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Decoding Rooppur

Abdul Matin’s new book sheds light on more than just the issues and concerns of building a nuclear power plant in Bangladesh, writes Shahriar Feroze   In the opening, the book printed by Madhyama Media and Publications points to the fact that Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The Diaries of Adam and Eve: A tale of heavenly romance

Over a period of twelve years, since 1893 till1905, Mark Twain wrote a number of tiny stories in the form dialogues between Adam and Eve. Mark Twain’s eagerness with a theological issue like Adam and Eve has a far-fetched bequest, Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Times, Observer and a new dawn for free media!

Last part of the extracts from Towheed Feroze’s barnstorming debut, Dreams of Dhaka, serialised in Dhaka Courier.   As teenagers, we were told that journalists were mostly people who devoted their lives to precepts of leftist politics. They were people who were Thursday, May 14th, 2015

The book ‘O United Nations’ upholds UN and Mankind

Sinha M. A. Sayeed, a Bangladeshi writer of global understanding and standing, has written a book titled ‘O United Nations’ published by Bangladesh Political Science Association. This website publication is, in fact, an expanding form of the original book printed Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Towards an area-wise schooling system

Education system of Bangladesh has gone through endless experiments. Unfortunately, after four decades of our independence even our primary education system is not following any coordinated schooling model. Diverse schooling systems – Bangla & English medium, Madrassa, Kindergarten, and NGO Thursday, May 14th, 2015

The Casio watch, Walkman and solving the test papers!

Who said we didn’t have gadgets!   Extracts from Towheed Feroze’s barnstorming debut, Dreams of Dhaka, are being serialised in Dhaka Courier.   The unwritten rule of society was that when someone passed the SSC (called Metric), a watch would be given as an Thursday, May 7th, 2015

40 Years of Public Administration and Governance in Bangladesh

Edited by Nizam Ahmed, Dhaka: The University Press Limited, 2014, pp.xxiv+460. ISBN 978 984 506 150 6.   Since ancient times scholars tend to delineate administration as a distinct affair in state business. The ground-breaking works, Arthashastra of Kautliya and the Prince of Machiavelli Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Gitanjali: Rabindranath Tagore’s Approach to Love and Mysticism

Gitanjali was originally written by Rabindranath Tagore in Bengali and it was later on translated by himself into English. Gitanjali, which was titled Song Offerings by Rabindranath Tagore, brought him Nobel Prize for literature in 1913. The verses in Song Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Tilo Express, Shaatchara, Donkey Kong and Atari

Active sport plus the first generation electric games!   Sometime around l983, my aunt bought me, among other things, a small solar powered game from Saudi Arabia. At first, l didn’t care much about the thing which read Puppy Love on the Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Sahittyo Songskriti: Nana Prosongo

Sahittyo Songskriti: Nana Prosongo (Literature and Culture: Different Contexts) is one of the latest books on Bengali literature published during the Ekushey Book Fair of 2015. Different dimensions of the legacy of Bengali literature, its forms and progress through centuries Thursday, April 30th, 2015
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