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Published July 19, 2014

COVER STORY

Published Date: July 19, 2014
Meet NAILA NAYEM FACEBOOK STAR!

Meet NAILA NAYEM FACEBOOK STAR!

1. You have become a Facebook sensation in Bangladesh in a very short time! But, we know very little about your background. Where did you come from? Where did you grow up? What was your childhood like? I passed my childhood mainly in Barisal. However, due to job requirements of my parents, we needed to move to different districts of Bangladesh. So, actually there were different locations where I roamed around during my entire childhood and it was really mesmerizing experience to see those beautiful places.  All these beautiful memories peep into my mind when I become tired of this robotic city life. 2.You are a Facebook star, and you have marketed yourself incredibly well and used social media to popularize yourself. Where did this idea of making use of Facebook come from? I am a regular Facebook user from the very beginning of its journey.  Frankly speaking, it was never in my mind to use Facebook to popularize myself and there were no planned activities either. I was popular as a model from the start of my modeling journey due to my quality and creativity. From the very beginning,...

LIVING WITH THE STARS

Published Date: July 19, 2014
From Facebook to Item Girl

From Facebook to Item Girl

Even a few years ago, and as the name suggests, social media was meant only for people to connect to one another. But now it has evolved as so much more – from people promoting themselves and even the largest companies branding their products on Facebook, social media is the new place to conquer the minds of people. A few weeks ago, when I was visiting a friend of mine, who happens to be the CEO of a leading advertising firm, I was in for quite the surprise. He showed me the profile of Naila Nayem, the girl who uploads glitzy and sensual photos of herself on Facebook. Before...

CLOUDS AND MIST

Published Date: July 19, 2014
Memories of Dev Anand

Memories of Dev Anand

For those of us born in the 1950s and going through an entirety of school through the 1960s, Dev Anand was the quintessential heroic figure. There were the others too, Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor, for instance. But where Dilip represented, almost always, the tragic that could come to wrap life in its hard grip and Raj kept alive the thought that a man in love could indeed afford to dwindle into a comic figure when he chose to, Dev was one for whom romance was forever a tale of unadulterated innocence. Tens of thousands of women in the subcontinent would do anything to have him flirt with them....

TELEVISION OF A LIFETIME

Published Date: July 19, 2014
Dhaka, the first city of the sub-continent to watch TV

Dhaka, the first city of the sub-continent to watch TV

Continued from issue 47 All the satellite TV channels have come with a unique slogan they air during promotions. This style of using slogans was first introduced by Zee TV, the satellite channel. At first, the owners of Zee explained that the name 'Zee' came from 'Namaste Zee'. Later, the owners changed their story...

THROUGH THE EYES OF

Published Date: July 19, 2014
MASUD ALI KHAN

MASUD ALI KHAN

Masud Ali Khan is a veteran theatre and television actor who has been admired by the Bangladesh audience for decades. His career began with him joining the theatre group named Drama Circle in 1958. He participated in the drama named “Bhai Bhai Shobai” which was written by Nurul Momen in 1964 when the television show began in Bangladesh. He completed a part of his education in Kolkata, the then east Bengal, and passed his Matriculation exam, presently known as S.S.C, from Comilla Victoria College. Later, he studied at Jagannath College and Sir Salimullah College. As an actor, Khan prefers theatre work to television production. To quote him, “When the television...

Published Date: July 19, 2014
TRUE DETECTIVE
SEASON ONE

TRUE DETECTIVE <br> SEASON ONE

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery Ratings: Metacritic – 87 (Universal Acclaim), Rotten Tomatoes - 84% 'Certified Fresh'. 'True Detective' is an American television series presented in anthology format. It means every season will come with a different story and in this case, a different director, cast, and characters. The events of Season One are set in...

Published Date: July 19, 2014
GRAPE VINE

GRAPE VINE

'Singham' has become a cult character: Ajay Devgn Actor Ajay Devgn feels that brand `Singham` can be carried forward for years in Bollywood as it has become a cult character. "Singham has become a character which can go on and on. Like in Hollywood we had `Rambo` (character). `Singham` can combat at the...

Published Date: July 19, 2014
MOVIE REVIEW

MOVIE REVIEW

TRANSCENDENCE Director: Wally Pfister Writers: Jack Paglen Cast: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany Runtime: 119 mins Strength: Amazing effects, intriguing story Weakness: Character development (lead character) is inconsistent, supporting actors not used well Rating: 3.5/5 Plot: A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program. Review:  Dr. Will Caster...

INT'L FILM

Published Date: July 19, 2014
CLAUDIA LLOSA

CLAUDIA LLOSA

Peruvian film director Claudia Llosa was born in Lima on 15th November 1976. She is also a writer and producer. After her studies in Newton College, she completed her degree in communication studies at the University of Lima. She is the niece of the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa and the film director Luis Llosa. At the end of the 1990s, she moved to Madrid, Spain. From 1998 to 2001 she studied at the film academy Escuela TAI, and at the end of her studies she started working on the script for Madeinusa. Her career started in advertising, for which she moved to Barcelona, but kept working to give...

DID YOU KNOW?

Published Date: July 19, 2014
Most-liked celebrity on Facebook
Shakira tops the list with 99 million fans!

Most-liked celebrity on Facebook<br> Shakira tops the list with 99 million fans!

Hits don't lie! Shakira edges out Rihanna and Eminem to become the most liked celebrity on Facebook. As of 14 July 2014, Shakira is the most-liked celebrity on Facebook with 99,162,892 likes (facebook.com/shakira). Eminem (91 million) and Rihanna (88 million likes) are not too far behind! Shakira is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record...

Published Date: July 19, 2014
TRIVIA & QUIZ

TRIVIA & QUIZ