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Two poems by Pooneh Nedai

Two poems by Pooneh Nedai

Manama: In the ancient texts of Persian literature, the pigeon has different dimensions, but it always plays positive role in human beliefs. Pooneh Nedai, Editor in chief of Shokaran magazine and publisher of Amrood Tehran, continues this tradition in her latest poem and sees the pigeon as a gentle source of pleasure, optimism and optimism […]

South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s sensation “Parasite” earned six nominations, including best picture, for the upcoming Academy Awards, becoming the first South Korean movie to compete at the world’s biggest film event. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its final list of nominations for the 2020 Oscars Awards, to be held on Feb.ruary 9. […]

Culture minister glad to see more Indonesian content on Netflix

Culture minister glad to see more Indonesian content on Netflix

Jakarta: Indonesia’s Minister of Education and Culture, Nadiem Makarim, said he is a fan of the online streaming platform, Netflix, as there is more Indonesian content in the list of entertainment choices. “I am a fan of Netflix. I am glad to see there is more and more Indonesian content on Netflix,” he said during […]

Gulf countries welcome 2020 with extravagance and color

Gulf countries welcome 2020 with extravagance and color

By Habib Toumi Dubai: Gulf countries welcomed the New Year with extravagant light and firework displays and spectacular shows that lit up the skies and brought joy to millions of locals and expatriates. In the United Arab Emirates, 28 locations around the famed city of Dubai came alive with fireworks and light shows. The epicenter […]

Three months in, House of BTS pop-up store in Seoul bustles with fans

Three months in, House of BTS pop-up store in Seoul bustles with fans

Seoul: Hirari Yamauchi, a 48-year-old Japanese housewife, and her teenage daughter flew to South Korea for a two-day trip this week, solely for a highly anticipated visit to a pop-up store themed around K-pop boy band BTS currently open in Seoul. The mother and daughter discovered BTS a year ago and have since been avid […]

BTS’ latest three concerts in Seoul had economic effect of $860.7 million

BTS’ latest three concerts in Seoul had economic effect of $860.7 million

Seoul: K-pop boy band BTS created an economic effect worth 1 trillion won (US$860.7 million) with its latest three concerts in Seoul, an academic report showed Monday. The septet finished off its latest world tour, “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself,” with the final leg in Seoul where three evening concerts at Olympic Stadium on Oct. 26, […]

Bahraini artist features in international 2020 calendar

Bahraini artist features in international 2020 calendar

Manama: In a first for Bahrain, an artwork highlighting Bahraini women during the pearling era and their important role in society during that period has been selected to feature in the international excellence 2020 calendar issued by an intercontinental company. The painting by Bahraini artist Leena Al Ayoobi represents the month of January and thus […]

Art conquers cancer: Bahraini painter spreads messages of hope, kindness and strength

Art conquers cancer: Bahraini painter spreads messages of hope, kindness and strength

By Habib Toumi Manama: Acts of charity are often associated with places of worship, religious groups and homes caring for the orphans, the elderly, the handicapped and the needy. However, for Dayana Al Shaikh, a Bahraini painter and a multiple cancer fighter, acts of charity can also be linked with art. “Art is a candid […]

South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ shortlisted for Oscars’ best international film

South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ shortlisted for Oscars’ best international film

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s black comedy “Parasite” was shortlisted for best international feature film at the upcoming Academy Awards, U.S. media reported Tuesday, raising hopes that it might become the first South Korean film to win an Oscar. According to the Hollywood Reporter and other entertainment news media, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences […]

Bunker de Lumières: van Gogh

Bunker de Lumières: van Gogh

Jeju: An exhibition that uses different media to explore the life of Dutch Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, as well as a few of his artist friends and contemporaries, has been opened in Jeju. In a hidden bunker in a village where the sun rises, this fortress was transformed into a gallery of light that […]

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