Essays

Doctor Strange: Visually appealing yet an impressively-strange Marvel movie

  Of all the Marvel movies released of late, it is shocking to even comprehend that the recent ‘Doctor Strange’ would be the most coherent, classily cast (thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch casted as the titular Dr Stephen Strange) and visually jaw-dropping. Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’

  Lee Child’s best-selling novel uninspiring in recent sequel   Unlike Daniel Craig or even Matt Damon, people really do not perceive Tom Cruise to be that old, given how fluid and agile he plays his part as, say, Ethan Hunt in the Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel, 653 pages. Approximately BDT 350   When you flip to the opening page, the first thing you notice is the fast-paced and action-packed nature of Mantel’s Wolf Hall.  This feature in itself is what sets Mantel’s work apart from other Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Memories of LoC: Perish the drumbeat of war

  DhakaCourier’s staff writer Wafiur Rahman interviewed a retired army man once posted on the Line of Control - the effective border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir - recalls his days in service, and insists war can never be an Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Obituary

  Mrs. Shireen Yasmin Rashid, wife of Professor M. Harunur Rashid, passed away on 10 October, 2016 in a city hospital. She did her M.A. in History from Dhaka University in 1965. She was the second daughter of M. Siddiq Khan, Thursday, October 13th, 2016

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
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