Tulip Chowdhury

A walk with a difference
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Walking home from Amherst centre yesterday was different from other days. When the weather is pleasant, the 3-mile walk takes me around half an hour. But with 5ft snow piled

Alamgir Khan

Dujoneshu : Breaking the mould in Bengali poetry
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Shamset Tabrejee is one of the leading poets in Bangladesh in a period while the number of poetry-readers is in decline. A kind of apathy has set in since our

Mohammed Ataur Rahman

French for Bengali Learners
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Let’s commence with a very well known saying of Nelson Mandela, “If you talk to man in a language he understands, that goes to his head and if you talk

Rafiqul Islam and Golam Moinuddin

Ganges Barrage: no longer a pipe dream?
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The government is going ahead with its plan to implement the proposed Ganges Barrage Project, aiming at optimum use of its water in irrigation and reducing salinity level in the

Towheed Feroze

Zero Degree: few flaws kill a macabre treat!
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Bengali movies rarely ignite a heated debate. And when the major focus is politics, films do not even come into the scene. However, the sole fact that a lot is

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Shilpakala Award ‘14 conferred

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) conferred its most prestigious award, “Shilpakala Award 2014” to seven gifted personalities in seven categories-dances, instrumental
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Shilpakala Academy’s founding anniversary celebrated

A two-day cultural programme marking the 41st founding anniversary of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) recently ended at the Nandan Mancha,
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A poet extraordinaire: Mukunda Das’ 137th birth anniversary

Mukunda Das was a Bengali poet, ballad singer, composer and patriot, who contributed to the spread of Swadeshi movement in
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Bangladesh and Indian artists join together at an art camp in Shantiniketan

Under the title “Goti Art Trust- Art Camp 2015”, a weeklong art camp was recently held at Shabuj Ban Resort,
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The eternal appeal of Boi Mela

The Amar Ekushey Grontho Mela, popularly known as Ekushey Boi Mela, Bangladesh’s biggest literature festival, that occupies a special place
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Remembering a dynamic actor: Humayun Faridi’s 3rd death anniversary

Humayun Faridi was a veteran actor, director and cultural activist. February 13 marked the 3rd death anniversary of the dynamic
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A man of Many Colours: Syed Mujtaba Ali’s 41st death anniversary

Dr. Syed Mujtaba Ali (1904-1974) was a Bengali author, academician, scholar and linguist.   Mujtaba Ali was born in a
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Poets turn painters

Bangladeshi, Belgian and Malaysian painters’ exhibition at Gallery Chitrak   Bangladesh -Malaysia Poets Summit‘15 was recently held in the city.
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Chobi Mela ends on promises for 2017

Chobi Mela VIII, the international festival of photography recently ended after two eventful weeks for national and international photographers and
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A multifaceted personality: Abu Zafar Obaidullah’s 81st birth anniversary

Abu Zafar Obaidullah was a prolific poet and civil servant. He was also a literary critic. As a poet he
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