Elita Karim

Elita Karim

Glad to be alive!

Singer; Writer; Editor of Arts and Entertainment, The Daily Star; Loves books, visuals, sleep and eating bowls of apples, pears and oranges.

June 25, 2021
June 25, 2021

The book that I would like to read

Today I would like to talk about a book that I have been waiting to read for a very long time. After years of procrastination, luckily, I finally got hold of a copy and decided to write my thoughts...

June 18, 2021
June 18, 2021

A tribute to my father and his bookshelf

Last week, we marked the 10th year of my father’s death, on June 15th. Every year since we lost him, I would make it a point to post little stories about him from my childhood, on social media. I...

June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021

My learning from Anne Frank as she turns 92

Not all books fulfil the purpose of exploring metaphors or offering a thrilling ending for readers to remember for ages to come. Some books are simply there to create a bridge between generations...

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

Of books and nostalgia

There is something very interesting about how certain smells take you back in time, very much like a time machine would, if it ever existed.

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

The case for a national inventory of intangible cultural heritage

When Shadhona was granted accreditation by the UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in December 2019, it was definitely a special...

April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021

‘Anubhutir Abhidhan’: A peek into the world of Tahsan Khan

As a lover of books and music, it is no surprise that I would pick up Anubhutir Abhidhan (Addhayan Prokashoni, 2021), a book of musings, stories, and poems written by Tahsan Khan— singer,...

April 2, 2021
April 2, 2021

Challenges for young journalists: Pointers by Rita Nahar

DRU is an excellent platform for young journalists, providing ample opportunities for seniors and juniors in this profession to work together to solve problems, and discuss various issues. Our...

November 28, 2020
November 28, 2020

In his words: The last conversation with Aly Zaker

I have written my life story from the time that I can remember till early 1971. It was published by Ittadi Prokashoni. The one I am writing is the second part where I talk about my philosophy of...

October 13, 2020
October 13, 2020

Ananta Jalil’s dangerous tirade

One of the proverbs that I have grown to dislike, especially in the last many years is—ek haathe taali baaje na (you need two hands to clap), roughly translating to, a deed is done only if two or...

September 12, 2020
September 12, 2020

Gazi Nafis Ahmed’s take on visual arts

Gazi Nafis Ahmed is a visual artist working in Spain. His pictures portray visual stories, highlighting unseen or ignored realities.