Anindya J Ayan

Online Journalist at The Daily Star

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Pahela Baishakh, Halkhata, and memories

Are the Bangla New Year and Halkhata celebrations today similar to the way they were back in the ‘50's or ‘60’s? How did Bangalis welcome the New Year in those days?

March 7, 2016
March 7, 2016

Where have all the flowers gone?

Mass urbanisation takes its toll on Dhaka by erasing the scopes for the young ones to have a healthy childhood. The city is no longer child friendly as it fails to provide the amenities and...

February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016

In remembrance of Jibanananda Das

Today is the 118th birth anniversary of poet Jibanananda Das, a legend in Bengali literature. We remember him in this day with the greatest reverence.

February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016

Web Review: Dhaka’s history in Facebook

Facebook group ‘DHAKA - 400 years History in Photographs’, has startling photographs of the city and its people from the pages of history.

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

[WATCH] History of Dhaka’s origin

Dhaka, one of the oldest metropolises in this part of the subcontinent, has crossed the enviable milestone of 400 years. The city, founded by the Mughals in the 17th century, was the economic...

January 23, 2016
January 23, 2016

[WATCH] Happy Birthday, Nayak Raj!

In his bright career that began in the 1960s, Razzak has acted in over three hundred films in Bengali and Urdu. Acting for nearly five decades, Razzak acclaimed vast popularity and has been widely...

December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015

[WATCH NOW] Poramaati-- A tale from ’71

A reverence in honour of the intellectual sons of this soil who became martyrs on this very day in 1971.

December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015

Reminiscing Freedom in the Air

Kamal Lohani, the eminent journalist reminisces the Victory Day on December 16, 1971...

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015

Web Review: Facebook for Foodies

Planning to try out a new restaurant, or looking for somewhere to hang out with friends while munching on your favourite snacks, or maybe you are looking for the perfect place to go for a candle...

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

Web Review: Facebook to solve your desperate needs

The Facebook group, Desperately Seeking- Dhaka, is an interesting initiative by social media activists to engage a vast number of Facebook users under one banner to share their problems, queries...