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Wordsmith par excellence

Sudhirendar Sharma No contemporary poet has been capable of engineering thoughts on social awakening through poetic lyricism. Such has been its lyrical contemporariness that ‘main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya’ has been taken to heart by even the millennial generation, justifying the adage ‘you can’t have enough of Sahir’ which best describes the work of iconic poet and lyricist ... Read More »

Will everyone get a Ferrari some day?

Sudhirendar Sharma Even if everyone were to get a Ferrari, it will only be the Fiat of its generation With Covid-19 having slowed down everything, and with frugality in thoughts and actions set in, the idea of ‘de-growth’ may seem a possibility provided the newfound approach and attitude towards life and life processes persist both at the individual as well ... Read More »

The road to highways

From the confines of the truck cabin the humane dimensions of hard-earned livelihoods unfold in its varied forms. This debut travelogue has two characters: one, a techie who hits the road to escape the stationary world of desktop mobility and two, the multiple images of the ‘other’ who literally drives the economy days and nights on end. Read More »

‘সুখ-সাফল্যের মায়াবী জগৎ’ বইটি নতুন করে ভাবতে শেখায়

মানুষের রহস্যময় মনোজগতের বিশ্লেষক সুলেখক আবু রেজা মো. ইয়াহিয়া । মানুষের অন্তর্নিহিত শক্তি ও মানবিক গুণাবলীর স্ফুরণে একজন ব্যক্তি হয়ে উঠতে পারে জগতে স্মরণীয়। অন্যদিকে, হতাশার করাল গ্রাসে এই মানুষটিই ছিটকে যেতে পারে সাফল্যের পথ থেকে। অনুপ্রেরণা ও দিকনির্দেশনামূলক প্রবন্ধের সমন্বয়ে লেখকের এবারের আয়োজন ‘সুখ-সাফল্যের মায়াবী জগৎ’ প্রখ্যাত চিত্রশিল্পী সৈয়দ লুৎফুল হক এর প্রচ্ছদ সুখপাঠ্য বইটিতে যোগ করেছে দৃষ্টিনন্দন মাত্রা”। Read More »

UN Bangla font being launched Friday

Dhaka, Feb 21 – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bangladesh is going to celebrate the International Mother Language Day by launching the UN Bangla font and Bangla version of the Human Development Report 2019 on Friday. Read More »

পাকিস্তানে কিভাবে পালিত হয় আন্তর্জাতিক মাতৃভাষা দিবস?

জাতিসংঘের ঘোষণা অনুযায়ী গত বেশ কয়েক বছর ধরে সারা পৃথিবীতেই ২১শে ফেব্রুয়ারি দিনটিকে পালন করা হচ্ছে আন্তর্জাতিক মাতৃভাষা দিবস হিসেবে। Read More »

Exhibition on education, literature and culture to be held at RU

Rajshahi, Feb 20 – A day-long exhibition on education, literature and culture will be held on Friday at Rajshahi University to observe ‘Mujib Borsho’, according to the president of Education-Literature-culture research centre, Rajshahi-Dinajpur area Dwijendranath Banerjee said in a press conference held at Sheikh Rasel Model School playground of the university. Read More »

Language Martyrs Day on Friday

The nation is set to observe ‘Amar Ekushey’, the Language Martyrs Day (Shaheed Day) and the International Mother Language Day on Friday, marking the supreme of sacrifice of the language heroes for upholding the right to speak mother tongue Bangla. Read More »

2,475 books released in Ekushey Book Fair so far

DHAKA  – In the ongoing Ekushey Book Fair, the country’s largest literature festival, poetry volumes continue to rule as 720 of the total 2,475 books released so far. Novel books came second with the publications of 399 books while short story books in third position so far with the publications of 338 books, the Bangla Academy sources said. Of those, ... Read More »

Three poems from Siti Ruqaiyah Hashim

PRAYERS FOR AISHA LULU Today Aisha Lulu, 5 years old An orphan from Gaza Died alone Ah! The small martyr Nobody from her family Allowed to follow her to hospital in Jerusalem Because that’s the rules Of checkpoints soldiers of Zionist Though Aisha Lulu was fighting for her life From a chronic brain tumour Only an unknown woman Allowed to ... Read More »

‘Adrisho Deyal’ book cover unveiled

Mymensingh, Jan 28 – The second novel ‘Adrisho Deyal’ written by Ahmed Shimu, joint secretary of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) Women’s’ Association is coming to this year Amar Ekushey Book Fair. Last year, her two books were published named ‘Sporshito Anuvuti’ and ‘Shesh Pristha’ from Aditya Anik publication. The book cover was unveiled at a press conference held at Bangladesh ... Read More »

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 »