Category Archives: culture

PATHSHALA’S RESPONSE TO BDNEWS24.COM’S REPORT

A report on Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, published by the online news portal bdnews24.com, has come to our attention (“Shahidul Alam’s Pathshala operates without affiliation,” bdnews24.com, 6 August 2016). Unsubstantiated allegations, backbiting and innuendo and the absence of cross … Continue reading

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On the ‘uncertified’ Pathshala

At a time when our entire education system is in crisis, the quality of education is in question and the values that student’s inculcate is a source of fear. A student of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, in response to questions about the … Continue reading

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Photography in Bangladesh: a medium on the move

The Financial Times Visual Arts March 4, 2016 3:00 pm by Maya Jaggi Fêted internationally, the country’s photographers have struggled for status at home. Could that be about to change? From the series ‘Railway Longings’ (2011-2015) by Rasel Chowdhury The eerie … Continue reading

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Open Call For Iranian and Bangladeshi Artists

Open Call For Iranian and Bangladeshi Artists Exchange Program (Iran – Bangladesh) 1-31 July, 2016 – Tehran 7 January – 7 February , 2017 – Dhaka Application Deadline 10 May, 2016 Pathshala and Kooshk Residency present the first round of exchange program between Tehran and … Continue reading

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The spirit of a ghostly fabric

Having heard Saif speak of muslin over the last three years, I had gained some knowledge, albeit second hand. Going out filming with him to museums, arboretums and libraries, I had met some of the world’s leading experts. Lived part … Continue reading

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Chobi Mela IX: Transitions

Imagine being told you have only ten more days. To love, to live, to celebrate, to cherish, to repent, to ponder. Perhaps ten weeks, maybe months. Perhaps you have cancer, or you are on someone’s hit list. Or you have … Continue reading

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