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10 chosen for Bangla Academy Literary Award

Ten personalities have been chosen for the Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar (Bangla Academy Literary Award) 2019. Bangla Academy Director General Habibullah Siraji announced the names at a press conference at the academy’s Poet Shamsur Rahman Auditorium on Thursday. The award recipients are former Home Minister Rafiqul Islam (Literature on Liberation War), Makid Haider (Poetry), Wasi Ahmed (Literature), Swarochish Sarkar (Essay/Research), ... Read More »

BD peacekeepers earn reputation by protecting Congo

Torching of houses and killing of people in broad daylight are the everyday affairs there. Even 20 years into the launch of the UN Peacekeeping Mission, the area is still known as a battlefield. Bangladesh peacekeepers have to patrol this most dangerous area in Blukua of the Djugu territory to save people’s lives. Read More »

Shibli Mohammad, Nipa perform at Shilpakala

Culture Desk Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Dhaka in association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organized “ICCR Scholar’s evening”, Colours of Kathak by Shibli Mohammad and Shamim Ara Nipa on Saturday  at Main Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segunbagicha in the city. Read More »

First TEDx Gulshan held in city

Country’s first TEDx Gulshan was held on Saturday at convention center in the city amid inspiring talks and reflective interactions of 14 esteemed speakers that featured the intriguing theme ‘Innovation Enabling Social Change’. Read More »

A Tribute to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed (1936 – 2019)

By Nayema Nusrat New York (IPS) – “When I think about Bangladesh, I think about everybody. Not everybody is enjoying Rabindranath and the great literature and culture that Bangladesh has. But I think everybody has got the right to have this experience”, deeply felt by late Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of BRAC (Building Resources Across Communities), a unique, integrated ... Read More »