WHO ARE ANGLO-INDIAN?

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CALCUTTA ?Entering the crumbling mansion of the Lawrence D?Souza Old Age Home here is a visit to a vanishing world.
Breakfast tea from a cup and saucer, Agatha Christie murder mysteries and Mills & Boon romances, a weekly visit from the hairdresser, who sets a dowager?s delicate hair in a 1940s-style wave. Sometimes, a tailor comes to the old-style garments beloved by Anglo-Indian women of a certain age. Floral tea dresses, for example.
?On Sundays, we listen to jive, although we don?t dance much anymore,? Sybil Martyr, a 96-year-old retired schoolteacher, said with a crisp English accent.
?We?re museum pieces,? she said. Continue reading “WHO ARE ANGLO-INDIAN?”

Trodding untrodden paths

Foreword to the book Ellipsis by 2012 graduating photography students of Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, by Shahidul Alam

Deputy Director David Lloyd (foreground) and other guests at the 2012 graduating photography students exhibition opening. 15th November 2012. Brisbane. Australia. ??Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

It is an unusual rite of passage. Any thinking person would aspire to a life of continuous learning, to the assimilation of knowledge. Even while learning continues, the application of knowledge to real life situations represents a major turning point, with its charm as well as its inherent dangers. It is here that we chart our path in search of a meaningful journey, leaving behind lasting footprints. Continue reading “Trodding untrodden paths”

Ellipsis: Opening Event

2012 Graduating Photography Students Exhibition Opening
Queensland College of Art Griffith University
Opening Event Thursday 15 November
6:00 pm Open for public viewing
6:30 pm Opening speech by Dr. Shahidul Alam and Awards Cermony
9:00 pm Close of Graduating Exhibition Event

Zoe Rahman wins MOBO award for Best Jazz

BBC Review

Witness the power and conviction of Zoe Rahman live…
Michael Quinn 2009-05-06

Zoe Rahman’s prowess at the piano shouldn?t be underestimated. In the decade since she shot to national attention as the Perrier Young Musician of the Year, Rahman has matured into a pianist of keen intelligence and wide-ranging imagination. Evidence of such is to be found in dazzling abundance on this first live album from the British-Bengali soloist. Continue reading “Zoe Rahman wins MOBO award for Best Jazz”

Kakababu choley gelen: Sunil Gangopadhyay (1934-2012)

by Udayan Chattopadhyay

Late Sunil Gangopadhyay with late Humayun Ahmed.
Source: Nuhospolli blog

That the passing of Sunil Gangopadhyay came as a shock to many ? despite his age and health ? is a reflection of his being, till his last Puja season during which he died ? the most prolific and recognizable mainstream writer in post-1947 Indian Bengal. Continue reading “Kakababu choley gelen: Sunil Gangopadhyay (1934-2012)”

Shahidul Alam: Crossfire

Public event???By?BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

7 November?at?09:00?until?3 December?at?17:00 in UTC+10
Paddy Field. ??Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

Photographer, journalist, and human rights activist Shahidul Alam examines the issue of the increasing number of extra-judicial killings
in Bangladesh.

In 2004 the Bangladesh government created a new armed enforcement agency, The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), in response to a perceived law and order crisis. From early days RAB became notorious for the number of people that have been killed, allegedly during gun battles, because they?ve been caught in the ?crossfire?.
Shahidul Alam?s Crossfire project was first shown in Bangladesh in 2010 to draw attention to these killings. The government responded by shutting down the show. Eventually, facing a court ruling in favor of Alam, the government backed down and the show was reopened for a day.
Following a successful showing at the Queens Museum of Art New York in April, 2012, this exhibition marks the first time it will be shown in Australia.
Opening night: 6.30pm Wed 07 Nov
Brisbane Powerhouse
Presented by Drik, UQ?s Centre of Communication and Social Change, School of Journalism and Communication, Griffith University?s Queensland College of Art (QCA) and Brisbane Powerhouse

Bangladesh 1971

From the Drik Agency Archive
Public event???By?BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

7 November?at?09:00?until?3 December?at?17:00 in UTC+10

Muktijoddha (freedom fighter) in guerilla training camp. Bangladesh 1971. ??Abdul Hamid Raihan/Drik/Majority World

This documentary photographic exhibition presents historical photographic overview of the Bangladesh war of independence in 1971.
The Bangladesh war of independence was one of the bloodiest conflicts in living memory. An incredible list of talented and deeply dedicated photographers from all across the globe responded to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of recent times. This included several Bangladeshi photographers; some professional, some amateur. Unlike their western counterparts, these photogr

aphers worked on their own, taking huge risks as they were themselves amongst the persecuted. Their documents are an indictment of those who caused the pain and the ones who let it happen. They are a tribute to those who fought valiantly.
Shown for the first time in Australia, this unique archival collection embodies the pride of Bangladesh?s struggle for independence, the pain of loss, the humiliation of being violated and the joy of victory.
Opening night: 6.30pm Wed 07 Nov
Brisbane Powerhouse
Presented by Drik, UQ?s Centre of Communication and Social Change, School of Journalism and Communication, Griffith University?s Queensland College of Art (QCA) and Brisbane Powerhouse
119 Lamington St,?New Farm, Queensland, Australia 4005


Related link:
The war that time forgot
1971 as I saw it
Bangladesh 1971
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Fall Flower Bouquet: Vote for Bangladesh

Dilawez Durdana(Deepa) to shahidul
Please spare few minutes to check out the following link & vote for
entry# 8 Fall Flower Bouquet, the entry from Bangladesh!
Forward this to your friends & help the entry win! Please Retweet #Bangladeshwin
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Regards,
Durdana.

Fall Flower Bouquet, by Durdana, Bangladesh

Drik Newsletter August September

Those of you who missed the display of rare prints from Drik’s?archives should definitely make an appointment?with the library to arrange a private viewing of these lovely prints. Enjoy the latest newsletter by Chulie de Silva.

Continue reading “Drik Newsletter August September”

Chobi Mela VII in Better Photography

Chobi Mela 2013: Glimpses of What to Expect

The subcontinent?s premier photo festival, Chobi Mela, returns for its
seventh edition in January 2013. Better Photography Magazine tells you what to look forward to.