Monday, September 21, 2015

Saturday Post


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

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

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

The first woman honors graduate in British India

Kamini Roy was a leading Bengali poet, social worker and feminist in British India. She was the first woman

Who is Agapito Flores?

The Agapito Flores controversy continues - Agapito Flores has been acclaimed by some as being the inventor of the

Tragic ending of a legend

Chester Charles Bennington was an American singer and songwriter best known as the frontman for the rock band 'Linkin

Dread in the city: The zero sum

The day those terrorists spilled blood in the name of religion, everyone that incident, the whole city went outraged,

A pioneer of Bengali printing industry

Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury was a famous Bengali writer, violin player and composer, technologist, entrepreneur and a pioneer of Bengali

Peacock Throne of India

The Peacock Throne was a wonder to behold - a gilded platform, canopied in silk and encrusted in precious

An interview with Dubravka Ugresic

Dubravka Ugresic is the 2016 winner of "America's Nobel," the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Born and raised in

Second female director to win at Cannes film festival

Sofia Coppola is an American screenwriter, director, producer and actress. She is the daughter of director, producer and

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