Essays

Japanese Cuisine in Dhaka: Introducers of culinary art per se

  With the increase in appreciation for fresh, foreign, exotic tastes among the city dwellers, our beloved Dhaka has continuously been seeing the influx of new restaurants of all sorts and kinds. While the mushrooming of international fast food chains along Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Nation mourns the loss of Syed Shamsul Haq

  Cancer may have taken away the life of eminent poet Syed Shamsul Haq, but his legacy cannot be seized by any entity from the history of Bangladeshi literature. He will forever be etched alongside the best of Bangladeshi contemporary poets, Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Progress towards Children’s Well-being in South Asian Countries

  (Improving Children’s Lives, Transforming the Future: 25 years of Child Rights in South Asia, Published by UNICEF, 2014, Pages: 81)   Since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1989, the world has taken various initiatives Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Manuscript Found in Accra

  Paulo Coelho HarperCollins, 2012 London   Not quite a novel in the conventional sense; the narrative tone prescribes messages akin to that of a religious book – offering wisdom and enlightenment, aphorisms and parables - a discourse in the form of answers of a Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Shaheed Qadri: A poet apart from the crowd

  As eminent Bangladeshi poet Shaheed Qadri breathed his last on August 28 in New York, it was pretty needless to realise that Bangladeshi literature had lost one of its greatest contemporary stalwarts, a pillar which had helped establish Bangladeshi literature Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Combating Corruption in the Education Sector

  (Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report: Education, First published in 2013 by Routledge, Pages: 448, ISBN: 978-0-415-53544-1)   Education is a basic human right and a driver of personal, social and economic development. It is seen as the key to a better future, Thursday, September 1st, 2016

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
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