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  • Monsoon

    You scowl at the bleak arid earth

  • Life and Peace
    Life and Peace

    The apartment is quiet when Sarah wakes up this morning. She doesn&...

  • A Well-Wisher
    A Well-Wisher

    An unexpected visitor suddenly entered into my office. I stood up...

  • Boimela Picks: 'Super Fun Stories that Rhyme Too!'

    Amirul Islam -- a teacher of Bengali Children's Literature is publishing a book of 6 rhyming stories, this year at the Boimela -- 'A Cat Named Katus Kutus in the Grassland'!

  • The Runaway Stories

    ‘Runaway' is the latest of Alice Munro's collection of short stories about women of all ages and circumstances, their lives and

  • Boimela Picks: ''Is it a crow? Is it a man? Oh well...''

    Don't think I'm crazy when I say this book is meant for people aged from eight to eighty and over! You may read it to your child as a bedtime story, at the same time you may laugh and sigh while reading it as a political satire.


    Schools are burnt, houses torched

  • Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar 2016 announced

    The "Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar 2016" is announced in seven categories ahead of the Ekushey Book Fair.

  • Second Language: Acaptor or a liberator?

    It was a pleasant morning. The summer sun without its usual needle-sharp rays had brightened the vast airport. Very likely last night's

  • The unsolved mystery of Elena Ferrante

    Elena Ferrante is an Italian novelist in her 70s who has been producing published work for about 25 years. But it was only four years

  • The Dome of Silence

    We all are confined,

  • A courageous martyr

    Faraaz is our proven brave heart

  • Meghmallar

    Jamunacharya, the renowned philosopher of Takshashila, was grinding away on a complicated version of mimamsha, an orthodox

  • The Poet and Her World

    Undoubtedly celebrated bilingual poet, storyteller and writer Shamim Azad is one of the best known Bengali poets in England. Also her

  • Shankha Ghosh selected for India’s highest lit award

    Noted Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh has been selected for the highest literary honour in India, the 2016 Jnanpith Award.

  • Meghmallar

    (Continued from the last issue) Prodyumna gaped at the elderly man in surprise. What secret might he want to share with someone he had known only for a day?

  • A long influence

    'Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock'(1915) is a landmark modern poem written by T.S. Eliot in the sense is that it broke all

  • My love for you

    My mind floats gently on the romance

  • Meghmallar

    Prodyumna saw the man for the first time at the temple of Dasaparmita, the ten perfections, when people came to watch the snake

  • Three POEMS

    Is there a silver moonstone for me

  • Her Last Sigh

    He had walked miles with a trembling heart

  • Nobel laureate Bob Dylan

    Dylan muses on honor and surprise of Nobel prize

    Nobel laureate Bob Dylan sends a message thanking the Swedish academy for awarding him the Nobel prize for literature, an honor the American singer and songwriter believes is about as likely as "standing on the moon."

  • The new plot against America

    In his novel The Plot Against America, Philip Roth imagines two years of alternative history for the United States.


    Every morning I wake up with a fear, After so many sweet dreams

  • Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

    Laureates to receive Nobels, except Bob Dylan

    In the absence of rock icon Bob Dylan, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is to be the star of Nobel ceremonies when he receives his Peace Prize in Oslo, crowning an achievement that came close to failing at the finish line.

  • To Jenny

    Daddy died, Black beard grew: mommy left me.

  • Sweet Springtime Snapshot

    Springtime in Melbourne, her fifth time in this abode of blood-ties and new generation, but her first in this season of renewal.

  • Galloping through a park

    Beneath the dissolved, age eaten luminous stone,

  • Two Poems

    Renowned poets from all over the country

  • One of our own

    This was 1973. Bangladesh had been born only about two years before. I was on my way back to Dhaka after attending a seminar in Belgrade, capital of the then Yugoslavia.

  • Coetzee's Jesus

    Sometimes the web of obscurity becomes visibly so obvious to the viewer that such obscurity emerges as clarity.

  • The flawed brilliance of Bob Dylan

    Ever since he appeared on the New York folk scene, presenting himself as an anonymous exile from a place of no distinct identity – “My name it means nothing, my age it means less, the country I come from it's called the Midwest” – Bob Dylan has worked to elude definition.


    Two pieces of roti or a red earthen plateful