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Dakshinaranjan Mitra Majumder was a celebrated Indian writer in Bengali of fairy tales and children's literature. His major

An encounter with 'Poet of Camera'

Nasir Ali Mamun, known to be "The Poet of Camera", is the pioneer of portrait photography in Bangladesh. Born

Who invented Karaoke?

For those looking for a good time, karaoke is right up there with other popular pastimes such as

An extraordinary poet, lyricist and singer

Rajanikanta Sen was a Bengali poet and composer, known for his devotional (bhakti) compositions, as well as his

An interview with Svetlana Alexievich

Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievich (born: 31 May 1948) is a Belarusian investigative journalist and non-fiction prose writer who writes in

Trace the earliest history of astronomy

Astronomy is humanity's oldest science. People have been looking up, trying to explain what they see up there

Eighth anniversary of IGCC with a mesmerizing evening

The Indian Cultural Center in Dhaka was formally inaugurated at a ceremony on 11th March 2010 by Dr. Karan

The girl with expected lifetime of 13 years!

Taqlima Jahan Nitu, a 10.5 years old girl is suffering from Progeria, a rare genetic condition. She was born

The origins of the term 'Horsepower'

Today, it has become common knowledge that the term "horsepower" refers to the power of an engine. We have

The magician of metrics in Bengali literature

Satyendranath Dutta is a Bengali poet, is considered the wizard of rhymes. Satyendranath Dutta was an expert in many

The history of the zipper

It was a long way up for the humble zipper, the mechanical wonder that has keptĀ  our lives "together"

An interview with Adam Zagajewski

Adam Zagajewski (born: 21 June 1945) is a Polish poet, novelist, translator and essayist. He was awarded the 2004

An interview with Carol Birch

Question: Where did the inspiration for Orphans of the Carnival come from?Answer: It sprung from Julia Pastrana-I saw her

Global campaign on education rights of disable children

With the theme'All Children Are Welcome to School, Including Children with Disability`,eight thousand students, with disabilities and without disabilities,

Who were the Tangut?

The Tangut people were an important ethnic group in northwestern China during the seventh through eleventh centuries CE. Likely

A famous Bengali essayist and novelist

Abul Fazal was a Bangladeshi writer and educationist. Abul Fazal was a famous Bengali essayist and novelist as well

Interview with Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro is a Nobel Prize-winning English novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer. He was born in Nagasaki, Japan;

Who are the Dalits?

Even now, in the 21st century, there is an entire population of people in India and in Hindu regions

The father of Bengali theater

Girish Chandra Ghosh was a Bengali musician, poet, playwright, novelist, theater director and actor. He was largely responsible for

An interview with Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters (born 21 July 1966) is a Welsh novelist and lives in Kennington, south-east London. She is

The origins of ice cream can be traced back to at least the 4th century B.C.

The origins of ice cream can be traced back to at least the 4th century B.C. Early references include

The pipers of social media and the mechanically driven youth

Spending time on the virtual world is like inhaling oxygen to the young people nowadays. Entertainment or recreation or

An interview with Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro Gomez is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro

A self-taught Bangladeshi philosopher

Aroj Ali Matubbar was a Bangladeshi philosopher, rationalist and prolific thinker. He was born on 17 December 1900 in

An interview with Helen Macdonald

Helen Macdonald, born in 1970, is an English writer, naturalist, and an Affiliated Research Scholar at the University of

The History of the Computer Mouse

Technology visionary Douglas Engelbart (January 30, 1925 - July 2, 2013) changed the way computers worked, from specialized machinery

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