titled ‘POV_Prime 50’s : Season 1’ will remain open from 3:00pm to 8:00pm till September 29.A total of 50 photographs will be displayed at the

Dilip Kumar released from hospital

DHAKA: Legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, who was recuperating at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, discharged today following improvement in his condition.The 90-year-old thespian was kept in the intensive care unit (ICU) for ten days after he suffered a myocardial infarction (heart

Priyanka named most ‘dangerous’ celebrity online

DHAKA: Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has been named as most ‘dangerous’ celebrity online in a survey conducted by a cyber security system.Chopra, who has been part of hit movies like ‘Don’, ‘Agneepath’ and ‘Barfi!’ has replaced Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone in this

BD model Asif set to join Bigg Boss 7

DHAKA: After girls like Veena Malik, Claudia, Sunny Leone and Pamela Anderson, it is now neighbourhood Bangladesh model Asif Azim entering India’s Big Boss house. Azim a famous ramp model who hails from Dhaka has created waves on Indian and international ramp scene. He is all set to

Paris fashion week got off

DHAKA: Paris fashion week got off to a charmingly chaotic start Tuesday with a rooftop catwalk show, the first by Franco-Cambodian designer Christine Phung, at which fashionistas played ‘spot the model’.Fashion watchers who trekked up the eight flights to the top of Paris’s famed

‘Prisoners’ tops US box office

DHAKA: Kidnapping drama ‘Prisoners’, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, has topped the US box office in its opening weekend.The thriller about two young girls who are abducted, took $21.4m, reports the BBC.Its release continues the shift away from summer blockbusters to the

‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Modern Family’ crowned at Emmys

DHAKA: ‘Breaking Bad’, the brutal saga of an everyman’s ambition turned evil, captured its first best drama Emmy Award on Sunday, while ‘Modern Family’ won its fourth consecutive trophy for top comedy series.‘I did not see this coming,’ said Breaking Bad creator Vince

BD turns on “Television” for Oscar race

DHAKA: A selection committee formed by the Bangladesh Federation of Film Societies has chosen helmer Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s Bengali-language “Television” as the country’s entry in the Academy Awards’ foreign language category.Produced by Bangladeshi shingle Chabial with German

Sultan’s ‘Unseen Splendour’ at Bengal Shilpalaya

DHAKA: A three-week exhibition titled ‘Unseen Splendour’ with the artworks by Bangladesh’s one of the major artists SM Sultan began at Bengal Shilpalaya in city’s Dhanmondi area.Noted artist Qayyum Chowdhury inaugurated the show Saturday evening.Cultural activist Asaduzzaman Noor

Milan fashion week shows ‘urban luxury’ for next summer

DHAKA: Donatella Versace mixes street wear with sophisticated styles for her new summer collection, dubbing the flashy result ‘urban luxury’.Tough harness tops are paired with demure flared skirts, denim jackets are worn over a delicate floral sheath, and a chiffon dress is held

Kerry named world’s best dressed woman

DHAKA: Actress Kerry Washington, who was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the ABC television drama Scandal, was named the World’s Best Dressed Woman by People magazine on Wednesday.The Straits Times publishes this report on Thursday.Washington, 36, headed a list that included

Tagore Festival 2013 held in Canada

DHAKA: The world famous writer of all age Rabindrananath Tagore has been recently remembered again hugely in Canada through West Coast Tagore Festival 2013.The South Asian Renaissance man and polymath, Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), was a poet, novelist, musician,

Sultan’s ‘Unseen Splendour’ at Bengal Shilpalaya

DHAKA: Bengal Shilpalaya will arrange a three-week exhibition titled ‘Unseen Splendour’ with the artworks by Bangladesh’s one of the major artists SM Sultan at its gallery in city’s Dhanmondi area.A total of eighty six artworks by Sultan from professor Abul Kasem Joardar’s

Hollywood Wants Numbers on the Digital Box Office

DHAKA: The movie industry is whooshing toward its digital future, but some players are worried about getting stuck in an informational void along the way. The business has long used box-office numbers, which are publicly sliced and diced ad infinitum. Similarly, disc sales and rentals for

Man Booker Prize expands to all writers in English

DHAKA: Britain’s Man Booker Prize announced on Wednesday that it was expanding to cover all novels written in the English language, saying it would welcome authors whether they come from ‘Chicago, Sheffield or Shanghai’.The 50,000 pound Booker has until now been awarded annually for

Alison wins artist of the year award

DHAKA: Trumpeter Alison Balsom has become the first British woman to win artist of the year at the prestigious Gramophone Classical Music Awards.‘I’m so thrilled. I could not think of a better way to end the best summer of my life,’ she said, reports the BBC.Balsom made her debut at

‘I’ve always viewed myself as American’

DHAKA: Nina Davuluri is not the first Miss America of colour. She is not even the first Asian-American to wear the crown. But her victory has clearly struck a chord in some quarters.At a news conference held after her name was announced on Sunday night, the first question was about a slew

Varied views of femininity at London fashion week

DHAKA: Neon colours and geometric forms at Roksanda Ilincic and pastel-coloured lace and cashmere at Burberry Prorsum offered contrasting interpretations of femininity at London Fashion Week on Monday.Luxury brand Burberry is one of the biggest names here and did not disappoint with a

Pop singer Pink named Woman of the Year

DHAKA: Pop singer Pink has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year after scoring her first ever No. 1 album this year.The music industry trade magazine said on Monday, The Straits Times publishes this report on Tuesday.Pink, 34, who emerged on the pop scene in 2000 as a self-styled