Essays

Ensuring Equal Opportunities for Every Child

  (The state of the world's children 2016: A fair chance for every child, Published by UNICEF, June 2016, Pages 184, ISBN: 978-92-806-4838-6)   All children have rights, regardless of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Diaspora and Self-Actualisation in American Literature

  A paradigm shift in American literature happened through the advent of Transcendental Movement in America during 19thcentury when Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Thomas Paine and Mark Twain wrote about the value of social equity and denigrated Thursday, August 4th, 2016

The Bourne Saturation

  Matt Damon finally makes his most awaited return to the Bourne series’ newest edition, ‘Jason Bourne’, nine years after ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’. Although Jeremy Renner as Alex Cross did make a remarkable debut in the series, loyal fans yearned for Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Economics in our mother tongue – explained by one of the best

  Books on Economics, especially in Bangla, are available in quite a substantial amount. However, the quality of those books is highly questionable. Most end up being bought by students for academic purposes, not for economic research citations or any of Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Obaidur Rahman’s: “The search for extra-terrestrial life in the Universe”

  The Cosmic window to the Life beyond Earth.   One of the most enthralling questions that we often find ourselves asking is that whether there is life beyond Earth or are we just alone in this ever expanding massive Universe? Often times, Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Breaking the boundaries of language

  Those of you, who thought Shams Monwer composes poems only in English, also know that he has long past broken that boundary with ‘Shimanar Itibritto’ in Bangla. Literally it may simply stand as, ‘History of borders’ but according to the Thursday, July 28th, 2016

A conversation about books

  Collecting books and of course reading them is a pleasure you cannot quite describe through an employment of language. You must feel it, in the marrow of your bones. Suffice it to say that the pleasure is heightened when you Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The scent of womanhood in Al Mahmud

  Let’s begin this deliberation with Al mahmud, a celebrated postmodern poet of Bangladesh. Al mahmud has been a highly eminent figure in the arena of poetry of our country for last several decades and his poems speak of the pleasures Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Sydney Schanberg

  ‘An emotional investment in Bangladesh’s struggle for liberation.’   Sydney Schanberg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent best known for his raw, gripping coverage of Cambodia’s fall to the Khmer Rouge, died this week aged 82.   His longtime friend Charles Kaiser confirmed Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Four score and counting

  On Tagore’s 80th birthday Mahatma Gandhi sent him a telegram saying ‘Four score not enough. May you finish five’. Tagore, wearied of age and illness, replied with thanks, ‘four score is impertinence [and] five score intolerable.’ But on his 80th Thursday, June 30th, 2016
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