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Playwriter Momtazuddin no more

Prominent playwriter, director and actor Momtazuddin Ahmed has passed away. He breathed his last at Apollo Hospital, Dhaka, around 3:48pm, said Shariar Mahmud Prince a nephew of Momtazuddin, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. momtazuddinMomtazuddin, an Ekushey Padak winner, was suffering from old age ailments since long and was in hospital as his health condition deteriorated. Born in January 18, 1935, Momtazuddin Ahmed became one of the pioneering thespians to have contributed to the Bengali culture. Apart f...

Atlanta according to Bangladesh

It’s surprising to hear Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford say he’s a naturally shy person. With a track record that includes everyone from Lil Wayne (“A Milli,” “6 Foot 7 Foot”) and Beyoncé (“Diva,” “Video Phone”) to Kesha (“Sleazy”) and Kelis (“Bossy”) the producer has collab’d with some of music’s most extroverted personalities. One could argue that Iowa transplant, who landed in ATL two decades ago, and his future-rap production sound has been one of the loudest and most influential in hip-hop. At his GrammyHouse studio space, Bangladesh shared some of his favorite (and not so favorite) things about the city.