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Celebration and significance of Durga Puja in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Oct 4 (UNB) – Sharadiya Durga Puja, the iconic celebration of the Hindu community both in Bangladesh and West Bengal, has its roots deep within the cultural heritage. No other festival of the Hindu religion is observed as widely as the celebration of the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon king Mahishasura. Read More »

Common ground

by Hans Dembowski In politics, there are two different ways to refer to religion. One is to pretend to be exerting God’s will; the other is to spell out the ethics of one’s faith. Read More »

The place that shaped me —Michelle

When I think back to some of the earliest days of my childhood, I remember moments like this—my brother Craig and I, smiling outside on the South Side of Chicago. It was there, in a diverse and changing neighborhood, that I began a journey that took me to settings I never could have imagined at that age. It’s the place ... Read More »

Bangladesh’s traditional fabric Jamdani festival begins

A five-week Jamdani Festival 2019 was jointly organised by the National Crafts Council of Bangladesh (NCCB) and Bengal Foundationat Bengal Shilpalay in Dhanmondi. A weaver crafts Jamdani at the Jamdani Festival 2019 in Dhaka, on Friday, Sept 6. Photo: Md Abu Sufian Jewel/UNB Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni (far right) and President of the World Crafts Council Asia-Pacific Region Dr ... Read More »