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How many bike-sharing schemes does London need exactly? Well, at least five if you ask the companies behind

The invention of the Seismoscope

There are few feelings more disconcerting than the sensation of the seemingly-solid earth suddenly rolling and pitching beneath

An interview with Patricia Grace

Patricia Grace was born in Wellington in 1937. She was teaching and raising a family when she began

A great poet of Bengali literature

Jatindramohan Bagchi was a Bengali poet and editor. He was born 27 November 1878 at Jamsherpur village in

Nayak Raj Razzak is my idol: Ferdous Ahmed

It doesn't need introductory words for Ferdous Ahmed, who debuts his career through a Basu Chatterjee film, as

The Thugs of India

The Thugs or Thuggees were organized gangs of criminals in India who preyed upon trade caravans and wealthy

A great scholar of Bengal

Dr Muhammad Shahidullah was a Bengali educationist, writer, philologist and linguist. In 2004, BBC Bangla placed him at

A conversation with Chinese poet Duo Duo

Duo Duo is the pen name for Li Shizheng, a Chinese poet born in Beijing in 1951. After being

Implementation of children act is a grave need

Bangladesh is the first signatory and twenty two countries to ratify the United Nations Convention on the right

Who invented WiFi?

Have you ever heard someone say, "do you have WiFi?" Probably quite often and some of you may

In the winter of life

Growing old is a beautiful experience. There are reasons. Look at it this way, and that means the

German bike boss Canyon takes entire industry to a new height

No industry has been entirely immune from the disruption brought on by online shopping. But so far, the

When copyright protection becomes public domain

Copyrights protect works of authorship, such as writings, music, and works of art that have been expressed tangibly.

A soulful musical expedition of Maqsoodul Haque

Maqsoodul Haque is an iconic singer, song writer and social activist who has been  contributing to the utmost

A prominent figure in the Bengali Muslim reawakening

Ismail Hossain Siraji was a Bengali writer, poet, orator and peasant leader. He was born in 1880 in

An interview with Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry is an Irish playwright, novelist and poet. He is noted for his dense literary writing style and

A legendary star of Bangladesh film industry

Abdur Razzak was a famous Bangladeshi actor and film director.  He is referred to as 'Nayak Raj Razzak', a

The history of ice skates

Historians generally agree that ice skating originated in Ancient Europe, though it's unclear when and where the first ice

A conversation with Mia Couto

António Emílio Leite Couto (born: 5 July 1955), better known as Mia Couto, is a Mozambican writer and

A heavenly beauty ...

It was a day of autumn. The sun and rain was playing 'hide and seek'. Though I set off

What is Taj Mahal?

The Taj Mahal is a beautiful white marble mausoleum in the city of Agra, India. It is widely considered

An interview with Francis Spufford

Francis Spufford (born: 1964) is an English author. He is the author of five highly-praised books of non-fiction, the

Sreekail College: An abode of academic heritage

My visit to Sreekail College was not a planned trip. I was preparing to visit one of my closest

Narcopolis is a love letter to Bombay: Jeet Thayil

Jeet Thayil is an Indian poet,  novelist, librettist and musician. He is best known as a poet and is

History of rollerblades

Believe it or not, the idea for roller blades came before roller skates. In-line skates were created in the

A great contributor to the Bengali literature

Ramendra Sundar Trivedi (1864-1919) was a renowned Bengali author. In professional life, he was a teacher and later, the

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