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Syed Tashfin Chowdhury is the Editor of Xtra, the weekend magazine of New Age, one of the leading English dailies in Bangladesh. He is also a correspondent of Asia Times Online in Bangladesh. Despite a BBA degree in Marketing from the North South University in Dhaka, Tashfin has experience in journalism since 2003 with monthly magazines like Campaign Bangladesh and the number one English daily in the country, the Daily Star. Tashfin also has over two-and-a-half-years of experience in public relations, having handled clients like Coca Cola and Tata. When he is not running after a lead, editing pieces or structuring pitches, Tashfin loves to play video games on his PC or read bestsellers by Stephen King, Ken Follett, Robert Ludlum, James Rollins and Dean Koontz. He is also a movie buff with inclinations toward horror, thrillers and archaeology.

Time: Sheikh Hasina seventh global woman leader

August 12, 2011 - 0 Comments - Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

After the MDG award and numerous accolades last year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ranked the seventh top woman leader in the world by Time Magazine on August 11 this year. The UNB in Bangladesh released the Time Magazine list in the following order: 1) Yingluck Shinawatra, prime minister of Thailand 2) Angela Merkel,…>

Bangladesh population at 0.14 billion: BBS

July 16, 2011 - 0 Comments - Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

According to preliminary results of the latest census by the government of Bangladesh, the country’s population stands at 14.23 crores, marking a 1.34% growth or 18 million, over the past ten years. During the last census, the population was registered at 12.43 crores. The preliminary results of the Population and Housing Census, 2011 were revealed…>

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Another Bangladeshi musician passes away

July 13, 2011 - 0 Comments - Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

After losing two of its veteran musicians Pilu Momtaj and Azam Khan in May and June of this year, Bangladesh lost yet another musician on July 13. Dr Mahbub Morshed Munna, the Harmonica player of the renowned `Renaissance’ band breathed his last at around 6am at his residence in Dhanmondi following a massive heart attack.…>

India’s Natyabhumi and Nepal’s Theatre Mandala appreciate Dhaka Intl’ theatre fest

May 28, 2011 - 0 Comments - Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

Natyabhumi from Agartala staged their latest production “Stri’r Patro” on May 26 at the National Theatre Hall of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy during the ongoing 1st Dhaka International Theatre Fest. An adaptation of one of Rabindranath Tagore’s short stories and a tribute to Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary, the play has been dramatised and directed by…>

’8 times 8′: Soul searching against a global backdrop

May 24, 2011 - 0 Comments - Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

As a part of the ongoing 1st Dhaka International Theatre Fest, FM Theatre Power and Asian PEF of Hong Kong jointly staged their play “8 times 8” at the Experimental Theatre Hall of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on May 23. “Our play, titled ‘8 times 8’, is a joint production between FM Theatre Power and…>

Reflecting on tolerance through religion and lifestyle

May 22, 2011 - 0 Comments - Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

Buds Theatre Company from Singapore performed at the Experimental Theatre Hall of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on the inaugural day of the 1st Dhaka International Theatre Fest on May 21. The troupe performed their play “Shades”, which received plaudits from theatre activists in Bangladesh. The ITI Theatre Bulletin cited Ramendu Majumdar, President of ITI Worldwide,…>

1st Dhaka International Theatre Fest kicks off May 21

May 21, 2011 - 0 Comments - Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

For the very first time, the International Theatre Institute (ITI), Bangladesh Centre is organizing the “1st Dhaka International Theatre Fest” at the three prestigious stages of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh’s hub for theatre and all other forms of arts, from May 21 till May 30. Ramendu Majumdar, President of ITI Worldwide, will inaugurate the…>

Time: Sheikh Hasina seventh global woman leader

August 12, 2011 - 0 Comments - Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

After the MDG award and numerous accolades last year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ranked the seventh top woman leader in the world by Time Magazine on August 11 this year. The UNB in Bangladesh released the Time Magazine list in the following order: 1) Yingluck Shinawatra, prime minister of Thailand 2) Angela Merkel,…>

Bangladesh population at 0.14 billion: BBS

July 16, 2011 - 0 Comments - Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

According to preliminary results of the latest census by the government of Bangladesh, the country’s population stands at 14.23 crores, marking a 1.34% growth or 18 million, over the past ten years. During the last census, the population was registered at 12.43 crores. The preliminary results of the Population and Housing Census, 2011 were revealed…>

Another Bangladeshi musician passes away

Another Bangladeshi musician passes away

July 13, 2011 - 0 Comments - Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

After losing two of its veteran musicians Pilu Momtaj and Azam Khan in May and June of this year, Bangladesh lost yet another musician on July 13. Dr Mahbub Morshed Munna, the Harmonica player of the renowned `Renaissance’ band breathed his last at around 6am at his residence in Dhanmondi following a massive heart attack.…>

’8 times 8′: Soul searching against a global backdrop

May 24, 2011 - 0 Comments - Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

As a part of the ongoing 1st Dhaka International Theatre Fest, FM Theatre Power and Asian PEF of Hong Kong jointly staged their play “8 times 8” at the Experimental Theatre Hall of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on May 23. “Our play, titled ‘8 times 8’, is a joint production between FM Theatre Power and…>

Reflecting on tolerance through religion and lifestyle

May 22, 2011 - 0 Comments - Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

Buds Theatre Company from Singapore performed at the Experimental Theatre Hall of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on the inaugural day of the 1st Dhaka International Theatre Fest on May 21. The troupe performed their play “Shades”, which received plaudits from theatre activists in Bangladesh. The ITI Theatre Bulletin cited Ramendu Majumdar, President of ITI Worldwide,…>

1st Dhaka International Theatre Fest kicks off May 21

May 21, 2011 - 0 Comments - Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

For the very first time, the International Theatre Institute (ITI), Bangladesh Centre is organizing the “1st Dhaka International Theatre Fest” at the three prestigious stages of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh’s hub for theatre and all other forms of arts, from May 21 till May 30. Ramendu Majumdar, President of ITI Worldwide, will inaugurate the…>

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