• Mankind's power to overcome adversities

    The novel “Mysterious Island” by Jules Verne is an adventure fiction which mixes mystery with mankind's power to overcome hostile circumstances. It was first published in 1874 written in a classical narrative form. This is really exhilarating for me to review this book after 150 years of its publication. Certainly, its writer Jules Verne has been successful that people still remember his works with honour which are still alive and unquestionably entertaining.

  • Stroll along a beaten path

    Mahmudul Huque, a Professor of History, Chittagong University, has edited a substantial volume of essays (in his words, a festschrift) written in honour of Professor Alamgir Muhammad Serajuddin, Professor Emeritus of History, Chittagong University, and its former Vice Chancellor.

  • Dark Destinies, Dark Ships

    Thanks to “Literary Encounter,” a programme initiated by Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, in cooperation with The Reading Circle...

  • Journalism: Offline Online

    The history of journalism in Bangladesh is largely non-academic as people with different educational backgrounds have come up and joined this exciting profession without any career plan.

  • A glimpse of Indian society

    The very beginning of Aarushi by India based eminent journalist Avirook Sen reminds me of the opening lines of The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing.

  • Talking about mundane things

    Pother Pore is a book of poems about human love and relationship.

  • Celebrating adolescence in enigmatic past

    Even people with little idea about the settings of a cadet college would tell you that life inside it is a cautious catwalk on a shuddering ramp.

  • When river turns red

    The book 'River of my Blood' is divided into ten chapters, each named after the months in Bangla. The story starts in the month...

  • A plea for personal space

    Ever since the Ekushey Boimela this year, friends have been posting excerpts from a book, Nimishei Nishiddho Tumi.

  • Victimized masses and unsatisfied souls

    ... neither India nor any other South Asian country should exhibit superfluous eagerness to butter up the western powers all the time. Each state should have its own individual values and principles to determine its policies on development.

  • A singular woman's tale

    The Firebird is a story told by a woman (who is nameless) about herself and her life in a village in what is now Poshchimbongo in India.

  • Story of simple problems of life

    Danielle Steel is a popular American novelist and has written 142 books--98 of which are novels—and she has sold more than 800 million copies.

  • The Lost Gods

    In The Sleeping Army, Freya went to Hel and back. She fought dragons, fled fire and outwitted giants - all to restore eternal youth to the Norse Gods.

  • Bangladesh: Reform Agenda for Local Governance

    Local government is a constitutionally mandated system in our country.

  • The life journey of a theatre actress

    Binodini is the life story adapted from her two autobiographical notes titled My Story and My Stage Acting.

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    Muhammad Zamir has worn, and continues to wear, different hats. A former career diplomat...

  • Story of Quarter Century of Development

    When Azizur Rahman Khan writes something on the economy of Bangladesh, one needs to take note.

  • Tribute to a scholar

    They remember him as a loving husband and as an inspiring father. Other articles are written by his relatives, colleagues, students and friends in great admiration. In their portrayal, Prof. Rehman is illustrated as an exceptionally gentle, compassionate, amiable and vastly knowledgeable person.

  • Wisdom of a Revivalist

    Sri Chaitanya Deb (1486-1533) was an interesting and charismatic personality of the 16th century in Bengal, Assam, Orissa and across the eastern India.

  • Still struggling after 1971…..

    MR Harun-Ar-Rashid is a renowned author, economist, researcher and columnist.

  • A Fugitive's Pendulous Mind

    This monumental novel speaks of the phenomena that can persuade people to commit crimes, the inner torment that forces people to burn with a feeling of guilt and the ultimate expiation offenders go through while playing cat and mouse with their conscience.

  • The Lighter Side of History

    I am not sure if I can call it the lighter side of history, or, more appropriately, history off the beaten track...

  • On the eve of India partition…

    To me, Aynakhal Tea Estate is a metaphor for a world unknown to all but only those who work there: the British Mangers and Assistant Managers, the Bengali Clerks known as Babus, and the workers called Coolies. This world is a lot different from the one we live in; for it has its own rules, its own code of conduct, and challenges and dangers ...

  • From Subjective Impulses to Universal Echoes

    This is how I sent a message through a social network to poet Nahid Kaiser expressing my eagerness to read her latest book...

  • My Days in National Book Centre

    Fazle Rabbi had a long professional career; almost twenty years in Bangla Academy which is considered a great centre for Bangla culture and literature.

  • Purple Hibiscus

    Purple Hibiscus is set in Nigeria at a time when the country was on a verge of a military takeover. Just before this takeover..

  • Flash Point

    An explosive yet poignant account of the lives of those who walk the red carpet and those who photograph them.

  • Struggling since 1971..

    Mr Harun-Ar-Rashid is a renowned author, economist, researcher and columnist. Despite being a graduate of Accounting he has written on a wide array of social & political causes/issues. The author has published 40 different books so far as a social novel, research papers, stories and so on.

  • Private Life of the Mughals of India (1526-1803 A.D.)

    Bringing to life the opulent, sometimes scandalous, private lives of the Mughals of India, Private Life leaves no detail untouched: their food, drink, clothes

  • Aesthetics in Poetic Pandemonium

    Depoeticized Rhapsody is, oxymoronically speaking, a poetic endeavor that aims at delineating the constantly changing modern lifestyle. Justifiably enough,