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

  • Sweet Springtime Snapshot
    Sweet Springtime Snapshot

    Springtime in Melbourne, her fifth time in this abode of blood-ties...

  • One of our own
    One of our own

    This was 1973. Bangladesh had been born only about two years before...


    Two pieces of roti or a red earthen plateful


    From ransacked temples and torched ancestral homestead,

  • Nobel Prize winning litterateur VS Naipaul,inaugurates,Dhaka Lit Fest 2016,Finance Minister AMA Muhith,Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor,present

    Dhaka Lit Fest 2016: VS Naipaul raises the curtains

    Nobel Prize winning litterateur VS Naipaul inaugurates the Dhaka Literary Festival, with this the three-day festival kicks off at the Bangla Academy premises.

  • Dhaka Literary Festival

    VS Naipaul to inaugurate Dhaka Lit Fest Nov 17

    Nobel Prize winning litterateur VS Naipaul is coming to Bangladesh to attend the Dhaka Literary Festival that will be held at the Bangla Academy on November 17-19.

  • A Sojourn in Time

    My long desired visit to Meghalaya this year in fact pushed me back to the landscape of the days we spent here taking refuge in 1971

  • Humayun Ahmed, Bangla literature, remembrance, birthday, best story teller, contemporary writer

    In remembrance of Humayun Ahmed

    Humayun Ahmed is the most celebrated writer of contemporary time and one of the best story tellers in the history of Bangla literature.

  • Into the Heart of Bengal

    If literary delights are more to the taste than culinary, George Thompson englishes the improvised songs of the palky-bearers taking

  • Nothing is Lost

    He watched from his window as the seasons changed. There was no yearning in his gaze, just a weary observer looking through glass


    The diurnal and the nocturnal gyrations of the earth, the magnetic and gravitational attraction and repulsion of the celestial spheres

  • Into the Heart of Bengal

    “Most men carry weapons of defence with them. I carry none. A revolver was offered me before I started but I declined it. My

  • The Other Handmaid's Tale

    I happened to be living in California when the twin towers were destroyed and, although a long way from New York, I observed


    This is 'youth' and the religion of 'youth'. We have no other country, no nation, no religion. Their cantonment belongs to no country,

  • Bob Dylan breaks silence on Nobel Prize

    American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature earlier this month, has finally told the Swedish Academy that he will accept the prize.

  • In This Winter

    And these buildings wearing out this winter's heart –

  • Monster in Us

    Nowadays I dream too much


    My dear younger brothers!


    Bernard Bergonzi, poet, literary critic and novelist, died on 20 September at the age of 87. He was born in the Southeast London suburb

  • Smells of a Frozen Fire

    So weird a moon is now up,

  • The $900,000 question behind Dylan's Nobel

    Many writers might give their right arm to be paid almost $1 million to deliver a lecture. But Bob Dylan's silence since he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature might mean he never sees the award money.

  • Bob Dylan still silent on Nobel literature prize win

    Twenty-four hours after awarding Bob Dylan the Nobel prize for literature, the Swedish Academy says it had still not managed to speak to the reclusive US singer.

  • Seafarers

    The sea holds the ship like one might hold a gemstone, lightly gripped between the tips of its forefingers, stuttering. It tries to be

  • Are you a mere portrait painted on canvas?

    Are you a mere portrait painted on canvas?

  • Awaking

    I shall be waiting for you

  • The Blackbird

    On the beautiful wings of the Blackbird,

  • Ephemeral Love

    The news took us all by great surprise. Some of us were shocked, and others were very upset. One friend Mahbub, who

  • Hope

    The pale colour of an exhausted day

  • Mamunur Rashid's Oeuvre

    Mamunur Rashid's Oeuvre

    Many of the theatre persons of Bangladesh left the country in 1971 for Calcutta and had an active exposure to the stage productions of the city.


    Rabindranath keeps awake by you every day...

  • The Allusion

    My paradise is regained...

  • The Investigative Report

    The Investigative Report

    The dead body of a seemingly unknown young man...