Monday, September 21, 2015

Special Supplement


One of my favourite leadership quotes, which I came across some forty years ago, is from Vince Lombardi, who

Bangabandhu, the poet of politics

Bangabandhu is dead. Long live Bangabandhu. Every year August 15 appears as the darkest moment in the history of

His life, struggle

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born on 17 March 1920 to Sheikh Lutfur Rahman and Shahara Khatun in village

Bangabandhu and the freedom of Bangladesh

OUR nationalist movement that led to the War of Liberation began soon after the creation of Pakistan. Since inception,

Bangabandhu's prison diary

Karagarer Rojnamcha has three major sections, the first of which provides a comprehensive account of jail customs and conventions.

Bangabandhu, the liberator

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, also known as Bangabandhu, will live forever in Bangladesh - the country he founded.  One can

Bangabandhu . . . very much the family man

For a political leader who spent almost his entire youth in incarceration, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman did not let

The role of women leadership

Women's leadership role in political spheres as well as development activities remains a serious concern worldwide. Recognition of the

'Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives'

We are at a pivotal moment for women's rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed oppression and

Violence against women still exists

Bangladesh is a small South Asian country which borders India, Myanmar, and the Bay of Bengal. Since it gained

A speech that created a nation

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's speech of March 7, 1971, will remain as a milestone in the history of independence

On March 7, we crossed the Rubicon

On March 7 1971, we turned away from a disturbing, debilitating past. On that afternoon, we followed the lead

Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Documentary heritage submitted by Bangladesh and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2017."The Historic

In memory of historic 7th March

As a Bengali nation our national language is Bangla and in the then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) the majority

March 7 speech recognized as one of the 'world's all-time best’

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's historic March 7, 1971 speech that effectively declared Bangladesh's independence has been selected as one

Bangabandhu - A poet of politics

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

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.

Your Ekushey attires

Ekushey February now turned into a festival of national achievement and to celebrate the occasion, local boutique shops have

After Ekushey 1952 . . .

So what transpired after the tragedy of 21 February?Following the shootings of 21 February 1952, it became clear that

Learning in mother tongue at schools

In Bangladesh as elsewhere, children belonging to ethnic minority groups, particularly in communities living in far-off places away from

Bangladesh: Born out of a fight over language

Fifty nine years ago, a band of young men made the supreme sacrifice of laying down their lives in

Observing Ekushey February in its true spirit

Bangladesh is the only country which fought for its mother tongue that eventually united the whole people to win

Linguistic diversity and multilingualism

On International Mother Language Day 2018, celebrated every year on 21 February, UNESCO reiterates its commitment to linguistic diversity

Its political and cultural significance

What had happened on the 21st of February in 1952 is not difficult to describe. Some lives were lost

Streaming your Valentine's Day

Cinephiles, like other mammals, need love. As such, we also need movies about love, and yes, in this category

Play "Love Story" Taylor Swift

We were both young when I first saw you.I close my eyes and the flashback starts:I'm standing there on

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