• Friday, February 27, 2015

Star People

Published Date: February 21, 2015
Fading words

Fading words

As we step over the threshold of the Northbrook Public Library, the sight of high ceilings, tall ornate bookshelves and the wonderful smell of old books transports us back to a different time. Built during the British Era, on Farashganj Road in Old Dhaka, the Northbrook Hall with its red brick walls is...

Published Date: February 21, 2015
The Literary Den

The Literary Den

People familiar with Bangla literature know this place as one of the main hubs for intellectuals. The on going adda (rendezvous) of famous poets such as Al Mahmud, Hasan Hafizur Rahman, Sayed Atiqullah, AllauddinAl Azad, Abu Zafar Obaydullah, Sanjib Dutta, Nirmolendu Gun, Abul Hasan and many more popularised the joint as 'The' den...

Published Date: February 21, 2015
The Birth of Art

The Birth of Art

Northbrook Hall, located inside the famous Laalkuthi, at Farashgonj, on the north bank of the Buriganga River, is the first of its kind in Dhaka. The stage wings, seating structure and the high ceilings reflect the architectural styles from the British period. A visit to the hall showcases European styled doors and windows,...

Published Date: February 21, 2015
February 21

February 21

Every year on February 21, many of us try to relive the revolution fought in 1952. We wonder about the past, try to understand the thoughts and actions of our ancestors; make an effort to comprehend the passion and love they nurtured for the language. Following the footsteps of the famous names and...