Monday, September 21, 2015

Special Supplement


In this month of August we all remember our Father of the Nation with humility and pains. Many

Bangabandhu: Some memories and thoughts

Being a student of English Department of Dhaka University and a serious activist of left politics at the

Remembering the poet of politics…

Let me begin with the words by Irving Berlin: "The song is ended, but the melody lingers on..."

Our annus horribilis

The three months that elapsed between August and November 1975 were times that laid Bangladesh low, and not

Bangabandhu killing: Our bitter knowledge

One of my colleagues requested me to write the fact of how Bangabandhu was betrayed at home and

Reminiscing on the tragic day of Bangalee nation

A leader of towering height, he was born a great Bengali, one and only, in thousand years. A

The darkest dawn

The early dawn of August 15, 1975 was easily the darkest dawn in the post liberation history of

Abominable August killings and subsequent resistance

15th August, 1975 is a unbearable torment in our life. On that very day, we were working at

Assassinating Bangabandhu ... murdering history

A little after 4 a.m. on 15 August 1975, tanks of the Bangladesh army rumbled down the empty

An awardee of ‘The friends of liberation war honour’ remembers Sheikh Mujib

Every year in August, I remember both my meeting with Sheikh Mujib in 1972 and his violent death


Message from  Marcia Bernicat US Ambassador to BangladeshBirthdays are an enjoyable occasion.  They are a time to remember


The founders of the United States knew that independence was something to celebrate.  And although U.S. Independence Day


"Over the years, the meanings of the [Statue of Liberty] have grown until she has become an international

How May Day became a holiday for workers

Celebrations on May 1 have long had two, seemingly contradictory meanings. On one hand, May Day is known for

The red flower of May

Every year May makes its recurrence with a red flower, which bloomed out of the blood of repressed working

The significance of May Day

On May 1, 1886, approximately 35,000 workers walked off their jobs, demanding the standardization of eight-hour workdays. Many labor

May Day in our present context

The First May is marked as the May Day across the world. It is recognized as "The International Labor

Labor Day: A celebration of workers

Even as the nation takes this long weekend to celebrate the American workforce, the rights and bargaining power of

The real promise of May Day!

A couple of years have passed since the fateful day in April 2013 when the world had witnessed one

The Bastilles that must be stormed

It is May Day today. It is a celebration of those who possess the earth and yet are not

Is it the final apocalypse for human race?

The ongoing geopolitical circumstances across the world are generating echoes of the Third World War. The idea of Third

Welcome Baishakh

Baishakh is the first month of the Bangla New Year which was initiated by Emperor Akbar to facilitate collection

The splendour that is Baishakh

This morning, on Pahela Baishakh, we celebrate our heritage. By doing so, we celebrate ourselves. In Baishakh, it is

Mangal Shobhajatra now part of global cultural legacy

The pride of Bangladeshi culture has been bolstered after Lalon and Jamdani, in the form of Mangal Shobhajatra, the

Pahela Baishakh

Nababarsha, the first day of the Bangla Shaal, is a momentous occasion in the life of each and every

Ode to Baishakh

My sojourn began at Ramna Park, where along with the sea of faces and to the tune of esho

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