Monday, September 21, 2015

Special Supplement


Come autumn and Hindus all over the world get infused with festive fervor; and for Bengalis, Mahalaya is

The triumph of good over evil

God, as the Hindu religion says, being almighty can simultaneously stay manifested concretely in different images and remain

Militancy, terrorism, communalism and extremism

Peace and harmony are two prime prerequisites fora nation's development and prosperity. No doubt, Nation State and Democracy

Worshipping Kumari: Heavenly scene of Durga Puja

Kumari Puja was started in West Bengal by Ramkrishna Paramhansa. It is done on eighth or the ninth

How Autumnal Durga festival became popular

In earlier times, people would generally observe Durga Puja during the month of Chaitra or the season of

Stories behind the Sharadiya Durga festival

Durga Puja is one of the most important Hindu festivals in India, celebrated with great vigor and devotion.

What Durga Puja means to a Bangalee

A friend here in San Francisco asked me, what Durga Puja is, and why it meant so much

Hindu mythology and Goddess Durga

Hindu mythology and Hinduism are two different things although the commoners do realize that no difference is there

Stray thoughts on Eid-ul-Azha

How soon time flies! Believe it or not, Eid is here again, the second of the two that

The portrayal of liberation war for the youth

The movie Bapjaner Bioscope is a brave attempt to showcase our liberation war in an epic frame to

Eid-ul-Azha: The feast of sacrifice

Muslims celebrate the Eid- ul-Azha to commemorate Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael in obedience to God

Advertisements can have negative impact on people

Generally, people or companies use to advertise their products to make them known and popular to all. The

Kiev-Minsk-Helsinki: Tale of a lonely tourist

When I arrived at Kiev international railway station all alone, the skyline along the east horizon was slowly

Solving the riddle in South Asian development

South Asia was a region of moderate growth before 1980. But in the past three decades, with GDP

Fashion houses saturated with new collection for Eid

Eid ul-Azha is one of the greatest festivals of the Muslims. It is an important religious holiday celebrated

'Mere mixing up songs is not fusion'

Just weeks ago 40th National Film Award was given. Swani Zubayeer bagged the Best Music Director Award for

A tale of courage and emotion

Anil Bagchir Ekdin is a lyrical visual stream that touches the high note of emotion. The movie becomes

Let's enlighten ourselves

We are going to celebrate Eid Ul Azha within a few days. This festival comes back to us

Joy through sacrifice

One of the two canonical festivals in the Islamic calendar (the other being Eid-ul-Fitr) Eid-ul-Azha brings for the

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

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