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Reiterating their commitment to the theme of universal harmony and friendship of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, India and Bangladesh Monday pledged to use the goodwill generated by the joint commemoration of the poet's 150th birth anniversary to expand cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

 

Reiterating their commitment to the theme of universal harmony and friendship of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, India and Bangladesh Monday pledged to use the goodwill generated by the joint commemoration of the poet's 150th birth anniversary to expand cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

 

Pakistani actor-singer-composer Ali Zafar, who received the best new talent trophy at the 143rd Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards, says the support of his co-actors has made it easy for him to work in India.

 

Cinema as a popular cultural mouthpiece is trying to revive itself in Sri Lanka after 30 years of civil war, courtesy a bunch of progressive filmmakers, new stories - and post-production labs in India.

 

The idea of social Islam - the practised version of the faith - in conservative Muslim countries comes with a bias against the freedom of arts, says Islamic scholar, filmmaker and theatre personality Shama Zaidi.

 

The Dhaka Art Summit with 249 artists is being seen as a new beginning of cultural bonds between Bangladesh, India and the rest of the world. And cutting edge and contemporary art are becoming its talking heads, says a leading Bangladeshi art honcho.

 

Appreciating art is often a matter of aesthetics, of combining instinct with acquired taste. Nadia Samdani, CEO of the Dhaka-based Samdani Art Foundation, shaped her instincts under her father Khalilur Rahman Choudhury, a prominent Bangladeshi industrialist.

 
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Barta Gandharva, a young Dalit woman from Bhojpur district, has been a sarangi player since she was a little girl. “I used to follow my mother around, roaming and singing in villages. I still play the same sarangi. It has helped me establish myself.”

 
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As Myanmar seems headed towards democracy, and the world ponders a removal of sanctions, the country's artists are thriving - and contrarian. Gill Pattison, a New Zealander living in Myanmar for over a decade, owns an art gallery and organises international exhibitions for local artists. Speaking with Vineet Gill, Pattison discussed art, censorship and isolation in Myanmar - and the significance of works titled 'Just a Portrait':

 
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An India-Pakistan pact for exchange in music, dance, theatre and visual arts could become reality next year with the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) renewing a dialogue with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), a top Pakistani official said Monday.

 


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