Monday, September 21, 2015

Saturday Post


Bangladesh is blessed with many sea beaches including the longest sea beach in the world. The sandy sea beach

Ramadan then and now

Every year with the advent of Ramadan, the country wears a festive look and I look back to the

A poet's ideas on Female Power

Dr Kajal Bandyopadhyay, Professor of English, University of Dhaka, is at the same time a poet and prose-writer.

The first biophysicist proved plants have life

Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose popularly called as J.C. Bose was an Indian physicist, biologist, botanist, archaeologist, and also author

The invention of Chess

Picture a chess grand master in your mind.  Was your mental image of a skinny guy or girl in

Ruben Östlund: Director of the newly-crowned Palme D'Or winner, 'The Square'

Ruben Östlund is a Swedish film director. His films Force Majeure (2014) and The Square (2017) won honors

A grand poet of English Romantic era

Keats was born in London in 1795. His father was the stable keeper for John Jennings, a fairly prosperous

Media today: Not communicating reality but propagating ideology

Romila Thapar is an Indian historian whose principal area of study is ancient India. She is the author of

Mahanaikya: Roma to Suchitra Sen

My mother, Rokeya Begum was in her early teens and studying in a high school in the mid-50s. She

The first translator of the Quran into Bangla

Girish Chandra Sen (1835-1910) was a Bengali religious scholar and translator. He was a Brahmo Samaj missionary and known

A brief history of Wristwatch

Europeans were starting to wear bracelets with clocks on them. Time had migrated to the human wrist, and the

n conversation with Jim Crace

Jim Crace is an award-winning English writer. His novels include 'Quarantine', which was judged Whitbread Novel of 1998,

A poetic journey of Robert Frost

Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California on March 26, 1814. It was in 1912 that Frost decided

Ramon Magsaysay Award

The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay's example of integrity

An interview with Ruth Ozeki

Ruth Ozeki is an American-Canadian author, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest. Her third novel, 'A Tale for the

An interview with Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy grew up in London and has lived in Prague, Berlin and Amsterdam. He has worked as book

The history of tattoos

The word tattoo is said to has two major derivations- from the Polynesian word 'ta' which means striking something

Ahmed Bawany Academy School & College

Ahmed Bawany Academy School & College, one of the largest institutions is situated in Kasaituly Lane of old Dhaka.

The first Bengali novelist

Peary Chand Mitra was an Indian writer, journalist, cultural activist and entrepreneur. His pseudo name is Tekchand Thakur. He

An interview with Chigozie Obioma

C higozie Obioma is a Nigerian writer. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of literature and creative writing at

The man who mapped the world

Mercator was born in 1512 in Rupelmonde, a small port near Antwerp, Belgium. He received his education at the

From mundane life to nature's lap

What does it take to become a monk? There was a time when monks were highly honored. That was

His poetry engaged and enraged readers

Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (18 July 1933 - 1 April 2017) was a Soviet and Russian poet. He was also

The first novelist to emerge from the Muslim society of Bengal

Mir Mosharraf Hossain was a well known Bengali novelist, playwright and essayist in 19th century Bengal. His famous novel

On subverting the things he loves most

Damien Chazelle is the 2017 Oscar winner for Directing 'LA LA LAND'. This is Chazelle's first Oscar win and

Hailing two Scandinavian doyens

This piece of writing recalls two best-known literary figures from Scandinavia-Hans Christian Andersen and Henrik Ibsen. Hans Christian Andersen

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