Monday, September 21, 2015

Special Supplement


Every thing in this country, ever so small, ever so trivial, was precious to him.  Only thing of no

Philosophical trait of Bangabandhu

Everybody is sent to this world with a mission. Bangabandhu was sent to give us a free nation. The

Bangabandhu was a natural...

Sometime in the later part of the 1950s, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, then a young, rising politician, threw a

Unfinished autobiography of a statesman

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first ruler of Bangladesh, lived an event-filled life, not to speak of creating quite a

Sheikh Mujib's quality of leadership

Given the love that Bangabandhu had for the people of Bangladesh and they for him, it can be said

Recollecting Bangabandhu's aesthetic thinking

There came an ominous phase in our national life when we were facing a crisis of existence. To obviate

Bangabandhu: A poet of politics

We recall with highest regards the stormy days of our life in the month of March, 1971. And 7

Bangabandhu and our history

Father of the Nation' is an honorific bestowed on individuals who are considered the most important in the process

Women breaking barriers

"I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved" - B. R.

‘Women in the changing world of work’

The 2017 theme for International Women's Day, 8 March, focuses on "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet

The world has become a worse place for women

At this moment in history, the world stands at a crossroads in the long-fought battle for gender equality. Rather

Women's Day history

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Sparking transformations for women in Bangladesh

In reflecting on International Women's Day and the women's rights movements across Asia in the past year, I am

Equal rights for women

Wear red, down tools and buy local: that is the action women in the UK are being urged to

Bangabandhu's call for freedom on 7th March

The then Race Course Ground (today's Sahrawardy Maidan) was filled with millions of anguished people of all classes on

Bangabandhu's moment in history

It was our moment of self-assertion. It was his finest hour. As Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman rose to speak

The historic speech: A preface to Bengali nationhood

Bangabandhu's speeches were always spontaneous and undrafted. He would never read out the text of a speech written earlier.

The speech of 7th March: An analysis

Throughout history, people have been persuaded by political leaders and sacrificed their lives for their country and for the

Bangabandhu heard in Bihar, India - March 7, 1971

In March 1971, I was working as an agricultural volunteer on a Gandhian related poverty alleviation project in Bodh

From Language Movement to the War of Liberation

IntroductionThe Language Movement was a landmark in the history of Bangladesh which started as a cultural movement of the

From Ekushey to International Mother Language Day and beyond

Like every landmark day of every other country, Bangladesh's Ekushey February, or the 21st of February, 1952, has its

Our revolt for lingual emancipation

Ekushey February is one of the most scintillating days in the history of our nation as far as our

Ekushey in music and poetry

Ekushey is a Bengali spirit essentially integrated with the identity of the nation that germinated in 1952 and emerged

A reflection on Language Day

This weekend, Bangladesh celebrated Language Martyr's Day once again. The holiday is one of my favourites - a celebration

Abul Barkat: An immortal language luminary

Abul Barkat is one of the valiant sons of the soil who laid down his life on 21st February

The heroic tale of the history makers

Every year people, throughout the world, observe International Mother Language Day with deep respect and love. Through the observance